Monthly Archives: November 2021

Why Coast’s fishing industry goes untapped

Fisherman Khamis Kubo prepares his catch in the old fish market in the old town of Mombasa. [Omondi Onyango, Standard] Despite the enormous potential, the coastal fishing industry has not yet reached its full potential. Research by the Kenya Marine Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) on fish stocks in designated coastal …

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Victory for Miguna as the government allows his trip to Kenya

The confrontation between exiled lawyer Miguna Miguna and the government is far from over after the state threw him back to the Kenyan embassies in Ottawa, Canada and Berlin, Germany. In a letter signed by Attorney General Kennedy Ogeto, the government asked the Kenyan High Commissioners in Ottawa and Berlin …

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Air Tanzania resumes flights from Nairobi to Dar after more than 20 years

BY ANTHONY KITIMO Tanzania’s national airline has resumed operations between Dar es Salaam and Kenya‘s capital Nairobi after not flying to the neighboring country for two decades. Air Tanzania landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Friday and resumed daily flights between the two East African countries. The arrival …

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PIC summons former KPA-MD Gichiri about SGR agreements

The former managing director of the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), Gichiri Ndua, was introduced to Public Investments C. loadedCommittee to shed more light on the project contracts between the standard gauge railway (SGR) and the KPA. Committee chairman Abdullswamad Nassir said he had also summoned former general manager for Board …

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Nancy Wamaitha from Nairobi, Kenya, receives the iChange Nations ™ Global Messenger of Hope Award

HE Kivutha Kibwana, Governor of Makueni County and Nancy Wamaitha Mariam Ali, Nicholus Magak, Nancy Wamaitha, Ali Babu, Immaculate Njoki and Dr. Njeri Mwangi Dr. Juma Nashon, Donald Toldson, Nancy Wamaitha and ICN Special Envoy Dr. Ruben West Bishop Daniel Kwesi, Winnie Joy, Nancy Wamaitha, and Otis Tobah ICN Prize …

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The blueprint for 2030 moves forward with headwinds

Construction of the Dongo Kundu bypass bridge, Mombasa. [Robert Menza, Standard] The government is optimistic that Vision 2030 will be achieved within the set timeframe, despite major challenges that have hindered its implementation. The key to the vision was an annual economic growth rate of 10 percent, which, given drawbacks …

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UAE National Day Holidays: Get Up To 80% Off On The Sharjah Mega Sale

Sharjah: If you haven’t made plans for the UAE National Day holiday, here is something for you. For the third time this year, there is a mega-sale in the Sharjah Expo Center with a discount of up to 80 percent, with the best offers from the areas of fashion, electronics, …

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Some take boards with them from unfamiliar shores, many others return | Kolkata News

Calcutta: A handful of ICSE students will take their Class X board exams from Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, starting Monday. They are Armenian youth studying at the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy, a 137-year-old school for the community on Free School Street affiliated with CISCE. These students had returned …

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From tender documents in containers to the digital procurement market

This is part 3 of a 3-part series. “Some companies still keep their procurement documents in containers,” says Marvin Tumbo, former digital director of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and founder of Scale, a procurement management system in Kenya. “One company told us that the documents for a single tender were …

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Electricity demand in Kenya reaches new record high

Electricity demand in Kenya hit a new record this week, rising to a high of 2,036 MW, the highest value ever recorded in history, marking a significant surge in demand since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in March 2020. At the same time, the country recorded a new peak in …

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From January, the parking fees are to be increased by 300 percent

business From January, the parking fees are to be increased by 300 percent Friday, November 26th, 2021 Tourism and Wildlife Minister Najib Balala (center), Wildlife Principal Secretary Prof. Fred Segor (left) and the Director General of the Kenya Wildlife Service, Brig. Gen. (Rtd.) John Waweru in Nairobi National Park during …

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Company wins contract for Bubisa wind power project in northern Kenya

C.The construction of a 300 MW Bubisa wind power project in Marsabit is now continuing thanks to a court ruling, announced the company Gitson Energy, which is behind the project. CEO James Gitau said the 300 MW project, which the government sees as its clean and renewable energy goal and …

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Kenya’s trade deficit climbs 38 percent to Sh988 billion

business Kenya’s trade deficit climbs 38 percent to Sh988 billion Thursday, November 25, 2021 Central Bank of Kenya. FILE PHOTO | NMG BY CONSTANT MUNDAMore from this author summary KNBS shows that the gap between goods imports and exports increased from Sh713.37 billion in the same period a year ago …

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Raila advocates the establishment of a National Climate Council »Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya November 24th – Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has proposed the creation of a National Climate Council (NCC) to lead climate policy at the national level. Odinga noted that the Council will play a central role in addressing the country’s climate-related challenges. “Climate change is bigger than the …

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Uhuru’s latest CAS features a life changing initiative

Nadia Ahmed Abdalla, Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth, is one of the most distinguished appointments from the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Instead of making money from the proceeds of her high-paying government job, Nadia has chosen an initiative that has a life-changing …

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KPC expects kerosene consumption to increase gradually after a 92 percent decrease

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) said it cut fuel consumption by 92% after the government imposed tough COVID-19 measures last year to curb the spread of the disease. According to KPC operations manager Martin Wanyama, the demand for kerosene at the Embakasi depot has fallen from a high of 2.5 …

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Kenya: Police manhunt after crooks vandalized SGR track and train stands

The police in Makueni County have started a manhunt for unknown people who have destroyed a section of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). Vandalism of the railway line in the village of Thange, discovered around 3 p.m. Monday, resulted in a Madaraka Express passenger train bound for Mombasa being stranded …

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Closing universities is bad economy

Columnists Closing universities is bad economy Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Main entrance to the University of Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG BY TONY WATIMAMore from this author summary Much of the losses are attributed to operational problems such as the opening of many outdoor campuses and construction projects, as well …

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Miraa farmers are demanding a harmonized tax that is levied by the counties

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary with a bundle of miraa. [Phares Mutembei, Standard] The farmers of Miraa are now calling for uniform taxation in all district governments. Agriculture Cabinet Minister Peter Munya said this could be achieved if the Miraa regulation goes into effect in 2021. Munya spoke on Saturday at a …

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Kenya Moore reveals who she thinks is the “ultimate real housewife”

Getty Kenya Moore visits Rolling Stone Live: Atlanta. Kenya Moore, star of Real Housewives of Atlanta, was asked who she thinks is the ultimate real housewife. Kenya and other well-known Real Housewives stars were asked by Vulture who they would choose as the ultimate housewife. Moore picked her friend Lisa …

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Stop paying lip service to MSMEs, better fund them to stimulate the economy

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) stand along Kigali Road in Nairobi. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard] Kenya may not industrialize unless we make drastic changes. Not only with regard to politics – which is wrong because it promotes the import of machines and tools. We also need to reconcile political pronouncements with …

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Archbishop Anyolo calls for coordinated efforts to defuse student unrest, »Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 20 – The newly installed Catholic Archbishop of Nairobi Philip Anyolo has raised concerns about the spate of school fires across the country. In his inaugural address on Saturday, the prelate urged coordinated efforts by key players to defuse student unrest. “Like everyone else, I am deeply …

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Jiji Kenya prepares to redefine e-commerce ahead of Black Friday event Kenya News

Jiji Kenya said it was ready to redefine the order of Black Friday with its unrivaled selling algorithm The company says the upcoming event will challenge the reliability of the online store experience A 2020 survey by RedPoint Global found that shoppers will explore a number of channels to find …

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Ruto urges Mt. Kenya to unite under UDA to reject tribal politics

Vice President William Ruto in the Kiritiri Market in Mberry South constituency, Embu County. [Muriithi Mugo, Standard] Vice President William Ruto has warned Kenyans not to be divided on tribal and political lines that benefit few people. On the second day of his Embu tour, the vice president urged residents …

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DPP welcomes the review and says it will not budge on independence

Prosecutor’s Director Noordin Hajji during an earlier interview with Spice Radio in the Standard Group’s offices, Mombasa Road, Nairobi. Prosecutor Noordin Haji welcomed measures to hold his office accountable for its decisions, but promised not to give in to his independence. When working with media through the Kenya Editors Guild …

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Blinken visits Kenya and warns of the regional consequences of the war in Ethiopia

Foreign Minister Antony Blinken visited Kenya on Wednesday, the first stop on a small trip to Africa. In meetings with President Uhuru Kenyatta and Kenyan Foreign Minister Raychelle Omamo, the secretary praised the efforts of the Kenyan government to broker a ceasefire between the Ethiopian government, led by Prime Minister …

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Kenya: Sexual Violence Against Minors Increases – Report

A new report has revealed the rise in sexual violence against minors in the country. The report on violence against children published by the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection shows that two out of five girls experience different types of violence. According to the report, women (16 percent) are …

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Camping facilities for spectators on the eve of the KCB Thika rally

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov. 17 – Following the Ministry of Health’s lifting of the ban on social gatherings, the organizers of the KCB Thika Rally are offering spectators camping on the Buffalo Hill stage in Kamuthi this weekend. The 31.13 km stage will be the center of attraction as it is …

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Kenya: Hassan Joho Kin Mohammed Amir gives ODM to Rutos Uda. away

Vice President William Ruto won a major political victory after a member of the powerful Joho family joined the United Democratic Alliance (UDA). Governor Hassan Ali Joho’s cousin, Mr Mohammed Amir, joined the UDA yesterday as he plans to fight for the Senate seat in Mombasa on the party’s ticket …

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Husband of killed Kenyan Olympian Tirop, who is charged with murder, pleads not guilty

ELDORET, Kenya, Nov. 16 (Reuters) – Ibrahim Rotich, husband of slain Kenyan Olympic runner Agnes Tirop, was charged with her murder and pleaded not guilty in a Kenyan court on Tuesday. Rotich, 41, was ordered to undergo a mental health test last week before making a plea. Tirop was found …

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USA and Kenya: Strategic Partners November 17th

I look forward to deepening our cooperation to promote economic prosperity, security, human rights and democracy in the region. – Secretary Antony J Blinken, March 2, 2021 Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will visit Kenya November 17-18, where he will meet President Uhuru Kenyatta and Cabinet Ambassador for Foreign …

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13 countries asked to ratify the trade agreement

BY JONATHAN KAMOGA Countries that have yet to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) have been asked to do so. In a virtual conversation with Ugandan government officials, AfCFTA Secretary General Wamkele Mene said that so far 41 of 54 signatories to the pact have ratified the agreement, …

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Four Kenyan policemen jailed for manslaughter of British aristocrats

Kenya‘s Supreme Court on Monday found four police officers guilty of the manslaughter of Alexander Monson, the son of a British aristocrat who was found dead in a police cell in the beach town of Diani in 2012. Judge Eric Ogola announced the verdicts in the coastal city of Mombasa …

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Assessing the Socio-Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Forcibly Displaced People – Thematic Letter # 1: The Case of Kenya – Kenya

Important findings  New microdata from a high-frequency telephone survey in Kenya shows that pandemic-related fear among refugee households is particularly high compared to the surrounding host community and increases over time.  The employment gap between refugees and nationals was large before the pandemic and remains large throughout the …

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How Jomo Kenyatta shaped Angola’s struggle for independence

Angolan Ambassador to Kenya Sianga Abilio during an interview at the embassy in Runda, Nairobi on November 9, 2021[Boniface Okendo, Standard] Kenya’s founding president Jomo Kenyatta has played an important role in giving Angola its independence from the Portuguese, Angola’s ambassador to Kenya Sianga Abilio announced. Mr. Abilio was referring …

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Wanted: DCI offers Sh10 million bounty to five suspected terrorists

Mug photos of the five suspected terrorists. [DCI] The police are offering a Sh10 million bounty for five suspected terrorists. They are; Salim Mohammed, Trevor Ndwiga, Muhammad Abubakar, Elgiva Bwire and Barigi Haila are wanted on terrorism charges and others for joining the Al-Shabaab militia group. The Criminal Police Directorate …

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In Bharti’s credit strategy, Airtel leaves Kenya dry

Mugo Kibati, CEO of Telkom Kenya, and Prasanta Das Sarma, CEO of Airtel Kenya, when they appeared before the Senate ICT Committee at County Hall in Nairobi on October 22, 2021 to discuss the progress of their merger. [Boniface Okendo, Standard] At the height of the heated debate over the …

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Akons Akoin partners with Baanx for debit card

Akoin (AKN), the digital asset platform and cryptocurrency developed by global artist Akon, launches this month and has partnered with Baanx to offer a debit card that allows users to preload and spend their crypto assets anywhere in the world. The Akoin Card will expand the reach of AKN and …

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Missionaries moved from Ethiopia to Kenya | Rexburg

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Conservation photographers celebrated – The Standard

Kaddu Sebunya, CEO of the African Wildlife Foundation, poses for a photo with the award winners from Kenya next to former First Lady of the United Republic of Tanzania, Madam Anna Mkapa, and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala Sixteen wildlife photographers were honored by the African Wildlife Foundation during the …

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Kenya: Transporter on trial over Cess in Mombasa County

The Kenya Transporters Association (KTA) will file lawsuits to prevent Mombasa County from levying taxes on roads built and maintained by the national government. KTA is concerned that, despite a Supreme Court ruling banning tax on non-provision of services, the government of Governor Hassan Joho is still levying taxes on …

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How the bank lost millions after the cashier passed out

Stanbic Bank branch on Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard] A customer goes to a bank in Nairobi to deposit 650,000 Shillings. A cashier mistakenly wagers it as Sh6.5 million before passing out. The money will later be withdrawn in Mombasa. The events sum up the bizarre lawsuits that …

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Half-time break introduced amid high school riots

business Half-time break introduced amid high school riots Wednesday, November 03, 2021 Education Director Julius Jwan at Jogoo House, Nairobi, on March 2nd, 2020. BY GERALD ANDAEMore from this author summary The Ministry of Education revised the school calendar for the second semester and allowed a four-day break in the …

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