Women leadership among listed firms in Kenya is still low even as the country seeks to achieve a 50:50 gender parity. KenGen yesterday bagged a gender award in recognition of its efforts to promote gender mainstreaming and women empowerment through its Pink Energy initiative. "Research and the studies have shown that (firms) with women on boards have excellent results," said Odundo. A growing amount of research shows that countries that fail to address gender barriers are losing out on significant economic growth. The Gender and Economic Growth Assesment in Kenya by the World bank demonstrates that addressing gender barriers in Kenya could generate significant economic growth for the country.
I remember vividly as leaders were campaigning for the election when sporadic violence started to break out. Even before Election Day, there were already incidents that showed the country was sitting on the edge. Drums of war have been sounding of late and despite the cries for them to be stopped, the sounds seem to be growing louder. Election violence puts the country on a very awkward path politically, socially and economically. We must stop beating the drums of war.
So my day begins by relieving the nurse who was on the night shift. Depending on the ward you’re working in, you’re usually the first to hold in your hands the start of life. The bad part of nursing is that when the rest of Kenyans are enjoying Madaraka Days or such holidays, you’re probably at work. I am always grateful that I welcome new life into the world, but absolutely sad to see life pass through my hands. Yet I need several times to turn, clean, push the patients to theatre, transfer to chair from bed.
World Athletics appointed their first female vice president in 2019 and increased female Council representation to 30 per cent and say they are committed to making that 40 per cent by 2023 and an equal balance by 2027. The Monaco-based organisation has also said they are reviewing traditions around the presentation of women’s performances and achievements where there is currently often an unconscious bias. The “landing page” for the organisation’s website will also change so that the default is no longer men’s results, ranking or awards. “Gender equality should no longer be a theoretical discussion in any organisation,” World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said in a statement. “We have much more to do but I am confident these pledges, together with those of our partners and stakeholders, will allow more women to hurdle historically established barriers on the way to greater gender equality.”
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United are not thinking about chasing down Manchester City despite bringing the Premier League leaders’ sequence of 21 successive victories to a crashing halt with an impressive derby victory at Etihad Stadium. He is also the first manager in United’s history to win his first three away meetings against City in all competitions. What they saidManchester City boss Pep Guardiola told BBC Sport: “Congratulations Manchester United first of all. United are unbeaten in their past 103 Premier League games when leading at half-time (W91 D12). City are back in league action against Southampton on Wednesday (18:00 GMT) before travelling to Fulham on Saturday (20:00).
Tyla, a self-proclaimed pop princess, has released her debut song, 'Getting Late' featuring Kooldrink. No major label deal, no investors, we handmade outfits, built sets, we worked for favours, pushed harder than I thought possible. Tyla likes to think of herself as part of an active new generation of African creatives, proudly sharing their culture with the global community on social media. TikTok allows me to express myself and show the world our South African dance moves like 'Pouncing Cat' and the 'Gwara Gwara',” Tyla said. With ‘Getting Late’ steadily making waves, Tyla now sets her focus on building a career as a multi-hyphenate entertainer and shining a spotlight on Africa.
Though the girl was innocent of theft, her mother, Mercy, (not her real name) doesn't regret punishing her because that made her tell the truth. Mercy told the Star she found Sh200 in her daughter’s school bag and assumed she had taken it from her without permission. “She told me my husband had been giving her money," Mercy said. The father who was present admitted giving the girl money but said there was nothing wrong with a little pocket cash. Mercy said SN had convinced her to transfer the child, citing risk of Covid-19 in boarding schools.
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A growing number of underage girls are being married off as the negative impacts of the Covid-19 disruption persist. Although the exact number in Kenya is not known, Unicef says the pre-Covid data can be used to predict the impact of the pandemic on child marriage. With 527,000 child brides, Kenya has the 20th highest absolute number in the world. “The risk of child marriage increases through various pathways, including economic shocks, school closures and interruptions in services,” the report says. “It is well known, for example, that economic insecurity can lead to child marriage as a way to relieve financial pressure on a family.
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“Machakos Senator Boniface Kabaka an advocate and PhD holder was CCU leader before he passed on, may his soul rest in peace. Sadjah continued: “In this regard, we wish to state that from the self-declaration form filled by Agnes Kavindu at IEBC, it is evident that she never went through secondary school. Worse even, how does one purport to have gone to a university without first going through secondary school? Attempts to reach Kavindu for comments on the CCU party claims were futile, she did not respond to our messages. He said Kavindu's purported degree certificate had been disputed as she did not transit through secondary school.
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The Meru county government has launched an aflatoxin testing laboratory at Kinoru dispensary to tame poisoning which is feared to be one of the causes of increased cancer cases in the region. A study conducted in Meru by Texas A & M AgriLife Research in 2016 revealed that Aflatoxin–contaminated goods as a health risk in various regions of Meru county. Speaking during the launch, Meru county secretary Rufus Miriti said the county has signed a five-year deal with the research organisation. He cited a school in Meru where the public health officers had to order disposal of 60 bags of contaminated food. "Public health officers will also be sensitising residents on how to prevent various diseases especially in the food they consume," he said.
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Busia has recorded a drastic drop in tuberculosis cases over five years, county TB coordinator Mary Asoyong has said. She attributed the drop in cases in Busia to improved surveillance of drug resistant TB, noting that survey sites have helped detect many such cases. Misoi said Kenya targets to wipe out TB by 2030 through intensive advocacy and partnerships with various organisations such as Komesha TB. Busia county health promotion coordinator Nelson Andanje said although treatment for TB is free, the government spends nearly Sh2 million to treat a drug resistant TB patient and over Sh25,000 for normal TB. On leprosy, Asoyong said Busia recorded few cases during the period under review.
Luanda will get a fire engine after completion of spatial planning to upgrade the town to a municipality, Vihiga Governor Wilber Ottichilo has said. “We have experts on the ground for that work and once they are through, the required procedure to upgrade it to municipal will take place,” Ottichilo said on Sunday. Ottichilo spoke in Luanda town when the business community fundraised for their colleagues whose shops were destroyed by fire over a week ago.They raised Sh1.3 million. Nominated MP Godfrey Ososti urged Ottichilo’s administration to put in place a fire management plan for Luanda market, saying it is the leading revenue generating market within the county. “Luanda is also an important transit town to Uganda and the Great Lakes region, therefore its safety must be prioritised,” he said.
Yusuf Haji's son Abdikadir Mohamed has promised to carry on with his father's leadership mantle after he was endorsed for the Senate seat that Haji occupied. Haji was the Garissa senator from 2013 until his death last month. His son Mohamed, popularly known as Abdul Haji, has been endorsed by both the family and the clan to take over from his late father. Abdul on Monday said he was ready to assume the seat and execute the duties of a senator. This is the first time in ages that all the clans have come together to support one candidate for a political seat.
Mechanics and other small traders from Othaya constituency in Nyeri county have joined hands to form a sacco. They were later advised that the group had grown and qualified to be a Sacco. Wanjohi said Nyeri South Traders Sacco now aims at pooling resources and give members loans to enable them expand their businesses. Loans grew from Sh2.7 million to Sh3 million, while the assets have increased from Sh3.5 million to Sh5 million. Members' loans are guaranteed by their shares and do not need collaterals, Wanjiru said, adding that they can now borrow three times their savings.
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