The government has raised the Ebola warning level and will begin screening at most of the country’s entry points. Ebola has been declared a disaster by the United Nations in West Africa and other aid and medical organizations have risen their alarm levels. The National Disaster Operations Centre NDOC confirmed Thursday that it had started [...]

Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) , the country’s largest bank by assets, reported on Thursday a 16 percent rise in first-half pretax profit to 11.67 billion shillings ($133 million), driven by fees, commissions and foreign exchange trading income. Bad debts were more than targeted at 8.8 percent of the portfolio, Chief Executive Joshua Oigara said, but [...]

Kenyans have a right to safe water and sanitation and existing water laws need to become reality, an independent UN human rights expert said after a trip to the country. Thirteen percent of people in Kenya still defecate in the open. Catarina de Albuquerque said that although Kenyans had rights to safe water and sanitation [...]

The government has launched an initiative to tarmac 10,000 kilometres of roads in the country in the next three years. The initiative, which will be rolled out in three phases, will see the number of tarmacked roads in the country rise from the current 14,000 to just over 24,000. Launching the new programme Wednesday, president [...]

The East African Community (EAC) has begun preparations for the EAC University Students’ Debate 2014, which scholars from institutions of higher learning in the region will attend in Nairobi. The event is scheduled for September 4-5. According to the EAC, the debate, which brings together students from various universities and institutions of higher learning from [...]

Five counties are each set to get state-of-the-art medical laboratories courtesy of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Becton, Dickinson and Company, a leading global medical technology company, has joined hands with the PEPFAR through the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in [...]

Mukurweini Member of Parliament, Kabando Wa Kabando’s mother is dead. The MP’s mother Ruth Wacera Mwangi was allegedly hacked to death by Kabando’ brother after a family disagreement at the family’s home in Mukurweini, Nyeri County. The attack is said to have happened at 2pm Sunday in their Ngamwa village of Mukurweini Constituency. Police have [...]

Safaricom has been ordered to open up its M-Pesa platform after Airtel Kenya filed a petition, accusing Safaricom of unfair competition. The order from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) also prohibited the mobile operator from levying extra charges on competitors using its network. This brings to an end a long battle between Airtel and [...]

A major UK examination board has overhauled its Sociology A Level syllabus to include the study of social media, cybercrime and selfies. Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR) said that the new course “reflects key contemporary social challenges, including a compulsory module on the profound changes arising from globalisation and the digital media revolution”. The new [...]

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