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New Sex Trafficking Routes Identified In Kenya

New Sex Trafficking Routes Identified In Kenya

J’s cousin promised her a well-paid job in India as a housekeeper. Instead, she found herself in a brothel until the United Nations brought her home to Kenya when it was alerted to the human trafficking route. “When I heard there were job vacancies in India, I was so happy,” said J, asking that only […]

Kenyan Female Freedom Fighter Mekatilili wa Menza Celebrated On Google

Kenyan Female Freedom Fighter Mekatilili wa Menza Celebrated On Google

Kenyan female freedom fighter Mekatilili wa Menza, who led the coastal Giriama people to resist British colonial rule in the early 20th century, was honoured by a Google doodle on Sunday in a move widely welcomed by social media users in the country. The doodle on Google search engines in Kenya showed Menza – one […]

Uhuru Goes After Clinics Giving Contraceptives To Young Girls

Uhuru Goes After Clinics Giving Contraceptives To Young Girls

President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered county commissioners to carry out a nationwide crackdown on private clinics offering emergency contraceptives to underage girls. The President says such practitioners are inculcating a culture of sexual promiscuity for sex pests, who procure such services for the girls, and providing “sexual insurance” for the minors. Education Chief Administrative Secretary […]

Kenya Police Arrest Prison Warden Over Rape Of Patient In COVID-19 Quarantine

Kenya Police Arrest Prison Warden Over Rape Of Patient In COVID-19 Quarantine

Kenyan police arrested a prison warden accused of raping a female patient in a COVID-19 isolation facility he was meant to be guarding, a police report said on Friday. It was the latest in a string of incidents highlighting substandard conditions at some government-run coronavirus treatment centre in the East African country. The attack may […]

Free Ambulance Helps Save Mothers And Babies In Kenya Lockdown

Free Ambulance Helps Save Mothers And Babies In Kenya Lockdown

As soon as Kenya introduced a coronavirus curfew, Dr Jemimah Kariuki, an obstetrician-gynaecologist at Nairobi’s Kenyatta Hospital started seeing more death and complications. “Every time I went to the hospital it was fewer numbers but more complications…and when women died alone in childbirth, I was like ‘in 2020?’ You are dying? Alone?” she said. Mothers […]

Kenya Orders Probe Into Rise In Violence Against Women And Girls During Pandemic

Kenya Orders Probe Into Rise In Violence Against Women And Girls During Pandemic

Kenya’s president on Monday ordered an investigation into rising reports of violence against women and girls – including rape, domestic violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage – as a result of coronavirus restrictions. Lockdowns to curb the spread of the new coronavirus have fuelled an upsurge in gender-based violence across the world, with […]

Top Hospitals Running Out Of ICU Beds As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Top Hospitals Running Out Of ICU Beds As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Hospitals are running out of space in Intensive Care Units due to the Covid-19 pandemic that is spreading fast across the country. The facilities are fast getting overwhelmed with critically ill patients that need admission, forcing hospitals to set aside other rooms for the patients. This is despite the Ministry of Health introducing home-based care […]

Kenya Launches Second UN Resolution 1325 Action Plan

Kenya Launches Second UN Resolution 1325 Action Plan

Kenya has launched its second national action plan providing a roadmap for further implementation of the United Nations(UN) resolution on the inclusion of women in peace and security processes passed two decades ago. The 2nd Kenya National Action Plan (2020-2024) developed and launched by the ministries of Public Service and Gender and Interior and Coordination […]

Stigma Keeping Women In Abusive Unions

Stigma Keeping Women In Abusive Unions

When news of the heinous act Mr James Kifo Muriuki meted on his wife broke, it shocked the nation to the core. He allegedly inserted salt, pepper and onions in his wife’s private parts before applying superglue mixed with sand to seal it. Mr Muriuki is said to have returned home that Saturday night from […]

36 Contacts Quarantined In Kisii As 34-Year-Old Woman Tests Positive For COVID-19

36 Contacts Quarantined In Kisii As 34-Year-Old Woman Tests Positive For COVID-19

At least thirty-six contact persons have been quarantined in Kisii after a woman, 34, who recently returned from Mombasa’s Nyali estate tested positive for COVID-19. The 34-year-old is said to be a resident of Nyachogochogo area in Nyamache, Bobasi Constituency. Authorities are yet to reveal how the woman managed to leave Mombasa and travel through […]