Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi welcomes the Christmas Season with conservation agenda

Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi marked the beginning of the Christmas Season by setting up a recycled Christmas Tree at the Lobby. The tree by Ocean Sole Africa is made from recycled ocean trash (flip flops), as part of their environmental initiatives to conserve the marine life. Our 6-foot Christmas Tree is made from over 945 recycled flip flops, with 336 hours spent by 15 artists. Mövenpick Nairobi is keen about the environment; and as part of our CSR Initiative, we chose this environmentally friendly Christmas Tree to support a…

KWAL LAUNCHES NEW CANE SPIRIT IN KENYA

Kenya Wine Agency Limited (KWAL) has diversified its local product portfolio with the launch of Caribia cane spirit. Caribia is a finely crafted smooth cane spirit that is designed to mirror the progressive attitudes and behaviours of the Kenyan Millennial and their dynamic tastes and preferences. The product is packaged in a unique design inspired by the vitality, energy and vibrant expression of the target audience who are lovers of afro-inspired themes. Through an interactive marketing campaign dubbed Ingia kwenye mix, the new Cane will be unveiled during Reggae artist Chris…

Sonko to fix shortage of health workers in new employment programme

Governor Mike Sonko and mama Lucy hospital superintended musa Mohammed during the launch of patient Queu system at the facility. Photo/Samson wire. By Samson Wire Narobi Governor Mike Sonko has announced new plans to hire extra 300 nurses after new country public board was officially formed by the county. Speaking during the launch of patients Queu management system at mama Lucy Sonko reiterated that the process to be carried out next month will mark the first phase of 2500 workers in all the county health facilities. As the Governor of…

2.6 million children targeted in 2nd of round polio vaccine

The ministry of health estimates that 2.6 million children are in danger of contracting polio. This is according to the latest mapping that was conducted in 11 counties that are said to be at the highest risk of polio cases. The 11 counties that have been mapped to undergo the second round of the immunization exercise are Turkana, Wajir, Mandera, Lamu, Tana, River, Garisa, Marsabit, Isiolo, Nairobi, Kilifi and Mombasa According to Ahmed Arule, the director Core Group Polio Project the health promotion officers from the participating 11 counties have…

Water prices set to rise by Ksh. 7 per litre

Kenyans are set for tough times ahead following the move by the taxman to impose Excisable Goods Management System (EGMS) stamp that will increase water prices by up to Ksh. 100 per 20m litre refil The Water Bottlers Association of Kenya (WBAK) pointed out that the price of bottled water is expected to increase by an average Ksh.7 per litre as the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) moves to implement new excise taxes on the non-alcoholic beverage from Wednesday next week. WBAK chairperson Henry Kabogo said the new excise tax will…

High Court Advocate calls for National Cancer Census

High Court Advocate Karen Nyamu has called on the government to carry out a National Cancer Census immediately and consequently declare it a national disaster. Karen who is also a board member of the Nairobi Water Company has urged Health CS Cecil Kariuki to quickly institute plans that will see cancer statistics updated, arguing that the current stats are six years old. “The cancer statistics available are 6 years old and they indicate that cancer accounts for 7% of overall mortality rate.We know the prevalence has multiplied,” Karen said. She…

Stakeholders call for prioritization of prevention and control of NCDs

L-R Dr. Ephantus Maree, Head of NCD prevention & control unit MOH, Peter Munyasi Sanofi Chair & GM, Dr. Acharya Chairperson Diabetes Kenya Association, Dr. Armit Thakker Chairperson KHF & Kenya Diabetes Study Group Dr. Various stakeholders have been urged to embrace collaboration and partnerships in tackling the burden of cardiovascular diseases, focusing on awareness, screening initiatives and strengthening of healthcare systems. This was highlighted by the Kenya Cardiac Society in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, Novartis and other partners in an effort to raise awareness about Cardiovascular Diseases…

Kenya joins over 70 Countries Worldwide for the Breast Cancer Campaign

(L) Jerim Otieno UAP Old Mutual Group Managing Director Life Business with Joyce Gikunda Founder Lintons Beauty and Mario Lazzaroni Estee Lauder Country Manager Sub-Sahara Africa look at their partnership agreement for Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign     UAP Old Mutual and The Estée Lauder Companies have partnered for the month of October to raise awareness on Breast Cancer. The partnership will see the UAP Old Mutual Tower light up in Pink for the whole month of October as well as support the campaign by the Estee Lauder Companies to encourage people…

Women and Girls Living with Disabilities get training on Digital Marketing  

By Mourice Seretta This Ability Trust a charitable organization held a three day digital marketing training in Nairobi aimed at equipping young women and girls with disabilities with digital marketing skills in order to begin to utilize technology as a platform for increasing access to sexual and reproductive health rights and other economic opportunities. This Ability Managing Director Lizzie Kiama said the training programme covered key aspects of internet, social media and mobile marketing and was facilitated through three main categories namely, introduction to digital marketing, social media and mobile…

Over 5,000 delegates to attend Global Summit in Nairobi

(L-R) Principal Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Macharia Kamau, H.E Ms. Mette Knudsen, Ambassador Danish Embassy and UNFPA Chief of Staff Pio Smith during the Diplomatic missions and international organizations briefing on ICPD5. The Governments of Kenya and Denmark, and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today announced plans for the convening of a high-level summit to advance the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action.   The Governments of Kenya, Denmark and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have announced that atleast over…