Kabogo commissions state-of-the art maternity unit

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 – Kiambu Governor William Kabogo on Friday commissioned the construction of a 270-bed capacity Reproductive Health Unit at the Thika Level 5 hospital. Kabogo said the construction was in line with his government’s goal of transforming Kiambu into a medical care […]

Ruto at Buhari swearing-in, praises vote conduct

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 29 – Deputy President William Ruto joined more than 40 Presidents and Heads of Government during the inauguration of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria. The colourful inauguration was also graced by US Secretary of State John Kerry and several African […]

Buhari vows to tackle Nigeria’s problems ‘head on’

ABUJA, Nigeria, Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari pledged to tackle the nation’s problems “head on” and an intensified fight against Boko Haram in his inaugural speech after taking the oath of office on Friday. The 72-year-old, who took charge of Africa’s most […]

Wamalwa, Juma to be vetted on June 9

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 – Nominees for Secretary to the Cabinet Monica Juma and Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation Eugene Wamalwa will be vetted by Parliament’s Committee on Administration and National Security and Committee on appointments on June 9. The two were appointed by […]

MPs representing persons with disability demand 22 seats

NAIROBI, Kenya May 29 – Members of Parliament representing people with disabilities are demanding 22 slots of the 290 in the National Assembly, in order to comply with the five percent constitutional provision on representation. Nominated MPs Isaac Mwaura, Bishop Robert Mutemi, Godliva Omondi […]

Hawkers swarm streets in the centre of Nairobi

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 – Nairobi residents have raised concerns over the increased number of hawkers within the Central Business District, saying it poses a security threat. Known for its endless traffic, the city is now swamped with traders who have set shop in undesignated areas. The […]

President Kenyatta in new push for S.Sudan peace

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 – President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday oversaw the start of a new initiative in the efforts to stabilise South Sudan that will see two parallel peace processes merged. Former senior political detainees who were released through President Kenyatta’s intervention during […]

85 youths heed amnesty to quit terror groups

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 – The Interior Ministry on Friday said 85 youths had surrendered following the amnesty offered by the government to Kenyans who have joined terror groups. Interior Spokesperson Mwenda Njoka told Capital FM News that most of the youths who surrendered had joined the Al […]

Infotrak: Kenyans in 10 counties believe in devolution

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 – A recent survey conducted by Infotrak in 10 counties reveals that 71 percent of Kenyans believe that devolution has made a big difference in their lives. According to the report done in partnership with the Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD), those interviewed also […]

Kenya to hold regional meet on countering violent extremism

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 – Kenya is set to hold a regional conference on countering violent extremism next month. Speaking during a meeting with members of the diplomatic corp, Interior Principal Secretary Monica Juma said 25 countries in Africa and 16 from other parts of the world had been […]