Tag: kenya

KENYA : Odinga's juggle between family and party in his Nyanza stronghold

April 30, 2021
Raila Odinga, who is campaigning in the August 2022 presidential elections, is trying to curb his siblings’ political ambitions. His elder brother Oburu Odinga and his sister Ruth Odinga are planning to run for the Siaya senatorial seat and the Kisumu governor seat, both located in the family stronghold of Nyanza. Source link

Kenya to Pilot Another Malaria Vaccine Trial

April 24, 2021
Kenya is among four African countries that will carry out a larger trial in nearly 5,000 children, on a malaria vaccine proven to be 77 per cent effective. The results of trials on 450 children in Burkina Faso, by University of Oxford researchers, could be a major breakthrough against the disease that kills more than

Africa: Social Media Users in Kenya and South Africa Trust Science, but Still Share Covid-19 Hoaxes

April 7, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread disinformation circulating on social media globally. This includes false information about the virus, its origins and possible cures for the disease it causes. Much of the inaccurate information was related to China, the country where the first cases of an atypical pneumonia were reported in December 2019. This

KENYA/DJIBOUTI : Damen Shipyards tugboats heading to Kenyan navy

March 24, 2021
The Dutch firm Damen Shipyards is making the final preparations for its delivery of two tugboats to the Kenya Navy to boost its logistics capacity. Source link

KENYA : KenGen to manufacture its own solar panels

February 28, 2021
The public Kenya Electricity Generating Co. (KenGen) is intending to build a plant for assembling photovoltaic solar panels that will be powered by the Tana power station in Muranga County to the north of the capital Nairobi. Source link

Africa: Biden Comes Calling As Kenya Prepares to Chair AU Peace and Security Council

February 27, 2021
Nairobi — US President Joe Biden wants Kenya to use its position as chair of the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) to help end conflicts in Ethiopia and Sudan. In the first formal telephone call with President Uhuru Kenyatta since he took charge, Mr Biden pledged a lasting partnership, and a focus on

KENYA : Tavaziva Madzinga gets off to a tricky start at the head of Britam

February 22, 2021
Executives at Kenyan insurance giant Britam were so put out by Zimbabwean national Tavaziva Madzinga being parachuted in to head the company that they forced the previous incumbent, Benson Wairegi, to postpone his retirement so as to ensure a smooth transition. Source link

SOMALIA/KENYA : Kenya's Somali community steps up pressure on Kenyatta over border tensions

January 30, 2021
The letter dispatched by the Kenyan leader Uhuru Kenyatta to the African Union (AU) on 25 January was especially curt Source link

Kenya/Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Marathon Champ Pitches Camp in Kapsait, Chases Olympic Ticket

January 25, 2021
The Kapsait Athletics Training Camp in Elgeyo Marakwet County is proving to be a distance running Mecca of sorts with an increasing number of elite foreign athletes pitching camp at this address, some 3,000 metres above sea level, seeking improved performance. The camp was catapulted into global limelight when Brigid Kosgei, who trains at Kapsait,

EAST AFRICA : Kenya Railways boss feels the heat from anti-graft body

January 23, 2021
Months ahead of the scheduled delivery in June of six locomotives from Spain’s Serveis Ferroviaris de Mallorca, the procurement contract has already landed new Kenya Railways Corp (KRC) director Philip Mainga in the hotseat. Source link
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