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Four Million At Risk Amid Kenya Food Crisis – UN
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Four Million At Risk Amid Kenya Food Crisis – UN

More than four million people are facing high levels of food insecurity in Kenya, according to new data released by the UN. This figure has risen from just over three million people last year. Over 900,000 children below the age of five have been found to be acutely malnourished. The entire country’s north, and much of the north-eastern regions, are facing food insecurity at crisis or emergency levels, the data classification shows. The March to May rainfall has been low, irregular and poorly distributed in much of the distressed regions, which has affected production of food. Read Also: Northern Ugandans Face Starvation As Hunger Bites – UN Aside from a prolonged drought, the crisis has been worsened by a rise in food prices because of the spike in the cost of fuel,...
Kenya’s IEBC Uncovers 250,000 Dead Kenyans in Election Register
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Kenya’s IEBC Uncovers 250,000 Dead Kenyans in Election Register

Kenya's electoral agency says an ongoing audit of its voters' roll has found the names of nearly 250,000 deceased voters on the register. Nearly half a million more voters were found to have duplicate records and more than 226,000 people were registered using documents that do not belong to them. Others had registered with invalid documents, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) said in a statementon the anomalies that affect more than a million people. IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said that because of the “implementation of the preliminary audit findings” the commission would delay certifying the final register for publication. Read Also: Pro-marijuana Candidate Cleared For Kenyan Poll The commission said earlier that it would publish the re...
Kenya Crash Kills 11 Returning From Dowry Ceremony
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Kenya Crash Kills 11 Returning From Dowry Ceremony

At least 11 people have been killed in central Kenya when the minibus they were travelling in overturned. Police in Kitui county say the victims, who were related to each other, were returning from a dowry payment ceremony during the night. Police say the vehicle was being driven at high speed, resulting in loss of control and the fatal crash that occurred at 11pm. “The matatu rolled over, killing ten on the spot. The eleventh victim died during treatment at the Matuu Level 4 Hospital,” area chief Jacob Mueti said. Read Also: Okada Riders Raze Houses In Abuja Over Killing Of Two Colleagues The administrator said a few other passengers were injured and taken to Matuu hospital, with some, who sustained serious injuries, being transferred to the Kenyatta National Hospital ...
Pro-marijuana Candidate Cleared For Kenyan Poll
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Pro-marijuana Candidate Cleared For Kenyan Poll

A politician campaigning to legalise marijuana in Kenya has just been cleared to stand as a presidential candidate in August’s election. George Wajackoyah, a lawyer and law professor, has tried for the top job before without making much of an impact. But this time round, his pro-marijuana message has garnered headlines since he made this his platform in February. He has set up a political party called Roots that wants Kenya to decriminalise and farm cannabis to help pay off the country’s bulging debts. Read Also: 2023: Jonathan Fails To Show Up For APC Presidential Primary Screening Earlier this week, his registration to stand as a presidential candidate was turned down by the electoral commission as he did not have enough signatures. On Thursday, he resubmitted his ...
AFCON 2023: Kenya Miss Deadline To Take Part In Campaign
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AFCON 2023: Kenya Miss Deadline To Take Part In Campaign

Kenya will not take part in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, whose qualifying campaign is expected to start in early June. This is due to an ongoing ban from Fifa because of governmental interference in the running of the game. The East African nation expected that their ban would be lifted two weeks before their first Nations Cup qualifier if they were to take part in the 2023 campaign. However, as of the Saturday, May 21 deadline, the ban was still active. Read Also: 2023 AFCON Qualifiers: Eagles Are Favourites To Qualify In Group A –Kalou The Harambee Stars had been due to play in Cameroon on 4 June before then hosting Namibia four days later. It means that Group C will now compromise Cameroon, Namibia and Burundi - with the top two qualifying for next year's tourn...
Drought Killed 70 Kenyan Elephants In One Year
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Drought Killed 70 Kenyan Elephants In One Year

Over 70 elephants have died in the last year as a result of the ongoing drought affecting all of East Africa, Kenya’s Tourism Minister Najib Balala has said. The animals were in Tsavo National Park, one of the country’s oldest parks. It is also one of the world’s largest wildlife reserves. The Kenyan authorities fear the ecosystem will experience more wildlife deaths if the drought continues. A number of giraffes have also died, said Mr Balala. Read Also: Elephants Killed 60 Zimbabweans this Year – Official "We have an abundance of wildlife but still every animal counts and we care if one goes down," he added. The Kenyan government is aiming to use an old dam to create water pans in the area to prevent further wildlife deaths. The drought in East Africa has also a...
More Than 100 Kenyan Girls Died From Pregnancy Last Year
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More Than 100 Kenyan Girls Died From Pregnancy Last Year

In Kenya, 104 girls aged between 10 and 19 died as a result pregnancy-related issues last year, according to figures just released by the country's health ministry. This is a big increase from the previous year. In 2020, 31 girls died due to similar complications. The reported deaths are mostly as a result of unsafe abortions and the fact that some of the girls’ bodies are not developed enough to carry a foetus, hence they experience obstructed labour. Read Also: Kenya Records Close to 4,000 Pregnant School Girls During Corona Virus Lockdown Acting Director of Medical Services Dr Andrew Mulwa said that this rise should not necessarily be seen as an increase in cases of maternity deaths. He said that as more pregnant girls are going to clinics for help, the deaths of tho...
Kenyan Fighting FGM Crowned World’s Best Nurse
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Kenyan Fighting FGM Crowned World’s Best Nurse

Kenyan-nurse, Anne Qabale Duba, has been named the World's best nurse in the inaugural Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award at a ceremony held in Dubai. Anna Qabale Duba, who practices at Marsabit County Referral Hospital in northern Kenya walked home with $250,000 after a panel of judges, championed her work in helping to protect vulnerable women and children in Africa. Duba, the founder of Qabale Duba Foundation in Kenya has been championing against harmful cultural practices against women like female genital mutilation, FGM, and early/forced marriage, alongside empowering women through education, implementing peace-building activities, and advocating for girl-child education.  The centre trains women and children and equips them with skills to enter the working w...
Rihanna To Launch Fenty Beauty Products In Africa
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Rihanna To Launch Fenty Beauty Products In Africa

Rihanna has announced that her Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin products will become available in eight African countries from the end of this month. In a social media post, the pop star said she had "been waiting for this moment" and that this was "just the beginning". The beauty products will be available in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Read Also: Dancer Korra Obidi Clear Air On Husband’s Divorce Announcement Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, launched Fenty Beauty in 2017 in a partnership with luxury goods company LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton). She is worth $1.7bn (£1.2bn), with an estimated $1.4bn coming from the value of Fenty Beauty. The company reportedly made $100m (£72m) in its first 40 days. I...
Kenyan Cleric Refuses To Leave Jail After Release
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Kenyan Cleric Refuses To Leave Jail After Release

A Muslim cleric in Kenya has asked a court not to free him from jail despite being acquitted of terrorism charges. Guyo Gorsa Buru said he feared he could be abducted and killed by state agents once released as is alleged has happened to other terror suspects. He was arrested in 2018 and charged with possessing material that promoted a terrorist group and for collaborating with Somalia-based al-Shabab militants. The court in the capital has allowed him to remain in custody for 30 days. Earlier, a chief magistrate at Nairobi's Milimani law courts ruled that the state had failed to prove its case against Sheikh Buru. His lawyer has asked the High Court for the guarantee of state protection for his client once freed. Read Also: Catholic Priest, Others Convicted Over Alb...