The government on Thursday released Sh1 billion to conclude the resettlement of all remaining internally displaced people (IDPs) in the country.
This brings to Sh17.5 billion the total amount spent by the government to resettle IDPs since 2008.
The IDPs were displaced during the 2007-2008 post-election violence and forest evictions.
Addressing representatives of IDPs at his Karen residence, Deputy President William Ruto said the last batch of funds would be wired to the accounts of the affected people beginning Friday.
By VIVIAN JEBET
Dr Abdikadir added that another patient currently receiving treatment was admitted last Friday and showed cholera symptoms.
He said about 500 people from the area have been cleared after medics administered preventive drugs.
Dr Abdikadir said the hospital had also secluded a room in case more patients were admitted.
The officer also urged locals to be vigilant and report any suspected cases to the hospital.
•The government will give farmers certified seeds of the drought-tolerant crops.
•Kenya becomes the fifth nation in Africa and 12th in the world to receive the fund to combat climate change.
By VERAH OKEYO
The government will spend Sh260 million on programmes that will encourage farmers to plant indigenous drought-tolerant crops in counties adversely affected by climate change.
The programmes target Gwassi in Homa Bay County, Lower Yatta in Kitui, Loitoktok in Kajiado, Nyando in Kisumu, Wajir, Garissa and Marsabit.
• The pledge made on Monday will see $715 million (Sh73 billion) being provided a year from Britain’s overseas aid budget for the next five years, as well as $200 million (Sh20.4 billion) this year from the Gates Foundation, with more donations to follow.
By ELIZABETH MERAB
The British Government in partnership with philanthropist Bill Gates have pledged $4.3 billion (Sh439 billion) in funding over the next five years to fight malaria in Kenya, among other regions prone to the disease.
By HENRY OWUOR
- The Burundi issue will dominate agenda as heads of state decide whether to allow the deployment of 5,000 troops in Burundi by the AU.
The 26th African Union (AU) summit is heavily loaded with agenda items.
One of the burning issues is whether the Heads of State who arrive here later this week will authorise the deployment of an armed force in the troubled central African country of Burundi.