Author: Coast Times Digital

By Caroline Katana Various factors make it impossible for girls to get an education in our country, the poverty rate is alarming, and even though education is made free it still involves a substantial cost to send girls to school. Families who are struggling to make ends meet fail to pay the education expenses of their children, in some areas students have to walk a long distance to reach their school, this is where the safety of the girls gets compromised so parents don’t see it fit to send them off so far. Other than that social issues like child…

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By Caroline Katana Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of genital cancers globally with cervical cancer as the top cause of cancer–related deaths in women. Over 90 percent of these deaths occur in low-income and middle-income countries where cancer control strategies remain inadequate. HPV vaccination protects against HPV types 16 and 18 which are responsible for approximately 70 percent of cervical cancer cases. The optimal age of vaccination is in the early adolescent period, before sexual debut with possible HPV infection. Studies have shown that children residing in low and middle settlements are at risk of early initiation of…

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By Alloys Musyoka The Kwale water and sewerage company has urged Kwale Christian youth Investment group to follow laid down rules in managing the World Bank Ablution block for public use. The group is among others that have won tenders to manage the Ablution blocks within Kwale town some months after they were opened by Governor Fatuma Achani. Among laid down rules include gender based violence compliance, serving people living with special abilities with respect, treating all customers with respect and ensuring the washrooms are clean all the time. Kwale water and Sewerage Company’s managing director Eric Parmet said that…

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By Reporter Kilifi County government has invested more than Sh70 million towards the growth of apiculture, targeting thousands of farmers spread across the county. The robust program include the distribution of beehives, training of farmers in bee keeping, value addition, especially with the upcoming of the Sh17 million honey processing plant in Tezo, Kilifi North sub county. Kilifi County Chief officer in Charge of Livestock Philip Wario speaking at Chasimba ward in Kilifi South sub county where he distributed 167 beehives, honey extracting equipment and honey harvesting tools to a farmers group in the region said the projects are meant…

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By Alloys Musyoka The writing is on the wall with plans by governor Fatuma Achani in joining other Coast governors to bring to and end the Muguka and Miraa business and consumption in the Coastal region taking shape. It is claimed that her public statements that she will not ban Muguka business in Kwale was a public relation move as her legal minds behind the scene worked closely with the county assembly to stop the trade that is said to have affected the generation. Previously Muguka could go as low as Sh20  making it easy for school going children to afford…

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By Alloys Musyoka The government has initiated a KSh 5.8 billion gold refinery project,being the first modern gold refinery in Lidambitsa area of Ikolomani, Kakamega County. Cabinet Secretary for Mining, Blue Economy, and Maritime Affairs, Salim Mvurya said the Refinery will serve as transformative venture for Kenya’s gold sector. Mvurya emphasized that value-addition facilities like this refinery are crucial for accelerating growth and fostering innovation in the mining industry, thus promoting socio-economic development for artisanal gold miners nationwide. He said the establishment of gold refinery aligns with the kenya kwanza governments’ vision and commitment to creating value addition centers that…

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By Munira Mandano Kenya is expected to host the Global Peace Leadership Conference (GPLC) Africa from 25th to 27th June 2024. The conference will start with tree growing exercise at Konza technopolis city as part of the environment conservation. Over 30,000 seedlings of different types of trees are expected to be planted at Konza technopolis city area. Speaking during the global peace leadership conference (GPLC) media breakfast meeting at Radisson Blu hotel in Nairobi, Mr. Daniel Juma Executive Director Global Peace Foundation Kenya said that the conference will mainly address aspects on families, Education and African Values and spiritualities. “This…

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By Reporter Lamu County is set to host a joint five County Investment Conference later this month aimed at exploring innovative solutions to enhance climate resilience and stimulate economic development in the frontier arid and marginalized regions. Under the Frontier Counties Development Council the county governments of Lamu, Tana River, Garissa, Wajir, and Mandera are set to organize a joint County Investment Conference slated for June 27th in Lamu County. This conference aims to bring together over 500 delegates, including government officials, NGOs, researchers, private sector representatives, and local communities under the theme “Unveiling Opportunities: Redefining Northern Kenya as…

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By Reporter Two-A two-and-a-half-year old infant in Kilifi County urgently requires Sh10 million to undergo a special radiothehrapy at the Apollo Cancer Centre in India to treat a recurrent cancerous brain tumor. Janelle Marsai suffers from a high risk large cell anaplastic variant medulablastoma and needs to undergo proton beam radiotherapy with concurrent chemotherapy, procedures that are not available in Africa. Janelle has already undergone two surgeries (craniotomy) at the Kenyatta National Hospital where she also underwent six cycles of chemotherapy and doctors opine that she should be subjected to the proton beam radiation therapy within one month after the…

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By Caroline Katana Without the work of independent journalists providing audiences with reliable information, who would report on issues of public interest, denounce wrongdoings, social inequalities, and unpunished crimes? Protecting journalists and independent journalism is not only a concern for journalists but a concern for all. Journalism makes an impact on people’s lives, It is key in advancing human rights and has a basic function to hold the powerful accountable. The information that journalists provide is a public good that needs public support. Every year universities and colleges enroll thousands of students studying mass communication but do they know exactly…

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