KWFT, AAR Insurance and Bliss Healthcare launch affordable health micro-insurance product

Kenya Women Microfinance Bank (KWFT) has partnered with AAR Insurance & Bliss GVS Healthcare to launch a medical micro- insurance cover targeting low and middle income earners in Kenya. The product named KWFT Afyafit is a comprehensive and affordable medical micro-insurance at only Ksh19,800 for a family of six. The product comes with an inpatient limit of Ksh 500,000, outpatient limit of Kshs 75,000, a generous maternity limit of Ksh100,000, dental and optical limit of Ksh10,000 respectively per family. KWFT Afyafit also covers chronic, psychiatric and congenital conditions as well as…

Over 3,500 pupils in Machakos to benefit from free dental screening and treatment

Over 3,500 school-going children in Machakos County are set to benefit from free dental screening and treatment, courtesy of an ongoing oral health programme spearheaded by Mars Wrigley in partnership with the Kenya Dental Association (KDA).   The two-year oral health program dubbed ‘Meno yetu, afya yetu’ targets school-going children aged between six and eight years. So far, 18,000 children have been reached, in line with the target to reach 20,000 pupils by the end of the program. Phase 1 of the program, which was officially launched by Nairobi Senator Hon. Johnson…

Kenyan food with a twist

“Food tastes much better when you eat it with your hands,” declares Nairobi-based food blogger Kaluhi Adagala, using her fingers to tease some freshly baked tilapia off the bone. “It’s like a hands-on, intimate relationship between you and the food.”Adagala is in the dining room of the Delta Plaza branch of contemporary Kenyan restaurant Nyama Mama bold with African wax prints with a colorful feast of fish, meat, samosas, cornmeal and greens prepared by executive chef Lesiamon Sempele. Nairobi is the vibrant, chaotic heart of Kenya. It’s a fast-evolving city…

Opportunities for Innovative Universal Health Coverage Financing Identified

A new White Paper on innovative health financing models for achieving universal health coverage (UHC) in Kenya has been launched at the Sankalp Africa Summit by the SDG Partnership Platform, in partnership with Intellecap. The White Paper highlights the need for Government to continue to significantly increase its budgets for health to deliver on the Country’s ambition to realize UHC, while it is taps into complementary sources of financing to optimize the existing resources and bridge critical gaps. The paper identifies various promising health financing models that can help Kenya…

CNN explores the creative side of Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp

Last week on Inside Africa, CNN International traveled to Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp which has become a home for more than 180,000 people fleeing war and violence. The programme learns how young people in the camp are telling their own stories through film, photography and personal productions. CNN spoke to FilmAid Kenya employee Aroji Otieno who described the artistry within camp: “The creative scene in Kakuma is very vibrant… Is mainly due to a collision of cultures coming together …. It feels like it’s an expression not only of themselves,…

Sonko rescues conjestina

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Friday came to the rescue of the ailing former Kenyan female boxer Conjestina Achieng’, who is ailing in her rural home of Siaya. Sonko said Conjestina, who has won many titles for Kenya, will be airlifted to Nairobi and taken to Eden Home Rehabilitation Centre. “She will be received in Nairobi. We shall buy her new clothes and take her to rehabilitation centre for care because she needs urgent medical attention,” said Sonko. According to a video that has surfaced online, things are not going…

Nairobi county liquor board on illicit brew

RESIDENTS of Kibra wants Inspector General of Police to crack the whip on rogue officers to end the sale of illicit brew in the area. They told IG Joseph Boinett that a section of police officers deployed in the area are engaging in the illicit brew, commonly known as Chang’aa trade along Ngong River. A woman leader in Sarang’ombe ward who sought anonymity for fear of victimization said the brewing business under the watchful eye of law enforcers is the order of the day. “Police officers own the chang’aa depot…

MOH says Triple polio vaccination increases immunity

  By Amos Mburu The ministry of health has assured parents that recent multiple polio vaccinations in 12 Counties have no effects as it meant to increase body immunity to children under 5 years. Polio is a contagious viral illness that in its most severe form causes nerve injury leading to paralysis, difficulty breathing and sometimes death and it’s mostly transmitted through contaminated water or food, or contact with an infected person. The ministry states that the quick succession of polio vaccination was meant to seal loopholes that were left…

Elani and Greenpeace Africa join hands to encourage ecologically friendly agriculture

Entertainment brand Elani has thrown its weight behind Greenpeace Africa’s campaign for practice of environmentally safe agriculture. The fact that food security is one of the items of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four agenda means that we must all contribute towards successful agriculture. We should get to that point where Kenya does not have to import foodstuff. After all, most of these imports are coming into the country already contaminated and therefore dangerous for human consumption,” said Elani.   The band said their presence in Greenpeace campaigns will serve to…

City sprouted with Alcoholic retreats despite tough regulations

Issuance of new liquor licenses in Nairobi has been frozen in a move aimed at allowing Nairobi City County Alcoholic Drinks Control and Licensing Board to review existing liquor outlets. Regional Commissioner Kangethe Thuku urged the board to control and regulate the number of wines and spirits and bars sprouting near schools and in residential areas. Speaking during a sensitization workshop for local leaders, administrators and bar owners, Thuku pointed out that National Agency for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) Authority statistics for 2017 indicate Nairobi County…