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April 28, 2017 4:59 PM Americans offer hope, prayer in assessing Trump's 100 days

They are young and old: a high school student who can't yet vote, a Vietnam vet who did so proudly. They hail from all corners of the United States and very different walks of life: a "downhome boy" from Kentucky, a third-generation Mexican-American from Texas, a stay-at-home mom in Pennsylvania, an Iranian immigrant in Los Angeles. Some oppose Donald

April 25, 2017 7:24 PM Returning travelers cause sizable malaria burden in US

Over a recent 15-year period, close to 1,500 US travelers a year were hospitalized for treatment of malaria acquired overseas, far more than were treated for other travel-related diseases, according to a study published yesterday on the eve of World Malaria Day. In related news, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced yesterday that a pilot program

April 24, 2017 6:50 PM KNH in talks to help local kidney patients

Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and the state health insurer are in talks to raise kidney transplant benefits above Sh500,000 to recover additional treatment costs. The referral hospital talks with the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) comes as the cost of the transplants remains unchanged for nearly seven years. KNH in 2015 talked of increasing 1

April 24, 2017 6:47 AM How my old Pajero gave way to fleet of Mercedes Benz -Moody Awori

In this third instalment of former VP Moody Awori’s memoirs, Riding on a Tiger, he reveals how Mwai Kibaki was overcome with grief upon the death of his deputy Kijana Wamalwa and how he took over the position. Although the President’s health was not yet good, Vice-President Kijana Wamalwa’s was deteriorating faster, giving a lot of concern to the President 1

April 22, 2017 11:01 PM London Marathon: Some of Kent's selfless runners

The London Marathon is being hosted for the 36th year this weekend - with tens of thousands of runners lining up at the start. Runners, walkers and joggers are going to be out in force looking to get the best time possible. Here are just a few of the stories from people and the charities around Kent being represented on the day. The 48-year-old is hoping 1

April 22, 2017 8:06 AM Dorset London Marathon runners ready for the big event

Fundraisers from across Dorset have been in training for the London Marathon - one of the world's most famous races. A variety of good causes will benefit as participants of all ages take on the the iconic 26.2 mile course around the capital on Sunday. If you are running and we haven't heard your story we'd love to hear how you got on. The Echo will be publishing

April 19, 2017 9:01 AM 'I am a member of ISIS': 2 prisoners in Mosul explain why they joined the jihadists

More than 1,200 suspected ISIS supporters held in often deplorable conditions, rights group says The prisoners were marched, blindfolded, from their makeshift jail down the street to a house that Mosul's police have turned into a temporary detachment. They were led into what used to be a family's living room, with the green curtains drawn shut. Officers 2

April 17, 2017 3:44 PM Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital returns ID cards for unpaid bills

The Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital has returned close to 35,000 identification cards that were being held as security for unpaid bills to their owners. The hospital’s Chief Executive Wilson Aruasa further clarified that the hospital no longer takes ID cards as collateral from patients who are unable to pay bills. He was reacting to a story published 2

April 17, 2017 6:13 AM Oldest genetic disorder few Kenyans know about

Today, Kenya joins the globe in celebrating the triumphs of persons with a bleeding disorder known as Haemophilia. From writings of rabbinical readings, haemophilia existed as early as the 2nd century, AD, in the laws and traditions that gave reprieve for baby boys from being circumcised especially if their two older brothers died during the rite of passage 6

April 11, 2017 4:55 AM China executed more people in 2016 than all other nations combined, Amnesty International says

PM drops effort to ratify China treaty2:38 CHINA executed more people in 2016 than all other nations combined, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, as death penalties around the world decreased overall. The human rights organisation estimates the Asian giant alone killed “thousands” of people, a figure based on examinations of court records and news reports 5