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Lilian Kaivilu

Lilian Kaivilu is a practicing Business and Development journalist, a blogger on liliankaivilu.com and a Strathmore Business School Fellow. She holds a Diploma in Journalism from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication and now a Degree in Linguistics, Media and Communications at Moi University.

1998 Bomb blast victims eye compensation as Obama visits site


Victims of the 1998 bomb blast at the United States Embassy on cooperative house building in Nairobi are optimistic that the visit by US President Barack Obama and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta will bear fruit in having them compensated. The 7th August 1998 Bomb blast Victims Association Kenya Chairman George Ngige said that he was optimistic that the matter ...

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Global press coverage of GES 2015 will have an impact on Kenya

Business leaders and entrepreneurs have expressed optimism that the global media coverage in Kenya before, during and after the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2015 will provide a timely platform to market Kenya as an entrepreneurship hub and an investment destination. According to Reece Jenkins, partner at Ernest & Young (E&Y) and Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce, the ...

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GES 2015 entrepreneur who rewrote Kenya’s sanitation history


When David Kuria started Ikotoilet, under Ecotact in 2008, he was faced with a number of challenges. His biggest hurdle was having to convince financiers, donors and banks to believe in his idea of having decent sanitation facilities in the city and eventually across the country. But after a long search, Acumen Funds accepted his idea and gave him a ...

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Nairobi Banks close ahead of GES Summit

Banks in the Nairobi Central Business District only worked half day today ahead of President Obama’s arrival to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) and also hold talks with his host President Uhuru Kenyatta and will be opened on Monday, 27th July 2015. Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) announced that it is going to close all the branches within the ...

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Kenya’s huge task after the 6th GES Summit

With exactly a week to the Sixth Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2015 next weekend, Kenyans have all reasons to celebrate as the event will place the country on the global map. The summit which will be officially opened by the United States President Barrack Obama will put Kenya in the limelight as a preferred investment destination. In his message, ...

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Kitui students urged to consider mining courses

Thitani Girls Secondary school students in Kitui county follow speeches during a recent career day in the school

The county government of Kitui has assured students of job opportunities in the county government and other sectors of the economy within the county. Speaking last weekend during a career day at Thitani Girls Secondary School in Kitui County, James Nduna, Board Secretary at the Kitui County Public Service Board outlined the various job opportunities in the county, urging the ...

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Girl smile initiative giving girls a second chance

A section of the beneficiaries of the sanitary towels issued by GIrl Smile Initiative

  Having traveled the country, Evans Paul realized that there was a gap in the way the girl child was being attended to. In his observations, young girls, both school going and those at home went through difficult times during their menses, hence hindering their academic performance. It was at this point that he founded the Girl Smile Initiative in ...

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Blogging and social media use in Kenya growing, says report


Bloggers in Kenya have had, in several instances, to ‘save’ their credibility and explain a few things including the doubts and the notion that they are just but social media trouble makers who will write about anything sensational and vulgar. But today, bloggers and other online content creators are being appreciated not only by the fellow internet users but also ...

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County hospitals to get modern equipment in 2015/2016 financial year

Photo courtesy of MedicalKenyadotcodotke

Every county in Kenya is expected to have two fully equipped hospitals with state of the art equipment in the 2015/2016 Financial Year. This is to be realized in a program aimed at improving healthcare infrastructure in the country. According to the Finance Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich, this is to be realized following partnership with all the 47 county governments under ...

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Security officers were unprepared for Lamu, Tana River attacks

Mpeketoni Attack in 2014-PHOTO courtesy of CNN

Kenyan security forces were ill-prepared in responding to the terror attacks in Mpeketoni Lamu county and Tana River county, and failed to protect innocent residents as the attacks continued. This is according to a new report by the Human Rights Watch and the Kenya Human Rights Commission. The Insult to Injury The 2014 Lamu and Tana River Attacks and Kenya’s ...

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Changing schools isn’t solution for Garissa terror survivors

Mohamed Kuno who has been on the run since December last year has been named as the mastermind of the terrorist attack at Garissa University College PHOTO NATION MEDIA GROUP

Having encountered the traumatic events that led to the brutal death of their colleagues, some survivors of the April 2nd terrorist attack survivors at the Garissa University College are still not in a stable state to make the next move in their academics. Psychologists say that it is too early to make decisions to relocate the students who are yet ...

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Community health volunteers on big assignment in Machakos

Charles Muia-Vice Chairman-Kivaa Community Unit- (Photo by Lilian Kaivilu)

In the serene and relatively calm Kivaa Sub location of Masinga Sub County in Machakos County, off the Thika Garissa Highway, life is seemingly usual but not to over 60 men and women busy strategizing on how to improve the health of the children and mothers in the area. A health facility along the road is filled with three groups ...

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Claire Nasike, a 2015 BAKE Awards nominee, wins the Wangari Maathai Award

From left-Janet Mawiyoo CEO KCDF, Mwihaki Muraguri-Kimura Senior Associate Director of Rockefeller Foundation Africa Regional Office, Dr. Isaac Kalua Founder and Chairperson of Green Africa Foundation and Wanjira Mathai of Green Belt Movement. PHOTO CREDIT: conservationatheart.wordpress.com

Claire Nasike won this year’s Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund Award, becoming the third winner of the annual environmental innovations award. Nasike, who was also a Best Environmental/Agricultural Blog nominee at the recently concluded Kenyan Blog Awards in May is a blogger on www.conservationatheart.wordpress.com. The award established three years ago is as a result of a partnership between the Rockefeller Foundation, ...

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