Health Issues facing women not homogeneous; they go beyond medicine, says First Lady

Cape Town (South Africa) 22nd MARCH 2017, (PSCU) First Lady Margaret Kenyatta today told an international congress of doctors gathering in the Port City of Cape Town that health issues…

First Lady receives top Honorary Award from the highly reputed Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Cape Town (South Africa) 22nd MARCH 2017, (PSCU) First Lady Margaret today received the presitigious Fellowship of Honoris Causa Award from the globally respected Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists…

Raila was at the centre of 2007 violence, President Kenyatta says

KISII, 22 MARCH 2017, (PSCU) — President Uhuru Kenyatta today accused opposition leader Raila Odinga of promoting hatred and incitement that led to the 2007-2008 violence.

Reject Opposition leaders since they have no agenda for the country, Ruto asks Abagusii community

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday wound up his two-day tour of Kisii region dismissing attempts by Opposition leaders to unite against Jubilee ahead of the August General election.

Join the winning side, President urges Kisii, Nyamira residents as he wraps up two-day visit 

KISII, 22 MARCH 2017, (PSCU) — President Uhuru Kenyatta this afternoon wrapped up his visit to Nyamira and Kisii counties with a call to residents to rally behind the Jubilee…

Government to use Kshs 6 billion to ensure primary pupils transit to secondary school

KISII, 22 MARCH 2017 (PSCU) – The Government has set aside Kshs 6 billion this year to improve infrastructure in public secondary schools to ensure all pupils who sit for…
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Cape Town (South Africa) 22nd MARCH 2017, (PSCU) First Lady Margaret Kenyatta today told an international congress of doctors gathering in the Port City of Cape Town that health issues facing women and girls go beyond medicine and must be addressed holistically.

Cape Town (South Africa) 22nd MARCH 2017, (PSCU) First Lady Margaret today received the presitigious Fellowship of Honoris Causa Award from the globally respected Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

KISII, 22 MARCH 2017, (PSCU) — President Uhuru Kenyatta today accused opposition leader Raila Odinga of promoting hatred and incitement that led to the 2007-2008 violence.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday wound up his two-day tour of Kisii region dismissing attempts by Opposition leaders to unite against Jubilee ahead of the August General election.

KISII, 22 MARCH 2017, (PSCU) — President Uhuru Kenyatta this afternoon wrapped up his visit to  Nyamira and Kisii counties with a call to residents to rally behind the Jubilee Party.

KISII, 22 MARCH 2017 (PSCU) – The Government has set aside Kshs 6 billion this year to improve infrastructure in public secondary schools to ensure all pupils who sit for their final class eight exams transit to secondary school next year, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

NAIROBI, March 22 (Xinhua) -- About 22.9 million people in Horn of Africa region are in need of humanitarian assistance amid a looming famine in some countries, the UN warned in a report released on Tuesday.

Tuesday, Mar.21, 2017: Kenya is set to unveil its first green-certified commercial property in May this year following assessment by the World Green Building Council.

NAIROBI 21st March 2017 - The Government is committed to enhancing the capacity of teachers of Kenya with a view to providing quality education to the children of Kenya.

 
 
NAKURU, Kenya, March 20 (Xinhua) -- Increased public awareness may herald a success for Kenya's latest ban on plastic bags that has seen abortive attempts in the past, an environmental activist has said.
 
The February 28 gazette notice by Kenya's environmental ministry to prohibit use, manufacture and importation of plastic bags for commercial and household wrapping is the fourth attempt by the Kenyan government to end pollution with the non-biodegradable solid waste. The previous attempts made in 2005, 2007 and 2011 failed to materialize amid fierce opposition from manufacturers and flawed enforcement mechanism.  But this time it will work, said James Waikibia, environmental activist who has been running an online campaign against large-scale use of plastic bags for the past two years.  "It has been a long journey and I am convinced we are finally going to make it a reality. Other countries succeeded and Kenya is not an exception," said Waikibia. He believes people are more knowledgeable of the dangers of the plastic use and will thus support the ban. "The current level of awareness among the people on the dangers of plastic waste is different from the scenario a while back. People have become enlightened on their health and environmental hazards," he said.
 
Waikibia said it was urgent to wipe out existence of the plastic bags considering the harm they cause to the environment and the people and the difficulties of recycling them.  The United Nations environment agency UNEP estimates that at least 100 million plastic bags are distributed out from the retail shops in Kenya.  It has warned of the probability of having more plastic bags in the inland waters than fish by 2050 if proactive measures are not taken to buck the trend.
 
Rwanda, one of the six countries forming the East African Community (EAC), has managed to stop use of the plastic bans. Although Tanzania and Uganda have also made similar bans, their governments are struggling to ensure a clean-up in circulation of the plastic bags and containers.  The six EAC members -- Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and South Sudan -- are pushing for a total ban of the plastic materials in the region through an East African Community Polythene Materials Control Bill (2016). Debate on the proposed laws at the East African Legislative Assembly is expected on May, 2017.  Use of biodegradable materials for packaging goods is not new in Kenya. Waikibia said some retail outlets were already offering alternative re-usable biodegradable bags. "There is no way we can say that we don't have an alternative. If you go to some supermarkets you will find some reusable bags which are also biodegradable. This is better than packaging goods in two plastic bags which a few hours later are dumped anywhere," he said.  

 

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