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Eleven things you need to know about cervical cancer

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The government unveils an online trade portal

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Kabras Sugar hope to reach the final of the Dala Sevens

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Former IEBC Commmissioner (Roselyn Akombe) profile

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Former IEBC Commmissioner (Roselyn Akombe) profile


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Real estate agent walks away with mCHEZA jackpot

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New Mandela memoir launched in South Africa - KBC TV | Kenya's Watching

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NASA says the exit of Akombe shows the electoral body lacks credibility
The National Super Alliance is now demanding the immediate resignation of IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati saying the exit of Roselyn Akombe shows the electoral body lacks the credibility to conduct a free and fair poll. The opposition which now says it has revised its campaign for “no reforms no elections” to “No Elections” say they will not participate in any poll conducted by the commission as currently constituted. Roncliffe Odit with details of the new push by the opposition to stop the presidential poll just one week away.   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Elections | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
President Uhuru Kenyatta maintains that the repeat polls will proceed
President Uhuru Kenyatta maintains that the repeat presidential repeat poll slated for next Thursday will proceed as planned despite the challenges facing the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. In what appeared to be a reference to the resignation by Commissioner Roselyn Akombe, the President warned that the government will not tolerate intimidation of IEBC officials as they prepare for the poll.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
KETRACO signs a 600 million shillings deal with Liquid Telecom
The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company KETRACO has signed a 600 million shillings deal with Liquid Telecom to manage its fiber optic cable and expand connection to help it utilize its wide infrastructure to diversify revenue streams. The 10 year deal will see Liquid Telecom use transmission lines to extend its fiber optic cable to customers in various parts of the country. Under the deal, Liquid Telecom will begin by upgrading high speed fiber connections to 18 towns already connected to the national grid.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya | 
Scales of justice - petition challenging re-election of Machakos governor to kick of 13th November
The hearing of a petition challenging the re-election of Machakos governor Alfred Mutua will kick off on 13th of next month. The court will among others determine whether Dr. Mutua is qualified to run in a repeat election in the event that he is found to have flouted electoral laws. Meanwhile, a Nairobi court has directed the independent electoral and boundaries commission to surrender forms 35 A and 35 B used in the Starehe parliamentary election before Justice Fred Ochieng’ by close of business Thursday.   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Elections | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi |  Machakos Town |  Central Machakos |  Machakos Town | 
Eleven things you need to know about cervical cancer
Cervical cancer vaccines were approved in 2006. They are available in the country and range from KSh 2,000 to 3,000 David Makumi, the chairman of Kenya Network of Cancer Organisation (KENCO), sat down with Samuel Njoroge of KBC’s Good Morning Kenya to discuss the very important issue of cervical cancer. Here are eleven things we learnt about cervical cancer from that interview   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
The Busia County government to establish a fisheries development trust fund
The Busia County government plans to establish a fisheries development trust fund to facilitate restoration of the lake as well as enhance fishing activities in the region. The project is also aimed at addressing the illegal fishing predicament that has resulted to a reduction in fish volumes and consequently earnings for locals.   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Government |  County governments | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Busia | 
The government unveils an online trade portal
The government has unveiled an online trade portal that is expected to drive the uptake of e–commerce. Trade Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohammed says the portal will ease trade processes by among others providing crucial trade information such as applicable tariffs, available markets as well as create linkages between the local and foreign traders.   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government |  Business | 
Tags: Government |  Trade | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Jimmy Wanjigi accuses the state of persecution due to his political stand
Businessman Jimmy Wanjigi is accusing the state of persecution due to his political stand in supporting Raila Odingas’ presidential candidature. In a rare public appearance at his Muthaiga home after a 72 hour siege by the police, Wanjigi says he will seek legal redress against the inspector general for contempt of court for failing to withdraw officers from his home despite a court order.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya | 
Tusker FC move to second place in Sportpesa Premier League
Tusker FC have moved up to second on the Sportpesa Premier League table after beating Nakumatt 1-0 at the Ruaraka grounds in Nairobi. The Tusker verses Nakumatt game was the only match played today after the tie between Muhoroni Youth and Zoo Kericho was moved to tomorrow.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi | 
IEBC chairperson, Wafula Chebukati, issue an ultimatum to commissioners
Cracks at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission appears to have widened with Chairperson Wafula Chebukati issuing an ultimatum to commissioners and members of the secretariat accused of bungling the August 8th presidential results to step aside. Chebukati says current divisions within the electoral body cannot guarantee credible elections even as he warned political players against interfering with the planned repeat presidential poll.   Read More ...
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Confusion has marred IEBC after Akombe's resignation
Confusion has marred the independent electoral and boundaries commission following the resignation of commissioner Roselyn Akombe. Akombe communicated her resignation earlier today saying that next week’s repeat presidential poll do not meet basic expectations of a credible election. Akombe says the commission is under siege from external forces and some commissioners are serving partisan political interests.   Read More ...
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Grapevine - United Sounds of Africa
Nairobi's Biggest Concert, ten artistes, five Countries, one stage at the Carnivore Simba Saloon in Nairobi on the 14th of October 2017. Big artistes like Khaligraph Jones, Lady Jaydee, Navy Kenzo, Kagwe Mungai, Dela, Urban Hypes ,Alicios and Runtown rocked the event.   Read More ...
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The first batch of ballot papers for repeat elections to arive on Saturday
The first batch of ballot papers for the October 26 repeat presidential election will arrive in the country on Saturday with the remaining ballots scheduled to be airlifted into the country on October 24 just two days to the polling date. The development coming as Alghurair printing and publishing company assured that it has integrated watertight security features to ensure that the election materials are not tampered with.   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Elections |  Ballots |  Ballot papers | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Kabras Sugar hope to reach the final of the Dala Sevens
Kabras Sugar will hope to reach the final of the Dala Sevens, the last leg of the Kenya circuit set for this weekend in Kisumu City to win the overall national rugby sevens title.   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Rugby Football |  Sevens | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Central Kisumu | 
Mkulima Ep 76 (Kuku kienyeji)
Showcasing how to take care of a day and a month old chicks until they get to the farmer.KALRO improved kienyeji kuku are the best for anyone in the village since they consume less and produce a lot of eggs.   Read More ...
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Former IEBC Commmissioner (Roselyn Akombe) profile
The resignation of Roselyn Akombe has triggered questions on what could have led her to take such a decision just eight days to the repeat presidential election leaving behind a damning letter. At the age of 41, she has been described as a youthful, media friendly, straight forward woman with a ready smile whose eloquence could not go unnoticed. She captured the limelight at the Bomas of Kenya during the August 8th general elections with her witty remarks and has remained on record in pointing out the commission’s commitment in a credible poll. So who is Roselyn Kwamboka Akombe and is her decision to quit the commission a heroic or cowardly act? Irene Muchuma with her profile   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Mkulima Ep 77 (Grain Amaranthas)
Grain Amaranthas is different from the normal amaranthas which is used as vegetables only.Grain Amaranthas has seeds which can be used to make different value addition products like porridge, can be added in stew and cakes and chapatis.   Read More ...
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Tuju challenges Raila’s election withdrawal in Court
The Jubilee party has moved to the Supreme Court seeking to have opposition leader Raila Odinga cited for contempt. Secretary general Raphael Tuju says it was against the law for Raila Odinga to announce his withdrawal from the repeat poll without signing the form 24 A which is the sole instrument of withdrawing from such an exercise. This even as plans by IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati to bring President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila together to deliberate on way forward failed to bear fruits   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nyanza | 
UK banks 'exposed to money laundering in South Africa' - KBC TV | Kenya's Watching
The UK Chancellor has asked financial regulators and the Serious Fraud Office to review whether banks HSBC and Standard Chartered are linked to a corruption scandal in South Africa. Lord Peter Hain has raised concerns the banks may “inadvertently have been conduits” for laundered money. The Labour peer is due to raise the issue in the House of Lords later. The Treasury said it had sent Lord Hain’s comments to financial regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  South Africa |  United Kingdom | 
Dead journalist’s sons reject cash reward
The sons of an investigative journalist killed in a car bomb attack in Malta have refused to endorse a one million euro (£890,000) reward for evidence leading to a conviction in the case. Daphne Caruana Galizia’s three sons have also called for the country’s prime minister to resign. Caruana Galizia died in an explosion shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta, on Monday   Read More ...
Categories: Society & Culture |  Media & Information | 
Tags: Death & Dying |  Journalism |  Journalists |  Obituary | 
Places: Kenya | 
Kenya, Tanzania to power economic growth in East Africa - KBC TV | Kenya's Watching
Kenya and Tanzania will power economic growth in the East African region, which is expected to record the highest economic growth rate in Africa. The African Development Bank quarterly economic report says the East Africa region will grow fastest in Africa at 5.4% this year then accelerate to 5.8% in 2018. Growth in the East Africa region will be driven by strong domestic demand and high public infrastructure spending   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Tanzania | 
Real estate agent walks away with mCHEZA jackpot
Stanley Irungu, a 35-year-old real estate agent and engineer in Kitengela has walked away with Ksh 2 million mCHEZA jackpot. Speaking while receiving his prize, Stanley, a father of 3, could not hide his excitement, as he narrated how he played on the jackpot. He vowed to use the prize to complete his ongoing construction. “I am so grateful to God for winning this money, which will go into the completion of my home under construction   Read More ...
Categories: Real Estate | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
President, DP say Kenyans won’t be intimidated
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto Thursday said Kenyans will not yield to intimidation, affirming that the fresh presidential election will be held on October 26 in line with the Constitution and the Supreme Court ruling. Addressing a huge campaign rally at Sirisia in Bungoma County, President Kenyatta reiterated that nobody will be allowed to prevent Kenyans from exercising their democratic right   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Sirisia |  Sirisia | 
Spain ultimatum over Catalonia secession bid
Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont is facing a final deadline to drop a secession bid, with Spain warning it will suspend the region’s autonomy if he fails to do so by 10:00 (08:00 GMT). After a referendum on 1 October, he signed an independence declaration but then suspended it, asking for dialogue. Reports suggest he will press ahead on independence if Madrid moves to take direct control   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Spain | 
Kiambu County boosts food security
Kiambu County has embarked on a strategy to boost food security. Under the plan, the county government is providing certified seeds to farmers with an aim of increasing agricultural production as well as empower farmers in the drier areas of the county to utilize their agriculture rich farms. While agriculture employs over 40% of the Kenyan population, access to certified seeds in the face of climate change has been a major challenge   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Farmers | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Kiambu |  Kiambu | 
New Mandela memoir launched in South Africa - KBC TV | Kenya's Watching
The new installment of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, has been released in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dare Not Linger tackles his five years as South Africa’s president after the collapse of apartheid and gives his view of the country’s first multi-racial elections in 1994. Mandela’s unfinished handwritten draft of the book was completed by a successful South African novelist   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  South Africa | 
Pastrol communities access water for irrigation
Residents of Nkorikori in Narok West will now access safe drinking water following the construction of a dam in the area under the National Water Harvesting Program. The dam is also expected to cater to over 12,000 herds of cattle as well as aid in irrigation. Pastoral communities have bore the brunt of the long dry spell that has seen a number of them lose their livestock, while others are forced to travel long distances in search of water for both domestic use and for their animals   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  West Narok |  Nkorkorri | 
Merck Foundation seeks to improve cancer care in Africa - KBC TV | Kenya's Watching
Merck Foundation says there is need for improvement in infrastructure and increase in the number of specialized workforce, to improve cancer care in Sub-Saharan African countries. BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH), and the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC), released a white paper in June 2017on the African continent’s emerging cancer crisis. The report cites that over 20% of African countries have no access to cancer treatments at all, while access is limited and sporadic in other countries   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  E. Africa | 
Government launches online trade portal
Government has launched an online trade portal leveraging on the uptake of E – commerce to boost trade. The portal is designed stimulate business decision making through real time trade facilitation information and expand Kenya’s export product portfolio. Trade Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohammed has lauded the move saying the portal will ease trade processes by among others providing crucial trade information including applicable tariffs, available markets as well as create linkages between the local business community and foreign traders   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government |  Business | 
Tags: Government |  Trade | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
China’s ruling party prepares for congress amid anticipated changes
The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will convene this week beginning Wednesday to deliberate on the future of the ruling political outfit and the socialist nation at large. Top on the agenda, among other issues, is the changing of the party’s constitution. This was disclosed after a meeting of the party’s delegates on Tuesday presided over by Chinese president and party secretary general Xi Jinping   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Asia |  E. Asia |  China | 
Muhammad pulls out of World Taekwondo Grand Prix
Olympic silver medalist Lutalo Muhammad has pulled out of the World Taekwondo Grand Prix, which begins in London on Friday. The 26-year-old has struggled with knee and hand injuries since losing the -80kg final at the 2016 Rio Olympics. His only fight since last summer was a second-round defeat at the World Championships in South Korea in June. Last week, Muhammad told BBC Sport he was “excited” to fight in his home city of London for the first time since winning bronze at the 2012 Olympics   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Gor closer to lifting KPL title
Gor Mahia inched closer to clinching their 16th Kenyan premier League title after beating Kariobangi Sharks 3-1 in one of the two Sportpesa premier league matches played Tuesday at Moi Stadium Kisumu. Jack Tuyisenge scored a first of his hatrick in the 11th minute before returning with his second 9 minutes later. The Rwanda forward scored his third of the game in the 34th minute to hand Kogallo a 3-0 halftime lead   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Africa to feed the globe by 2050 - KBC TV | Kenya's Watching
Africa could be the continent that will feed the world by 2050 when the world population is expected to reach 9 Billion. “Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050,” said Africa Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina. Speaking during the Norman Borlaug Lecture the President of the African Development Bank and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Africa | 
Trump’s latest travel ban order blocked
US President Donald Trump’s latest bid to impose travel restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the US has suffered a court defeat. A federal judge slapped a temporary restraining order on the open-ended ban before it could take effect this week. The policy targets Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea, as well as some Venezuelan officials. Previous iterations of the ban targeted six Muslim-majority countries, but were checked by the Supreme Court   Read More ...
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Tags: Politicians |  Donald John Trump | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Americas |  North America |  United States | 
Hundreds of women from Taita Taveta benefit from sewing machines
Hundreds of women among them widows from Taita Taveta County have a reason to smile following an initiative that will see them benefit from sewing machines. The program, an initiative of the county government in collaboration with non-governmental organizations, seeks to transform the fortunes of the vulnerable group by offering them free courses on sewing.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Taita-Taveta | 
KenGen reports a 34 percent increase in full year net profit
Power generating company KenGen has reported a 34 percent increase in full year net profit of 9.05 billion shillings powered by interest income realized from investment of funds raised during the rights issue. This was realized despite revenue falling 8.9 percent to 35.44 billion shillings. Even though the profit rose by a third, the electricity generating firm has not proposed any dividend payout citing cash flow constraints brought about by the massive investments out lay.   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Corporate |  Enterprises |  Profits |  Net profits | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
President Uhuru Kenyatta calls for an extended period of prayer
President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for an extended period of prayer that will culminate in a national prayer on Sunday ahead of the repeat presidential election set for Thursday next week. The head of state in a re-conciliatory tone after meeting with religious leaders urged Kenyans to pray for one another and ensure unity cautioning against divisions due to politics.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Sam Ssimbwa of Sofapaka FC is the August coach of the month
Sports Journalist Association of Kenya SJAK, in conjunction with Fidelity insurance company, has named Sam Ssimbwa of Sofapaka FC, that takes part in the Sportpesa Premier League, as the best tactician of the month of August. The Ugandan coach led the side registering four wins and a draw in the month.   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Nurses vow to continue with their strike until the CBA is honoured
Nurses have vowed to continue with their strike until the collective bargaining agreement they signed with the Council of Governors is honored.The representatives drawn from rift valley and Lower Eastern region have accused the national and county governments of lacking the will to resolve the stalemate.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya | 
Jimmy Wanjigi alleges politics in the invasion of his home by police
Businessman Jimmy Wanjigi is alleging politics in the search and invasion of his home by police for the past 72hours . In a sensational speech Wanjigi accused the state of persecution due to his decision to support the NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s bid. NASA leader Raila Odinga who spent the night at.   Read More ...
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