Leaders meet in Zambia for African Development Bank conference.
By BERNARD MWINZI
Former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan yesterday urged African leaders to invest in “nutrition-smart” agriculture to end the continent’s malnutrition problem.
The Ministry of Health will on Monday launch a measles, rubella and tetanus vaccination campaign.
Children will get jabs of a new combined vaccine, which offers them double protection against measles and rubella. Rubella is often mistaken for measles.
Acting Director of Medical Services Jackson Kioko said the ministry expects to vaccinate at least 19 million children in the country.
"If we do not conduct the campaign now, we risk having an outbreak," said Dr Kioko.
The campaign will run for nine days.
Three children drown as they try to cross a river on their way back from their grandmother’s.
The floods have displaced at least 300 families.
In Baringo’s Ilchamus ward, four people were confirmed dead and more than 4,000 others displaced.
And two bodies were separately recovered from the Indian Ocean in Mombasa County.
In Thika, scores of people were last night forced to spend the night away from their houses after flash floods fell a GSU camp perimeter wall.
By SAMMY LUTTA
River Napasinyan breaks its banks and water levels rise in River Kawalase, cutting off towns.
The raging floods have hit the county badly, with seven people already confirmed dead and over 600 goats killed in the past one week.
While on a tour of the most affected villages that include Soweto, California, Natambusio, Kapua and Kalokol, Governor Josephat Nanok said hundreds of people were displaced with four people killed in Kalokol.