Kenya Economy

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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