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Duncan Miriri

Kenya's senate breaks deadlock on revenue-sharing, averts shutdown of services

17 Sep 2020

NAIROBI Kenyan senators broke on Thursday a months-long stalemate over a new scheme for sharing of funds among county governments, paving the way for resumption of crucial services like patient admissions.

UPDATE 2-Kenya's budget deficit likely to swell, finance minister says

15 Sep 2020

NAIROBI, Sept 15 Kenya's budget deficit for this financial year could increase due to revenue shortfalls and coronavirus-related disruptions, the finance minister said on Tuesday.

Kenya's $580m medical equipment leasing deal 'criminal' -Senate panel

09 Sep 2020

NAIROBI, Sept 9 The Kenyan government's deal to lease various medical equipment in a 63 billion shillings ($580 million) deal was a "criminal enterprise" that flooded hospitals with overpriced, unnecessary equipment, a senate committee said in a report.

WHO aiming for 20% of Africa to get initial COVID jabs from access plan

03 Sep 2020

NAIROBI The World Health Organization wants to secure an initial 230 million doses of any COVID-19 vaccine for Africa, officials said Thursday, while emphasising that any vaccine in development should also be tested on the continent. | Video

Two Mauritians killed in accident near site of Japanese ship oil spill

01 Sep 2020

NAIROBI Two crew members from a tugboat involved in cleaning up an oil spill off Mauritius were killed late on Monday when their vessel collided with a barge in bad weather, a local lawmaker said. | Video

'Massive poisonous shock': Scientists fear lasting impact from Mauritius oil spill

14 Aug 2020

NAIROBI Some corals have lived for centuries at the fringes of Mauritius. Now smothered for days in heavy fuel oil spilled from a wrecked Japanese tanker nearby, parts of those reefs may be in trouble. | Video

Sea life around Mauritius dying as Japanese ship oil spill spreads

12 Aug 2020

NAIROBI Mauritian volunteers fished dead eels from oily waters on Tuesday as they tried to clean up damage to the Indian Ocean island's most pristine beaches after a Japanese bulk carrier leaked an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil. | Video

CORRECTED-Sea life around Mauritius dying as Japanese ship oil spill spreads

11 Aug 2020

NAIROBI, Aug 11 Mauritian volunteers fished dead eels from oily waters on Tuesday as they tried to clean up damage to the Indian Ocean island's most pristine beaches after a Japanese bulk carrier leaked an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil.

Mauritius must brace for 'worst case scenario' after oil spill, says PM

11 Aug 2020

NAIROBI A Japanese ship that ran aground on a reef off Mauritius two weeks ago has now stopped leaking oil into the Indian Ocean but the island nation must still prepare for "a worst case scenario", Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said late on Monday. | Video

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