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Many recoil from HIV test for fear of stigma

Discrimination remains the main problem undermining the war on HIV-Aids in Kenya even as World Aids Day is marked worldwide. US Ambassador Robert Godec says stigmatisation is keeping people from coming out to know their status. He called this a threat to the sustainability of the anti-HIV drive. “More concerted …

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Tom Mshindi retires from Nation Media Group

Nation Media Group’s Editor-in-Chief and Executive Director Tom Mshindi has retired after 24 years. In a statement on Friday, chairman Wilfred Kiboro said Mshindi’s retirement takes effect on December 31. Kiboro described him as a loyal, dedicated and highly valued member of the executive team and the board. “The board …

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Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row, has been freed from prison. Last week’s Supreme Court ruling sparked violent protests from Islamists and the government agreed to their demand to stop her leaving Pakistan. News of her release led to some …

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This man Gakuo: From celebrated Town Clerk to prison life

Ex-Nairobi Town Clerk John Gakuo died on Tuesday at the Mbagathi District Hospital, Nairobi. Until his death, he was serving a three year jail term for occasioning the loss of Sh283 million in the infamous cemetery land scandal in Mavoko. Gakuo was jailed alongside former Local Government PS Sammy Kirui, …

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