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The really (not) scary truth about nuclear research

By Sandra Chao Nuclear research in agriculture is not as scary as it sounds. “I’m sorry Madam, but the only open field trips are for irrigation and biotechnology,” the clerk at the registration said to me. “Bio-what?” I asked. “Yes, … Continue reading

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By George Achia A cabinet meeting chaired by former president, Mwai Kibaki, in November last year, directed the then public health minister Beth Mugo to ban Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) imports until the country is able to certify that GMOs … Continue reading

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National Biosafety Authority to ensure gmo foods safety

By Agatha Ngotho Dr Willy Kiprotich Tonui is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Biosafety Authority (NBA). He is one of the leading scientists in Africa and the only Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP). Prior to his appointment, he served … Continue reading

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Why Devolution in the Health Sector should be halted

By Geoffrey Kamadi Rather than bring services closer to the masses thereby increasing efficiency through disaggregation of government functions, it is now feared that devolution might actually have the direct opposite effect. And this is despite the fact that the … Continue reading

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Localizing the GM debate the sure way of developing acceptance

By Kimani Chege While growing up in Nyandarua County, as a farming community, there were many challenges which at some point I thought needed someone bigger than us to solve them. There were problems of infrastructure with impassable roads being … Continue reading

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Where will the money come from?

By Geoffrey Kamadi The national budget of KSH 1,459 trillion for the financial year 2012/ 2013 has been described variously as the country’s most ambitious yet. And it was designed to deepen our economic and social prosperity within a system … Continue reading

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Blogger got facts wrong on health ministry’s budget

By Peter Orengo – The Standard I have read with interest, Aghan Daniel’s blog on devolution and health financing in Kenya. Whereas I totally agree with his assertions and arguments, I would like to state that during the presentation of … Continue reading

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