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Kenyatta Hints At Reopening The Economy After 2-Month Closure

Kenyatta Hints At Reopening The Economy After 2-Month Closure

President Uhuru Kenyatta Saturday hinted at a possibility of relaxing current COVID-19 containment measures which include a nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew and restrictions of movement into and out of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale and Mandera. The dusk to dawn was issued on March 27 and has been extended twice by a further 21 days in measures […]

Tanzanian Doctors Sound Alarm Over Hidden Coronavirus Cases

Tanzanian Doctors Sound Alarm Over Hidden Coronavirus Cases

The Tanzanian government’s tepid response to COVID-19 and seeming lack of transparency over coronavirus cases is fuelling concern that it is covering up the true extent of the pandemic, according to doctors and health experts in the East African country. The New Humanitarian spoke to five Tanzania-based doctors and medical specialists about the response, either […]

Murders Targeting Women And Children In Some Parts Of Kenya

Murders Targeting Women And Children In Some Parts Of Kenya

A spate of killings targeting women and children in Nyandarua and Laikipia counties has sent shivers down the spines of residents. The murders follow a similar pattern — they happen past midnight and are executed by assailants who rarely steal anything. In most cases, the victims are hacked to death. The murderous gang usually dig […]

Kenyan Chiefs Go Door-To-Door To Stop Female Genital Cutting Amid Coronavirus

Kenyan Chiefs Go Door-To-Door To Stop Female Genital Cutting Amid Coronavirus

Village chiefs in Kenya will make house-to-house checks after reports some rural communities were taking advantage of school closures due to the coronavirus to perform female genital mutilation (FGM) on girls, officials and campaigners said. One in five women and girls aged between 15 and 49 in Kenya have undergone the procedure, which usually involves the […]

Kenya: Teenage Pregnancy Driving 10,000 Girls Out of School Annually

Kenya: Teenage Pregnancy Driving 10,000 Girls Out of School Annually

Cases of teenage pregnancy in the country have remained unchanged with as many as 10,000 girls dropping out of school every year. The latest Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) 2014 paints a gloomy picture of teenage pregnancy and motherhood situation in Kenya. It shows that one in every 5 teenage girls between the ages […]

Another Attack By Al-Shabab In Kenya

Another Attack By Al-Shabab In Kenya

At least 20 innocent lives have been lost as a result of terror attacks that have been carried out in the last two months by suspected Al Shabaab militants. An analysis by Sunday Nation shows that the terror group has this year alone launched 16 attacks which all targeted North Eastern and Coast regions. The […]

200,000 Women To Receive Entrepreneurship Training From WEF

200,000 Women To Receive Entrepreneurship Training From WEF

At least 200,000 women across 47 counties in the country will receive entrepreneurship training and access to capital investment from the Women Enterprise Fund (WEF) this year. This was announced by the organization’s Chief Executive Charles Mwirigi during the commissioning of 36 new trainers who will help meet the organization’s 2020 target. According to Mwirigi, […]

Petrol, Diesel Prices Rise As Kerosene Drops In Kenya

Petrol, Diesel Prices Rise As Kerosene Drops In Kenya

Motorists will pay more for fuel for the next 30 days after prices go up in the latest review by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (Epra). But for households that use kerosene for cooking and lighting, the price has dropped by Sh1.26 per litre. Super petrol and diesel prices went up Sh2.67 and Sh2.13 […]

Kenya, FBI Partner On First Anti-Terror Task Force Outside U.S.

Kenya, FBI Partner On First Anti-Terror Task Force Outside U.S.

Kenya has been chosen as the site for the first US-funded Joint Terrorism Task Force to be located outside the United States, the State Department announced on Monday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a partner in this initiative to build the investigative capacity of a country “on the frontlines of terrorism,” the State […]

Former President Of Kenya, President Moi Dies At 95

Former President Of Kenya, President Moi Dies At 95

Former President Daniel Moi is dead, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced in a presidential proclamation. He was 95 years old. His death was confirmed by his press secretary Lee Njiru. He passed away at night while receiving treatment at Nairobi Hospital.   “It is with profound sadness and sorrow that I announce the passing of […]