Have you read the full list of banned unga brands? Plus other news

1. KEBS warns Kenyans against buying 27 unga brands for being substandard

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has blacklisted 27 maize and porridge flour brands after they failed to meet quality standards. KEBS said Pembe, Budget, Fahali, Riri, Sima Tamu, Tupike, Unga Sawa, Uwezo, Ziwa, and Equatorial Ugali Afya brands were unfit for human consumption. It asked manufacturers of the product to withdraw them from the market – Tuko

2. Attorney General discloses next action after BBI loss

Solicitor General Kennedy Ogeto stated that the Attorney General’s office was considering moving to the Supreme Court to challenge the Court of Appeal’s judgment that declared the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) illegal and unconstitutional, on Friday, August 20 – Kenyans

3. Police gone rogue? IPOA now probing 105 deaths

It is emerging that cases of police brutality resulting to maiming and death have reached alarming levels. Kenya has recorded a chillingly high number of civilians who have died or been maimed while in police custody. Statistics from the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) show that between January and June of this year, 1,324 complaints were filed – Standard

4. Medics want pregnant women prioritised for Covid-19 vaccine

The Kenya Medical Association (KMA) has appealed to the government to prioritise vaccination of pregnant women, owing to their vulnerability in the wake of increasing cases of Covid-19. Doctors are concerned that there has been a steady increase in Covid-19 cases among pregnant women –  Standard

5. Otiende Amollo crowned best MP in Kenya

The County Gala Awards, a business and marketing company has crowned Rarienda Member of Parliament Otiende Amollo the best MP performing in the country. The winners were arrived at after a report was compiled from a survey conducted between January 1 and February 30, 2021, and was released in July – Tuko

6. IEBC announces mass recruitment

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has announced mass recruitment of staff ahead of the 2022 General Election. The electoral agency on Saturday, August 21, announced 9,570 temporary vacancies in different positions as it embarks on a countrywide voter registration exercise – Kenyans.co