Baby born with facial deformities dies of starvation

Baby born with facial deformities dies of starvation

A baby girl who was born on Sunday, August 27, with facial deformities in Kenya has died of starvation after her mother refused to breastfeed her. Her nose was on the upper side of her face. According to the family, the mother, Ms Mariam Mwakombo, 22, refused to breastfeed her because she was afraid. The baby cried for hours after birth due to hunger and later died at night. Mariam Mwakombo told DailyNation: “She frightened…

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Kenya passes world’s toughest plastic bag law in pollution crackdown

Kenya passes world’s toughest plastic bag law in pollution crackdown

Kenya has passed the world’s toughest law against plastic bags in a sharp crackdown on pollution. Anyone now producing, selling or even using the non-degradable bags faces four years in jail or a $40,000 (£31,000) fine. But Kenya’s environment minister Judy Wakhungu insisted manufacturers would be predominantly targeted first. “Ordinary wananchi will not be harmed,” she said, using a Kiswahili word for “common man”. Image: More than 8 million tonnes of plastic pollute the world’s…

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Kenya election 2017: President Kenyatta urges peaceful vote

Kenya election 2017: President Kenyatta urges peaceful vote

People are voting in Kenya’s general election amid fears that the result could trigger communal violence. On the eve of the vote, President Uhuru Kenyatta appealed for calm in a televised speech. He urged the 19 million registered voters to turn out in great numbers, but “in peace”. Queues formed early and some minor stampedes were reported. The contest pits Mr Kenyatta against his long-time rival, Raila Odinga, and is seen as too close to…

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