Monthly Archives: August 2021

Working with the Kenyan government on development innovation is key to fighting poverty, says Nobel Laureate | Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics

Published by Madisson Heinl on 08/31/2021 On a recent visit, Prof. Michael Kremer (second from right) meets with Kenyan officials, including Dr. Sara Ruto (right), Kenya‘s Chief Administrative Secretary of Education, to discuss common priorities for a research-oriented education policy at Jogoo House in Nairobi. (Photo credit: Becker-Friedman-Institut) Economist Michael …

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Kenya’s travel industry is starting to recover

Kenya‘s travel industry has shown positive development for travelers this year. The country has seen a slight improvement in both outbound and inbound search demand, according to the Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA). Amadeus Search and Agency’s outlook shows growing demand for entries into Kenya from the US, which …

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Implement the gender principle, women tell the districts

The women leaders agreed to push for partnerships that promote equality. [File, Standard] Women’s groups want the national government and counties to commit to full implementation of gender-based violence (GBV) laws. Yesterday, 20 coastal women’s groups advocated district governments to set up gender-based violence restoration centers to assist the victims. …

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Kenya as a nation-state founded on cultural diversity »Capital News

The Kenyan Constitution of 2010 recognizes culture as the foundation of the nation and as the cumulative civilization of the Kenyan people and nation. Article 11 reaffirms the value of culture and heritage in the governance architecture. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines culture as “the common beliefs, social norms, and material …

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Peter Njoroges shooting skills bring him the IDPA Tier 1 victory in Mombasa, Ndung’u unbeaten: The standard sport

Sammy Onyango shoots to hit the target during the International Defense Pistol Association – Kenya Championship in Bamburi, Mombasa. He represents Internet contact point in competition. 11/29/2020.[Omondi Onyango,Standard] Senior Safety Officer Peter Njoroge’s perfect goals helped him emerge victorious from the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Tier 1 at the …

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Wildlife and tourism experts concerned

The increasing demand for lion parts in Southeast Asia has fueled poaching in Africa. The advance of animal owners into wildlife parks has so far led to conflicts between nomadic animal owners. This leads to the killing of lions through poisoning, shootings with spears and poisoned arrows. “High cases of …

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Kenya’s GM cassava plant is given the green light

A genetically modified (GM) cassava plant is one step closer to commercial release in Kenya, where it could help farmers overcome a plant-damaging viral disease. If approved, the Kenyan scientists who developed it will make the seeds available to smallholders free of charge. An important plant: Cassava, also called yuca, …

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Kenya: Modern Coast Resume Passenger Services

The modern coastal bus company will resume normal operations today after shutting down its passenger fleets due to unfavorable Covid-19 protocols issued by the government last year The transport company has announced that it will fully resume its passenger traffic as it wants to recover in the transport business. “We …

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Moses Kuria clarifies relationship with Ruto after PG Saga

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has straightened out his relationship with Vice President William Ruto after widespread speculation that the two were on the verge of splitting. In a speech at Kinamba Commercial Center in Laikipia County Ng’arua Division on Sunday August 8th, lawmakers downplayed its decision to skip a …

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Kenya postpones affordable housing project in Kisumu to September

The Kenyan government has postponed the construction of affordable housing in Kisumu County until September. District Director of Housing Fredericks Onyango has blamed the delays on delayed funding. The Kisumu District Government, in collaboration with the national government and other stakeholders, began developing 3,000 affordable housing units in the district …

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Kenya’s government does not allow Matatus to carry full capacity

Matatu’s bus depot in central Thika, Kenya (Photo by In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images) The Kenyan Ministry of Transport has announced the resumption of full capacity passengers in the Matatu sector from Monday August 9th. The Kenyan Ministry of Transport’s chief administrative secretary, Christopher Obure, announces the resumption of …

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Mount Kenya – World Atlas

The second highest mountain in Africa after Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya‘s highest peak, the Bation, rises to a height of 17,057 ft. The mountain, which is an extinct volcano, is located in central Kenya, 150 km northeast of the country’s capital , Nairobi. The snow-capped mountain is also surprisingly close …

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Kenya: Sh600m Mombasa footbridge, others largely unused

Millions of shillings spent building pedestrian bridges in Mombasa County may be wasted because they go unused. Local residents deliberately avoid using the four pedestrian bridges in Changamwe, Shimanzi, Buxton and Kongowea, which were built by the national government and the county. Instead, they risk their lives crossing busy roads. …

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Traffic delays in Mombasa experience traffic delays

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) has announced a planned traffic obstruction on a section of Mombasa Road. Through a notice shared on social media on Friday August 6th. According to KURA, the disruption will begin on Monday, August 9, at a date that has not yet been specified when …

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Kenya: Uhuru and Raila meet in the coalition plan

President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM chief Raila Odinga were due to hold talks on Wednesday evening shortly after the former prime minister was briefed on their proposed coalition by the head of state’s allies. Mr. Odinga met Anniversary Secretary General Raphael Tuju and Vice Chairman David Murathe to discuss the …

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Brookings Register | From Kenya to Brookings

BROOKINGS – Need a taxi to take you from Brookings to Sioux Falls Regional Airport? Dial 605-690-8173. You can reach Simon Nguru, owner, manager and operator of Brookings Taxi. This phone number will also connect you to the owner of the 254 Gift Shop at 224 Main Ave. in downtown …

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