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Kenya ranked fourth in HIV infections

In Summary

  • The report proposes several measures including Voluntary Male Circumcision, Antiretroviral Therapy, sustained behaviour change and condom distribution in the war against HIV and other STIs.
  • A new report, ‘The National HIV and Aids Estimates’, launched Wednesday by Cabinet Secretary for Health James Macharia says there are at least 100,000 new infections in Kenya annually.

By EUNICE KILONZO

By STELLA CHERONO

Kenya has the fourth highest number of Aids infections in the world.

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Homa Bay top in new HIV cases

In Summary

  • Wajir had the least number of new cases, with just one fresh one in a population of 200.
  • The report indicates that the number of the people on Anti-Retroviral therapy has significantly increased by over 500,000 since 2005

Over 105,500 new HIV infections were reported in the country last year, according to a survey that will be released on Wednesday.

Homa Bay had the highest new infections with 12,940 people, followed by Kisumu with 10,350. Siaya, Migori and Kisii each have 9,870, 6,790 and 4,890.

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A million face hunger, says Devolution CS Anne Waiguru

In Summary

  • Waiguru said the situation had become critical.
  • Agriculture CS Felix Koskei has insisted that the country had enough food in silos.

By MAZERA NDURYA

More than one million Kenyans face starvation in 23 counties due to prolonged drought.

An evaluation carried out between 21 July and August 1 on the 2014 long rains showed that 1.5 million people need food aid.

Last week, the government released Sh1 billion to help fight hunger.

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Children need anti-retroviral drugs most, says report

In Summary

  • Health ministry says children are in the greatest need for anti-retroviral treatment.
  • A report says 760,000 children with the virus need treatment most as their immunity is weak.

Children are in the greatest need for anti-retroviral treatment, according to the Health ministry.

A report, to be released on Wednesday by the Aids control council, says 760,000 children with the virus need treatment most as their immunity is weak.

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Leaders want families facing landslide danger moved out of Nandi Escarpment

By TOM MATOKE

The National Government has been asked to resettle more than 3,000 families residing in landslide-prone areas on the Nandi Escarpment.

The families have asked to be relocated to avoid disaster, after seeing boulders tumbling downhill during heavy rains.

“Thousands of families in the Tindiret area live in fear because the area is prone to landslides and they have nowhere to go to.

"The government should allocate them alternative land for settlement,” said Mr John Tanui, a spokesperson for the families.