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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ICANN-managed root server clusters to strengthen African Internet infrastructure

ICANN to enable faster and more robust connectivity in Kenya with installation of the cluster. ISTANBULFeb. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Netizens in Africa will soon benefit from faster access and better protection against cyberattacks, thanks to the installation of two root server clusters. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and …

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Zim to attend the environmental gathering

The Herald Herald reporter Zimbabwe will join other United Nations member states in the fifth two-day United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), which begins today in Kenya. UNEA brings together representatives of the 193 member states of the United Nations, business, civil society and other stakeholders to agree on policies to …

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

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

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The Fifa suspension offers Kenya a great opportunity to rethink and rebuild

Harambee Stars captain Michael Olunga celebrates his goal with Joseph Okumu and Richard Odada during the second round of FIFA World Cup Qualifying at Nyayo National Stadium on Monday November 15, 2021. [Jonah Onyango, Standard] It’s been a hectic week for the world and even more so for the Kenyans …

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Rehabilitation of 140 museums and prehistoric sites begins

Gate to Kariandusi Prehistoric Site in Gigil, Nakuru County. January 23, 2020. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard] History lovers from around the world and the Kikopey community gathered at the Kariandusi prehistoric site on Friday to mark the start of the restoration of over 140 museums and prehistoric sites in Kenya. The …

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

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

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FIFA suspend Zimbabwe, Kenya over government interference

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

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Address inclusivity in the planned launch of digital currencies

columnists Address inclusivity in the planned launch of digital currencies Friday February 25, 2022 The Central Bank of Kenya building in Nairobi. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NMG By OTIENO PANYAMore from this author Summary According to the regulator, CBDC will serve as legal tender similar to regular banknotes and …

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Lawmakers are asking Saccos to support government projects

MOMBASA, Kenya, Feb. 24 – Two parliamentary committees have urged Saccos to mobilize their vast resources and invest in projects aligned with the Big Four agenda and Vision 2030. Members of the National Assembly Committee on Commerce, Industry and Co-operatives and the Senate Committee on Tourism, Commerce and Industrialization noted …

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

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

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

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

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UN Global Compact calls on business leaders in Kenya to work for more impact

The United Nations Global Compact, in partnership with the Global Compact Network Kenya, has announced its new Africa Strategy to advance corporate sustainability and scale responsible business practices across Africa. This is in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). Aiming to accelerate and scale the global collective …

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Zanzibar deploys rapid Covid testing technology as part of bid to revitalize tourism

Shipping & Logistics Zanzibar deploys rapid Covid testing technology as part of bid to revitalize tourism Wednesday 23 February 2022 Zanzibar President Hussein Mwinyi. PHOTO | COURTESY BY OCHIENG’OREYOMore from this author Summary The east African country on Tuesday became the first nation on the continent to launch the exponential …

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

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

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

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

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Kenya: Speaker Muturi fails to hold hyped Snow Melting event

Nairobi — National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi held a low-key gathering of National Delegates at the bomas of Kenya in Nairobi after promising a “melting snow” declaration with the appearance of a special guest. Instead, Muturi questioned the two-horse narrative as misguided ahead of the Aug. 9 presidential election, saying …

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Attention to US for review of travel advisories as Covid cases fall

economy Attention to US for review of travel advisories as Covid cases fall Monday 21 February 2022 Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG By GERALD ANDAEMore from this author Summary The US Center for Disease Control downgraded Kenya to Level 3 last month due to rising …

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

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

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Year of Musicals as celebrated Kenyan theatre

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

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Proposed digital currency to tame transaction costs

From The East African Kenya is exploring a digital currency regime that is being touted as a game changer for the digital money payments space, with consumers reaping the full benefits of faster and cheaper transactions. A cross-section of economists interviewed by The East African shared the view that the …

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Painter Michael Armitage: “Goya is a haunting presence”

Francisco de Goya shook the artistic life of Michael Armitage more than once. Armitage first met the Spanish veteran on a trip to Madrid in his late teens. Knowing nothing of his dates or his work, he assumed that Goya’s “Black Paintings” – a visceral cycle of frescoes the artist …

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

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

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

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

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A “problem” bigger than Kenya

By Charles Onyango Obbo The Daily Nation reported on Tuesday that Lamu residents have urged Interior Cabinet Minister Fred Matiang’i to clarify the night curfew status in the region. Matiang’i on January 5 this year declared a month-long dusk-to-dawn curfew in some parts of Lamu, following a spate of terrorist …

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Popular Nairobi restaurant Nyama Mama problems deepen

The future of Nairobi’s popular Nyama Mama restaurant is now in jeopardy after the franchise’s financial woes escalated. The franchise was placed under administration just months after its owners were accused of acquiring a Ksh 520 million loan. In a newspaper ad Wednesday, Harveen Gadhoke, the CEO of management consulting …

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Little-known founders of schools that outperform KCSE

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

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Kenyan biochemist fights gender inequality through skincare line

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

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State House memo ends hiring freeze at parastatal institutions

business State House memo ends hiring freeze at parastatal institutions Wednesday February 16, 2022 Chief of Public Service Joseph Kinyua. FILE PHOTO | NMG BY BRIAN NGUGIMore from this author summary The head of the civil service, Joseph Kinyua, has issued a circular to principal secretaries, cabinet secretaries and CEOs …

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Tourism leaders are urging world governments to work urgently to protect the oceans

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and France co-organized a session entitled “Tourism in the Blue Economy” attended by high-level officials who agreed that the introduction of such an economy would reduce the threats of climate change and plastic could combat pollution and resource overexploitation. In a press release published …

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

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

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Advance Kenyan science by embracing collaborative opportunities

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

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Ndii meets 2,000 Nyeri delegates to formulate people-centric UDA draft Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb. 14 (Reuters) – As the clock approaches the Aug. 9 general election, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party has launched a vigorous campaign to sell its bottom-up economic policies with a series of listening tours . The head of the party’s economic department, Dr. David Ndii and …

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