Narok County joins in the FGM eradication initiative

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By Mutabazi

The fight against female genital mutilation has intensified in Narok County following a meeting between the Narok County Commissioner Samuel Ole Kimiti, the Narok First Lady Sarah Tunai and the youths in the county.

The three-day training program at the Narok County Academy sensitized the youths on matters FGM, early marriages, child labour and drug abuse.

This comes amid President Uhuru Kenyatta’s declaration to end FGM by 2022, with Narok County being on the spot, for leading in the cases of FGM by 40%

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All system go for the upcoming FKF county elections

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By Peter Mwaura 

18 counties are set to hold the FKF elections on Saturday 23rd November from 9 am to 4 pm. Kitale showground will act as the polling station for Trans Nzoia County with Shanzu Teachers College the main centre of the exercise in Mombasa County.

FKF electoral board Chairman Professor Edwin Wamukoya has reiterated that the elections will go on as planned despite uncertainties occasioned by court cases levelled against FKF.

The sports registrar had earlier requested the board to reschedule the elections pending the court ruling. The national elections will be held on December 7, 2019

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The Kenya Progressive Nurses Association wants the nursing certificate course scrapped

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By Christine Kamau 

The Kenya Progressive Nurses Association wants the nursing certificate course scrapped and replaced with the diploma course, which they believe has quality training to match the workload of a nurse.

Speaking during the 33rd annual scientific conference in Garissa, national chairman of the nurses association, Michael Nyongesa said, to achieve the universal health coverage, nurses should receive quality training, work under good conditions and receive promotions.

In the conference, it emerged the prevalence of illnesses such as diabetes, cancer and heart diseases, demands that the health care system has enough manpower and equipment, as well as a specialization by health professionals.

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World athletics approve Kamworor world half marathon record

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By Peter Mwaura 

The world athletics governing body world athletics has ratified the world half-marathon record of 58 minutes and 1 second set by Geoffrey Kamworor during the Copenhagen half marathon on September 15th 2019.

In a sensational run, Kamworor who trains together with world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge chopped 22 seconds from the previous record of 58 minutes 23 seconds set by Zersenay Tadese in Lisbon 2010. Kamworor has continued to impress winning his second New York marathon title on November 3rd to reclaim the title he last won in 2017.he also holds 3 world cross country titles and a silver medal in the 10,000meters

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Black Jubil outshine Pida fc 5-0 to clinch regional 5 aside football tournament title

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By Peter Mwaura 

Captain Dennis Owiti scored a hattrick as Black Jubil Fc secured a 5-0 win over Pida Fc to win the Nakuru Guinness Football five aside regional championship.

Simon Simuyu and Sharon Auma opened the scoring in the first half before the captain took over scoring responsibilities to reign supreme over the fans favourite Pida Fc. Black Jubil walked away with 50,000 shillings with Pida scooping 20,000 shillings. The 12-week campaign next move to Nairobi before the final team to represent Kenya in the pan African tournament in Lagos Nigeria is selected.

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Muslims celebrate maw lid, hundreds of Muslim faithfuls gathered to mark the day

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Hundreds of Muslim faithful gathered at Jaffer Islamic Centre in Mombasa County to celebrate maw lid-a religious festival that marks the birth of Prophet Mohamed.

Maw lid is an Islamic religious festival that is celebrated on the third month of the Muslim calendar referred to as the Rabi Al-Awwal, literally translating to the “birth of the prophet”.

Speaking during the celebrations, Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM) coast region chairman Muhdhar Khitamy Sharif urged Islamic countries in the world to follow the teachings of the holy book as a way of bringing peace and unity in their countries.

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One woman out of three in Narok County suffers fistula.

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By Christine Kamau

One woman out of three in Narok County suffers fistula. This is according to Narok County director of health Dr Francis Kiio. Fistula is a medical condition where prolonged or obstructed labour causes a channel to form between the vagina and anal cavity, leaving a woman without control of faecal discharge.

Speaking during the launch of the free fistula repair surgery clinic, Sarah Tunai, Narok County First Lady, said the Maasai women should take advantage of the clinic, to get treatment for fistula as well as attend antenatal sessions, which will help catch potential birth complications early.

Parents in the region were urged to protect their girls from early marriages, which predisposes them to early pregnancy when their bodies are too young to sustain labour...

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Government to lose 4B if the SGR case continues to stall

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Endless court battles will see the government lose Ksh. 4 billion in the standard gauge railway land compensation row. The land which is located in Bonje, Mombasa County, has seen endless counter applications by parties involved in the case for over two years now.

Through the environment and lands court judge in Mombasa, Justice Charles Yego, and the court advised the parties to stop misusing the court to derail the case through filing endless counter applications and let the case begin.

The judge made the remarks after he was forced to adjourn the case until December 4th, 2019.

The land tussle involves Kihia transporters and ex-chief Julius Keah on ownership land, as both parties have been paying land rates to Kwale County.

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KENYA CUP: Blakblad quest for first win continue as they host Kisumu

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By Peter Mwaura 

Jamhuri Park will host the second doubleheader of the 2019/2020 Kenya Cup season as third-placed Homeboyz RFC host Kenya cup returnees Western Bulls in an early kick-off the encounter. The deejays will be keen to continue with their 100% win record this season as bulls chase for the second win.

Kenyatta University’s Blakblad RFC play host to Kisumu RFC at the Kenyatta University grounds. Nakuru RFC will tackle Kenya Harlequins in a bottom of the table clash set to be staged at the Nakuru athletics club.

Impala Saracens will be keen to bounce back to winning ways when they host Mwamba RFC at the Impala Grounds.

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Kenya 7s to resume training next week ahead of World Series

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By Peter Mwaura 

After reigning supreme in the Africa 7s and securing a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in japan the national 7s players are set to take a one week break before resuming training next week ahead of the World Series opener in Dubai on 5th December.

Shujaa will play series powerhouse South Africa, England and Spain in Pool D keen to record maximum points. Technical director Paul Feeney is expected to use a blend of young and experienced players to help raise certain facets of the game.

Feeney has hinted at using the World Series as auditions for the Olympics next year.

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