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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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4 counties still have to vaccinate more than 1% of the population

In the counties of Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Marsabit, the COVID-19 vaccination is still low, with less than 1% of the population being fully vaccinated. Nairobi County leads with the highest number of people vaccinated, with 17.7% of the population fully vaccinated, followed by Nyeri County with 15.8%, Kiambu with …

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Warning – city streets that will be closed on weekends

A notice from the National Police Service (NPS) indicated that the southern bypass from Carnivore to the Dagoretti Corner interchange will be closed from 1:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Road users are also advised to avoid the Mombasa Road junction to the Southern Bypass at the Ole Sereni Hotel and …

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Olympic Games in Tokyo: The murdered Olympic star Agnes Tirop had just decided to divorce her husband for fear that he would “kill” her

“She kept complaining that her husband was violent towards her,” Stella, one of Tirop’s neighbors, told The Daily Beast. “Agnes feared that one day her husband would kill her and that is exactly what happened.” “I heard screams from your apartment.” Murdered Olympian Agnes Tirop had just decided to divorce …

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Construction of the Mwache dam begins in November

Construction of the Mwache multi-purpose dam, the contract of which was signed in August 2018 and delayed by several years as the developer waited for the government to complete the land balancing exercise, is slated to begin next month (November 2021). Also read: Renovation of the Mwache multi-purpose dam in …

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Kenya: Joho rejects petition to end his political career

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho wants a petition banning him from holding public office to be removed on the grounds that the court does not have jurisdiction to hear it. The petition says that Mr. Joho and Changamwe MCA Bernard Ogutu, who were found guilty of failing to comply with a …

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Truckers want the state to cancel the SGR freight order

Containers in a yard in Changamwe, Mombasa County. November 2020. [Kelvin Karani, Standard] The Kenyan Association of Road Transport Companies (KTA) has urged the government to find fair and impartial solutions in the industry to stimulate economic growth. Speaking in Mombasa at its Annual General Meeting at the City Blue …

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Kenya: KPA says there is no congestion in the port of Mombasa

Mombasa – The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) announced on Wednesday that only 43 percent of the port’s container storage capacity is occupied. The port, with a shipyard capacity of 35,000 containers or twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), is currently occupied with fewer than 15,000 containers. On Tuesday it was reported that …

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Kenya reports 130 new Covid cases, 25 deaths

Kenya reported 130 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the country’s number to 250,510. According to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Health, 130 people from a sample size of 4,869 tested positive in the past 24 hours, giving a positivity rate of 2.7 percent. Of the cases, …

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Cement manufacturers escalate the clinker import tax dispute

Bamburi Cement Ltd Trucks collects cement from a silo, a storage facility in the industrial area of ​​Nairobi, on May 24th, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard] A portion of cement manufacturers have reacted sharply to National Cement’s plans to lay off workers at its clinker production facility, claiming the company is …

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Voters start slowly because IDs have not been collected

Ongoing voter registration at the Tononoka Social Hall in Mombasa County. [Robert Menza, Standard] The low turnout marked the first day of mass voter registration when the electoral commission launched the nationwide exercise. Officials complained about a large number of uncollected national identity cards that were required for registration. In …

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Road projects around Nairobi nearing completion

A section of the Waiyaki Trail around the Museum Hill and the Waiyaki Trail. [Courtesy] It takes a traveler in Ruaka about 30 minutes to get to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) once the Nairobi Expressway is completed. The road is also expected to cut travel time from Rironi on …

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Stop all illegal growth activity in the port

Workers unload fertilizers from the Nikitis Majuro cargo ship in the port of Mombasa. [Omondi Onyango,Standard] The port of Mombasa is a valuable national asset for the country and an important trade route in East Africa and beyond. It serves as a strategic advantage for inland neighbors such as South …

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Kenya Railways adds SGR wagons for vacation needs

Counties Kenya Railways adds SGR wagons for vacation needs Friday, October 1st, 2021 Standard gauge railroad trains in the port of Mombasa. FILE PHOTO | NMG BY BONFACE OTIENOMore from this author summary Kenya Railways Corporation will increase the passenger capacity of the standard gauge railroad (SGR) between Nairobi and …

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We did well in the reforms, says the KTDA chairman

CS Peter Munya chats with KTDA chairman David Ichoho. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard] Kenya Tea Development Authority (KTDA) chairman David Ichoho said the new board had made significant strides in government reforms in the tea sector. Ichoho said the price of Kenyan tea at the Mombasa Tea Auction rose significantly from …

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Two Mombasa officials risk losing jobs for disregarding the court

Counties Two Mombasa officials risk losing jobs for disregarding the court Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Judge Eric Ogola. FILE PHOTO | NMG BY PHILIP MUYANGAMore from this author summary Two high-ranking officials in the Mombasa district government risk losing their public offices for persistent disregard for the court. Judge Eric …

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Kenya Railway Completes Refurbishment Works – Kenya News Agency

The Kenya Rail Corporation (KRC) has announced the completion of the renovation work on the 24-kilometer old railway line between the Naivasha Inland Container Depot and the existing Longonot train station at a total cost of Sh3.5 billion. Kenya Railways Managing Director Philip Mainga (hand raised) explains to the members …

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Kenya: MPs urge the dissolution of the Kenyan Power Board

MPs are now pushing for Kenya Power’s board members to be sent home over procurement battles with management as problems at the country’s only electricity distributor mount. Members of the National Assembly’s Energy Committee accused the Kenyan Power Board, headed by Chair Vivienne Yeda, of rejecting parliamentary summons to explain …

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KANU will be nominating presidential candidates next Thursday

KANU chairman Gideon Moi. [File, Standard] The leadership of the Kenyan African National Union (KANU) has announced that it will run a candidate for the presidency in the upcoming parliamentary elections. At a meeting with delegates in Mombasa on Thursday, September 23, the party’s general secretary Nick Salat said they …

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Hotel owners fail to stop levies in Mombasa

Counties Hotel owners fail to stop levies in Mombasa Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Judge Eric Ogola. FILE PHOTO | NMG BY PHILIP MUYANGAMore from this author summary Judge Eric Ogola, who was on the Mombasa High Court, ruled that the petition was unfounded. He indicated that the petitioners wanted the …

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German citizen arrested in Kenya for terrorist links

A German citizen has been arrested in Kenya on charges of financing terrorist activities. Hans-Dieter Wilhelm Schwing, the main suspect of an alleged threat of terrorism in Mombasa, was arrested by the anti-terror police in the coastal city on Monday and brought to court on Tuesday. His arrest came after …

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When a few beers later the truck driver forgot his human load

Some of the 60 Ethiopians arrested Friday and Saturday appear before Makindu courts in Makueni. [Standard] At around 9 a.m. on Friday last week, commercial truck driver Martin Ndunda parked his truck in the Daraja Mbili market and drove to his favorite bar. Daraja Mbili is a developing commercial center …

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Raila’s great march to the State House begins

ODM party leader Raila Odinga (center) with governors Ali Hassan Joho of Mombasa (right) and Samuel Dhadho Godhana of Tana River during the party’s delegates’ meeting in Wildwaters in Mombasa. [Omondi Onyango, Standard] ODM leader Raila Odinga’s tour of the coastal region last weekend signaled to his political rivals that …

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Kenya Ports Authority honors port users

Mombasa: September 20, 2021: The Kenya Ports Authority held their second East Africa Maritime Awards EAMA 2020 on September 17, 2021 in Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa to recognize the industry’s outstanding practices for excellence, sustainability, training, technology, initiative, personality and leadership from the East Africa region . The 77 …

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Boom for Tanzanian petrol stations near the Kenyan border

Tanzania gas stations near the Kenyan border increased their fuel prices after increasing demand from Kenyan motorists. Kenyan motorists and drivers have traveled to Tanzania across the border with Sirare to buy fuel at a cheaper price after fuel prices rose sharply by the Energy and Petroleum Regulation Authority (EPRA). …

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Republic of Dominica Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands

Republic of Dominica Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Gay Programs Kisumu KSLR Nairobi Sammy Kisumu Gay had und Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Fiji Finland France Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Queretaro de Maas …

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Hapag-Lloyd brings competition to the busy Moroccan port

A Hapag-Lloyd boxship at the brand new Tanger Alliance TC3 terminal in the Tanger Med 2 port complex, January 2021 (file image courtesy of Contship Italia) Published 09/17/2021 3:24 PM by The maritime executive The German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has announced that it will set up a permanent operating base …

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Former Switch TV News anchor joins KTN weeks after leaving

Mwasiwa has officially joined the media house on Mombasa Road months after partying with the Kenyan Redcross channel Switch TV. On Thursday, Mwasiwa’s husband Mbaruk Mwalimu, who works as a radio host at Radio Maisha, used social media to welcome his sweetheart to the Standard Media Group family. Ms. Mwasiwa …

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KLM starts flights Amsterdam-Mombasa Nov

Companies KLM starts flights Amsterdam-Mombasa Nov Friday 17th September 2021 A KLM aircraft lands at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands on April 30, 2014. PHOTO | AFP BY BONFACE OTIENOMore from this author summary Starting November 2nd, the airline will fly twice a week from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to Mombasa …

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Africa: Mboma, Masilingi and Ta Lou meet at Kip Keino Classic

The Ivorian 100m bronze medalist Marie-Josee Ta Lou from Ivory Coast and the Namibian Olympic 200m silver medalist Chrissitine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi will renew their rivalry over the women’s 200m on September 18 at the Kip Keino Classic in Nairobi. Ta Lou, who finished fifth in the 100 meters …

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Standard Group in Support of the Vocational Education and Training Agenda

Attendees listen to Orlando Lyomu, Chief Executive Officer of Standard Group, during the Kenya Association of Technical Training’s Capacity Building Workshop and Annual General Meeting for School Directors, Directors, and Assistant Principals at PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort in Mombasa in September 2021.[Omondi Onyango, Standard] Standard Group’s Chief Executive Officer Orlando …

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Implement the gender principle, women tell the districts

The women leaders agreed to push for partnerships that promote equality. [File, Standard] Women’s groups want the national government and counties to commit to full implementation of gender-based violence (GBV) laws. Yesterday, 20 coastal women’s groups advocated district governments to set up gender-based violence restoration centers to assist the victims. …

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Peter Njoroges shooting skills bring him the IDPA Tier 1 victory in Mombasa, Ndung’u unbeaten: The standard sport

Sammy Onyango shoots to hit the target during the International Defense Pistol Association – Kenya Championship in Bamburi, Mombasa. He represents Internet contact point in competition. 11/29/2020.[Omondi Onyango,Standard] Senior Safety Officer Peter Njoroge’s perfect goals helped him emerge victorious from the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Tier 1 at the …

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Kenya: Modern Coast Resume Passenger Services

The modern coastal bus company will resume normal operations today after shutting down its passenger fleets due to unfavorable Covid-19 protocols issued by the government last year The transport company has announced that it will fully resume its passenger traffic as it wants to recover in the transport business. “We …

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Kenya postpones affordable housing project in Kisumu to September

The Kenyan government has postponed the construction of affordable housing in Kisumu County until September. District Director of Housing Fredericks Onyango has blamed the delays on delayed funding. The Kisumu District Government, in collaboration with the national government and other stakeholders, began developing 3,000 affordable housing units in the district …

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Kenya: Sh600m Mombasa footbridge, others largely unused

Millions of shillings spent building pedestrian bridges in Mombasa County may be wasted because they go unused. Local residents deliberately avoid using the four pedestrian bridges in Changamwe, Shimanzi, Buxton and Kongowea, which were built by the national government and the county. Instead, they risk their lives crossing busy roads. …

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Traffic delays in Mombasa experience traffic delays

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) has announced a planned traffic obstruction on a section of Mombasa Road. Through a notice shared on social media on Friday August 6th. According to KURA, the disruption will begin on Monday, August 9, at a date that has not yet been specified when …

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Stima, Modern Coast Set for Mombasa Derby Clash c

Coast Stima head coach Hussein Madaga said they will use their win against the Kenyan police as motivation ahead of the Mombasa derby in the National Super League (NSL) game against their rival Modern Coast Rangers at the Mbaraki grounds on Saturday. Stima, who lost five games in a row, …

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Kenya: Italians admits car theft in Nairobi

An Italian national who was reported to have tricked a Nairobi taxi driver into leaving his car unattended before speeding into Mombasa was given a reprieve after the owner of the car pardoned him. Maurizio Monticelli pleaded guilty to theft of a motor vehicle in the Kibera courts, but the …

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Kenya sees 323 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths

Kenya has registered 323 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours from a sample size of 3,676 cases tested, giving a positivity rate of 8.8%. In a statement released on Sunday, the Ministry of Health said the total number of confirmed positive cases is now 192,758 and the cumulative …

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EPRA invites you to take a look at its energy regulations for 2021 |

Image credit: 123rf The Energy and Regulatory Petroleum Authority (EPRA) developed the Energy Regulation 2021 and is now inviting industry stakeholders to the proposed regulations. The process will help stimulate investment in mini-grids in the country to increase electrification in underserved areas away from the main grid. The authority announced …

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Kenya: Kisii’s chairman Evans Mamboleo dies

Kisii County Public Service Chairman Evans Mamboleo died Tuesday while being treated at a private hospital in Mombasa. Mamboleo and other county government officials traveled to Mombasa for training last week. His colleagues said he died Tuesday morning after complaining of chest pain. Kisii Governor James Ongwae called for prayer …

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Fuel increased 58 percent last year as demand increased

From The Citizen Reporter By Stephano Simbeye Dar es Salaam. Fuel prices have risen 58 percent in the past 12 months due to increasing global demand and rising local taxes and duties. Dar es Salaam motorists are currently paying Sh2,405 per liter of gasoline, up from Sh1,520 last June, data …

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SGR cargo falls on fewer ships in the port of Mombasa

SGR freight train drives along the track of the Port Reitz Beach management unit, Mombasa, 14 January 2018. [Gideon Maundu, Standard] The cargo throughput of the Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) declined in the second quarter of this year due to lower numbers of ships in the port of Mombasa. A …

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Waterfront Park finally open to traders

Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir speaks to small traders in Mama Ngina Waterfront Park in Mombasa. The government has partially opened the park to traders. [Robert Menza, Standard] Over 1,000 small traders received a reprieve after the state partially reopened Mombasa’s Sh450 million Mama Ngina Waterfront yesterday. Tourism Chief Secretary Safina …

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