Governor Mutua reveals new plan for miraa farmers

Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader and presidential aspirant Dr Alfred Mutua has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to constitute a team that will secure global markets for miraa (khat) produce. The Machakos Governor said he is ready to lead a delegation and even act as a special envoy to go out and lobby foreign markets for the crop, mainly grown in the Eastern region of Meru and Embu. “I have been in Meru and Embu region to listen to issues that affect its people and they left no doubt that…

Early identification of prehypertension as a preventive measure can avert associated morbidity and death

Deaths due to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are projected to rise to 55 percent by the year 2030 On this World Hypertension Day, Kenya’s largest hypertension screening programme, AstraZeneca’s Healthy Heart Africa (HHA), has marked a six-year milestone of action against hypertension, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and implementing partners the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and the Academic Model Providing Access to Health Care (AMPATH). This comes as a new study reveals an overall burden of 54.5% and 20.8% for prehypertension and hypertension respectively, out of a…