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October 19, 2017 11:31 AM Kenya, Tanzania to power economic growth in East Africa

Kenya and Tanzania will power economic growth in the East African region, which is expected to record the highest economic growth rate in Africa. The African Development Bank quarterly economic report says the East Africa region will grow fastest in Africa at 5.4% this year then accelerate to 5.8% in 2018. Growth in the East Africa region will be driven

October 19, 2017 11:13 AM Marburg confirmed in Uganda

Addressing a news conference in Kampala today, Aceng said the confirmation follows laboratory tests conducted by Uganda Virus Institute. “The Ministry of Health would like to inform the general public that there are confirmed cases of the Marburg Virus Disease at the moment. The type of virus is called Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF),” the minister said. As of October

October 19, 2017 10:42 AM Uganda confirms one case of Ebola-like Marburg virus

KAMPALA: Uganda has confirmed one case of Marburg virus, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, the health minister said on Thursday. Jane Ruth Aceng told reporters at a news conference in capital Kampala that the case, which led to a fatality, had been confirmed after a series of tests were carried out. The East African nation last suffered

October 19, 2017 9:45 AM VIDEO: Inside Jimi Wanjigi’s exquisite mansion in Muthaiga

The siege laid by police at Jimi Wanjigi’s home in Muthaiga, Nairobi, provided a rare opportunity for the public to get a glimpse into the life of the mysterious 55-year old billionaire businessman. After a 72-hour siege at his doorstep, Wanjigi on Wednesday morning finally stepped out of the shadows, giving many who had only heard of him the chance

October 19, 2017 8:27 AM Kenya: Malaria Cases Go Up as Over 1,000 Test Positive

More than 1,000 people have tested positive for Malaria in Marsabit, northern Kenya, weeks after the deadly disease killed more than 26 people in the expansive region. A report handed to the country's Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu also showed that the 1,000 were from a sample of 2,500 people who sought treatment from hospitals in the area. While

October 19, 2017 5:59 AM Barack Obama returns to the political arena

Barack Obama is returning to the political arena for the first time in months after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor. The 56-year-old former president is scheduled to attend campaign rallies in New Jersey and Virginia on Thursday to support Democratic party candidates for governor. Voters in both states

October 19, 2017 5:08 AM Kenya Police's Gicharu admits retaining the National Boxing League title will not be easy

Despite brimming with on-form boxers, Kenya Police will leave no chances in their bid to retain the National Boxing League title. And a litmus test awaits them when they fight arch-rivals Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in the fourth leg of Boxing Association of Kenya league at Madison Square Garden in Nakuru this afternoon. Policeman Benson Gicharu, the bantamweight

October 19, 2017 12:09 AM Breaking Pennsylvania's Electoral Habits

Written by Rich Copeland - Producer, WITF's Smart Talk | Oct 18, 2017 8:00 PM History will look upon last year's presidential election as one of the most unusual and volatile the nation has ever seen. Republican Donald Trump won the presidency by earning the most electoral votes while Democrat Hillary Clinton received 2.9 million more votes at the ballot

October 18, 2017 9:04 PM Jubilee MPs accuse NASA leaders of trying to obstruct police from doing their job

Billionaire businessman Jimi Wanjigi has accused the State of persecuting him for falling out with President Uhuru Kenyatta. Mr Wanjigi, who spoke after emerging from hiding, faulted the Government following a 72-hour siege on his palatial home in Muthaiga, Nairobi. The three-day lockdown by officers from the paramilitary General Service Unit, Directorate

October 18, 2017 9:04 PM Private primary schools to get JKUAT tablets

Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT) has launched a digital device targeted at private primary schools. The tablet comes in a move aimed at expanding the distribution of devices used in the digital learning programme (DLP). The new devices that will be distributed under the Taifa brand will see the schools also get access to digital