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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tusker Nexters travels to Mombasa for the final leg of the competition

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

company Start-up rides Mombasa’s trash problem to make money Tuesday 05 April 2022 Teenagers load garbage from a tuk-tuk of Pollucare Cleaners into a county garbage truck at Manyimbo in Tudor, Mombasa, May 21, 2021. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NMG By Caroline WambuiMore from this author Summary In 2017 …

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Increase security and convenience at our airports to attract more tourists

JKIA’s Terminal 1-A, July 2014. [Boniface Okendo, Standard] In 2019, before Covid-19 rocked global tourism, twelve European countries were among the most visited countries in the world. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, 89.4 million tourists visited France in 2019. Spain came second with 82.7 million visitors. The …

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Warehousing, office space, residential and commercial projects in Kenya

Interview with Jiten Kerai, General Manager at Purple Dot International Can you provide some background on Purple Dot? Purple Dot International specializes in industrial warehouse and residential projects as well as commercial space. We started in 2017 and have had a lot of success. The challenge is the current market …

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Problems in Africa’s Rising Debt – By: . .

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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Raila replies to Ruto for attacking Uhuru

Azimio la Umoja Presidential candidate Raila Odinga has attacked Deputy President William Ruto over attacks on his handshake partner President Uhuru Kenyatta and claims he used public funds to fund a political agenda During a rally in Shinyalu, Kakamega county on Sunday, March 27, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party …

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Covid-19: 13 tests positive, 26 recovering

13 people have tested positive for Covid-19, out of a sample size of 4,625 tested in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 323,319. The positivity rate is now at 0.3%, with the cumulative tests performed so far standing at 3,482,807. Of the new …

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Raila dilemma in gubernatorial races on the coast

ODM leader Raila Odinga with Mombasa Governor Hassan Ali Joho during a stopover in Tudor, Mombasa County, March 4, 2021. [Kelvin Karani, Standard] ODM leader Raila Odinga faces a major dilemma in the Coastal Governor’s races. Counties Mombasa, Kwale, Taita Taveta and Kilifi are considered Raila’s strongholds and have all …

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Hidden costs of owning and maintaining electric cars

Electric cars continue to make inroads into Kenya‘s transport sector as the country moves towards safe energy and reducing emissions. The government intends for 5 percent of all registered vehicles in Kenya to be electric by 2025. Finland’s electric taxi service Nopea Ride has dominated the Kenyan market by tripling …

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How women got a raw deal on the start-up stick

By ANTHONY KITIMO More than 97 percent of investments made in African startups between 2013 and 2021 went to male-led startups, with female techpreneurs on the continent less likely to be offered equity funding. A report entitled In Search of Equity: Exploring Africa’s Gender Gap in Startup Funding prepared in …

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Kenyans are paying more for fuel as EPRA increases petrol and diesel prices

Consumers in Kenya pay Kshs. 5 more for one liter of premium petrol, just like diesel for the next according to the latest fuel revision by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA). However, EPRA protected kerosene consumers from further price hikes given the weak shilling and rising global crude …

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Crackdown at disco Matanga has brought sanity back to coast, police chief says

The government has praised the crackdown on the disco matangas (night watch festivals), saying they have borne fruit in the moral behavior of youth in the coastal region. The region recorded almost zero cases of teenage pregnancy among the candidates taking the 2021 Kenyan Primary Education Certificate (KCPE) exams, which …

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National Superliga club APS Bomet FC appoints new manager: The standard Sports

.PS Inspector Rose Chemutai, CEO of Bomet FC, welcomes Charles Odero Okumu as new Heach coach. Odero was the manager of Muhoroni Youth Fc. Photo by Gilbert Kimutai/Standard National league side APS Bomet FC have appointed Charles Odero Okumu as their new head coach. Odero was unveiled by the club …

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Kenyan truck companies are still in business after SGR entered

An SGR freight train arrives at Naivasha Inland Container Depot in Mai Mahiu, Nakuru county, on Jan. 10, 2022. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard] The amount of freight carried by the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) has increased since it began operations in January 2018. The new railway now carries about a fifth …

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Moroccan furniture retailer extends to Kenya

After acquiring a majority stake in Kitea Group, the… Kitea Group plans to expand into sub-Saharan Africa after purchasing a majority stake in Kenya‘s Furniture Palace, a deal involving Tana Africa Capital and a number of professional services firms. Moroccan furniture company kitea group has acquired a majority stake in …

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New rules announced to curb cheating as national exams begin

Education CS Prof. George Magoha at the start of the 2021 national examination period and the issue of safety padlocks at the Kenya School of Government (KSG) on February 18, 2022. [Boniface Okendo, Standard] Schools near the exam containers will be the last to pick their exam papers, the education …

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The AGRF Summit 2022 will take place in Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda, March 3, 2022— AGRF, Africa’s premier food and agriculture forum, launched its 12th Annual Summit themed “Grow, Nourish and Reward – Bold Actions for Resilient Food Systems” to be held September 5-9, 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda, will take place. With the growing urgency to end hunger, the Summit …

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Cultural heritage sites threatened by sea level rise

A seawall erected at the site of the Vasco Da Gama pillar in Malindi, Kilifi County on Thursday, July 2, 2020. [Kelvin Karani, Standard] A report has listed Kenya as one of the countries whose cultural heritage area is most exposed to rising sea levels. The report, titled “African heritage …

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Kenya Railways receives Sh300m to complete Kisumu-Butere line

counties Kenya Railways receives Sh300m to complete Kisumu-Butere line Tuesday, March 01, 2022 Passengers disembark at Kisumu Station. FILE PHOTO | NMG BY EDWIN MUTAIMore from this author Summary The Treasury and National Planning Committee redistributed the Treasury Department’s vote included in the supplementary budget to secure the money to …

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Future bora is now changing lives Kenya’s ICT ministry says

Future bora is now changing lives Kenya’s ICT ministry says In Today’s Latest KYEOP News– The Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Sh120 million Future Bora (Bright Future) Initiative-funded project, has taken shape and is benefiting thousands of young people directly and indirectly. The State Department’s youth affairs technical …

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Kenya’s Covid-19 rate at 0.8% as 47 tests positive

The Covid-19 positivity rate is now at 0.8% after 47 people tested positive for the disease on Friday, out of a sample size of 5,928 tested in the past 24 hours. Of the cases, 38 are Kenyans while 9 are foreigners. 28 men, 19 women. The youngest is a 4 …

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12 foreigners arrested among suspects in terror war as attacks fall, the report said

Security officers patrol and control motorists at the site where three buses traveling from Mombasa to Lamu were attacked by militants on January 3, 2020. [Gideon Maundu, Standard] Twelve foreigners were arrested for terrorist activities last year as security agencies escalated the war against Al Shabaab. According to a report …

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The AU-EU partnership must deliver a green new deal to counter Chinese dominance

african association BY ROLAND NGAMCHINA invested enormous sums of money in Africa in the 2000s. It wasn’t until mid-2010 that African leaders realized that China, like many other colonial powers, had practiced Realpolitik. They began complaining that Chinese roads were junk and that China was threatening to take over defaulting …

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Los Alamos community supports another shipment of libraries to Africa – Los Alamos Reporter

Steve Boerigter drives a truck full of books leaving Los Alamos February 8 in New Orleans, Louisiana February 8th. The books, along with 50 other libraries donated from around the country, will be loaded onto a cargo ship and transported to the Port of Mombasa, Kenya. courtesy photo Students and …

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Terror-related deaths fall to near double-digit low as assaults decline Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb. 18 – The number of people killed in terrorist attacks fell from 122 in 2020 to 100 in 2021, a report released by the Center for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS) reveals. The index reduced to almost double digits, marking a transition from triple digit death …

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Little-known founders of schools that outperform KCSE

Over the decades, millions of Kenyans have attended the country’s premier high schools, but very few ever understand the founding history of the institutions. From the Starehe Boys Center in Nairobi to Allidina Visram in Mombasa, the institutions known as the cradle of educational success have unique stories born from …

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It is Uhuru’s right to support the ODM leader, say the Azimio leaders

President Uhuru Kenyatta delivers his remarks while hosting youth leaders at the State House in Nairobi. [PSCU] Azimio la Umoja’s presidential campaign team has defended President Uhuru Kenyatta’s support for ODM leader Raila Odinga in the succession race, saying it is his right to support a candidate of his choice. …

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Judge criticizes Mombasa County courts for collecting fines and fees

A woman was shed tears after being fined in a district court in Mombasa. [File, Standard] District courts do not have the power to levy fees and fines in quasi-criminal cases, ruled Mombasa Supreme Court Justice Ann Ong’injo. In her February 10, 2022 ruling, the judge said that Mombasa County …

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Oparanya approaches Ruto’s camp for defection

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has grappled with claims circulating on social media that he plans to ditch the Raila Odinga-led Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party. In a post on his social media on Friday, February 11, Governor Oparanya denied the allegations and urged his supporters to remain calm amid speculation …

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From Glasgow to Greenland: Stella Maris continues to expand

Deacon David Noval Since it began in Glasgow Harbor just over a hundred years ago, Stella Maris has become a lifeline for seafarers around the world. Now it is trying to set up a team of volunteer ship visitors in Greenland. David Noval, a permanent deacon who became Stella Maris’ …

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Konza City is pursuing local investors as interest grows

According to Chief Executive Officer John Tanui, investors have acquired 72% of the land available for Konza City’s Phase 1 development. Tanui said 106 of 147 properties demarcated for investor acceptance have already been allocated in phase one, which includes 1,703 acres of land including wildlife and natural parks. This …

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Rwandans in Kenya mark 28th Day of Heroes | The new time

The Rwandan community in Kenya came together on Saturday February 5th to celebrate the 28th anniversary of Heroes’ Day, where they paid tribute to people who defended patriotic values ​​and sacrificed themselves for the well-being of Rwandans. Organized by the Rwanda High Commission in Kenya under the theme; The “Our …

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Kingi outfit officially joins Raila’s Azimio camp

Kilifi County governor candidate George Kithi addresses the press at the Pamoja African Alliance office in Mombasa. With him are members of the Pamoja African Alliance. [Omondi Onyango,Standard] Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi’s Pamoja Alliance said it had started talks to officially join ODM leader Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja. Alliance …

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Why the race to the city complicates the math for community planners

Aerial view of the city of Eldoret [Peter Ochieng, Standard] Nakuru, the latest addition to the list of Kenya‘s cities, overtook a host of other communities widely touted as emerging. There is a possibility that the pursuers have simply become more motivated and are staggering down the home stretch. And …

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Celebrate Soulfully returns to Walt Disney World for Black History Month

Guests were invited to celebrate with experiences honoring Black History Month and paying tribute to Black heritage and culture through music, food, art and more at both Walt Disney World and, for the first time, Disneyland. Music: Live performances bring R&B, gospel and more to select Disney locations Celebrate with …

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Kenya has more to offer than many travelers realize

If you’re planning a safari holiday this year and are ready to delve deeper into what Kenya has to offer, here are suggestions on how you can go off the beaten track across the country while taking advantage of what makes it such a special place power. Giraffe Manor, a …

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Huawei has launched the Matepad T series children’s edition in the Kenyan market, available from Ksh. 25,999

Huawei Mobile Kenya has introduced its newest tablet on the market, the Huawei MatePad T series, children’s edition. The tablet is designed with child safety in mind. It comes with a child’s case and pencil and will be available to retail at Ksh. 25,999 in Huawei Experience Stores, Textbook Center …

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Everything is right for the Sh8b Likoni residential project

A portion of the Likoni Flats buildings in Mombasa County built in 1973. [Robert Menza, Standard] Residents at the Likoni Flats estate in Mombasa have finally agreed to move out of their derelict homes to allow the district government to build new homes in a Sh8bn partnership with a private …

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Kenya is trying to regain Dar’s fuel business with its new reserve in Mombasa

By ANTHONY KITIMO Kenya is banking on the new $385 million Kipevu Oil Terminal to rip oil business out of the port of Dar es Salaam, which supplies the Great Lakes region. Tanzania turned the tables on the port of Mombasa after persistent allegations of adulteration of petroleum products on …

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CS Mucheru urges public institutions to use digitization to improve service delivery

CS Joe Mucheru speaks at the Konza Technopolis – Intel Corporation Forum in Mombasa. [James Wanzala, Standard] ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru wants public institutions to use digitization and innovation to improve service delivery. Citing innovation as the new frontier of value creation and solutions to challenges, CS said the …

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The plan to make full use of the railroad to move cargo from the port creates a storm

Cargo being unloaded from SGR train to Meter Gauge Railway freight train at Inland Container Depot in Mai Mahiu Naivasha for onward transport to Malaba. [Antony Gitonga, Standard] Coastal towns along the Northern Corridor are expected to be hit by another wave of economic hardship once Kenya Railways begins hauling …

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FAA rejects FedEx proposal to install missile defense system on Airbus planes

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday it was withdrawing proposed conditions that could have allowed supplier FedEx to install laser-based missile defenses on the jetmaker’s Airbus A321-200 planes. The FAA said Tuesday it “determined that further internal studies are necessary.” The FAA said, to avoid confusion, “a comment period …

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Exciting motorsport showcase marks Standard Group’s partnership with Classic Rally: The Standard Sports

Standard Group CEO Orlando Lyomu (left) presents a gift to EASCR manager Sinder Sudle during the revival of a 1950 partnership with EASCR on Monday January 17, 2022. [Jonah Onyango, Standard] Excitement was in the air as leading national broadcaster, Standard Group PLC, revived a 1950 partnership with the East …

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Complete Sports Training Center – offers athletes a holistic training

What sets the Complete Sports Training Center apart is that it is a holistic training center. Just after 6am, John makes his way to the gate of the camp, ready for the morning run. At 6:15 p.m., he was joined by about 20 other elite runners who live at the …

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Alleged drug lord Masuo Bakari from Mombasa found dead in Thika

The body of a suspected Mombasa drug lord who disappeared on December 5, 2021 has been discovered. The body of Masuo Bakari Tajiri was found horribly decomposed in a thicket in Thika, Kiambu County. Masuo, along with Fahmi Bakari, 21, and Hussein Mohamed, 26, are pending a number of drug-related …

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South Sudan and Sudan discuss reopening of the Babanusa-Wau railway line

January 11, 2022 (KHARTOUM) – Costello Garang Ring Lual, South Sudan’s presidential advisor, discussed options in Khartoum to reopen the Babanusa-Wau Railway, which connects the two Sudans. The stretch between Babanusa from West Kordofan and Wau in the state of Upper Nile was fully rehabilitated by the United Nations and …

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Peace and Development in the Horn of Africa: China’s Constructive Role

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (C) and the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (2nd R) at the Kipevu Kenya Oil Terminal in the port of Mombasa, Kenya, January 6, 2022. / CMG Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (C) and the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (2nd …

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The Mombasa County government does not rule car dealers and tankers from the CBD

The government of Mombasa County has ordered the motor vehicle and petroleum tanker showrooms operated in the Central Business District (CBD) to relocate to a designated area on the mainland side in Jomvu subdistrict within 30 days. In a special announcement, Taufiq Balala, the district’s board of directors for transport, …

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India in focus: China appoints special envoy for the Horn of Africa | World news

Sutirtho Patranobis I Edited by Amit Chanda China will appoint a special envoy for the Horn of Africa, a cluster of countries on a major shipping route near India, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced Thursday, a signal that Beijing wants to play a bigger role in the …

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Why dead family members notice Kenyans who have moved

The late Robert Bundi, his wife Veronica Bundi and their three daughters will be buried on Saturday, January 7th, in their home in Sameta, Kisii County. [Courtesy] An obituary for five family members who were killed in a traffic accident at Christmas moved Kenyans yesterday and reshaped the debate about …

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Tourism players are optimistic about easy money when business picks up

Tourists on Jomo Kenyatta public beach, Mombasa. [Omondi Onyango, Standard] Tourism actors remain optimistic for 2022 despite the uncertainty caused by Covid-19 and the prevailing politically charged season. “The gradual opening of the economies shows that we understand the virus better, and an important highlight will be to optimize tourism …

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I am ready to take Kenya to another level after my election as President

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has assured Kenyans that if he is elected president in the upcoming general election, he will take the country to another level economically. Raila said he would replace President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is a political scientist and engineer. The former Prime Minister …

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TSC is seeking funding to recruit at least 5,000 additional teachers

The Teacher Service Commission (TSC) raises government funding through parliament to recruit more teachers. During the conclusion of the 17th Conference of Delegates of Primary School Heads in Mombasa, the chairman of the TSC, Dr. Jamleck Muturi that the commission will employ at least 5,000 teachers annually to address the …

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Blue Line Extension of Working Group Brooklyn Park is Formed to Prevent Displacement

Hennepin County and the Metropolitan Council invite community members to join an anti-displacement working group for the Blue Line expansion. The line extension will connect downtown Minneapolis to Brooklyn Park. Photo: Sam Wagner / Shutterstock Hennepin County and the Metropolitan Council invite community members to join an anti-displacement working group …

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Belt and Road Rail Services, construction boom despite COVID-19 – China Economic Net

– “China is very important for the global supply chain. And in most cases it is faster (than ocean shipping). Therefore it is a sensible and reliable alternative to rail,” said Axel Mattern, CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing. – By December 16, China has signed more than 200 cooperation …

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Okwiri disappoints as the fight against Allotey is canceled: The standard sport

Kenya‘s Africa middleweight champion Rayton Okwiri (right) in action against Colombia’s Fidel Munoz in action on Saturday. [Courtesy, Nenez Media Services] Former Africa Boxing Union super middleweight champion Rayton Okwiri is a disappointed man after the World Boxing Organization’s super welterweight match against Joshua Allotey on Jan.that December 2021 was …

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How Air Force soldiers are trained to perform demanding stunts on public holidays

During national events, Kenyans are always entertained by nifty stunts performed by the Kenyan Air Force soldiers on their military jets performing historical demonstrations called air shows. The air force usually shows their skills in aerial combat at national events and also informs the country about the various types of …

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Ruto holds chairperson crisis meeting after UDA coastal aspirants were attacked

Mohamed Tenge, UDA Coast Regional Coordinator. [File, Standard] Vice President William Ruto chaired a crisis meeting in Mombasa County after a number of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) 2022 candidates were attacked by unknown people on Saturday. Ruto convened the meeting at a local hotel this morning to avoid anger over …

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Growing conflict has weakened the response to terrorism, says Igad

Dr. Worknch Gebeyehu speaks to African leaders during the State of African Region at the Whitesands Beach Hotel in Mombasa. [Omondi Onyango, Standard] An intergovernmental agency has warned that conflict in the region has weakened the response to al-Shabaab and other terrorist groups. The Intergovernmental Authority for Development (Igad) also …

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Weatherman warns of impending heavy rain

The Kenyan Meteorological Office warns of the threat of heavy rain that could lead to flooding. According to a weather warning, the intensity of precipitation on Tuesday will increase to 30 millimeters within 24 hours. Affected counties include; Embu, Meru, Murang’a, Nairobi and Nyeri. The others are; Kiambu, Kirinyaga, Tharaka …

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I will not support anyone, says Raila to the coast guides

ODM leader Raila Odinga. [Fidelis Kabunyi, Standard] Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) will use consensus, delegates or opinion polls to select its candidate for Mombasa governor in the 2022 election. Yesterday, ODM chairman Raila Odinga, who precluded universal suffrage, said it had “failed to produce the desired results” in the past, …

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Family asks for help as HSE recruit is missing after graduation

A family in Mombasa seeks help after their loved ones went missing days after graduating from General Service Unit (GSU) Training School. According to the information, the graduate identified as Mohammed Daud went missing immediately after leaving the GSU Embakasi camp in Nairobi. The desperate family found that the new …

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Kenya hires US company to find cheaper sources of liquefied gas

The Kenyan government has hired a US company, K&M Advisors, to conduct a feasibility study for gas power generation in Mombasa County. The move follows the country’s desire to reduce its reliance on Dar es Salaam for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), as a result of which the Tanga plant in …

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Survive a painful night on the Mombasa night bus as Chips Mwitu die

Have you traveled widely by public transport? What’s more, at night? It is not the best time to learn evil lessons from the universe. I had an uncomfortable experience on a night bus from Mombasa to Nairobi. For some reason, we love to do each other good when we travel. …

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China is shaking Kenya’s megaproject plan

A Chinese and Kenyan worker at the Mombasa Terminus on March 27, 2017. PHOTO / FILE Kenya‘s ambitious plan to run dozens of mega-projects across the country was dealt a severe blow by a decision by China to cut funding for projects under the Belt and Road Initiative, invented by …

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Coming of Age in Ashtabula, Ohio ‘now available

December 8th – Where am I from? Where am I going? How do I get there? For people who have lived in different places, the hardest question to answer is usually the first: Where am I from? The opposite is the case with co-authors Bernadette Colicchio Dawson and Ted Dieffenbacher. …

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Government Donates Millions to MCAs to Learn Tanzanian Manners

Thirty-three members of the Embu County Assembly traveled to Arusha for a two-week training course to learn basic etiquette. This follows the rescheduling of the assembly sessions from December 1, 2021 to February 8, 2022 due to the Christmas vacation. It is the second time the MCAs travel to Arusha …

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Only western companies are blind to Ugandan investments – President Museveni | The mighty 790 KFGO

By Elias Biryabarema and Karin Strohecker KYANKWANZI, Uganda (Reuters) – Chinese private investment in Uganda is increasing as Westerners lose their appetite to invest money in the country, President Yoweri Museveni told Reuters and pledged to step up efforts to fight corruption, which have been slow . Museveni, in power …

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Wärtsilä delivers the very first cloud simulation service in Africa to the Technical University of Mombasa

Wärtsilä Voyage equips the Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) with cloud simulation services. This makes TUM the first African university to introduce cloud-based maritime training services. The contract was signed in November 2021 and the services will be implemented from January 2022. TUM’s Maritime Training Academy is a leading maritime …

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Biniyam teases fans with dirty dancing in his welding uniform

90-Day Fiancée: The Other Way fans are mightily impressed with Biniyam Shibre’s physique during his sweat scene with Ariela Weinberg in the finale. Ariela Weinberg’s partner, Biniyam Shibre, showed off his moves for his 90 days fiancé: the other way Admirers on Instagram after passing her out in his welder’s …

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Why Coast’s fishing industry goes untapped

Fisherman Khamis Kubo prepares his catch in the old fish market in the old town of Mombasa. [Omondi Onyango, Standard] Despite the enormous potential, the coastal fishing industry has not yet reached its full potential. Research by the Kenya Marine Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) on fish stocks in designated coastal …

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PIC summons former KPA-MD Gichiri about SGR agreements

The former managing director of the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), Gichiri Ndua, was introduced to Public Investments C. loadedCommittee to shed more light on the project contracts between the standard gauge railway (SGR) and the KPA. Committee chairman Abdullswamad Nassir said he had also summoned former general manager for Board …

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Some take boards with them from unfamiliar shores, many others return | Kolkata News

Calcutta: A handful of ICSE students will take their Class X board exams from Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, starting Monday. They are Armenian youth studying at the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy, a 137-year-old school for the community on Free School Street affiliated with CISCE. These students had returned …

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Company wins contract for Bubisa wind power project in northern Kenya

C.The construction of a 300 MW Bubisa wind power project in Marsabit is now continuing thanks to a court ruling, announced the company Gitson Energy, which is behind the project. CEO James Gitau said the 300 MW project, which the government sees as its clean and renewable energy goal and …

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KPC expects kerosene consumption to increase gradually after a 92 percent decrease

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) said it cut fuel consumption by 92% after the government imposed tough COVID-19 measures last year to curb the spread of the disease. According to KPC operations manager Martin Wanyama, the demand for kerosene at the Embakasi depot has fallen from a high of 2.5 …

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Miraa farmers are demanding a harmonized tax that is levied by the counties

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary with a bundle of miraa. [Phares Mutembei, Standard] The farmers of Miraa are now calling for uniform taxation in all district governments. Agriculture Cabinet Minister Peter Munya said this could be achieved if the Miraa regulation goes into effect in 2021. Munya spoke on Saturday at a …

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Archbishop Anyolo calls for coordinated efforts to defuse student unrest, »Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 20 – The newly installed Catholic Archbishop of Nairobi Philip Anyolo has raised concerns about the spate of school fires across the country. In his inaugural address on Saturday, the prelate urged coordinated efforts by key players to defuse student unrest. “Like everyone else, I am deeply …

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DPP welcomes the review and says it will not budge on independence

Prosecutor’s Director Noordin Hajji during an earlier interview with Spice Radio in the Standard Group’s offices, Mombasa Road, Nairobi. Prosecutor Noordin Haji welcomed measures to hold his office accountable for its decisions, but promised not to give in to his independence. When working with media through the Kenya Editors Guild …

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Kenya: Hassan Joho Kin Mohammed Amir gives ODM to Rutos Uda. away

Vice President William Ruto won a major political victory after a member of the powerful Joho family joined the United Democratic Alliance (UDA). Governor Hassan Ali Joho’s cousin, Mr Mohammed Amir, joined the UDA yesterday as he plans to fight for the Senate seat in Mombasa on the party’s ticket …

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Four Kenyan policemen jailed for manslaughter of British aristocrats

Kenya‘s Supreme Court on Monday found four police officers guilty of the manslaughter of Alexander Monson, the son of a British aristocrat who was found dead in a police cell in the beach town of Diani in 2012. Judge Eric Ogola announced the verdicts in the coastal city of Mombasa …

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How Jomo Kenyatta shaped Angola’s struggle for independence

Angolan Ambassador to Kenya Sianga Abilio during an interview at the embassy in Runda, Nairobi on November 9, 2021[Boniface Okendo, Standard] Kenya’s founding president Jomo Kenyatta has played an important role in giving Angola its independence from the Portuguese, Angola’s ambassador to Kenya Sianga Abilio announced. Mr. Abilio was referring …

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Wanted: DCI offers Sh10 million bounty to five suspected terrorists

Mug photos of the five suspected terrorists. [DCI] The police are offering a Sh10 million bounty for five suspected terrorists. They are; Salim Mohammed, Trevor Ndwiga, Muhammad Abubakar, Elgiva Bwire and Barigi Haila are wanted on terrorism charges and others for joining the Al-Shabaab militia group. The Criminal Police Directorate …

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Kenya: Transporter on trial over Cess in Mombasa County

The Kenya Transporters Association (KTA) will file lawsuits to prevent Mombasa County from levying taxes on roads built and maintained by the national government. KTA is concerned that, despite a Supreme Court ruling banning tax on non-provision of services, the government of Governor Hassan Joho is still levying taxes on …

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How the bank lost millions after the cashier passed out

Stanbic Bank branch on Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard] A customer goes to a bank in Nairobi to deposit 650,000 Shillings. A cashier mistakenly wagers it as Sh6.5 million before passing out. The money will later be withdrawn in Mombasa. The events sum up the bizarre lawsuits that …

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