It is, therefore, important that farmers know, in particular, some plants that can be used to treat chicken diseases. These are pepper, aloe vera, sisal leaves, neem, papaya (papain), cinnamon, garlic (allicin), thyme and Oregon. Respiratory and gastrointestinal diseasesSisal leaves are used to control gastrointestinal diseases which are characterised by diarrhoea, un-thriftiness and wing drooping while respiratory diseases characterised by coughing, gasping and noisy breathing. However, of all the herbs, aloe vera stands out as the king of herbs or a broad spectrum antibiotic in poultry health. Glycoprotein is responsible for anti-inflammatory and antiallergenic properties of aloe vera.
December 15, 2017 16:41 UTC
Our destination is on an eight-acre farm in Teltet village where farmer Isaac Chumba grows strawberry, among other crops. The other part, about some three acres, hosts the sweet strawberry plants. This is different from crop rotation where one plants a separate crop from a different family to break the disease cycle. The farmer grows the Chandler strawberry variety, which he notes offers bigger and sweeter fruits that have a longer shelf-life. Marketing challengeChumba, who holds a Bachelors Degree in Procurement from Mount Kenya University, went into strawberry farming when about 20 years.
December 15, 2017 16:41 UTC
Prof Juma as very prolific in social media, frequently sharing his writings on Twitter. His Kenyan lawyer told Nation that the scholar had been unwell for some time. By JULIUS SIGEIMore by this AuthorBy WALTER MENYAMore by this AuthorUS-based Kenyan scholar Calestous Juma, who was in June named as one of the most reputable people in the world, is dead. UNWELL FOR A WHILEHis Kenyan lawyer told Nation that the scholar had been unwell for some time. In the June list of fame, Prof Juma featured alongside luminaries such as Bill Gates, Barack and Michelle Obama and the Pope.
December 15, 2017 16:37 UTC
Maize dust is a source of energy (carbohydrates) but is deficient in proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals, all of which are essential for optimal performanceBy JOHN MUCHIBIMore by this AuthorValue of maize dust as chicken feedI normally go to the posho mill and collect maize dust and give it to my chickens. Birds fed on the maize dust alone would not perform well unless they are let free to scavenge. You could supplement the maize dust with fish meal, vegetables and then provide Stressmix in drinking water. Keeping a pigsty cleanI keep pigs in Kaimosi, western Kenya but despite my efforts to make the pigsty clean, it always smells. Most terrestrial predators are uncomfortable crossing an area with minimal bush cover and so clear bushes around the chicken house.
December 15, 2017 16:30 UTC
Over 400 employees of troubled retail chain store Nakumatt Holdings on Friday took to the Mombasa streets to protest their unpaid six-month salaries. The employees said they have been struggling to fend for their families for the last six months. Beryl Kingi, who works at Nakumatt Likoni, said some of her colleagues' marriages are in shambles because of the Nakumatt woes. Nakumatt Holdings had four branches in Mombasa among them Nakumatt Likoni, Nakumatt Cinemax, Nakumatt Nyali and Nakumatt Bamburi. Nakumatt Bamburi, the newest of the three, has already been closed and Naivas Supermarket has already taken the premises.
December 15, 2017 15:56 UTC
By WACHIRA MWANGIMore by this AuthorMombasa County will host the 79th Skål International World Congress in 2018. The Mombasa event will take place from October 17 to 21, 2018. While presenting the organisation’s flag to Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, Skål Kenya Chairman Silvester Mbandi said Kenya received ratification at the 78th Skål International World Congress in Hyderbad, India on October 7, 2017 to host the Skål International World Congress 2018 in Mombasa. UNIQUE OPPORTUNITYThe Annual Skål World Congress which includes the general assembly and business sessions, provides a unique opportunity for its members to meet. Mr Mbandi said the congress, in which over 1000 international delegates are expected, will open up Kenya to the world.
December 15, 2017 15:33 UTC
MANCHESTERJose Mourinho confirmed on Friday that Manchester United defender Eric Bailly will be forced to undergo surgery that will keep him out for up to three months. Bailly, so dominant in United's strong start to the campaign, has not played since the start of November after picking up an ankle injury while on international duty with the Ivory Coast. United's medical staff had hoped that rehabilitation in Manchester would avoid the need for surgery but the manager revealed in midweek that time was running out on that option. Now, Mourinho has confirmed that is, indeed, the case and Bailly will have surgery that, in a best case scenario, will leave him sidelined for two to three months. United, at least, have been strengthened by the recent return of versatile defender Marcos Rojo, himself out since last April having torn cruciate knee ligaments.
December 15, 2017 15:22 UTC
Matimba Mabonda, 25, has attained his degree in chemical engineering from UCT. (Supplied)Cape Town - After overcoming depression, financial difficulties and several academic setbacks, a Soweto-born man is to finally attain his degree in chemical engineering at the University of Cape Town (UCT). "It's very uncommon for the black community to seek help because we grow up being told depression is not a thing. One has to be strong... People should always seek help." Mabonda urged other students in similar situations to seek help, despite what they had been taught previously.
December 15, 2017 14:37 UTC
Zanzibar players celebrate their winner against Uganda during the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup semi-final at Moi Stadium, Kisumu on December 15, 2017. PHOTO | VINCENT OPIYO | NATION MEDIA GROUPZanzibar players celebrate their winner against Uganda during the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup semi-final at Moi Stadium, Kisumu on December 15, 2017. I thank God and my players for this win that propels to our first ever Cecafa final. However that doesn’t mean we fear them because we came here to win the cup,” said Zanzibar coach Ali Suleiman Hemed. Uganda Cranes midfielder Allan Kyambadde (left) dribbles past Zanzibar's Abdalla Salum during their Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup semi-final at Moi Stadium in Kisumu on December 15, 2017.
December 15, 2017 13:52 UTC
The proposed initiative would give greater discretion to US field commanders in launching strikes and rescind the State Department's ability to pause offensive military operations in response to perceived problems, the Times said. US forces have carried out about 30 airstrikes so far this year in Somalia — twice as many as in 2016. More than 500 US soldiers have also been dispatched to Somalia to assist in the fight against Shabaab. The best-staffed base visited by the team had 160 SNA soldiers present out of a total officially listed at 550. “They are incapable of conducting effective operations or sustaining themselves.”Kenyan forces have also been cited for allegedly failing to carry out assigned duties in Somalia.
December 15, 2017 13:30 UTC
Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony condemned the shooting and sent condolences to the family and friends. His sister, Ms Daisy Ketter, said they received the heart-breaking news on Monday morning. By ANITA CHEPKOECHMore by this AuthorA Kericho family is grieving the killing of a 19-year old student in cold blood in the United States of America last weekend. In his native Changoi Village in Belgut Constituency, the family is demanding justice. CONDEMNED KILLINGKericho Governor Paul Chepkwony condemned the shooting and sent condolences to the family and friends.
December 15, 2017 13:18 UTC
ALSO READ: Froome regrets his test result, terms it 'damaging'The Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda 23 years ago is a case in point. Such is the fate of France, the supporter-in-chief and financier of the Genocide against the Tutsi. It is France that, to this day, denies the Genocide against the Tutsi and it is France that still gives refuge to those who planned and carried out the Genocide. The report, which has been shared with the Government of France, thoroughly investigating the responsibility of French officials with respect to the Genocide. The 1998 French Parliamentary Commission’s investigation into the role of French officials was neither transparent nor complete.
December 15, 2017 13:18 UTC
ALSO READ: KRA hurts in worst year for job seekersThis will in turn help enroll 300,000 more people living with the virus under government fully funded ARV programme that will run starting January 2018 to 2021 as the current agreement elapses in December 31. Data from the ministry shows only 82,000 people with TB are reached for treatment compared to the over 138,000 new cases every year. While HIV and Aids programmes will benefit from Sh25 billion, TB has been allocated Sh6.3 billion and malaria Sh6.7 billion. “With this new grant, we will continue to support prevention, diagnosis and treatment interventions for HIV, TB and Malaria,” he said during the signing. Head of Global Fund’s High Impact Africa II Department Linden Morrison added that Kenya has in several ways demonstrated tremendous results on such funding.
December 15, 2017 12:54 UTC
| Published Fri, December 15th 2017 at 15:37, Updated December 15th 2017 at 15:54 GMT +3The hearing of case challenging Governor Alfred Mutua’s win in the August 8 General Election will resume on January 8, 2017 after Justice Aggrey Muchelule adjourned the proceedings on Friday. County Returning Officer, Joyce Wamalwa, who took the witness stand for cross examination maintained the gubernatorial elections were free and fair, and that the results declared were ‘a true reflection of the will of the Machakos electorate.’ALSO READ: Governor Mutua wants forensic expert to study papersMs Wamalwa also denied claims by the petitioner, former Kathiani MP Wavinya Ndeti that there were massive illegalities and irregularities in the election, insisting the entire exercise was conducted in accordance with the Constitution. “The results I declared at the county tallying center were the same ones I received from the various constituency tallying centers as submitted by respective returning officers,” she said. Ms Wamalwa, who was listed as the second respondent in the petition also maintained there were no discrepancies in the final tally of votes with regard to the figures transmitted electronically and those recorded on form 37 As. The development comes at a time when city lawyer, Mugambi Laichena has petitioned the Chief Justice David Maraga to investigate Ham Lagat advocate, who allegedly swore two conflicting affidavits relating to the ongoing petition.
December 15, 2017 12:45 UTC
207[PHOTO: COURTESY]Romelu Lukaku’s dip in form has been a subject of online banter and now gaming firm Dafabet has weighed in by giving Kenya’s Manchester United fans a pick me up by refunding lost stakes after the Red Devil’s 2-1 loss to rivals Manchester City. “We couldn’t help but feel for Manchester United fans after two howlers from Lukaku gifted Man City scoring opportunities,” Chris Harley, Dafabet Head of Business Development, said. We like to see our customers win and get value for their money. Real Madrid beating of a below par Barcelona saw Dafabet also return all losing bets just as was in recent Manchester City versus Arsenal match. Dafabet has paid out already to customers who bet on runaway English Premier League leaders, Manchester City to win the league.
December 15, 2017 12:11 UTC