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Bleak future for tobacco farming in Migori, Kenya

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:29+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Agriculture, Notices, Tobacco Control|

By Kassim Adinasi Tobacco farming in Migori County may soon be phased out as farmers are slowly shifting to maize and other subsistence crops due to alleged frustration from tobacco firms. In the previous harvesting season, for instance, many farmers either threw away their leaves or just sold them to middlemen at throwaway prices. The [...]

Demographics Statistics Projection

By | 2015-08-24T14:04:10+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Bills, Governance, Notices, Opinion on Bills|

By Fred Mugambi The United Nations has just released the World Population Prospects (2015 Revision). This is a respected publication that summarises economic, social and environmental data from member countries of the United Nations. The 2015 global demographic statistics by the UN are astounding. These figures give a snapshot of where nations, including Kenya, are [...]

MPs debate bills that could change how Kenya Defence Forces work

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:29+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Bills, Notices|

Members of the National Assembly will this afternoon debate two bills whose provisions could have far-reaching implications in the operations of the military. The Kenya Regiment (Territorial Force) (Repeal) Bill 2015 will be seeking to discard archaic colonial military laws, which are paradoxically captured under the "modern" Kenya Defence Forces (Amendment) Bill 2015. While the [...]

MNAZI Bill sails through

By | 2015-07-17T15:24:36+00:00 July 17th, 2015|Bills, Notices|

In a bid to salvage palm wine, commonly known as mnazi, from the ongoing war against illicit brew, the county assembly yesterday passed a bill that legalised the traditional wine. Members of the assembly put aside all the house business to discuss the coconut bill, which they later passed, unanimously. The sitting, which was extended [...]

Women in Tobacco Farming

By | 2015-08-25T16:05:31+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Notices, Public Health, Tobacco Control, Uncategorized|

International Institute for Legislative Affairs (IILA) in collaboration with Public Health Institute (PHI) is conducting research dubbed "Women in Tobacco farming".  The ongoing research is focusing on health, equality, and empowerment of women involved in tobacco farming. The study targets the following counties: Migori and Kuria in South Nyanza and, Embu and Meru in Eastern [...]

ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN FOR THE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF TOBACCO CONTROL POLICIES AND LEGISLATION IN KENYA

By | 2015-07-16T12:46:10+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Notices, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

International institute for legislative in partnership with Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) has embarked on a two-year project aimed at advocating for effective implementation of Tobacco policies and Legislations in Kenya. The project targets 5 counties in Kenya. The first reference group has been held with representatives from the Ministry of Health (MOH), Nairobi City [...]

Nairobi School van crushes boy, 3, to death in Nyayo estate, Embakasi

By | 2015-07-06T12:36:53+00:00 July 6th, 2015|Notices, Road Safety|

BY CYRUS OMBATI Updated Monday, June 29th 2015 at 17:58   Nairobi, Kenya: A School boy was Monday crushed to death by a van that had just dropped him home in a bizarre accident at Nyayo estate in Embakasi, Nairobi. The accident happened as the driver reversed the van after he had dropped the three-year-old [...]

Bleak future for tobacco farmers after firm quits

By | 2015-06-16T11:34:16+00:00 June 16th, 2015|Notices, Tobacco Control|

By ELISHA OTIENO More than 10,000 tobacco farmers in Kenya are staring a bleak future after a leading leaf buyer closed shop. In effect, the farmers, mainly from Migori County, have also lost Sh1.2 billion Alliance One Tobacco Kenya has been paying them annually. The company has stopped its operations in Kenya and is instead [...]

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