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June 23, 2017 4:43 PM Doctor says 27 colleagues have cholera after Weston Hotel saga

By MUTHONI WAWERU, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 23 – At least 27 cholera cases have been confirmed following tests conducted on doctors who were attending a conference at a Nairobi hotel. In a phone interview with Capital FM News Dr Simon King’ondu, a gynecologist who was at the conference said the doctors are admitted to various hospitals for treatment 1

June 22, 2017 3:40 PM Police video won’t deliver justice. Philando Castile’s case proved it

As long as juries see cops as inherently honest and reasonable — and black men as inherently threatening — body cams and dash cams won’t solve our police brutality problem. “He was very honest.” That’s how one juror explained the decision last week to acquit Philando Castile’s killer, Jeronimo Yanez, formerly of the St. Anthony, Minn., police department 1

June 22, 2017 1:18 PM 10 hospitalised following suspected cholera outbreak at Weston Hotel

A cholera outbreak has been reported in Nairobi's Weston Hotel where doctors were attending a science conference. According to the Nairobi County government health official, Bernard Muia, the guests started experiencing symptoms similar to those of cholera such as vomiting and intense diarrhoea. Muia said that out of the 400 people in attendance at the conference

June 21, 2017 2:12 AM Congolese Militia Is Accused of Atrocities

Bringing justice to the region could help to avert crimes elsewhere, Mr. al-Hussein said, but national institutions lacked the means and political will to conduct an investigation to international standards. “Under current conditions, the perpetrators will not be brought to justice,” he said. The Congolese authorities quickly rejected the idea of “an international 5

June 20, 2017 8:07 PM Govt-backed DRC militia shot babies, hacked toddlers: UN

Kinshasa - The UN accused Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday of backing a militia that has mutilated toddlers and hacked pregnant women in the troubled Kasai region as the Catholic Church put the death toll there at more than 3 300. "I am appalled by the creation and arming of a militia, the Bana Mura, allegedly to support the authorities in fighting 1

June 20, 2017 1:04 PM An Ohio coroner is investigating the death of Otto Warmbier, the student freed from North Korea

A coroner's office in Ohio is investigating the death of a 22-year-old college student who died less than a week after his return to the U.S. following nearly a year and a half in North Korean detention, a spokesman said Tuesday. The spokesman for Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammaraco said the office "accepted the case" of Otto Warmbier, who died Monday 1

June 18, 2017 8:27 AM What Kirinyaga stands to gain with Muriithi Kagai as Governor

He is a development economist specializing in development finance and institutional development with over 20 years of working and consultancy experience. He has served in senior management level in the field of development finance mainly in Kenya and the former Yugoslavia republic of Kosovo. He has over 20 years of training & consulting experience in sub-Saharan 2

June 7, 2017 4:39 PM New study reveals that marriage may be good for heart health

Marriage is good for heart health, a new study suggests. Experts have found that people living with any of the three biggest risk factors for heart disease have higher survival rates if they are married. The study, which is to be presented to the British Cardiovascular Society conference in Manchester, examined data on more than 900,000 patients with high blood 6

June 6, 2017 9:26 PM Eight patients die as nurses take part in nationwide strike

At least eight people died from the effects of the countrywide nurses’ strike which entered its second day on Tuesday. Seven died between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning at Coast Provincial General Hospital in Mombasa County and the other one in Samburu on the first day. By last evening, there was no indication of the strike and suffering of patients 31

June 6, 2017 5:47 PM Infighting hits nurses' union as patients are left to suffer

Divisions have emerged in the nurses' union as officials differ over the legality of the strike that started on Monday. The national chairman of the Kenya National Union of Nurses, John Bii, termed the strike illegal and accused the secretary-general, Seth Panyako, of impeding the negotiations between the health workers and the Council of Governors (COG) 28