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Innocent Simiyu returns as Kenya Sevens Head Coach

Innocent Simiyu returns as Kenya Sevens Head Coach

Sports
NAIROBI, Kenya -- The Kenya Rugby Union (https://www.KRU.co.ke/) is excited to announce the appointment of Innocent Simiyu as the Head Coach of the Kenya 7s Team. The appointment of Simiyu comes after an intensive interview process last month in which he topped a short list of four candidates Simiyu, Dennis Mwanja, Paul Murunga and Nick Wakley. Following a KRU board meeting on Monday 1st September 2020, we would like to confirm Simiyu as the Head Coach having attained top marks in the interview. The panel had Thomas Odundo, KRU acting CEO, Paul Feeney, former Kenya 7s Head Coach and Peter Harding, World Rugby High Performance consultant. Pertinent issues arising from the Paris 2018 tournament were discussed with Simiyu and both parties have agreed on a working formula. The Ken...
Coronavirus – Kenya: Japan’s Assistance to Kenya to Build a Resilient Society

Coronavirus – Kenya: Japan’s Assistance to Kenya to Build a Resilient Society

INTERNATIONAL
NAIROBI, Kenya, September 4, 2020/ -- Following the signing of Exchange of Notes for Universal Health Coverage last week, Japan announced a further contribution to Kenya. This is Japan’s response to the recent call by H.E. President Kenyatta for all the stake holders to contain the pandemic and to build a resilient society. Today, H.E. Mr. HORIE Ryoichi, Ambassador of Japan to Kenya signed two Exchange of Notes with Hon. Ukur Yatani. Details are mentioned below. “Japan's Grant Aid for the Economic and Social Development Programme (Provision of Medical Equipment)”  (1 Billion Kenya Shillings) Japan will provide medical equipment to more than 10 hospitals around the country. This assistance will support the provision of health care services in the fight against the pandemic. T...
Beyond Zero commended for catalysing health partnerships in counties

Beyond Zero commended for catalysing health partnerships in counties

HEALTH
NYANDARUA – First Lady Margaret Kenyatta’s Beyond Zero program has been commended for promoting partnerships that are helping boost delivery of health services in counties. Nyandarua County Executive Committee (CEC) Member for Health Dr John Mungai has said that by embracing Beyond Zero’s partnership model, the county has been able to bring on board various health stakeholders in its efforts to deliver quality health services to residents. “The momentum we got from last year’s Beyond Zero Medical Safari that brought together various organizations has enabled us to be among the top counties in the country in terms of providing healthcare for mothers and babies,” Dr Mungai said. Dr Mungai was speaking yesterday at Njabini Health Centre in Nyandarua during an orthopaedic screening o...
Coronavirus – Kenya: World Food Programme (WFP) Kenya Country Office – Markets Watch – COVID-19 Supply Chain and Markets Update

Coronavirus – Kenya: World Food Programme (WFP) Kenya Country Office – Markets Watch – COVID-19 Supply Chain and Markets Update

AFRICA
ROME, Italy -- Economic Conditions Kenya currency exchange rate: The Kenya shilling continued to record historic lows against the US Dollar pointing to a rise in the cost of importing goods into the country in the short term. As of Friday 21 August, the Central Bank of Kenya mean indicative exchange rate was at 108.22 to the Dollar. This exchange rate was KES 5.80 weaker (5.66 percent) compared to 13 March when the first COVID-19 case was reported in the country. Download Report:https://bit.ly/2Z3Pc9w Farmgate and Wholesale Price Trends WFP continues to actively contribute to the food security and price monitoring efforts of the Kenyan Government through the Food Security War Room under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives leadership, which aims t...
President Kenyatta receives credentials from six new envoys

President Kenyatta receives credentials from six new envoys

AFRICA
NAIROBI –President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday at State House, Nairobi received credentials from six envoys recently posted to Kenya. The President received diplomatic accreditation documents from Ambassadors Valentin Zellweger (Switzerland), Ole Thonke (Denmark) and Caroline Vicini (Sweden). Ambassadors Zhou Pingchian (China), Marten Brouwer (Netherlands) and High Commissioner John Stephen Simbachawene of Tanzania also presented their credentials. The President welcomed the new envoys and wished them a successful tour of duty in Kenya and restated the country's strong commitment to multilateralism. The Head of State challenged the new envoys to work towards deepening existing strong bilateral ties between Kenya and their respective countries. The new Swiss Ambassador Valentin...
Kenya will lead regional counter-terrorism efforts, President Kenyatta says

Kenya will lead regional counter-terrorism efforts, President Kenyatta says

AFRICA
NAIROBI –President Uhuru Kenyatta has told the global community that Kenya will lead Eastern Africa counter-terrorism efforts by working with regional governments and partners. At the same time, the President reiterated that Kenya will leverage on its membership in the UN Security Council to contribute more to global peace and security. "Kenya aims to provide leadership in the Horn of Africa by exploring and implementing diplomatic measures in counter-terrorism financing and to work with partners in the broader spectrum of efforts within counter-terrorism, as well as to stem other forms of transnational organized crime. "Through Kenya’s non-permanent member seat at the United Nations Security Council, Kenya further aims to contribute to global peace and security, with the ultima...
Let’s use Covid-19 lessons to anchor UHC roll-out, President Kenyatta says.

Let’s use Covid-19 lessons to anchor UHC roll-out, President Kenyatta says.

HEALTH
NAIROBI –President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for the utilization of knowledge gained from the global and national response to Covid-19 in the national roll-out of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the country. The President said UHC, which is one of the Government's Big 4 development agenda, should be structured to promote preventive medicine. "Pre-mortem analysis will help us chart the path to sustainable health provisioning for all.  Using this model, the conference should, therefore, give us counsel on how to promote preventive medicine over symptomatic care.  "It should guide us on how to use the lessons learnt from the Covid-19 experience in order to anchor the full national roll-out of the Universal Health Coverage," the President said. The Head of State ...
President Kenyatta orders Ministry of Health to publish all Covid-19 procurements

President Kenyatta orders Ministry of Health to publish all Covid-19 procurements

HEALTH
NAIROBI –President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the Ministry of Health to publish details of all procurements related to Covid-19 particularly those undertaken by the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA). The President said the publication of procurement information including winners of tenders is an act of transparency and an anti-corruption measure that should be adopted by all public entities. "I also hereby direct that the Ministry of Health, within the next 30 days, must come up with a transparent, open method and mechanism through which all tenders and procurement done by KEMSA are available online," the President ordered. "This level of transparency and through the use of technology, will go a very along way in ensuring that we have the confidence of our people that those ...
Young people are   current assets, not future prospects – President Kenyatta

Young people are current assets, not future prospects – President Kenyatta

AFRICA
NAIROBI - President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the international community to begin to see and engage young people as valuable assets at this time and   nor is it a promise of the future. The president said that if they are well cared for and given the right opportunities, young people have unlimited potential to make a big difference. He said his decision to appoint young people to senior positions in government was a step aimed at giving young people the opportunity to advise and prepare them for the most important positions in government. "And this is why here in Kenya I have appointed young people to key positions    "Participatory Secretary", which is the next post of Minister. "His aim is to give them a chance to advise them in a positive way and prepar...
Kenyatta meets members of  Mitumba Trade association

Kenyatta meets members of Mitumba Trade association

AFRICA
His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday at State House, Nairobi met representatives of Mitumba Association of Kenya led by their Chairperson Ms Teresia Njenga. The Head of State received a petition from the Association highlighting the  challenges traders of used clothing and shoes (mitumba) traders in the country are experiencing as a results of the country's Covid-19 containtment protocols. As a step towards the resumption of importation and sale of mitumba in the country, the Head of State and the traders agreed on the following measures: a) All mitumba importers shall be required to register with Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS); b) Mitumba (used clothing and shoes) shall be packed in bales that do not exceed 50kg. The Ministry of Industrialization, Tra...
EXCLUSIVE: President Kenyatta state of the nation address on COVID-19

EXCLUSIVE: President Kenyatta state of the nation address on COVID-19

HEALTH
Fellow Kenyans, Thirty days ago, on July 27th 2020, I promised to appraise and, where necessary, to escalate or de-escalate the steps taken so far to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. I promised to do so because most of these steps were conditional.  Whether they worked or not depended on how we responded to them individually and collectively as a nation and as a people. Today, I am happy to note that majority of Kenyans have exercised a reasonable level of civic responsibility in observing COVID Protocols.   They have embraced the fact that, it is not enough for government to upscale its efforts, if the citizens do not upscale their engagements as well.  They understood that, indeed, a challenge like COVID-19 requires citizens to partner with their governments i...
President Kenyatta makes reshuffles in the Health Ministry

President Kenyatta makes reshuffles in the Health Ministry

AFRICA
His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, the President, with a view of strengthening the management of the Ministry of Health, has made the followingchanges: Dr. Francis Owino to be Principal Secretary for Public Health;Ms. Susan Mochache to be Principal Secretary for MedicalServices;Mr. Peter Kinuthia Thuku to be Principal AdministrativeSecretary, Ministry of Health;Amb. Johnson Weru to be Principal Secretary, Ministry ofIndustrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development.The changes take place with immediate effect.
President Kenyatta mourns veteran Mombasa politician Masoud Mwahima

President Kenyatta mourns veteran Mombasa politician Masoud Mwahima

AFRICA
NAIROBI, –President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, friends and relatives of former Likoni MP Masoud Mwahima who passed away Monday night. In his message, the President remembered the Hon Mwahima as an elder statesman, witty leader and astute grassroots mobiliser who leaves behind a huge legacy of development. "Mzee Mwahima was an approachable, witty and, visionary elder and leader who offered wise counsel and outstanding service to the people of Mombasa especially his Likoni Constituency for decades. "As a politician, Mzee Mwahima was a strong champion for community development projects, a trait that enabled him to rise through Mombasa politics having served as a Councilor, Mayor of Mombasa and MP for Likoni Constituency for two terms," the Preside...
Shun unnecessary politics for Kenya to thrive, President Kenyatta says as he issues 38,000 Nairobi title deeds

Shun unnecessary politics for Kenya to thrive, President Kenyatta says as he issues 38,000 Nairobi title deeds

AFRICA
NAIROBI, 22nd August 2020  –President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged leaders to shun unnecessary politics saying endless politicking was slowing down the country's progress. The President said leadership is about defending the rights of the people and not dividing them for selfish interests. "There's more that we can achieve as a country if we remove politics and fight for leadership, and focus on what we ought to do," President Kenyatta said. The Head of State spoke yesterday at KICC in Nairobi County where he presided over the issuance of 38,000 land title deeds to residents of Embakasi Ranching, Tassia, Korogocho and Mbagathi River Bank estates. President Kenyatta regretted that wrangles fuelled by selfish political interests were delaying the national land titling exercise. "...
Coronavirus – Kenya: Faster Access to Better Financing for Emergency Response and Resilience in Kenya

Coronavirus – Kenya: Faster Access to Better Financing for Emergency Response and Resilience in Kenya

AFRICA
NAIROBI, Kenya, August 21, 2020/ -- This story is the second in a series to showcase the tools, approaches, evidence, and results of more than 300 projects in pursuit of climate-smart development under the Africa Climate Business Plan. Kenya, along with its neighbors, is extremely vulnerable to climate change impacts, including longer periods of drought and less predictable rainfall patterns. In this unprecedented time of the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, climatic shocks are always top of mind for Kenyans.  In recent years, Kenya has sought to be at the center of its own disaster risk management to respond to its people faster. In 2018, the government and the World Bank developed an innovative development policy program along with a deferred drawdown option in the cas...
Kabaka meets Kenyatta amidst claims of his death

Kabaka meets Kenyatta amidst claims of his death

INTERNATIONAL
Nairobi, Kenya --- The Kabaka of Buganda, His Royal Highness Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II yesterday paid a courtesy visit to H.E Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of Kenya at the state house in Nairobi. The Head of State and the visiting cultural leader discussed subjects of mutual interest among them the central role of culture in regional integration and peaceful communal co-existence. Rumors have been circulating on social media over the past few days that the Kabaka had passed away, however, it was a great relief to the people of Buganda that they saw their king alive and kicking. The Kabaka of the Buganda Kingdom, Ronald Edward Frederick Kimera Muwenda Mutebi II (left) chatting with President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) yesterday at State House, Nairobi where they held talks over cultur...
President Kenyatta instructs new prison officers to serve restorative justice not stigmatization and pain

President Kenyatta instructs new prison officers to serve restorative justice not stigmatization and pain

AFRICA
NAIROBI, 14th August 2020 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has instructed new recruits into the Kenya Prison Service to offer services that help reform the offenders without stigmatization and undue pain. The President said as young people, the new officers will succeed and become great in their chosen career if they define their purpose early and serve in a just and fair manner. "And as we graduate this cohort of 3,000 young men and women, and admit them to be custodians of our incarcerated, I want to instruct them on Purpose, Justice and Fairness. These are the three ingredients that make a Great Nation," the President said. The Head of State spoke today at the Prisons Staff Training College (PSTC) in Ruiru, Kiambu County during the 44th Passing-Out-Parade of Prisons Recruits. Th...
President Kenyatta condoles with the family of Henry Masaku Ngei

President Kenyatta condoles with the family of Henry Masaku Ngei

AFRICA
NAIROBI, 14th August 2020 –President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of comfort to the family of Mr Henry Masaku Ngei who succumbed to prostate cancer on Wednesday night. Mr Ngei, 74, is the first born child of the late Kenyan freedom fighter and, former Kangundo MP and Cabinet Minister Paul Joseph Ngei. In his message of comfort to the Ngei family, the President described the departed businessman as a entrepreneur, patriot and wise counselor who worked tirelessly for the good of Kenya. "The death of Masaku Ngei has robbed our country of a seasoned entrepreneur and businessman whose hospitality and agricultural ventures created hundreds of jobs for young Kenyans. "Throughout his life, Mr Ngei stood and worked for the unity and prosperity of Kenya, and was a wise counselor w...
I will deliver on my pledges, the President says as he issues title deeds to Nairobi landowners

I will deliver on my pledges, the President says as he issues title deeds to Nairobi landowners

AFRICA
NAIROBI, 14th August 2020 –President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured the country that he will not be derailed by politics in delivering his campaign pledges to Kenyans. "I will deliver on my pledge. I will deliver on my promise," the President said in reference to service delivery in Nairobi. The President spoke on Wednesday at KICC in Nairobi when he presided over the issuance of 2,100 title deeds to landowners in Nairobi County. The land ownership documents were issued to residents of Kayole, Dandora, Mathare and Kariobangi estates among other neighbourhoods in the city's Eastlands area. A further 28,000 title deeds will be issued in the next two weeks to members of Embakasi Ranching in the ongoing national titling exercise that has seen the Government issue over 5 million title...
A man cycles 680 miles to create COVID-19 awareness

A man cycles 680 miles to create COVID-19 awareness

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A 27-year-old man began a journey on a bicycle from Moyale township on the Kenya-Ethiopia border heading to Busia on the Kenya-Uganda border. The journey of close to 2,000 kilometers is his own initiative as a COVID-19 awareness campaign. He arrived in Isiolo on Wednesday. Fredrick Ochieng’, a father of two, began the journey last Thursday and expects to complete it in 29 days. When he arrived in Isiolo, he made a courtesy call to the County Commissioner’s office before speaking to journalists. Ochien’g plans to traverse at least 14 counties focusing on the need to observe the guidelines laid out by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation in fighting the pandemic. He will pass through Marsabit, Samburu, Isiolo, Meru, Laikipia, Nyeri, Murang’a, Kiambu, Na...