#BTColumn – connecting Kenya and Barbados

#BTColumn – connecting Kenya and Barbados

What is a debt consolidation loan ? And how do they work? Debt consolidation loans usually offer a lower rate of interest than credit cards. Therefore, the new loan could come with lower monthly payments than the current credit card.It means that you could reduce your debt quicker through loans …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kenya relies on drones to enforce building regulations

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

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

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

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

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

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South Sudan uses the port of Djibouti as an import route

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

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Elections in Kenya: fear of unrest ahead of August election

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

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

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

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

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

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Jaishankar meets with Kenyan cabinet to discuss war food security

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

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

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

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Uganda coffee a hit in foreign markets but shunned at home

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

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

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

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

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

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Developer is building Sh539m Kisumu Beach Apartments

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

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Former state officials arrested by the EACC for fraud

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

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Kenya to review details of global minimum tax

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

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

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

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

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

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Jambojet joins the Adopt a Forest Campaign to promote forest cover

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

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Tanzanian grain stuck at Kenya border due to new import regulations

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

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Celebrating Kenyan Nightlife – Business Daily

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

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

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

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

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

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Forex Trading in Kenya: Regulation and Brokers

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

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

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

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Kenyans urged to undergo gene screening Capital News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ICG: Kenya’s August 9 elections could be contested

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

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

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

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09.06.2022 | CSE:SNA | press release

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

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

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

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Kenya Railways has introduced a night service between Nairobi and Kisumu

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

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how Indian Ocean literature can remap the world

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

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

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

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Raila’s statement about Mitumba causes an uproar

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

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Position Kenya as a hub for event tourism

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

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Kenyatta Expressway could make Nairobi feel like Los Angeles

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

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

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

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Kenya Kwanza optimistic to win State House in August Capital News

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

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50 Years Investing in Rhinos – Business Daily

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

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Costs and competition drive truckers to innovate

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

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

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

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Kenya’s plan to acquire LPG logistics company from Tanzania

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kenya: EABL to build Sh1bn microbrewery

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

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

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

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HR professionals explore the future of the workplace after the pandemic

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

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Kenya’s tax levels have exceeded the global standard threshold

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

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Africa’s tourism sector is on the up again

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Canada is making an important contribution to supporting the growth of small and medium-sized agri-food businesses in Africa – World

May 24, 2022 – Nairobi, Kenya – Global Affairs Canada Increasing global food insecurity requires new investments in climate-friendly, nature-based agricultural solutions. Today, the Honorable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister for International Development and Minister in Charge for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, announced that Canada has donated US$100 …

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Ministry to limit visitors to parks and game reserves

Business Ministry to limit visitors to parks and game reserves Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Tourists in the Masai Mara. FILE PHOTO | NMG BY ELIZABETH KIVUVAMore from this author summary Highly trafficked parks and reserves, Masai Mara, Amboseli and Nairobi National Park, will not allow visitors above their capacity of …

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Alarm due to worrying state of sanitation in 47 districts

Mukuru Kwa Reuben slums in Nairobi where the walkways between shacks are impassable due to sewage. [Denish Ochieng, Standard] Ministry of Water and Sanitation officials have raised a red flag over millions of Kenyans in 47 counties who still practice open defecation, raising fears of another outbreak of waterborne disease. …

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Checklist of vascular plants reveals the flora of the Taita Hills in Kenya

Part of the Global Biodiversity Hotspots, the Taita Hills forests in Taita Taveta County in southeastern Kenya form the northernmost tip of the Eastern Arc Mountains. These are highly fragmented forests embedded in human settlements and farms on the slopes and hilltops, resulting in the loss of 98% of the …

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Raila defends the choice of running mate while the Azimio Coalition courts clerics

Raila Odinga (left) and his companion Martha Karua with Father Joseph Mutie and Rev. Samwel Thiong’o after a meeting on May 23, 2022. [Denish Ochieng, Standard] Azimio la Umoja A Kenyan presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, has defended the election of Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua as his running mate. Mr …

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Kenya launches strategy to align the future of its tourism sector

Nairobi – The Department of Tourism and Wildlife has launched a new strategy aimed at diversifying the country’s tourism offering and breaking away from its reliance on safari and beach tourism. Dubbed “the new vision for Kenya‘s tourism”, the strategy will provide a roadmap for the sector and shape the …

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FICTION: WANDERLANDE – Newspaper

sea ​​jaanBy Muhammad Amir RanaTales, LahoreISBN: 978-6277571009240 p. When I was a student and a journalist, Muhammad Amir Rana was an English-language author that I read regularly in the newspapers. My area of ​​interest was the same as his, and I have always found his writings very captivating. Rana is …

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4 Mt. Kenya Counties listed among 22 facing starvation

Four Mount Kenya counties were listed among the 22 regions whose residents are on the brink of starvation. On Friday May 20, Gazette Notice listed Embu, Tharaka Nithi, Meru and Nyeri counties among the 22 counties whose residents have been affected by the severe drought that has ravaged parts of …

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10 books about Kenya by Kenyans

This content contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, we may receive an affiliate commission. The Republic of Kenya is the 29th most populous country in the world, home to more than 47,600,000 people and the third largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa. It has an incredibly …

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Kenya: EABL announces 100 million shillings pledge to save elephants

Nairobi – East African Breweries Limited (EABL) has pledged Sh100 million in partnership with the government to help save elephants in Kenya as it turns 100 years old. In a ceremony attended by Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala and Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes on Wednesday, EABL Group Managing Director Jane …

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DHL Global Forwarding opens new transit warehouse in Mombasa

DHL Global Forwarding (DGF), a provider specializing in international air, sea and road freight, has opened a new transit warehouse in Mombasa, Kenya. The new 7,500 square meter (m²) warehouse is designed to support DGF’s regional distribution network in Kenya. Strategically located between the Port of Mombasa and DGF’s regional …

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Kenya: Capital Group and WRC jointly host the first Safari Rally Koroga Festival in June

Nairobi – Capital Group Ltd and the World Rally Championship (WRC) have signed an agreement to host the inaugural WRC Safari Rally Koroga Festival in June. The Safari Rally coincides with the 30th edition of the Koroga Festival. The WRC Koroga Festival takes place from June 23rd to 26th in …

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Kasuku: Fixed bets on NFTs to disrupt the art economy

Photos from one of the galleries in Kasuku’s NFT Marketplace [File] For Mowgli Dodhia, the caged parrot symbolizes the potential that African artists can unlock in trading non-fungible tokens (NFTs). “The bird is very beautiful, but caged,” he says. “So how do we break the cage?” Mr. Mowgli is the …

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Radisson Blu reduces its Kenyan workforce by 30%

General Manager Russel Storey explained the reason for the 30% staff reduction, saying demand for the hotel’s services is not expected to be quite as high as it was in pre-pandemic times. “We had around 300 employees before we closed two years ago and we deployed just over 210 when …

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Hattiesburg Zoo is holding a competition to name a new Colubus monkey

In mid-April, Hattiesburg Zoo officials announced the arrival of a new baby Colubus monkey, born on the 9th of the month to parents Mombasa and Makeda. Now the zoo is giving guests the chance to help in an ongoing competition to name the baby. Until May 20th, participants can choose …

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ND Law creates new exchange program with Strathmore Law School in Kenya | News | The law school

Notre Dame Law School has added another student and faculty exchange program – the first in Africa – with a recent agreement with Strathmore Law School in Nairobi, Kenya. Established in 2012, Strathmore Law School is part of the larger Strathmore University system. The school offers LL.B. and LL.M. degree, …

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African food prices soar amid Ukraine war | Africa | DW

Every morning, the operators of a small kiosk in an informal neighborhood in Kenya‘s capital, Nairobi, bake fresh chapati – a popular flatbread. Chapatis are usually around Kshs 20 ($0.17, €0.17). However, customers can hardly afford it anymore. “Chapati now costs twice as much. Life has become extremely expensive,” complained …

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Second-term governors plan to control their own succession

Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi and his Mombasa counterpart Hassan Joho. [File, Standard] A large number of second-term governors want to influence their succession, either openly or tacitly supporting preferred candidates for party nominations. This is why Maendeleo Chap Chap and Pamoja African Alliance, led by Governors Alfred Mutua and Amason …

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Catalyst theft ring leads to 3 arrests, over 2 dozen parts stolen, MPs say

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Three people were arrested Friday, May 13, following a week-long investigation into over two dozen catalytic converter thefts committed by the same suspects, according to deputies with the East Baton Rouge Township Sheriff’s Office. Darius Smith, Kenya Randall and Terrance Mundy were identified as suspects …

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Kenya raises alarm over surge in donkey slaughter

An animal rights activist in Kenya has sounded the alarm over the increasing number of donkeys being illegally slaughtered in bushes in different parts of the country. Brooke East Africa Regional Director Raphael Kinoti said various cases of donkey slaughter have been reported in different locations such as Kitengela and …

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Kenya welcomes Indian travelers as tourism recovery takes shape

Nairobi – The tourism sector has received a major boost from the Indian market with the visit of about 300 tourists for a field trip on the country’s tourism products. Last week Kenya hosted 150 Indian travelers for a sightseeing tour in Nairobi and Masai Mara, while another group is …

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Manu M Savani: Incredible Family Story by an Accidental Writer

Newly released author Manu M. Savani has shown that it’s never too late to pursue a new passion or dream. Born in Mombasa, Kenya, the 80-year-old now lives in America and has just written his first book Jambo, Samji Kala. His first serious work since a PhD at Oxford Brookes …

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Court reinstates official who bought 279m Sh homes in days

Business Court reinstates official who bought 279m Sh homes in days Wednesday, May 11, 2022 By Edna MwendaMore from this author summary The judge found that the suspension came while a case filed by Ms. Muthui contesting her transfer by the agency was pending in the Labor Court. The judge …

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COVID-19 Travel Restrictions: Kenya – Kiwi.com

Can I enter Kenya? Kenya is open for tourism to all countries from April 2022. However, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place, only fully vaccinated travelers can enter Kenya for tourism. All travelers must upload their COVID-19 related documents to Global port before leaving for Kenya. Nairobi, Kenya …

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CJ Koome roots for rights-centric justice Capital News

NAKURU, Kenya, May 10 – Chief Justice Martha Koome, opening the 2nd National Conference on Criminal Justice Reform, urged stakeholders in the justice sector to promote rights-based access to justice. Koome reiterated the judiciary’s commitment to strengthening human rights in the criminal justice arena by expanding the doors of the …

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Kenya’s mobile money transactions to grow 63% in 2021 – report

According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, total mobile money transactions rose 16 percent to 2,165 million, while total transfers rose to 6.8 billion from 5.2 billion. Likewise, the number of money agents increased 44 percent from 3.231 billion to 4.666 billion, while subscriber-to-subscriber transfers increased 30 percent from …

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Government signs Memorandum of Understanding on diplomatic training with Hellenic Republic

The government has signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of diplomatic training with the Hellenic Republic. Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle A. Omamo said the framework developed by the MoU signifies Kenya‘s commitment to cooperate in training diplomatic personnel and sharing information and publications. “We agreed …

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Chief who used witchcraft to save people from smallpox

A field doctor vaccinating people against smallpox in what was then the Coast Province in 1967. [File, Standard] When all was grim and even conventional medicine could not ward off the onslaught of a deadly outbreak, a traditional chief devised a method to save his people from certain death. More …

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Kenya’s Misoi and Barsosio win the inaugural Nairobi City Marathon

Runners take part in the Nairobi City Marathon in Nairobi, Kenya, May 8, 2022. /Xinhua Runners take part in the Nairobi City Marathon in Nairobi, Kenya, May 8, 2022. /Xinhua Brimin Misoi and Agnes Barsosio won the inaugural Nairobi City Marathon here on Sunday, taking home $60,000 each. The richest …

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BC Documentaries Highlight Global Injustices in Salmanowitz Screening

After traveling the world—from Poland to Kenya to Hawaii—to produce social justice documentaries, the Boston College filmmakers screened their completed film projects at the 24th Annual BC Arts Festival. The students created the documentaries in collaboration with British Columbia’s Jacques Salmanowitz Civil Courage in Film Program, which provides financial grants …

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Kenya abounds with opportunities for local exporters

The Sunday Post trade focusAlan Majuru The ongoing engagement and re-engagement initiative driven by President Mnangagwa is bearing fruit. More and more countries are warming to bilateral trade and economic relations with Zimbabwe. Recently, the Second Republic has intensified its cooperation with other African countries to explore opportunities used by …

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KeNHA announces the closure of Uhuru Highway and Mombasa Road

Several roads in Nairobi will be closed on Sunday May 7th as Kenya hosts the Nairobi City Marathon. In a warning shared by the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), city residents have been informed that the Uhuru Highway and Mombasa Road will be affected by the closure. Other streets that …

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Kenya Power fixed line internet services are coming soon

Image courtesy of TechTrendsKE Electric utility Kenya Power aims to become one of Kenya’s largest internet service providers. The company plans to offer business customers Internet and electricity as a bundle. This will happen after conducting pilot tests with larger power users. Statistics show that as of December 2021, Kenya …

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Uhuru to Launch Expressway This Month – Business Daily

Business Uhuru will launch Expressway this month Friday 06 May 2022 Nairobi Expressway along Waiyaki Way, Westlands in this photo taken April 16, 2022. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG BY EDWIN MUTAIMore from this author summary Once taken off, motorists will have to pay tolls ranging from Sh100 to …

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The Dark Side of Tourism – Marketplace

where are you going this summer When the pandemic hits a “new phase” and more countries are reopening their borders, There is an opportunity to dust off travel plans. Maybe it’s finally time to rebook this trip. Before the pandemic, it was easier than ever to visit faraway places. Global …

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Nairobi is bursting at the seams, is it time to move capital?

An aerial view of the Nairobi skyline [Davdi Njaaga, Standard] Earlier this year, Indonesia announced Nusantara as its new capital after the country’s parliament approved a bill to relocate the capital from Jakarta. One of the reasons for the relocation of the capital, as several studies show, is that Jakarta …

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Website launched in Kenya to provide sexual and reproductive health information

Youth in Kenya can now access information about their sexual and reproductive health after the Ministry of Health set up a platform designed to provide them with information in a simple and credible way. The platform, called Lifeyangu.com, was launched today by Dr. George Rae, the incumbent CEC for Health, …

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Bad roads, inefficient ports blamed for high transport costs

Shipping & Logistics Bad roads, inefficient ports blamed for high transport costs Wednesday 04 May 2022 Motorists struggle to navigate part of the derelict Mlolongo-Katani road near Mlolongo in this photo taken on May 29, 2021. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG By ANTHONY KITIMOMore from this author summary According …

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Travelers can now fly non-stop from Minnesota to Nairobi

Shipping & Logistics Travelers can now fly non-stop from Minnesota to Nairobi Tuesday 03 May 2022 Passengers on international arrivals at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on November 29, 2021. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NMG By GERALD ANDAEMore from this author summary The move is a boost for the airline …

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Expressway of Pain: Kenyans are paying the price for Nairobi’s new chic road

Traffic jam along Kenyatta Avenue below Nairobi Expressway along Uhuru Highway Nairobi on January 20, 2022. [Elvis Ogina, Standard] Anger, resentment, despair and frustration are perhaps some of the many words that could describe the feelings of motorists traveling between Mlolongo in Machakos District and James Gichuru Road in Nairobi’s …

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Coca Cola partners with FIFA to bring the World Cup to Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta at the presentation of the World Cup trophy on February 26, 2018. [Jonah Onyango, Standard] Kenya is among nine African countries set to receive and host the FIFA World Cup in an exclusive tour ahead of the tournament in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December. Football’s …

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BBI initiative would have solved SRC problems but was rejected: Uhuru » Capital News

Nairobi, Kenya, May 2 (Reuters) – President Uhuru Kenyatta said the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) constitutional amendment bill had solved the problem of the Salary and Remuneration Commission (SRC) exceeding its mandate in relation to workers’ grievances when it would be accepted. President Kenyatta was responding to a request from …

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The redevelopment of domestic airports is intended to boost tourism

The Herald Tapiwanashe MangwiroSenior Economic ReporterPLAYERS in the tourism industry have welcomed the Airports Company of Zimbabwe’s (ACZ) ongoing airport rehabilitation program, saying it will complement efforts to grow the tourism sector to a $3 billion industry by 2023 through improved connectivity between domestic destinations . This comes after growing …

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Facebook’s misinformation headache in Kenya’s elections

It is exactly 100 days until Kenya‘s general elections and thousands of political aspirants cross the country every day bringing their agendas to the 1,846 electoral offices for election or re-election. The official election campaign season begins on May 29, but the election campaigns are in full swing and tens …

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Stagnant wages and food credit make for a bleak day at work

A Jua Kali artisan goes about his business at Kibuye Market in Kisumu County. [Collins Oduor, Standard] The rising cost of living is putting something on the payroll of many workers: consumer credit.From buying groceries to lighting homes to educating children, the cost of living is skyrocketing. But workers’ wages …

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Why fists and chairs always fly in elections

By Charles Onyango Obbo Kenya‘s party primaries ahead of August 9 general elections are largely complete. Although some ended relatively peacefully, there were more than enough that descended into the usual chaos and violence. Although it seemed less anecdotal this time, violence has been a feature of Kenyan party nominations …

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