Kenya’s COVID rate at 7pc as 8 more die

NAIROBI, Kenya May 18 – Kenya’s COVID positivity rate was reported at 7 per cent Tuesday when the Health Ministry recorded 469 new cases. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the cases were detected from 6,244 samples which were tested on Monday. “Total confirmed positive cases are now 166,006 and...

Over 700 applications received for 4 IEBC commissioner slots

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 18 — The selection panel appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta to recruit four Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission commissioners has received over 700 applications. The panel’s Chairperson Elizabeth Muli on Tuesday said all the names and the qualifications of the applicants will be...

UDA, ODM teams decry State meddling in high-stake parliamentary by-elections

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 18 – United Democratic Alliance party has protested the arrest of its poll agents in Nyandarua’s in Rurii ward by-election terming he move as an attempt by government to meddle with the election. The party was reacting to the arrest of its Chief Agent Brian Mbugua and Supervisor Daniel...

Early pregnancies And immature marriages a threat to women and girls’ rights

By Margaret Matunda The recent reports on teenage pregnancies and marriages in Kenya merits attention.  Figures on children especially girls who missed national examinations amidst the COVID -19 pandemic is even worrying. While poverty is given as among the key reasons behind the menace, we need re-look at the push...

Tuju faces backlash over security privilege remark on judges

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 18 – Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju faced backlash on Monday night after suggesting security services offered to judges by the State were a privilege which judicial officers should take into account while issuing decrees. Tuju, while speaking on NTV Tonight, claimed those celebrating...

Youth caucus accuse ‘aged’ judges of activism, politics after BBI ruling

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 17 – A youth caucus bringing together representatives from all the 47 counties have accused judges who delivered last week’s verdict nullifying the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) of playing politics and activism. The group known as ‘Youths United for Kenya’ said the five...

Youth caucus accuse judges of activism, politics after BBI ruling

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 17 – A youth caucus bringing together representatives from all the 47 counties have accused judges who delivered last week’s verdict nullifying the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) of playing politics with activism. The group known as ‘Youths United for Kenya’ saying the...

COVID positivity rate at 3.5pc with 72 reported infections

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 17 – The COVID-19 positivity rate was reported at 3.5  per cent on Monday after 72 more patients tested positive out of 2,056 tested within 24 hours. The positivity rate has averaged 3.5 per cent in the recent weeks, falling below the 5 percent threshold recommended by the World Health...

Rastafarians file petition seeking decriminalization of Marijuana citing sacramental use

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 17 — The Rastafara Society of Kenya moved to the High Court on Monday seeking orders to legalize Marijuana for sacramental use. The society, through its Spokesperson Mwendwa Wambua alias Ras prophet, asked the Hight Court to enforce the bill of rights as contained in the Constitution, which they...

Kenyan rastafarians file petition seeking decriminalization of Marijuana citing sacramental use

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 17 — The Rastafara Society of Kenya moved to the High Court on Monday seeking orders to legalize Marijuana for sacramental use. The society, through its Spokesperson Mwendwa Wambua alias Ras prophet, asked the Hight Court to enforce the bill of rights as contained in the Constitution, which they...