SGR cargo falls on fewer ships in the port of Mombasa

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

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Apps help Kenyan farmers in difficult times

Africa’s digital farm services are growing nearly 45 percent a year, with farmers using apps to provide advice, buy goods, and take out loans By Wesley Langat / Thomson Reuters Foundation, KOIYET, Kenya Wilson Lang’at has made a steady profit on his farm in Koiyet Village over the past year …

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We are ready to turn the wheels

Dr. Vivian Whatley shoots at target after viewing the Kirigiti shooting range. [The Standard] The 15th edition of the IDPA African Championships will take place in Kenya from September 2nd to 5th, 2021. The Chairman of the National Gun Owners Association of Kenya (NGAO-K), Martin Chengo, said he was confident …

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Waterfront Park finally open to traders

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

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GDC is aiming for further geothermal drilling activities with new financing

GDC’s Kifaru II rig on site near Paka, Baringo-Silali geothermal project, Kenya (source: GDC) GDC continues geothermal drilling and efforts to establish local industrial parks in Baringo-Silali, Kenya. Kenya’s Geothermal Development Company (GDC) is stepping up geothermal exploration work after the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility for East Africa received a …

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