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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The inclusion of Congo in EA block is a big boost for regional trading: Desai

CS Adan Mohamed, EAC Secretary General Peter Mutuku Mathuki (C) and DRC Deputy Prime Minister Christophe Lutundula Apala at the Windsor Club, January 2022. [Edward Kiplimo, Standard] The addition of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the East African Community will create a real value proposition, huge market …

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Kenya-based Belgian TikTok star deported for drug trafficking

A Belgian TikTok celebrity who has been living in Kenya was deported last month to face drug trafficking charges in Belgium. Frank De Tank, who runs a TikTok account with over 1 million followers under the name “Frank Murugi”, is said to be part of a syndicate that smuggled 1.5 …

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Judge criticizes Mombasa County courts for collecting fines and fees

A woman was shed tears after being fined in a district court in Mombasa. [File, Standard] District courts do not have the power to levy fees and fines in quasi-criminal cases, ruled Mombasa Supreme Court Justice Ann Ong’injo. In her February 10, 2022 ruling, the judge said that Mombasa County …

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Kenya is courting airlines to meet Europe’s Valentine’s Day flower demand

Kenya authorized Ethiopian Airlines Group and Qatar Airways to operate additional cargo flights to meet additional demand for Valentine’s Day flowers. Ethiopia’s national airline was granted 24 flights and Qatari airline five “ad hoc additional flights” between late January and mid-February to ease freight restrictions on Kenyan flower producers, according …

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The dramatic rescue of Kerala youth Babu sheds light on the dangers of unsafe adventure tourism

Illegal adventure tourism in the forests of Kerala has been on the rise since the advent of social media, with more and more people preferring to travel through the unexplored wilderness without proper preparation. Palakkad youth R Babu, who was rescued by the Indian Army on Wednesday February 9 after …

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Oparanya approaches Ruto’s camp for defection

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has grappled with claims circulating on social media that he plans to ditch the Raila Odinga-led Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party. In a post on his social media on Friday, February 11, Governor Oparanya denied the allegations and urged his supporters to remain calm amid speculation …

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Belgian tycoon with Kenyan wife arrested in Ksh 452M case

Belgian TikTok star and bodybuilder Frank De Tank, who lives in Kenya with his 22-year-old girlfriend, has been arrested for alleged drug trafficking. De Tank, popular by his TikTok name Frank Murugi, has been arrested and brought back to Belgium to stand trial in what may be Belgium’s biggest trial. …

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Republicans want the RNC to get a grip on power struggles unfolding publicly after its no-confidence vote: ‘Keep it in the house’

Republicans in Congress have been grappling for several days with the aftermath of the Republican National Committee’s vote to punish Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois for their criticism of Donald Trump and their participation on the panel investigating the March 6 Capitol siege. consumed …

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16 West Pokot County officials are stepping down to pursue politics ahead of the 2022 election

West Pokot Governor Prof. John Lonyangapuo during a recent press conference in Nakuru County. [Kipsang Joseph] Nearly 16 senior county officials in West Pokot have resigned to pursue politics in the upcoming general election. Six out of 10 members of the County Executive Committee have resigned, leaving Governor John Lonyangapuo …

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From Glasgow to Greenland: Stella Maris continues to expand

Deacon David Noval Since it began in Glasgow Harbor just over a hundred years ago, Stella Maris has become a lifeline for seafarers around the world. Now it is trying to set up a team of volunteer ship visitors in Greenland. David Noval, a permanent deacon who became Stella Maris’ …

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Kenya marks Safer Internet Day – CAJ News Africa

from MARY MACHARIA in Nairobi, KenyaKenya officeNAIROBI, (CAJ News) – STAKEHOLDERS and regulators came together to make the internet a safer and better place for everyone. This is under the aegis of the 19th edition of Safer Internet Day. It was celebrated on February 8th under the motto “Together for …

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BasiGo Secures $4.3M in Seed Funding to Accelerate EV Urban Transition Launch in Kenya – TechCrunch

Kenya-based EV startup BasiGo has closed a $4.3 million seed funding three months after establishing operations in East Africa’s largest economy to bring clean-energy commuter vehicles to a country heavily reliant on buses dependent on fossil fuels. The startup said it will use the new funds to build an assembly …

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President Kenyatta commissions Mombasa County Regional Cancer Center

Download logo President Uhuru Kenyatta today inaugurated a state-of-the-art regional cancer center at the Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital in Mombasa. The state-of-the-art facility, developed in partnership between the National Government and Mombasa District Government as part of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) pillar of the Big 4 agenda, …

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Konza City is pursuing local investors as interest grows

According to Chief Executive Officer John Tanui, investors have acquired 72% of the land available for Konza City’s Phase 1 development. Tanui said 106 of 147 properties demarcated for investor acceptance have already been allocated in phase one, which includes 1,703 acres of land including wildlife and natural parks. This …

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The American Everstrong Capital acquires the majority stake in the Kenyan Cell Tower Company

SealTowers Limited, a licensed Kenyan wireless company, and Everstrong Capital announced Thursday the signing of an agreement under which Everstrong will take a controlling interest in SealTowers. Structured through the Everstrong Kenya Infrastructure Fund, this investment will be part of the $12.5 million in funding needed to enable a tower …

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Kenya Airways announces plans to introduce direct flights from Nairobi to Milan

Kenya Airways announces plans to introduce direct flights from Nairobi to Milan Kenya Airways has announced that it will offer direct flights from Nairobi to Milan. A statement from KQ confirmed that flights will begin from June 8. It is not yet clear how many flights the national carrier plans …

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Improving connectivity between West African countries

Air travelers in West and Central Africa are doing so in tears because of bottlenecks created by African governments. For example, a flight from Abuja to Douala in Cameroon, which borders Nigeria, could take around 24 hours. This is because the passenger may need to fly from Nigeria to Addis …

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Rwandans in Kenya mark 28th Day of Heroes | The new time

The Rwandan community in Kenya came together on Saturday February 5th to celebrate the 28th anniversary of Heroes’ Day, where they paid tribute to people who defended patriotic values ​​and sacrificed themselves for the well-being of Rwandans. Organized by the Rwanda High Commission in Kenya under the theme; The “Our …

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The troubled life of a KDF officer’s wife who poisoned her 3 children

New details have emerged about the family troubles that led to the late Mollen Akinyi, the wife of a Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) soldier, poisoning her three children before taking her own life. A police report indicated that the couple faced several challenges in their marriage and that Akinyi tried …

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Teams from Kenya, Kwanza and Azimio hold parallel rallies in Mombasa

It was a show of force between Deputy President William Ruto’s Kenya-Kwanza Alliance and a group of Azimio la Umoja leaders in Coast who were holding parallel rallies in Mombasa yesterday. Ruto, Musalia Mudavadi, Chair of the Amani National Congress, and Moses Wetangula of Ford-Kenya held a rally at the …

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“Glass Art Wonderland”: a unique project in Nairobi

*The art of glassblowing is a unique endeavor practiced by only a few companies in Africa.* Anselm Kitengela Hot Glass has been in the business for over three decades creating fine glass art and products. “We recycle clear window glass and green bottles. Mainly we focus on clear window glass …

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Kingi outfit officially joins Raila’s Azimio camp

Kilifi County governor candidate George Kithi addresses the press at the Pamoja African Alliance office in Mombasa. With him are members of the Pamoja African Alliance. [Omondi Onyango,Standard] Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi’s Pamoja Alliance said it had started talks to officially join ODM leader Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja. Alliance …

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Kenya Airlines stops transporting monkeys for research

Animal rights activists have urged companies to stop testing on animals for decades, but the practice continues to this day. One win for activists and animals, however, is that an airline that has been transporting monkeys to the US for experiments will no longer be transporting them. Kenya Airways was …

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Strategies for financing the African health sector

Never before in the last half century has the health landscape in Africa changed so much and generated so much interest. In fact, Africa’s healthcare sector would be worth an estimated $259 billion by 2030. While these trends highlight a lucrative opportunity for the private sector, if not well regulated, …

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Can Nigeria see beyond oil? [Business Africa]

Oil has an outsized impact on Nigeria’s economy, although it accounts for a relatively small proportion of GDP, around 9 percent in 2021. Oil sales accounted for a third of the government’s budget revenue and about 90% of the country’s export earnings in 2020. The country pumped 1.7 million barrels …

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Why the race to the city complicates the math for community planners

Aerial view of the city of Eldoret [Peter Ochieng, Standard] Nakuru, the latest addition to the list of Kenya‘s cities, overtook a host of other communities widely touted as emerging. There is a possibility that the pursuers have simply become more motivated and are staggering down the home stretch. And …

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Kenya’s health data platform Afya Rekod closes US$2 million seed round

Afya Rekod has announced the closing of a $2 million seed funding round. The round was led by Mac Venture Capital with participation from Next Chymia. Mac Venture Capital is a US-based seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in technology startups that capitalize on shifts in cultural trends and behaviors. …

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Africa’s Creative Digital Economy – Tech Nova

On 12th On January 1, 2022, Warner Music Group (WMG) announced that it had acquired a majority stake in Africari – the first major acquisition of the year in the entertainment industry. Momentum in this direction increased with WMG’s initial investment in Africori in April 2020 at the height of …

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Could Kenya increase entry for surrogacy?

There is an opportunity to step up surrogacy travel to Kenya as legislation shuts down competing markets such as India. Several Asian nations have enacted stricter surrogacy regulations to restrict surrogacy tourism, most recently India. Surrogacy and/or egg donation have proven to be a bonus for people who otherwise have …

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Celebrate Soulfully returns to Walt Disney World for Black History Month

Guests were invited to celebrate with experiences honoring Black History Month and paying tribute to Black heritage and culture through music, food, art and more at both Walt Disney World and, for the first time, Disneyland. Music: Live performances bring R&B, gospel and more to select Disney locations Celebrate with …

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Uganda on high alert as we warn citizens of Kenya of a possible terrorist attack

Ugandan security forces have said they are on high alert after the US Embassy in Kenya warned of possible terrorist attacks. The US Embassy in Kenya warned of the potential increase in crime and acts of violent extremism in Kenya. “The US Embassy reminds the public of the ongoing need …

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The gin revolution brings EABL big profits

Gin contributed 5 percent of Diageo’s reported net sales in the period July to December 2021. [Courtesy] The gin revolution in Africa was fueled by the prodigious consumption of Gilbey’s in Kenya. This is according to the interim results of Diageo, a London-based multinational brewer that owns a majority stake …

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Latest Covid, Omicron and Vaccine News: Live Updates

imageThe Omicron wave filled Brooklyn hospitals including Brookdale Hospital Medical Center last month.Credit…Dave Sanders for the New York Times The omicron wave is now receding in states where the extremely contagious variant arrived later, and some governors say it’s time pandemic-weary Americans try to restore a sense of normalcy and …

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Kenya has more to offer than many travelers realize

If you’re planning a safari holiday this year and are ready to delve deeper into what Kenya has to offer, here are suggestions on how you can go off the beaten track across the country while taking advantage of what makes it such a special place power. Giraffe Manor, a …

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Fend off leaders bent on inciting political violence, Wavinya tells Kenyans

Transport CAS Wavinya Ndeti addresses worshipers at the New East Africa Church in Ngelani, Machakos Town constituency, on January 30, 2022. She urged voters to reject leaders who incite Kenyans to violence. [Erastus Mulwa, Standard] Transport Chief Administrative Secretary Wavinya Ndeti has called for political tolerance as the country prepares …

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Review finds about 80 laws to reduce decentralization

The Board of Governors re-elected Chairman Martin Wambora and Deputy Chairman James Ongwae, who addressed the media as they unveiled the new office. [ Jenipher Wachie, Standard] The Council of Governors (CoG) was in the news this week, first with a section of the print media predicting tough battles during …

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Huawei has launched the Matepad T series children’s edition in the Kenyan market, available from Ksh. 25,999

Huawei Mobile Kenya has introduced its newest tablet on the market, the Huawei MatePad T series, children’s edition. The tablet is designed with child safety in mind. It comes with a child’s case and pencil and will be available to retail at Ksh. 25,999 in Huawei Experience Stores, Textbook Center …

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Ruto claims Raila is bribing MPs to defect from ANC, FORD-Kenya

Deputy President William Ruto has attributed the recent defections of western Kenyan lawmakers from the Amani National Congress (ANC) and FORD-Kenya to parties allied to the Azimio la Umoja movement. According to Ruto, the recent exodus from the Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula-led groups was the result of a well-calculated …

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IFC visits Kenya to support development agenda

Global financial institution International Finance Corporation (IFC) MD and Executive Vice President Makhtar Diop will visit Kenya from 31 January to 4 February to demonstrate its support for Kenya’s development agenda. The IFC said in a Jan. 27 statement that the visit would highlight the role of the private sector …

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Kilifi leaders optimistic about China’s plan to build museum

Kenya‘s High Commissioner for Tanzania Dan Kazungu. [Pius Cheruiyot, Standard] Kilifi leaders have welcomed the Chinese government’s plans to build a museum and industrial park in Mambrui, near the city of Malindi. The initiative honors one of China’s greatest pioneering seafarers, Zheng He, who landed in the coastal town more …

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Everything is right for the Sh8b Likoni residential project

A portion of the Likoni Flats buildings in Mombasa County built in 1973. [Robert Menza, Standard] Residents at the Likoni Flats estate in Mombasa have finally agreed to move out of their derelict homes to allow the district government to build new homes in a Sh8bn partnership with a private …

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Kenya: MKF raises non-Gema communities in an attempt to popularize Odinga

Nairobi – The Mount Kenya Foundation (MKF), made up of top businessmen from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s backyard in the central region, has now planned to meet with various communities to rally support for the Azimio La Umoja movement . As the clock approaches the August 9 presidential election, the foundation …

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Kenya condemns terrorist attacks on civilians in Afghanistan

Kenya has condemned terrorist attacks on civilians that continue to undermine peace efforts in Afghanistan, including the recent deadly Islamic State attack in the Provence of Khorasan in Herat. Speaking on Wednesday during the UN Security Council briefing on the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Kenya’s Deputy Permanent …

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Hotels in Nakuru are fully booked ahead of the June Safari Rally in Kenya

BY MACHARIA MWANGI Hoteliers in Kenya‘s Nakuru City have started taking bookings for June’s Safari Rally as residents brace for an uptick in business. The county signed a pact last Sunday to keep the event in the World Rally Championship through 2026. This year it will take place between June …

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Kenya is driving the sustainable transport agenda

Often known for its chaotic, congested streets, downtown Nairobi is the site of several pioneering experiments in electrified public transport. From February, Nairobi-based electric vehicle (EV) and finance company BasiGo will trial two electric buses on public transport providers, providing a model for how Kenya can transition to an electrified …

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The state begins development of the second phase of the Lapsset Corridor

Lapsset Director General Stephen Ikua (standing) with Chairman Titus Ibui (left) and Maina Kiondo. [Courtesy] The Lapsset Corridor Development Authority (Lapsset) Corridor Development Authority has embarked on the next phase of transport network development following the launch of Lamu Port last May. The agency said it is now focusing on …

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International Day of Education – From Kenya to Cameroon, students at the Nigerian institute find the root of Stem success

Dancan Onyango left Kenya in 2017 to study at the Life and Earth Sciences Institute at Pan African University in Nigeria and is now the proud holder of a PhD in Environmental Management. After graduating from the institute last May, he returned to Kenya to take up a position as …

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