Fresh details emerge on clinic linked to Caroline Mwatha's death
Wednesday February 13 2019
By WANJOHI GITHAE and ELIZABETH MERAB
A clinic said to have facilitated a botched abortion on human rights activist Caroline Mwatha in Dandora, Nairobi is not registered, Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) has revealed.
KMPDB chief executive Daniel Yumbya said government officials will visit the clinic for inspection on Wednesday.
Online campaign compels government to lift abortion ban in Marie Stopes clinics
December 20, 2018
The ban on abortions in Marie Stopes clinics has been lifted just hours after Kenyans online pleaded with the Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki.
Using the hashtag #DearCSSicilyKariuki, Kenyans on Twitter urged the minister to give a chance to professionally procured abortions and prevent deaths that may occur during backstreet abortions.
Campaigners in Kenya challenge Marie Stopes abortion ban in court
30 November 2018
By Nita Bhalla, Thomson Reuters Foundation
NAIROBI - A human rights group on Friday challenged the Kenyan government in court over banning international charity Marie Stopes from providing abortion services, saying the move would drive thousands of women and girls to backstreet clinics.
Kenyan authorities directed Marie Stopes to suspend offering abortions and post-abortion care on Nov. 14, after complaints its media campaign was promoting the termination of unwanted pregnancies - a charge the charity denies.
Harsh realities behind the moral debate on abortion
Nov. 22, 2018
By KAGWENI MICHENI
In a dark, nondescript room, the walls caked in spots and smears whose origins she would rather not think about, a young girl sits wringing her hands, waiting for the woman she had been told could help her. She takes one deep breath after another, telling herself it will be okay, there is no other option, she has to be there.
Eventually the door slowly starts to open, bathing the room in light that does nothing other than illuminate the dilapidated hospital bed in the corner.
“You, lie over there!”
Atheists fault medical practitioners for abortion ban
November 21, 2018
The group is now calling on the board to consider ensuring that abortion drugs are administered to pregnant girls by unlicensed medical practitioners.
Atheists in Kenya (AIK) have faulted the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) for banning abortions at Marie Stopes.
The group has further termed the ban on abortion as misguided and regrettable, insisting that abortion is common in the country.
Board orders Marie Stopes to stop offering abortion services
Sunday November 18 2018
By ANGELA OKETCH and SONI KANAKE
The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) has ordered reproductive services provider Marie Stopes to stop offering any form of abortion services.
In what signals an end to the organisation’s positioning as the go-to facility for women with unwanted pregnancies, Marie Stopes has further been ordered to pull down advertisements that are deemed to be against the rules of medical advertising from its website and other mediums.
Marie Stopes ordered to stop offering abortion services
By Graham Kajilwa
Published Sun, November 18th 2018
Marie Stopes, a renown reproductive health clinic, has been ordered to stop offering abortion services of any kind.
The government through the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) has also directed the clinic to submit weekly returns to the board over the next 60 days.
Why Marie Stopes has been asked to stop abortion services
By Grace Gichuhi and Dorcus Osongo
Published Sat, November 17th 2018
Marie Stopes Kenya has been ordered to stop offering abortion services in all their facilities, a move that could see them run out of business.
The order by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) comes after a public outcry against the clinics' advertisements that have been deemed to promote abortion.
Unsafe abortions: Unscrupulous doctors' goldmine
By Jeckonia Otieno
Published Fri, September 28th 2018
The country is still grappling with the death of seven month pregnant Sharon Atieno who was gruesomely killed in what has come to be one of the tragic love stories of our time. Atieno, who is said to have been hobnobbing with Migori Governor Okoth Obado is said to have been urged to terminate the pregnancy but refused.
It is reported that her mother against getting an abortion because it could lead to serious health consequences including death.