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October 21, 2017 1:14 PM Country’s shame of disaster response played out at Lake Nakuru

The nation's biggest shame on poor disaster response and management unfolded in Nakuru following an helicopter crash at the world-famed Lake Nakuru National Park. Since 6.30am when reports filtered out that a helicopter with five on board had crashed in the saline lake, the country watched in shock as leaders, Police officers, members of the provincial 31

October 17, 2017 4:48 AM Call to include rural women in decision-making

ISLAMABAD: 1,000 women from over 100 districts of the country gathered in the federal capital on Monday demanding that they should be granted a seat at the table where decisions regarding sustainable development are taken. The women were brought together by the Potohar Organisation for Development Advocacy (PODA), a women’s rights organisation, as part of its annual 3

October 6, 2017 10:41 AM Government suspects foul play in Gikomba market fire

The government is now suspecting foul play in the Gikomba fire that reduced property worth millions of shillings to ashes. Small traders in the biggest open air retail market in the country are counting loses after the fire gutted half of their stalls Thursday night. Fire fighters are still at the scene of trying to contain the inferno. The cause of the fire still 3

October 2, 2017 8:17 PM Lawmakers: Give Florida schools leeway to take in displaced Puerto Ricans

As Florida communities prepare to take in Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria, five lawmakers are asking the state’s top education official to grant flexibility to public schools so they can accommodate additional students in the coming months. In a letter to state Education Commissioner Pam Stewart on Monday, the lawmakers formally asked the state 1

September 25, 2017 5:10 PM The gyrations so common in Kenyan politics

Election times in Kenya are political marvels to watch and 2017 stands way above the rest in terms of generating drama. It is a year of many political ups and downs, moments of exhilaration as well as of gloom. While many politicians have influence on selected crowds, one is an unusual constant in Kenya’s political gyrations and has magnetic control 4

September 8, 2017 7:21 PM Play your role on school safety

Secondary school heads have said they lack support from parents and the government in dealing with school fires. The principals said quality assurance officers only seek to address the situation after incidents have occurred. Head teachers who spoke to the Saturday Nation in the wake of the recent fire disasters pointed an accusing finger at the government 13

September 4, 2017 8:32 AM Many students die as disaster report gathers dust

The death of eight students at Moi Girls School Nairobi on Saturday has once again put into sharp focus the safety of students in boarding schools. The incident comes four months after a government led taskforce recommended drastic measures to ensure the safety of students in schools but whose implementation still remains unclear. The report on unrest 4

September 3, 2017 8:28 AM Students die as disaster report gathers dust

The death of eight students at Moi Girls School Nairobi on Saturday has once again put into sharp focus the safety of students in boarding schools. The incident comes four months after a government-led taskforce recommended drastic measures to ensure the safety of students in schools, but whose implementation still remains unclear. The report on unrest 1

August 31, 2017 10:04 AM Harvey moves inland, leaves trail of destruction in Texas

Tropical Depression Harvey weakened as it moved inland over Louisiana on Thursday, leaving behind record flooding that drove tens of thousands from their homes in Texas. The death toll was rising as bodies were found in receding waters. A new threat came from explosions at a flood-hit chemical plant in Crosby, 30 miles northeast of Houston. The storm 10

August 31, 2017 2:52 AM Residents warned to 'get out or die' as Harvey makes second devastating landfall

The storm once known as Hurricane Harvey made its second landfall Wednesday, dumping record rains and spurring additional flooding in small Texas cities that lie east of now-devastated Houston. Harvey, which had swung out into the Gulf of Mexico again, came ashore at dawn near the Texas-Louisiana border. Its rain bands preceded it, pounding Texas towns 2