Despite the free maternal health care offer, little or no change has taken place in Homa Bay county, whose maternal death rate is 583 per 100,000 live births. This is largely because of the active role Traditional Birth Attendants, locally known as min Jossy, play in helping women deliver at their homes. Akoth says she has helped thousands of women deliver babies at her home in Sofia estate, Homa Bay town. Abuya says trainees in public hospitals rarely understand the birth complications dogging safe delivery as midwives do. Homa Bay Health executive Richard Muga acknowledges the role played by traditional midwives but encourages expectant women to deliver in health facilities.
Read: PS denies Sh10bn lost in NYS scandalThis is the second NYS scandal to come to light since the Sh1.9 billion fraud in 2015 that led to the resignation of Devolution CS Anne Waiguru. Read: NYS Scandal: PS Lillian Omollo, NYS Director Richard Ndubai step asideThe DCI want to question Firstling Supplies Limited and Flagstone Merchants, among others. NYS Director General Richard Ndubai and Public Service PS Lilian Omollo have stepped aside for three month to allow for probe. It has emerged some of the companies that received cash in the latest scandal were also named in the earlier scam. More: Youth affairs ministry denies paying Sh8 billion to ghost NYS suppliersClick here for the latest political news
A distraught family that lost their six-year-old daughter in the Solai Dam tragedy have carried out DNA tests after the baby was claimed by a second family. Some 48 people were killed when Solai Dam burst two weeks ago, 41 were buried last Wednesday. Now the body of my niece is lying in the mortuary waiting for DNA tests. Why hasn’t the other family claiming the body shown up for DNA tests?” Wanja said. “We want him to come so we can collect samples from parents from the two families and compare them to those of the child.”Read: Uhuru makes grand promises to victims of Solai dam tragedyAlso read: Arrest Solai Dam owner – senatorsClick here for the latest political news
Information and Communications Technology Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru says the ICT sector will play major role in achieving the country's Big Four agenda. Speaking yesterday at the launch of the Connected Summit 2018, Mucheru however said this is only possible with partnership from all stakeholders. We have taken major steps in digitisation with projects such as digital literacy programme, digital migration and digitisation of lands registry," the CS said. The key theme is "How do we use ICT as an enabler to help us deliver the on the Big 4 Agenda?" "The event is set to be the greatest meeting of ICT minds ever in the East African region who will take part in 3 days of intensive engagements on ICT support for the Big four agenda," he said.
Medic Moses Njue, the former chief government pathologist accused stealing hearts from two corpses, yesterday launched his bid to block prosecution. Njue said his trial and that of his son Lemuel Mureithi are unfounded and only meant to frustrate his work. At the magistrate’s court, Njue and Mureithi are accused of destroying the heart to conceal evidence, knowing the autopsy report would be used as evidence in a case pending in court. He says Muumbo’s relatives have filed a petition before the High Court to compel him to release the stolen body part. Being tried at the magistrate’s court, while a civil matter is pending at the High Court, he argues, will prejudice the case.
Three of the 14 people who died in an accident on the Kitale-Webuye road have been identified. Ivor Kirong, a lecturer at Masai Mara University, and former communications director to former Mount Elgon MP John Serut are among those killed in the accident. Naibei said Kirong had boarded the Quick Shuttle matatu at Kamukuywa three minutes before the accident. Pastor David Mukhwana, 40, who worked at the Trans Nzoia county government also died in the accident. The driver lost control of the matatu, hit a culvert and rolled into a ditch during the incident.
The Independent Police Oversight Authority said nearly half of cases it received were a result of poor management. Outgoing IPOA chairman Macharia Njeru said their analysis showed there was a management problem at the National Police Service. Njeru's team whose term ended yesterday said they received 9,878 cases during their six-year term. “This effectively shows that the biggest problem in the National Police Service is management,” Njeru said. “Forty one cases were referred to the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights and another 289 to the DCI," Njeru said.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has defended the move to reduce number of bodyguards attached to VIPs. It's sheer madness to move a whole police station to your office,” Matiangi said. Read: You can't have 26 police bodyguards, Matiang'i tells SonkoThe ministry wants to recall 5,000 police officers attached to VIPs in a rationalisation programme. Matiang'i spoke in Nairobi during the handover ceremony of IPOA's inaugural commissioners who term expired yesterday. We take the position that innocent taxpayers cannot be forced to shoulder the burden of reckless public officers," he said.
In 2004, questions were raised over the construction of Uchumi Hyper along Lang'ata Road, Nairobi, with claims that the structure is situated on Wilson Airport flight path funnel. In 2004, questions were raised over the construction of Uchumi Hyper along Lang'ata Road, Nairobi, with claims that the structure is situated on Wilson Airport flight path funnel. Just how far from and how tall should a building near an airport or an airstrip be, so as not interfere with flight paths? Around it are more tall buildings; some complete and occupied and others under construction, posing a threat to planes landing into or flying out of Wilson Airport airport just a few kilometres away. A building could be quite tall if it is far from an airport and short if it is near it.
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According to Mr Chege they were “relaxing” at the spot he had frequented before the incident. Ms Waiyaki’s family suspects foul play and has vowed to pursue the matter to find out exactly what transpired that fateful day. Does that mean Janet could not have worn her clothes too?” one of Ms Waiyaki’s relatives asked. At the time of the incident, they said Ms Waiyaki’s car had broken down. Lying in his Intensive Care Unit bed, Mr Chege spoke to visitors with difficulty despite seeming to be in high spirits.
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| Published Tue, May 22nd 2018 at 00:00, Updated May 22nd 2018 at 07:12 GMT +3Auditor General Edward Ouko. [JENIPHER WACHIE, STANDARD]Claims worth Sh3 billion remain outstanding at the National Youth Service and its parent ministry in the last financial year due to documentation gaps, according to Auditor General Edward Ouko. An audit report says that cumulatively, suppliers are demanding Sh6.3 billion in a mix of fraudulent and genuine claims. Twelve payment vouchers caught the attention of the auditors in relation to glaring anomalies. Firms that are at the centre of the ongoing investigations dominate the list of unpaid suppliers.
May 21, 2018 21:04 UTC
Police in Kakamega are investigating Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and an MCA for allegedly inciting the public to violence. Oparanya and Sheywe MCA Joab Amukhale are accused of inciting the public against a family suspected of involvement in the kidnapping and killing of a nine-year-old girl in mid-March. Mwanzia was a Standard Three pupil at St Joseph’s Academy in Kakamega town. Speaking when he visited Mwanzia’s family in March, Oparanya said the family should leave the town to ensure residents’ safety. Oparanya asked why the suspect had not been convicted three years down the line until he killed another innocent child.
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Volleyball: Amaco pumps Sh9.3m into annual tourneyThe overall trophy for the Launch of the 12th Edition AMACO Volleyball Tournament in Nairobi on Monday May 21, 2018. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]It is all systems go for this weekend’s 12th edition of the Amaco International Volleyball Tournament in Eldoret after organisers got a sponsorship boost of Sh9.3m from Amaco Insurance, in Nairobi, yesterday. Men’s champions General Service Unit will face local rivals Prisons Kenya, Ugandan trio of KAVC, Sky Volleyball Club and Espor, Tanzania’s Faru and Rwanda’s Rembo. In the women’s category, Prisons Kenya, Kenya Commercial Bank and Rembo are expected to give champions Kenya Pipeline a run for their money. “We are expecting more than 60 teams this year because of the increased sponsorship that we have witnessed today," said the tournament's founder, Paul Bitok.
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The interwebs is abuzz with news of a blind date between a celebrity and a die-hard fan. Vera Sidika finally got to meet the "crazy" fan who held up traffic outside the Rick Ross concert at the Carnivore Grounds. The hilarious scene ended with Vera rolling down her car window and obliging the fan by greeting him. Anyhow, Vera and Brian spent Sunday evening chatting and sharing an intimate meal at Tribe's Jiko Restaurant. Reactions include:sanggideons: Hio meno yako na smile wacha tu.
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