Healthcare CSOs call for increased budgetary allocations

CSOs in the health sector have called on the BBI Taskforce to ensure that the health sector is allocated adequate funding. In the last two financial years, the health ministry’s budget rose from KSh60.3 billion in 2016/17 to KSh90.01 billion in 2018/19, an increase of 49%. The current financial year the docket was allocated 92.3b. And with the affordable healthcare national rollout getting ready it was expected that the funding were to be increased further The CSOs are saying that the current budget needs to be further enhanced to prevent Kenyans from dipping…

UD Trucks Make a comeback to the East African market

UD Trucks has long been a major player in the Eastern African market. Yet 2020 is set to be a landmark year for the Japanese brand that is fully owned by the Volvo Group, as it rolls out ambitious new plans for its operations in Kenya. CMC Motors Ltd, a motor dealer with a rich legacy spanning over 70 years in Kenya and the regional market is the dealer of choice appointed by UD Trucks to continue with the dedicated development, advancement and expansion of the brand both locally and…

PRODUCT REVIEW: Vivo Y19 the ultimate battery phone

Choosing the right smartphone is definitely a mind-boggling task these days as the market is flooded with hundreds of phones that are quite able to make a difference with their quality features. Many brands are putting their best foot forward to add to their clientele. Owing to this stiff competition, users have a plethora of options to choose from. On the one hand where some brands are struggling to get more and more buyers, there are brands that have proved their worth and are known out and out. Vivo is…

Uhuru,Raila mourn death of Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori

President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga are among leaders who have sent their condolence messages to the family and friends of Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori who died on Monday morning. The family confirmed the passing on of the youthful MP on Monday morning at the Aga Khan Hospital in Mombasa. Reports indicate that   he passed on at around 5 am at the hospital where he has been receiving treatment for cancer. His body has been moved from the hospital to his rural home in Ghazi, Kwale County for…

Ian Njoroge clinches Johnnie Walker series finale

Handicap 17 Ian Njoroge was imperious form as he emerged the winner of the Johnnie Walker Grand Finale at Vet Lab golf course. Four pars in the front nine and six in the back nine was all he needed to earn a Kenya Open Pro-Am Qualification slot. The winner will nevertheless cool his heels until a new date for the European Tour Kenya Open is determined. The Kenya Open was postponed indefinitely following a government directive to ban all international events and meetings in the next 30 days. Apart from…

Emirates to allow customers change destination due to Corona virus

Emirates Airlines has introduced waiver policy for all booked tickets issued from 7 March until 31 March 2020, allowing customers across its network to change their travel dates without change and reissuance fees. The move provides Emirates’ customers with an option to change their travel plans due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Customers can change their booking to any date for travel within an 11 month date range in the same booking class without change penalties. Difference in fare, if applicable applies. The policy covers all existing destinations across the…