It is anchored by a shared set of values and a mutual understanding of the benefits that can accrue from our strong bilateral collaboration.On 21 January, we – His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta and Prime Minister Boris Johnson – agreed to elevate this relationship to an even more ambitious Strategic Partnership between our two countries. This will allow us to focus our collective expertise, resources and leadership on the priorities – bilateral, regional and global – that will help deliver more prosperous, secure and sustainable societies. A focus on quality investments and improving environmental, social and corporate standards will ensure sustainable growth. Building on the success achieved under the High-Level UK-Kenya Security Compact,pillar two of the Strategic Partnership will add fresh impetus to our joint efforts to tackle global terrorism, violent extremism, organised crime and corruption. Resting on these mutually reinforcing pillars, the UK-Kenya Strategic Partnership will provide a comprehensive framework for achieving – together – a set of shared and often interlinked objectives, with global resonance.
January 21, 2020 16:07 UTC
But who owns this data, this personal digital profile that these data collectors or data controllers have about us? So all the digital footprints you have left at your mobile service provider, eTaxi service provider, online shopping your online ticket-booking provider is your data. Data is what is transforming the wealth of data companies and their shareholders from being dollar billionaires to having trillions. You have been visiting some online food delivery site and ordering some fast foods for lunch for some three months now. These are the debates that are going to gain traction as Citizens become more aware of their data rights as well as the overwhelming advantages the data controllers have over their data.
January 21, 2020 15:56 UTC
Prof Julius Ogeng’o, the deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs has been appointed in acting capacity as deputy VC student affairs. He appointed Prof Madara Ogot, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor-Research to act in the position for the period Prof Mbeche will be on leave. Prof Gitahi announced that Prof Isaac Mbeche, who was holding the position in acting capacity, had proceeded on annual leave. LEAVEHe appointed Prof Madara Ogot, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor-Research to act in the position for the period Prof Mbeche will be on leave. However, Prof Mbeche dismissed the claims saying he had been recalled by Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha to act as the institution’s head.
January 21, 2020 15:00 UTC
Freezing is an essential part of every clinic in IVF plansChildren born when parents use a frozen embryo transfer are at a higher risk of childhood cancer compared with those born to fertile women, a new study has shown. The frozen embryo transfer itself is the same procedure as an embryo transfer in a fresh cycle. Specifically, the rate of childhood cancer was 17.5 per 100,000 for children born to fertile women and 44.4 per 100,000 for children born using frozen embryo transfer. “We previously showed an association between fertility treatment and childhood cancer risk,” Marie Hargreave, senior researcher at the Danish Cancer Society Research Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark, told Healio Primary Care. Compared with children born to fertile women, the use of frozen embryo transfer was associated with an elevated risk of childhood cancer, including increased risk of leukaemia and sympathetic nervous system tumours.
January 21, 2020 13:52 UTC
Police later revealed Ahmed Kucu Dauod, 23, a military man had detonated the bomb and died in it. Many of those injured, including children and women did not survive,” Muhammad Ali Adam, a resident who was present told the EastAfrican. However, there have been security incidents where people are injured or killed. Last week, a man and his two daughters were killed as disgruntled soldiers of the Operations Corps, a disbanded unit of the spy agency, mutinied against orders to leave. The family was reportedly killed by a stray shelling but residents claimed the centrality of the spy agency base within a residential area contributed.
January 21, 2020 13:30 UTC
A 51-year-old domestic worker in Mombasa has been forced to quit her job after her boss started making bizarre requests. Speaking to the Star at the Muslim for Human Rights clinic next to the Mombasa Law Courts on Tuesday, Mwangoka said her boss started asking for massages about mid last month. She said her boss used to ask her to massage his legs, feet, hands and back. According to Mwangoka, her boss used to ask her to ‘wash’ his anal passage with neem tree concoction using a hosepipe. Auma said cases of sexual harassment in Mombasa are on the rise, especially in posh neighbourhoods of Kizingo, Nyali and Tudor.
January 21, 2020 13:30 UTC
Addressing the media on Tuesday, Murkomen said during the recent public rallies in Kisii and Kakamega, leaders resorted to 'callous tactics' rejected by the BBI report. "We are concerned with reports of existence of a clandestine BBI steering committee. We demand that the entire BBI process be driven in an open and transparent manner," he said. "We are opposed to the use of public funds in the organised BBI rallies unless appropriated by Parliament or county assemblies." Members of civil society under the National Civil Society Congress said they were concerned over how the BBI forums are being conducted, cautioning that politicians were taking over the process.
January 21, 2020 12:22 UTC
Now in its 29th edition, the race has attracted more than 3,000 athletes among them World Half Marathon record holder Geoffrey Kamworor, World Under-20 5,000m champion Beatrice Chebet, World Under-20 5,000m gold medallist Edward Zakayo, Family Bank Half Marathon winner Nancy Jelagat among others. Brilliant Jepkorir, who was second last weekend during the Houston Half Marathon, will be seeking to defend her title in the 8km senior women race. Jepkorir crossed the line in 27:36.1 ahead of Nyahururu-based Beatrice Chepkemoi who timed 27:42.5 while Dorcas Jepchirchir finished third in 27:47.9 in last year's race. In the men’s 10km senior category, World Under-20 10,000m champion Rhonex Kipruto timed 30:40.3 to win the race, beating the World Under-20 5,000m champion Edward Zakayo to second place in 30:46.9 while Josphat Kipchirchir sealed the podium places in 30:50.5. Jepkorir's title defence faces a serious threat with world marathon record holder Brigid Kosgei and Frankfurt Marathon champion Valary Aiyabei in the mix.
January 21, 2020 12:11 UTC
By ALEX NJERUMore by this AuthorRaw sewage is flowing freely in parts of the Chuka open-air market in Tharaka-Nithi County. The effluent is from a nearby public toilet and traders have protested over failure by the county government to repair the sewerage system. “The sewage system burst and the waste water washed away our goods causing us a big loss,” said Mr John Kimathi, a tomato vendor. STOP PAYING TAXESThe traders have vowed to stop paying taxes to the county government until the system is repaired. Meanwhile, a permanent solution is expected after construction of a Sh1 billion sewerage system by the national government.
January 21, 2020 11:48 UTC
By ERIC MATARAMore by this AuthorVocal Bahati Member of Parliament and Deputy President William Ruto's key ally in the South Rift, Mr Kimani Ngunjiri, has had his security team withdrawn by the government. The Bahati MP's firearm licence has also been cancelled, with Mr Ngunjiri surrendering his hunting rifle at a police station. Addressing the press at the DCI offices, Mr Ngunjiri claimed he was being intimidated because he supports DP Ruto. “I know my security and firearm have been withdrawn to silence me, but l will not be intimidated by the government. The gun was withdrawn because he is under investigation, per the directive of the Inspector-General of Police," said the source.
January 21, 2020 11:26 UTC
It's important for international community to keep a critical spiritThe last climate change Summit (COP25) was held in Madrid under the presidency of Chile. In just three weeks, the summit moved from Santiago to Madrid and we were able to organise the lengthiest climate summit in history, and the second in number of attendees (about 25,000). Thanks to those efforts, it was possible to maintain the political momentum and continuity in the international calendar to fight climate change. In contrast to the previous summit, COP25 recognised that actions must be based on the best available science and highlighted the role of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Success in the fight against climate change means no one should be left behind.
January 21, 2020 11:26 UTC
Cameroonian soldiers go on trial over shooting of women and childrenThe trial of seven Cameroonian soldiers accused of participating in the killing of two women and two children has begun behind closed doors, two judicial sources said on Tuesday, after a video of the incident sparked an international outcry.The soldiers were arrested after the video surfaced on social media in July 2018. Moments later, two of the men stepped back, leveled their rifles and fired a series of rounds into the victims. SEE ALSO :Two Indonesian soldiers killed in separatist attack in PapuaThe sources said the trial began on Monday in a court in Yaounde, capital of the West African country. Cameroon has been battling Boko Haram for years in the country’s far north, as the jihadist group fights to carve out an Islamic caliphate based across the border in Nigeria. The conflict with Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin has cost more than 30,000 lives and displaced millions more over the past decade, frequently spilling over into Cameroon, Niger and Chad.
January 21, 2020 11:15 UTC
By KITAVI MUTUAMore by this AuthorA fresh political confrontation looms between governors from Ukambani region and Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka over campaigns for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). Prof Kibwana said he will not attend the Wote BBI meeting organised by the Wiper leadership as he has not been invited. He said he will be hosting his colleagues a week before the Wiper meeting. GOVERNORS CAUTIONEDBut several leaders have cautioned the governors against creating more political divisions while pushing for the public validation of the BBI report. It is wrong for the governors to use the public participation process to perpetuate political divisions and further polarise Ukambani region,” Mr Nguna said.
January 21, 2020 10:41 UTC
Mbeti North MCA Peter Murithi said extension of drinking hours would reduce consumption of illicit brews. By GEORGE MUNENEMore by this AuthorMembers of the Embu County Assembly have extended alcohol consumption hours in the region. Mbeti North MCA Peter Murithi said extension of drinking hours would reduce consumption of illicit brews. The Kithimu MCA said the reduction of alcohol consumption hours killed legitimate businesses which employ many people. Muminji MCA Newton Kariuki urged those opposed to the extension of drinking hours to provide alternative employment opportunities to jobless youths.
January 21, 2020 10:35 UTC
MPs allied to William Ruto on Tuesday dropped their hard-line stance and vowed to participate in future Building Bridges Initiatives meetings. The leaders, who were led by Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, said they would start participating in the rallies in the coming weekend. Mombasa will play host to the BBI meetings this coming weekend. “We will be participating in all public BBI rallies across the country and this weekend we will be in Mombasa together with the BBI team,” announced Mr Murkomen. More to follow
January 21, 2020 10:30 UTC