Monthly Archives: June 2022

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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Kenya’s triathlon team aims to make their mark at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

Nairobi – Ahead of its debut at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in the United Kingdom, Team Kenya has prepared for the triathlon with head coach Camila Lydia, who will compete in the July 28-August 8 triathlon. John Paul and Joseph Okal, who were at camp under the tutelage of Lydia, …

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Forex Trading in Kenya: Regulation and Brokers

Kenya is one of the most populous countries in East Africa. With a population of over 53 million, the country is also fast becoming a major hub for forex trading as its regulator, CMA and traditional brokers have begun to see the markets potential. Here is everything you need to …

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According to Keroche, 10,400 employees will lose their jobs after KRA closed its factory again

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 14 (Reuters) – Local brewery Keroche Breweries has asked the Kenya Tax Authority (KRA) for a moratorium on paying Sh322 million in tax arrears, noting that the tax official allowed the Naivasha-based brewery to operate despite initial agreements in May. The company’s chief executive, Tabitha Karanja, said …

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Kenyans urged to undergo gene screening Capital News

MOMBASA, Kenya, June 13 (Reuters) – Kenyans have been advised to undergo gene mapping to detect traces of albinism and other genetically transmitted diseases before consummating their marriages. Experts point out that albinism could be minimized through the process of determining the position of genes on chromosomes to establish the …

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Kenya’s new tax on Ugandan eggs sets the stage for another trade war

By GERALD ANDAE Kenya and Uganda are staring at another round of trade wars after Nairobi reinstated a levy on eggs imported from the neighboring country. Uganda says Kenya is now taxing its eggs at a rate of Ksh72 ($0.6) per tray, bringing back a levy that was suspended last …

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Kenya plans to cut funding for tourism marketing in Japan and Italy

Business Kenya plans to cut funding for tourism marketing in Japan and Italy Monday 13 June 2022 Tourism CS Najib Balala. FILE PHOTO | NMG Kenya plans to cut marketing spend in three traditional tourism source markets to free up advertising budgets in favor of five new markets such as …

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Jurassic World Dominion: Why DeWanda Wise’s Kayla Watts is the best character in the trilogy and how she should return

SPOILERS ahead Jurassic World Dominiononly plays in theaters now. And just like that, the Jurassic world trilogy is over. Dinosaurs have ruled the box office and our pop culture for the last seven years as the famous franchise returned to the big screens nearly 15 years after our last visit …

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Jonathan Leakey: The man who shaped millions of snake farms in Kenya

Jonathan Leakey is credited with introducing the lucrative snake breeding business to Kenya. Most publications, both local and international, have described him as the father of snake breeding in Kenya. He made a fortune hunting and selling rare viper snakes to many companies in Europe and parts of South America. …

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ICG: Kenya’s August 9 elections could be contested

BY ONYANGO K’ONYANGO A prominent electoral administration body that protects individual and business interests and the involvement of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in succession politics could see the outcome of the country’s general election in August being contested. In a report released earlier this week by the International Crisis Group …

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The legendary Hilton Nairobi will close its doors in December after 53 years

After 53 years of activity, the legendary Hilton Nairobi, a symbol of luxurious hospitality, was in Kenya, will close its doors indefinitely in December. The hotel said it will deploy some staff at hotels in its Nairobi Hilton portfolio. “Following extensive discussions with the hotel owner, the Hilton Nairobi will …

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09.06.2022 | CSE:SNA | press release

Brampton, Ontario – (Newsfile Corp. – June 9, 2022) – Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (CSE:SNA) (CSE:SNA.CN) (“Star” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the Letter of Intent “LOI” to Fly540 Kenya (“Fly540”) to purchase three (3) Units of STAR-ISMS® (In-Flight Safety Monitoring System) for three (3) of its …

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Justina Wambui Wamae: How Wajackoyah chose me as a running mate

Presidential candidate Justina Wambui Wamae has come out to reveal how she defeated other contenders for election as the likely presidential nominee of Deputy President George Wajackoyah’s Roots Party. Speaking of citizen television On Wednesday, June 8, Wamae announced that her husband played a crucial role in rekindling her passion …

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Kenya Railways has introduced a night service between Nairobi and Kisumu

After improvements the On the Kisumu route, passengers will be able to travel at night starting this Friday. The Kisumu Night Train now stops before arriving at Kikuyu, Naivasha, Nakuru, Njoro, Elburgon, Turi, Molo, Mau Summit, Londiani, Kedowa, Kipkelion, Tunnel, Fort Ternan, Koru, Muhoroni, Chemelil, Kibigori, Miwani and Kibos its …

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how Indian Ocean literature can remap the world

Novels create worlds. They create an intuitive feeling and mental image of a place. And the sense of space created by fiction shapes how readers see the world itself, just like maps do. For early postcolonial literature, the world of the novel was often the nation. Postcolonial novels mostly took …

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Kenya’s national beach volleyball coach Salome Wanjala misses the World Cup

The Volleyball World Championship will be held from June 10th to 19th in Rome, Italy Coach Wanjala is currently in Mombasa to prepare other team members for the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games, scheduled from April 4th to August 31st in Birmingham, UK. However, the African champion has to count on …

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Raila’s statement about Mitumba causes an uproar

Azimio la Umoja A Kenyan presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, has come under fire for his comments about second-hand clothing, known as Mitumba. During its manifesto launch on Monday June 6th, Raila stated that the importation of mitumba Clothing into the country had killed other sectors of the economy including manufacturing. …

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Position Kenya as a hub for event tourism

ideas & debate Position Kenya as a hub for event tourism Tuesday 07 June 2022 Children watch and listen as puppeteers perform an interactive show during the revamped storytelling festival at Alliance Francaise in Nairobi. PHOTO| AUGUSTIN SANG | NMG Leading destination brands around the world have successfully used event …

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Kenyatta Expressway could make Nairobi feel like Los Angeles

By Charles Onyango Obbo Former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki built Kenya’s Great Infrastructure Church and left. President Uhuru Kenyatta succeeded him and is now the Pope of the Church. The Kenyatta government and a number of county governors are diehard infrastructure fundamentalists and have been building roads, bypasses, freeways, expressways …

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Alfred Mutua & Amason Kingi omitted as registrar share official Kenyan Kwanza partners

Maendeleo Chap Chap, led by Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, the Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) led by Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi were among the parties conspicuously absent from an official list of parties in the Kenya-Kwanza coalition. In a statement on Sunday June 5, the Office of the Register of Political …

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Kenya Kwanza optimistic to win State House in August Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 4 (Reuters) – The Kenya-Kwanza coalition exuded confidence in the August 9 election today after claiming victory after the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) nominated Deputy President William Ruto for the candidacy had released to the presidency. During the Kamukunji rally in Nairobi, DP Ruto’s running …

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50 Years Investing in Rhinos – Business Daily

company 50 year investment in rhinos Saturday 04 June 2022 Ian Craig, Owner of Lewa Conservancy and Director of Conservation, Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) during interview at Serena Hotel, Nairobi on May 19, 2022. PHOTO | LUCY WANJIRU | NMG Ian Craig swears by two things: safe wilderness and conservation. …

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Costs and competition drive truckers to innovate

By ANTHONY KITIMO Fierce competition from the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), combined with rising costs for fuel, taxes and insurance premiums, has forced Kenyan truckers to innovate to stay afloat. The government ordered all cargo delivered at the Port of Mombasa to be shipped inland to Nairobi exclusively via the …

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Graffiti Girls Kenya use public art to shed light on gender-based violence

In Kenya, a group of fearless women find ways to express themselves through graffiti painting. In doing so, these women challenge stereotypes by visualizing societal issues affecting their community. Graffiti Girls Kenya work in Kenya’s capital Nairobi – and in the major cities surrounding it – painting murals that adorn …

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Kenya’s plan to acquire LPG logistics company from Tanzania

By ANTHONY KITIMO Kenya is attempting to dominate the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supply by building the largest import and storage gas facility in Mombasa and licensing more private companies to compete with Tanzania, which has dominated business in the region for years. The announcement of the construction of a …

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Mnangagwa retires Munodawafa and appoints a new permanent secretary of the Ministry of Tourism

By Thandiwe Garusa PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Raphael Tayerera Faranisi as the new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism. The post was previously held by Munesushe Munodawafa, who will retire in August. This was announced by the President’s Chief Secretary, Misheck Sibanda, in a statement on Wednesday. “His …

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Don’t be afraid to go into debt, Uhuru demands the next administration

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 1 (Reuters) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the next government to use debt while emphasizing its importance as a key accelerator of economic development. Kenyatta, during his final national event speech during the Madaraka Day celebration, defended the anniversary administration’s decision to borrow more, noting that …

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Kenya: Covid-19 led to increased mental health problems in children – study

Nairobi — A recent study by Gertrude’s Children Hospital estimates that between 20 and 40 percent of Kenyan children may be suffering from mental illness, a situation they attribute to the COVID-19 pandemic. The head of clinical services at Gertrude’s Hospital, Thomas Ngwiri, said the pandemic has had a negative …

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