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Polio survivor abandoned by parents beats odds to become Senator

Harold Kipchumba. He survived polio to become a famed activist. [Photo: Malachi Motano]

By Malachi Motano Meet Harold Kipchumba, a polio survivor and a nominated Senator. At the age four he was abandoned by his parents after developing polio, a preventable disease. The father counted him cursed while the mother knew he had been bewitched. “I was born over 50 years ago. I used to run a lot and I had a brother ...

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Catholic Bishops feel shortchanged by government on polio vaccine campaign

Catholic Bishops in the country want the Ministry of Health (MoH) to postpone the forthcoming polio vaccination campaign “until we can assure Kenyans of their safety.” The campaign that is to set to start on August 1 targets children aged 5 and below. In statement dated July 28 the Bishops say the vaccines to be used have not tested jointly ...

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