How politicians and Nigerians wired 25 billion shillings in days

Business How politicians and Nigerians wired 25 billion shillings in days Tuesday April 26, 2022 BY ADONIJAH NDEGEMore from this author summary The cash movement over the two months involved over 10 companies owned by the same people and registered under nearly identical names in Kenya, Dubai, the US, Nigeria, …

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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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Kenya: Ministers for global education meet in Nairobi for the Commonwealth Conference

Nairobi — 54 education ministers are among the key policymakers expected to convene in Nairobi on Wednesday and Thursday next week for the 21st Commonwealth of Education Ministers’ Conference (CCEM). A statement from the Education Ministry said the government-hosted high-level conference would be held under the theme “Rethinking education for …

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Prison risk for using frozen Sh5.6bn linked to top politicians, Nigerians

Business Prison risk for using frozen Sh5.6bn linked to top politicians, Nigerians Monday 25 April 2022 Frozen money concept. FILE PHOTO | NMG BY ADONIJAH NDEGEMore from this author summary The money in six bank accounts that was frozen earlier this month is suspected to be part of a money …

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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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Less famous but no less beautiful

Lying on both sides of the equator, Kenya is undoubtedly one of Africa’s most popular travel destinations. It has vast, world-renowned national parks where animals roam free in their natural habitat in a beautiful, diverse, natural and mostly untouched landscape. And for its wildlife, Kenya is a dream safari destination. …

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Coffee farmers in Mt. Kenya rely on cash windfall from direct export sales

Framers sort coffee berries at a stall in Embu, November 26, 2021. [Muriithi Mugo, Standard] Coffee farmers in the Mt. Kenya region are looking forward to financial fortunes thanks to improved product quality and direct sales to the international market. Officials from several cooperatives said good qualities, increased direct sales …

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Pros and cons of DRC joining East African bloc

On March 29, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was admitted to the East African Community (EAC), becoming its seventh member state, alongside Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the largest country in the bloc with a population of around …

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Tanzania’s Maasai appeal to West to stop evictions over conservation plans | Global development

Thousands of Maasai herders in northern Tanzania have written to the UK, US and EU governments asking for help to stop plans to evict them from their ancestral lands. More than 150,000 Maasai are at risk of being evicted by the Tanzanian government due to actions by the UN cultural …

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Grit, Grace, Resilience: The American Dream Story by Kenya Mobley

Kenya Mobley is living her American dream in The American Dream City with her company On Track Truck Driving School, LLC. Mobley was taught from an early age that the values ​​she should hold were courage, grace and resilience. Grit – Life will do what life does. It is …

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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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Why do over 1000 SMEs in Kenya fail every day?

Why do over 1000 SMEs in Kenya fail every day? By Soko Directory Team / Published April 20, 2022 | 1:35 p.m IMPORTANT POINTS Factors cited as the main contributors to the collapse of many SMEs include poor management, an inability to manage and account for funds, including bookkeeping and …

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After the merger, the state authority plans new loans totaling ATS 12.6 billion

capital markets After the merger, the state authority plans new loans totaling ATS 12.6 billion Wednesday April 20, 2022 Christopher Huka, Director General of Kenya Development Corporation (KDC). PHOTO | SWIMMING POOL By CONSTANT MUNDAMore from this author summary The government-backed DFI inherited a loan book of about Shillings 4.5 …

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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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27 Ethiopian immigrants illegally smuggled into Kenya have been returned to their country

A court in Nairobi has ordered the repatriation of some 27 Ethiopian immigrants who were arrested in the city. The five girls and 22 men between the ages of 12 and 36 are said to have been smuggled into the country against their will. Some of them have been identified …

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Yatani leaves out the budget for Uhuru’s retirement office

Business Yatani leaves out the budget for Uhuru’s retirement office Monday 18 April 2022 President Uhuru Kenyatta. PHOTO | PSCU By CONSTANT MUNDAMore from this author summary The Treasury Department is understood to avoid violating parts of the law that bans a retired president from holding office in a political …

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Zanzibar hotel responds to allegations of sexual assault and harassment by Nigerian guests

Zainab Oladehinde says she traveled to Zanzibar on April 15, 2021. [Source: Zainab Oladehinde, Twitter] Zanzibar-based Warere Beach Hotel responded to allegations of sexual assault by a Nigerian woman on Twitter around 1pm on Saturday 16 April. Using the microblogging application, Zainab Oladehinde shared her experience a year ago when …

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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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Choose steadfast leaders capable of meeting our challenges, President Kenyatta advises Kenyans

Download logo President Uhuru Kenyatta has advised Kenyans to elect steadfast leaders capable of uniting the country and offering solutions to the challenges facing the Wananchi, noting that nation-building is no easy task . Speaking Thursday night at the State House in Nairobi, as he hosted nearly 2,000 Muslim leaders …

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Agriculture suffers from the low budget allocation in EAC

By LUKAS ANAMI Even as starvation, starvation and inflation ravage the East African region, the bloc is still reluctant to fund agriculture and has allocated less than 0.01 percent of its budget to the sector. In the draft budget for fiscal year 2022-2023, the East African Community partner countries allocated …

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No hiding place for defaulting government loans while KDC fusses

company No hiding place for defaulting government loans while KDC fusses Friday April 15, 2022 After more than seven years of reforms, the Treasury last year merged three government development finance institutions (DFIs) – Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC), Tourism Finance Corporation (TFC) and Industrial Development Bank Capital Ltd …

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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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Kenya: Security Concerns for Political Aspirants | Africa | DW

Preparations for Kenyan elections, like the August 9, 2022 general election, come with a sense of foreboding for aspiring politicians and their staff. Winning an election may be the goal, but threats, kidnapping, assault and even death are not excluded. Recently, Kisii politician Thomas Okari was found dead from stab …

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Kenyatta, Moi-era barons risk auction of Sh31 billion

Business Kenyatta, Moi-era barons risk auction of Sh31 billion Wednesday April 13, 2022 Kenya‘s first President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta (left) and his successor Daniel Toroitich arap Moi. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP. By CONSTANT MUNDAMore from this author summary The Kenya Development Corporation – the state body created by …

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Home Office contractors accused of paying for sex while deporting migrants | home office

An investigation has been launched after allegations that Home Office contractors were paying for sex while deporting people abroad, the Guardian has learned. Five whistleblowers said some colleagues had regularly paid sex workers for overnight stays for a period of 10 years after accompanying migrants on flights from the UK. …

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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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Kenya loses over Sh45 billion annually to illegal fishing

Fishermen prepare their nets on the shore of Lake Nakuru. [Kipsang Joseph,Standard] According to marine scientists, Kenya loses up to Sh45 billion every year from illegal and unregulated fishing. Unregulated fishing has also led to a decline in fish stocks. Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (Kemfri) Director-General Prof James …

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Digital lenders to uncover source of funds in CBK dirty cash war

Business Digital lenders to uncover source of funds in CBK dirty cash war Monday 11 April 2022 The Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, Patrick Njoroge. PHOTO | SALATON-NJAU | NMG BY JOHN MUTUAMore from this author summary CBK Governor Patrick Njoroge has repeatedly warned that digital lenders are …

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The luxury lodges where guests can “help” dehorn rhinos, tie up wild dogs or monitor pangolins

Many high-end lodges and game reserves in Africa now offer guests the opportunity to partake in hands-on conservation experiences. For an additional fee, guests can accompany veterinarians who track, monitor, or collar animals such as rhino, elephant, cheetah, wild dog, and even pangolins. Unlike extended volunteer programs, these usually only …

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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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10 challenges of owning an electric car in Kenya

The country’s recent fuel shortages have exposed loopholes in the country’s supply chain system, leaving more questions than answers about who is to blame for the crisis. The crisis, which has not yet been fully addressed, is an opportunity for electric car dealers who can offer an alternative to fossil …

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Kenya Budget 2022 – Summary | The tone

The Cabinet Secretary responsible for the National Treasury released his budget statement on April 7, 2022. In this warning, we summarize the Cabinet Secretary’s key tax proposals. 1. Is the National Tax Policy Framework really on the way? In his 2021 budget statement, the Cabinet Secretary indicated that he had …

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Malaysian Airlines 737 crashes into air, passengers “float” in their seats

Malaysia Airlines last Sunday responded to questions about an “incident” involving one of its Boeing 737 aircraft, commenting that “due to technical issues with the aircraft, compounded by inclement weather on the route, the aircraft performed a flight turnaround.” These “problems” caused MH2664, which was flying from Kuala Lumpur International …

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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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The World Bank sees that the trade dispute between UG and Kenya harms the EAC

market news The World Bank sees that the trade dispute between UG and Kenya harms the EAC Friday 08 April 2022 Livestock Secretary Harry Kimtai. FILE PHOTO | NMG By GERALD ANDAEMore from this author summary The two countries have been locked in a trade dispute since December 2019, stemming …

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Odinga is running his fifth presidential race. Why the result means so much for Kenya

Leo ni leo. Inawezekana (Today is the day. It is possible). These are the Swahili lyrics of Raila Odinga’s anthem for the presidential campaign. The 77-year-old veteran Kenyan politician has not lost his optimism despite voting for the fifth time. He was in the running in 1997, 2007, 2013 and …

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Africa: Renewed campaign for Kiswahili by AU and Unesco

The renewed push for Kiswahili to become a lingua franca in Africa promises to benefit the continent and the world. Efforts aim to reduce Africa’s reliance on foreign languages ​​in official communications, lead to the recognition and spread of Kiswahili, and promote Pan-Africanism. However, the campaign faces a number of …

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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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How Dubai helped a 12-year-old Kenyan robotics genius achieve his dreams

Patrick Njoroge Wachira, a 12-year-old boy from Kenya, is a dreamer. He dreams big. He started building robots at the age of 10. He also started teaching children computers and robotics at the age of 10. He has developed an initiative – the PNW Innovation Program – to provide free …

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Low-hanging fruit for Kenya following the inclusion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the East African bloc

ideas & debate Low-hanging fruit for Kenya following the inclusion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the East African bloc Wednesday 06 April 2022 DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi. FILE PHOTO | NMG By GEORGE WACHIRAMore from this author Summary Last week, the Democratic Republic of the Congo …

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10 African currencies with the highest exchange rates against the dollar in Q1 2022

To do this, we meticulously compared the currencies used in all 54 countries in Africa by converting the sum of 1000 in each of these currencies into dollars. What you should know about exchange rates Before we go ahead and reveal the top 10 African currencies as of Q1 2022, …

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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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Kenya Kwanza calls for accountability on fuel subsidies, blames crisis on ‘monopolistic cartels’ Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 4 (Reuters) – Deputy President William Ruto on Monday bemoaned the late payment of fuel subsidies to oil markers, blaming “monopolistic cartels, economic saboteurs and incompetent officials” for a nationwide fuel crisis. Ruto said the crisis, which deepened over the weekend, could have been averted if officials …

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Kenya: Kericho Law Courts join 23 other stations in nationwide rollout of out-of-court mediation

Kericho – The Kericho Law Courts have joined 23 other courthouses across the country in establishing the Court Annexed Mediation (CAM) program, a form of alternative dispute resolution whereby cases brought to court for trial are sent to the court for possible settlement be forwarded to mediation . Chief Judge …

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Norfolk reopens after 21 months of closure

companies Norfolk reopens after 21 months of closure Monday 04 April 2022 The front view of the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi. PHOTO | FILE By BONFACE OTIENOMore from this author Summary A dispute over pay cuts forced the property’s owners to close its doors indefinitely nearly two years ago, …

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Today’s church in Kenya lacks self-confidence and has lost its identity

Politics throws energetic curveballs that the Church cannot catch and does not generate an equal and opposite response. [iStock] Something is fundamentally wrong with Kenya‘s contemporary church. This nagging dynamic is not the simplistic moralistic assessment. No! It’s something much more material: identity. Glorifying in the past, like blind Samson, …

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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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Kenya launches applications for re-election to key international ICT positions 

CA DG Ezra Chiloba Kenya has launched its bid for re-election to two key posts in international ICT organizations. The country is seeking another term in the Council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a key decision-making body of the UN agency for ICT. At the same time, the country …

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Post-Oscars, KICC is eyeing the Cannes Festival as it relies on incentives to market Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 1 – The Kenya International Convention Center is using incentives to market the experience of delegates and Kenya as a whole, Nana Gecaga said, highlighting the convention’s recent attendance at the 94th Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars, held in Los Angeles. The use of incentives …

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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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Reins in Kenya’s grand government

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

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Dubai’s DP World launches e-commerce platform in Tanzania

DP World has announced the launch of its wholesale e-commerce platform dubuy.com in Tanzania. The online marketplace will give Tanzanian companies better access to international markets. It will also provide a safer and more reliable supply chain through DP World’s global port and logistics network, it said in a statement. …

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How China’s TikTok And Facebook Influencers Drive Propaganda – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | tourism

Washington, March 30 – Speaking to her 1.4 million social media followers, Vica Li says she is a “life blogger” and “food lover” who wants to teach her fans about China so they can travel the country easily .“Through my lens, I will take you through China, taking you into …

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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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Ducati affected by MotoGP cargo plane breakdown in Kenya

Five cargo planes full of cargo took off from Lombok island last Sunday after the Indonesian Grand Prix bound for Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina for the third round of the 2022 season. The planes landed in Mombasa, Kenya, before continuing on to South America, with some of the …

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Kenyans would like their voice to be heard more in budget planning

A woman sells vegetables along the Naivasha – Nakuru highway, January 2022. [Elvis Ogina, Standard] When Ms. Phyllis Muhoro, owner of a convenience store in Hunters, Nairobi, is being interviewed, a lady strolls in and goes straight to the pastry section. She tastes the breads and then asks: “kuna mkate …

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Investing in cleaner energy to reduce climate change

Earth Advocates is an occasional series of Tufts graduates working on climate change and sustainability issues around the world. Do you know others who are leaders in their communities? Let us know below [email protected] Kartikeya Singh, F16, PhD in Ecology in International Relations, supports global efforts to transition energy grids …

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

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

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Government targets to strengthen the ICT skills pool in the public sector

The government plans to review the information and communication skills of all civil servants to identify ICT gaps in the sector. ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru says the move will help improve digital capacities as part of Kenya‘s digital transformation agenda. ICT illiteracy in the public sector remains high, hampering …

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Minister Bartlett visits Canada for major Jamaica 60 and GTRCMC activities

Secretary of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett [KINGSTON, Jamaica]- Expanding the outreach of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center (GTRCMC) and engaging the diaspora in the 60th anniversary celebrationsth Jamaica’s independence anniversaries are high on the agenda as Tourism Secretary Hon Edmund Bartlett heads to Canada for four days …

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

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

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Kenya relies on FinTech to drive financial inclusion

Kenya has an opportunity to become a continental leader in FinTech and dramatically boost financial inclusion by enhancing the existing ecosystem. This is according to a new study by TheCityUK and the Nairobi International Financial Center (NIFC), developed by PwC. In doing so, the public and private sectors will refocus …

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Wall Street push for EC black rhino protection

Warning: This article may contain graphic and/or adult content unsuitable for minors and sensitive readers. Read the article Bond for species protection Two wildlife sanctuaries in the Eastern Cape, home to critically endangered black rhinos, will receive $10 million to help fight poaching and improve the animals’ conditions. Addo Elephant …

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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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NMS works with Kenya Railways to carry passengers in the CBD

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

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Treasury receives Sh785 million rejected by German bank

economy Treasury receives Sh785 million rejected by German bank Wednesday March 23, 2022 Chief Secretary of the National Treasury Julius Muia. PHOTO | SALATON-NJAU | NMG BY EDWIN MUTAIMore from this author Summary Secretary-General Julius Muia said the money had been transferred to the Treasury more than a year and …

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Commission partner Gombe govt on diversification

Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission has partnered with the Gombe State Government to ensure improved revenue generation through economic diversification. On Tuesday, during a three-day advocacy workshop on economic diversification and improved revenue generation, Gombe State Deputy Governor Manassah Jatau described the workshop’s focus on “Economic Diversification and Revenue …

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

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

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Kenya: Jumia Vendors Offer Exciting Deals for Tech Week 2022

Nairobi – Jumia customers will receive discounts of up to 50 percent on tech and electronic products during the Tech Week campaign. The offers come from over 100 local and international suppliers, including Xiaomi, Samsung and Tecno, and will run from March 21st to April 3rd. “The Tech Week campaign …

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Mt. Kenya tycoon who chased Raila out of posh hotel

It’s not often that a tycoon kicks a presidential hopeful out of his respected establishment over political differences, but this was the case in the run-up to the 2007 general election. The story of businesswoman Lucy Weru, a relative of then-President Mwai Kibaki, who evicted ODM Party leader Raila Odinga …

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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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Wisner priest brings group to his native country Kenya | feature

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

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Kenya: Prepare fare hike, Matatu owners warn after fuel adjustment

Nairobi — Kenyans should brace themselves for higher Matatu tariffs after the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Agency (EPRA) hiked fuel prices. This is according to Matatu Owners Association (MoA) chairman Simon Kimutai, who has defended the proposed move. “We are in business and I have told our members that once …

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

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

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Kenya worries about Chinese imports

People who make products by hand in Kenya, known as artisans, are concerned about competition from similar goods from China. Thousands of people are known to make items to sell in a large Nairobi market. Njoroge Macharia makes stoves known as jikos in the local Swahili language. He said similar …

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United Arab Emirates: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid meets the Presidents of Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mauritius and the CEO of Snap Inc at Expo 2020 in Dubai

Download logo His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today met with the Presidents of Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mauritius in their respective pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed said the UAE is keen to strengthen ties …

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Justified Accord exercise begins in Kenya | items

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

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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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MEPs want back tolls on roads and bridges

economy MEPs want back tolls on roads and bridges Monday, March 14, 2022 Ongoing construction of the Nairobi Expressway along the Uhuru Highway. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NMG BY EDWIN MUTAIMore from this author Summary The National Assembly’s Delegated Legislation Committee last week approved the 2021 Public Finance Management …

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Kenya needs neighbors for cruise tourism

letters Kenya needs neighbors for cruise tourism Monday, March 14, 2022 Tourists disembark from the MS Voyager, which called at Mombasa port on its return voyage from Zanzibar to the Seychelles with a total of 687 passengers and 452 crew members. It is the first cruise ship in 2016. PHOTO …

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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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Kenya need not suffer from the Russia-Ukraine tiff

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

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Mnangagwa seeks Kenya’s help in lifting sanctions and taming critics

By AGGREY MUTAMBO BY KITSEPILE NYATHI Zimbabwe’s President Emerson Mnangagwa and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta this week toasted new agreements and newfound closer diplomatic ties between their countries. The two presidents signed seven letters of intent for diplomatic consultations; tourism and nature conservation; and investigations into civil aircraft accidents …

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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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FMI holds church leadership conference in Kenya

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

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Cooking oil prices triple while palm oil costs rise 33 percent

economy Cooking oil prices triple while palm oil costs rise 33 percent Friday March 11, 2022 Crude palm oil prices have risen by 33 percent due to the Ukraine crisis. FILE PHOTO | NMG BY ELIZABETH KIVUVAMore from this author Summary Edible oil makers are now buying palm oil, the …

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Kenya: Balala says Kenya is on the path to sustainable tourism

Nairobi — Kenya is currently implementing the Cop 26 statements on sustainability and climate change, said Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife Najib Balala. As part of the commitment to achieve sustainable tourism, Kenya had announced that it would limit the use of vehicle transport in all national parks and …

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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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Kenya and Zimbabwe sign seven bilateral agreements

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

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CBK lifts credit price freeze following IMF announcement

economy CBK lifts credit price freeze following IMF announcement Wednesday 09 March 2022 Central Bank of Kenya. FILE PHOTO | NMG By OTIATO GUGUYUMore from this author Summary Equity Bank is the first lender to publicly announce that CBK has approved the risk element in its loan formula, pricing its …

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ED in Kenya for crucial bilateral engagement

The chronicle Mushrooms Kwaramba and Mukudzei ChingwerePRESIDENT Mnangagwa arrived in Nairobi, Kenya yesterday for a crucial two-day indaba with his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta. The President was welcomed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by Kenyan Foreign Minister Dr. Raychelle Omamo and Zimbabwe’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ambassador …

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

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

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Without legislation, we cannot propose economic models

Vendor pulls a handcart at Nairobi’s Marikiti Market. October 9, 2020. [Elvis Ogina, Standard] It seems theatrical as we see waves of politics in post-colonial Kenya oscillating in cyclical, well-choreographed episodes in a repetitive fashion. As noted in Achile Mbembe’s Post-Colony Theory, this country’s founding political elites disregarded the independence …

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SAA and KQ consider working together to survive

In a year as Africa’s airlines continue to battle the long effects of Covid-19, the stakes are particularly high for two of the continent’s largest airlines as they tentatively pool their resources in a fight for survival. Kenya Airways (KQ) and South African Airways (SAA) signed a strategic partnership framework …

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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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How manufacturing can create sustainable jobs in Mt. Kenya

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

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Kenya is raising the debt ceiling and Samia is on a debt frenzy

BY JAMES ANYANZWA Kenyan lawmakers are pushing for a law change to take on a new Ksh 4 trillion ($35.39 billion) indebtedness to fund a soaring budget deficit amid warnings the country is heading into a debt crisis. The Kenyan Treasury is considering options to fund a deficit of 846 …

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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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Team Kenya arrives in Oman for the World Race Walking Championship

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

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B2B marketplace Solv expands to Kenya

Financial services company Standard Chartered is expanding its business-to-business (B2B) marketplace Solv, launched in India two years ago, to Kenya‘s e-commerce space. Standard Chartered Bank Kenya is likely to be among the platform’s financial partners, which offers an online marketplace, support services and loans from multiple small business lenders, according …

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Traveling astray: Trailer for the tourism-critical document “The Last Tourist”

Traveling astray: Trailer for the tourism-critical document “The Last Tourist” by Alex Billington March 3, 2022Source: vimeo “We are unconscious consumers.” Utopia has unveiled an official trailer for a compelling documentary titled The Last Tourist, made by filmmaker Tyson Sadler. It premiered at last year’s Vancouver Film Festival 2021 and …

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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’s rich plan new nationalities – report

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

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Kenya: More stable, secure internet for Kenya as it is set to host a mega data center

Nairobi — Kenya‘s internet speeds are set to become steadier, faster and more secure after a global nonprofit, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), confirmed the country will be home to one of Africa’s largest data centers. The Nairobi hub will be one of the company’s four …

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Tanzania’s Zanzibar Island is helping Ukrainians stranded by the Russian invasion

DAR ES SALAM, TANZANIA — Authorities on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar are helping at least 900 Ukrainian tourists stranded in Ukraine after Russia’s invasion. Zanzibar’s President Hussein Mwinyi said Monday they would help about 900 Ukrainians who were vacationing there when Russia invaded their country last week. Authorities said …

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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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