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19 Dec 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • And last Sunday, raiders struck Chesiran Village at midnight, burnt houses and shot an elderly woman in the legs. The attackers drove away 600 goats.

  • More than 50 people, including police officers, have lost their lives in the region due to insecurity.

  • North Rift leaders supported the government’s efforts to mop up illegal guns from pastoral communities as a way of tackling conflicts that are usually deadly over livestock.

By BARNABAS BII

By FLORAH KOECH

18 Dec 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Tension continues to grip parts of Baringo due to fears of impending attacks despite military operations in the region and the deployment of additional security personnel to crack down on bandits.

Baringo County Commissioner Peter Okwanyo Thursday said more security teams had been positioned in hot spots following attacks that have claimed over 50 people including police officers.

“We have set up camps along areas prone to insecurity to prevent further attacks,” said Mr Okwanyo.

He described the situation in the troubled Kapedo and Arabal areas as generally calm.

18 Dec 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • The county government with the help of investors is seeking to have these children schooled through an informal programme.

  • The first beneficiaries of the programme will be 800 students selected from 16 schools in the county.

  • Each school which has a nursery school, primary and secondary school will select a concept to adopt from six categories.

  • The programme will be tailored on the areas of maritime, performing arts, sports, entrepreneurship, urban design, hospitality and leisure.

16 Dec 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Acre Africa targets about one million farmers in Kenya with cover for losses caused by poor weather by end of 2015

  • Micro-insurance firm, Acre Africa, has partnered with insurance companies and banks to design products for small-scale farmers who are usually regarded as too risky to insure in Kenya.

By MWANIKI WAHOME

An initiative to cushion small-scale farmers against the negative impacts of unpredictable weather has been unveiled.

12 Dec 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Malaria deaths fell by 47 per cent globally over the 2000/2013 period and by 54 per cent in Africa where about 90 per cent of all such deaths occur.

  • Further, analysis across Sub-Saharan Africa revealed that the number of people infected fell from 173 million in 2000 to 128 million in 2013.

  • About 1.6 million Kenyans are living with HIV, but just over six hundred thousand get antiretrovirals. HIV prevalence rate currently stands at 5.6 per cent.

By EUNICE KILONZO