EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA:Uhuru funnels cash to strategic plans

November 2017 BusinessDaily;Treasury secretary Henry Rotich has written to all ministries and departments to align their short and medium term recurrent and development expenditure to four key areas that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government has identified as priority targets during his second term in office. The list of priority areas includes …

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KENYA:Cancer caused by fruits ripened by chemicals

November 2017 Standardmedia; You are likely to suffer from cancer of the liver and large intestines if you consume fruits ripened using chemicals, a specialist has said. Prof Walter Mwanda, an oncologist from Kenyatta National Hospital, has warned of several cancers of the digestive system for those consuming fruits ripened using …

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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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