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  • NHIF members will no longer choose outpatient hospitals

    November 2, 2017 8:35 AM 138

    Kenyans can now get out-patient treatment in any facility from all designated health facilities provided by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) countrywide. NHIF members were previously required to select hospitals that they can easily access for outpatient services. According to the national insurer, the changes allow for portability of services

  • Kenyan international star injured in Zambia

    November 2, 2017 8:04 AM 140

    Jesse Were’s ambition of lifting Zambian Super League Golden Boot suffered a major blow after picking an injury in his side's win against Kabwe Warriors. The on-form Kenyan striker, who notched one goal and an assist during Zesco United's 4-1 win against City of Lusaka last weekend, was stretched off in mid second half after sustaining a knock

  • Hilton Hotel charged of 700,000 USD fine

    November 2, 2017 7:54 AM 134

    (MENAFN) Hilton Hotel's company is charged of 700,000 USD fine after being accused of not being able to handle two credit card data violations appropriately. Over 363,000 accounts were risked in the 2014/15 attacks, although it's still unknown if the executors were able to take out any details. According to the government of the US, the company has taken

  • Burundi bans women from playing traditional drums

    November 2, 2017 7:46 AM 130

    Burundi's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, has introduced strict controls over the country's renowned drumming rituals, banning female drummers and limiting the sacred tradition to official events. It says the "entire population of Burundi recognizes it as a fundamental part of its heritage and identity". Today, the drums are played for entertainment: but for centuries

  • Crew from Kenya stranded in Indonesia after ship breaks down

    November 2, 2017 7:44 AM 116

    The captain of an all-Kenyan crew vessel MV Queen Bihanga stranded in an Indonesian port is appealing to the Government to assist the team to return home. Speaking on telephone to The Standard , Athman Khamis Mzee alias Rotation said that the crew has been stranded in the foreign nation for one year and nine months without adequate food. The ship developed

  • Tanzania police burn 6,400 chicks to death

    November 2, 2017 7:31 AM 108

    Veterinarians in Tanzania have condemned the country's s decision to burn 6,400 chicks which were illegally imported from Kenya. The chicks worth Sh577, 000 (Tsh12.5 million) were impounded on Monday at Namanga Border Post in Longido district, Arusha region, before they were burnt on Tuesday. Expressing his concern, executive director of a non-governmental

  • With China flexing muscle in seas, India guards all entry, exit points of Indian Ocean: Navy chief

    November 2, 2017 7:15 AM 89

    With China flexing its muscle in the seas, India now guards every entry and exit point of the Indian Ocean, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba has said. India now guards every entry and exit point of the Indian Ocean - one of the most militarised regions of the world with at least 100 warships, including those of the Chinese People's Liberation

  • Miraa chewing time law back as court dismisses case

    November 2, 2017 6:54 AM 100

    The High Court has dismissed a case filed by miraa farmers on the control of chewing time. Justice Chacha Mwita dismissed the case by Kenya Miraa Farmers and Traders Association (Kemifata) against National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Nacada) for failing to attend court. “The case has been dismissed for want of prosecution

  • Your math is wrong, groups tell IEBC

    November 2, 2017 6:53 AM 93

    Civil societies have highlighted various inconsistencies in the October 26 repeat poll involving the register, number of valid votes cast and vote addition errors. Under the Kura Yangu, Sauti Yangu (My vote, My Voice) banner, the groups faulted Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati for the errors. They questioned

  • Durban star, Shekhinah to open for John Legend

    November 2, 2017 6:42 AM 92

    Multi-award winning Durban vocalist, songwriter Shekhinah has been chosen as the support artist for John Legend’s Darkness and Light Tour to take place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, on November 7.. John Legend’s latest album, Darkness and Light, has been a global smash hit with top 10 singles ‘Love Me Now’ and ‘Penthouse Floor’ featuring