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October 17, 2017 8:58 PM KIBET: Curbing grave errors in medical diagnosis

Recent reviews of claims for compensation for malpractices by health practitioners show that diagnostic errors are the most common, most costly and most dangerous medical mistakes both for inpatients and outpatients. Failure to order the appropriate laboratory tests and the application of test results are major contributors to diagnostic errors, together

October 17, 2017 5:34 AM Dr Njoroge has presided over a disciplined banking regime, with shilling remaining stable

His deceptive demeanour of calm, measured words and soft voice can make you think he is a pushover until you are on the receiving end of his wrath. You may not hear the Yale University-educated economist in a room of 20 unless you pay very close attention or he is on a loudspeaker. When challenged to a fight in a boardroom, the tall, slim bespectacled

October 17, 2017 4:00 AM Mother of ex-hostage Amanda Lindhout speaks out on ‘victim shaming,’ Joshua Boyle and her ‘disgust’ with Ottawa

Speaking to the Star Monday, Lorinda Stewart revealed behind-the-scenes details of how it took ransom and the help of a private security firm to free her daughter — a task Ottawa could not achieve. Lorinda Stewart was dismayed when the Hollywood ending she had played over and over again in her mind during the 460 days her daughter was held hostage in Somalia

October 16, 2017 9:00 AM Rwanda dials up investment opportunities by playing to its strengths

Rwanda | Jaco Maritz | The difference between Rwanda and some other East African countries can be likened to removing yellow-tinted sunglasses after having worn them for a while – the world just looks different when it’s not covered in a layer of dust. Kigali’s cleanliness can be attributed to a combination of factors, including people generally not littering 2

October 16, 2017 8:55 AM Mission says IEBC reforming towards election date

NAIROBI, KENYA: The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) on Monday said Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is responding well to its nine-point reform agenda for successful repeat presidential poll. In a statement however, the mission said dialogue and cooperation are urgently needed for compromises so there can be a peaceful 2

October 16, 2017 8:55 AM EU notes strides in poll reforms, urges more transparency

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 16 – The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has urged the electoral commission to adopt timely reforms geared towards enhancing the transparency of next week’s fresh presidential election. In a raft of recommendations detailed in a statement released Monday, the observer group encouraged the Independent 2

October 16, 2017 7:16 AM EU Urges Kenyan Political Talks to Break Election-Rerun Impasse

The European Union urged Kenya’s ruling Jubilee Party and the main opposition alliance to be prepared to compromise hard-line positions to allow for a credible rerun of presidential elections. “Dialogue and cooperation are urgently needed for compromises so there can be a peaceful electoral process with integrity and transparency and Kenyans can chose 2

October 15, 2017 7:24 AM Jubilee all out to seal loopholes in power bid

President Uhuru Kenyatta strides into the repeat presidential election in 11 days more insulated from the possibility of losing, thanks to the withdrawal of his key challenger Raila Odinga and an additional weapon in the form of a new set of laws that alter the running of polls. With Mr Odinga’s National Super Alliance (Nasa) having halted its campaigns 5

October 15, 2017 2:29 AM I’m not G40, says Mugabe’s new Masvingo point man

Former Health and Child Care minister Paul Chimedza was one of the new faces in the Cabinet line-up announced by President Robert Mugabe last week. Chimedza was one of several ministers and deputy ministers swept aside during a purge of Zanu PF officials that were accused of supporting former vice-president Joice Mujuru’s allegedly bid to topple Mugabe 1

October 14, 2017 7:00 PM Opposition authoritarianism’ newest threat to democracy

The anti-IEBC protests signal the rise of “opposition authoritarianism”. Certainly, authoritarianism is as old as the hills. What is new is the phenomenon of opposition parties within liberal democracies adopting authoritarian strategies and technologies of hard power (violent protests) to capture power. “Opposition authoritarianism” is the newest threat 2