The Star News


  • New plant produced vaccine could eradicate Polio worldwide
    by the_star on August 23, 2017 at 8:52 am

    The first record of Polio is in Africa, displayed on a plaque that once formed part of a frieze in a temple in ancient Egypt. It depicts a man with a withered leg supporting himself with a crutch - a common characteristic of the disease.However it was not until 1789 that British physician Michael […]

  • Interfere with NASA petition at your own risk, Maraga and LSK warn
    by the_star on August 23, 2017 at 8:47 am

    The Judiciary and Law Society of Kenya have warned the public and parties to NASA's petition against handling the matter elsewhere and issuing statements that could be harmful.The Supreme Court has asked media houses and their workers to ensure fair, impartial and responsible" reporting on the NASA […]

  • Kenya's maternity fee waiver is great but there are many gaps
    by the_star on August 23, 2017 at 8:15 am

    About 21 pregnant women die every day in Kenya due to complications from childbirth. That’s equivalent to two 10-seater commuter micro minibuses, known as matatus, crashing every day with the loss of all the passengers on board. Pregnant women in Kenya die because they either do not receive […]

  • Mwingi miraa dealers stare at losses as polythene bags ban looms
    by the_star on August 23, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Mwingi miraa sellers have pleaded with the government to reconsider the impending polythene bags ban saying it will affect their trade.The dealers use the bags to preserve the highly perishable herb and package it for clients.The ban proposed by the environment ministry will be in force starting […]

  • Murang'a Jubilee chair throws hat into ring as speaker race hots up
    by the_star on August 23, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Murang’a Jubilee Party chairman Simon Gakuru has declared his ambition for the county assembly speaker seat.Gakuru made the announcement after meeting 35 MCAs-elect in Kenol town on Tuesday.He said he is suitable for the job as he is a young lawyer with passion for the success of […]

  • End corruption that plagued Lusaka's administration, clergy tell...
    by the_star on August 23, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Religious leaders in Bungoma want Governor Wycliffe Wangamati to prioritise the war on corruption.They said development lagged in under Kenneth Lusaka's leadership because of rampant corruption.The clergy led by Alex Masika and Elima Wafula spoke on Tuesday in Webuye town."We are praying that the […]

  • US donates Sh3.3bn to curb drought in Northern Kenya
    by the_star on August 23, 2017 at 7:05 am

    The United States has donated Sh 3.3 billion to address the drought situation in northern Kenya.The drought relief will cater for immediate deliveries of emergency food, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene services."The US is helping to feed children and families who are suffering as a result […]

  • Man surrenders to police after confessing to killing two Kiambu cops
    by the_star on August 23, 2017 at 6:21 am

    A man on Wednesday walked to Ngong police station and claimed he was among gunmen who shot dead two police officers in Kiambu last week. The officers were attacked and robbed of their gun. The man was taken into custody for questioning over the claims even as police hunt more killers of Martin […]

  • Secession call: Will you lead protest with wife, children? Mbarire...
    by the_star on August 23, 2017 at 6:19 am

    Kenyans have criticised NASA head of strategy David Ndii after his "we will call for mass action if court fails" remarks. During an interview with NTV on Tuesday, the economist said the coalition is well prepared for mass action. He said the decision comes from a need to seek a free democratic […]

  • Burnout: Older employees miserable in their jobs, study suggests
    by the_star on August 23, 2017 at 6:19 am

    Older employees tend to be more miserable in their jobs, with the rapid descent into workplace drudgery kicking in at the age of 35, a new study claims.While millennials may be full of youthful exuberance for their new roles, the reality of working life has set in for Generation X and Baby […]