Kilimani MCA in Trouble With Police Over Azimio Kamkunji Rally

Kilimani MCA Moses Ogetos’ office is under siege by the police. The security personnel have been camping at the offices as from today morning. Ogeto is key in organising and facilitating the Azimio supporters to rallies. “There main intention is to arrest mheshimiwa they have searched everywhere including his residence.” One of his aides said. Meanwhile Azimio leaders in Nairobi have warned the police against harassing their leaders saying they have a right to gather and express themselves. “It is our right to picket,demonstrate and even gather and express ourselves…

KCB Foundation responds to Mandera County Drought Efforts

Over 400 drought-stricken families in Mandera county have today received food aid from KCB Foundation. This is part the Kshs.130 million KCB Group has committed to support the country’s drought response initiative, providing food and essentials to thousands of households. Kshs. 100 million will be channeled through Kenya Bankers association while Kshs.30 million will be distributed across 17 Counties through KCB Foundation. Received by Mandera County CEC in charge of social services; youth, sports, culture, gender affairs and special programmes, Sumaya Bishar, the donation worth KES 1 million will be…

Safaricom boosts maternal healthcare in Homa Bay County with KES 38 Million Investments

Homa Bay County residents are set to benefit from a maternal healthcare boost after Safaricom through its two Foundations unveiled facilities worth KES 38 million. At the Homa Bay County Referral Hospital, Safaricom Foundation has renovated the Newborn Unit at a cost of KES 1.3 million, targeting an increase in the accommodation numbers from 10 to 35 babies. Meanwhile Ndhiwa Sub-County Hospital officially opened its new KES 36.9 million maternal, newborn, and child healthcare (MNCH) unit constructed and equipped by M-PESA Foundation under the Uzazi Salama initiative. Uzazi Salama, which…

Mwenda Thuranira brings Isiolo to a standstill a he launches manifesto

It was business unsual in Isiolo as a multitude of people followed behind a man who wears many hats, a philanthropist, an entrepreneur, an investor and a Politian, Hon. Mwenda Thuranira. A rally kicked off from Maili Tatu all the way to Isiolo town, with stop overs at Mukuu, Kasarani Market and Moti Plaza respectively. The day marked the unveiling of Mwenda’s manifesto to the people of Isiolo and proceeded immediately after his endorsement by the Nchuri Ncheke from a weeks’ time. Cattle Rustling He expressed that his manifesto addresses…

Kiambu County Unveil KShs. 1.3B Fund for SMEs in Deal with KCB Bank

Entrepreneurs to access affordable financing enabled by the absorption of 6% interest by the County Government. Kiambu County Government in partnership with KCB Bank Kenya has launched a KShs. 1.3 billion revolving fund that seeks to unlock the business potential of Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the county. This ensure that youth, women, and other vulnerable groups in the County have access to low-interest loans and loan guarantees to grow their businesses and in the long run, improve their livelihoods. Under the scheme dubbed Jiinue Fund, KCB Bank is…

More Kenyans Urged To Take Covid-19 Jab As The Virus Spikes

The government has urged more Kenyans to ensure they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 including the booster dose. The Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health warned that COVID-19 has particularly serious consequences for cancer patients, as they are at high risk for severe complications and mortality due to the virus since cancer patients are immunocompromised. “We are therefore calling for all patients to ensure they have been fully vaccinated, including taking up the COVID-19 booster dose under our ongoing Accelerated Campaign,” said the PS. The PS made the remarks while he…

Reprieve for Embu County as High Court Directs Resumption of Infrastructure projects

The high court in Embu has dismissed a petition seeking to stall the county infrastructure projects worth over Kshs 600 million. In a ruling last week, high court judge Lady Justice Lucy Njuguna dismissed the petition with costs ruling that the Embu County Government would have been greatly prejudiced because stalling the implementation of the county budget for the financial year 2020-2021 would mean the funds meant for development of infrastructure would have been returned to the national treasury. “This court has noted that the applicants also failed to comply…

Embu County Seeks Kshs 1.5 B For Nutritional Improvement

Embu County seeks 1.5Billion through the developed County Nutrition Action Plan (CNAP) – 2020/2025 for Nutrition improvement within the next 5 years This comes after the Kenya Demographic Health survey conducted by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics which revealed that 26.8% children under five years suffer from stunted growth, 11% are underweight while 3% are wasted. Speaking in a meeting with members of county assembly. Embu deputy Governor who is also the acting county executive Committee member for health, David Kariuki said that the department is seeking funds to…

City Hall to work with MPs in improving education standards in the city

Nairobi City County Deputy Govenor Ann Kananu has promised to work with all the 17 MPs and the national government to upgrade learning facilities in the county. While recognising that education is not entirely devolved, Ms Kananu noted that it paramount for all stakeholders to work together to secure the future of thousands of students at various level of learning. ” We have a role to play in building enough and quality ECDE centres in all our schools , building more technical and vocational training institutions even as we support…

KENYA LAGS BEHIND REST OF WORLD IN CUTTING DEATHS FROM SMOKING

Kenya is falling behind the rest of the world in the battle to save the lives of millions of smokers, the Campaign for Safer Alternatives (CASA) warns today. A new report from Europe shows leading international health bodies, including the World Health Organization (WHO), are endorsing innovative alternatives to tobacco, such as e-cigarettes and nicotine pouches. Kenya’s lack of support for tobacco harm reduction products (THRs) is effectively a death sentence for many, says CASA chairman Joseph Magero. “If we are serious about reducing the 30,000 tobacco-related deaths in Kenya…