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  • - The National Assembly has requested the senate to appoint 11 senators to join a 22-member ad hoc committee to amend the constitution. The national assembly side is being led by Ainabkoi lawmaker  Samuel Chepkonga. The ad-hoc committee will be mandated to steer the process of entrenching NG-CDF, the…
  • - Standard Eight and Grade Six learners commenced their national examinations Monday morning without any major hitches or incidents being reported. Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu who officially kick-started the distribution of this year’s KCPE and KPSEA examination papers in Mombasa…
  • - Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) vice chair Juliana Cherera will this morning appear before Parliament committee over petitions seeking her ouster and three other commissioners. Cherera will be defending herself in the morning from 10 am while Irene Marsit who had filed a…
  • - It was pomp and colour as several youth and women, both reformed warriors and form four leavers, graduated at Masol Northern Rangelands Trust Conservancy along the remote border of West Pokot and Turkana counties after completing three-months short courses. The NRT has partnered with the United…
  • - Monday 28th of November 2022, the pioneer class of the  Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) together with  the class of 2022 candidates sitting the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education will write their exams that will run for a consecutive 3 days. The Kenya National Examinations…
  • - President of Burundi Evariste Ndayishimiye has arrived in the country to launch the Third Inter-Congolese Dialogue that will begin in Nairobi Monday afternoon.  He was received by Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Dr. Alfred Mutua on Sunday afternoon at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.…
  • - Africa produces only one per cent of its routine vaccines. This leaves the region dependent on imports for its vaccine needs, and makes it vulnerable to a vaccine crisis during health emergencies. In this episode of Africa Science Focus, Ebere Okereke, senior technical advisor at the Tony Blair…
  • - PHOTO: ITU Deputy Secretary-General Malcolm Johnson Huawei has signed a global commitment to join the International Telecommunication Union’s Partner2Connect digital alliance, which will bring connectivity to about 120 million people in remote areas in more than 80 countries by 2025. Liang Hua,…
  • - President William Ruto has called on Kenyans to ignore any agitation that would create negative energy in the country. The President who spoke during the commemoration of the Silver Jubilee of Citam Karen, urged Kenyans to work with his government in growing the economy. The President who was…
  • - 36 people have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 450 tested in the last 24 hours with total confirmed positive cases are now at 341,496 . 16 are male while 20 are female with the youngest being 12 years while the oldest is 92 years old. The... The post 36 test positive for Covid-19…
  • - Former Marakwet West MP William Kisang has won the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket during nominations for the Elgeyo Marakwet senate race.  In the hotly contested race, Kisang floored 20 other aspirants to be declared winner by UDA county returning officer Nicodemus Bore. He garnered…
  • - Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) has arrested Ibrahim Ngamau Wangari, who was posing as an EACC Investigator and extorting money from individuals purportedly to “protect them from investigations.”   Ngamau was escorted to Integrity Centre Police Station and later to Kilimani Police…
  • - Nature enthusiasts on Saturday interacted with nature by taking part in competitive yet fun activities in Kereita Forest, which forms part of the larger Aberdare Forest. During the 8th edition of the Kereita Forest Challenge whose theme for this year was “Our Forests, Our future”, Kiambu Water and…
  • - The number of children who missed a measles vaccine dose reached 40 million in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a WHO statement said on Wednesday. “Measles vaccination coverage has steadily declined since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, a record high of nearly 40 million children…
  • - Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered all-out efforts to rescue the injured after a fire at a plant in central China’s Henan Province. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, asked authorities to console the…
  • - Two more African countries have made clear their intentions to build nuclear power plants with assistance from Moscow, and develop their nuclear power industry. Speaking during an international nuclear energy forum held in Sochi, Russia this week, Burundi’s Minister of Hydraulics, Energy and Mines…
  • - As the impacts of climate change continue to be felt across the world, pressure on water supply and pasture for livestock is becoming evident. Experts now say meat could soon be out of the menu with the fall back position being a shift in culinary tastes to insect consumption. Speaking... The post…
  • - The Kenya EdTech Summit 2022 kicked off in Nairobi Wednesday with the government reiterating its commitment to work with all stakeholders in furtherance of education and technology to achieve sustainable learning in Kenya. Representing the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mr…
  • - A stunning late comeback from Japan saw four-time winners Germany fall to a shock 1-2 defeat in their opening World Cup game in Qatar. Germany dominated a frenetic match for large spells but failed to capitalise on their pressure – before Japan caused the Khalifa International Stadium to erupt into…
  • - Kenya has secured Ksh 120 billion ($1 billion) from South Korea to support various development projects. The money will go to health, ICT and agriculture programmes, technical training and vocational education, the Sagana Industrial Park, affordable housing, energy, infrastructure and urban…
  • - Huawei has signed a global commitment to join the International Telecommunication Union’s Partner2Connect digital alliance, which will bring connectivity to about 120 million people in remote areas in more than 80 countries by 2025. Liang Hua, Chairman of Huawei, announced the decision at the…
  • - The drama series is scheduled to debut on Thursday, November 24. Showmax hosted an exclusive premiere of its new crime drama series Pepeta on Tuesday 22 November ahead of its Thursday launch. Held at Nairobi Street Kitchen in Westlands, the event was hosted by media personality Amina Abdi Rabar.…
  • - Eight police officers from the disbanded Special Services Unit of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations accused of being behind the disappearance of two Indian nationals and their taxi driver have accused the Director of Public Prosecutions of failure to obey a court order to have them undergo…
  • - Croatia, runners-up four years ago, started their World Cup campaign with a goalless draw against a well-drilled Morocco at Al Bayt Stadium. Only four players from their final defeat by France in 2018 started this game and they lacked an attacking spark throughout, but came closest through Nikola…
  • - 119 people have tested positive for covid-19 from a sample size of 1,691, the Ministry of Health announced Wednesday. Out of the confirmed cases, 68 are male while 51 are female; the youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 86 years old. This pushes the total confirmed positive... The…
  • - Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi has been dealt a blow after the county assembly rejected five of his 10 nominees to his cabinet. The five who were rejected Wednesday were said to lack the requisite authority and knowledge to man the dockets which they were nominated to run. According to the... The…
  • - The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has hiked the base lending rate by 50 basis points in a bid to tame rising inflation and shield the economy from global risks. The Monetary Policy Committee of CBK in its sitting Wednesday raised the interest rates from 8.25pc to 8.75pc in a... The post CBK hikes…
  • - Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Water, Sanitation and Irrigation, Alice Wahome, distributed over 10,000 fruit and indigenous trees to the residents of Kandara constituency, urging them to embrace tree planting during the rainy season in order to increase forest cover. Speaking during the launch of a…
  • - Detectives based in Bomet have launched a manhunt for a suspect who sodomised a drunk man after locking him up in his house for over 10 hours. In the bizarre incident that occurred in Mosonik village of Kyogong location in Chepalungu, the man who was on a drinking spree at... The post Sleuths on…
  • - Standard Chartered has seen its profit after tax for the nine months period through September rise 37pc to reach Ksh 8.7 billion from Ksh 6.5 billion. The lender attributes the profit growth to higher growth in non-funded income which increased 16pc to Ksh 8.8 billion from Ksh 7.6 billion recorded…
  • - Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof. Kithure Kindiki is assuring residents of North Rift region that the government is exploring every possible avenue aimed at dealing with insecurity in the region once and for all. “Working closely with stakeholders, the Government is pursuing lasting solutions to…
  • - The African Risk Capacity (ARC) Limited has rolled out a reinsurance program for small to medium-scale farmers in Africa to guard against the impact of climate change. ARC Chief Executive Officer Lesley Ndlovu has said this year alone, the insurer has paid out over $60 million in claims in the...…
  • - The government of Kenya has been lauded for its peacekeeping efforts around the continent by the American government. In a meeting with Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, General Michael E. Langley, Combatant Commander for the United States Africa Command said it was commendable that Kenya, as an…
  • - Police have arrested three robbery suspects involved in a phone snatching incident in Nyali. The suspects who are alleged to have stolen two mobile phones were arrested on Tuesday evening after their escape plan failed. According to a report by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the…
  • - Femi was awarded Best Female Rap Act at the ward ceremony over the weekend. Award-winning Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones has congratulated Kaka Empire’s Femi One on her AFRIMMA win. Taking to social media, Jones said he had always believed in her and called her award the “biggest win for East...…
  • - Public Service, Affirmative Action and Gender, Cabinet Secretary Aisha Jumwa has declared war against Gender-Based Violence perpetrators and those behind the killings of the elderly in Kilifi County. Speaking during thanksgiving prayers at Ganda grounds in Malindi, Jumwa warned those committing…
  • - The series will debut on KBC Channel 1 on November 28th. Foxton Media has unveiled the first trailer for upcoming military drama series Mpakani scheduled to premiere on KBC Channel 1 on Monday, November 28th at 10 PM. The series revolves around a Special Intervention Unit (SIU) of the…
  • - Demand for poultry products is on the rise in Kenya driven by an emerging middle-class created in existing and new urban settlements as a result of Devolution.   To feed the appetite, an estimated 1.5 million birds are slaughtered weekly from a population of some 35 million fowls being fed for...…
  • - Protests have erupted at the world’s biggest iPhone factory in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, according to footage circulated widely online. Videos show hundreds of workers marching, with some confronted by people in hazmat suits and riot police. Those livestreaming the protests said workers were…
  • - Information, Communication and Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo is vouching for partnership between Kenya and Korea in the digital space. The CS who is part of the delegation accompanying President William Ruto to Korea says this will help in turning around the country’s digital…
  • - Car and General Trading Limited has joined over 48,000 Lions Clubs globally to channel some of its Corporate Social Responsibility programs through the Lion Club Nairobi, Cargen. David Chesoni, the President received  the Charter for his Club from  Shehzan Luhar the  Governor of District 411A of…
  • - The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has moved to court seeking to recover a grabbed public land worth Ksh 100 million.  In a statement on twitter, EACC has accused former Commissioner of Lands Sammy Mwaita of irregularly transferring the piece of land to his brother Hillary Kipkorir…
  • - Kenya has received a donation of 25,000 metric tonnes of wheat from Ukraine that will be distributed to Counties severely affected by the ongoing drought.  Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua says the donation was presented to his office by the Ukrainian Ambassador to Kenya Andriy Pravednyk who paid…
  • - Kaberia used the KBC logo to create an art piece in honour of the World Cup. String artist Victor Kaberia visited the KBC studios recently to discuss his art, his journey into string art and to offer a piece in honour of KBC hosting the World Cup. String art, often... The post Victor Kaberia talks…
  • - Tiger Brands has announced Polycarp Igathe as Chief Growth Officer – Rest of Africa and Zayd Abrahams as its Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer effective 1 December 2022 and 1 January 2023 respectively, reporting to company CEO, Noel Doyle. Igathe is a former Tiger Brands employee who served as…
  • - The African Union has welcomed the commemoration of the Second Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development (PCRD) Awareness Week this month of November 2022. Since the adoption of the AU PCRD Policy in 2006, significant achievements, both normative and operational, have been registered. In a…
  • - The World Health Organization (WHO) is working to compile an updated list of priority pathogens that can cause future outbreaks or pandemics, the UN agency announced on Monday.  WHO is convening over 300 scientists who will consider the evidence on over 25 virus families and bacteria, as well as “…
  • - Defending champions France delivered a powerful statement of intent by outclassing Australia 4-1 as Olivier Giroud equalled Thierry Henry’s all-time scoring record for the national team. France have lost a host of players in the build-up to the tournament, including key striker Karim Benzema, but…
  • - The event makes a comeback after a two-year hiatus owing to COVID-19. The 20th annual Lamu cultural festival kicks off on Thursday with thousands of guests and tourists expected to attend the event after the alleviation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched in 2000, the festival is normally marked in…
  • - As this year’s World Water Week draws to a close, our reporter Michael Kaloki investigates Africa’s growing water needs – and how to improve infrastructure and management to meet them. Farmer Carol Mwangi tells Africa Science Focus why her efforts to overcome water challenges have left her in debt…