Cash from Kenyans in US plunges on American inflation

Business Cash from Kenyans in US plunges on American inflation Friday 22 July 2022 The Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, Patrick Njoroge. PHOTO | SALATON-NJAU | NMG Cash sent home by Kenyans living and working in the US fell for three straight months through June as inflation in …

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East African countries seek cross-border cooperation to combat wildlife trade

Kigali – For many years, East African countries were considered hotspots for the wildlife trade. Now conservation organizations have begun to mobilize all stakeholders to fight the illegal trade in animals – some to the brink of extinction. “Slight progress has been made in tackling the illegal trade in wildlife …

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Taoyuan City, Taiwan could become Long Beach’s first sister city in over a decade

Taoyuan City, Taiwan could join Long Beach’s list of sister cities – including Yokkaichi, Japan; Qingdao, China; Sochi, Russia; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and Mombasa, Kenya. On Tuesday, the Long Beach City Council approved Taoyuan City’s application to become a sister city. The council will vote on a formal resolution next …

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The strengthening of Kenya’s peace and security policy continues

The Kwale County Government of Kenya has launched its County Action Plan to localize Kenya’s National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security 2020 – 2024 (KNAPII). Kwale is the fourth district to develop a Local Action Plan acknowledging the crucial role of women in peace and social cohesion. At …

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UN calls on Kenya to tax crypto sector players and ban advertising

Business UN calls on Kenya to tax crypto sector players and ban advertising Wednesday 20 July 2022 The United Nations has asked Kenya and other developing countries to regulate and tax the cryptocurrency industry to limit the risk of meltdown in the crypto market and risks of financial instability. A …

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Raila reiterates his promise to give Kenya its final liberation

Raila Odinga, presidential candidate for Kenya‘s coalition party Azimio La Umoja One, says should he win the presidency next month he will ensure the country realizes all the attributes of the national anthem. During coalition campaign rallies in Naivasha and during a campaign tour of Nakuru County, Raila said his …

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Kenya: UN expert welcomes historic reparations ruling in favor of tribal peoples |

The historical Verdict follows a landmark judgment of the Court of Justice of 26 May 2017, which found that the Kenyan government had violated the Ogiek’s right to life, property, natural resources, development, religion and culture under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. “Important step” “This judgment and …

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ACA: Mobilizing Funds to Create a Modern African Economy

When the African Capital Alliance (ACA) was formed in 1997, it had continental goals but had to start somewhere. Its first foothold as a pioneering private equity firm trying to make its mark in raising investable funds was in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos. It was a most inopportune time, in …

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You cannot hold public office, your certificate will be revoked » Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 18 (Reuters) – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has revoked Mike Sonko’s candidacy for the gubernatorial race in Mombasa after the Supreme Court ruled his impeachment was upheld as governor of Nairobi. The decision to revoke his nomination certificate, issued just last week, was communicated …

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Swan Hellenic’s Andrea Zito on itinerary challenges

The CEO shared the information from onboard the new expedition ship SH Vega last week before her name day cruise from Helsinki to Copenhagen with media and trade. Itineraries 2023 for SH Vega, HH Minervaas well as SH Diana – currently under construction at Helsinki Shipyard – will go on …

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IEBC decides Sonko’s fate in Mombasa gubernatorial campaign next week Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 17 (Reuters) – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will decide whether or not to keep former Nairobi Gov. Mike Sonko’s authorization for the gubernatorial election in Mombasa until Tuesday, July 19. Commission Chair Wafula Chebukati told the press on Saturday that the final decision would …

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Missed Opportunities: Reflections on Amnesty Kenya’s Scorecard

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice President Willian Ruto presenting the 2017 Jubilee Party manifesto. [File, Standard] According to Amnesty Kenya‘s Human Rights Scorecard 2022, the Jubilee Administration scored an unimpressive 46 percent. Human rights are at the heart of human dignity. The low score indicates a weak focus on citizen …

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The grand standard? The dozen countries in the danger zone

Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Russia, Suriname and Zambia are already in default, Belarus is on the brink and at least a dozen more are in danger as rising borrowing costs, inflation and debt stoke fears of economic collapse. Adding up the costs is a feast for the eyes. Using bond spreads …

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Female leaders who are redefining what power looks like

“If the face of power remains the same, so does suffering. Also, policies that restrict women and girls end up harming everyone. A world that limits the power and influence of women also robs itself of their talents and contributions. Her family, her community and her country feel that absence …

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JDDB Attempts to Allay Trelawny Farmers’ Concerns About Mombasa Grass | news

WESTERN OFFICE: The Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) is on track to encourage ranchers to grow a special species of grass to improve Jamaica’s food security, but a few farmers in Trelawny aren’t very encouraged as they haven’t been able to reap the benefits to harvest this product, to which …

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Kenya: The African Development Bank approves a €63 million loan to boost grain and oilseed production

The Board of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved a €63 million loan to Kenya to increase grain and oilseed production by over 1.5 million tonnes over the next two years. The increase in production will help strengthen national food security and economic resilience. The loan is part …

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The Office of the US Trade Representative announced Thursday that the US and Kenya will begin developing closer ties under an agreement that would address non-tariff barriers to trade. | 2022-07-14

The US Trade Representative’s office announced Thursday that the US and Kenya will begin to forge closer ties under an agreement that would improve farm trade by addressing non-tariff barriers. The Biden administration continues to defy criticism that it does not negotiate traditional tariff-reducing market access deals in pacts like …

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How to transform travel and tourism with mobile commerce

columnists How to transform travel and tourism with mobile commerce Thursday 14 July 2022 Tourists photograph a lion in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. FILE PHOTO | NMG The travel and tourism industry is steadily recovering, albeit with a degree of concern as we approach next month’s general election. The …

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Victory for Sonko as Supreme Court rules entry into Mombasa governor’s race Capital News

MOMBASA, Kenya, July 13 (Reuters) – Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been acquitted by the Supreme Court after months of protracted court battles following the independent elections and borders for Mombasa’s governor’s seat Commission (IEBC) banned him from candidacy. The three-judge bench in Mombasa also directed the electoral commission …

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The government issues a quality mark for horticulture to ensure food safety

Fresh produce consumers benefit from high-quality food thanks to local value chains that meet government-sponsored and other global standards. Local food companies are also pushing out of the expanded market as consumers continue to increase due to the growth of the middle class and the country’s rapid urbanization. In July …

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DSA is urging Kenyan policymakers to allocate all 6GHz bandwidth for Wi-Fi use

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has welcomed the Kenyan government‘s decision to designate the lower 6 GHz radio spectrum (5925 – 6425 MHz) for license-free Wi-Fi use. This is in line with the African Telecommunications Union recommendation of July 2021. DSA is a global organization dedicated to promoting innovation in …

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President Kenyatta, ministers name 150 state job days to surveys

Business President Kenyatta, ministers name 150 state job days to surveys Tuesday 12 July 2022 President Uhuru Kenyatta. FILE PHOTO | NMG President Uhuru Kenyatta’s heads of cabinet have increased the pace of appointments to parastatal bodies and other state-owned agencies, which has been linked to the government’s term expiry …

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Somalia Livestock Price Bulletin, June 2022 – Somalia

Attachments The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries at risk of food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, Price Bulletin provides a series of charts showing monthly current year prices in selected urban centers, allowing users to compare current …

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Africa Demonstrates Commitment to Protect and Sustainable Development of Marine Resources at UN Oceanic Conference – OpEd – Eurasia Review

The United Nations Ocean Conference (UNOC), co-organized by Portugal and Kenya from 27 June to 1 July 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal, was a landmark ocean event to bring together decision-makers, innovators, private sector actors and stakeholders to implement SDG Goal 14 and Aspiration 1.6 of Africa’s Agenda 2063, both of …

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Bongo Zozo: A Global Swahili Billboard

By Shimbo Pastory, CSSp. From Galston, Kilmarnock, Scotland, our international correspondent Shimbo Pastory spoke to Bongo Zozo, who is based in Southampton, England, in the south, about his journey with the Swahili language as the world celebrated World Kiswahili Language Day. Bongo Zozo stands out for mentioning a possible enduring …

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In Kenya, Mexico, nuns are discovering the need to coordinate resources for elderly care

WASHINGTON, DC – Congregations of women religious around the world can feel overwhelmed with the care older sisters need, but often resources that are taken for granted in developed countries are not even available in other countries. For example, while churches around the world provide their older sisters with access …

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The national government creates six new subdistricts in the coastal region

The national government has created six new subdistricts in the coastal region as part of efforts to bring services closer to the people. Coast Regional Commissioner (RC), John Elungata, announced that Kwale, Kilifi and Tana River counties have each received two new administrative units for improved community services. Elungata identified …

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This week: Wave raises 90 million euros

Plus, hackers want ShopRite to pay for their customers’ data. Editor’s Notes Week 27, 2022 Reading time: 5 minutes Nigeria introduced eNaira last year; Ghana’s eCedi just entered the pilot phase this week. No funny joke here – I’m just giving you the news. 👍🏿 Enjoy the long weekend Kelechi …

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FTAN laments Lai Mohammed’s neglect of tourism

… asks Buhari Tourism is recognized worldwide as the largest employer of labor and the engine of human society and economic development due to its multiplier effect. With this in mind, many nations of the world pay close attention to its development by initiating key policies and measurable implementation strategies …

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Tuna supplies for Kenya’s local fishing community are running out

VANGA, Kenya (AP) – “Tuna isn’t for everyone,” lamented 65-year-old Chapoka Miongo, a handline fisherman on Kenya‘s south coast, from his dugout canoe. He is one of many artisanal fishermen in Shimoni, a bustling coastal town 82 kilometers (51 miles) south of Mombasa dotted with dhows, dugouts, outrigger canoes and …

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Sh9million solar powered electric fence launched in Lorien – Kenya News Agency

For years, farmers from Lorien in Rumuruti District, Laikipia County have braved cold nights to ensure their crops are not destroyed by elephants that roam freely in the area. Farmers also used all sorts of crude methods to drive away the wild animals, including lighting fires to frighten them if …

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DG NITDA Bag Leadership Commendation Award in London – TechEconomy.ng

In recognition of his thoughtful leadership and his unprecedented achievements in implementing the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) for a digital Nigeria; Kashifu Inuwa, Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has been awarded the African Leadership Organization’s prestigious Special African Leadership Commendation Award. The …

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New property fences are still popping up in the Greater Mara

The following section assesses our main findings regarding the growth of fenced areas over time relative to 1) protection types, 2) administrative boundaries, and 3) other fences. Fencing in relation to land governance A general growth of fenced areas can be observed throughout the Greater Mara in the 00’s but …

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How Azimio uses WhatsApp audios to defeat Ruto

Nearly 30 days before the August 9 election, Azimio La Umoja and the Kenya Kwanza alliance are devising last-minute tactics to outdo each other in both the campaign and elections. Azimio, under former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, launched a counteroffensive aimed at discrediting Deputy President William Ruto of the Kenya-Kwanza …

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Activists in Kenya continue fighting for abortion rights after Roe ended

Placeholder when loading item promotions NAIROBI – Fauziah attended a dinner party at her friend Aisha’s house in Mathare, an informal settlement in Nairobi, in 2016. Around 11 p.m., Aisha began to complain of abdominal pain and put on a sanitary napkin. Within minutes, blood had seeped through her clothing. …

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CBK wants to spy on lenders who disregard consumer rights

Business CBK wants to spy on lenders who disregard consumer rights Tuesday 05 July 2022 Central Bank of Kenya. FILE PHOTO | NMG The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) is seeking a consultant to spy on commercial banks and microfinance lenders to uncover consumer violations such as hidden fees, false …

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PAWA honors Presidents Akufo-Addo, Buhari and others

Akufo Addo The Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) has honored President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his contributions and support to the Association’s development. It also honored Nigerian President Muhammed Buhari and Vice Professor Yemi Osinbajo for their support of the association. The awards, recognizing Ghana’s support for PAWA since …

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Java will open five new stores by October as the rivalry grows

companies Java will open five new stores by October as the rivalry grows Monday 04 July 2022 A branch of Java House in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG Restaurant chain Java House plans to open five more locations in Kenya by October as it expands in a market that is …

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Kenya: Airtel Kenya appoints Ashish Malhotra as its new Managing Director

Airtel Networks Kenya Limited Board of Directors has appointed Ashish Malhotra as Managing Director to oversee the company’s next phase of growth. Previously, he was Group Head of Sales and Marketing at Airtel Africa, leading the function across 14 countries where Airtel operates. In this role, he was instrumental in …

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OPINION: Unfair practices crowding out gambling companies in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 3 – Gaming companies contribute more than Shillings 20 billion annually to state and local government budgets in the name of fiscal and parafiscal levies. They have always supported the state, best demonstrated during the coronavirus pandemic as they strengthened the community with ongoing health donations. The …

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A mangrove conservation project has improved life and possibly the air in this Kenyan village

The village of Gazi Bay on Kenya’s coast, just 55 kilometers south of bustling Mombasa and off the country’s beaten tourist path, has emerged in recent years as a model for the restoration and care of carbon-absorbing mangrove trees. The Mikoko Pamoja project has preserved 100 hectares of mangroves.(AP: Brian …

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Uganda, DR Congo are considering rail and water transportation to facilitate business

The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) is pushing for Uganda Airlines to allow direct flights to key cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to facilitate trade and the movement of goods. said PSFU Board Director Sarah Kagingo SoftPower News that one of the pending issues is Uganda …

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By protecting the mangroves, Kenya’s coastal communities are sowing seeds for sustainable ‘blue growth’ |

Mangroves are tropical marine forests with great potential. They protect coasts from erosion and storm surges; and provide food and shelter for a variety of wildlife, as well as rearing habitats for commercially important fish and shellfish. They’re also fighting climate change: The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) estimates that …

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Bangi-ology: Gwada Ogot explains the Roots Party’s marijuana pledge

Researcher Gwada Ogot. [Wire Apondi, Standard] Researcher and political scientist Gwada Ogot has led Roots Party delegates to explain to the nation why Prof George Wajackoyah’s marijuana campaign is the best choice for Kenya’s struggling economy as the country prepares for August 9 elections . Speaking at KICC today ahead …

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Kenya Safari Packages From India – How To Plan The Best Trip

From visa application to vaccinations, when to travel, places to visit and for how long, here is a perfect guide on how to plan the best Kenya safari packages from India. Kenya is one of the few countries in Africa that boasts all sorts of tourist attractions. From wildlife-rich savannas …

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Supreme Court opens sub-registries in Mombasa and Kisumu » Capital News

NAIROBI KENYA June 29 — Trial parties in Mombasa and Kisumu wanting to appeal to the Supreme Court will not need to travel to Nairobi after the court’s subsidiary offices have become operational. In a statement, Chief Justice Martha Koome said the sub-registries are part of the judiciary’s promise to …

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Kenya: Research Terms of Reference – Joint Market Monitoring Initiative RCID KEN 2207 (June 2022, V1) – Kenya

Attachments 2. Justification In Kenya, about 80% of lands are classified as Arid and Semi-Arid (ASAL) due to relatively low annual rainfall. These cover 23 districts, 9 of which are classified as arid with annual rainfall between 150 mm and 550 mm and 14 as semi-arid with annual rainfall between …

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Rigathi Gachagua blames Uhuru Kenyatta and Fred Matiangi for the growing insecurity

During a Kenyan Kwanza Economic Forum in Laikipia County, Gachagua pointed the finger at President Uhuru Kenyatta and Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i, claiming they were not properly performing their duties. Citing Laikipia’s previous publicity of insecurity, Gachagua expressed disappointment to the head of state and Matiang’i for not responding quickly …

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Djibouti joins the TWIX network to fight wildlife trade in the Horn of Africa

Neighboring countries around the world face obstacles to coordinating and sharing vital information in the fight against wildlife trafficking. This is where TWIX (Trade in Wildlife Information eXchange) comes in. It is an online tool that facilitates information sharing between countries and supports international collaboration between wildlife law enforcement and …

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African Member States Reaffirm Commitment to Protect Underwater Cultural Heritage – Education in India | Latest Education News | Global Education News

The urgency of protecting Africa’s underwater cultural heritage was underscored during an awareness event held on June 4, 2022 in the beautiful historic city of Mombasa, Kenya and at the idyllic site of Fort Jesus, a World Heritage Site. This event took place as part of the UNESCO project “Building …

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Kenya relies on drones to enforce building regulations

Officials in Kenya will use drones over construction sites across the country as part of a surveillance program to both ensure full compliance with building codes and crack down on contractors working without proper permits. Authorities in Kenya are taking action to halt a series of structural deficiencies across the …

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What significance does Africa have for the West, for the world? (8) – Businessamlive

The COMMONWEALTH CONFERENCE, also known as the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), came to Africa again last week, this time in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Since the founding of the Commonwealth in 1949, Africa has hosted more conferences than any other continent with Commonwealth countries. With the Kigali …

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Manifestos show candidates for the governor of Vihiga who back women and youth

Vihiga County Governor Dr. Wilber Ottichilo. [Benjamin Sakwa, Standard] The candidates running for the governorship of Vihiga County for the Aug. 9 election have narrowed their manifestos to youth empowerment and job creation. Governor Wilber Ottichilo, defending his seat on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party map, faces him with …

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South Sudan uses the port of Djibouti as an import route

Aerial view of Djibouti port. [Photo courtesy] JUBA – South Sudan plans to use the port of Djibouti as an import route for goods from international markets. Chamber of Commerce Deputy Chairman Lado Lukak Legge said plans were underway to divert trade from the Port of Mombasa to Djibouti. “We …

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Elections in Kenya: fear of unrest ahead of August election

Placeholder when loading item promotions WAJIR, Kenya –– A fleet of gleaming SUVs drove over the dusty town of Wajir in northeastern Kenya on a spring afternoon. Campaign workers with cell phones taped to their ears stepped out of the air-conditioned interior into the 100-degree heat. Former opposition leader Raila …

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The current pain is not only due to Ukraine, the Covid-19 pandemic

A shopper at a Samrat supermarket in Nyeri. [Kibata Kihu, Standard] The government has told anyone willing to listen that the current economic crisis stems from the war in Ukraine and the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic’s supply chain disruptions. Industrial fair. A significant part of the inflationary pressures …

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Giancarlo Davite in Kenya for Safari Rally 2022 | The new time

Renowned rally driver Giancarlo Davite is in Kenya representing Rwanda in the Rally Safari, which takes place in Mombasa from 23rd to 26th June. Rally Kenya is one of 13 races listed by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) on the World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar this year. According to Rwanda …

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Jaishankar meets with Kenyan cabinet to discuss war food security

Foreign Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar, who is visiting Kigali, met with Raychelle Omamo, Kenya‘s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, and held talks on the aftermath of the Ukraine war, including food, fuel and fertilizer security. Taking to social media, Jaishankar tweeted: “So nice to meet my …

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Kune Food closes almost a year after starting operations in Kenya – TechCrunch

Kune, a Kenya-based startup that started as an on-demand grocery delivery service before morphing into an online restaurant in recent months, has shut down today, affecting 90 employees, some of whom were just hired in the last month became . The startup was founded in December 2020 and conducted a …

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Uganda coffee a hit in foreign markets but shunned at home

BY GILBERT MWIJUKE On a sunny morning, Nasser Mutesasira hands out free packets of processed coffee to farmers who sell coffee beans to his company for processing. “I’m giving you this coffee so you can taste your own products,” says Mutesasira, who buys coffee beans from 991 farmers in the …

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KRC begins revitalizing 127 km of railroad track two decades after cessation of operations

Shipping & Logistics KRC begins revitalizing 127 km of railroad track two decades after cessation of operations Wednesday 22 June 2022 Workers participate in the rehabilitation of railway lines in Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu county, Feb. 9, 2021. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NMG The government has started rehabilitation of …

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Kenya: Ministry signs agreement to improve access to breast cancer treatment Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Kenya, with 6,000 cases diagnosed each year

The Ministry of Healththe National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) and Roche today signed Letters of Intent (MOU) making Herceptin, an innovative breast cancer treatment, available to all NHIF members with no cash match payment. This is the first national cancer drug access program in

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Developer is building Sh539m Kisumu Beach Apartments

counties Developer is building Sh539m Kisumu Beach Apartments Tuesday 21 June 2022 Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o. PHOTO | JAMES EKWAM | NMG A developer has increased stakes in residential and tourism offerings in Kisumu with Sh539 million in floating beachfront apartments on the shores of Lake Victoria. The iconic structure, …

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Former state officials arrested by the EACC for fraud

Split A number of senior former Land Department officials have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the fraudulent acquisition and transfer of publicly owned land. The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission announced Monday morning that former Lands Commissioner Wilson Gachanja, the former Senior Lands …

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Kenya to review details of global minimum tax

editorial Kenya to review details of global minimum tax Monday 20 June 2022 Kenya is right to demand more clarity on revenue sharing before committing to a global deal on minimum taxation for multinationals. Companies operating in multiple jurisdictions have taken advantage of differences in tax rates, locating their headquarters …

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Hoteliers asked to identify skill gaps to accelerate recovery efforts » Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 19 – The government has called on the Hotel Owners and Caterers Association of Kenya (KHAC) to task the National Industry Training Authority (NITA) with developing a robust action plan to help the sector recover. At a symposium convened by KHAC, Jackson Kalla, Chief Administrative Secretary for …

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Go Here, Not There: Low-crowd alternatives to top outdoor getaways

“],”renderIntial”:true,”wordCount”:350}”> For city travelers second city tourism means skipping a country’s most famous city to enjoy a destination that’s still impressive but less well-trodden. Think: Chicago instead of New York City or Manchester, England instead of London. This concept can easily be applied to outdoor getaways as well. Just trade …

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Jambojet joins the Adopt a Forest Campaign to promote forest cover

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 17 (Reuters) – Jambojet Limited and Kenya Forest Service (KFS) have partnered to plant 1000 trees on one hectare of land in the Ngong Hills Forest to meet the government set target of 10 percent forest cover by the end of this year year to achieve. The …

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Tanzanian grain stuck at Kenya border due to new import regulations

By GERALD ANDAE Tanzania has imposed a new requirement on grain traders to obtain an export license before shipping corn out of the country, in a policy move that has locked grain supplies already bought from Kenyan millers at the border. Kenyan millers say the new requirement could shut down …

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Celebrating Kenyan Nightlife – Business Daily

company We celebrate the robustness of Kenyan nightlife Friday 17 June 2022 Dj Xclusive (left) and Meera Kaira pose for a photo during the Save the Night event hosted by Jägermeister on June 09, 2022 at the Noir Gallery. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU | NMG Kenyan artists, bartenders and creatives …

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Despite the enormous potential, East Africa’s tourism resources remain untapped

By Janeth Mushi arusha The vast natural resources in the East African Community (EAC) bloc have not yet been fully developed for tourism. Visitors to the recently held tourism exhibition said that the world-renowned attractions that the region is endowed with do not match the number of visitors. Richard Gafabusa, …

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Kenya’s triathlon team aims to make their mark at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

Nairobi – Ahead of its debut at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in the United Kingdom, Team Kenya has prepared for the triathlon with head coach Camila Lydia, who will compete in the July 28-August 8 triathlon. John Paul and Joseph Okal, who were at camp under the tutelage of Lydia, …

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Forex Trading in Kenya: Regulation and Brokers

Kenya is one of the most populous countries in East Africa. With a population of over 53 million, the country is also fast becoming a major hub for forex trading as its regulator, CMA and traditional brokers have begun to see the markets potential. Here is everything you need to …

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According to Keroche, 10,400 employees will lose their jobs after KRA closed its factory again

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 14 (Reuters) – Local brewery Keroche Breweries has asked the Kenya Tax Authority (KRA) for a moratorium on paying Sh322 million in tax arrears, noting that the tax official allowed the Naivasha-based brewery to operate despite initial agreements in May. The company’s chief executive, Tabitha Karanja, said …

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Kenyans urged to undergo gene screening Capital News

MOMBASA, Kenya, June 13 (Reuters) – Kenyans have been advised to undergo gene mapping to detect traces of albinism and other genetically transmitted diseases before consummating their marriages. Experts point out that albinism could be minimized through the process of determining the position of genes on chromosomes to establish the …

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Kenya’s new tax on Ugandan eggs sets the stage for another trade war

By GERALD ANDAE Kenya and Uganda are staring at another round of trade wars after Nairobi reinstated a levy on eggs imported from the neighboring country. Uganda says Kenya is now taxing its eggs at a rate of Ksh72 ($0.6) per tray, bringing back a levy that was suspended last …

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Kenya plans to cut funding for tourism marketing in Japan and Italy

Business Kenya plans to cut funding for tourism marketing in Japan and Italy Monday 13 June 2022 Tourism CS Najib Balala. FILE PHOTO | NMG Kenya plans to cut marketing spend in three traditional tourism source markets to free up advertising budgets in favor of five new markets such as …

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Jurassic World Dominion: Why DeWanda Wise’s Kayla Watts is the best character in the trilogy and how she should return

SPOILERS ahead Jurassic World Dominiononly plays in theaters now. And just like that, the Jurassic world trilogy is over. Dinosaurs have ruled the box office and our pop culture for the last seven years as the famous franchise returned to the big screens nearly 15 years after our last visit …

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Jonathan Leakey: The man who shaped millions of snake farms in Kenya

Jonathan Leakey is credited with introducing the lucrative snake breeding business to Kenya. Most publications, both local and international, have described him as the father of snake breeding in Kenya. He made a fortune hunting and selling rare viper snakes to many companies in Europe and parts of South America. …

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ICG: Kenya’s August 9 elections could be contested

BY ONYANGO K’ONYANGO A prominent electoral administration body that protects individual and business interests and the involvement of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in succession politics could see the outcome of the country’s general election in August being contested. In a report released earlier this week by the International Crisis Group …

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The legendary Hilton Nairobi will close its doors in December after 53 years

After 53 years of activity, the legendary Hilton Nairobi, a symbol of luxurious hospitality, was in Kenya, will close its doors indefinitely in December. The hotel said it will deploy some staff at hotels in its Nairobi Hilton portfolio. “Following extensive discussions with the hotel owner, the Hilton Nairobi will …

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09.06.2022 | CSE:SNA | press release

Brampton, Ontario – (Newsfile Corp. – June 9, 2022) – Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (CSE:SNA) (CSE:SNA.CN) (“Star” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the Letter of Intent “LOI” to Fly540 Kenya (“Fly540”) to purchase three (3) Units of STAR-ISMS® (In-Flight Safety Monitoring System) for three (3) of its …

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Justina Wambui Wamae: How Wajackoyah chose me as a running mate

Presidential candidate Justina Wambui Wamae has come out to reveal how she defeated other contenders for election as the likely presidential nominee of Deputy President George Wajackoyah’s Roots Party. Speaking of citizen television On Wednesday, June 8, Wamae announced that her husband played a crucial role in rekindling her passion …

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Kenya Railways has introduced a night service between Nairobi and Kisumu

After improvements the On the Kisumu route, passengers will be able to travel at night starting this Friday. The Kisumu Night Train now stops before arriving at Kikuyu, Naivasha, Nakuru, Njoro, Elburgon, Turi, Molo, Mau Summit, Londiani, Kedowa, Kipkelion, Tunnel, Fort Ternan, Koru, Muhoroni, Chemelil, Kibigori, Miwani and Kibos its …

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how Indian Ocean literature can remap the world

Novels create worlds. They create an intuitive feeling and mental image of a place. And the sense of space created by fiction shapes how readers see the world itself, just like maps do. For early postcolonial literature, the world of the novel was often the nation. Postcolonial novels mostly took …

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Kenya’s national beach volleyball coach Salome Wanjala misses the World Cup

The Volleyball World Championship will be held from June 10th to 19th in Rome, Italy Coach Wanjala is currently in Mombasa to prepare other team members for the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games, scheduled from April 4th to August 31st in Birmingham, UK. However, the African champion has to count on …

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Raila’s statement about Mitumba causes an uproar

Azimio la Umoja A Kenyan presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, has come under fire for his comments about second-hand clothing, known as Mitumba. During its manifesto launch on Monday June 6th, Raila stated that the importation of mitumba Clothing into the country had killed other sectors of the economy including manufacturing. …

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Position Kenya as a hub for event tourism

ideas & debate Position Kenya as a hub for event tourism Tuesday 07 June 2022 Children watch and listen as puppeteers perform an interactive show during the revamped storytelling festival at Alliance Francaise in Nairobi. PHOTO| AUGUSTIN SANG | NMG Leading destination brands around the world have successfully used event …

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Kenyatta Expressway could make Nairobi feel like Los Angeles

By Charles Onyango Obbo Former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki built Kenya’s Great Infrastructure Church and left. President Uhuru Kenyatta succeeded him and is now the Pope of the Church. The Kenyatta government and a number of county governors are diehard infrastructure fundamentalists and have been building roads, bypasses, freeways, expressways …

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Alfred Mutua & Amason Kingi omitted as registrar share official Kenyan Kwanza partners

Maendeleo Chap Chap, led by Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, the Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) led by Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi were among the parties conspicuously absent from an official list of parties in the Kenya-Kwanza coalition. In a statement on Sunday June 5, the Office of the Register of Political …

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Kenya Kwanza optimistic to win State House in August Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 4 (Reuters) – The Kenya-Kwanza coalition exuded confidence in the August 9 election today after claiming victory after the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) nominated Deputy President William Ruto for the candidacy had released to the presidency. During the Kamukunji rally in Nairobi, DP Ruto’s running …

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50 Years Investing in Rhinos – Business Daily

company 50 year investment in rhinos Saturday 04 June 2022 Ian Craig, Owner of Lewa Conservancy and Director of Conservation, Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) during interview at Serena Hotel, Nairobi on May 19, 2022. PHOTO | LUCY WANJIRU | NMG Ian Craig swears by two things: safe wilderness and conservation. …

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Costs and competition drive truckers to innovate

By ANTHONY KITIMO Fierce competition from the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), combined with rising costs for fuel, taxes and insurance premiums, has forced Kenyan truckers to innovate to stay afloat. The government ordered all cargo delivered at the Port of Mombasa to be shipped inland to Nairobi exclusively via the …

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Graffiti Girls Kenya use public art to shed light on gender-based violence

In Kenya, a group of fearless women find ways to express themselves through graffiti painting. In doing so, these women challenge stereotypes by visualizing societal issues affecting their community. Graffiti Girls Kenya work in Kenya’s capital Nairobi – and in the major cities surrounding it – painting murals that adorn …

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Kenya’s plan to acquire LPG logistics company from Tanzania

By ANTHONY KITIMO Kenya is attempting to dominate the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supply by building the largest import and storage gas facility in Mombasa and licensing more private companies to compete with Tanzania, which has dominated business in the region for years. The announcement of the construction of a …

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Mnangagwa retires Munodawafa and appoints a new permanent secretary of the Ministry of Tourism

By Thandiwe Garusa PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Raphael Tayerera Faranisi as the new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism. The post was previously held by Munesushe Munodawafa, who will retire in August. This was announced by the President’s Chief Secretary, Misheck Sibanda, in a statement on Wednesday. “His …

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Don’t be afraid to go into debt, Uhuru demands the next administration

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 1 (Reuters) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the next government to use debt while emphasizing its importance as a key accelerator of economic development. Kenyatta, during his final national event speech during the Madaraka Day celebration, defended the anniversary administration’s decision to borrow more, noting that …

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Kenya: Covid-19 led to increased mental health problems in children – study

Nairobi — A recent study by Gertrude’s Children Hospital estimates that between 20 and 40 percent of Kenyan children may be suffering from mental illness, a situation they attribute to the COVID-19 pandemic. The head of clinical services at Gertrude’s Hospital, Thomas Ngwiri, said the pandemic has had a negative …

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The government is trying to raise Kenya’s debt ceiling to 10 trillion shillings

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 31 – The National Treasury has proposed raising the debt ceiling to Sh10 trillion from the current Sh9 trillion to allow the government to borrow more to meet the Sh3.33 trillion budget for fiscal year 2022-23 finance. In a Gazette note published on May 26, Treasury CS …

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Kenya: EABL to build Sh1bn microbrewery

Nairobi – East African Breweries Plc (EABL) has commissioned the construction of a Sh1 billion microbrewery that will serve as an innovation hub for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The facility, adjacent to Tusker Brewery in Ruaraka, will consist of a microbrewery, tasting room, taproom and flagship store. The build was …

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Traders avoid Kenyan tea at auctions, citing a high reserve price

raw materials Traders avoid Kenyan tea at auctions, citing a high reserve price Monday, May 30, 2022 Traders at a tea auction at the Tea Trade Center in Mombasa. FILE PHOTO | NMG Dealers at the Mombasa auction are sidelining expensive Kenyan tea because of the government-imposed floor price of …

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HR professionals explore the future of the workplace after the pandemic

Tom Mulwa, Managing Director of Liaison Group, Joan Wainaina, Group Head People & Culture, Paul Kasimu, Chief Human Resource Officer of Safaricom PLC, and Xetova, Chief Technology Officer of Bright Gameli, during the opening of the 1st Human Resource Management Forum Liaison Group. [Courtesy] Since 2020, the world of work …

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Kenya’s tax levels have exceeded the global standard threshold

collection concept. [Getty Images] The fourth and longest-serving US Chief Justice, John Marshall, had a controversial opinion ahead of his time. He said that to tax the power is also the power to destroy. The Kenyan tax regime agrees with him. In April, Finance Minister UKur Yatani presented the Finance …

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Africa’s tourism sector is on the up again

Africa’s tourism industry has all but disappeared during the pandemic, but now travelers are returning to the continent. The Grand Daddy Hotel in central Cape Town, South Africa bustles with activity. Guests check in at reception, there’s a gin tasting on the second floor, while cocktails are served on the …

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William Ruto’s headache over the rivalry between Amason Kingi and Aisha Jumwa

Kilifi County Women’s Officer Asha Jumwa watches as Governor Amason Kingi addresses reporters at the Governor’s official residence in Kilifi. [File, Standard] Deputy President William Ruto was yesterday forced to defuse tensions between supporters of Malindian MP Aisha Jumwa and those of Governor Amason Kingi’s Pamoja Africa Alliance (PAA). The …

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Adopting mobile technology as a humanitarian response to drought-ravaged communities in northern Kenya – Kenya

Over 3.5 million people in Kenya suffer from severe hunger. Several factors, from failed back-to-back rainy spells and swarms of locusts to the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns and now the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, have led to the loss of livelihoods as the cost of living soars. In …

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The UN Security Council extends the arms embargo on South Sudan until June 2023

The UN Security Council passed a resolution to renew an arms embargo on South Sudan and targeted sanctions such as travel bans and asset freezes against individuals and entities until May 31, 2023. Resolution 2633, passed Thursday with 10 votes in favor and five abstentions, also extends …

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How a black American became the tourism boss of Elmina, Ghana

Rashad McCrorey was in Ghana for the first time in January 2015. A visit to the West African country was not planned. His school in the US, Drew University, where he earned his Masters in Theology, had a course called Cross-Cultural Experience that prepared him to go to Cameroon. But …

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Kenya: Suits challenging Sonko’s suitability for Mombasa governorship are referred to Koome

Mombasa – Chief Justice Martha Koome is expected to give instructions on two petitions filed to block former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko from contesting in Mombasa. The petitions were even referred when the Nairobi High Court sent a similar filing to Koome to form a bench to determine Sonko’s suitability …

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Secrets of tree hyrax in Kenya revealed with new research techniques – ScienceDaily

Hyraxes are medium-sized mammals that live in the canopy of tropical forests. They are shy and only move at night, which is why almost nothing is known about their habits or behavior. However, researchers from the University of Helsinki have now managed, through a combination of different techniques, to observe …

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