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KENYA:Biscuits firm faces lawsuit over false nutritional claims

November 2017 BusinessDaily; The Health ministry will take legal action against confectionery company over billboards passing misleading nutritional claims on biscuits. Through the Department of Public Health, the company, Nuvita Biscuits has been ordered to take down the advert, which a dietary expert has said contained misleading nutritional claims. The …

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KENYA: Tobacco agency steps in to curb shisha smoking

November 2017 Dailynation; The Nakuru County Government has put on notice bar owners promoting smoking of shisha in undesignated places. The warning comes after the Tobacco Control Board raised the alarm over the increased number of women using the substance. Health chief officer Samuel Mwaura said: “Club owners have been …

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KENYA:Mailu on the spot over staff hiring

November BusinessDaily;Afya House has once again been thrust into the eye of a storm after it emerged that a senior official in charge of medicine quality control and regulation has remained in office for months despite a court order stopping his appointment. High-level correspondence between the Ministry of Health and …

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KENYA:Kirinyaga County nurses call off strike

October 2017 BusinessDaily;The suffering of patients in public hospitals and dispensaries in Kirinyaga County has come to an end after all 508 nurses in the devolved unit returned to work yesterday. They resumed work after their representatives held a consultative meeting with County officials. A spot check by Nation yesterday …

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