IEBC singles out Malala as the agitator of an assault on a female poll official

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 6 – Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has been singled out by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissioner (IEBC) as the agitator of an assault on a female poll official in Matungu constituency by-elections in Kakamega county on Thursday. The commission named Malala in a statement issued...

Ending FGM will empower the girl child to participate fully in development: President Kenyatta

SAMBURU, Kenya, Mar 6 — President Uhuru Kenyatta has said ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is key to empowering the girl child in Kenya to participate fully in national development. “If we want to achieve our national goals, we have to change and offer our girls opportunities in education to excel. “If...

Health DG Amoth, KNH CEO Kamuri among first 10 COVID vaccinees

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 5 – Acting Public Health Director General Patrick Amoth on Friday became the first Kenyan to receive the COVID-19 jab. Amoth received the jab at the official launch of a nationwide vaccination campaign held at the Kenyatta National Hospital which officiated by Health Principal Secretary Susan...

Kenya launches COVID vaccination targetting 1 million health workers, police

NAIROBI, Kenya Mar 5 – Kenya on Friday began vaccinating high-priority healthcare workers against coronavirus, as initial consignments of the long-awaited drugs began to be rolled out in East Africa. In Kenya the director-general of the health ministry Patrick Amoth was the first to receive the...

ELOG condemns harassment of IEBC officials, voter bribery during mini-polls on Thursday

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 5 –  The Election Observation Group, ELOG, on Friday condemned incidences of harassment of poll officials and voter bribery it said were rampant during by-elections held on Thursday in parts of Western and Rift Valley regions. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) conducted...

World marks Book Day amid calls for protection of copyright

NAIROBI, Kenya Mar 4 – This year’s World Book Day will be commemorated amid calls to strengthen laws and regulations governing publishing and copyright. Stakeholders in the industry say the continued violation of existing laws is a major hindrance to the publishing sector across the world. World Book Day...

President Kenyatta flags off Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine batch for distribution in regions

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 4 – President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday flagged off the countrywide distribution of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccines, a day after the arrival of 1.2 million doses in the country. Speaking at the country’s vaccine central storage facility in Kitengela, Kajiado county, he urged Kenyans to...

Magistrate orders psychiatric check on Sonko at KNH

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 4 – A Nairobi anti-corruption court on Thursday ordered a psychiatric examination of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko before he can stand trial in a Sh14 million graft case. Trial Magistrate Peter Aoko said the test must be conducted at a public facility preferably the Kenyatta National...

Chebukati demands Echesa’s arrest for slapping an election official in Matungu

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 4 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Thursday called upon authorities to apprehend former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa for slapping an election official in Matungu. The Commission’s Chairperson Wafula Chebukati condemned the incident, saying there are...

Stop peddling falsehoods on Covid-19 vaccination, President Kenyatta cautions Kenyans

KENYA, Kajiado, Mar 4 — President Uhuru Kenyatta has cautioned Kenyans including the media against peddling falsehoods on Covid-19 national vaccination exercise saying health workers and frontline service providers will be the first in line to receive the jab. The President said Government has put in place robust...