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Uhuru unveils grand plan for next five years

Uhuru unveils grand plan for next five years

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday outlined a grand economic plan to be rolled out in the next five years of his second and final term. The plan, summarised in his speech, dwells on issues such as economic growth, health, education and social services, youth unemployment, corruption, land policy, governance and public service reforms. He also gave detailed policy prescriptions. President Kenyatta’s speech, which...

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Trump Jerusalem move sparks …

Trump Jerusalem move sparks Israeli-Palestinian clashes

At least 17 Palestinians have been wounded in clashes in the Gaza Strip and across the occupied West Bank, during protests against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel'...

UK government mulls Bitcoin …

UK government mulls Bitcoin regulation

Anti-money laundering regulations should be updated to include Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, the UK Treasury has said. The Metropolitan Police says criminals are using crypto-currency cash ...

Baby is first to be born in …

Baby is first to be born in US after uterus transplant, hospital says

A baby born at a Texas hospital is the first in the US to be birthed from a mother who had received a uterus transplant, according to the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. The hospita...

IMF appoints Kenyan to head …

IMF appoints Kenyan to head its internal audit unit

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has appointed a Kenyan to head its internal audit unit. Nancy Asiko Onyango will be the new director of the monetary body's Office of Internal Audit and ...

Kenya wins global praise for…

Kenya wins global praise for plastics ban

Kenya’s bold decision to ban the manufacture, sale and use of plastic bags is being celebrated as the country hosts the third United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) conference. The ban, whi...

CVS to Buy Aetna for $69 Bil…

CVS to Buy Aetna for $69 Billion in a Deal That May Reshape the Health Industry

CVS Health said on Sunday that it had agreed to buy Aetna for about $69 billion in a deal that would combine the drugstore giant with one of the biggest health insurers in the United States and ...

Sale of sugar mills to priva…

Sale of sugar mills to private investors concludes in August

The Privatisation Commission plans to complete the sale of five state-owned sugar mills by August 2018, removing the most important excuse Kenya has used to lock out cheap sugar from regional ec...

How Dr Prahba Choksey helped…

How Dr Prahba Choksey helped Goldalyn Kakuya to succeed

When Goldalyn Kakuya, the top student of the 2017 KCPE exam, was asked in a recent television interview whom she looked up to, her answer was quick and accurate – Dr Prahba Choksey, an Ophthalmo...

Free speech or destruction: …

Free speech or destruction: First Trump inauguration protesters go on trial

On Monday, six people became the first to stand trial in connection with violent demonstrations that took place in Washington, D.C., the day President Trump was inaugurated. Defense attorneys c...

Jambojet to launch Uganda, T…

Jambojet to launch Uganda, Tanzania flights by February

Jambojet is set to start flights to Tanzania and Uganda by February next year, kicking off its regional expansion plan designed to see the low-cost carrier fly to 16 new routes. The Transport m...

Shilling steady ahead of Uhu…

Shilling steady ahead of Uhuru swearing-in

The shilling held steady Monday on the back of sluggish demand as investors awaited President Uhuru Kenyatta to be sworn in for a second term. The local currency traded at 103.25/45 to the doll...

Why Israeli PM Netanyahu was…

Why Israeli PM Netanyahu was eager to visit Kenya

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Tel-Aviv on Tuesday for the inauguration ceremony of President Uhuru Kenyatta, the political import of his return to Nairobi after 16 months w...

HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING

HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two c...

Premium American ice cream b…

Premium American ice cream brand sets up shop in Kenya

Premium US ice cream maker Häagen-Dazs has opened shop in Nairobi with its eye on the growing middle class, in a deal between the New York-listed General Mills and a Kenyan company. The Kenyan ...

Uber paid hackers Sh10m to c…

Uber paid hackers Sh10m to conceal data stolen from 57 million accounts

Uber Technologies Inc. paid hackers about Sh10 million ($100,000) to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service...

Trump all but endorses Roy M…

Trump all but endorses Roy Moore

President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended embattled Alabama Republican Roy Moore, all but endorsing the Senate candidate who has been accused of sexual assault. "He denies it. Look, he denies ...

Mugabe: Last of Africa's 'fa…

Mugabe: Last of Africa's 'fathers of independence'

Robert Mugabe, who resigned as Zimbabwe's president Tuesday, was the last living African head of state to have fought for his country's independence before becoming its leader. Mugabe, 93, had...

Safaricom’s online portal se…

Safaricom’s online portal set to sign up foreign vendors

Safaricom’s e-commerce platform, Masoko, is set to start signing international vendors on its online portal in the first quarter of 2018, enabling local customers to purchase items directly from...

Song and dance after Robert …

Song and dance after Robert Mugabe finally resigns

Zimbabweans Tuesday broke into song and dance after President Robert Mugabe resigned, forestalling a motion of impeachment against him. Car horns blared and cheering crowds raced through the st...

Results show my win in Augus…

Results show my win in August was valid: Uhuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta last evening described his re-election as a validation of his victory in the August poll whose results were nullified by the Supreme Court. He declared his readiness t...

Electioneering has cost Keny…

Electioneering has cost Kenya's economy Sh700bn - Kepsa

The last four months of the electioneering period has cost private businesses up to Sh700 billion in lost opportunities. The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (Kepsa) on Tuesday said the situation...

David Maraga certifies as ur…

David Maraga certifies as urgent case to stop Kenya election

Chief Justice David Maraga has certified a case seeking to stop Thursday’s presidential poll as urgent. The CJ also directed the petitioners— Mr Khalef Khalifa, Mr Samuel Mohochi and Mr Gacheke...

Commonwealth withdraws obser…

Commonwealth withdraws observers from repeat poll

The Commonwealth has pulled out of the forthcoming fresh presidential election, citing security fears for its observers. Diplomatic sources have told Nation that the decision to withdraw observ...

Banks cash at Central Bank f…

Banks cash at Central Bank falls below the statutory level

Excess cash reserves held by banks fell below the statutory minimum set by the Central Bank of Kenya for the first time in eight months as liquidity tightened in the money market. The banks’ ex...

KQ eyes New York in debut di…

  Kenya Airways  is eyeing New York as its first destination when it starts direct flights to the US next year. The national carrier sees the city as a convenient East Coast aviation hub to mark...

Makerere law degrees recall …

  The legal profession in Kenya could be thrown into a crisis after Makerere University announced it will recall degrees obtained a decade ago on the basis of forged or altered results. Several ...

Another Kenyan firm takes on…

  A Kenyan tech firm has launched the second local online taxi hailing platform which seeks to lure drivers by charging them a flat monthly rate instead of the commission earnings charged by the...

Kenyans among top 3 most gen…

Kenyans among top 3 most generous people worldwide

Kenyans are some of the most generous people in the world, a yearly global index of charitable giving released this week has indicated. A good number of them regularly donate money to a good ca...

Hurricane Harvey Community O…

Hurricane Harvey Community Outreach

  As we try to come to terms with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the Greater Houston Community in conjuction with Its friends from other cities at large invite ALL in lending a hand to those ...

13 new hotels to enter Kenya…

13 new hotels to enter Kenya in next five years

A total of 13 hotels are set to open their doors in Kenya over the next five years, growing the bed space by more than 2,400 rooms, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Pegge...

Shilling hits 3-month high a…

Shilling hits 3-month high against dollar on easing poll tensions

The shilling has hit a three-month high against the dollar, gaining ground on easing of political heat in the country following the decision by the Nasa coalition to fight their election protest...

More than 400 dead in Sierra…

More than 400 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

Sierra Leone is facing significant health challenges after this week's devastating mudslides claimed nearly 500 lives, a government official said, with the number of dead expected to rise. Eigh...

Nairobi tops region in fundi…

Nairobi tops region in funding enterprises owned by women

The push for financial inclusion is paying off as Kenya now tops the region in provision of capital for women-run enterprises. This is according to the Dell Global Women Entrepreneur Cities Rank...

Java to launch Sh50m outlet …

Java to launch Sh50m outlet in Machakos

Local coffee chain Java House has continued its expansion outside Nairobi with its first restaurant in Machakos County. The company is investing Sh50 million to set up shop at Crystal Rivers Mall...

Chief Justice faces biggest …

Chief Justice faces biggest test

Nasa has until Friday to file its presidential election petition, kick-starting a 14-day process in the Supreme Court. It will also be Chief Justice David Maraga’s biggest case yet since he was...

Calling out the President

Calling out the President

Republicans are mixed in their response after President Donald Trump's unpredictable Tuesday news conference, during which he defended white supremacists and blamed "both sides" for violence in ...

See you in court, Raila Odin…

See you in court, Raila Odinga tells Uhuru Kenyatta

  National Super Alliance (Nasa) presidential candidate Raila Odinga says they are moving to the Supreme Court to contest President Uhuru Kenyatta win in August 8 poll. Mr Odinga on Wednesday ...

Baby injured in Kisumu after…

Baby injured in Kisumu after riots dies

A six-month old infant, who had slipped into a coma after sustaining head injuries after being allegedly hit by a police officer in Kisumu County has died. The family of Samantha Pendo, who was...

Nairobi accounts for 62pc of…

Nairobi accounts for 62pc of milk vending machines

Nairobi now accounts for two-fifths of milk vending machines, popularly known as ATMs, presenting major competition to the large processors. Data from the Kenya Dairy Board (KDB) indicates the ...

Donald Trump congratulates U…

Donald Trump congratulates Uhuru Kenyatta on poll win

The US has termed Kenyan poll as fair and transparent— further cementing international and local observers’ affirmation that President Kenyatta’s win was through a credible process. Mr Kenyatta...

Kenya awaits Raila's next mo…

Kenya awaits Raila's next move after he disputed poll results

When Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga speaks to supporters Tuesday, his words have the power to ease or deepen the crisis triggered by his rejection of last week's presidential election re...

UN skirts Raila's vote analy…

UN skirts Raila's vote analysis call

A United Nations spokesman on Monday declined to accept Raila Odinga's request for a UN review of the August 8 election results. Spokesman Farhan Haq reiterated Secretary-General Antonio Guterr...

The day the sun disappears

The day the sun disappears

In less than a week, the sun will disappear -- for a short time -- across America. For a brief moment, day will turn to night. Animals big and small will go into their nighttime routines. Stars...

Trump: 'He will regret it fa…

Trump: 'He will regret it fast'

President Donald Trump stood by his bellicose rhetoric on North Korea Friday, telling leader Kim Jong Un he "will truly regret it and he will regret it fast" if he issues an overt threat or atta...

Uhuru Kenyatta, 52, wins sec…

Uhuru Kenyatta, 52, wins second term as President of Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta has won a second term in office, garnering 54.2 per cent of votes, according to final results declared by the electoral commission on Friday night. Independent Elector...

Why Gadhafi's downfall scare…

Why Gadhafi's downfall scares the life out of Kim Jong Un

There is something that instinctively scares us when we see slavish military synchronicity. It awakens deep fear, an inescapable conditioning that tells us such an excess of squeaky precise c...

John Kerry reassures Kenyans…

John Kerry reassures Kenyans vote was not rigged

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said he refuses to accept the results of the presidential election, even though the results haven't been announced yet. With more than 98% of the pollin...

Martin Kamotho, the 'githeri…

Martin Kamotho, the 'githeri man' who broke the internet

On Tuesday, August 8, Martin Kamotho Njenga queued patiently, waiting for his turn to vote at the Imara Primary School polling station in Kayole when suddenly, hunger pangs struck. He left the ...

'Rejected' votes issue rears…

'Rejected' votes issue rears its ugly head again

Rejected votes could once again become a major talking point after initial results of the presidential election placed the figure at 247,051. Also, out of the 40,833 polling stations, valid vot...

Conseslus Kipruto strikes go…

Conseslus Kipruto strikes gold for Kenya in steeplechase

Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto upheld Kenya’s dominance in the 3,000m steeplechase, handing Kenya its sixth consecutive World title at the London Olympic Stadium on Tuesday. American Evan J...

Over 60pc of voters cast vot…

Over 60pc of voters cast votes, says IEBC

An estimated 12 million Kenyans had turned out to cast their votes by the time most polling centres were closing— representing about 60 per cent voter turnout. The number is not inclusive of vo...

Zimbabwe's opposition unites…

Zimbabwe's opposition unites to take on Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai re-united with his former allies on Saturday to forge a coalition aimed at ending President Robert Mugabe's near four-decade hold on power in ...

Inside Bomas of Kenya, the I…

Inside Bomas of Kenya, the IEBC national tallying centre

Bomas of Kenya has been turned into a fortress with military-type security deployed at virtually every corner of the facility that will be the focus of millions of Kenyans for the next seven day...

Why the world has its eyes o…

Why the world has its eyes on Kenya’s General Election

Kenya’s strategic location on the continent, relative civil liberties and the changing geopolitics are the reason many international observers want to be a part of the General Election. So far...

Kenyan students to benefit f…

Kenyan students to benefit from Airbus engineering training

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has picked Kenya and Nigeria as the next beneficiaries of a global training programme for school-children looking to pursue a career in engineering. The interactive...

Obama urges Kenyans to vote …

Obama urges Kenyans to vote peacefully, wisely

Former US President Barack Obama has urged Kenyans to vote for the right leaders in Tuesday's elections in order to secure a bright future for the country. Mr Obama particularly called on Presi...

Marijuana company buys Calif…

Marijuana company buys California town, plans pot paradise

Don't be surprised if there is a sign one day on a small California town that reads "Welcome to Nipton: A Place to Get Stoned." The entire town of 120 acres was purchased Thursday by American G...

US will pay dearly, warns No…

US will pay dearly, warns North Korea

North Korean state media has slammed the latest round of sanctions approved by the United Nations, calling them a "flagrant violation of our sovereignty." It vowed retaliation against Washington...

US options on North Korea: I…

US options on North Korea: It's a choice between bad and worse

So, it has finally happened. Two subsequent launches of long-range Hwasong-14 missiles in July demonstrated that North Korea has joined the small club of countries capable of hitting not only ...

Uber to give disabled free r…

Uber to give disabled free ride to polling stations

Taxi-hailing firm Uber will transport persons living with disabilities in Nairobi, Mombasa and Thika to and from their respective polling stations for free in a drive meant to encourage their pa...

Firm that drove Uber out of …

Firm that drove Uber out of China in deal with Taxify

Estonian online taxi-hailing app Taxify has announced a new global strategic partnership with China’s Didi Chuxing, the world’s biggest mobile transportation platform, signaling a new round of b...

The big lie about conservati…

The big lie about conservation of wildlife in Africa

John Mbaria and Mordecai Ogada’s The Big Conservation Lie (2017) is an important book in the sense that it says what many Kenyan students of conservation wouldn’t dare to say openly: that wester...

Cheap Chinese goods eat into…

Cheap Chinese goods eat into Kenya’s EA export market

Kenya’s status as an exporter of products to the East African market continues to be undermined by cheap direct imports from China, according to the latest data. This is threatening the country...

No respite yet in mass staff…

No respite yet in mass staff cuts, warn company chief executives

Nearly a fifth of Nairobi-based companies plan to reduce staff in the next six months because of an unfavourable business climate, a study commissioned by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (Keps...

Alibaba's Ma champions U.N. …

Alibaba's Ma champions U.N. e-commerce drive for development

Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Tuesday the Internet should be a utility available to the whole world, putting his weight behind a U.N. call for e-commerce to boost developing economi...

First malaria vaccine to be …

First malaria vaccine to be rolled out in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi

Kenya will be among three African countries selected by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to introduce the world’s first malaria vaccine. The vaccine known as RTS,S or Mosquirix, will also be...

Real estate firm starts Sh3.…

Real estate firm starts Sh3.5bn high-end housing in Tatu City

A real-estate developer has announced plans to build 450 apartments worth Sh3.5 billion on a 10-acre parcel of land at Tatu City, a proposed city-within-a-city near Nairobi. Speaking during the...

Kenyan economy among the bes…

Kenyan economy among the best but growth slow

While economic growth in Kenya has slowed, according to latest projections from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, it is still among the best performing sub-Saharan African economi...

Police issues dos and don'ts…

Police issues dos and don'ts during primaries

The National Police Service has laid out rules to be followed by those taking part in political party primaries and campaigns ahead of the August General election. Politicians were warned agai...

Dubai doctors refuse to disc…

Dubai doctors refuse to discharge Kenyan baby over Sh8.3 million bill

A Dubai hospital has refused to discharge a Kenyan baby as the parents cannot afford a €75,000 (Sh8,319,059.92) medical bill. Kiama Kamau was born on February 11 at Sharjah hospital. His mum R...

Boy crushed at rotating Atla…

Boy crushed at rotating Atlanta restaurant

A 5-year-old boy died after being crushed Friday in a rotating restaurant atop a downtown Atlanta tower, with the child getting caught between a table and a wall as the floor moved, police said....

Houston bans public homeless…

Houston bans public homeless encampments

Houston City Council on Wednesday passed an ordinance banning public encampments along with other rules meant to fight panhandling. The measure prohibits temporary shelters, tents and unauthori...

Is police misconduct treated…

Is police misconduct treated differently in the cellphone video age?

In California, a police officer in Sacramento is under criminal investigation after he was captured on video throwing an accused jaywalker to the ground and punching him repeatedly. In Georgia,...

It’s a date with super profi…

It’s a date with super profits for farmer growing lucrative fruit

Hundreds of yellow berries huddled together on what looks like coconut trees are a sight to behold on the farm in Masongaleni, Makueni Country. The puzzle for first timers, however, is that th...

Need for money sucks school …

Need for money sucks school girls into sex life

At dusk, Kisii Town erupts into a frenzied bustle of human activity in the thriving 24-hour economy. The town is an economic giant in Nyanza region and is vibrant at night with the tens of ful...

Kin’s anguish as daughters r…

Kin’s anguish as daughters return home from Saudi Arabia in coffins

One morning in October last year, Christine Njeri received a phone call from the Foreign Affairs ministry, requesting her to report to their office. Njeri was met with disturbing news. Her you...

Half litre milk pack now sel…

Half litre milk pack now sells at Sh60

Kenyans will have to part with more money to buy milk after the price rose to Sh60 for a 500ml packet. Industry regulator, Kenya Dairy Board, blames the rise in price on dwindling supply to mi...

Refugee Hoop Dreams Do Come …

Refugee Hoop Dreams Do Come True—Right in the Middle of Trump's America

Some arrive in beat-up cars packed with five and six long-limbed passengers. More walk over an hour through the cool prairie night, basketballs in their hands, dreams stirring in their minds. K...

11-year-old kills himself af…

11-year-old kills himself after texting prank

An 11-year-old boy who died last week of injuries suffered in a March suicide attempt will be laid to rest Tuesday. When Tysen Benz of Marquette, Michigan, hanged himself March 14, he left no ...

Twitter cofounder begins sel…

Twitter cofounder begins selling off shares

Even one of Twitter's creators has decided to sell off shares in the struggling social media company. Ev Williams, Twitter's (TWTR, Tech30) cofounder and board member, is planning to gradually ...

Seychelles and Kenya sign se…

Seychelles and Kenya sign security, trade deals

Kenya and the Seychelles have agreed to combat illegal fishing in Indian Ocean, which borders the two countries. Speaking at State House, Nairobi, after holding bilateral talks, Seychelles Pres...

Boys lured into gangs that g…

Boys lured into gangs that give city residents sleepless nights

They are young flamboyant police-taunting boys who post pictures of bundles of money and bullet wounds from their dangerous adventures in the dark world of crime. These are today’s Nairobi crim...

Democrats get the votes to f…

Democrats get the votes to filibuster Gorsuch

Four Senate Democrats announced Monday they plan to oppose Neil Gorsuch, bringing the Democratic caucus to the 41 votes needed to sustain a filibuster against the Supreme Court nominee. The ann...

Cloud computing next battlef…

Cloud computing next battlefield for technology giants

Global technology giants are scrambling for a piece of cloud computing, making it the next battlefield in Africa and Kenya. Cloud services offer data storage and computing through the Internet....

Investors seek tourism fundi…

Investors seek tourism funding to spruce hotels

Investors are seeking over Sh6 billion from the Tourism Finance Corporation (TFC) to fund the refurbishment of their facilities and set up of new hotels. Whereas some are asking for loans of ab...

Two US women jailed for fina…

Two US women jailed for financing Al-Shabaab

Two women in the US were Friday sentenced to more than a decade in prison for providing support to terror groups in Kenya and Somalia. Muna Osman Jama and Hinda Osman Dhirane who were arrested ...

Envoys oppose N. Korea missi…

Envoys oppose N. Korea missile base in Kenya

A secret plan to allow North Korea to station a missile base in northern Kenya can be revealed today. The base will house at least 40 inter-continental ballistic missiles capable of reaching Eu...

PesaLink gains two million c…

PesaLink gains two million customers in two months

Two million bank customers have signed up for digital payment PesaLink, barely two months after the platform was launched by the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA). PesaLink enables customers to m...

Kenya government removes tax…

Kenya government removes tax on bread, maize and wheat

The government has removed tax on bread, maize and wheat to lower food prices and ease pressure on inflation. Duty on imported maize has been removed in the next four months, which coincides w...

UK formally serves EU with d…

UK formally serves EU with divorce papers

The UK government has formally served divorce papers on the European Union, signaling the beginning of the end of a relationship that has endured for 44 years. Theresa May, the British Prime Mi...

Safaricom cuts ‘Lipa na M-Pe…

Safaricom cuts ‘Lipa na M-Pesa’ payment service fees by half

Safaricom has cut fees associated with selling goods through its Lipa na M-Pesa service by half as it seeks to increase the number of merchants using the payment platform. While customers do no...

AfDB objects to award of Sh6…

AfDB objects to award of Sh62.3bn dam tender to Sino Hydro

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has opposed the awarding of a controversial Sh62.3 billion Thwake dam tender; a day after Irrigation Principal Secretary Patrick Nduati Mwangi defied his boss...

Will Dow break a 39-year-old…

Will Dow break a 39-year-old record?

The Dow managed to avoid suffering its longest slump since Jimmy Carter was in the White House. After eight days in a row of selling, the Dow jumped 151 points Tuesday. It put an end to the ind...

Nine foreign banks set to en…

Nine foreign banks set to enter Kenyan market after CBK lifts freeze

Kenya’s banking sector has attracted nine more banks from different countries after the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) lifted a freeze on the licensing of new lenders. READ: CBK signals end to li...

Kenya receives nuclear attac…

Kenya receives nuclear attack detector

Kenya has received equipment worth Sh32 million which can detect chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attack. The donation from the European Union (EU) will enhance the country’s cap...

Old-fashioned graft rules th…

Old-fashioned graft rules the roost in parastatal

Taxpayers have likely lost Sh40 billion in a project to build a new 450-kilometre fuel pipeline between Mombasa and Nairobi, the Nation can reveal. In contracting riddled with ruthless, old-sch...

South Korea seeks arrest of …

South Korea seeks arrest of ex president Park Geun-hye

South Korean prosecutors have applied for an arrest warrant for former president Park Geun-hye, for her role in a corruption scandal. Earlier this month, she lost her presidential immunity and...

How Trump's health care loss…

How Trump's health care loss will shape his presidency

The fate of Donald Trump's presidency may hinge on what he does next. His failure to convert the core campaign promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare -- even with a GOP monopoly on power ...

Poor planning, bad transport…

Poor planning, bad transport deny Nairobi high-tech jobs

A poor transport system and disjointed urban development in Nairobi are limiting its ability to serve global markets and create employment, a Nation Newsplex review of recent urbanisation studie...

Surveillance pics of car in …

Surveillance pics of car in North Co. hit-and-run released

  A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed in north St. Louis County Wednesday night. Erick Kimani, 68, was found lying on the pavement of North Highway 67 near Mondoubleau Lane around ...

Kenya rules out open trials …

Kenya rules out open trials on genetically modified crops

It will take longer before Kenya conducts open trials on genetically modified (GM) crops after the government said the country was not ready for such an undertaking. Agriculture Cabinet Secret...

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Goat milk? Yes, i…

Goat milk? Yes, it’s good for you

Did you know that there is milk which is not from a cow that is good for your health? Researchers and doctors hav...

Don't prescribe a…

Don't prescribe antibiotics after surgery, WHO tells doctors

Doctors have been advised against giving antibiotic drugs to patients after surgery. This is according to an advi...

These foods are h…

These foods are highest in pesticides

An annual report by the Environmental Working Group found that nearly 70% of samples of 48 types of conventionally...

This Plant Kills …

This Plant Kills Fourteen Types Of Cancer And Thirteen Different Infections! – So Why Don’t Doctors Recommend It?

Cancer patients should add more vegetables to their menu in order to fight the disease, and help the body go throu...

Do brain-training…

Do brain-training exercises really work?

A battle has been brewing over whether brain training really works, leaving consumers stuck in the middle, scratch...

Health Benefits o…

Health Benefits of Almonds

  The health benefits of almonds are extensive, and they are frequently used as a healthy solution for relief fro...

Common Myths Abou…

Common Myths About Frozen Fish

Are you one of the many people who avoids buying frozen fish? Many people refuse to buy any fish that isn’t sold f...

13 Best Ingredien…

13 Best Ingredients for Your Natural Skin Care Ritual

  Although most people don’t realize it, their favorite skin care products can be significant contributors of harmful...

How Taking Turmer…

How Taking Turmeric Helps Your Body Block Fat and Your Liver REMOVE Toxins as Fast as Possible

Turmeric should be as much a part of your daily regimen as water. Turmeric is one of nature’s most powerful healers. I...

Could medical mar…

Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer's?

Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer's patients? One recent study found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabi...

Tests back peanut…

Tests back peanut allergy theory

The effects of eating peanut products as a baby to avoid the risk of allergy have been backed up by new research. In ...

Scientists get 'g…

Scientists get 'gene editing' go-ahead

UK scientists have been given the go-ahead by the fertility regulator to genetically modify human embryos. It is the ...

Blocking brain in…

Blocking brain inflammation 'halts Alzheimer's disease'

Blocking the production of new immune cells in the brain could reduce memory problems seen in Alzheimer's disease, a s...

What is the Zika …

What is the Zika virus?

Health officials in Puerto Rico reported the island's first case of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus recently linked to ...

Seven healthy hab…

Seven healthy habits may reduce heart failure risk

Adults who score well on the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Life’s Simple 7 checklist are less likely than others ...

Drug-resistant ma…

Drug-resistant malaria could spread to Africa: study

  A drug-resistant malaria parasite from southeast Asia can infect African mosquitoes, said a study Tuesday, boosting...

Food and cancer

Food and cancer

According to the World Cancer Research Fund, the right diet can cut your risk of cancer by up to 40 per cent. So w...

Anatomy of the fe…

Anatomy of the female breast

The breast is a body organ whose structure signifies its unique function of milk production. The male’s breast structu...

More children get…

More children getting drunk on hand sanitizer

Six-year-old Nhaijah Russell swallowed three or four squirts of seemingly innocuous liquid hand sanitizer at school. I...

US approves injec…

US approves injectable anti-cholesterol drug Repatha

US regulators on Thursday approved Repatha, the second injectable drug of its kind designed for certain patients wit...

Fighting malaria:…

Fighting malaria: The battle is far from over

On Saturday, Kenyans  joined the world in commemorating World Malaria Day, whose theme was, “Invest in the future. Def...

Brazil finds coff…

Brazil finds coffee protein with morphine effect

Brazilian scientists have discovered a protein in coffee that has effects similar to pain reliever morphine, researche...

'Game-changing' a…

'Game-changing' antibiotic find

The decades-long drought in antibiotic discovery could be over after a breakthrough by US scientists. Their novel met...

Most cancer types…

Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

Most types of cancer can be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study has suggested. A U...

Smartphone use 'c…

Smartphone use 'changing our brains'

Our brains are adapting to touchscreen smartphone technology say researchers who have carried out a study on human v...

Can we predict th…

Can we predict the future of medicine?

Can we predict the future of medicine? Although designer babies and a disease-free world may or may not come to pass, ...

Junk food does mo…

Junk food does more than make you fat

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind ...

Ebola virus: Nine…

Ebola virus: Nine things to know about the killer disease

Hundreds of people are dead as the worst Ebola virus outbreak in history sweeps through West Africa. It began as a ha...

Drug gives bald m…

Drug gives bald man full head of hair

Kyle Rhodes loves to consider the possibilities: He could sport a long, full Viking beard, or maybe grow a mullet like...

Alcohol and Medic…

  Alcohol often has harmful interactions with prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and even some herbal re...

Report: Cheap foo…

Report: Cheap food makes us fat

Forget everything you know about what's making us fat. We hear a lot about Americans being fast food-addicted couch p...

Bacteria can surv…

Bacteria can survive for days on planes

Ever sit on a plane and wonder how long the germs left by passengers past plan on hanging around? A new study examine...

Why Mediterranean…

Why Mediterranean diet is 'healthy'

The combination of olive oil and leafy salad or vegetables is what gives the Mediterranean diet its healthy edge, say ...

Prostate cancer '…

Prostate cancer 'linked to sex bug'

Prostate cancer may be a sexually transmitted disease caused by a common yet often silent infection passed on during i...

Multiple sclerosi…

Multiple sclerosis discovery may explain gender gap

A key difference in the brains of male and female MS patients may explain why more women than men get the disease, a s...

World facing poli…

World facing polio health emergency

The World Health Organization has declared the spread of polio is an international public health emergency. Outbreaks...

Antibiotic resist…

Antibiotic resistance now 'global threat', WHO warns

Resistance to antibiotics poses a "major global threat" to public health, says a new report by the World Health Organi...

Ancient tradition…

Ancient tradition of bee medicine stays alive

  Bee venom to combat multiple sclerosis, pollen for indigestion, honey to heal wounds -- the humble bee has been a...

Why more Kenyans …

Why more Kenyans are embracing IVF

Forty-nine-year-old Nancy* (not her real name) had been struggling for the last 12 years to get pregnant. After fruitl...

Drugs for the dyi…

Drugs for the dying: Compassionate use

At first, Sandy Barker decided to behave nicely and sit silently in the audience as an official from the Food and Drug...

Good teeth may he…

Good teeth may help sporting success

Dentists say elite athletes could stand a better chance of winning gold medals if they look after their teeth. The Or...

Skin cancer: Gene…

Skin cancer: Genetic mutations 'warn of risk'

Scientists say they have taken a step forward in understanding why some people are at greater risk of skin cancer beca...

Nose can detect o…

Nose can detect one trillion odours

The human nose can detect one trillion different odours, far more than we previously thought, say US scientists. Unti...

3-D printer saves…

3-D printer saves toddler struggling to breathe

When Garrett Peterson was born, nurses couldn't rotate his head from side to side. Doing so made him turn blue instant...

WHO: Daily sugar …

WHO: Daily sugar intake 'should be halved'

  People will be advised to halve the amount of sugar in their diet, under new World Health Organization guidance. R...

Seaweed could be …

Seaweed could be key to weight loss, study suggests

Seaweed could be the secret ingredient to losing weight, research has suggested. Scientists at Newcastle University s...

Five studies you …

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and...

Child shock guide…

Thousands of children could be dying each year because the World Health Organization has not updated guidelines for trea...

13 tests you need…

As we begin the year, we need to change the approach to our health from a curative one to a preventive one. In other w...

Doctors save hand…

Doctors save hand by attaching it to man's calf

A worker operating a machine in a family workshop in China accidentally cut off his hand -- which doctors were able to...

Foods that increa…

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Morning-after con…

A French pharmaceutical company has warned a morning-after contraceptive pill may be ineffective in heavier women, follo...

5 healthy eating …

It's the day before Thanksgiving, and your stress level could be measured on the Richter Scale. There are a zillion pe...

The drugs derived…

These days we have access to a huge array of medicines to protect us from pain, disease and death. But, as Michael Mos...

New breast cancer…

A test that identifies seven classes of breast cancer could be available within two years, say UK scientists. Writing ...

What causes coron…

Your heart is a pump the size of a fist that sends oxygen-rich blood around your body. The blood travels to the organs ...

Vitamin D pills' …

Healthy adults do not need to take vitamin D supplements, suggests a study in The Lancet which found they had no benef...

UK firm seeks to …

British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline is seeking regulatory approval for the world's first malaria vaccine after trial da...

5 tips for recove…

We sustain psychological injuries such as rejection and failure as we go through life just as often as we do physical i...

Vaccine 'clears H…

A vaccine for the monkey equivalent of HIV appears to eradicate the virus, a study suggests. Research published in the...

Heart gene therap…

It is 18 months since Carol Gedda suffered a massive heart attack. It left her with just 20% of her heart functioning. ...

Protein clue to o…

Protein clue to old-age memory loss

A clue to why memory deteriorates with age has been found by US researchers. Experiments on mice suggested low levels...

Carrots & Eye Hea…

Carrots & Eye Health: How the Myth Began

The myth that carrots improve your eyesight may have its roots in a World War II propaganda campaign. During the war, ...

Counting the atom…

Counting the atoms in a human body

  How many atoms are there in a human body? Well, it depends on the size of the body. The average adult weighs...

Diet soda may do …

Diet soda drinkers have the same health issues as those who drink regular soda, according to a new report published We...

After Berlin Man,…

After Berlin Man, two reported cured of HIV in Kenya

  A little more than 30 years ago, when the scope of the HIV/Aids pandemic became public knowledge, an understanda...

Heart attacks: Wh…

  If you are one of the nearly 785,000 Americans who suffer a first heart attack this year, what you do in the first fe...

Women, consider f…

  I wish I'd had the option of egg freezing. Egg freezing is the newest reproductive technology: a recently perfected...

Experts inch clos…

Experts inch closer to new HIV vaccine

  Scientists have inched closer to designing a universal HIV vaccine that could fight off the virus even after it ...

Deep-frying the h…

Deep-frying the healthy way

    1. What is the right oil? The first step to the best-ever fried food is choosing the right oil. It is...

Sugary drinks lin…

Sugar-sweetened beverages are linked to more than 180,000 obesity-related deaths worldwide each year, according to new r...

Watch that salt! …

The disease patterns in Africa are slowly and steadily shifting from infectious, communicable diseases to non-communic...

Alzheimer's cases…

  Alzheimer's disease cases in the US will nearly triple in the next 40 years, according to new projections Wednesd...

Live healthy beyo…

Nutrition columns this time of the year are always the same. It’s all about cleansing and detox diets, the idea being ...

Obamacare: A few …

Some 50 million Americans still lack health insurance. That will change for the greater majority when the Affordable Hea...

Prescription drug…

This area of eastern Kentucky is known for lush, green hillsides and white picket fences. It is a place where bluegrass ...

US unveils road m…

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveiled Thursday an ambitious US blueprint on how to realize the dream of an AIDS-...

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Drug-resistant ma…

Drug-resistant malaria strain found in Kenya

New evidence has confirmed the presence of hard-to-treat malaria strains in Kenya despite continued denials by gover...

Best new ways to …

You knew it was coming: Flu season's back, and there's no telling how mild or wild it will be (remember swine flu?). "T...

5 ways to help ki…

Small children can be particularly vulnerable when natural disasters strike. They may be unable to understand what turn...

Cheap colour test…

A cheap test which could detect even low levels of viruses and some cancers has been developed by UK researchers. The c...

Nine million to g…

Nine million poor Kenyans will benefit from free healthcare next year following a new programme spearheaded by the nat...

Brain change link…

The brains of teenage girls with behavioural disorders are different to those of their peers, UK researchers have found....

Carrying these ba…

It was the perfect summer day for a wedding. The bride was glowing. The groom was handsome. For nine hours, Tiffany Burk...

International gro…

An international group of scientists on Sunday called for all adults who test positive for HIV to be treated with anti...

FDA approves new …

FDA approves new diet drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new prescription diet drug called Qsymia on Tuesday. The medication pro...

Your health is in…

The heart holds a place of honour in the narrative of human evolution. For many centuries, most of humanity was convince...

Simple Savings Ca…

We know that prescription drugs can be costly and we're here to help. With the Simple Savings Card, you save on your pre...

Living Life with …

This is the time of the year to get focused on creating a championship game plan for your health.   You were born wit...

Simple Steps to L…

These simple tips can help you keep cholesterol levels in check.  Your body needs a small amount of cholesterol to funct...

Examine your moti…

Set realistic goals. Habits and behaviors that are changed gradually have a greater chance of success. Focus on the be...

Hitch in war on c…

Most urban women are yet to go for cancer screening despite aggressive campaigns to persuade them to undergo the tests t...

Beware: Fake HIV …

Fake and poor quality HIV medicines are in circulation in the local market. The World Health Organisation is call...

Snacks: How they …

Your stomach is growling, but lunch is hours away. You could indulge yourself with a snack, but you think it's best to a...

10 Ways to Not Ov…

Portion distortion is one of the prime causes of America’s obesity epidemic, yet most of us don’t realize that we overea...

Think safety in t…

The summer months offer long days to enjoy hours of outdoor fun. And while the sun can make you feel energized and cheer...

HIV drugs ‘that c…

A class of HIV drugs common in Kenya has been found to cause premature aging and hasten heart and brain disorders. Th...

Promising Aids va…

Trials on an Aids vaccine that is generating a lot of excitement in the scientific world have finally started in Kenya...

5 Diet Myths and …

Diets are filled with rules about when, what, and how much to eat. While “the rules” may make sense on the surface, unle...

Presenting: The A…

The Human Heart is the most amazing organ in the body.  Connected to this amazing organ is 60,000 miles of arteries, vei...

9 Red Powerhouse …

Many red fruits and veggies are loaded with healthy and powerful antioxidants, like lycopene and Vitamin C, that may do ...

Eat a Rainbow of …

Green produce indicates antioxidant potential and may help promote healthy vision and reduce cancer risks. Fruits: a...

Small Changes Mak…

Setting goals is the key to successful changes in your eating habits.  To improve goal achievement, make them SMART: Spe...

Fruits & Veggies—…

T. – Try something new at every eating occasion. Explore new recipes that include fruits and veggies, or get creative...

Living with hydro…

One day she was a carefree, fun-loving student whose only concern was to perform well in class. The next, she was a sc...

The moments that …

If you're trying to lose weight, close your eyes for a minute and imagine the moments that make you fat. Think through ...

Rights groups acc…

Kenya is breaking an international convention on the treatment of disabled people, according to human rights groups. In...

Health Quotes

“It’s the start that stops most people”   “Excellence is not expected effort, its extra effort”   “If you want to ...

5 Ideas for Winte…

  Hit the Gym Most gyms have more than enough resources to get you started on your winter exercise plan and send you o...

Life’s Simple 7

This year an estimated 1.26 million Americans will have a new or recurrent coronary attack.   The American Heart Asso...

Ten years that sh…

As one prepares to have the much dreaded HIV test, many seek comfort in the counsellor’s common phrase: “HIV is not a de...

Fruit Fights the …

If you’re not eating the recommended 5 fruits and vegetables a day, here’s a new reason to head to the produce aisle. Tr...

By Your 18th Birt…

By your 18th birthday, you’d been around for 6,570 days. Along the way, you might have picked up some habits that cost y...

10 Ways to Love Y…

1. Be active:   The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical acti...

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