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NSL kick off date set at December 12th  

KBC - Mar, 01/12/2020 - 20:39

 

The  National Super League governing council conducted a pre-season meeting ahead of the 2020/21 season set to kick off on December 12th 2020.

The meeting is the closest sign of the resumption of the league that however has to wait for the government clearance to resume.

 

Last week the government through the ministry of sports issued guidelines on the return to Sports protocol which still barred the return of second tier action while allowed the resumption of the KPL.

At the NSL meeting held at Kandanda House,Nairobi an array of topics were discussed including a review of the last season, however, the major burning issue raised by the club’s representatives in attendance was the date of the league resumption.

After much deliberations, the league was postponed to kick off on December 12, 2020, to allow the clubs to handle necessary logistics that will come in handy as they prepare for the league kick-off.

 

The club representatives are content with the efforts put in place by the Federation to help curb the COVID 19 pandemic in football.

Mwatate United Fc ,Soy United Fc and Silibiwet Leons Fc will be making their debut in the NSL this season  after earning promotion from the third tier.

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Police arrest suspected members of the Mombasa Republican Council

KBC - Mar, 01/12/2020 - 19:29

Police in Mombasa are holding about 200 suspected members of the Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) following an operation conducted Tuesday afternoon.

A multi-agency security team nabbed the group at Miriron village at around 2pm as they gathered in what police say was an oath administering ceremony.

Among those arrested was their leader Ambari Seda who has a warrant of arrest against him having jumped bail on a similar offence at Rabai Police Station.

Confirming the incident, Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata said the suspects, who are being held at different police stations within Mombasa county, will be arraigned on Wednesday.

The group, whose leader had warned it members against associating with politicians not supporting their cause, was said to have been on a strategy meeting.

Concerns have been rife that members of the coast-based secessionist group were regrouping as well as conducting recruitment of new members to carry out possible attacks within the region.

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Govt launches HIV self testing automated machine

KBC - Mar, 01/12/2020 - 16:49

The Government has launched a pilot program that will see HIV self-testing automated vending machines incorporated in the fight against HIV/AIDS as efforts to reduce prevalence rates in the country intensify.

Speaking in Kajiado County during celebrations to mark this year’s National World AIDs Day, Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Dr Mercy Mwangangi said the government is focused on modern technology to test more Kenyans in efforts aimed at curbing new HIV infections and related deaths.

Mwangangi said the service will be combined with virtual counseling services provided through a call centre manned by counselors. After taking the swaps it will only take 10 minutes for the applicant to read his results.

She said the country has made significant progress in HIV response by reducing annual AIDS related deaths from 166,000 in 2007 to 20,997 in 2019.

At the same time, National AIDS Control Council (NACC) Chief executive officer Dr. Ruth Laibon said despite a raft measures by the government in partnership with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), some patients still suffer stigma.

According to the Council’s statistics, more male patients countrywide, especially in rural areas, have not enrolled into antiretroviral drugs program networks compared to women.  This even as she urged expectant mothers to deliver in health facilities to curb mother-child transmission, that has remained rampant especially in rural areas. 

Kajiado Governor, Joseph Ole Lenku reiterated his administration’s commitment to create HIV/AIDs awareness and run support programs for HIV patients.

Kajiado county government unveiled an ambitious plan to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis by the year 2024. The plan supported by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta’s Beyond Zero will enable Kajiado County to mobilise resources and implement programs aimed at ending the two diseases.

Kajiado County has an HIV prevalence of 3.4% with more women infected at 4.5%) compared to males at 2.3% carrying a disease burden of slightly over 30,000 people living with the virus.

 In her recorded message, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta rallied stakeholders to ramp up efforts to end HIV in the country by investing in programs that will help guard vulnerable citizens from the virus.

 “There is critical need for increased awareness and resources for prevention and treatment of HIV especially amongst our youth, and more work to protect people living with AIDS from stigma and discrimination.

“I strongly advocate for zero new infections and zero mother to child transmission of HIV. I continue to encourage mothers to attend at least four antenatal checks where they can receive free testing,” the First Lady said.

During the celebrations, the second Kenya AIDS strategic framework (KASF II) for the period 2019/2020-2024/2025 was launched to guide the HIV response over the next five years. The Kajiado County AIDS and STIs Plan II was also launched.

According to World Health Organization statistics, 38million people were living with HIV, 1.7million people were newly infected with HIV and 690,000 people died of HIV-related causes in 2019.

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Renowned Kenyan scholar Prof. Were conferred with Japan’s highest order

KBC - Mar, 01/12/2020 - 16:46

Renowned Kenyan scholar Prof. Miriam Khamadi Were has been conferred with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by the Japanese government.

Japanese Ambassador to Kenya Horie Ryoichi conferred Prof. Were with the honours following the conferment by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan on 29th of April, the 2nd year of Reiwa (2020).

She was recognized by Prime Minister of Japan for her role in the development of global health as well as her ardent dedication in bolstering Kenya-Japan bilateral relations in health and human exchange areas.

This is the second time that Prof. Were’s achievements have been acknowledged by the Emperor of Japan as she was awarded the first Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize in 2008.

Ambassador Horie said Prof. Were is a shining example of women leadership, “which inspires and encourages young women all over the world as well as the recognition of the importance of global health development in dealing with the current pandemic.”

In her appreciation, Prof. Were said she was the first Laureate of the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize, and has been a member of the Advisory Committee of the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize.

80-year-old Prof. Were has served as Chair of Kenya’s National AIDS Control Council, Chair of the African Medical and Research Foundation Board (AMREF), Member of the Board of the Health Workforce Alliance, Member of the UN Secretary General’s Independent Expert Review Group (iERG) for Women’s and Children’s Health, Chancellor of Moi University.

Currently, she is a Member of The Champions of AIDS-Free Generation in Africa mostly made up of Former African Heads of State and the co-Founder of UZIMA Foundation-Africa with a focus on Youth Empowerment.

Prof. Were started off from a humble beginning as a high school teacher of Biology, Chemistry and Physical Education, before she joined the University of Nairobi to study medicine and graduated as a Medical Doctor in 1973. She also worked as a Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health.

She later joined the University of Nairobi Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Health.

Prof. Were later proceeded to specialize in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA where she undertook her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in public health.

By Judith Akolo

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Stakeholders ramp up efforts to lower HIV infections in the country

KBC - Mar, 01/12/2020 - 16:30

Kenyans Wednesday joined the rest of the world in commemorating the World AIDS Day with calls on stakeholders to step up efforts aimed at lowering infections in the country.

This year’s event was held in Kajiado where the local county government unveiled an ambitious plan to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis by the year 2024.

The plan supported by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta’s Beyond Zero will enable Kajiado County to mobilise resources and implement programs aimed at ending the two diseases.

Kajiado County has an HIV prevalence of 3.4% with more women infected at 4.5% compared to males at 2.3% carrying a disease burden of slightly over 30,000 people living with the virus.

In her message, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta rallied stakeholders to ramp up efforts to end HIV in the country by investing in programs that will help guard vulnerable citizens against the virus.

“There is a critical need for increased awareness and resources for prevention and treatment of HIV especially amongst our youth, and more work to protect people living with AIDS from stigma and discrimination.

“I strongly advocate for zero new infections and zero mother to child transmission of HIV. I continue to encourage mothers to attend at least four antenatal checks where they can receive free testing,” the First Lady said.

In a speech read by CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said Kenya will defeat HIV through a multi-pronged approach that covers increased awareness, action and resources.

CS Kagwe applauded Beyond Zero for its growing investment in the country’s health sector saying the First Lady’s Beyond Zero initiative saying the initiative had catalysed the improvement in the provision of health services across the country.

“Her (First Lady Margaret Kenyatta) consistent support for the Government’s Linda Mama Programme under the Universal Healthcare Scheme has led to many mothers delivering in medical facilities assisted by professionals,” the Health CS said.

Kajiado County Government also launched the Kenya AIDS Strategic Framework II, Kajiado County AIDS and STIs Plan II and the Automated HIV Self-Testing Vending Machine during the event.

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Kenya’s COVID-19 situation not getting any better, says Aman

KBC - Mar, 01/12/2020 - 15:51

Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Rashid Aman says the Coronavirus situation in the country is not getting any better.

Speaking at Afya House during the daily Covid-19 brief , Dr Aman noted that the country is currently experiencing a second spike with certain counties witnessing a steady increase in the number of cases over the past five weeks.

The counties include Kajiado, Kisumu, Kitui, Machakos, Meru and Nyeri with majority of the confirmed cases a result of community spread.

“Our medical experts are attributing the rising number of cases in all these counties to the flagrant abuse and flouting of the containment measures which we have issued here at the Ministry of Health to combat this deadly virus. This is not a good sign. If we have to fight this war, we must deploy all the ammunition we have to defend ourselves, our children, our elderly parents as well as secure our future generation.” He said.

“For this reason, fellow Kenyans, as we have always stated here since the pandemic struck our country in March this year, we shall not get tired of reminding you to strictly adhere to the containment measures as our first line of defence against this virus.” He added

Nairobi continues to lead in the number of confirmed positive cases with a steady increase in cases in the past two months. Mombasa County has also seen a steady increase in the past two months.

The CAS at the same time reiterated the importance of adhering to the ministry of health protocols aimed at containing new infections.

“A lot of infections have been witnessed in places of worship, at weddings as well as funerals. In view of this, last week the Inter religious Council announced new measures to be followed at places of worship as well as in funerals and Weddings. Just for the record according to the Council those physically attending services in places of worship will be determined by the social distancing possibilities and the size of space available. The services are not to exceed more than 90 minutes down from the earlier two hours, while the age limit of those attending is those over six years and those below 65 years.”

The Inter-religious Council also limited the number of people attending funerals to 100 with only 15 close family members allowed at the grave side. The duration of the burial must not exceed one hour and no food is to be served at funerals.

The council resolved that strictly only 50 people are to attend weddings. No food is to be served except to the close family members.

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On Monday, the National Emergency Response Committee noted the increasing significance of a viable vaccine in the containment of the spread of COVID-19 and resolved that the committee should expand its mandate to cover matters related to efforts towards the finding a vaccine.

 

 

 

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Covid-19: 551 more test positive as 5 succumb

KBC - Mar, 01/12/2020 - 15:51

Kenya recorded 551 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday from a sample size of 4,675 tested in the last 24 hours.

The total number of confirmed cases in Kenya now stands at 84,169 from a cumulative test of 893,646 conducted since March.

Of the new cases, 525 are Kenyans while 26 are foreigners. The latest statistics comprise of 301 male and 250 females who have been confirmed to have contracted the virus.

The youngest is a seven-day-old infant, while the oldest is aged 100 years.

266 patients have recovered from the disease, 206 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 60 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total number of recoveries now stands at 55,610.

5 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the cumulative fatalities to 1,474.

According to Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) for Health Dr. Rashid Aman, a total of 1,275 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities across the country while another 8,070 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

71 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 36 are on ventilatory support while 34 are on supplemental oxygen.

A further 88 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen including 70 who are admitted in general wards and 18 in High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Meanwhile, the Government says it remains open to other collaborative opportunities as the search for an effective vaccine gathers momentum.

A meeting held on Monday by the National Emergency Response Committee on Coronavirus resolved that KEMRI will collaborate with researchers from other countries such as South Korea, India, Singapore and China among others.

Kenya, through KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, is one of the 7 countries participating in an ongoing study between the research institution, Astra-Zeneca and Oxford University.

The other countries are The United Kingdom, Brazil, South Africa, Japan, United States of America and India.

It is expected that from across these countries, there will be 60,000 participants in the trials before the end of the year.

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Equity receives double recognition at the African Bankers Awards 2020

KBC - Mar, 01/12/2020 - 15:40

Equity Group has scooped two awards at this year’s African Banker Awards 2020.

The Bank has been awarded the Best Regional Bank in East Africa, and for the second year running, the Africa Socially Responsible Bank of the Year.

Equity emerged as the Best Regional Bank in East Africa, having demonstrated high performance across various metrics, both qualitative and quantitative.

According to the African Banker judging panel, the Bank excelled in terms of reaching out to new customers, offering new services, adopting inclusiveness by reaching out to the unbanked, adopting new technologies, and for its contributing to a stronger financial sector across the region.

“We are glad that Equity has won this award. We appreciate the recognition that our operations in the 6 East and Central African countries we operate in have been standardised to reflect the One Equity brand providing inclusive financial services and we are not just a Kenyan bank, but a regional bank,” said Dr. James Mwangi, Equity Group CEO & MD.

During this COVID-19 period, the Bank exhibited initiative and support for its customers’ economic plight by providing an option for customers to re-negotiate existing facilities for up to 4 years.

Equity further eliminated charges on all mobile banking transactions including all Equity-to-Equity mobile bank transfers, bank to mobile wallet transfers, mobile wallet to bank transfers, and mobile payments for bills, utilities, shopping, fuel, etc. to encourage cashless transactions.

Similarly, the Bank also won the African Banker Awards category for Africa Socially Responsible Bank of the Year for the second time in a row.

The panel of judges sought concrete examples of projects and initiatives within the institutions that have had a sustainable impact on the communities they are geared towards.

The Group through its subsidiary, Equity Group Foundation (EGF), has identified seven thematic areas to focus on that include; Education & Leadership Development, Food & Agriculture, Health, Enterprise Development &Financial Education, Social Protection, Energy & Environment, and Innovation.

EGF has to date mobilized over Kshs. 44.7 billion to support these initiatives.

“We have combined financial services and doing good, social impact investments, in our business model for the betterment of our communities and we are glad that our work and the impact is being recognized,” added Dr. Mwangi.

Under the health pillar, EGF mobilised Kshs1.1 billion (USD11 million) for the purchase of PPE for frontline medical personnel dealing with COVID-19 patients in public hospitals in Kenya.

The African Banker Awards is a prestigious continental recognition awards ceremony that recognizes reforms, rapid modernisation, consolidation, integration, and expansion of Africa’s banking and financial system.

Recognising the personalities and banks that are driving Africa’s rapidly transforming financial sector, the African Banker Awards bring together industry leaders from Africa and the world.

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Suspects in teenage party case to take plea on Thursday 

KBC - Mar, 01/12/2020 - 14:34

Three suspects accused of child trafficking and causing children to be exposed to sexual abuse and exploitation including prostitution and pornography will remain in police custody.

The suspects including Millicent Muthoni, David Kibe, George Kamau and Michael Moreka are expected to take plea on Thursday 3rd of December 2020.

The four, said to have hosted 44 school children, were arrested last month in a house at Nairobi’s Mountain View Estate with the prosecution saying the teenagers were involved in pornography and drugs in presence of the suspects.

The 44 children, who included 26 boys and 18 girls, were aged between 14 and 17 years and are all in primary and secondary schools.

After the arrest, the court heard that Wambui and Muthoni, who are businessmen in Mountain view area, were involved in the supply of drugs and alcohol to the teenagers.

The suspects are being held at the Kabete police station.

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Migori County Assembly Speaker, Deputy arrested over graft

KBC - Mar, 01/12/2020 - 13:57

Officers from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Tuesday arrested Migori county assembly speaker, his deputy and several assembly officials over graft claims.

Boaz Okoth and his deputy Mathews Chacha and other contractors have been on the EACC radar over corruption allegations.

County assembly clerk Tom Opere, his deputy Emanuel Aballa Kingwara, and supply chain manager Steve Okello and a member of the county assembly public service Board, Brian Osodo (MCA, kachieng ward) were among those arrested.

In a letter dated 5th November 2020, the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions had authorized the arrest of the suspects over conspiracy to commit offence of corruption contrary to section 47A(3) of the anti-corruption and economic crimes Act and wilful failure to comply with the law relating to procurement.

The assembly speaker had maintained a hard stance during the attempted impeachment of Migori governor Okoth Obado who is also facing charges of corruption. The impeachment flopped with several members of the County assembly facing charges of violence.

It was during the wave of impeachment that his deputy, Chacha was sworn in, in a ceremony witnessed by a Migori Magistrate.

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SYSPRO survey shows manufacturing sector stabilizing amid Covid

KBC - Mar, 01/12/2020 - 13:17

A survey by tech firm, SYSPRO indicates that close to 50% of manufacturing companies have already recovered business or expect to do so by the end of 2020.

Global Manufacturing Industry Survey conducted among Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) of manufacturing companies indicates that out of over 100 enterprises that responded to the online survey, a further 30% expected to return to pre-pandemic trading conditions by the end of the second quarter of Q2 2021.

“The levels of optimism uncovered by SYSPRO’s online survey suggest that CFOs – who are increasingly responsible for risk management in their organizations – now see COVID-19 as manageable in a business context, rather than a terminal,” said Mark Wilson, SYSPRO CEO of Europe, Middle East & Africa.

The survey which drew responses from Africa (Kenya included), Asia-Pacific, Canada, and USA was conducted in October 2020 and shows a return of business confidence, the acceleration of the 4th Industrial revolution which involves investment in technology to drive automation to shield against potential disruptions in the future.

According to the survey results, the ability for businesses to weather the COVID-19 storm was particularly prevalent amongst manufacturers involved in the production/distribution of essential goods such as Food & Beverage during lockdowns as well as those who have the ability to augment their existing digital activities and adapt to e-commerce models.

The study also showed that the size of an organization also played a vital role in determining its ability to survive the pandemic.

Companies with over 51 employees were significantly more likely to report having fared as well as, or better than, expected.

“The study also showed the role of the CFO has become instrumental in the bounce-back strategy. Given that senior finance leaders have access to both financial performance data and projections, their assessments of the impact of COVID-19 and, crucially, how long this will endure, are critical,” stated Wilson.

As part of the ongoing recovery, a stabilization phase was identified as needed and required a renewed focus on financial controls to protect cashflow and extend enterprise runways.

Among financial controls expected include curbing discretionary spending and reducing overheads, exploring new revenue models with the aim for increased customer engagement through digital channels, and prioritizing the maintenance of margins as some of the top strategies.

“Although we have not yet reached the post-pandemic world, it’s clear that one of the most significant consequences of COVID-19 will be a further acceleration of Industry 4.0 throughout the manufacturing sector,” Wilson noted.

The study has revealed that 44 percent of respondents singled out warehousing and advanced manufacturing process automation as a key focus area.

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Lewis Hamilton to miss Sakhir GP after testing positive for coronavirus

KBC - Mar, 01/12/2020 - 13:14

 

World champion Lewis Hamilton will miss this weekend’s Formula 1 Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain after testing positive for coronavirus.

His team, Mercedes, said the Briton woke with mild symptoms on Monday and returned a positive result at a subsequent test and again at a retest.

Hamilton, who is now self-isolating, won the Bahrain Grand Prix at the same circuit on Sunday.

Mercedes say a replacement will be named in due course.

“Apart from mild symptoms, he is otherwise fit and well and the entire team sends him our very best wishes for a swift recovery,” a statement said.

Hamilton, 35, clinched his record-equalling seventh world title at the Turkish Grand Prix on 15 November.

Sunday’s race will be the first Hamilton has missed since his F1 debut at the 2007 season-opening race in Australia.

He must return a negative test before returning to the paddock and therefore is a doubt for the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi on 13 December.

Mercedes said Hamilton was tested three times last week, including on Sunday at the Bahrain International Circuit, and returned a negative result on each occasion.

However, as well as waking with mild symptoms on Monday, he was also informed that a contact “prior to arrival in Bahrain” had tested positive.

Hamilton is the third F1 driver to test positive for coronavirus this season following Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll.

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Rotimi reimagines Eden in new song

KBC - Mar, 01/12/2020 - 11:19
Rotimi released the track on his birthday 

Olurotimi Akinosho, popularly known as Rotimi, has released a new track featuring his girlfriend, Tanzanian songstress, Vanessa Mdee. The American-Nigerian singer, songwriter, actor and model released the single on his birthday.

Posting a small clip of the video on his Instagram he wrote, “No better way to celebrate my birthday than to spread love with this beautiful song & lady.”

Rotimi

The video depicts a modern take on the Biblical story of Adam and Eve with Rotimi playing the role of Adam and Vanessa playing the role of Eve. Speaking to Complex magazine about the single he said, “I wanted to convey the epitome of what love is and where it started.”

The single is a blend of R&B fused with afrobeat sounds and comes after “In my Bed” which featured the rapper, Wale.

 

 

 

 

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Efforts towards fighting HIV must not be eroded, says First Lady

KBC - Mar, 01/12/2020 - 11:13

World Aids Day is set aside to raise awareness of the HIV pandemic. It calls on us to unite and reaffirm our commitment to stop new HIV infections, support those infected and affected by HIV, and remember those who have lost their lives due to AIDS.

Thirty two years since World AIDS Day was first dedicated towards awareness and global solidarity in the AIDS response, the importance of this day reminds us that we still have not won the war.

This year’s theme emphasizes Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility. It calls on us to come together as a community to scale up our efforts towards ending HIV, protecting people living with AIDS and shielding those who are most at risk.

We are reminded that our efforts will continue to be challenged because of the changing health landscape, especially this year, when the whole world’s attention has been focused on the COVID-19 pandemic.

This pandemic has heightened our attention towards the vulnerability of the human race. It has challenged our realization of the delicate complexity of our health systems and it has reminded us that we must remain resilient.

Kenya’s HIV prevalence rates over the years have come down considerably to less than 4.5%; this shows a positive trajectory that has required both individual and collective effort.

Our efforts have won us recognition on issues concerning protection of women and children and promotion of equal opportunities towards their health and development.  Our efforts must not be eroded; our gains must continue towards the global end to HIV.

There is critical need for increased awareness and resources for prevention and treatment of HIV especially amongst our youth, and more work to protect people living with AIDS from stigma and discrimination.

Through Beyond Zero, I committed to support Government efforts towards achieving our national targets to heed the global call towards ending HIV.

I strongly advocate for zero new infections and zero mother to child transmission of HIV. I continue to encourage mothers to attend at least four antenatal checks where they can receive free testing. For seropositive mothers, please attend post-natal clinics and adhere to the prescribed anti-retroviral treatment protocol.

I congratulate all county government efforts towards increased investment and resources to fight this virus through their Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV Business Plans; these are critical vehicles for target setting and tracking.

I urge for more collaboration, resource allocation and support through partnerships with national and international partners to scale up and expand access to prevent the spread of HIV for our mothers, our children and our youth.

I applaud the work of our community health worker  for their tireless work and dedication to ensure that pregnant mothers in their community deliver their babies in a health facility and receive proper health care.

I am confident that together, we can achieve our national prevalence target of 0% through our collective actions.

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November inflation jumps to 5.5pc driven by costly food, fuels

KBC - Mar, 01/12/2020 - 11:12

The prices of goods and services jumped to a six-month high in November according to data from the Kenya Bureau of Statistics.

The consumer price index jumped to 5.5% in November up from 4.9% in October.

The rise was mostly driven by the increase in fuel prices that have spiked the cost of production in the country.

Since April this year, Kenyans have been shielded from the high cost of living by a combination of measures by the government to cushion them from the severe impact of COVID-19.

The government has lowered taxes and offered interest rates moratorium on borrowers.

However, in October, the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) adjusted upwards the excise duty on fuel which forced the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority to hike fuel prices.

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics data shows the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures the percentage change in the price of a weighted basket of goods and services consumed by households, increased by 1.19% from 109.60 in October to 110.91.

The month-to-month food and non-alcoholic drinks’ inflation was 1.54% while the year-on-year food inflation stood at 6.09%.

KNBS says prices of beef, wheat flour-white, and tomatoes increased by 0.99%, 0.69%, and 0.67%, respectively while those of sifted maize flour, loose maize flour, and carrots dropped by 1.47%,1.52% and 1.11% in that order.

The housing, water, electricity, gas, and other fuels index also increased by 0.07% in November.

The transport index decreased by 0.15%, as the government relaxed travel and curfew restrictions which saw transport activities improve in the sector.

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See who received the greatest honours at Soul Train Awards

KBC - Mar, 01/12/2020 - 11:08
Another virtual awards ceremony.

The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual music awards show which honors the best in African-American culture music and entertainment. It takes its name ‘Soul Train’ from an American music-dance television program which aired for 35 years.

This year’s Soul Train awards that went down yesterday, saw Chris Brown emerge as the top winner bagging 12 awards. The virtual ceremony was hosted by Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell. It was a fantastic line-up of special performances, unforgettable moments, and special appearances from some of today’s hottest artists and entertainers. Singer Brandy gave a stellar performance and Monica was honoured for her outstanding career achievements

Brandy

See the complete list of winners below:

Song of the year: Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”

Album of the year: Summer Walker, Over It

Video of the year: Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn & Wizkid, “Brown Skin Girl”

Best R&B/soul female artist: H.E.R.

Best R&B/soul male artist: Chris Brown

Best collaboration performance: Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”

Rhythm & bars award: Megan Thee Stallion, “Savage”

Best dance performance: Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”

Best gospel/inspirational award: Kirk Franklin

The Ashford & Simpson songwriter’s award: H.E.R., “I Can’t Breathe”

Lady of Soul award: Monica

Soul Train certified award: Brandy

Best new artist: Snoh Aalegra

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