The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) approves the use of Paliperidone Palmitate

Janssen receives approval from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board for Paliperidone Palmitate once monthly long-acting injectable for the treatment of schizophrenia. The Paliperidone Palmitate manufactured by Janssen pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, will be used for the maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in adults whose disease has already been stabilized on treatment with paliperidone or risperidone.1 Paliperidone Palmitate is a second generation long acting injectable antipsychotic which will be administered monthly as a maintenance treatment of patients with schizophrenia. The new drug works as a receptor antagonist of dopamine and serotonin,…

Linda: How one chance opened up my PR career

Tell us about yourself I was born in Nairobi in 1992.I went to St Nicholas Primary School and later Kapropita Girls High School. I studied IT in Strathmore before pursuing communications at st Paul’s university where I majored in public relations and journalism. How was your journey after college? I was an English news editor at ATG and writer at Sunday Express Newspaper. How did you start doing PR? When I was in school I saved up enough money to start my pr firm it was always a dream of…

City Hall to kick out papapotea con artists

The Nairobi County Government has cancelled licenses of street gambling artists over increased cases of fraud. The Trade department revoked the licenses following advice from the Security and Compliance Department. The county says the artists have been violating terms and conditions of their licenses and resorted to conning unsuspecting clients of their hard-earned cash. Inspectorate officers operating in and out of the CBD have subsequently been given directives to arrest and avail for identification all individuals operating as street gamblers, commonly known as PataPotea. City Hall Director for Security and…

What is Coronavirus

The name for this kind of virus comes from the crownlike spikes it has on its surface — “corona” is Latin for “crown.” Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that infect mostly bats, pigs and small mammals. In rare cases, they are what scientists call zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted from animals to humans, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   How does it spread Like other coronaviruses – such as the common cold – the virus is spread via droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. It can also…

Nairobi Women’s Hospital responds to claims of extorting patients

The Nairobi Women’s Hospital (NWH) board has denied allegations that the hospital was admitting patients and holding them at the hospital. In a statement issued on January 3rd, 2020, the hospital’s Board of Directors said they’d noted with a lot of concern reports appearing in media suggesting that there is some “systematic approach by the hospital to unfairly generate revenue from patients.” “Although we don’t believe this is the case, and in fact, it is antithetical to our foundational principles, we take these allegations very seriously and are conducting an…

Sonko reshuffles Cabinet in bid to bring sanctity in the city

By Samson Wire Governor Mike Sonko has made changes to his cabinet in a bid to revamp services as he battles to clear his name. Sonko reinstated Charles Kerich as CEC after his suspension in September last year. Kerich now heads the Lands, Urban Planning and Housing docket that was previously held by Pauline Kahiga. He is expected to spearhead the urban renewal program that targets to set up affordable houses for Nairobi residents. The program started last week in Pangani, with the contractor having officially moved to the ground.…

Nairobi leaders want Sonko to take charge of BBI in the city

By Erick Ludeya A section of leaders in Nairobi  have asked the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) taskforce to give Nairobi governor Mike Sonko the mantle to spearhead  the initiative in Nairobi. The leaders who spoke to CEO Africa argue that Sonko is still the legitimately elected governor of Nairobi and should take charge of the BBI activities. They further noted that since the taskforce is working with governors to collect views and popularise the initiative in counties, Sonko should be accorded the responsibility to guide Nairobi residents on the same.…

Pest free campaign Launched in Makueni to boast Mango production

(L-R)Harrigan Mukhongo Deputy Feed the Future Coordinator USAID Kenya, Esther Kimani, MD ,KEPHIS, Betty Kibaara from Rockefeller Foundation, Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Dr Oscar Magenya, Director Research & Innovation, Ministry of Agriculture during the media launch of the  ‘Komesha Fruit Fly Campaign’ at the Radisson Blu hotel. PHOTO:COURTESY. By Dennis Muritu A campaign to create a Pest Free Area will be launched in Makueni to improve production and quality of mangoes to stimulate export and increase incomes for farmers. The campaign dubbed Komesha: Zuia Fruit Fly Ufaidike will sensitize and create awareness on economic…

SONKO WOES PERSISTS AS ACTING COUNTY SECRETARY TAKES MANTLE

Acting county secretary leboo ole morintat during cabinet meeting Cityhall  photo/Samson wire By Samson wire Things have not been rosy at the county 047 after the county boss was barred by the courts from stepping into his office by the charges from DPP. The embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was arraigned in Court and Charged with Nineteen Counts by DPP over 357million corruption related cases. Operations at City hall has been slow which skeptics alluding to the fact there has been power vacuum created after The Charges bared Sonko from…

Sonko honored yet again in World Humanitarian Awards,2019

By J.Papanoo. Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has yet again bagged another international award owing to his efforts to make the world a better place. Sonko was given the prestigious World Peace Messenger award by the World Peace and Diplomacy Organization in Los Angeles, USA at a colorful event that also saw Kenyan Betty Adera awarded as a Humanitarian and Global icon. The honorary position means that Sonko is now entitled to the confidence and trust of members of the US based organisation, and will join the rest of African appointees…