Kenyan President Ruto says country on track to reach 100% clean energy by 2028

President William Ruto told CNN on Tuesday that Kenya is on track to transition to 100% clean energy by 2028. Kenya currently gets more than 90% of its electricity, and 74% of its overall energy, from renewable sources.  Ruto told CNN’s Becky Anderson on the sidelines of the COP27 climate summit in Egypt that he didn’t think Africa should be leaning into fossil fuels at all for its energy needs in the future. “I think leaning on fossil fuels is not an option,” Ruto said. “In the face of the reality…

Narok’s sewer system cited as an example of how innovative technology can solve health challenges

Narok Town’s first sewerage system has been internationally recognised for its positive effects on reducing incidences of waterborne diseases.   Narok’s modern sanitary sewer network and treatment plant which was commissioned in late 2020 has been used as a case study at the Plastic Pipes XIII Conference, organised by the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA).   The South Rift Valley town’s sewerage system used 5 kilometres of Weholite HDPE structured wall pipes which has resulted in reduced incidences of waterborne diseases.   “Anecdotal evidence from the Department of…

County Governments Urged To Collaborate With Hospitality Players For Jobs Creation

Incoming county governments can create jobs for the millions of unemployed youths if they collaborate with hospitality players and the wider tourism industry. PrideInn Hotels, Resorts and Camps Founder and Managing Director Hasnain Noorani has urged the new county bosses to consider working with the sector, which has the potential of hiring an extra 1.2 million people. He added that the new hires would indirectly support millions more throughout the Kenyan economy. “In 2021 alone, the tourism sector had to lay off at least 1.2 million people due to the…

PACJA launches Campaign to galvanize African voices, joint actions ahead of COP27

The Gabon Minister of Water, Forest, the Sea and Environment, Prof Lee White, launched the Climate Justice Torch (CJT) Campaign in Libreville. The CJT, an initiative of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, is a mobilization campaign initiated to raise interest among the African public and coalesce various African voices towards a common position as the continent prepares to host the 27th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in November in Egypt. “Science has proved it and has time and again told us Africa is…

The African Union Malaria Conversation Guide For ‎Youth In Africa Officially Launched

The African Union Commission, Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and ‎Social Development launched the first continental conversation guide on malaria for youth in Africa‎ at a virtual event hosted by the AIDS Watch Africa Secretariat (www.aidwatchafrica.net) on Friday, 12 August 2022 (International Youth Day)‎ ‎from 11:00 am to 1.00 pm ‎‎(GMT+3)‎. The launch was held under the theme: ‎“Strengthening Youth Leadership and Engagement in Policy Dialogue for Malaria ‎‎Elimination in Africa‎.”‎   A study led by the RBM Partnership to End Malaria ‎highlighted that  9 in 10 African youths want to take personal action to fight against malaria, with ‎almost two-thirds believing the…

Mandla Lamba Foundation To Donate E-Scooters to School Going Children

Electric Vehicles manufacturer, Agilitee is set to give away electric scooters to the less privileged youths and school going children to alleviate poverty. Visionary and fast rising entrepreneur  Agilitee founder Mandla Lamba who grew in very poor village where he walked 30 kilometres barefooted to school could not hold his tears as he announces the initiative on his Facebook page to help school going kids with electric scooters to help them navigate the long distances. Lamba lamented a system in Africa where the affluent in society keeps getting richer while…

ACA Launches IPR Recordation to Commemorate the World Anti-Counterfeit Property Day 2022

MaryAnne Musilo The Anti-Counterfeit Authority (ACA) today joined the rest of the world in commemoration of the World Anti-Counterfeit Day. The day is globally organized by the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group (GACG) – an international network of national and regional IPR enforcement and protection organizations. In Africa, Kenya is the only member of the GACG through the Anti-Counterfeit Authority from East Africa, besides Nigeria and Zimbabwe. The day brings together National and international IP organizations to raise public awareness of the negative impact of counterfeit and pirated goods on the health,…

Luhya Leaders Issue Friday Ultimatum For Wanyonyi’s Clearance.

By Michelle Anzaya The mulembe nation in Nairobi have today issued the Orange Democratic Movement a deadline of Friday, April 22nd to issue honourable Tim Wanyonyi a certificate to vie for Nairobi’s gubernatorial seat. Speaking during a press briefing Westlands MP aspirant read out their demands which should be met by the party. Among the demands, the Luhya nation stated that they want five cabinet secretary slots; Road and Transport, Health, Water, Finance and Environment. They also want to head five constituencies out of the existing seventeen in Nairobi; Westlands,…

Why Ngatia Could Be The City’s 4th Governor

Nairobi Gubernatorial Aspirant Richard Ngatia yesterday launched his bid to become the 4th governor of Nairobi Unlike any other launch what stood out for him was that he took the battle to his main rivals’ door step which also turns out to be where he grew up. Ngatia held his launch in Kangemi where Tim Wanyonyi believes is his bedroom Analysts argue that taking the launch directly to the common mwananchi and not the illustrious stadiums like Kasarani, Nyayo or KICC symbolizes Ngatia’s political muscle and mobilisation skills. A majority…

Kidero leads Wanga in Race for Homabay Governor

Maryanne Musilo Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero is leading Gladys Wanga and Oyugi Magwanga in the contest to be the next Homabay Governor. According to a survey done by Mizani Africa, the former Nairobi governor is likely to garner 44.1 per cent of votes in Homabay ahead of Gladys Wanga who is likely to get 21.6 per cent of votes if the elections were held today. The findings contained in a study conducted between March 8th and March 18 saw Gladys Wanga come second as Oyugi Magwanga came third in…