Amina picked to chair Commonwealth platform to promote girls’ education

Correspondent @PeopleDailyKe Education Cabinet secretary Amb Amina Mohamed (pictured) has been nominated co-chair of the Commonwealth Platform for Girls’ Education. The platform will be chaired by UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Rt Hon Boris Johnson. During the meeting, Johnson lauded Kenya’s effort in addressing barriers to girls education. Accepting the nomination, …

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My visits genuine, Raila tells critics

Eric Juma @PeopleDailyKe National Super Alliance(Nasa) leader Raila Odinga has dismissed claims that his handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta and visits to retired presidents Daniel Moi and Mwai Kibaki have a hidden agenda of realigning the political landscape ahead of the 2022 poll. He said the handshakes with his erstwhile fierce political foes are aimed …

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Kipchoim: A true servant leader

Anthony Mwangi @PeopleDailyKe The late Baringo South MP Grace Kipchoim was a woman of many firsts. Kipchoim, who joined politics in 2013, made history by being elected into office without voting for herself. She was also the first politician to win an elective post without campaigning, beating a host of opponents, who spent most of …

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We have no factions in Jubilee, says Ruto

DPPS and Winstone Chiseremi @PeopleDailyKe Deputy President William Ruto has denied the existence of factions in the Jubilee Party. “Those claiming that there are camps in Jubilee are day-dreamers. What President Uhuru Kenyatta says is on behalf of the Jubilee Party and is final,” Ruto said when he addressed a group of leaders at the …

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State defends move to hire Cuban doctors

Bernard Gitau and Evans Nyakundi @PeopleDailyKe The government has defended its decision to bring Cuban doctors into the country saying the move will bridge the patient-doctor ratio to realise Universal Health Care (UHC), one of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four agenda. According to Chief of Staff and Head of the President’s Delivery Unit Nzioka Waita, …

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48 killed in Afghan voter centre attack

Kabul, Sunday An Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 48 people including women and children and wounded 112 outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul today in the latest attack on election preparations. The assaults underscore growing concerns about security in the lead-up to legislative elections scheduled for October 20, which …

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Garissa varsity attackers communicated with suspects, court told

The perpetrators of the Garissa University College terror attack were in communication with two suspects charged in court over the offence, the court heard on Friday. While testifying in the case, Inspector Christopher Mmbwanga narrated how he conducted a criminal analysis on cellphones used by the planners, co-coordinators and executors of the terror attack at …

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Man who slapped Nyeri poll observer arrested

Police yesterday arrested a man caught on video slapping an election observer during Ruguru Ward by-election in Nyeri on Wednesday. Mathira West police chief Kiptoo Birgen said the suspect had been released on a Sh10,000 cash bail awaiting prosecution. “We are waiting for the victim, Martha Miano, to submit a P3 report before any charges …

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C-sections a cash cow for medics?

Reuben Mwambingu @reubenmwambingu Could some doctors and hospitals be recommending birth through Caesarean section (CS) to mint money from their patients and insurance companies? The government fears so. Head of Preventive and Promotive Health at the Ministry of Health Dr Peter Cherutich yesterday raised the red flag over the “acute rise” in number of CS …

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Schools offering holiday tuition to face disciplinary action

Robin Obino and Henry Andanje @PeopledailyKe The Education Ministry will take disciplinary action against teachers defying the ban on holiday tuition. The ministry expressed concern that many schools in Kakamega and Busia counties are still offering holiday tuition despite the ban. In a letter to headteachers, Kakamega East sub-county education officer Didacus Odhiambo warned those …

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Cuba picks new leader for post-Castro tenure

Havana, Thursday Cuba’s parliament has picked Raúl Castro’s right-hand man, Miguel Díaz-Canel, as the sole candidate to succeed him, ending the family’s long rule. Castro took over as president from his ailing brother Fidel in 2006. An improvement in relations with the US which began under Barack Obama has been partially reversed since Donald Trump …

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Appellate court adjourns St Mary’s hospitals case

Roy Lumbe @lumbe_roy An appeal by American priest Dr Bill Fryda seeking to quash a decision by the High Court ordering him to surrender the multi-billion shilling St Mary’s Mission hospitals to a group of Catholic nuns’ yesterday failed to proceed after the nun’s lawyer failed to appear in court. The matter which had been …

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IEBC trio yet to formally resign, say authorities

Irene Githinjiand Mwangi Willy @PeopleDailyKe The resignation of three electoral commission members earlier this week remained shrouded in mystery yesterday after it emerged they are yet to hand in their resignation letters as per the law. IEBC vice chair Consolata Nkatha-Maina and commissioners Paul Kurgat and Margaret Mwachanya announced their resignation on Monday citing poor …

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Paradox of thirsty city amid floods everywhere

Bernard Gitau @benagitau Nairobi residents are certainly living in interesting but incomprehensibly annoying times— the paradox of water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink! The onset of the rains had brought hopes that the pain and inconvenience of rationing —or total lack— following a prolonged drought was over. And boy, have the rains …

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Ministry ratchets up anti-Malaria fight drive

George Kebaso @Morarak The anticipated arrival of 10 malaria vector control experts and 100 doctors from Cuba in July is part of the government’s strategy to rejuvenate malaria interventions. Declining resources, according to the Ministry of Health, has stagnated progress that had seen malaria prevalence drop by 3 per cent from 11 per cent in …

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Ministry ratchets up anti-Malaria fight drive

George Kebaso @Morarak The anticipated arrival of 10 malaria vector control experts and 100 doctors from Cuba in July is part of the government’s strategy to rejuvenate malaria interventions. Declining resources, according to the Ministry of Health, has stagnated progress that had seen malaria prevalence drop by 3 per cent from 11 per cent in …

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Let’s do more for those with disability, says First Lady

PSCU @PeopleDailyKe Issues affecting persons with disability should be given priority in policy formulation and legislation, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has said. She called for concerted efforts to remove hurdles that prevent persons with disability from realising their full potential. “Disability needs to be given higher priority in policy and legislation. But this alone will …

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Two children drown as floods wreak more havoc

PD Team @PeopleDailyKe Grief has engulfed a village in Marsabit county after two children drowned in a dam following heavy rains pounding the area as thousands of Kenyans continued to be rendered homeless in various parts of the country. Marsabit Central Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) Joseph Nyakwara said the children died in a dam at …

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Experts start probe into Syria gas attack

Douma, Tuesday International investigators today entered a Syrian town hit by an alleged chemical attack, after days of delay and warnings by Western powers that crucial evidence had likely been removed. The suspected gas attack on April 7 on Douma, near Damascus, reportedly left more than 40 people dead and was blamed by Western powers …

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‘No white smoke’ as dons strike persists

Wangui Githugo and Kirera Mwiti @PeopleDailyKe Learning in public universities might take longer to resume as consultations to resolve the lectures’ pay impasse are yet to be completed. Speaking yesterday to People Daily on the sidelines of an Equity Bank function in Nairobi, Vice Chancellors Committee chair and Technical University of Kenya VC Francis Aduol …

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