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October 25, 2017 5:16 AM Count Dracula and the WHO

IT WAS a bit like appointing Count Dracula as the goodwill ambassador for the blood donor service. Truth is stranger than fiction, because fiction has to be plausible. Reality is under no such constraint, and regularly produces events that would never be credible in a novel. Like the decision last Thursday to appoint Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe as the World 38

October 21, 2017 12:41 PM U.N., U.S. failed to stop ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Sudan

Yei, South Sudan — Until the summer of 2016, South Sudan’s Yei region was a leafy oasis in the midst of the country’s civil war. But when a national peace deal broke down and government soldiers ransacked the area, a handful of U.N. and U.S. officials begged their leaders for help. The United Nations must send peacekeepers to Yei to protect civilians 22

October 21, 2017 10:38 AM Continued instability likely to force more South Sudanese to seek safety elsewhere

Projected influx would swell the ranks of the two million South Sudanese already in exile in the region - bringing the total number of refugees closer the three million mark. NAIROBI, Kenya — UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the humanitarian agencies is warning that without an imminent resolution in sight for the crises in South Sudan, more South Sudanese 21

October 18, 2017 1:48 PM Governor Francis Kimemia regrets Nyandarua losing Nyahururu town to Laikipia County

Nyandarua, Kenya: Nyandarua County governor Francis Kimemia has said all arms of his government are still grappling with the loss Nyahururu town to the neighboring Laikipia County. “At a time when other counties enjoyed huge infrastructure at their disposal, inherited mainly from defunct local authorities, Nyandarua had none of these as our facilities 10

October 17, 2017 4:51 PM Out of Tragedy, An Opportunity for Somalia

In the wake of the Mogadishu bombing, can its embattled government restore trust with its citizens? Saturday’s twin-truck suicide bombings in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, have so far killed at least 320 people and injured hundreds. The assault took place at a buzzing intersection on a busy afternoon during peak traffic, causing maximum damage to people 20

October 14, 2017 8:59 PM ICT Cabinet Secretary's take on cyber crimes

1. Social media bullying is taking the nation by storm. Recently, two young girls were lured by Facebook friends to accept their sexual advances. They were raped, dumped and left to die in the bush. What is your ministry doing to end social media bullying? This incident is a reminder that the internet and technology are only there to supplement our normal 24

October 14, 2017 6:53 AM Nissan Match Zone: Jamie Carragher meets Jurgen Klopp ahead of Liverpool v Man Utd

Jamie Carragher sat down with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp in our new Nissan Match Zone to discuss Philippe Coutinho's best position, Man Utd's style of play and more... We will be taking our touchscreen analysis on the road throughout the Premier League season, providing in-depth interviews with players and managers to bring you closer to action 126

October 13, 2017 1:39 PM Parliament urged to enact AGPO compliant laws

President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Parliament to enact laws that would ensure both national and county governments fully complied with the Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) law that allocates 30 per cent of government procurement to the youth, women and people with disability. President Kenyatta said Parliament should come with laws that would 10

October 8, 2017 6:32 AM Cap on interest rates is awkward: KBA CEO Olaka

In this interactive series, we invite our readers to send in questions to select public figures. 1. Why is the banking sector agitating for the removal of the cap on interest rates? Isn’t it selfish of banks to only think of themselves and not the customers? Kenya is a liberalised economy, which means that industries, from manufacturing to transportation 28

October 2, 2017 6:53 PM AfDB to promote remittances into Africa

Africa Development Bank (AfDB) would promote remittances into Africa from its Diaspora community to boost the region’s economic growth, Gabriel Negatu, the bank’s Director General for East Africa Regional Centre, said. Negatu said this in Nairobi on Monday during the AfDB Business Opportunity Seminar. He added that the bank was working with national 20