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#Ebola scare in Kenya

Ebola panic sweeping Kenyans after another male patient suspected to have the deadly Ebola-like symptoms was put in isolation ward at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, MTRH, Kenya’s second largest referral hospital.

According to the hospital director Dr. John Kibosia, the patient, a middle aged man had high fever; bleeding and his stool had blood as well.

Dr. Kibosia confirmed that the symptoms were similar to the ones caused by Hemorrhagic fever that causes Ebola. He said the…

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Added by Robert Wanjala Kituyi on August 2, 2012 at 13:24 — No Comments

Kenya’s blow against food security

By Robert Wanjala

Kenya’s economy and food security situation has suffered yet another blow this week after the country’s staple crop – maize was hit by a new disease.

The new maize bug which is said to spread very fast has attacked the largest province that is also the country’s food basket – Rift Valley.

 The bad news comes barely a week after the country’s Economic Survey 2012 report released by the Ministry of Planning cautioned Kenyans to brace themselves for…

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Added by Robert Wanjala Kituyi on May 24, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Global Warning: Millions in Kenya Stare Death in the Eye

By Robert Wanjala

Eldoret, Kenya.  Just in its second County, Climate Change consultative forum held in Rift Valley; Kenya’s largest  province witnessed a boycott from some key private sectors and big time environment polluters; industries.

Speculations about the absence of these key contributors to global warming was apparent in the highly-charged forum convened to chat strategy on actualizing the country’s Climate Change Action Plan, NCCAP.

Their…

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Added by Robert Wanjala Kituyi on March 15, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

Insect Pollination key contributor to global food security

By Robert Wanjala

UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, has said smallholder farmers will soon be better able to weigh up the cost and benefits of adopting new practices that support some of the most overlooked contributors to global food security — the insects and other animals that pollinate their crops and boost yields.

“Three quarters of all food crops need insect pollinators such as bees to get good yields, and 35% of all food production globally…

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Added by Robert Wanjala Kituyi on March 9, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

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