Month: March 2022

PRIVATE SECTOR GENDER MAINSTREAMING POLICY

The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) has launched the first private sector gender mainstreaming policy. This policy is developed with support from the MasterCard Foundation, aims at offering guidance to companies and organizations seeking to optimize gender equality and women’s empowerment initiatives. During the launch last week, KEPSA Chairperson Flora Matahi said “The formulation of …

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MUTYAMBAI APOLOGIZE FOR FAILING TO SHOW UP AT THE SENATE

Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has appealed to a Senate committee to set aside a Sh500,000 fine it imposed on him for failing to honor its invitations and summonses. In a letter to the Senate’s Devolution and Intergovernmental Committee, Mutyambai implored the panel to pardon him, saying it was not his wish to skip the …

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HEAVY RAINS EXPECTED IN RIFT VALLEY, NYANZA AND WESTERN

The Kenya Meteorological department has issued an alert over expected rainfall in various parts of the country for the next 7 days. Heavy rainfall is projected over the Highlands West of the Rift Valley as well as over a few areas in the Highlands East of the Rift Valley, the South-eastern lowlands, North-western and North-eastern …

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THREE KILLED ALONG MARSABIT-MOYALE HIGHWAY

Three people lost their lives following an attack by suspected armed highway bandits on a vehicle they were travelling in between Bubisa and Turbi areas on the Marsabit-Moyale highway Tuesday evening. Marsabit County Commissioner Paul Rotich said the unknown number of attackers sprayed the Toyota probox saloon car which had seven occupants killing three and …

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GOOGLE PARTNERS WITH WOMEN LEGISLATORS TO TAME ONLINE TROLLS

Google has announced a partnership with women parliamentarians under the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) that will see women politicians equipped with online safety tools and skills that will help them mitigate the impact of online trolls and cyber-bullying. The female politicians will use Google’s free tool, Harassment Manager, to document and manage online abuse …

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COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY LOCUST INVASION TO BE FUNDED BY WORLD BANK

The government has finalized plans to support communities in 15 counties that were affected by locust infestation. The County Executive Committee for Agriculture, Pastoral Economy and Fisheries, George Emoru has assured the Community Driven Development Committees (CDDCs) from the 10 Wards of the release of Sh36 million, the first phase, which is meant to reinstate …

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133 PASSANGER PLANE CRASHES IN CHINA, CASUALTIES UNKNOWN

China Eastern passenger jet carrying 133 people has crashed in southwest China and caused a mountain fire with casualties unknown, state broadcaster CCTV reported Monday. The Boeing 737 plane crashed in the rural countryside near Wuzhou city, Guangxi region and “caused a mountain fire”, CCTV said, citing the provincial emergency management bureau. The report added …

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TWO SUSPECTED AL-SHABAAB MILITANTS KILLED IN OPERATION IN BONI FOREST

Two suspected Al-Shabaab militants were Sunday killed in an ongoing operation in Boni Forest, Lamu County. The two were killed in the Sarira area within the expansive forest and guns found on them. Kenya army troops that clashed with the two said they were in a group of four and that two others escaped. Lamu …

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