Archive | March, 2013

KENYA: WORLD TUBERCULOSIS (TB) DAY

As the world gears up to mark the World TB Day, which falls on March 24th each year, Tuberculosis remains one of the leading causes of death in the world. It’s reported that there is one new infection occurring per second, with worldwide two million deaths and nine million new cases of disease annually. Kenya […]

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KENYANS, EXTRAMARITAL SEX, CONDOMS AND CONTROVERSIAL ADVERTISING: ARE WE SHYING AWAY FROM REALITY?

A controversial condom advertisement that has been recently running on TV, radio and social media has stirred emotions and made it into the headlines and on news bulletin. The Ad, produced by Psi and NASCOP entails two women having a chit-chat in the market. One inquires from the other, a ‘mama Mitchelle’, how her husband […]

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Too many CDF projects ill-conceived.

KENYA’S MPS NOW HANDS OFF CONSTITUENCY DEVELOPMENT FUND (CDF) PROJECTS

Members of Parliament who gather for the next House of Assembly in August are not going to enjoy some of the privileges that existed in their dockets under the previous government.  Last month the Salaries and Remuneration Commission released its proposed remuneration structure for state jobs and the maximum pay an MP can earn was […]

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From Bob Marley to Mungiki to the modern day – dreadlocks are in fashion in Kenya

HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW – WHY YOUR HAIRSTYLE COULD LAND YOU IN TROUBLE!

Hairstyles are a fashion statement not functional. There was a time when the Afro was the ‘in thing’, and then came the braids, weaves and wigs for the ladies, dreadlocks, and then the mo-hawk, which looks like it’s here to stay. Celebrities have often been the inspiration for hairstyling and clothes designs, with women mostly […]

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KENYA STEPS UP FIGHT AGAINST HIV/AIDS

Kenya is among the countries with the highest numbers of people living with HIV and Aids. In 2011 nearly 62,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses in Kenya, an estimated 1.6 million people are living with HIV while about 1.1 million children are believed to have been orphaned by AIDS. In 1999 the government declared AIDS […]

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