#BTColumn – connecting Kenya and Barbados

#BTColumn – connecting Kenya and Barbados

What is a debt consolidation loan ? And how do they work? Debt consolidation loans usually offer a lower rate of interest than credit cards. Therefore, the new loan could come with lower monthly payments than the current credit card.It means that you could reduce your debt quicker through loans …

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Kenyans mull first female vice president as results awaited

Former justice minister Karua is aiming for the post of vice president Country often sees violent attacks on female contestants Karua says the priority will be rooting out corruption MOMBASA, Kenya, August 9 (Reuters) – As Kenyans await the outcome of Tuesday’s election, they are wondering if Martha Karua could …

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Kenya watches US companies dumping China in Biden deal

Business Kenya watches US companies dumping China in Biden deal Tuesday, 08/09/2022 Betty Maina, Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization and Trade. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NMG Kenya is vying to become the manufacturing hub for American companies looking to shift out of China or diversify in new trade talks Washington …

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Profiles of 9 top IEBC officials running Tuesday’s elections

As Kenyans flock to various polling stations to cast their ballots on Tuesday, August 9, senior officials from the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) will assume oversight and administrative responsibilities. Aside from the role played by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati, the other eight play critical roles in the election’s …

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Former opposition leader Raila Odinga maintains his narrow lead on the eve of Kenya’s elections

Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga waves to supporters as he arrives for his final campaign rally at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya August 6.Brian Inganga / The Associated Press After a four-decade political saga that has spanned eight years in prison and four failed presidential attempts, 77-year-old Raila Odinga finally …

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Explained: Why the Kenyan presidential election matters

Kenyans will elect a successor to President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday after a decade in power. The race is tight and could go into a runoff for the first time. One of the frontrunners is Raila Odinga, an opposition leader in his fifth presidential bid who is backed by his …

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Watamu Tree House: An original masterpiece

Watamu tree house. Bursting with stunning aesthetics, Watamu in Kilifi County is known for its spectacular coastline, crystal clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, pristine beaches, exciting water adventures and marine diversity. When I met Paul Krystall, the owner of Watamu Tree House, he was warm, charming, hospitable – and barefoot. …

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Kenyan police are under pressure to break the post-election cycle of chaos

By MARY WAMBUI By FRED OLUOCH Human rights watchdogs and the international community are monitoring the behavior of Kenya‘s police force and arguing that their actions during this election season are critical to causing or averting violence. This year’s elections have been described as critical, and international actors are watching …

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The ‘deep state’ conspiracy theory tainting Kenya’s elections news

Nairobi, Kenya – It’s election season in Kenya and even beyond the 22.1 million registered voters who went to the polls on August 9, the campaign’s biggest buzzword was ‘deep state’. In recent years the phrase has emerged to convey the notion of a powerful shadowy cabal that is not …

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Kenya inaugurates new shipyard and new ferry for Lake Victoria

Courtesy of the PSCU Published August 5, 2022 18:46 by The Maritime Executive Kenya‘s ambitions to become a regional shipbuilding and repair center have received a major boost after the flotation of the first ship to be assembled locally in almost 70 years. President Uhuru Kenyatta, who has …

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Reinventing tourism amidst dwindling revenues

If Nigeria intends to regain the lost terrain caused by the fallout from the global drop in oil prices, this is the time to pay attention to tourism. ELEOJO IDACHABA collects the opinions of industry experts. Nigeria, like other countries in the world whose economies are largely fueled by petroleum, …

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Reject liars and choose honest leaders, Uhuru tells Mombasa

President Uhuru Kenyatta waves to the public after touring the Nzoia Sugar Company. [Benjamin Sakwa, Standard] President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, August 4, 2022, implored Kenyans not to vote for his deputy William Ruto, saying his web of lies posed a threat to the country’s economic and democratic growth. Uhuru …

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Insights from the world: The Chinese-built modern railway in Kenya is praised for its green ethos

When construction of the 480km Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) began in 2014, Ali Mohamed was impressed by the Chinese contractor’s care to protect local habitats from damage. The 44-year-old resident of a quiet village overlooking a mangrove swamp on the north-western edge of Kenya‘s coastal city of Mombasa is …

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Despite surveys, hoteliers are seeing higher bed occupancy rates

Tourists on vacation at Voi Wildlife Lodge, August 26, 2014. [Gideon Maundu, Standard] Bed occupancy rates and use of conference facilities hit highs in June and July last seen before the pandemic, the Central Bank of Kenya‘s (CBK) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) hotel survey report shows. In many places, the …

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Uhuru is setting the stage for a US company’s $6 billion investment in Kisumu Solar Power Plant

Business Uhuru is setting the stage for a US company’s $6 billion investment in Kisumu Solar Power Plant Thursday, 08/04/2022 President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks in Kisumu on Tuesday. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NMG An American company will construct a 6.4 billion shillings solar power plant in Kisumu, President Uhuru …

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Africa sets targets ahead of UN climate summit

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) – African officials outlined their priorities for the upcoming UN climate summit, including a push to… MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) – African officials outlined their priorities for the upcoming UN climate summit, including a push to get rich, polluting nations to compensate poor countries for the environmental damage …

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In northern Kenya, drought may prevent some herders from voting

LENGUSAKA, Kenya, August 2 (Reuters) – In Kenya‘s northern Samburu County, a severe drought has forced herders to trek hundreds of kilometers in search of pasture and water, meaning some may be missing those scheduled for August 9 elections without voting. People are more focused on saving their animals and …

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Kenyan car buyers are switching to hybrid models in droves

Business Kenyan car buyers are switching to hybrid models in droves Tuesday, 08/02/2022 Imported cars at a shipyard in Changamwe, Mombasa in this photo taken on April 22, 2021. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NMG Kenyan car buyers are opting for hybrid models due to rising fuel prices and the …

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Bien talks about the value of marriage as he opens a new bar

Split The Sauti Sol singer gave his opinion in an interview. According to Bien Aime Sol, marriage is not about possessing another human being. During an interview at the opening of his new bar last week, the Sauti Sol frontman said marriage is “about …

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Why dangerous content is thriving on Kenyan social media

Comment on this story comment NAIROBI – The gunman approaches from behind and points a pistol to his victim’s head. He pulls the trigger and “plop,” a lifeless body sags forward. The shot switches to another execution and another. The video was posted on Facebook, among a large group of …

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Ruto promises economic boom during tour of Ukambani in Northeast

United Democratic Alliance flag-bearer William Ruto has claimed that there is a need to reshape the economy to improve the well-being of all Kenyans. Ruto said on Saturday while on the campaign trail in Garissa and Kitui counties that if elected to office he will ensure youth and small and …

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RFP – Green Hydrogen and Fertilizer Feasibility Study in Olkaria, Kenya

Olkaria II geothermal power plant (Source: UNU) KenGen has issued a call for proposals for the feasibility study to produce green hydrogen, ammonia and fertilizer at the Olkaria geothermal site in Kenya. KenGen has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a feasibility study on the production of green hydrogen, …

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Kenyan U20 athletes travel to Cali Colombia on Friday night ahead of the global title defense

After three weeks of rigorous training, Kenya‘s U20 World Cup squad travel to Cali, Colombia tonight ahead of the global spectacle scheduled from August 1-6. Kenya will field a strong contingent of 28 athletes, 14 men and an equal number of women, including two defending champions – Purity Chepkirui in …

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Kenya: Sonko in court to challenge IEBC decision to revoke Mombasa’s governor’s certificate

Nairobi — Embattled former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has now gone to court under a certificate of emergency to challenge the decision by the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) to disqualify him from the Mombasa gubernatorial election. The matter, which has since been referred to the judge, comes more …

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Call for Creation of Common African Digital Currency, Kenyan Activists Turn to Crypto Funding, Ghana on Precipice – Africa Bitcoin News

In Bitcoin.com News’ inaugural newsletter, featuring the biggest crypto and economic news from Africa, the head of an African regional central bank, Herve Ndoba, begs the bank’s board to launch a common digital currency. At the same time, the regional bank warned that the CAR’s bitcoin law was inconsistent with …

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Covid wiped away 2.5 million hours worked in Kenya – study

Business Covid wiped away 2.5 million hours worked in Kenya – study Friday 29 July 2022 Coronavirus COVID-19 infection 3D medical illustration. FILE PHOTO | NMG Kenya lost 2.5 million working hours in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to projections by the African Development Bank (AfDB). The bank’s …

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Woman who sued Sonko for child support says she was forced to smear name in exchange for money Capital News

Nairobi, Kenya, July 28 (Reuters) – A Kajiado woman who had sued former Nairobi Gov. Mike Sonko for child support has dropped the case against him, saying she was forced to smear his name for money. The woman had filed a lawsuit in court to force Sonko to pay a …

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BRI transformed Kenya’s infrastructure development – World

While traditional partners wrote Africa off as a “hopeless continent,” China chose to invest in developing Africa’s vast potential as a resource-rich frontier and future market. China became a committed friend and partner. China, now focused on building a community of shared future for mankind, launched the Belt and Road …

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Russia makes surprise donation of Ksh 118 million to Kenya

Russia has donated Ksh 118 million (US$1 million), which will be used to build the capacity of Kenya‘s healthcare sector to respond to the fallout from the pandemic. The donation came as a surprise as the country is in the midst of a war with its neighbor Ukraine, a move …

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Why Kenya keeps losing billions in underwater tourism

heritage Why Kenya keeps losing billions in underwater tourism Wednesday 27 July 2022 Tourists having fun at Bamburi Beach Hotel, Mombasa in this photo taken on November 20, 2021. FILEPHOTO | NMG Kenya lacks revenue from underwater tourists who want to delve into history and explore archaeological treasures. The looting …

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Of witchcraft and other rituals in the Kenyan state house

Tribalism aside, some people I’ve worked with went to unimaginable levels to protect their jobs and other favors. Working for the State House was lucrative. The allowances were fat, foreign travel so frequent, the influence so great that being transferred from that seat of power was devastating and humiliating. To …

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Kenya ranks at the top in the production of vaccines

Health Kenya ranks at the top in the production of vaccines Tuesday 26 July 2022 Local vaccine production can bring Kenya billions of shillings in additional investment, savings and revenue each year, according to the medical journal Lancet. In a recent, republished study, the journal ranked Kenya as a top …

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Kenyan CEO Mark Steve has been named the most influential youth leader by the Ruler of Dubai

SpotOn Vacations CEO Mark Steve was among the world leaders to be recognized by the Ruler of Dubai during the Pan African Youth Leadership Foundation Global Summit. At the event on Saturday, July 23, Steve was named the Most Influential Youth Leader of the Year for his leadership contribution to …

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Scores feared dead as Modern Coast Bus pulls into Notorious Blackspot

Several people have been killed after a Modern Coast bus crashed at a notorious danger spot along the Meru-Nairobi Highway. The carnage happened after the bus bound for Mombasa turned off the Nithi Bridge on Sunday July 24 after the driver lost control of the 57-seat PSV. It then rolled …

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3 Kenyan hotels among the best in Africa

Kenya has continued to assert its place in the world of global tourism after three hotels have been ranked among the best in recent years Travel + Leisure Magazine Awards. In their 2022 edition of the World’s Best Awards, Magazine ranked Giraffe Manor as the fourth best hotel on the …

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Azimio threatens to shut down debate if discourse isn’t anchored on transplant war Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 23 (Reuters) – A new storm is brewing ahead of Tuesday’s presidential debate over the issues that will shape discourse between Deputy President William Ruto and his main rival Raila Odinga. While Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance asked for special slots to be allocated for key issues such …

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Henrietta Mwangola: Blazing the Lodge Trail

By KARI MUTU Henrietta Mwangola is Managing Director of Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge in Tsavo National Park, the first game lodge in Kenya. Many safari lodges in Kenya are run by men, so it is unusual to come across a woman who has held the role for over a decade. …

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Top amateur save for Coast Open

Kelly Gachaga from Muthaiga in the past. [Maarufu Mohamed, Standard]. Kenya’s top amateur golfers will be flexing their muscles at this year’s Coast Open 2022 ‘Barry Cup’ Championship, which begins tomorrow at the par 71 Sea-Link Mombasa Golf Course. The two-day, 36-hole stroke event, which ends Sunday, is the 102nd …

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Interview with Kenya’s Vice President rigged to add false corruption admission

Copyright AFP 2017-2022. All rights reserved. A video clip has been circulating on social media of Kenya’s Vice President William Ruto allegedly admitting a career built on the proceeds of corruption during an interview with the BBC. However, the clip was edited to make it sound like Ruto admitted to …

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Cash from Kenyans in US plunges on American inflation

Business Cash from Kenyans in US plunges on American inflation Friday 22 July 2022 The Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, Patrick Njoroge. PHOTO | SALATON-NJAU | NMG Cash sent home by Kenyans living and working in the US fell for three straight months through June as inflation in …

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East African countries seek cross-border cooperation to combat wildlife trade

Kigali – For many years, East African countries were considered hotspots for the wildlife trade. Now conservation organizations have begun to mobilize all stakeholders to fight the illegal trade in animals – some to the brink of extinction. “Slight progress has been made in tackling the illegal trade in wildlife …

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Taoyuan City, Taiwan could become Long Beach’s first sister city in over a decade

Taoyuan City, Taiwan could join Long Beach’s list of sister cities – including Yokkaichi, Japan; Qingdao, China; Sochi, Russia; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and Mombasa, Kenya. On Tuesday, the Long Beach City Council approved Taoyuan City’s application to become a sister city. The council will vote on a formal resolution next …

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The strengthening of Kenya’s peace and security policy continues

The Kwale County Government of Kenya has launched its County Action Plan to localize Kenya’s National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security 2020 – 2024 (KNAPII). Kwale is the fourth district to develop a Local Action Plan acknowledging the crucial role of women in peace and social cohesion. At …

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UN calls on Kenya to tax crypto sector players and ban advertising

Business UN calls on Kenya to tax crypto sector players and ban advertising Wednesday 20 July 2022 The United Nations has asked Kenya and other developing countries to regulate and tax the cryptocurrency industry to limit the risk of meltdown in the crypto market and risks of financial instability. A …

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Raila reiterates his promise to give Kenya its final liberation

Raila Odinga, presidential candidate for Kenya‘s coalition party Azimio La Umoja One, says should he win the presidency next month he will ensure the country realizes all the attributes of the national anthem. During coalition campaign rallies in Naivasha and during a campaign tour of Nakuru County, Raila said his …

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Kenya: UN expert welcomes historic reparations ruling in favor of tribal peoples |

The historical Verdict follows a landmark judgment of the Court of Justice of 26 May 2017, which found that the Kenyan government had violated the Ogiek’s right to life, property, natural resources, development, religion and culture under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. “Important step” “This judgment and …

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ACA: Mobilizing Funds to Create a Modern African Economy

When the African Capital Alliance (ACA) was formed in 1997, it had continental goals but had to start somewhere. Its first foothold as a pioneering private equity firm trying to make its mark in raising investable funds was in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos. It was a most inopportune time, in …

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You cannot hold public office, your certificate will be revoked » Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 18 (Reuters) – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has revoked Mike Sonko’s candidacy for the gubernatorial race in Mombasa after the Supreme Court ruled his impeachment was upheld as governor of Nairobi. The decision to revoke his nomination certificate, issued just last week, was communicated …

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Swan Hellenic’s Andrea Zito on itinerary challenges

The CEO shared the information from onboard the new expedition ship SH Vega last week before her name day cruise from Helsinki to Copenhagen with media and trade. Itineraries 2023 for SH Vega, HH Minervaas well as SH Diana – currently under construction at Helsinki Shipyard – will go on …

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IEBC decides Sonko’s fate in Mombasa gubernatorial campaign next week Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 17 (Reuters) – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will decide whether or not to keep former Nairobi Gov. Mike Sonko’s authorization for the gubernatorial election in Mombasa until Tuesday, July 19. Commission Chair Wafula Chebukati told the press on Saturday that the final decision would …

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Missed Opportunities: Reflections on Amnesty Kenya’s Scorecard

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice President Willian Ruto presenting the 2017 Jubilee Party manifesto. [File, Standard] According to Amnesty Kenya‘s Human Rights Scorecard 2022, the Jubilee Administration scored an unimpressive 46 percent. Human rights are at the heart of human dignity. The low score indicates a weak focus on citizen …

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The grand standard? The dozen countries in the danger zone

Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Russia, Suriname and Zambia are already in default, Belarus is on the brink and at least a dozen more are in danger as rising borrowing costs, inflation and debt stoke fears of economic collapse. Adding up the costs is a feast for the eyes. Using bond spreads …

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Female leaders who are redefining what power looks like

“If the face of power remains the same, so does suffering. Also, policies that restrict women and girls end up harming everyone. A world that limits the power and influence of women also robs itself of their talents and contributions. Her family, her community and her country feel that absence …

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JDDB Attempts to Allay Trelawny Farmers’ Concerns About Mombasa Grass | news

WESTERN OFFICE: The Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) is on track to encourage ranchers to grow a special species of grass to improve Jamaica’s food security, but a few farmers in Trelawny aren’t very encouraged as they haven’t been able to reap the benefits to harvest this product, to which …

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Kenya: The African Development Bank approves a €63 million loan to boost grain and oilseed production

The Board of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved a €63 million loan to Kenya to increase grain and oilseed production by over 1.5 million tonnes over the next two years. The increase in production will help strengthen national food security and economic resilience. The loan is part …

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The Office of the US Trade Representative announced Thursday that the US and Kenya will begin developing closer ties under an agreement that would address non-tariff barriers to trade. | 2022-07-14

The US Trade Representative’s office announced Thursday that the US and Kenya will begin to forge closer ties under an agreement that would improve farm trade by addressing non-tariff barriers. The Biden administration continues to defy criticism that it does not negotiate traditional tariff-reducing market access deals in pacts like …

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How to transform travel and tourism with mobile commerce

columnists How to transform travel and tourism with mobile commerce Thursday 14 July 2022 Tourists photograph a lion in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. FILE PHOTO | NMG The travel and tourism industry is steadily recovering, albeit with a degree of concern as we approach next month’s general election. The …

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Victory for Sonko as Supreme Court rules entry into Mombasa governor’s race Capital News

MOMBASA, Kenya, July 13 (Reuters) – Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been acquitted by the Supreme Court after months of protracted court battles following the independent elections and borders for Mombasa’s governor’s seat Commission (IEBC) banned him from candidacy. The three-judge bench in Mombasa also directed the electoral commission …

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The government issues a quality mark for horticulture to ensure food safety

Fresh produce consumers benefit from high-quality food thanks to local value chains that meet government-sponsored and other global standards. Local food companies are also pushing out of the expanded market as consumers continue to increase due to the growth of the middle class and the country’s rapid urbanization. In July …

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DSA is urging Kenyan policymakers to allocate all 6GHz bandwidth for Wi-Fi use

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has welcomed the Kenyan government‘s decision to designate the lower 6 GHz radio spectrum (5925 – 6425 MHz) for license-free Wi-Fi use. This is in line with the African Telecommunications Union recommendation of July 2021. DSA is a global organization dedicated to promoting innovation in …

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President Kenyatta, ministers name 150 state job days to surveys

Business President Kenyatta, ministers name 150 state job days to surveys Tuesday 12 July 2022 President Uhuru Kenyatta. FILE PHOTO | NMG President Uhuru Kenyatta’s heads of cabinet have increased the pace of appointments to parastatal bodies and other state-owned agencies, which has been linked to the government’s term expiry …

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Somalia Livestock Price Bulletin, June 2022 – Somalia

Attachments The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries at risk of food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, Price Bulletin provides a series of charts showing monthly current year prices in selected urban centers, allowing users to compare current …

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Africa Demonstrates Commitment to Protect and Sustainable Development of Marine Resources at UN Oceanic Conference – OpEd – Eurasia Review

The United Nations Ocean Conference (UNOC), co-organized by Portugal and Kenya from 27 June to 1 July 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal, was a landmark ocean event to bring together decision-makers, innovators, private sector actors and stakeholders to implement SDG Goal 14 and Aspiration 1.6 of Africa’s Agenda 2063, both of …

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Bongo Zozo: A Global Swahili Billboard

By Shimbo Pastory, CSSp. From Galston, Kilmarnock, Scotland, our international correspondent Shimbo Pastory spoke to Bongo Zozo, who is based in Southampton, England, in the south, about his journey with the Swahili language as the world celebrated World Kiswahili Language Day. Bongo Zozo stands out for mentioning a possible enduring …

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In Kenya, Mexico, nuns are discovering the need to coordinate resources for elderly care

WASHINGTON, DC – Congregations of women religious around the world can feel overwhelmed with the care older sisters need, but often resources that are taken for granted in developed countries are not even available in other countries. For example, while churches around the world provide their older sisters with access …

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The national government creates six new subdistricts in the coastal region

The national government has created six new subdistricts in the coastal region as part of efforts to bring services closer to the people. Coast Regional Commissioner (RC), John Elungata, announced that Kwale, Kilifi and Tana River counties have each received two new administrative units for improved community services. Elungata identified …

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This week: Wave raises 90 million euros

Plus, hackers want ShopRite to pay for their customers’ data. Editor’s Notes Week 27, 2022 Reading time: 5 minutes Nigeria introduced eNaira last year; Ghana’s eCedi just entered the pilot phase this week. No funny joke here – I’m just giving you the news. 👍🏿 Enjoy the long weekend Kelechi …

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FTAN laments Lai Mohammed’s neglect of tourism

… asks Buhari Tourism is recognized worldwide as the largest employer of labor and the engine of human society and economic development due to its multiplier effect. With this in mind, many nations of the world pay close attention to its development by initiating key policies and measurable implementation strategies …

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Tuna supplies for Kenya’s local fishing community are running out

VANGA, Kenya (AP) – “Tuna isn’t for everyone,” lamented 65-year-old Chapoka Miongo, a handline fisherman on Kenya‘s south coast, from his dugout canoe. He is one of many artisanal fishermen in Shimoni, a bustling coastal town 82 kilometers (51 miles) south of Mombasa dotted with dhows, dugouts, outrigger canoes and …

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Sh9million solar powered electric fence launched in Lorien – Kenya News Agency

For years, farmers from Lorien in Rumuruti District, Laikipia County have braved cold nights to ensure their crops are not destroyed by elephants that roam freely in the area. Farmers also used all sorts of crude methods to drive away the wild animals, including lighting fires to frighten them if …

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DG NITDA Bag Leadership Commendation Award in London – TechEconomy.ng

In recognition of his thoughtful leadership and his unprecedented achievements in implementing the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) for a digital Nigeria; Kashifu Inuwa, Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has been awarded the African Leadership Organization’s prestigious Special African Leadership Commendation Award. The …

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New property fences are still popping up in the Greater Mara

The following section assesses our main findings regarding the growth of fenced areas over time relative to 1) protection types, 2) administrative boundaries, and 3) other fences. Fencing in relation to land governance A general growth of fenced areas can be observed throughout the Greater Mara in the 00’s but …

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How Azimio uses WhatsApp audios to defeat Ruto

Nearly 30 days before the August 9 election, Azimio La Umoja and the Kenya Kwanza alliance are devising last-minute tactics to outdo each other in both the campaign and elections. Azimio, under former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, launched a counteroffensive aimed at discrediting Deputy President William Ruto of the Kenya-Kwanza …

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Activists in Kenya continue fighting for abortion rights after Roe ended

Placeholder when loading item promotions NAIROBI – Fauziah attended a dinner party at her friend Aisha’s house in Mathare, an informal settlement in Nairobi, in 2016. Around 11 p.m., Aisha began to complain of abdominal pain and put on a sanitary napkin. Within minutes, blood had seeped through her clothing. …

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CBK wants to spy on lenders who disregard consumer rights

Business CBK wants to spy on lenders who disregard consumer rights Tuesday 05 July 2022 Central Bank of Kenya. FILE PHOTO | NMG The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) is seeking a consultant to spy on commercial banks and microfinance lenders to uncover consumer violations such as hidden fees, false …

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PAWA honors Presidents Akufo-Addo, Buhari and others

Akufo Addo The Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) has honored President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his contributions and support to the Association’s development. It also honored Nigerian President Muhammed Buhari and Vice Professor Yemi Osinbajo for their support of the association. The awards, recognizing Ghana’s support for PAWA since …

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Java will open five new stores by October as the rivalry grows

companies Java will open five new stores by October as the rivalry grows Monday 04 July 2022 A branch of Java House in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG Restaurant chain Java House plans to open five more locations in Kenya by October as it expands in a market that is …

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Kenya: Airtel Kenya appoints Ashish Malhotra as its new Managing Director

Airtel Networks Kenya Limited Board of Directors has appointed Ashish Malhotra as Managing Director to oversee the company’s next phase of growth. Previously, he was Group Head of Sales and Marketing at Airtel Africa, leading the function across 14 countries where Airtel operates. In this role, he was instrumental in …

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OPINION: Unfair practices crowding out gambling companies in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 3 – Gaming companies contribute more than Shillings 20 billion annually to state and local government budgets in the name of fiscal and parafiscal levies. They have always supported the state, best demonstrated during the coronavirus pandemic as they strengthened the community with ongoing health donations. The …

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A mangrove conservation project has improved life and possibly the air in this Kenyan village

The village of Gazi Bay on Kenya’s coast, just 55 kilometers south of bustling Mombasa and off the country’s beaten tourist path, has emerged in recent years as a model for the restoration and care of carbon-absorbing mangrove trees. The Mikoko Pamoja project has preserved 100 hectares of mangroves.(AP: Brian …

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Uganda, DR Congo are considering rail and water transportation to facilitate business

The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) is pushing for Uganda Airlines to allow direct flights to key cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to facilitate trade and the movement of goods. said PSFU Board Director Sarah Kagingo SoftPower News that one of the pending issues is Uganda …

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By protecting the mangroves, Kenya’s coastal communities are sowing seeds for sustainable ‘blue growth’ |

Mangroves are tropical marine forests with great potential. They protect coasts from erosion and storm surges; and provide food and shelter for a variety of wildlife, as well as rearing habitats for commercially important fish and shellfish. They’re also fighting climate change: The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) estimates that …

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Bangi-ology: Gwada Ogot explains the Roots Party’s marijuana pledge

Researcher Gwada Ogot. [Wire Apondi, Standard] Researcher and political scientist Gwada Ogot has led Roots Party delegates to explain to the nation why Prof George Wajackoyah’s marijuana campaign is the best choice for Kenya’s struggling economy as the country prepares for August 9 elections . Speaking at KICC today ahead …

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Kenya Safari Packages From India – How To Plan The Best Trip

From visa application to vaccinations, when to travel, places to visit and for how long, here is a perfect guide on how to plan the best Kenya safari packages from India. Kenya is one of the few countries in Africa that boasts all sorts of tourist attractions. From wildlife-rich savannas …

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Supreme Court opens sub-registries in Mombasa and Kisumu » Capital News

NAIROBI KENYA June 29 — Trial parties in Mombasa and Kisumu wanting to appeal to the Supreme Court will not need to travel to Nairobi after the court’s subsidiary offices have become operational. In a statement, Chief Justice Martha Koome said the sub-registries are part of the judiciary’s promise to …

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Kenya: Research Terms of Reference – Joint Market Monitoring Initiative RCID KEN 2207 (June 2022, V1) – Kenya

Attachments 2. Justification In Kenya, about 80% of lands are classified as Arid and Semi-Arid (ASAL) due to relatively low annual rainfall. These cover 23 districts, 9 of which are classified as arid with annual rainfall between 150 mm and 550 mm and 14 as semi-arid with annual rainfall between …

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Rigathi Gachagua blames Uhuru Kenyatta and Fred Matiangi for the growing insecurity

During a Kenyan Kwanza Economic Forum in Laikipia County, Gachagua pointed the finger at President Uhuru Kenyatta and Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i, claiming they were not properly performing their duties. Citing Laikipia’s previous publicity of insecurity, Gachagua expressed disappointment to the head of state and Matiang’i for not responding quickly …

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Djibouti joins the TWIX network to fight wildlife trade in the Horn of Africa

Neighboring countries around the world face obstacles to coordinating and sharing vital information in the fight against wildlife trafficking. This is where TWIX (Trade in Wildlife Information eXchange) comes in. It is an online tool that facilitates information sharing between countries and supports international collaboration between wildlife law enforcement and …

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African Member States Reaffirm Commitment to Protect Underwater Cultural Heritage – Education in India | Latest Education News | Global Education News

The urgency of protecting Africa’s underwater cultural heritage was underscored during an awareness event held on June 4, 2022 in the beautiful historic city of Mombasa, Kenya and at the idyllic site of Fort Jesus, a World Heritage Site. This event took place as part of the UNESCO project “Building …

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Kenya relies on drones to enforce building regulations

Officials in Kenya will use drones over construction sites across the country as part of a surveillance program to both ensure full compliance with building codes and crack down on contractors working without proper permits. Authorities in Kenya are taking action to halt a series of structural deficiencies across the …

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What significance does Africa have for the West, for the world? (8) – Businessamlive

The COMMONWEALTH CONFERENCE, also known as the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), came to Africa again last week, this time in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Since the founding of the Commonwealth in 1949, Africa has hosted more conferences than any other continent with Commonwealth countries. With the Kigali …

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Manifestos show candidates for the governor of Vihiga who back women and youth

Vihiga County Governor Dr. Wilber Ottichilo. [Benjamin Sakwa, Standard] The candidates running for the governorship of Vihiga County for the Aug. 9 election have narrowed their manifestos to youth empowerment and job creation. Governor Wilber Ottichilo, defending his seat on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party map, faces him with …

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South Sudan uses the port of Djibouti as an import route

Aerial view of Djibouti port. [Photo courtesy] JUBA – South Sudan plans to use the port of Djibouti as an import route for goods from international markets. Chamber of Commerce Deputy Chairman Lado Lukak Legge said plans were underway to divert trade from the Port of Mombasa to Djibouti. “We …

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Elections in Kenya: fear of unrest ahead of August election

Placeholder when loading item promotions WAJIR, Kenya –– A fleet of gleaming SUVs drove over the dusty town of Wajir in northeastern Kenya on a spring afternoon. Campaign workers with cell phones taped to their ears stepped out of the air-conditioned interior into the 100-degree heat. Former opposition leader Raila …

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The current pain is not only due to Ukraine, the Covid-19 pandemic

A shopper at a Samrat supermarket in Nyeri. [Kibata Kihu, Standard] The government has told anyone willing to listen that the current economic crisis stems from the war in Ukraine and the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic’s supply chain disruptions. Industrial fair. A significant part of the inflationary pressures …

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Giancarlo Davite in Kenya for Safari Rally 2022 | The new time

Renowned rally driver Giancarlo Davite is in Kenya representing Rwanda in the Rally Safari, which takes place in Mombasa from 23rd to 26th June. Rally Kenya is one of 13 races listed by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) on the World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar this year. According to Rwanda …

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Jaishankar meets with Kenyan cabinet to discuss war food security

Foreign Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar, who is visiting Kigali, met with Raychelle Omamo, Kenya‘s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, and held talks on the aftermath of the Ukraine war, including food, fuel and fertilizer security. Taking to social media, Jaishankar tweeted: “So nice to meet my …

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Kune Food closes almost a year after starting operations in Kenya – TechCrunch

Kune, a Kenya-based startup that started as an on-demand grocery delivery service before morphing into an online restaurant in recent months, has shut down today, affecting 90 employees, some of whom were just hired in the last month became . The startup was founded in December 2020 and conducted a …

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Uganda coffee a hit in foreign markets but shunned at home

BY GILBERT MWIJUKE On a sunny morning, Nasser Mutesasira hands out free packets of processed coffee to farmers who sell coffee beans to his company for processing. “I’m giving you this coffee so you can taste your own products,” says Mutesasira, who buys coffee beans from 991 farmers in the …

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KRC begins revitalizing 127 km of railroad track two decades after cessation of operations

Shipping & Logistics KRC begins revitalizing 127 km of railroad track two decades after cessation of operations Wednesday 22 June 2022 Workers participate in the rehabilitation of railway lines in Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu county, Feb. 9, 2021. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NMG The government has started rehabilitation of …

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Kenya: Ministry signs agreement to improve access to breast cancer treatment Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Kenya, with 6,000 cases diagnosed each year

The Ministry of Healththe National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) and Roche today signed Letters of Intent (MOU) making Herceptin, an innovative breast cancer treatment, available to all NHIF members with no cash match payment. This is the first national cancer drug access program in

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Developer is building Sh539m Kisumu Beach Apartments

counties Developer is building Sh539m Kisumu Beach Apartments Tuesday 21 June 2022 Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o. PHOTO | JAMES EKWAM | NMG A developer has increased stakes in residential and tourism offerings in Kisumu with Sh539 million in floating beachfront apartments on the shores of Lake Victoria. The iconic structure, …

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Former state officials arrested by the EACC for fraud

Split A number of senior former Land Department officials have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the fraudulent acquisition and transfer of publicly owned land. The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission announced Monday morning that former Lands Commissioner Wilson Gachanja, the former Senior Lands …

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Kenya to review details of global minimum tax

editorial Kenya to review details of global minimum tax Monday 20 June 2022 Kenya is right to demand more clarity on revenue sharing before committing to a global deal on minimum taxation for multinationals. Companies operating in multiple jurisdictions have taken advantage of differences in tax rates, locating their headquarters …

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Hoteliers asked to identify skill gaps to accelerate recovery efforts » Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 19 – The government has called on the Hotel Owners and Caterers Association of Kenya (KHAC) to task the National Industry Training Authority (NITA) with developing a robust action plan to help the sector recover. At a symposium convened by KHAC, Jackson Kalla, Chief Administrative Secretary for …

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Go Here, Not There: Low-crowd alternatives to top outdoor getaways

“],”renderIntial”:true,”wordCount”:350}”> For city travelers second city tourism means skipping a country’s most famous city to enjoy a destination that’s still impressive but less well-trodden. Think: Chicago instead of New York City or Manchester, England instead of London. This concept can easily be applied to outdoor getaways as well. Just trade …

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Jambojet joins the Adopt a Forest Campaign to promote forest cover

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 17 (Reuters) – Jambojet Limited and Kenya Forest Service (KFS) have partnered to plant 1000 trees on one hectare of land in the Ngong Hills Forest to meet the government set target of 10 percent forest cover by the end of this year year to achieve. The …

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Tanzanian grain stuck at Kenya border due to new import regulations

By GERALD ANDAE Tanzania has imposed a new requirement on grain traders to obtain an export license before shipping corn out of the country, in a policy move that has locked grain supplies already bought from Kenyan millers at the border. Kenyan millers say the new requirement could shut down …

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Celebrating Kenyan Nightlife – Business Daily

company We celebrate the robustness of Kenyan nightlife Friday 17 June 2022 Dj Xclusive (left) and Meera Kaira pose for a photo during the Save the Night event hosted by Jägermeister on June 09, 2022 at the Noir Gallery. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU | NMG Kenyan artists, bartenders and creatives …

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Despite the enormous potential, East Africa’s tourism resources remain untapped

By Janeth Mushi arusha The vast natural resources in the East African Community (EAC) bloc have not yet been fully developed for tourism. Visitors to the recently held tourism exhibition said that the world-renowned attractions that the region is endowed with do not match the number of visitors. Richard Gafabusa, …

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