Speaking during the event, McCarter lauded the steps Kenya has made in terms of controlling the spread of HIV. US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter on Thursday revealed that he was stuck in an elevator for almost half an hour moments before giving his speech during the Kenya Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (KENPHIA) preliminary results launch at Afya House. “Believe it or not I got stuck in an elevator just before giving a speech announcing good news of HIV success in Kenya. The study conducted between June 2018 and February 2019 shows that North Eastern region has the least number of HIV prevalence cases. The study found out that HIV prevalence varied across the country with the Nyanza region recording the highest figures.
February 21, 2020 07:30 UTC
By BERNARD ROTICHMore by this AuthorEthiopia's Ababel Brihane is the new world half marathon record holder. The trailblazing Ethiopian on Friday lowered the previous record held by Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei by 20 seconds in Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in the United Arabs Emirates. Ababel, who was running alongside world marathon record holder Brigid Kosgei after breaking from the leading group, stepped on her gas pedal in the last few kilometres before crossing the line in 1:04:31. Kosgei, the pre-race favourite, was second after also dipping inside Jepkosgei's old world record time of 1:04:49. Kosgei clocked 1:04:28 last year during the Great North Half Marathon but the time was not ratified as a world record because the course is not eligible for World Athletics records.
February 21, 2020 07:17 UTC
“I was strolling around the school compound one day when I came across a fundi (craftsman) who made leather bags. I learnt that he once worked at Rift Valley Leathers limited, a company that produces leather items. After some time, he started helping the fundi purchase the raw materials he needed to make the bags from the market. We ended up parting ways because I really wanted to deal in shoes,” Humphrey says. “I watched several online tutorials and combined this knowledge with the skills I had learnt from observing the fundi while he was making bags.
February 21, 2020 06:56 UTC
Your degree will be important during the shortlisting phase of an interview because the recruiters can’t read through all applications. AdvertisementI have advanced in my career by trying different leadership approaches, and by coming up with practical solutions. I usually advise young people not to enroll for Master’s degrees immediately after getting their undergraduate certificates. It is important to get some experience and find out what works for you, and then align your graduate degree to it. We are trying to introduce new ways of investing to Kenyans, and to give them the necessary training.
February 21, 2020 06:56 UTC
The letter was written by Abdullah Mohammed Rasoul Ali Alharmoodi Advocates and Legal Consultants on behalf of the Birmingham Leadership Development Centre. “The Assembly was to pay Sh1.2 million and not the trumped up charges of Sh2.38 million as claimed. I can confirm that the Sh1.2 million was paid and what the firm is trying to do now is blackmail us. As you can see from the payment slip the money was paid,” Ngwele explained. Clarifying the matter, he said that the payment was to be paid the assembly and not him as an individual.
February 21, 2020 06:33 UTC
There are several other well-known couples who found love while they were working in petrol stations or interning together at a local company. However, there are no existing policies regarding workplace romance at his company. Whenever we start talking, our colleagues think that we are discussing personal issues, and not work,” he says. AdvertisementSexual harassment at the workplace has also in contributed greatly to the uncertainties surrounding workplace romance. Here are a few guidelines on how to navigate workplace romance.
I am sure you don’t want to start your new job on the wrong footing. Should I lie that I am capable of using it and then learn on the job or should I be honest and risk losing the job? It is rare to get a candidate who meets all the qualification required, especially in dynamic fields such as IT where technology keeps evolving. Lying will cast aspersions on your character and integrity, and could make you lose the job if discovered. I am sure you don’t want to start your new job on the wrong footing.
It also creates a better work-life balance and reduces time wasted on the way to work, which translates to reduced stress levels and more time for family. Now, most employers prefer open-plan work space and hot desking. However, not all employees prefer to work from home like you. It also creates a better work-life balance and reduces time wasted on the way to work, which translates to reduced stress levels and more time for family. Proponents of this idea often say that due to reduced disruptions, those who work from home are more productive.
The National Land Commission wants land matters sorted out through dispute resolution mechanisms. Residents always have sufficient and reliable information to solve land cases before heading to court, commissioner Gertrude Nduku said during the presentation of title deeds in Makueni. She said the NLC was consulting the Judiciary so that the wananchi are well guided on land dispute resolution. Kibwana blamed corruption for poor land administration and management across the country. He also blamed the rich for the oppression of the poor in land disputes.
February 21, 2020 06:00 UTC
The High Court in Nairobi has today dismissed a petition challenging the elections of both Kenya Tea Directorate Authority's (KTDA) directors; saying that it lacked merit. The petition, which had been filed under a certificate of urgency and presented as a constitutional petition, had named KTDA Holdings Limited and KTDA Management Services Limited as respondents in the case. The Court held that the rules were not only valid but continued to be valid for purposes of the election of the Tea Factory Companies as well as the KTDA Holdings Limited. According to the judge, some of the directors who had presented the petition had, by virtue of having served their three-year tenure in office, they were no longer directors of their respective tea factories. The ruling means that directors who had been temporarily barred by the court from assuming office pending ruling can are now allowed to take up their roles and execute their mandate as office-bearers.
February 21, 2020 04:52 UTC
By FARHIYA HUSSEINMore by this AuthorAn unknown number of suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked Sangailu area, Ijara Sub-County in Garissa, where they torched a police reservist's home. It comes just a day after a Moyale Raha bus headed to Nairobi from Mandera was attacked by suspected Al-Shabaab militants and sprayed with bullets. AdvertisementThe terror group has increasingly targeted police reservists, with this being the fourth such attack reported this month. Just last week, Suspected Al-Shabaab attackers torched shops and three homes belonging to NPRs in Sangailu on February 13. Earlier this month, an 80-year-old man was killed after suspected Shabaab militants attacked Sangole Village in Ijara Sub-County.
February 21, 2020 04:27 UTC
Kenya's Oscar Ouma dives over for a try during the World Rugby Sevens Series match between Samoa and Kenya at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on February 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL BRADLEYOscar Ouma is ready to help Kenya Sevens discover its lost glory after he was recalled to the squad for next weekend’s Los Angeles Sevens in the USA. Feeney said the postponement of the Hong Kong and Singapore Sevens could affect their preparation in the run-up to the Olympics and they are keen on looking for alternatives. At the Los Angeles Sevens, Shujaa have been drawn in pool B alongside three-time Series winners South Africa, Ireland and Canada. Kenya is currently 11th on the 2019-20 World Sevens Series standings after collecting 26 points in four tournaments.
February 21, 2020 03:56 UTC
We’re not doing things based on what others are doing,” Mr Oguna said. COUNSELLINGAdvertisementAbout 100 Kenyans are stuck in the Chinese city, 91 of them students. “We’re aware there are two expectant Kenyans and they’ve been receiving medical services. To make their stay liveable, Mr Oguna said on Wednesday that the government would disburse Sh1.3 million for their upkeep. The move follows anxious appeals from the Kenyans, who are confined to their residences and are unable to procure groceries.
February 21, 2020 03:33 UTC
By BENSON AYIENDAMore by this AuthorFish mongers in Kisii County have complained of dwindling supplies following the Nation exposé on toxic effluent flowing into Lake Victoria. “Some of our customers have developed cold feet and are no longer buying fish from the lake,” Ms Beatrice Mose, a trader, said. At times we are forced to buy fish from ponds although most of our customers don’t like them,” lamented Mr Joshua Momanyi. AdvertisementMost traders have resorted to selling small quantities of fish from Kisumu and large amounts from China supplied by a Mombasa firm. “I’ll only buy fish from the lake since imported fish are tasteless.
February 21, 2020 03:32 UTC
By OUMA WANZALAMore by this AuthorThe Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has moved to assure teachers that the roll-out of teacher professional development programmes will be done after consultations with all players. TSC head of communications Beatrice Wababu said in a statement that modalities of the programmes are still being developed. The court directed TSC and the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) to engage each other on the programmes. VITAL ROLEKenya Union of Post-Primary Education (Kuppet) and Knut have both protested over failure by the commission to involve them in the development of the programmes. “The union strongly feels that the TPD programmes will alter the terms and conditions of service for our members; hence, Knut should be fully engaged prior to rolling out the programmes,” said Secretary-General Wilson Sossion.
February 21, 2020 03:22 UTC