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NEW ANTI-MALARIA DRUG TRIALS IN KENYA

There’s potentially good news in the fight against the deadly scourge of malaria in Kenya. Clinical trials on a new anti-malarial drug that will hopefully tackle more drug-resistant forms of the mosquito-borne disease, are to be conducted in the country from December this year. The drug KAF156, has been developed by Novartis, a Swiss pharmaceutical […]

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ARE WE REALLY GOING TO HAVE ‘FOREIGN GAYS STONED TO DEATH’ IN PUBLIC?

Edward Onwong’a Nyakeriga, the Republican Liberty Party’s (RLP) Legal Secretary has tabled a draft bill in the National Assembly, which if press reports are correct, and if passed, would allow for the stoning to death in public of foreigners who commit homosexual acts in Kenya. Kenyan gays would only get life imprisonment for the same […]

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UGANDA’S ‘ANTI-GAY’ LAW – PRESIDENT MUSEVENI AND ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU DEBATE

President Museveni has released a statement to the international media explaining his reasons for signing what he terms an ‘anti-homosexual bill’ to which Bishop Desmond Tutu has responded. Both statements are reproduced here for Kenya Forum readers. Homosexuality: nature or nurture? The imposition of Western views or human rights denied to Africans? PRESIDENT MUSEVENI’S STATEMENT: […]

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CLOSING KENYA’S POLITICAL GENDER GAP

Article by Winnie Kabintie Kenya’s political gender gap is gradually narrowing down as indicated in a report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), whose Global Gender Gap Report 2013 ranks Kenya 85 out of 136 countries surveyed in ‘political empowerment’, an improvement from position 103 in 2012. The Global Gender Gap Index, introduced by the […]

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REFORMS: PARASTALS FACE THE SLASH

President Uhuru Kenyatta has approved a shake-up of public institutions that will see the number of parastatals reduced from 262 to 187, following the recommendations of a Presidential Task Force on Parastatal Reforms. The taskforce was led by the President’s Constitutional and Legal Affairs Adviser, Mr Abdikadir Mohammed and Mr Isaac Awuondo, the CEO of […]

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