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Alarm due to worrying state of sanitation in 47 districts

Mukuru Kwa Reuben slums in Nairobi where the walkways between shacks are impassable due to sewage. [Denish Ochieng, Standard] Ministry of Water and Sanitation officials have raised a red flag over millions of Kenyans in 47 counties who still practice open defecation, raising fears of another outbreak of waterborne disease. …

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Checklist of vascular plants reveals the flora of the Taita Hills in Kenya

Part of the Global Biodiversity Hotspots, the Taita Hills forests in Taita Taveta County in southeastern Kenya form the northernmost tip of the Eastern Arc Mountains. These are highly fragmented forests embedded in human settlements and farms on the slopes and hilltops, resulting in the loss of 98% of the …

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Raila defends the choice of running mate while the Azimio Coalition courts clerics

Raila Odinga (left) and his companion Martha Karua with Father Joseph Mutie and Rev. Samwel Thiong’o after a meeting on May 23, 2022. [Denish Ochieng, Standard] Azimio la Umoja A Kenyan presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, has defended the election of Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua as his running mate. Mr …

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Kenya launches strategy to align the future of its tourism sector

Nairobi – The Department of Tourism and Wildlife has launched a new strategy aimed at diversifying the country’s tourism offering and breaking away from its reliance on safari and beach tourism. Dubbed “the new vision for Kenya‘s tourism”, the strategy will provide a roadmap for the sector and shape the …

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FICTION: WANDERLANDE – Newspaper

sea ​​jaanBy Muhammad Amir RanaTales, LahoreISBN: 978-6277571009240 p. When I was a student and a journalist, Muhammad Amir Rana was an English-language author that I read regularly in the newspapers. My area of ​​interest was the same as his, and I have always found his writings very captivating. Rana is …

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4 Mt. Kenya Counties listed among 22 facing starvation

Four Mount Kenya counties were listed among the 22 regions whose residents are on the brink of starvation. On Friday May 20, Gazette Notice listed Embu, Tharaka Nithi, Meru and Nyeri counties among the 22 counties whose residents have been affected by the severe drought that has ravaged parts of …

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10 books about Kenya by Kenyans

This content contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, we may receive an affiliate commission. The Republic of Kenya is the 29th most populous country in the world, home to more than 47,600,000 people and the third largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa. It has an incredibly …

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Kenya: EABL announces 100 million shillings pledge to save elephants

Nairobi – East African Breweries Limited (EABL) has pledged Sh100 million in partnership with the government to help save elephants in Kenya as it turns 100 years old. In a ceremony attended by Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala and Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes on Wednesday, EABL Group Managing Director Jane …

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DHL Global Forwarding opens new transit warehouse in Mombasa

DHL Global Forwarding (DGF), a provider specializing in international air, sea and road freight, has opened a new transit warehouse in Mombasa, Kenya. The new 7,500 square meter (m²) warehouse is designed to support DGF’s regional distribution network in Kenya. Strategically located between the Port of Mombasa and DGF’s regional …

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Kenya: Capital Group and WRC jointly host the first Safari Rally Koroga Festival in June

Nairobi – Capital Group Ltd and the World Rally Championship (WRC) have signed an agreement to host the inaugural WRC Safari Rally Koroga Festival in June. The Safari Rally coincides with the 30th edition of the Koroga Festival. The WRC Koroga Festival takes place from June 23rd to 26th in …

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Kasuku: Fixed bets on NFTs to disrupt the art economy

Photos from one of the galleries in Kasuku’s NFT Marketplace [File] For Mowgli Dodhia, the caged parrot symbolizes the potential that African artists can unlock in trading non-fungible tokens (NFTs). “The bird is very beautiful, but caged,” he says. “So how do we break the cage?” Mr. Mowgli is the …

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Radisson Blu reduces its Kenyan workforce by 30%

General Manager Russel Storey explained the reason for the 30% staff reduction, saying demand for the hotel’s services is not expected to be quite as high as it was in pre-pandemic times. “We had around 300 employees before we closed two years ago and we deployed just over 210 when …

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Hattiesburg Zoo is holding a competition to name a new Colubus monkey

In mid-April, Hattiesburg Zoo officials announced the arrival of a new baby Colubus monkey, born on the 9th of the month to parents Mombasa and Makeda. Now the zoo is giving guests the chance to help in an ongoing competition to name the baby. Until May 20th, participants can choose …

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ND Law creates new exchange program with Strathmore Law School in Kenya | News | The law school

Notre Dame Law School has added another student and faculty exchange program – the first in Africa – with a recent agreement with Strathmore Law School in Nairobi, Kenya. Established in 2012, Strathmore Law School is part of the larger Strathmore University system. The school offers LL.B. and LL.M. degree, …

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African food prices soar amid Ukraine war | Africa | DW

Every morning, the operators of a small kiosk in an informal neighborhood in Kenya‘s capital, Nairobi, bake fresh chapati – a popular flatbread. Chapatis are usually around Kshs 20 ($0.17, €0.17). However, customers can hardly afford it anymore. “Chapati now costs twice as much. Life has become extremely expensive,” complained …

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Second-term governors plan to control their own succession

Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi and his Mombasa counterpart Hassan Joho. [File, Standard] A large number of second-term governors want to influence their succession, either openly or tacitly supporting preferred candidates for party nominations. This is why Maendeleo Chap Chap and Pamoja African Alliance, led by Governors Alfred Mutua and Amason …

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Catalyst theft ring leads to 3 arrests, over 2 dozen parts stolen, MPs say

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Three people were arrested Friday, May 13, following a week-long investigation into over two dozen catalytic converter thefts committed by the same suspects, according to deputies with the East Baton Rouge Township Sheriff’s Office. Darius Smith, Kenya Randall and Terrance Mundy were identified as suspects …

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Kenya raises alarm over surge in donkey slaughter

An animal rights activist in Kenya has sounded the alarm over the increasing number of donkeys being illegally slaughtered in bushes in different parts of the country. Brooke East Africa Regional Director Raphael Kinoti said various cases of donkey slaughter have been reported in different locations such as Kitengela and …

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Kenya welcomes Indian travelers as tourism recovery takes shape

Nairobi – The tourism sector has received a major boost from the Indian market with the visit of about 300 tourists for a field trip on the country’s tourism products. Last week Kenya hosted 150 Indian travelers for a sightseeing tour in Nairobi and Masai Mara, while another group is …

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Manu M Savani: Incredible Family Story by an Accidental Writer

Newly released author Manu M. Savani has shown that it’s never too late to pursue a new passion or dream. Born in Mombasa, Kenya, the 80-year-old now lives in America and has just written his first book Jambo, Samji Kala. His first serious work since a PhD at Oxford Brookes …

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Court reinstates official who bought 279m Sh homes in days

Business Court reinstates official who bought 279m Sh homes in days Wednesday, May 11, 2022 By Edna MwendaMore from this author summary The judge found that the suspension came while a case filed by Ms. Muthui contesting her transfer by the agency was pending in the Labor Court. The judge …

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COVID-19 Travel Restrictions: Kenya – Kiwi.com

Can I enter Kenya? Kenya is open for tourism to all countries from April 2022. However, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place, only fully vaccinated travelers can enter Kenya for tourism. All travelers must upload their COVID-19 related documents to Global port before leaving for Kenya. Nairobi, Kenya …

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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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Facebook’s misinformation headache in Kenya’s elections

It is exactly 100 days until Kenya‘s general elections and thousands of political aspirants cross the country every day bringing their agendas to the 1,846 electoral offices for election or re-election. The official election campaign season begins on May 29, but the election campaigns are in full swing and tens …

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Stagnant wages and food credit make for a bleak day at work

A Jua Kali artisan goes about his business at Kibuye Market in Kisumu County. [Collins Oduor, Standard] The rising cost of living is putting something on the payroll of many workers: consumer credit.From buying groceries to lighting homes to educating children, the cost of living is skyrocketing. But workers’ wages …

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Why fists and chairs always fly in elections

By Charles Onyango Obbo Kenya‘s party primaries ahead of August 9 general elections are largely complete. Although some ended relatively peacefully, there were more than enough that descended into the usual chaos and violence. Although it seemed less anecdotal this time, violence has been a feature of Kenyan party nominations …

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Investing in Africa – How to Become a Kenya Travel Agent

As any seasoned tourist will tell you, the best Kenya safaris result from careful planning and collaboration between a Kenyan travel agent and their client. Recently, there is an increased demand for more tourism products and a significant number of entrepreneurs are therefore considering the industry as a haven for …

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Nairobi Hilton Hotel is closing doors after 53 years

Hilton Hotel in Nairobi. [Boniface Okendo, Standard] After 53 years of operation in Kenya, the Hilton Hotel will close its doors on December 31, 2022. Even if the hotel’s landmark building remains, its sudden split from Hilton will change the dynamic of Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD). Because Hilton was …

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KENYA: No, Kenyan politician Igathe did not write to President Kenyatta to withdraw from the Nairobi governor’s race – graphic forgery

“POLYCARP IGATHE WRITES TO PRESIDENT UHURU TO ATTEND WITHDRAWAL FROM NAIROBI RACE; UNDER UNBEARABLE PRESSURE, CONTINUOUS CARTEL BLACKMAIL,” read a graphic circulating on Facebook in April 2022. It bears the logo of NTV Kenya, a Kenyan television station. Igathe, a Kenyan businessman and politician, has previously held senior positions including …

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Last Chance events at the Hoboken Museum; Submit US travel photos for upcoming project | forthcoming

Last chance to witness these events at the Hoboken Museum The Thomas Edison Film Festival Docs Pushing Boundaries program closes on Saturday April 30th with documentaries from Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Kenya, Switzerland and the USA. Docs Pushing Boundaries is available on demand free to the public on the TEFF …

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Cooking oil prices set to rise as Indonesia bans palm oil exports

By ANTHONY KITIMO Cooking oil prices could rise 15 to 20 percent due to supply constraints as Indonesia, the world’s largest palm oil producer, bans palm oil exports effective April 28, 2022. “The suspension of export by Indonesia will lead to an increase [in prices] of cooking oil by about …

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Mwai Kibaki – Kenya’s Outstanding Economist Without “School”

Motivational speaker Robert Burale (left) and Bishop David Muriithi of the House of Grace, Nairobi, look at Kibaki’s memoirs during the second day of the public viewing of the body of the late former President Mwai Kibaki at the Parliament building in Nairobi April 26, 2022 [Elvis Ogina, Standard] Former …

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Icelandic group investigates using geothermal energy to dry tea in Kenya

Collecting tea in Kenya (Source: flickr/ Shared Interest, creative commons) Icelandic companies Intellecon and BBA // Fjeldco have partnered with Kenya’s Geothermal Development Company (GDC) to secure a grant to explore the use of geothermal energy to dry tea in Kenya. With support from the Icelandic Foreign Ministry’s Sustainable Development …

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How politicians and Nigerians wired 25 billion shillings in days

Business How politicians and Nigerians wired 25 billion shillings in days Tuesday April 26, 2022 BY ADONIJAH NDEGEMore from this author summary The cash movement over the two months involved over 10 companies owned by the same people and registered under nearly identical names in Kenya, Dubai, the US, Nigeria, …

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Seven of the most exciting spice markets in the world

From jewel-toned spices that defy gravity to scents that thicken the air and fill your nostrils, the world’s best spice markets offer intoxicating scenes and experiences. These are labyrinths to get lost in; maze-like alleyways where your nose takes you from one exhilarating experience to the next. In addition, they …

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Kenya: Ministers for global education meet in Nairobi for the Commonwealth Conference

Nairobi — 54 education ministers are among the key policymakers expected to convene in Nairobi on Wednesday and Thursday next week for the 21st Commonwealth of Education Ministers’ Conference (CCEM). A statement from the Education Ministry said the government-hosted high-level conference would be held under the theme “Rethinking education for …

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Prison risk for using frozen Sh5.6bn linked to top politicians, Nigerians

Business Prison risk for using frozen Sh5.6bn linked to top politicians, Nigerians Monday 25 April 2022 Frozen money concept. FILE PHOTO | NMG BY ADONIJAH NDEGEMore from this author summary The money in six bank accounts that was frozen earlier this month is suspected to be part of a money …

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School leaders are pushing for an increase in capitation and end-of-session fees

Headmasters stretch during the annual Kenyan Secondary School Headmasters Conference at Sheikh Zayed Hall in Mombasa. April 22, 2022. [Omondi Onyango, Standard] The five-day annual conference of secondary school principals ended yesterday with a raft of resolutions, including a push to increase capitation and boarding fees to keep facilities running …

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Less famous but no less beautiful

Lying on both sides of the equator, Kenya is undoubtedly one of Africa’s most popular travel destinations. It has vast, world-renowned national parks where animals roam free in their natural habitat in a beautiful, diverse, natural and mostly untouched landscape. And for its wildlife, Kenya is a dream safari destination. …

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Coffee farmers in Mt. Kenya rely on cash windfall from direct export sales

Framers sort coffee berries at a stall in Embu, November 26, 2021. [Muriithi Mugo, Standard] Coffee farmers in the Mt. Kenya region are looking forward to financial fortunes thanks to improved product quality and direct sales to the international market. Officials from several cooperatives said good qualities, increased direct sales …

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Pros and cons of DRC joining East African bloc

On March 29, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was admitted to the East African Community (EAC), becoming its seventh member state, alongside Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the largest country in the bloc with a population of around …

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Tanzania’s Maasai appeal to West to stop evictions over conservation plans | Global development

Thousands of Maasai herders in northern Tanzania have written to the UK, US and EU governments asking for help to stop plans to evict them from their ancestral lands. More than 150,000 Maasai are at risk of being evicted by the Tanzanian government due to actions by the UN cultural …

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Grit, Grace, Resilience: The American Dream Story by Kenya Mobley

Kenya Mobley is living her American dream in The American Dream City with her company On Track Truck Driving School, LLC. Mobley was taught from an early age that the values ​​she should hold were courage, grace and resilience. Grit – Life will do what life does. It is …

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Colobus mother, baby outdoors at Hattiesburg Zoo

HATTSBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – The baby colobus monkey born at Hattiesburg Zoo on April 9 will be with its mother in its outdoor area starting Wednesday, April 20, 2022. “Mother and baby are doing great,” said Kristen Moore, animal curator at Hattiesburg Zoo. “We haven’t determined the baby’s sex yet …

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Why do over 1000 SMEs in Kenya fail every day?

Why do over 1000 SMEs in Kenya fail every day? By Soko Directory Team / Published April 20, 2022 | 1:35 p.m IMPORTANT POINTS Factors cited as the main contributors to the collapse of many SMEs include poor management, an inability to manage and account for funds, including bookkeeping and …

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After the merger, the state authority plans new loans totaling ATS 12.6 billion

capital markets After the merger, the state authority plans new loans totaling ATS 12.6 billion Wednesday April 20, 2022 Christopher Huka, Director General of Kenya Development Corporation (KDC). PHOTO | SWIMMING POOL By CONSTANT MUNDAMore from this author summary The government-backed DFI inherited a loan book of about Shillings 4.5 …

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Stroll to promote peace as general elections approach

The Organizing Committee of the Second International Conference on Peace, Security for Social Enterprises conducted peace walks, which took place in seven districts. Events kicked off at Mount Kenya University (MKU) campuses in the cities of Thika, Nakuru, Eldoret, Nairobi, Parklands Law Campus, Mombasa and Meru. The Peace Walks aim …

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27 Ethiopian immigrants illegally smuggled into Kenya have been returned to their country

A court in Nairobi has ordered the repatriation of some 27 Ethiopian immigrants who were arrested in the city. The five girls and 22 men between the ages of 12 and 36 are said to have been smuggled into the country against their will. Some of them have been identified …

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Yatani leaves out the budget for Uhuru’s retirement office

Business Yatani leaves out the budget for Uhuru’s retirement office Monday 18 April 2022 President Uhuru Kenyatta. PHOTO | PSCU By CONSTANT MUNDAMore from this author summary The Treasury Department is understood to avoid violating parts of the law that bans a retired president from holding office in a political …

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Zanzibar hotel responds to allegations of sexual assault and harassment by Nigerian guests

Zainab Oladehinde says she traveled to Zanzibar on April 15, 2021. [Source: Zainab Oladehinde, Twitter] Zanzibar-based Warere Beach Hotel responded to allegations of sexual assault by a Nigerian woman on Twitter around 1pm on Saturday 16 April. Using the microblogging application, Zainab Oladehinde shared her experience a year ago when …

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Police say in SGR » Capital News that appropriate measures have been taken against theft

Nairobi, Kenya, April 16 (Reuters) – The National Police Service (NPS) has warned that any person caught stealing on the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) train will be arrested and prosecuted as adequate security measures are in place to protect against such acts exist. This warning follows a recent complaint from …

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Choose steadfast leaders capable of meeting our challenges, President Kenyatta advises Kenyans

Download logo President Uhuru Kenyatta has advised Kenyans to elect steadfast leaders capable of uniting the country and offering solutions to the challenges facing the Wananchi, noting that nation-building is no easy task . Speaking Thursday night at the State House in Nairobi, as he hosted nearly 2,000 Muslim leaders …

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Agriculture suffers from the low budget allocation in EAC

By LUKAS ANAMI Even as starvation, starvation and inflation ravage the East African region, the bloc is still reluctant to fund agriculture and has allocated less than 0.01 percent of its budget to the sector. In the draft budget for fiscal year 2022-2023, the East African Community partner countries allocated …

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No hiding place for defaulting government loans while KDC fusses

company No hiding place for defaulting government loans while KDC fusses Friday April 15, 2022 After more than seven years of reforms, the Treasury last year merged three government development finance institutions (DFIs) – Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC), Tourism Finance Corporation (TFC) and Industrial Development Bank Capital Ltd …

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Haji: Why election crimes take precedence over bribery cases

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji at the Standard Group offices along Mombasa Road, Nairobi. April 13, 2022 [Elvis Ogina, Standard] Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has spoken out in support of the claim that politicians are given preferential treatment in the judiciary. Mr Haji argued that …

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Kenya: Security Concerns for Political Aspirants | Africa | DW

Preparations for Kenyan elections, like the August 9, 2022 general election, come with a sense of foreboding for aspiring politicians and their staff. Winning an election may be the goal, but threats, kidnapping, assault and even death are not excluded. Recently, Kisii politician Thomas Okari was found dead from stab …

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Kenyatta, Moi-era barons risk auction of Sh31 billion

Business Kenyatta, Moi-era barons risk auction of Sh31 billion Wednesday April 13, 2022 Kenya‘s first President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta (left) and his successor Daniel Toroitich arap Moi. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP. By CONSTANT MUNDAMore from this author summary The Kenya Development Corporation – the state body created by …

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Home Office contractors accused of paying for sex while deporting migrants | home office

An investigation has been launched after allegations that Home Office contractors were paying for sex while deporting people abroad, the Guardian has learned. Five whistleblowers said some colleagues had regularly paid sex workers for overnight stays for a period of 10 years after accompanying migrants on flights from the UK. …

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DRC’s entry into EAC will increase trade, French and Swahili speakers

Recently, the leaders of the East African Community approved the inclusion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the bloc, ending a long journey. As we celebrate history and welcome our Congolese brothers and sisters to the region, we should seize opportunities along the way. We expect the number …

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Kenya loses over Sh45 billion annually to illegal fishing

Fishermen prepare their nets on the shore of Lake Nakuru. [Kipsang Joseph,Standard] According to marine scientists, Kenya loses up to Sh45 billion every year from illegal and unregulated fishing. Unregulated fishing has also led to a decline in fish stocks. Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (Kemfri) Director-General Prof James …

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Digital lenders to uncover source of funds in CBK dirty cash war

Business Digital lenders to uncover source of funds in CBK dirty cash war Monday 11 April 2022 The Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, Patrick Njoroge. PHOTO | SALATON-NJAU | NMG BY JOHN MUTUAMore from this author summary CBK Governor Patrick Njoroge has repeatedly warned that digital lenders are …

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The luxury lodges where guests can “help” dehorn rhinos, tie up wild dogs or monitor pangolins

Many high-end lodges and game reserves in Africa now offer guests the opportunity to partake in hands-on conservation experiences. For an additional fee, guests can accompany veterinarians who track, monitor, or collar animals such as rhino, elephant, cheetah, wild dog, and even pangolins. Unlike extended volunteer programs, these usually only …

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Better initiatives need to be developed to curb teenage pregnancy

Teen moms clot their babies. In just a few weeks, schools will reopen for the first semester after the school calendar was disrupted by the coronavirus. Ideally, this is the time when parents have to spend significantly more than the whole year on their children’s education The cost of education …

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10 challenges of owning an electric car in Kenya

The country’s recent fuel shortages have exposed loopholes in the country’s supply chain system, leaving more questions than answers about who is to blame for the crisis. The crisis, which has not yet been fully addressed, is an opportunity for electric car dealers who can offer an alternative to fossil …

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Kenya Budget 2022 – Summary | The tone

The Cabinet Secretary responsible for the National Treasury released his budget statement on April 7, 2022. In this warning, we summarize the Cabinet Secretary’s key tax proposals. 1. Is the National Tax Policy Framework really on the way? In his 2021 budget statement, the Cabinet Secretary indicated that he had …

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Malaysian Airlines 737 crashes into air, passengers “float” in their seats

Malaysia Airlines last Sunday responded to questions about an “incident” involving one of its Boeing 737 aircraft, commenting that “due to technical issues with the aircraft, compounded by inclement weather on the route, the aircraft performed a flight turnaround.” These “problems” caused MH2664, which was flying from Kuala Lumpur International …

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Use modern latrines to secure the groundwater

letters Use modern latrines to secure the groundwater Friday 08 April 2022 BY LEONARD ONYANGOMore from this author summary According to the 2019 Kenya National Bureau of Statistics census, only 54 percent of Nairobi’s 1.5 million households are connected to the main sewer and the rest use septic tanks, pit …

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The World Bank sees that the trade dispute between UG and Kenya harms the EAC

market news The World Bank sees that the trade dispute between UG and Kenya harms the EAC Friday 08 April 2022 Livestock Secretary Harry Kimtai. FILE PHOTO | NMG By GERALD ANDAEMore from this author summary The two countries have been locked in a trade dispute since December 2019, stemming …

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Odinga is running his fifth presidential race. Why the result means so much for Kenya

Leo ni leo. Inawezekana (Today is the day. It is possible). These are the Swahili lyrics of Raila Odinga’s anthem for the presidential campaign. The 77-year-old veteran Kenyan politician has not lost his optimism despite voting for the fifth time. He was in the running in 1997, 2007, 2013 and …

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Africa: Renewed campaign for Kiswahili by AU and Unesco

The renewed push for Kiswahili to become a lingua franca in Africa promises to benefit the continent and the world. Efforts aim to reduce Africa’s reliance on foreign languages ​​in official communications, lead to the recognition and spread of Kiswahili, and promote Pan-Africanism. However, the campaign faces a number of …

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The Tusker Nexters, fresh from their final casting segment in Eldoret, head south to the final region in Mombasa this weekend. The music and eGames talent scouting platform launched about a month ago at the ASK showground in Meru, where the first finalists were chosen after a grueling final battle. …

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How Dubai helped a 12-year-old Kenyan robotics genius achieve his dreams

Patrick Njoroge Wachira, a 12-year-old boy from Kenya, is a dreamer. He dreams big. He started building robots at the age of 10. He also started teaching children computers and robotics at the age of 10. He has developed an initiative – the PNW Innovation Program – to provide free …

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To do this, we meticulously compared the currencies used in all 54 countries in Africa by converting the sum of 1000 in each of these currencies into dollars. What you should know about exchange rates Before we go ahead and reveal the top 10 African currencies as of Q1 2022, …

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Start-up rides Mombasa’s trash problem to make money

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Kenya Kwanza calls for accountability on fuel subsidies, blames crisis on ‘monopolistic cartels’ Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 4 (Reuters) – Deputy President William Ruto on Monday bemoaned the late payment of fuel subsidies to oil markers, blaming “monopolistic cartels, economic saboteurs and incompetent officials” for a nationwide fuel crisis. Ruto said the crisis, which deepened over the weekend, could have been averted if officials …

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Kenya: Kericho Law Courts join 23 other stations in nationwide rollout of out-of-court mediation

Kericho – The Kericho Law Courts have joined 23 other courthouses across the country in establishing the Court Annexed Mediation (CAM) program, a form of alternative dispute resolution whereby cases brought to court for trial are sent to the court for possible settlement be forwarded to mediation . Chief Judge …

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Norfolk reopens after 21 months of closure

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Today’s church in Kenya lacks self-confidence and has lost its identity

Politics throws energetic curveballs that the Church cannot catch and does not generate an equal and opposite response. [iStock] Something is fundamentally wrong with Kenya‘s contemporary church. This nagging dynamic is not the simplistic moralistic assessment. No! It’s something much more material: identity. Glorifying in the past, like blind Samson, …

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Increase security and convenience at our airports to attract more tourists

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Kenya launches applications for re-election to key international ICT positions 

CA DG Ezra Chiloba Kenya has launched its bid for re-election to two key posts in international ICT organizations. The country is seeking another term in the Council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a key decision-making body of the UN agency for ICT. At the same time, the country …

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Post-Oscars, KICC is eyeing the Cannes Festival as it relies on incentives to market Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 1 – The Kenya International Convention Center is using incentives to market the experience of delegates and Kenya as a whole, Nana Gecaga said, highlighting the convention’s recent attendance at the 94th Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars, held in Los Angeles. The use of incentives …

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DP World has announced the launch of its wholesale e-commerce platform dubuy.com in Tanzania. The online marketplace will give Tanzanian companies better access to international markets. It will also provide a safer and more reliable supply chain through DP World’s global port and logistics network, it said in a statement. …

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Washington, March 30 – Speaking to her 1.4 million social media followers, Vica Li says she is a “life blogger” and “food lover” who wants to teach her fans about China so they can travel the country easily .“Through my lens, I will take you through China, taking you into …

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By Emmanuel Yashim Debt is part of human life and existence. Debt is as old as mankind, and so are arrears. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) database, there is only one country in the world that is debt-free. This country is the Macao SAR in Greater China. Seven …

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Ducati affected by MotoGP cargo plane breakdown in Kenya

Five cargo planes full of cargo took off from Lombok island last Sunday after the Indonesian Grand Prix bound for Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina for the third round of the 2022 season. The planes landed in Mombasa, Kenya, before continuing on to South America, with some of the …

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Kenyans would like their voice to be heard more in budget planning

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Earth Advocates is an occasional series of Tufts graduates working on climate change and sustainability issues around the world. Do you know others who are leaders in their communities? Let us know below [email protected] Kartikeya Singh, F16, PhD in Ecology in International Relations, supports global efforts to transition energy grids …

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Raila replies to Ruto for attacking Uhuru

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