SCHOOLS TO RE-OPEN IN JANUARY, NO NATIONAL EXAMS THIS YEAR, MAGOHA

By Maurice Serreta Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has said that all basic institutions will be re-opened in January 2021 based on the assumption that the infection curve will have flattened. Addressing the media shortly after holding a consultative meeting with education stakeholders at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, KICD, in Nairobi, Magoha also says this year’s candidates who were preparing to sit for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations, KCSE, will not sit for the same this year but…

FUJIMORI, THE BARINGO MAN WHO SERVES KORIEMA MEAT TO NAIROBIANS

In his hometown, the dusty village of Kapluk Sub-Location in Kerio Valley in Baringo County, where he attended his primary and secondary school they fondly call him Fujimori- a nickname he inherited from former Peru President owing to his love for history and quick grasp of political events. He is, in their eyes, a hardworking son whose thirsty for success in life took him miles away to the coastal city of Mombasa two decades ago. And upon his return from a journey he started literally with nothing, had to his…

100 radiologists benefit from advanced technologies in body imaging

GE Healthcare and Kenya Association of Radiographers have today held its 2nd Radiology Clinical Day to train more than 100 Kenyan radiologists on the latest medical imaging technologies and techniques to improve diagnosis and disease management. The one-day forum themed ‘Elevating Radiology’ was focused on Gastrointestinal and abdominal radiology covering a wide array of topics including; advanced technologies in body imaging, advanced digital mammography techniques, functional imaging of prostate cancer, imaging of the liver and liver care management among other topics which will help practitioners optimize their work. According to the Kenya Association…

Google.org announces a Sh100 million grant to promote safe internet use by children

Google.org, has announced a Sh100 million grant to promote safe internet use by children, young people and families in Africa. The organization, which is Google’s philanthropic arm, says the grant will support training by non-profit and social enterprises focusing on privacy, trust and safety in Africa. Charles Murito, Country Director for Google Kenya says the fund will be administered by a third-party partner, on behalf of Google.org. In addition to providing organizations with funds to help support the online safety efforts for children, Google is also looking at expanding programs…

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,…

EXCLUSIVE: How sickness turned into Passion to support people with bleeding disorder

By Lynda Kiyeng 1) Tell us a little about you?  I was born here in Nairobi in February 17 1993, at Nairobi hospital. I went to primary school at st Georges school and later st Nicholas school there after transitioned to high school in Kitusuru boys in form one later transferred to Pumwani boys then finished at Nairobi Pentecostal church senior school, after which I passed and joined university of Nairobi law school. I graduated with honors in 2016 and later did my post graduate diploma at the Kenya school…

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…

Professional bodies to be reviewed in bid to weed out quacks

The Association of Professional Societies in East Africa (APSEA) has began reviewing the codes of conduct of member associations in a bid to harmonise the local standards with international levels. In the new move the umbrella body that brings together professional societies of diverse disciplines, will evaluate the code of conduct, membership for the various professional bodies, licencing and the education levels that should be met before one becomes a member of a professional body. After which members will have to undergo annual Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses in their…

New Opera-Mdundo deal to grant access to free music downloads

Global web operator Opera has partnered with Mdundo, an African music sharing platform to offer downloadable music in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Opera hopes to expand the functionalities of Opera Mini and bring African music to its users. Its popular and fast lightweight browser used by more than 100 million people around the world. Its success builds upon its great ability to speed up browsing while also saving up to 90% of data when browsing with its unique compression feature enabled. Opera Mini…

KNUT ACCUSES TSC OF PLOTTING TO KILL THE UNION

By Mourice Seretta The Kenya National Union of Teachers Knut on Tuesday accused its employer the Teachers Service Commision, TSC, of the wrangles that almost saw the top leadership of the giant teachers union split. While releasing its end year media brief, the unions boss Wilson Sossion, flanked by the union’s National Chair Wycliffe Omuchei, National Treasurer John Matiang’i amongst other National Union officials, Sossion accused TSC of engaging in activities or programmes that could jeopardize negotiations, as in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement agreed on by both parties, KNUT…