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Kenya’s UHC roll out commended as World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva

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1,851 total views, no views today BY PSCU/ANN MUNENE,GENEVA,20TH MAY 2019-The ongoing rollout of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC), now in the pilot phase, has received global recognition at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 72nd World Health Assembly meeting which kicked off in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday. Speaking during the opening ceremony attended by hundreds of world leaders among them First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhamon Ghebreyesus cited Kenya as a leading crusader of UHC. “Last year I mentioned Kenya’s ambitious plan to…

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Court temporally suspends ban on betting adverts

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1,958 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,20TH MAY,2019-The High Court on Monday temporarily suspended the implementation of the Betting and Control and Licensing Board directive that banned several forms of advertising for betting companies. Justice James Makau on Monday stopped the BCLB from implementing the letter dated April 30 that banned advertising and endorsements of betting, lottery, gaming and prize competitions. Interior CS Fred Matiang’i earlier stated that the government is not out to scare away investors, but regulate the betting business. The advertising directive issued by the board…

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Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls High School plunged in mourning as a Form 2 girl kills self in school

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2,079 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT ,NYERI,20TH MAY 2019-Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls High School in Nyeri County  is mourning the death of a form 2 student from the institution who committed suicide on Sunday morning. According to Mathira West Deputy County Commissioner Charles Monari  who confirmed the incident, said the body of the 19-year-old girl, Joan Mumbi, was found hanging in the dormitory with a bed sheet tied around her neck. The deputy county commissioner said  the girl, who was a mother of one, left behind a suicide note alleging…

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Road carnage: Two killed, 3 injured as lorry transporting miraa rams into matatu

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677 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KIRINYAGA,20TH MAY 2019-Two people were on Monday morning killed and three others injured after a lorry transporting miraa collided with a matatu on Mwea-Embu road in Kirinyaga County. Eye  witnesses say  two lorries transporting miraa were overtaking each other at Nyamindi area when one of them rammed into the Neno Sacco matatu from the back. The matatu was heading to Embu from Nairobi. Two people died on the spot while the three survivors were rushed to the Embu County Hospital by a Good Samaritan.…

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Relief for 4 Counties as they sign Sh10bn WB agreement to improve water supply

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438 total views, 6 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,20TH MAY 2019-Four  counties from the coastal region on Monday  signed Sh10.7 billion agreements that will  improve water supply and sanitation in the region. The counties are Kwale, Taita Taveta, Mombasa and Kilifi which will all benefit from the World Bank-funded project,  that will be undertaken  through investment in water supply and sanitation infrastructure. “The initiative will also strengthen institutional capacity of water companies in the counties,” noted Deputy President William Ruto at his residence in Karen on Monday. Those who are Present during…

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Court extends order stopping implementation of the Housing Fund Levy.

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306 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,20TH MAY 2019-The Employment and Labour Relations Court has extended orders barring the government from implementation of the Housing Fund Levy. At the same time the court also consolidated petitions challenging the move. While issuing the ruling on Monday,Justice Maureen Onyango said the applications filed by the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU), Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) and Consumer Federation of Kenya (COFEK) will be heard together and the matter will be mentioned on May 27, 2019 for directions. The judge at…

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Killings continue in Matungu as a 10 years old boy is stabbed to death in Panyako village

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410 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MATUNGU,20TH MAY 2019-Even as the government promises tough action on the recent killings that have been sweeping across the Matungu subcounty ,Kakamega county,the killings seems to go on.This is after a ten year old boy was stabbed to death on Sunday night in Panyako Village. Villagers say the boy was stabbed twice in the neck and n the stomach by the assailants who escaped.According to Juma Kombo who is an elder the incident happened around 7pm. ”When the mother realized that the boy was…

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Interior CS Fred Matiangi says Betting firms owe the Kenya Revenue Authority Sh26 billion

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422 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,20TH MAY 2019-Interior  cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi on Monday revealed that betting firms  operating in the country owe the Kenya Revenue Authority Sh26 billion in unpaid taxes.Speaking  on Monday during a Betting Control and Licensing Board stakeholders’ forum at the Kenya School of Government,Mataing’i said  that the collection of the taxes has been frustrated through the courts by players in the sector. “Poignantly, attempts to recover this amount have not been fruitful because the key industry operators have found refuge in judicial processes where…

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No longer At Ease as Google and Android system start to cut ties with Huawei

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2,743 total views, 2 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, San Francisco, United States, May 20 – US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world’s smartphones, said Sunday it was beginning to cut ties with China’s Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat. In the midst of a trade war with Beijing, President Donald Trump has barred US companies from engaging in telecommunications trade with foreign companies said to threaten American national security. The measure targets Huawei, a Chinese telecoms giant in Washington’s sights that is listed by…

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