Kakamega  Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has launched a cash transfer system aimed at reducing maternal and under-five child mortality rates. Under the programme, lactating mothers will receive cash transfers of Sh10,000 in eighteen months. The money is meant to entice pregnant women and lactating mothers to deliver in hospitals and attend clinics. Only 31 per cent [...]

A bus, traveling to the capital Nairobi with 60 passengers was hijacked about 40kms from the town of Mandera near Kenya’s border with Somalia. The attackers first tried to wave the bus down but it did not stop so they sprayed it with bullets, police said. When that did not work they fired a rocket-propelled [...]

Sarah Obama, step-grandmother of the US President,  intends to personally invite Mr Barack Obama to visit Kenya. She expects to meet the President soon at the White House in Washington DC. “I will ask him to come,” Mama Sarah said through an interpreter in an interview at United Nations headquarters. “He has to come.” President [...]

Teachers have announced that national delegates will meet to approve a decision to go on strike after the government failed to increase their salaries and allowances. The annual delegates conference will take place on December 9 in Nairobi. Knut Secretary-General Wilson Sossion, speaking on Wednesday after the national executive council meeting, said the top decision-making [...]

Kajwang’, a vocal ODM leader and close confidant of Opposition chief Raila Odinga died at the Mater Hospital in Nairobi where he had been rushed for emergency treatment after suffering a cardiac arrest on Tuesday night. “It is very unfortunate,” a close family member said, “we have lost him.” According to family sources, the former [...]

An official with the United Nations on Tuesday said the UN will help Kenya conduct its next population census. United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) Kenya Deputy Representative Gift Malunga told Xinhua in Nairobi her organization will provide technical and financial support for the exercise. “We will assist in capacity building for the enumerators so that [...]

The grainy mobile phone video shows a mob of Kenyan men surround a woman and grab, grasp and yank her clothes until she is naked. Several such videos have emerged recently of attacks by males who deem a woman to be provocatively dressed. The attacks have created a groundswell of anger that saw mostly women [...]

The Kenyan police and foreign security agents have arrested four suspects, including two sons of slain drug baron Ibrahim Akasha, who are linked to an international drug trafficking syndicate in the United States. The police said the four were found in possession of 98 packets of heroine. Police reports indicate that one of the suspects [...]

Kenya’s KCB Bank posted a 17 percent jump in its pretax profit for the first nine months of this year to 17.7 billion shillings ($197.10 million). The lender, which operates across east Africa from Tanzania to South Sudan, said net interest income grew by six percent, while its foreign exchange income grew by 20 percent. [...]

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