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My Man Insists On Unprotected Sex When He Comes Home Drunk

Nakuru 11th April 2012 (PLUSNEWS) – The Kenyan government has issued guidelines on counselling for HIV-discordant couples, but many counsellors in smaller, rural health centres remain untrained.

“HIV infection among discordant couples will increase without adequate counselling because… it is only through counselling that they learn to live with each other, and use preventive measures such as condoms consistently,” said Churchill Alumasa, the coordinator at the local NGO, Discordant Couples of Kenya (DISCOK).

According to the government, six out of every 10 HIV-positive couples are discordant, amounting to an estimated 350,000 couples.

When Rose Njeri, 31, a mother of one, tested HIV-positive two years ago during a routine antenatal visit, she was advised to bring her husband along for her next visit. When he tested negative Continue reading

Mary Ndinda, Women Representative, Machakos County

Mary Ndinda Paul, Women County Representative, Machakos County

Nairobi/ April 4th 2012 By Ellie Van Houtte Mary Paul’s energy is magnetic; the moment that you meet her, you feel like you’ve known her for many years.  Perhaps her energy is derived from her spiritual convictions as a reverend, or her sisterly embrace as an avid advocate of climate change and disaster risk reduction and women’s issues in Kenya as a national leader with many diverse roles, including the Secretary of Women’s Affairs for the Wiper Democratic Movement.

In 2012, Mary is embracing the opportunity to run for County Representative in Ndithini Ward in Machakos County—-a dream that may have taken her most of her career to fulfill.  Continue reading

This Man Peter Battered Her Wife For 12 Hours

Jasmine at the Nairobi Hospital/ Photo Courtesy of The Star Newspaper

April 3rd 2012 (The Star Newspaper)  – The Cameroonian accused of savagely battering his

23-year-old wife in Kileleshwa has been arrested. Dokta Peter

Longa was arrested in one of his houses within Kileleshwa on Friday and is expected in court today according to the police.

Dokta Peter Longa,

Nairobi provincial police commander Antony Kibuchi confirmed the suspect was apprehended and locked behind police cells following an immigration alert that the man was likely to live the country. “He (Longa) is scheduled to appear in Kibera Court on Monday. Investigators have already drafted several charges,” said Kibuchi.

Jasmine Abdalla Shariff recorded a statement with the police claiming Longa had battered her for 12 hours and left her bleeding profusely. She went to the police accompanied by her relatives, human rights and an advocate. Brian Weke of Cradle Kenya said Jasmine was traumatized a week after being treated and discharged from the Nairobi Hospital. Continue reading

U.S. Talk Show Host Oprah Winfrey To Visit Kenya (For April Fools)

Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey holds Michele Obama's hand, Barrack Obama on the right/ file photo

Nairobi, 30 March 2012 U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey arrives in the country this evening for a two day private visit to support the work of Women eNews Kenya .  

Oprah who is enroute to South Africa to witness progress in her Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa will be accompanied by 30 of her US viewers during her visit on Sunday 1st 2012 at the Women eNews Kenya offices located at the I&M Towers in Nairobi.

The American TV talk-show queen announced her visit last week after her premiere episode of the farewell season of her show.

During her visit to Women eNews Kenya offices this Sunday, Winfrey will stage a brief talk show interviewing Kenya’s Public Health Sanitation Minister Bethy Mugo. Continue reading

Girls Are Smarter Than Boys

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Many Sex Workers In Kenya Are Married, New Report Reveals

Nairobi, 28 March 2012 (PLUSNEWS) – A new survey of commercial sex work in Kenya, the first to include male sex workers, has revealed that 40 percent of female and male commercial sex workers are in marriages or stable unions.

According to the survey by the National AIDS and Sexually transmitted infections Control Programme (NASCOP), the World Bank, Kenya Prisons and Canada’s University of Manitoba, there are an estimated 200,000 commercial sex workers in Kenya, 15,000 of whom are men. Continue reading

Dreams Of The Soccer Queens

By David Njihia Mwakodi,  March 22nd 2012 – It is a sunny Sunday at the dusty field of Mukarara Primary School, Waithaka in Dagoretti. My friend Amos, an alumnus of Harambee Youth Kenya has invited me to watch the Soccer Queens, a girls’ football team that he coaches. I sit up a hill and watch in silence as the girls sweat it out in the field. Continue reading

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