Health Cabinet secretary Susan Nakumicha has said Kenya has procured 360,000 doses of a new formulation of a drug that prevents excessive bleeding following childbirth.   Heat Stable Carbetocin drug, which will arrive in the country in March does not require refrigeration and can be effective for at least three years stored at 30 degrees Celsius and 75% […]

For years, Yulia Navalnaya was a near-constant presence by her husband’s side. At political protests and court hearings she would be there, often holding his hand. In 2020 when Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent, it was Yulia who pushed for clearance to fly him abroad for life-saving treatment. And now he has […]

Women have lauded reusable sanitary towels terming them as cost-friendly amidst the tough economic times.  This was during the Bahari Sisters Menstrual Health Forum that was held in Githurai over the weekend where up to 150 women received the reusable pads.  Ebeth, who was one of the beneficiaries, said she would not have to go […]

A 32-year-old man has been stabbed to death by his wife in Deliverance Village in Kulamawe, Isiolo County. Linet Odhiambo is accused of killing her husband Jacob Odhiambo on Saturday night after protracted domestic squabbles. Confirming the incident, Isiolo sub-county police commander William Kiambi said that a neighbour reported the incident at around 10:00 pm and police […]

Four police officers have been arrested in Kenya after they were found drinking at a bar, in violation of a directive that ordered the closure of all bars in the central Kenyan county of Kirinyaga. The county’s governor, Anne Waiguru, imposed the order last Saturday, after more than 20 people in the county died from […]

A woman accused of causing mayhem at an apartment in Nairobi’s Dagoretti area was on Sunday arrested and locked up at Muthangari Police Station. The woman, only identified as Njeri, after her neighbours at Legacy Apartments along Naivasha Road filed a complaint against her. Videos of the woman quarrelling at the residence have been shared […]

A woman has been jailed for taking a three-year-old British child to Kenya for female genital mutilation (FGM). Amina Noor, 40, from Harrow, north-east London, travelled to Kenya in 2006 where she took the child to a private house for the procedure, the court heard. At the Old Bailey, Noor was handed a sentence of […]

Kenya Women Teachers Association has called for the establishment of breastfeeding centres in schools. Kewota chairperson Modesta Akaki said teachers of childbearing ages have been crying for ages to have lactating centres in schools. “With the centres, teachers can come with their children to school and breastfeed them at break time and lunchtime,” she said. […]

Two more people lost their lives on Thursday after consuming suspected illicit alcohol at Kandongu village in Kirinyaga, a town that has recently become the focal point of illicit alcohol-related fatalities in the region. Reports say that one of the deceased persons, a middle-aged man, passed away on the Sagana-Kagio Highway while being ferried to […]

Seven Shortlisted For Chief Registrar Of Judiciary Position To Replace Anne AmadiSeven candidates have been shortlisted for the position of Chief Registrar of the Judiciary. In a notice issued on Friday, Judicial Service Commission (JSC) chairperson Chief Justice Martha Koome said the seven were shortlisted from a total of forty-three applications. “Having reviewed the applications […]

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