Monthly Archives: May 2022

CJ Koome roots for rights-centric justice Capital News

NAKURU, Kenya, May 10 – Chief Justice Martha Koome, opening the 2nd National Conference on Criminal Justice Reform, urged stakeholders in the justice sector to promote rights-based access to justice. Koome reiterated the judiciary’s commitment to strengthening human rights in the criminal justice arena by expanding the doors of the …

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Kenya’s mobile money transactions to grow 63% in 2021 – report

According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, total mobile money transactions rose 16 percent to 2,165 million, while total transfers rose to 6.8 billion from 5.2 billion. Likewise, the number of money agents increased 44 percent from 3.231 billion to 4.666 billion, while subscriber-to-subscriber transfers increased 30 percent from …

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Government signs Memorandum of Understanding on diplomatic training with Hellenic Republic

The government has signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of diplomatic training with the Hellenic Republic. Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle A. Omamo said the framework developed by the MoU signifies Kenya‘s commitment to cooperate in training diplomatic personnel and sharing information and publications. “We agreed …

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Chief who used witchcraft to save people from smallpox

A field doctor vaccinating people against smallpox in what was then the Coast Province in 1967. [File, Standard] When all was grim and even conventional medicine could not ward off the onslaught of a deadly outbreak, a traditional chief devised a method to save his people from certain death. More …

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Kenya’s Misoi and Barsosio win the inaugural Nairobi City Marathon

Runners take part in the Nairobi City Marathon in Nairobi, Kenya, May 8, 2022. /Xinhua Runners take part in the Nairobi City Marathon in Nairobi, Kenya, May 8, 2022. /Xinhua Brimin Misoi and Agnes Barsosio won the inaugural Nairobi City Marathon here on Sunday, taking home $60,000 each. The richest …

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BC Documentaries Highlight Global Injustices in Salmanowitz Screening

After traveling the world—from Poland to Kenya to Hawaii—to produce social justice documentaries, the Boston College filmmakers screened their completed film projects at the 24th Annual BC Arts Festival. The students created the documentaries in collaboration with British Columbia’s Jacques Salmanowitz Civil Courage in Film Program, which provides financial grants …

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Kenya abounds with opportunities for local exporters

The Sunday Post trade focusAlan Majuru The ongoing engagement and re-engagement initiative driven by President Mnangagwa is bearing fruit. More and more countries are warming to bilateral trade and economic relations with Zimbabwe. Recently, the Second Republic has intensified its cooperation with other African countries to explore opportunities used by …

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KeNHA announces the closure of Uhuru Highway and Mombasa Road

Several roads in Nairobi will be closed on Sunday May 7th as Kenya hosts the Nairobi City Marathon. In a warning shared by the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), city residents have been informed that the Uhuru Highway and Mombasa Road will be affected by the closure. Other streets that …

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Kenya Power fixed line internet services are coming soon

Image courtesy of TechTrendsKE Electric utility Kenya Power aims to become one of Kenya’s largest internet service providers. The company plans to offer business customers Internet and electricity as a bundle. This will happen after conducting pilot tests with larger power users. Statistics show that as of December 2021, Kenya …

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Uhuru to Launch Expressway This Month – Business Daily

Business Uhuru will launch Expressway this month Friday 06 May 2022 Nairobi Expressway along Waiyaki Way, Westlands in this photo taken April 16, 2022. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG BY EDWIN MUTAIMore from this author summary Once taken off, motorists will have to pay tolls ranging from Sh100 to …

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The Dark Side of Tourism – Marketplace

where are you going this summer When the pandemic hits a “new phase” and more countries are reopening their borders, There is an opportunity to dust off travel plans. Maybe it’s finally time to rebook this trip. Before the pandemic, it was easier than ever to visit faraway places. Global …

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Nairobi is bursting at the seams, is it time to move capital?

An aerial view of the Nairobi skyline [Davdi Njaaga, Standard] Earlier this year, Indonesia announced Nusantara as its new capital after the country’s parliament approved a bill to relocate the capital from Jakarta. One of the reasons for the relocation of the capital, as several studies show, is that Jakarta …

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Website launched in Kenya to provide sexual and reproductive health information

Youth in Kenya can now access information about their sexual and reproductive health after the Ministry of Health set up a platform designed to provide them with information in a simple and credible way. The platform, called Lifeyangu.com, was launched today by Dr. George Rae, the incumbent CEC for Health, …

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Bad roads, inefficient ports blamed for high transport costs

Shipping & Logistics Bad roads, inefficient ports blamed for high transport costs Wednesday 04 May 2022 Motorists struggle to navigate part of the derelict Mlolongo-Katani road near Mlolongo in this photo taken on May 29, 2021. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG By ANTHONY KITIMOMore from this author summary According …

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Travelers can now fly non-stop from Minnesota to Nairobi

Shipping & Logistics Travelers can now fly non-stop from Minnesota to Nairobi Tuesday 03 May 2022 Passengers on international arrivals at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on November 29, 2021. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NMG By GERALD ANDAEMore from this author summary The move is a boost for the airline …

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Expressway of Pain: Kenyans are paying the price for Nairobi’s new chic road

Traffic jam along Kenyatta Avenue below Nairobi Expressway along Uhuru Highway Nairobi on January 20, 2022. [Elvis Ogina, Standard] Anger, resentment, despair and frustration are perhaps some of the many words that could describe the feelings of motorists traveling between Mlolongo in Machakos District and James Gichuru Road in Nairobi’s …

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Coca Cola partners with FIFA to bring the World Cup to Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta at the presentation of the World Cup trophy on February 26, 2018. [Jonah Onyango, Standard] Kenya is among nine African countries set to receive and host the FIFA World Cup in an exclusive tour ahead of the tournament in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December. Football’s …

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BBI initiative would have solved SRC problems but was rejected: Uhuru » Capital News

Nairobi, Kenya, May 2 (Reuters) – President Uhuru Kenyatta said the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) constitutional amendment bill had solved the problem of the Salary and Remuneration Commission (SRC) exceeding its mandate in relation to workers’ grievances when it would be accepted. President Kenyatta was responding to a request from …

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The redevelopment of domestic airports is intended to boost tourism

The Herald Tapiwanashe MangwiroSenior Economic ReporterPLAYERS in the tourism industry have welcomed the Airports Company of Zimbabwe’s (ACZ) ongoing airport rehabilitation program, saying it will complement efforts to grow the tourism sector to a $3 billion industry by 2023 through improved connectivity between domestic destinations . This comes after growing …

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