People with Visual Impairment will still exercise their rights to Vote

People with Visual Impairment will have to be assisted to vote on August 9. This is after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) failed to provide braille ballot papers. According to Manyonge Simuyu Isaac- disability service officer and member of DICC/IEBC, braille ballot papers will not serve secrecy of the ballot for voters with Visual Impairment. A person known to and accompanying the voter or designated by the voter would be the first preference for assisting the voter to vote. Such persons would generally be required to be of…

Kenya Golf Team emerge victorious as they win the Victoria cup Tournament

Team Kenya, led by the captain Dennis Maara, walloped Uganda 7-3 in the final round singles matches on 31st July 2022 to clinch the Victoria cup with a resounding 21-5 margin as the curtains came down on the annual tournament at Limuru Country Club. It was not smooth sailing though for the hosts as Uganda put up a better performance on the  final day winning three matches and narrowly losing three games on hole number 18. The final round matches were reduced to a mere formality after team Kenya garnered…

William Ruto Leads Current IRS Presidential poll at 53 percent ahead of Raila 42.7 per cent.

By Nemuel Ondima A recent poll by Intel Research Solutions (IRS) has indicated an increase in support for William Ruto as the preferred Presidential candidate just a week before the August general election. With a total of 29,857 respondents across Kenya’s 47 counties using the Electronic Database SMS Broadcasting Data gathering methodology via SMS, the IRS estimates Dr. Ruto’s popularity to be 53.1per cent and Mr. Odinga’s to be 44.2per cent. Roots Party Presidential candidate George Wajakoya is now in third place with a popularity rating of 1.4per cent, while…

Victoria’s Cup 5th Edition takes place in Limuru

The opening ceremony of the 5th Edition of the amateur Victoria Golf Cup took place today afternoon at the Limuru County Club in Kiambu County. Speaking during the opening ceremony Chairman of the Kenya Golf Union Njani Ndiritu said; ” the sport golf has been growing over the years and this has been possible through growing the talent of youth participating in the sport. At the Kenya Golf Union we are Cognizant that 30% of the players are youths. Also present during the opening ceremony was Team Manager of Team…

Jackson Mbuthia, Chief Commercial Officer, SGA Group Holdings.

SGA Security has appointed Jackson Mbuthia as its new Chief Commercial Officer. In his new role, Jackson Mbuthia will spearhead the company’s commercial activities including identification and development of new business opportunities for SGA Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Jackson has previously held senior management positions in the banking and private security sectors having led teams in project management, business process mapping as well as business development. Jackson Mbuthia currently serves as a board member of the Private Security Regulatory Authority having been appointed to the Board in November 2019. He was…

Kenya’s blue economy plan can be boosted by conserving the Mangrove forest

The Kenya Platform on Climate Governance (KPCG) urges the government to conserve the Mangrove forest along the coastline saying that the conservation of the Mangrove forests could influence the magnitude and duration of Kenya’s benefit from her planned blue economy. In a statement released on the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, Anne Tek, the National Coordinator for the KPCG said conserving the mangroves will improve the coastal environment and boost the contribution of the blue economy to the national GDP. “Mangroves provide breeding grounds for the…

Kenya to host the 2022 Victoria Cup

Kenya will be hosting this year’s Victoria cup, an event between Kenya and Uganda at Limuru country club  This will take place from July 28th to 31st, where each team will be represented by 10 players. Today we are pleased to announce the teamof 10 that will represent Kenya in this year’s Victoria cup.” Said Mr.Njani Ndiritu, chairman Kenya Golf Union. Since it’s inauguration in 2016, Kenya has won the event three times and lost to the Ugandan team in 2019 at Entebe Golf Club. Team Kenya will comprise of…

Taking the War against Malaria to the next level

Global energy and services group Engie Energy Access and Dutch-based social enterprise PreMal, have partnered to launch a solar-powered mosquito trapping system in Kenya, a first in the largest economy in East Africa. Christened MTego, the innovative outdoor mosquito trap is designed to capture the malaria vectors without using insecticide, before they enter home, taking the war against malaria to the next level. Engie Energy Access Kenya Country Director Fredrick Noballa said this new vector control technology is affordable, leverages clean energy and a game-changer for livelihoods in rural areas.…

GEFOK wins a popular environmental award

The Green Economy for Kenya (GEFOK) has won the Hummingbird Environmental Award 2022 Youth Category. In the event organized by The Millennial Environmentalists in partnership with Green of Africa Foundation and WWF-Kenya, it was established that Habitats are Functioning across terrestrial (forests and rangelands), freshwater and marine ecosystems while they are protected, restored and are climate resilient. GEFOK lauded for active involvement in ensuring that work designed to transition to the green economy is consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals. The civil society organization was involved in various activities including…

PACJA demands for pro-Africa continent outcomes from COP27

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has demanded that the 27th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) set for Egypt in November be a “true African COP” in its outcomes. The pressure group said the COP27 must not be ‘African’ merely by the fact that it will hold in an Africa soil. Speaking  at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue 2022 in Germany, Dr Augustine Ndjamnshi, Chair, The Technical and Political Committee, PACJA said Africa has previously held COPs that were christened ‘African COP’ but…