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News Kenya Western: Source apportionment of micronutrients in the diets of Kilimanjaro,Tanzania and Counties of Western Kenya

Published on: Monday 07 October 2019
Source apportionment of micronutrients in the diets of Kilimanjaro,Tanzania and Counties of Western Kenya
News source: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-51075-2

Soil, water and food supply composition data have been combined to primarily estimate micronutrient intakes and subsequent risk of deficiencies in each of the regions studied by generating new data to supplement and update existing food balance sheets. These data capture environmental influences, such as soil chemistry and the drinking water sources to provide spatially resolved crop and drinking water composition data, where combined information is currently limited, to better inform intervention strategies to target micronutrient deficiencies. Approximately 1500 crop samples were analysed, representing 86 food items across 50 sites in Tanzania in 2013 and >230 sites in Western Kenya between 2014 and 2018. Samples were analysed by ICP-MS for 58 elements, with this paper focussing on calcium (Ca), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), magnesium (Mg), selenium (Se), iodine (I), zinc (Zn) and molybdenum (Mo). In general, micronutrient supply from food groups was higher from Kilimanjaro,Tanzania than Counties in Western Kenya, albeit from a smaller sample. For both countries leafy vegetable and vegetable food groups consistently contained higher median micronutrient concentrations compared to other plant based food groups. Overall, calculated deficiency rates were 90% for Ca, Zn and I in both countries. For Mg, a slightly lower risk of deficiency was calculated for Tanzania at 0 to 1% across simplified soil classifications and for female/males, compared to 3 to 20% for Kenya. A significant difference was observed for Se, where a 3 to 28% risk of deficiency was calculated for Tanzania compared to 93 to 100% in Kenya. Overall, 11 soil predictor variables, including pH and organic matter accounted for a small proportion of the variance in the elemental concentration of food. Tanzanian drinking water presented several opportunities for delivering greater than 10% of the estimated average requirement (EAR) for micronutrients. For example, 1 to 56% of the EAR for I and up to 10% for Se or 37% for Zn could be contributed via drinking water.

News Kenya Western: Survey shows most women in Nyanza, western own no land

Published on: Wednesday 09 October 2019
Survey shows most women in Nyanza, western own no land
News source: https://www.nation.co.ke/counties/kitui/Few-women-in-Nyanza-western-own-land/3444936-5304202-xtp787z/index.html

Women in western and Nyanza regions are the most discriminated in terms of land ownership if data compiled by the Kenya Land Alliance is anything to go by. A survey by the alliance ranks Kisumu and ...

News Kenya Western: Kenya: 13 die in grisly accident

Published on: Thursday 03 October 2019
Kenya: 13 die in grisly accident
News source: https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/kenya-13-die-in-grisly-accident/1602204

Police in Kenya have confirmed that 13 people died on Friday in western Kenya's Kisumu town in an accident involving a truck and a bus. "At least 13 bodies have been removed from the accident site," ...

News Kenya Western: Kenya takes next steps to replace children’s homes with family care

Published on: Thursday 26 September 2019
Kenya takes next steps to replace children’s homes with family care
News source: http://theconversation.com/kenya-takes-next-steps-to-replace-childrens-homes-with-family-care-123876

University of the Western Cape Kenya has taken significant steps to place family-based care at the centre of its child protection system. This is a break from the decades-old practice of privately ...

News Kenya Western: 12 dead in traffic accident in Kenya

Published on: Saturday 05 October 2019
12 dead in traffic accident in Kenya
News source: https://menafn.com/1099088436/12-dead-in-traffic-accident-in-Kenya

Police said on Friday that 12 adults and a child died and many others were wounded as a bus collided with a truck in Kisumu city in western Kenya on Thursday. Kisumu police commander, Benson Maweu ...

News Kenya Western: Kenya's finance minister arrested on corruption charges

Published on: Monday 22 July 2019
Kenya's finance minister arrested on corruption charges
News source: https://www.dw.com/en/kenyas-finance-minister-arrested-on-corruption-charges/a-49703145

Although hundreds of Kenyan officials face fraud charges, the detention of a sitting minister still came as a surprise. Henry Rotich is accused of graft in connection with a dam project being overseen by an Italian firm.

News Kenya Western: Kenya's finance minister arrested on graft charges

Published on: Monday 22 July 2019
Kenya's finance minister arrested on graft charges
News source: https://www.france24.com/en/20190722-kenyas-finance-minister-arrested-graft-charges

"We are looking for (the) others and they will all go to court." The two dams were to be built in western Kenya to provide much needed water and electricity to nearby residents. Haji said the ...

News Kenya Western: Kenya's finance minister arrested for fraud, corruption

Published on: Monday 22 July 2019
Kenya's finance minister arrested for fraud, corruption
News source: http://www.startribune.com/kenya-s-finance-minister-arrested-for-fraud-corruption/513030062/

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya's criminal investigation chief says the country's finance minister has been arrested on charges of fraud and corruption over the awarding of contracts to construct two dams in ...

News Kenya Western: Aids research underscores Kenya's potential

Published on: Sunday 21 July 2019
Aids research underscores Kenya's potential
News source: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001334783/aids-research-underscores-kenya-s-potential

Who is this Kenyan on the cusp of making history? Prof Edagwa was born 37 years ago in Western Kenya. He was a day scholar at Mbale High School and, not surprisingly, his father did not expect him to ...

News Kenya Western: Unite for Western to produce the next president, says Atwoli

Published on: Sunday 21 July 2019
Unite for Western to produce the next president, says Atwoli
News source: https://the-star.co.ke/counties/western/2019-07-22-unite-for-western-to-produce-the-next-president-says-atwoli/

Atwoli said voters from Western Kenya should vote as a bloc to help the region have a strong say in the next government. • Atwoli said corruption has crippled Kenya's economy since a few people ...

News Kenya Western: Kenya: Kakamega Comes to a Standstill as Kadenge Dribbles Home

Published on: Thursday 18 July 2019
Kenya: Kakamega Comes to a Standstill as Kadenge Dribbles Home
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201907190150.html

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) officials drawn from Western Kenya region termed Kadenge as a football wizard who will be missed by players and soccer fans. Accompanying them was FIFA referee ...

News Kenya Western: Step up bid to save rare bongo antelope

Published on: Friday 19 July 2019
Step up bid to save rare bongo antelope
News source: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001334537/step-up-bid-to-save-rare-bongo-antelope

six around Mount Kenya Forest, six in Eburu, six to nine in South Western Mau and approximately 25 in the Maasai Mau area. The benefits of conserving the bongo, and by extension its habitat, therefore ...

News Kenya Western: Kisumu, Kenya

Published on: Wednesday 03 July 2019
Kisumu, Kenya
News source: https://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/news/v.php?id=66371

Situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, the port city of Kisumu in western Kenya faces many of the challenges confronting developing urban centres in Africa. Kisumu is Kenya’s third largest city. Its ...

News Kenya Western: China-Kenya ties: FOCAC’s game changer in save for graft

Published on: Sunday 07 July 2019
China-Kenya ties: FOCAC’s game changer in save for graft
News source: https://the-star.co.ke/opinion/star-blogs/2019-07-07-china-kenya-ties-focacs-game-changer-in-save-for-graft/

provides Kenya and other African countries with a greater opportunity to usher in a new era of economic and trade relations between China and Africa on the one hand and Africa and the Western ...

News Kenya Western: Attacks on boda boda riders on the rise in western Kenya

Published on: Sunday 26 May 2019
Attacks on boda boda riders on the rise in western Kenya
News source: https://www.nation.co.ke/counties/nairobi/Boda-boda-riders-decry-rising-attacks/1954174-5132946-c8tjjx/index.html

Mr Kevin Mubadi said cases of attacks on riders and theft of motorcycles by criminals are rampant in Western Kenya. After stealing, the criminals dismantle the motorcycles and sell them as spare parts ...

News Kenya Western: Kenya: MPs Say Western Kenya Hasn't Gained From Handshake

Published on: Friday 31 May 2019
Kenya: MPs Say Western Kenya Hasn't Gained From Handshake
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201905310647.html

A section of leaders from Western region have said that the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition chief Raila Odinga has not helped the Luhya community. Led by Kakamega Senator ...

News Kenya Western: E-sport booming in Kenya

Published on: Thursday 06 June 2019
E-sport booming in Kenya
News source: https://www.africanews.com/2019/06/06/e-sport-booming-in-kenya/

Valued at more than $135 billion, Kenya’s growing gaming industry is attracting more ... It is in the Fatick region of western Senegal that the Salt Queen, as she is known, opened her company, which ...

News Kenya Western: Kenya-Somalia Row Intensifies as ICJ Court Verdict Draws Nearer

Published on: Thursday 06 June 2019
Kenya-Somalia Row Intensifies as ICJ Court Verdict Draws Nearer
News source: https://menafn.com/1098616453/KenyaSomalia-Row-Intensifies-as-ICJ-Court-Verdict-Draws-Nearer

Awad laughed off reports that Kenya was aligning itself with Somalia's regional administrations, particularly with the northern-western Somaliland region.'It is the Somali government that gave ...