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Kenya’s confirmed COVID-19 cases rises to 1,286

Kenya’s Ministry of Health on Monday confirmed 72 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 1,286. Mercy Mwangangi, Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Health, said that the latest cases were detected from 2,711 samples, which were tested in the last 24 hours. Mwangangi said that 70 of the latest patients […]

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Poachers kill Kenya’s white giraffes

Their deaths leave just one white giraffe alive in the world. The post Poachers kill Kenya’s white giraffes appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

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Two of Kenya’s rickety old ferries grind to a halt leaving more than 300,000 commuters stranded

<ul><li><strong>Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) has suspended the two ferries indefinitely after developing mechanical problems.</strong></li><li><strong>Mv Likoni’s propeller is damaged and was withdrawn from service Monday while Mv Nyayo was suspended from service late Tuesday.</strong></li><li><strong>Mv Likoni and Mv Nyayo breakdown only points to a bigger problem which Kenya Ferry Services&nbsp;has been slow to address and willfully endangering […]

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Say Her Name! Kenya’s Sharon Jemutai Cherop is the First Woman to Finish the Lagos City Marathon

The Kenyans did not come to play at the 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Sharon Jemutai Cherop is the first woman to cross the Lagos City Marathon finish line, joining her compatriot Barmasai Tumo who finished first place. She finished in 2 hours, 31 minutes and 38 seconds. Sharon is a Kenyan long-distance runner who […]

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Kenya’s first lady vows to keep championing for gender equity as AFDB promise to lend a helping hand to Kenyan women on the sidelines of 2019 Global Gender Summit

<ul><li><strong>First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta has singled out lack of access to credit, low representation in decision making positions, lack of control over productive land and lack of financial control.&nbsp;</strong></li><li><strong>President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and his Ethiopian counterpart Sahle-Work Zewde also addressed the ongoing 2019 Global Gender Summit in Kigali.</strong></li><li><strong>The African Development Bank (AfDB) has promise […]

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Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway adds five coaches to keep up with demand as tourism peek knocks on the door

<ul><li><strong>Kenya Railways has announced through its Facebook page that it will be adding five additional coaches from August 19th to 22nd, due to high demand for Madaraka Express tickets.</strong></li><li><strong>The announcement was warmly received by a section of Kenyans.</strong></li><li><strong>August is usually a peak season, which means increased numbers of passengers travelling or flying to various coastal […]

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Kenya’s innovative strength sees the country ranked the leading tech hub in Sub-Saharan Africa by WIPO

<ul><li><strong>According to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), Kenya’s so-called Silicon Savannah is unrivalled in Sub-Saharan Africa.</strong></li><li><strong>Kenya’s innovative strength has been attributed to startups’ easy access to credit and microfinance loans.</strong></li><li><strong>In the whole of Africa, South Africa took the crown followed by Kenya and Mauritius was ranked third.</strong></li></ul> <p class="">Kenya is the leading tech hub […]

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Kenya’s telecommunication giant, Safaricom, teams up with Mombasa County to give Coast General Hospital’s newborn unit a facelift worth $190,000

<ul><li><strong>As per the Kenya Demographic Health Survey (KDHS) 2014 neonatal mortality rate lied at 22 per 1000 live births, 1.4 times the post neonatal Mortality rate.</strong></li><li><strong>Through its Maternal and Child Health programme, Safaricom Foundation has set aside KES10 million to refurbish the unit while Mombasa County has pledged KES9 million to be used to for […]

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Here are the faces of all the 15 men who have served as Kenya’s finance ministers since independence

<ul><li><strong>The ministry is responsible for managing Kenya’s National and County Levels of Government Finances.</strong></li><li><strong>It derives its mandate from the Kenyan Constitution 2010, the Public Management Act 2012 and the Executive order No. 2/2013.</strong></li><li><strong>Considering that, here are all the men who have served as Kenya’s finance ministers at different times of the country’s history.</strong></li></ul> <p class="">The […]

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Kenya’s Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha brags he can give Africa’s ugliest man, William Masvinu a run for his money

<ul><li><strong>Mirror, mirror who is the ugliest of them all? Is the big question.</strong></li><li><strong>Kenya’s Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has alluded that he can give Africa’s ugliest man, William Masvinu a run for his money.</strong></li><li><strong>Zimbabwe’s national William Masvinu is the proud title holder of the ugliest man in Africa, having won the Mr Ugly title […]

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Kenya’s celebrated author, Ngugi wa Thiong’o bags the 2019 Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize

<ul><li><strong>Kenya’s celebrated author, Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o has added another feature on his now colourful hat.</strong></li><li><strong>Ngugi, who is currently a Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and English at the University of California, won the literary prize for his acclaimed collection of essays, ‘Decolonizing the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature.”</strong></li><li><strong>Ngugi will be presented […]

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