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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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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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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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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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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’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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reins in Kenya’s grand government

columnists Reins in Kenya’s grand government Friday 01 April 2022 President Uhuru Kenyatta chairs a recent cabinet meeting. FILE PHOTO | NMG By JAINDI KISEROMore from this author Summary The notion of a professional civil service made up of technocratic employees serving bipartisan interests died many years ago. We spend …

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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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Beach Volleyball: Kenya wins South Africa, Rwanda at the Commonwealth Games, Qualifiers: The standard sports

Gaudencia Makoka [left] and Brackcides Khadambi during the Kenya Volleyball Federation Beach Volleyball Commission Tournament held at Big Tree Beach in Mombasa on February 26, 2022.[Omondi Onyango,Standard] Kenya‘s men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams posted positive results on Saturday as qualifiers for the 2022 Commonwealth Games kicked off at the …

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Has Kenya fallen into Beijing’s debt trap? « Khabarhub

KATHMANDU: The African nation of Kenya exemplifies China’s broader strategy of accumulating massive amounts of a poorer country’s external debt by allocating funds to infrastructure projects. China then uses the debt to influence domestic politics and trade. Beijing, meanwhile, is using the economic devastation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to …

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NMS works with Kenya Railways to carry passengers in the CBD

Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) have partnered with Kenya Railways to carry passengers in the Central Business District (CBD). NMS announced on Wednesday March 23 that Kenya Railways will be offering a number of its buses to carry pedestrians from various sections of the CBD to the Green Park bus terminal. …

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What happened? A viral video of a woman from Thika Road screaming in a pro box has shaken Kenyans

A screenshot of the viral video. [Source: Ma3 Route] A man has been charged with reckless driving and endangering the lives of other road users after a video of him speeding down Thika Road with a screaming female passenger went viral on Sunday morning. Speak with The standard, Kasarani OCPD …

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Wisner priest brings group to his native country Kenya | feature

Rev. Vincent Sunguti grew up on the other side of the world in the Republic of Kenya in East Africa. After serving as a priest at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wisner, he recently revisited and led a group from across the United States to see what he had left …

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Tweets in SA and Kenya at the start of Covid revealed ‘strong racial fears’ – Quartz Africa

The first recorded cases of Covid-19 in South Africa and Kenya in March 2020 sparked a whirlwind of tweets reflecting the fears and concerns of some people about the virus and bringing other ingrained prejudices to the surface. “Imagine dying from a foreign disease when you don’t even have a …

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Justified Accord exercise begins in Kenya | items

1/4 Caption + View Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct a live fire training event during the Justified Accord March 9, 2022. Over 800 personnel are currently participating in the exercise representing the U.S., Kenya Defense Forces, allied nations …

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Kenya need not suffer from the Russia-Ukraine tiff

An explosion is seen at an apartment building after Russian army tanks fired on them in Mariupol, Ukraine, Friday March 11, 2022. [Agency] If the Covid-19 pandemic has not taught us that the world is truly a global village, then the Russian invasion of Ukraine will. Kenyans thousands of miles …

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FMI holds church leadership conference in Kenya

Kenya (MNN) — What would you do if your pastor didn’t know the story of Jesus? This is the situation facing some churches in Kenya. Middle of March, FMI will hold a church leadership conference for Kenyan pastors. You can get to know each other and receive targeted training. According …

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Kenya and Zimbabwe sign seven bilateral agreements

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta welcomes Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa to the State House. /Kenya State House Twitter Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday announced seven new bilateral agreements signed between the country and Zimbabwe, after talks with visiting President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta welcomes Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa …

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Kenya Food Security Outlook Update, February to September 2022 – Kenya

Widespread Crisis (IPC Phase 3) results after third consecutive underperforming season KEY NEWS The impact of a third consecutive below-average rainy season is leading to worsening food security caused by the impact of poor crop and livestock production, resource-based conflict, livestock disease and mortality, and the COVID-19 pandemic. In February …

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How manufacturing can create sustainable jobs in Mt. Kenya

Some of the value-added products made by Dairy Goats Toggfarm. [Nanjinia Wamuswa, Standard] I am the Chairman of the Finance and Trade Committee of the Central Region Economic Bloc (CEREB). And in that capacity, I have the privilege of regularly examining much data on the bloc’s economy. We do this …

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Team Kenya arrives in Oman for the World Race Walking Championship

Kenya is represented by Olympians Samuel Gathimba and Simon Wachira, African champion Emily Ngii and youngsters Dominic Ndigiti and Heristone Wanyonyi. All eyes will be on Gathimba, who was a gold medalist in the 20K walk at the 2016 African Championships. He holds a personal best of 1:19:24. The two-time …

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Kenya’s rich plan new nationalities – report

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 2 (Reuters) – Kenya‘s wealthy are planning new nationalities as part of their investing activities, with just over a quarter of Kenya‘s $3,362 millionaires now planning to apply for a second passport or a new nationality. Kenya’s wealthy are doing this to enable more investment, education and …

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FIFA suspend Zimbabwe, Kenya over government interference

HARARE, Zimbabwe FIFA on Thursday banned Zimbabwe and Kenya from international competitions over government interference in the running of their national football associations. Zimbabwe was banned after the government-run Sport and Recreation Commission refused to relinquish control of the Football Association of Zimbabwe and restore governance of the federation. ZIFA …

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Journalists in Kenya point to high rates of sexual harassment in newsrooms

Nairobi, Kenya – Journalists in Kenya report the highest rates of sexual harassment in newsrooms, according to a global media survey involving 20 countries. Gathoni Kuria’s negative experience with a manager at a Kenyan media company ended her plans to pursue a career in journalism. “I went up to him …

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Kujipanga Bulletin – Improving Access to Family Planning Services in Kenya January 2022 – Issue 7 – Kenya

The DESIP Learning Conference, held in September 2021, provided a platform to share learnings from the program, demonstrating the need for partnership with both county and national government to engage a wide range of donors, partners (existing and potential) and Reach out to other stakeholders wishing to implement similar programs …

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Year of Musicals as celebrated Kenyan theatre

The winners with their awards after the ceremony at the Kenya National Theater on February 17, 2022. [Standard] In 2021, as the country huddled under the uncertainty caused by Covid-19, musical theater enjoyed a resurgence, as evidenced by this year’s Kenya Theater Awards. At the awards held Thursday, KCA University’s …

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Sign up for Fun Run, raise funds for Kenyan students – Rossland News

The Kenya Education Endowment Fund (KEEF) is looking for runners, walkers and wheelchair users to participate in the 2022 Virtual Vancouver Sun Run. The small, all-volunteer, BC-based charity encourages Rossland residents to attend the event, choosing a location and date of their choosing between April 15th and 24th. High school …

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Kenyan biochemist fights gender inequality through skincare line

CBC highlights stories of black Canadian immigrants to share the joys and obstacles in their journey to black excellence. From her first steps in Canada to the moments that shaped her life. These are their journeys here. Evelyne Nyairo, who came to Edmonton from Kenya in 1996, faced many challenges …

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Advance Kenyan science by embracing collaborative opportunities

Environmental scientist Veronica Okello develops sustainable approaches for cleaning heavy metals.Photo credit: Esther Sweeney for nature Voices from Africa Some Kenyans tend to equate calm with being nice, says analytical environmental chemist Veronica Okello of Kenya‘s Machakos University. She urges young researchers to be less shy about speaking out and …

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Kenya-based Belgian TikTok star deported for drug trafficking

A Belgian TikTok celebrity who has been living in Kenya was deported last month to face drug trafficking charges in Belgium. Frank De Tank, who runs a TikTok account with over 1 million followers under the name “Frank Murugi”, is said to be part of a syndicate that smuggled 1.5 …

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Belgian tycoon with Kenyan wife arrested in Ksh 452M case

Belgian TikTok star and bodybuilder Frank De Tank, who lives in Kenya with his 22-year-old girlfriend, has been arrested for alleged drug trafficking. De Tank, popular by his TikTok name Frank Murugi, has been arrested and brought back to Belgium to stand trial in what may be Belgium’s biggest trial. …

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Kenya marks Safer Internet Day – CAJ News Africa

from MARY MACHARIA in Nairobi, KenyaKenya officeNAIROBI, (CAJ News) – STAKEHOLDERS and regulators came together to make the internet a safer and better place for everyone. This is under the aegis of the 19th edition of Safer Internet Day. It was celebrated on February 8th under the motto “Together for …

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The American Everstrong Capital acquires the majority stake in the Kenyan Cell Tower Company

SealTowers Limited, a licensed Kenyan wireless company, and Everstrong Capital announced Thursday the signing of an agreement under which Everstrong will take a controlling interest in SealTowers. Structured through the Everstrong Kenya Infrastructure Fund, this investment will be part of the $12.5 million in funding needed to enable a tower …

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The troubled life of a KDF officer’s wife who poisoned her 3 children

New details have emerged about the family troubles that led to the late Mollen Akinyi, the wife of a Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) soldier, poisoning her three children before taking her own life. A police report indicated that the couple faced several challenges in their marriage and that Akinyi tried …

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Kenya Airlines stops transporting monkeys for research

Animal rights activists have urged companies to stop testing on animals for decades, but the practice continues to this day. One win for activists and animals, however, is that an airline that has been transporting monkeys to the US for experiments will no longer be transporting them. Kenya Airways was …

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Kenya’s health data platform Afya Rekod closes US$2 million seed round

Afya Rekod has announced the closing of a $2 million seed funding round. The round was led by Mac Venture Capital with participation from Next Chymia. Mac Venture Capital is a US-based seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in technology startups that capitalize on shifts in cultural trends and behaviors. …

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Uganda on high alert as we warn citizens of Kenya of a possible terrorist attack

Ugandan security forces have said they are on high alert after the US Embassy in Kenya warned of possible terrorist attacks. The US Embassy in Kenya warned of the potential increase in crime and acts of violent extremism in Kenya. “The US Embassy reminds the public of the ongoing need …

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Fend off leaders bent on inciting political violence, Wavinya tells Kenyans

Transport CAS Wavinya Ndeti addresses worshipers at the New East Africa Church in Ngelani, Machakos Town constituency, on January 30, 2022. She urged voters to reject leaders who incite Kenyans to violence. [Erastus Mulwa, Standard] Transport Chief Administrative Secretary Wavinya Ndeti has called for political tolerance as the country prepares …

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Ruto claims Raila is bribing MPs to defect from ANC, FORD-Kenya

Deputy President William Ruto has attributed the recent defections of western Kenyan lawmakers from the Amani National Congress (ANC) and FORD-Kenya to parties allied to the Azimio la Umoja movement. According to Ruto, the recent exodus from the Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula-led groups was the result of a well-calculated …

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Kenya: MKF raises non-Gema communities in an attempt to popularize Odinga

Nairobi – The Mount Kenya Foundation (MKF), made up of top businessmen from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s backyard in the central region, has now planned to meet with various communities to rally support for the Azimio La Umoja movement . As the clock approaches the August 9 presidential election, the foundation …

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Kenya is driving the sustainable transport agenda

Often known for its chaotic, congested streets, downtown Nairobi is the site of several pioneering experiments in electrified public transport. From February, Nairobi-based electric vehicle (EV) and finance company BasiGo will trial two electric buses on public transport providers, providing a model for how Kenya can transition to an electrified …

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Samuel Njoroge and Erick Ooko share the lead after day one

The Golf Park’s Erick Ooko and Kenya Railway Golf Club’s Samuel Njoroge were two under par on the first day of the Road to Magical Kenya Open golf championship at Limuru Country Club’s par-72 course on Sunday. Ooko, one of the top pros in the country, threw an early shot …

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Kenya wants to open more offices abroad, says CS Omamo » Capital News

Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 22 (Reuters) – Kenya has set up three new diplomatic missions during the COVID-19 period, according to the Foreign Ministry. Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo indicated that missions have been opened Mozambique, Jakarta and Arusha during this period. Omamo, speaking at the unveiling of the State Department’s 2020/2021 …

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Rare twin elephant babies born in Kenya

Issued on: 01/20/2022 – 15:14Changed: 01/20/2022 – 15:12 Nairobi (AFP) – An elephant in Kenya has given birth to twins, an extremely rare event, conservationists said Thursday. Conservation group Save the Elephants said the twins – a man and a woman – were born to a mother named Bora. They …

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Kenya’s hammer blow for long overdue rental apps

ideas & debate Kenya’s hammer blow for long overdue rental apps Wednesday 19 January 2022 The Central Bank of Kenya, Nairobi on Sunday 22 November 2020. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NMG BY WANGARI NJATHIMore from this author summary After much ethical uproar from Kenyan digital loan borrowers, the Kenyan …

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Uganda protests Kenya moves to dump cargo in Malaba on old railway

By KABONA ESIARA By ANTHONY KITIMO Uganda has protested the decision by Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) to offload 40 containers bound for Kampala on the Kenyan side of the Malaba border crossing, in total disregard for transit traffic operating norms. Kenya this week began trial runs for express freight train …

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STI spike among Kenyan teens blamed for lockdown

By PAULINE KAIRU A new report points to a worrying rise in the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis, among adolescent girls in Kenya during the Covid-19 lockdown. Preliminary post-pandemic data collected in 2020 shows a dramatic increase in infections compared to 2019. Research in …

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Kenya’s passport is the eighth strongest in Africa

business Kenya’s passport is the eighth strongest in Africa Friday January 14, 2022 A Kenyan passport. FILE PHOTO | NMG By GERALD ANDAEMore from this author summary Kenya‘s passport is now the eighth most important in Africa and 71st globally after its mobility score improved six places in the latest …

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Kenyan startup funding declined by Sh15 billion in 2021

Capital markets Kenyan startup funding declined by Sh15 billion in 2021 Wednesday January 12, 2022 The funding of Kenyan start-ups by international investors decreased by 15 billion shredders last year. FILE PHOTO | NMG From KEVIN ROTICHMore from this author summary Data from the American online platform Substack shows that …

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572 arrested during Interpol’s October operation – DCI

572 people were arrested in Kenya during Interpol’s month-long operation from October 1. A statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on Sunday 8 January indicated that the operation to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in Kenya’s inland waters and along the Kenyan coast was underway. According to …

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Kenya and Uganda need dialogue on trade crisis, says EABC

By Zephania Ubwani Arusha. Business leaders in East Africa have called for an immediate end to the escalating trade blockade between Kenya and Uganda.You want the two neighboring countries to sit together and resolve all open questions amicably, instead of constantly arguing.“Retaliation is and should not be the ultimate solution,” …

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Little known high schools attended by Kenyan billionaires

As the prosperity game in Kenya continues to expand, it’s easier to see that nearly all billionaires of our time have several similarities with an underlying grass-to-grace story. For example, most tycoons have proven they had to work hard with a significant portion of the wealthy and influential individuals who …

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Chinese Foreign Minister visits Kenya in Africa tour

BY ANTONY KITIMO Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has started his four-day visit to Africa to consolidate trade ties, where he is expected to sign a number of bilateral agreements and memoranda with African countries. Mr. Wang started his visit to Eritrea and the Comoros on January …

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Kenya’s surviving cabinet minister for independence, Charles Njonjo, dies at the age of 101

Former Kenyan Attorney General Charles Mugane Njonjo, who died on Sunday the 2nd He died of pneumonia that collapsed his lungs. Njonjo, who turns 100 in 2020 “I was at King’s College Budo and was there with King Freddie (Kabaka Edward Mutesa I),” Njonjo said then. “I like Uganda and …

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In his New Year’s message, Uhuru urges Kenyans to choose leadership over politics

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to secure the profits made in 2021 despite the challenges that have emerged. In his New Year’s message, the President urged Kenyans to choose leadership through politics, a judicial system and a courageous avenue over a popular one. “First of all, we have to …

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Kenya Power to write off billions is a risky game

editorial Kenya Power to write off billions is a risky game Thursday December 30th 2021 Kenya Power Company technicians are replacing the wooden posts with the concrete posts along Nyerere Avenue in Mombasa as the company intensifies efforts to contain power outages in the county in this photo dated May …

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Kenya’s Copia plans to expand e-commerce in Rwanda, Tanzania

The company’s business model is determined by population density, which makes the Lake Victoria region the next logical step, says Steele from Nairobi. Copia, already present in Uganda, is also interested in West African markets like Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast, as well as South Africa, he adds. The speed …

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Kenya: Mudavadi welcomes move to amend party law

Nairobi – The party leader of the Amani National Congress (ANC), Musalia Mudavadi, says he supports the proposed changes in the draft law to change political parties in 2021, which, among other things, should allow candidates to run either on coalition party tickets or on individual parties. Speaking to residents …

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Senator loses seat downgrade proceedings against Kenya Airways

The nominated Senator Beatrice Kwamboka has lost a lawsuit against the national airline Kenya Airways (KQ). Kwamboka had sued the airline, claiming it was humiliated after its seat was downgraded from business to economy. The High Court Judge Hedwig Ong’undi ruled that the national airline had acted sensibly by informing …

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Kenya bans unvaccinated public places despite a court order

NAIROBI, KENYA – The Kenyan Ministry of Health has announced it will enforce a rule requiring people to be vaccinated against COIVD-19 in order to gain access to public services, venues and events. The ministry is continuing the mandate despite a court order that has postponed it until a hearing …

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Kenyan Postage Stamp Authority in Tong-Il Moo-Do Mombasa Open International Championship

Mombasa – Kenya’s Tong-Il Moo-Do national team Jasiri took their third straight title at the Mombasa Open International Championship after picking up 128 medals on Sunday night. They led the medal scoring with 39 gold, 33 silver and 52 bronze in the three competition categories bon, sparring and special technique, …

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Kenya launches magazine for information exchange and intellectual dialogue

Kenya published its first magazine with the mandate to promote the exchange of knowledge and information, the intellectual dialogue and to facilitate the formulation of national, regional and international policies in the fields of education, science, culture and communication and information. The magazine was published on Friday by the Kenyan …

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IMF completes Article IV consultation and second review of extended agreement under the EFF and ECF agreements for Kenya in 2021

The IMF Executive Board today completed the Article IV 2021 consultation and the second review of the EFF / ECF agreements with Kenya, allowing for a total immediate disbursement of approximately $ 258.1 million in budget support. The Kenyan authorities have continued to show strong commitment to their reform agenda …

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Kenya: Put climate change in the spotlight with theater | Global ideas | DW

Kenya‘s people face numerous challenges, including a low level of education, early marriage, deforestation and the fact that a third of the population lives in poverty. In addition, climate change is leading to more frequent and longer-lasting droughts. Could theater help people address these complex problems? The NGO SAFE Kenya …

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Kenya’s economy shows resilience as production surges above pre-pandemic levels

A flare-up of intermunicipal fighting in northern Cameroon has forced tens of thousands of people to flee and stopped aid operations there, the UN refugee agency UNHCR announced on Friday. The development is just the latest episode in the difficult relationship between the region’s shepherds, fishermen and farmers, who saw …

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What Mt. Kenya wants are real solutions, not marketing slogans

The governor of Laikipia, Ndiritu Muriithi. [Edward Kiplimo, Standard] The Mt. Kenya region will play a major role in next year’s presidential election thanks to its seven million votes. And for the first time in three decades, the region does not have very strong presidential candidates, adding to the streak …

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Kenya: Electricity costs are still high despite the Kenyatta promise

A promise made by President Uhuru Kenyatta that electricity costs would gradually decrease by 33 percent in the three months between October and December was not kept. Instead, electricity now costs slightly more. A study by the nation shows that electricity costs rose in October and November compared to the …

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Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta advocates alternative rites of passage to replace FGM

Kenya‘s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. Image used with permission Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Monday stood up for stakeholders and communities to support the adoption of alternative rites of passage that include mentoring to replace female genital mutilation (FGM). “The proposal to lead girls through a 15-day induction program …

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The untold story of Kenya’s great bank robbery that never materialized

Barclays Bank branch, Muindi Mbingu Street, Nairobi. March 2016. [Reuters] The security guard at Barclays Bank only had to hand over the bank key, keep it secret and look shocked like other employees on the day when robbers were supposed to carry out what is arguably the largest money robbery …

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Kenya: No, the Kenyan opposition MP Owino did not thank the “Kondele Defense Forces” for stoning Vice President Ruto’s motorcade

The Kenyan opposition politician Babu Owino has praised the crowd that attacked the vice president William RutoMotorcade with stones in Kondele, Kisumu County, on November 10, 2021. At least that’s what it looks like in a picture that appears to be a screenshot of a Facebook post with the name …

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Kenya has made tremendous strides in containing HIV, says President Kenyatta

Kenya‘s President Uhuru Kenyatta / CFP Image President Uhuru Kenyatta said Kenya has made tremendous strides in slowing the spread of HIV / AIDS in recent years, noting that new infections fell by 68.4% between 2013 and this year. Over the same period, the number of HIV / AIDS-related deaths …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Missionaries moved from Ethiopia to Kenya | Rexburg

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Kenya ends the rotating chairmanship of the UN Security Council

A face-to-face meeting at the United Nations Security Council is underway. Kenya has ended its presidency of the United Nations Security Council for October 2021. In a month that has proven to be an historic and momentous month for the country’s foreign policy and diplomacy, Nairobi said its presidency has …

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Kenya prepares for $ 171 million to manage climate risk

BY PAULINE KAIRU The World Bank’s board of directors in Washington announced Wednesday that it had received a $ 16.6 billion loan from the International Development Association (IDA). Funding will come from a grant of Ksh 2.37 billion (US $ 21.4 million) from the multi-donor social sustainability trust fund for …

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Kenya: Miguna says she has not regretted Odinga or broken any law

Nairobi Kenya – Controversial activist and lawyer Miguna Miguna insists he did not break the law by swearing in Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga when he ran in the 2017 elections. Odinga denied the election results, accusing incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta of stealing the voice, leading to a …

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