Be selfish with your votes, radio personality, Caroline Mutoko, tells Kenyan youth

Radio presenter Caroline Mutuko, FILE PHOTOVeteran radio presenter Caroline Mutoko has urged the Kenyan youth to focus on themselves at the forthcoming general election. Speaking at the side lines of the BYOB TV reality show launch, Ms Mutoko urged Kenyan youth to be selfish. The undisputed queen of radio is one of the judges in the BYOB TV reality show set to hit the air waves later this month. “Vote for yourself, you have the numbers, stop short changing yourself.”In the recent past Ms Mutoko has been a voice of reason in the Kenyan digital space with her YouTube channel. Her posts center around general commentary and youth advisory touching on several topics.

January 20, 2017 07:19 UTC

Kenya: Strict vetting can help fight counterfeit drugs

Consequently, the global pharmaceutical market is typified by a situation of numerous standards of quality. In April 2015, leading health researchers and regulators were unanimous that poor quality and falsified medicines are potentially devastating to global health. Suffice is to say that substandard or counterfeit medicines also kills. Government and other players in this industry need to ensure that patients have access to good quality medicine. In collaboration with Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) and the Kenya National Quality Laboratory, drug supplying organizations can play a key role in the fight against counterfeit and substandard medicines.

January 20, 2017 07:18 UTC

Kenya: Meru residents not turning up to register, says IEBC

| Updated Fri, January 20th 2017 at 10:07 GMT +3Polly Makena (left) attends to Joy Gatwiri, on January 18, 2017, at Makutano registration centre, Meru town. PHOTO: PETER MUTHOMI/STANDARDLarge numbers of residents in various parts of Meru County will not be able to register as voters in the on-going exercise, because of various reasons, including uncollected National Identity Cards. President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to tour Meru, on a mission to rally residents support the Jubilee Party and to register as voters. ALSO READ: IEBC clarifies on Kalonzo Musyoka ID mix-upThose who did not change their old IDs for new ones are flocking registration centres in large numbers but to their disappointment the registration officers are turning them back. "The ones coming with old IDs are not allowed to register because the law does not allow it, so we are turning them away.

January 20, 2017 07:09 UTC

William Ruto bankrolling anti Peter Kenneth team

As the battle for Nairobi governorship shapes up, especially in the Jubilee camp which has split in the middle, details have now emerged of the forces driving the battle. It is now believed that there are powerful forces behind Sonko’s team which is going round asking Nairobi residents not to vote for Kenneth, a former MP for Gatanga and also 2013 presidential candidate. According to a report by the Star, Team Nairobi, as it has come to be known, is receiving funding from Deputy President William Ruto. Meanwhile, Kenneth Joined President Uhuru Kenyatta during his tour of Murang’a on Thursday, January 19, where he is leading a voter registration drive ahead of the August 8 election. As such, Ruto feels threatened by Kenneth who is Kikuyu and is more likely to inherit votes from the populous community hence complicating his presidential ambitions.

January 20, 2017 06:46 UTC

Obama writes to Americans on his final day of 8-year term

Because all that I've learned in my time in office, I've learned from you. I've seen neighbors and communities take care of each other during the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. I've seen our scientists help a paralyzed man regain his sense of touch, and wounded warriors once given up for dead walk again. I've seen you, the American people, in all your decency, determination, good humor, and kindness. And in your daily acts of citizenship, I've seen our future unfolding.

January 20, 2017 06:35 UTC

How to get pregnant when one partner is infected with HIV

This means that the infected one is less likely to infect the other, and unprotected sex can be allowed after the test," clarifies Odondi. "We help them find out which days the wife could be fertile enough to get pregnant when they have unprotected sex. Option 2This is used when the infected partner doesn't want to take drugs. The HIV virus only thrives in semen, the medium the sperm cells use to get to the ovum (female egg) so as to fertilize it. The 'clean' sperm cells that are later used to fertilize the HIV positive partner.

January 20, 2017 06:13 UTC

Kenya: Factbox: Trump's early executive actions could undo Obama policies

Some of Trump's first executive orders will likely undo some of the more than 275 orders signed by Obama during his eight years in the White House. One increased the federal minimum wage for employees of federal contractors to $10.10 per hour starting in 2015. Another required all federal contractors to provide their workers with paid sick leave. ENERGY AND CLIMATEObama issued dozens of executive actions on climate policy and clean energy that Trump may seek to undo. Trump could also reverse an Obama order that requires federal government agencies to slash emissions 40 percent from 2008 levels by 2025.

January 20, 2017 06:08 UTC

Kenya: Washington braces for anti-Trump protests, New Yorkers march

Some 900,000 people, both Trump backers and opponents, are expected to flood Washington for Friday's inauguration ceremony, according to organizers' estimates. Events include the swearing-in ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol and a parade to the White House along streets thronged with spectators. "Donald Trump may control Washington, but we control our destiny as Americans," de Blasio said. The confrontation occurred outside the National Press Club building, where inside a so-called "DeploraBall" event was being held in support of Trump, the footage showed. Forecast rain may also dampen the turnout, though security officials lifted an earlier ban on umbrellas, saying small umbrellas would be permitted.

January 20, 2017 06:03 UTC

Kenya: On Inauguration Eve, Trumpsters party in the 'swamp' of Washington

Ironically, Workman and other Trump supporters were participating in a Washington ritual as old as the city itself - the crush of balls, parties and protests that mark the inauguration of a new U.S. president. Police deployed chemical spray after protesters threw trash at those leaving the building, according to the Washington Post. Elsewhere in the city, Trump backers wearing American flag-themed apparel and red "Make America Great Again" hats shared sidewalks with people carrying signs that called the incoming president a fascist. Helicopters roared overhead as a pickup truck towing a "Honk 4 Trump" trailer blared the 1971 Don MacLean hit "American Pie." As the party picked up, Koutoulas mused about how Trump's freewheeling style might affect his profits as a hedge fund manager.

January 20, 2017 05:58 UTC

Safaricom still market leader as users drop 1.2m

Safaricom added 669,594 subscribers in the three months ended last September, maintaining its market leader position with a total of 25.94 million users even as the total number of active mobile phone users dropped by 1.2 million. The revision saw Telkom Kenya’s subscribers drop by nearly half to 2.9 million customers as at September from 5.2 million users in June, data released by the CA showed. Troubled Airtel added 178,840 new subscribers to close at 6.76 million users. Ms Ruto previously served as chief corporate affairs officer at Safaricom, and was regional regulatory affairs director for Celtel (now Airtel). Prior to her appointment, she was the general manager for regulatory affairs, East Africa at Multichoice Africa.

January 20, 2017 05:48 UTC

Are you a stepparent? Here are guiding tips to build love and trust

As a stepparent, this is one value that you need to keep in sharp focus. They also need to know that you will protect them from external pressure, both from relatives and friends. As a stepparent, you need to appreciate that the child comes to you with experiences and relationships that you were never a part of. The child's biological parent has to work as hard as the stepparent to help transition the child into this new realm. There will be low moments that will test all involved and it is best to seek help when needed.

January 20, 2017 05:38 UTC

This is how social media delink us from the physical world and make us anti-social

Whenever you happened to board a bus with an elderly person, you had no option but an obligation to stand. Those days when if you were playing with your colleagues and an elderly person passed by, you’d to stop the game and stand aside until they had passed. He’d talk about the “wazungu’ (The Whites) and how he used to work in the big hotels. Everyone is busy, it’s in the evening and while standing, you can possible spot the well-lit phone pattern all around the bus. Mostly, they’d be updating their status to “Why me?”Technology has moved the world into great levels.

January 20, 2017 05:13 UTC

She keeps saying NO and I'm afraid I might cheat

I am sexually starved and I am getting tempted to look elsewhere to satisfy my sexual needs. It could also be that you are the one not satisfying her sexually, leading to her not satisfying you in bed. Remember the sexual needs and desires of a woman are entirely different from those of a man. A woman needs to be emotionally satisfied before the sexual act begins then she is able to follow through during the act. Lastly, I may not forget to tell you that looking for another woman to satisfy your sexual needs is a futile undertaking.

January 20, 2017 04:58 UTC

Woman shot by gangsters, Zambian man found dead in Nairobi apartment

According to the police, the woman was approaching her gate when she noticed her watchman was with someone else. The woman, who runs an M-Pesa shop, was also robbed of Sh100,000 in cash and a mobile phone but the watchman was not harmed. FOUND DEADElsewhere, a Zambian national was found dead in his apartment in Nairobi just two days after arriving in the country. Dr Elijah Mukhala was found lying in his bed on Tuesday night after he did not report to work. According to the police, he arrived in Kenya on Sunday and was due to report to work on Monday.

January 20, 2017 04:50 UTC

US national security handover to Trump bumpy, officials say

President-elect Donald Trump's national security transition has been more chaotic than others in recent memory, with important positions unfilled and many of his people less able, or willing, to engage on substance, US officials said. Top Trump officials, however, described the transition as having gone smoothly, including on national security. The Trump transition and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Trump spokesman Sean Spicer also told reporters that contact between the incoming and outgoing National Security Council staffs had been "tremendous." Three State Department officials, though, called the transition there "a mess," and said that until recently the Trump team had little contact with department officials and read few if any of their briefing books.

January 20, 2017 04:47 UTC

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