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Mau Forest and Murchison Falls: The common enemy is not human, but greed and poor planning

Loading... By LUIS FRANCESCHIMore by this Author “Humans have wiped out about 60 percent of the world’s wildlife population in the last four decades. Earth is losing biodiversity at a rate seen only during mass extinctions”, and life is not much better for those who remain alive. “In the 1960s, …

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Technology can help lock out fake certificates

Loading... By JOHN WALUBENGOMore by this Author We are approaching twenty years into the new millennium, the so-called digital millennium, and yet one area of our lives remains extremely stuck in the analogue age. The way universities and colleges issue certificates for their various degree awards is still as manual …

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Pharmacists play key role in safe medicines

Loading... By EMMANUEL MULAAMore by this Author According to the World Health Organisation, access to health products and technologies (HPTs) is one of the six building blocks of a well-functioning health system framework. And medicines form the bulk of these HPTs. They must be of assured quality, safe, efficacious and …

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Strangely, Deputy President is also Leader of the Opposition

Loading... By MACHARIA GAITHOMore by this Author When Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro made his appearance on a television talk show in the midst of his cat and mouse games with police following a church fracas, he blamed Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho for his tribulations. But that is a familiar …

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War against tax evasion is in country’s interest

Loading... By DAVID YEGOMore by this Author The economic stability of a sovereign state is perched on an effective tax remittance framework, devoid of any revenue leakages. Tax revenues are the engine that propel the country’s economic prosperity; hence, no taxpayer (anyone with a taxable income) should be allowed to …

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When to use formal or informal language : The Standard

Loading... Inter alia, the Media Observer had this to say in last week’s issue: “And now for the ban bin. This week, we are proposing a ban on the word ‘grilling’ unless we are referring to grilled chicken. Last week, we reported that Nairobi Governor was ‘grilled’ from morning to …

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THE CUTTING EDGE – Daily Nation

Loading... NHIF: The National Hospital Insurance Fund has noted Ahmed Somow Ahmed’s frustration when he sought services for himself and his son and apologises for that. To access outpatient services, the NHIF explains, members are required to select a healthcare provider based on medical needs and convenience. If the services …

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Proposed ‘Njagua Bill’ to lower retirement age to 50 is illogical

Loading... By LETTERSMore by this Author The proposed bill by Starehe MP Charles Njagua Kanyi – aka Jaguar – seeking to have Kenyan civil servants retire at 50 years instead of the current 60 is ill-conceived. The proponent of this motion seems detached from the reality in Kenya. The idea …

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Blame case backlog on shortage of court staff

Loading... By EDITORIALMore by this Author In recent times, the Judiciary has been roundly criticised for obstructing the war against corruption. It’s slow in making decisions and forcing sanctions on culprits. Opinion may be divided, but one of the reasons for this is lack of capacity. The Judiciary is understaffed …

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