Kenya is one of two African countries that have started Clinical trials on a drug that might be the cure for Covid-19.The trials, whose results are expected in three months time, will evaluate the efficacy and safety of Actemra (tocilizumab) in the treatment of a pneumonia linked to Covid-19 inContinue Reading

Scientists have known for several months the new coronavirus can become suspended in microdroplets expelled by patients when they speak and breathe, but until now there was no proof that these tiny particles are infectious. A new study by scientists at the University of Nebraska that was uploaded to aContinue Reading

Kenyans should brace for a fresh lockdown if governors convince President Uhuru Kenyatta to reintroduce restrictions to combat the soaring Covid-19 infections. Already, some of the county chiefs have indicated they will implore the President to re-impose the lockdown if the alarming pace of the pandemic continues. The President hasContinue Reading

Tharaka-Nithi County Assembly Tuesday elected Chiakariga ward rep Njagi Mucee as the new deputy speaker replacing Ms Susan Ngugi. Mr Mucee was elected unopposed after the other contender, Mr Kinyua Mbogori of Mariani withdrew hours to the sitting. Ms Ngugi was ousted on Feb 12, 2019 on accusations of stormingContinue Reading

Diplomatic discussions are ongoing to ensure equitable access and distribution of coronavirus vaccines once they are ready. There is great concern that once the vaccines are developed, low and middle-income countries, including Kenya, might be put at the end of the queue. These countries were sidelined when demand for Covid-19Continue Reading

Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper Party  has broken ties with NASA. Wiper said in a statement on Tuesday that it had signed an agreement with Jubilee and Kanu in line with the emerging political realignments in the country. “That the Wiper takes this step following the realization that the National Super AllianceContinue Reading

Billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are among many prominent US figures targeted by hackers on Twitter in an apparent Bitcoin scam. The official accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Kanye West also requested donations in the cryptocurrency. “Everyone is asking me to give back,” a tweetContinue Reading

The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) has waived the Sh1,000 fee that Kenyans have had to fork out in order to obtain a compliance certificate. This means the document will now be issued free of charge, signalling relief for job seekers whose resources are already limited. The certificate is one ofContinue Reading

The rate of coronavirus infections is scaling up on daily basis with over 40 counties registering a positive case. The trend is worrying even though a majority of Kenyans do not feel scared of the pandemic as at now compared to the months of March and April. Amid the presidentialContinue Reading

It is a double blow to Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru who is embroiled in a protracted political battle with MCAs after it emerged that anti-graft detectives have trained the spotlight on her administration. Waiguru has been summoned for grilling by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission over suspected tender irregularities inContinue Reading