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  • 12 Dec 2018 - Kenya will play neighbors Uganda in the quarter finals of the ongoing under 16 Copa Coca Cola Africa cup tomorrow, after finishing top of pool A with six points after thrashing Botswana 3-0.In the tournament played at Nakuru High school, Uganda finished second in...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - The nurses strike last year resulted in increased transmission of HIV from mothers to children in Murang’a county.Murang’a Health executive Joseph Mbai said the nurses union issued orders to its members to stop testing expectant mothers during the strike that lasted...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - Kilifi MCAs have dismissed allegations that ward representatives’ offices are being constructed for Sh1 billion.Speaker Jimmy Kahindi, who was joined by more than 30 MCAs, said they approved a Sh409 million for the five-storey complex.Addressing a press conference...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - Former Machakos senator Johnson Muthama has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to step up the war on graft to rid the country of the vice.He said on Tuesday the Opposition supports the crackdown and will only criticise the wrong things the government does. Muthama said...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - Mandera governor Ali Roba has hit out at the National Treasury over its failure to release the equalization fund to the county.Speaking yesterday at Moi stadium in Mandera town during the Jamhuri Day celebrations, Roba said the national government is holding on Sh14...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - President Uhuru Kenyatta will land in Ahero today before proceeding to commission development projects in Kisumu, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has said.He said Uhuru will open projects including commissioning of Ahero tarmac road, standard gauge railway project...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - Leaders implicated in corruption should own up instead of taking cover behind their tribes, Budalang'i MP Raphael Wanjala has said.He said the ongoing corruption purge is not targetting any particular community. "No government officer has been employed on the basis of...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - Global credit rating agency Moody’s has pointed out high and rising government debt and declining revenue as key factors that weaken Kenyas credit profile.The firm has since February this year maintained Kenya’s credit scores at B2 stable after putting its earlier...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - It is now widely accepted that Public Private Partnerships are necessary to ensure that the country’s developmental targets are met. Through PPP’s, the Government can leverage the private sector’s experience and efficiencies to ensure that projects considered...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - Up to a few years ago, a newspaper columnist who dared argue that what Kenya owed to various lenders was verging on the unsustainable could only expect yawns of indifference.Few readers would go beyond the first few paragraphs of his column.And, indeed, most Kenyans...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - Today Kenya rolls out Universal Healthcare pilot programmes in Kisumu, Nyeri, Isiolo and Machakos.Besides outpatient care, there will be access to medical and surgical services, improved maternal and child healthcare, and enhanced HIV, tuberculosis and malaria...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - The raging debate about the cost-effectiveness of the countrywide programme to equip public hospitals with modern equipment is a healthy discourse that should be encouraged.But the discussions around the Managed Equipment Scheme (MES) should be nourished with facts...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - Having a job is one thing. Job security is another. But readiness to face the aftermath of job loss is essential.Anyone can be devastated after losing a job, more so if it is unexpected. Low-skilled persons, particularly women in rural areas, are faced with grave...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - The future of Team Sky, which has delivered Tour de France wins for Britons Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas, is in doubt after broadcaster Sky announced it will withdraw backing at the end of 2019. Team Sky was launched in January 2010 and has...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - Just 10 days after being awarded the IAAF Athlete of the Year, Olympic champion and world record marathon holder Eliud Kipchoge was overlooked for the Head of State Commendation, once again sparking debate over the criteria used to dish out the national honours....
  • 12 Dec 2018 - Political leaders and security officers from West Pokot and Turkana have discussed how to contain and reduce perennial insecurity.They said dialogue must be maintained, stolen animals must be recovered and thieves punished.The region desperately needs development and...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - Former President Daniel Moi was yesterday afternoon admitted to the Nairobi Hospital for a routine medical check-up.His physician David Silverstein said the former president will spend a couple of nights in the hospital as doctors check on his health."Dr Silverstein...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - Retired Judge Philip Ramsley yesterday failed to show up in a London Court where he is fighting his extradition to Kenya.Ransley was arrested by the UK authorities in July and was later granted bail by the City of Westminster Magistrates Court that same month He fled...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - Is there an ideological war in ODM or mere succession politics? Some party insiders say a silent tussle between liberals and conservatives is starting to take shape. The ideological differences have been linked to the feud between some allies of Party Leader Raila...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in a resplendent red Commander-in-Chief’s ceremonial military uniform during 55th Jamhuri Day celebrations yesterday.His motorcade entered the Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi, a few minutes after 10am. The occasion was marked with...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - Former Kilifi deputy governor Kennedy Kamto was yesterday killed by hooded gunmen at his Nyali residence, along Beach Road.He was shot dead at around 3 am by three hooded gunmen armed with slashers and guns at his home that is situated barely a kilometre from Nyali...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - Six suspects linked to the loss of Sh5.6 billion at the National Cereal and Produce Board are set to be charged before the Anti-corruption court in Kisumu today.The suspects; four NCPB officials, an assistant chief, and a trader were arrested on Monday by EACC...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - The number of dispensaries across Kenya will be doubled, in the biggest effort to improve primary healthcare in Kenya since independence. Currently, Kenya has 5,309 dispensaries, which will be increased by another 4,261, the Ministry of Health said. The announcement...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - Five people living with HIV have petitioned the judiciary to declare unconstitutional a law that makes it illegal to transmit the virus and other sexually transmitted infections. The petitioners said the law makes it almost criminal for HIV-positive people to marry...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - Labourers milled around an unfinished eight-storey building in an expansive field in Konza dotted with zebra and antelope. It was the only visible sign of progress in a decade-old plan to make Kenya into Africa’s leading technology hub by 2030.Grandiose plans, red...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - The ticketing fraud at SGR stations has gone a notch higher, with unsuspecting passengers being given invalid tickets. As most Kenyans rush to book their ride to or from Mombasa this festive season, they should be careful not to be victims of the scam. The most...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - Investment and Industry Principal Secretary Betty Maina wants a National Advisory Board on impact investments be created due to a fast falling fiscal space.Addressing investors and social entrepreneurs during the Kenya Impact dialogue, the PS said the board will...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - Samsung Electronics will cease operations at one of its mobile phone manufacturing plants in China, the company said, as its sales in the world’s biggest smartphone market slumps amid rising competition from lower-cost local rivals.The South Korean company has seen...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - Kenyan Premier League side Kakamega Homeboyz can now forget their financial woes and concentrate on delivering results on the pitch following a Sh15m boost for the County Government of Kakamega.Club chairman Cleophas Shimanyula believes the cash injection provides the...
  • 12 Dec 2018 - The emergence of young and talented tennis players from the International Tennis Federation junior circuits held annually in the country has been credited for Kenya’s return to the lucrative Europe/Africa Zone Group II.The circuits, held thrice a year, have created a...

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