January 23rd 2018


Poverty, teenage pregnancies pushing Nakuru girls into early marriages

Jackson Okata | Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018 23:01 EAT

"When you look around these areas of Bondeni, Rhonda, Freehold, Langalanga and Kaptembwa you will realize that majority of the underage girls who are already married are from poor families and they got pregnant before getting into marriage,” she said.

“What we need most as leaders is humility; the readiness to serve people without discrimination. I have made a commitment to provide inclusive leadership. I want those who didn’t vote for me, when they come to my office, to genuinely feel that I am working for all the people of Della Ward,” he says.

Philanthropist Siyad Patni congratulates Al-Ansar for winning Wajir Peace tournament

Abdirahman Rashid Farah | Saturday, 28 Oct 2017 16:02 EAT

Mr Siyad Patni, who was the Guest of Honour at the event, congratulated the two finalists, Al-Ansar and Manchester, and thanked the Wajir branch of Football Kenya Federation which organized the Wajir Peace Tournament.

KAM Chairlady, Ms. Flora Mutahi pointed out that the success of the manufacturing sector is dependent on our approach in increasing competitiveness, building capability and connectedness, towards the growth of our economy.

Here a mother doesn't need to move out of the maternity for bathings and toilets but have a full range of sanitary amenities including hot running showers. The babies are ensured safety with the right life-supporting machines in each delivery room, all taken care of by the best qualified medics.

The key to effective political representation and meaningful participation, especially of women, youth and other minority groups, in a democracy at work is to engage all citizens, so that they feel that they are part of the society and governance processes.

Women continue good run in 2017 with Speaker's elections

Julliet Mwihaki | Thursday, 07 Sep 2017 17:34 EAT

Catherine Mukenyang, the new Speaker of West Pokot, is the first woman to hold the office in the North Rift Region. She takes over from the former speaker Robert Kaitina who failed in his bid to be re-elected.

Villagers impressed by man’s creativity in electronics

Mary Muthoni | Friday, 21 Jul 2017 15:46 EAT

Mr Ngugi said that his ambition is to put up his own radio station which will not only be a station but also a source of employment to many. This will create more opportunities for the jobless youth.

Most members on boards are of accounting, finance or legal backgrounds. With average of 50 years and not diversifying to promote representation of all groups.

Kenya’s peace centre being used as a model for the African continent

Julius Chemitei | Tuesday, 04 Jul 2017 18:55 EAT

More recently, conflicts over official positions and new administrative boundaries driven by politics have become common place. Of immediate concern to the peace makers is the Aug. 8 Kenya general elections.

Young Al-Amin Integrated Academy setting pace for new institutions in Wajir town

Abdirahman Rashid Farah | Saturday, 01 Jul 2017 18:19 EAT

According to the principal, all the classes have high mean scores, "which is a clear indication that we will reach our target when will do our first KCPE." The academy provides lessons in: Quran, Arabic, Towhid, Fiq, and Sira. Extracurricular activities include Debating and Quranic competition.

Wajir Palace Hotel never leaves anything to poor quality in its conference, accommodation and dining. The hotel offers conference facilities at international standards and is normally used by organizations holding conferences in the region and families for weddings and other events.

The country’s constitution guarantees women a third of seats in parliament but that has not been achieved. Kenya’s male dominated assembly has still not passed the necessary legislation to put the constitutional principal into practice.

Dedicated Wajir teacher grows UNHCR sponsored school against all odds

Abdirahman Rashid Farah | Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 20:40 EAT

“Our form fours are sitting for their final exams this year but they have never seen a laboratory class. And we are expecting them to compete nationally and at the county level with schools that have surplus resources,” he said.

Among the challenges he has faced is increased demand for space. Given the school's good grades, enrollment continues to go up, with many parents seeking opportunities for their children. So far, he has been able to cope, what with the infrastructural changes they make in the school each year.

In Kenyan constitution, anyone irrespective of the gender is allowed to run a government office as far as he/she has attained the requirements needed

"Many of the contractors bank with us, because of our positive rapport and engagements with them. For us if you have the award letter we can finance you, of course following set of our procedures," says Siyad.

Wajir women rep Fatuma Ibrahim celebrates milestones with Affirmative Action Fund

Abdirahman Rashid Farah | Monday, 05 Jun 2017 19:33 EAT

"Two weeks ago we distributed Sh4 million busury fund across the six sub counties," he said, adding that another Sh4 million will be given out for students in colleges. The bursary target mostly girls to improve girl child education in the county.

Gilgil aspirant urges Kenyans to give power to women

Jackson Okata | Monday, 08 May 2017 10:16 EAT

Ms Wangari said that apart from offering an alternative to male-dominated leadership, the election of many women aspirants in the forthcoming general elections would be a great stride towards achieving the two third gender rule.

Ms Ndeti garnered 227,947 votes against Mr Kiala’s 4,508 in the repeat primaries conducted on Saturday as ordered by Political Parties Tribunal after the deputy governor contested the previous results making reference to the signed contract between Wiper and Ms Ndeti’s CCU.

Rosehill School: Migori's new educational facility seeks to raise the bar

Nyambura Muthoni | Thursday, 04 May 2017 10:55 EAT

The school is planning an enrollment of approximately 200 pupils in this first year with each class planned to have 25 pupils. It is affordable, charging only Sh3,500 per term in fees plus a one-off admission fee of Sh1,000. Uniforms are bought at school, and the first 40 pupils to enroll will get t

Maverick Kiambu Governor William Kabogo brought down by power of women

Julliet Mwihaki | Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017 21:47 EAT

Mr Kabogo's career dreams came tumbling down in the last few days when a vibrant campaign machinery by Mr Waititu released a collection of his slurs against women (some unprintable) against which he defended himself but could not recover from.

What has made these women effective is their progressive politics and good use of the internet to advance their activism. In 2015, a video in which Aisha castigated the Jubilee government as being repressive, corrupt and anti-women went viral, watched by over 200,000 Kenyans on YouTube.

Machakos village gears up for Mully Half Marathon

David Jagongo | Thursday, 13 Apr 2017 18:09 EAT

Proceeds from the run which will see the runners cover various distances along the Thika-Garissa Highway will be used to pay school fees for beneficiaries of MCF who are pursuing higher education at different universities and colleges, Dr Muli said.

Though she was the first daughter of founding Jomo Kenyatta, Margaret for decades remained close to Kenyatta's friend-turned-foe, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, and she helped nurture the city in more fundamental ways than widely recognised.

Medical student wins Sh0.5 million Goma Lotto Easter draw

David Jagongo | Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017 16:59 EAT

''I was sent home over college fees, the college could only send me to a medical facility for attachment after I had paid fees, my sister a high school student, was also in need of fees,'' he said at the cheque presentation ceremony at Monarch Hotel, Nairobi.

Mariott International opens property in Nairobi

David Jagongo | Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017 09:44 EAT

The hotel provides all of the brand’s defining elements including the signature Four Points bed, free bottled water in all rooms and suites, fast and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Phoebe Asiyo urges MPs to pass two-third gender law

Samuel Owida | Monday, 03 Apr 2017 17:00 EAT

Ms Asiyo said: “Let our parliamentarians treat the gender principle as a serious matter. As a constitutional requirement there must be equality for women of this country with regard to representation in national leadership”.

Matungulu MP aspirant wants more women in power

Oscar Ndunda | Friday, 24 Mar 2017 08:32 EAT

Ms Ndawa, who is also the sitting MCA for Matungulu West Ward and so far the only woman who has shown interest in the Matungulu seat, promised to ensure that CDF projects have been completed in time and with transparency.

Kitui women urged to press for constitutional rights

Boniface Mulu | Thursday, 16 Mar 2017 17:58 EAT

The expert said the Kenya government had come up with some policies to empower the women in the country and she cited the Uwezo Fund and Women Enterprise Fund, in addition to domesticating international treaties that empower women.

Empowering women through renewable energy

Phyllis Wakiaga | Wednesday, 15 Mar 2017 10:16 EAT

The use of renewable makes their micro-businesses profitable, safe and environmentally friendly. They will be able to, for instance, provide lighting which enables them to extend their working hours in public spaces, something which is taken for granted when it comes to their productivity.

The modern rehab center has leisure facilities like Jacuzzis, swimming pools, gyms, saunas among others. The rehab is also putting up a level four hospital which will have the capacity to handle patients with mental issues.

“This idea of judging women politicians from the waist downwards should stop,” said Farida, adding, "We should not be judged by our financial power but by what we promise and stand for as women aspirants”.

Civil society mourns the death of Wangui Mbatia

John Onyando | Friday, 10 Feb 2017 12:13 EAT

Indeed, the ideas that Bunge championed will live forever, affirmed as they are in the 2010 constitution which provides for citizen particpation among other progressive values Bunge stands for.

With prime malls, hotels at Roasters, Thika Road is Nairobi's new business hub

Priscillah Wanjiru | Wednesday, 08 Feb 2017 12:17 EAT

The hotels will create a great entertainment field so there will be many people visiting the area, which is seeing the mushrooming of office property development. In the lips of local taxi drivers, the Thome area is becoming the new Westlands, judging by the pace of its development.

Ruto's child support case shows our system is broken

Esther Wavinya | Monday, 06 Feb 2017 20:13 EAT

I honestly think that refusing to pay towards the upbringing of children should be a criminal offense. Those who are unable to afford their child support payments should be made to pay what they can afford. We need to enact laws for those who refuse to pay child support. I think they should be incar

Kenyan entrepreneurs to get seed capital from Nigerian foundation

Free Press Reporter | Sunday, 11 Dec 2016 14:00 EAT

The Programme is designed to identify entrepreneurs that have the potential to grow their businesses and collectively generate 1,000,000 new jobs, that can contribute at least $10 billion in additional revenues to the African economy.

Muthaiga Square Plaza set to change Pangani's skyline for good

Free Press Reporter | Monday, 05 Dec 2016 12:03 EAT

But the Muthaiga Square is not just about the plaza, which takes from ground to third floor. It includes a residency having three residential wings with three types of typical apartments from the fourth to twelfth floor. Each floor comprises of only two apartments, which are served by two high speed

Sagana Town raises the bar even higher with a new high-end shopping mall

Free Press Correspondent | Tuesday, 11 Oct 2016 04:31 EAT

The Sagana Mall will provide shoppers with an unmatched ambience for a rural town. The only such malls available in Kenya at the moment are to be found only in the five major cities - Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru and Eldoret.

Those high peckers need security guards, chefs, househelps, gardeners, drivers... all of whom play very important roles and are therefore very important people in their own right, and who rightfully should feel so.

Is this Kenya's most effective first lady?

Free Press Reporter | Friday, 23 Sep 2016 18:58 EAT

“We started checkups in February and we are almost finishing. I ask you to tell our people to come forth to be screened. In October the governor will deliver the report to the county assembly”, she said.

Kisumu boda boda riders fear for their lives as violent robberies increase

Free Press Correspondent | Monday, 22 Aug 2016 15:36 EAT

In this month alone, seven boda boda riders have been murdered in the course of their duty, by robbers who posed as customers. A boda boda rider is more likely to be attacked by a ‘customer’ than knocked down by a car on Kisumu’s roads.

Skills gap, not capital, seen as the main challenge in youth empowerment

Winfred Mbuya Mwaniki | Thursday, 21 Jul 2016 21:54 EAT

On traffic jams that bedevil the region, Ms Mwangi said even this can be turned into opportunity. She said that while there are many vehicles in the country, there are few auto mechanics because of lack of technical know-how of repairing them and so there are few auto garages.

Obama-inspired programme unleashing potential of African youth

Derrick Kiraka | Thursday, 21 Jul 2016 21:11 EAT

Joining Yali is very easy. One can just visit the website and apply from there. In fact the 12th cohort has just been closed. It is the only such centre in East Africa and covers 14 countries and for every selection, 81 are shortlisted for the training.

Up close with businessman Henry Maitha

Judy Wamuyu | Monday, 11 Jul 2016 16:32 EAT

His most valuable lessons have come from interacting with successful people through whom he has learnt that one should never use the business proceeds to pay his rent or buy a car, thus learnt to draw a salary and reinvest into the business.

Thugs roaming Moi Avenue attack woman, leaving her for dead

Lemmy Bramwel | Monday, 04 Jul 2016 18:33 EAT

An unidentified young woman was on Sunday evening attacked by a gang of marauding youths at the intersection of Moi and Kenyatta avenues, Nairobi, who beat her senseless and robbed her of all material belongings.

There’s always another groundbreaking act for this billionaire entrepreneur The Curtain Never Falls on Bob Johnson (A.G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award) There’s always another groundbreaking act for this billionaire entrepreneur by Caroline Clarke, Black Enterprise Magazine

Writing on a civil society online forum, governance and rights activist Cyprian Nyamwamu said; “Justice Chitembwe is not your top cream judge,”— recalling the judge’s suspension from judicial work for nearly two years when he faced criminal charges.

More women are taking up jobs in matatu industry, driving service standards in a sector once dominated by ill-mannered men and shining light on changing gender roles in a depressed economy.