#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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Treasury Department triggers removal of Kenya’s electric wheelchair ahead of AGM

companies Treasury Department triggers removal of Kenya’s electric wheelchair ahead of AGM Thursday, November 24, 2022 Kenya Power CEO Vivienne Yeda. FILE PHOTO | NMG Kenya Power Chairwoman Vivienne Yeda will leave the utility after the Treasury Department decided not to support her re-election at the company’s annual general meeting …

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The Kenyan central bank hikes interest rates to tame inflation

By George Mwangi Specially for Dow Jones Newswires NAIROBI – Kenya‘s central bank raised interest rates on Wednesday in a bid to tame inflationary pressures. The central bank raised its key interest rate by 50 basis points from 8.25% to 8.75%, the monetary policy committee said in its policy statement. …

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Kenya: Beneath The Baobabs Festival announces lineup for New Year party

The two-day event spans four stages in the Enchanted Baobab Forest, with international headliners including British percussion house masters Melé, Ghana-based Oroko Radio founders Kikelomo and Nico Adomako, as well as London’s freshest underground crew and label Touching Bass. Frank Is Frank of Shapes Festival was commissioned to curate a …

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Route analysis: Mombasa-Dubai | routes

Kenya Airways will launch non-stop flights from the coastal city of Mombasa (MBA) to Dubai (DXB) in the United Arab Emirates to meet leisure demand from the Middle East and Europe. Service between destinations will begin December 15 and will operate four times a week using Boeing 737-800 aircraft. …

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Rwanda is terrified as Uganda, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo shake hands

The Congolese Revolutionary Army, commonly referred to as the March 23 Movement or M23, is a rebel military force stationed in the eastern parts of Congo. They were driven to Rwanda and Uganda by Congolese and UN forces in 2012–2013 and pursued. The return of M23 in the current era …

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Ruto unveils the construction of a road linking Kenya and Tanzania

BY WINNIE ATIENO Kenya‘s President William Ruto has started construction of the Mtwapa-Kwa Kadzengo-Kilifi (A7) road, which will link Kenya and Tanzania. The road is part of the Malindi-Lunga Lunga/Horohoro-Tanga-Bagamoyo East African Coastal Road Corridor which is linked at Sh7.5 billion (US$61.4 million). Ruto pledged to place more emphasis on …

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Eric Latiff surprises fans with perfect Kalenjin accent as he addresses issues on Mombasa Road: ‘Waligula’

Eric Latiff hilariously addressed Cabinet Secretary for Roads, Transport and Public Works Kipchumba Murkomen in a thick Kalenjin accent Spice FM’s morning show host blamed the Kenya National Highway Authority (KenHa) for the run-down condition of Mombasa Road TUKO.co.ke understands that the funniest comedians have inherently humorous attitudes, looks and …

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State of Tech layoffs in Kenya and abroad in 2022

Internet companies around the world are having a tough time. This was confirmed by the number of layoffs, hiring freezes and investment freezes to develop new products and services. Some of the world’s top tech companies have been hit, including Meta, which owns Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and Microsoft. However, you …

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Tech layoffs hurt workers in developing countries

AAcross Silicon Valley, tech companies are shedding their workforces to cut costs in anticipation of a global economic downturn. Social media giant Meta announced earlier this month that it was laying off 11,000 of its employees, or 13% of its workforce. Since being acquired by Elon Musk in October, Twitter …

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Violence in Kenya: 5 main drivers of the decades-long conflict in the north and what to do about it

Kenyan soldiers. Conflict and insecurity are widespread in northern Kenya. In recent weeks, incidents of bandit attacks in the area have terrorized villages and resulted in several deaths. In October 2022, the government launched a multi-agency security operation aimed at containing further attacks. Northern Kenya is characterized by extensive wilderness, …

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Mombasa Governor is inviting applications for CEC positions

Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Nassir has invited competent individuals to apply for the 10 cabinet posts available in the district government. The announcement comes two months after he took office on September 15, succeeding his predecessor Hassan Joho. The governor has also invited applications for the positions of 16 chief officers …

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Sad reality of Kenya’s runners who have been banned for doping but are injured

Wilson Kipsang from Kenya crosses on 13. [AFP] Kenya is on the verge of being banned from international athletics competitions as a number of athletes become embroiled in doping scandals. As the athletics world absorbs the rising number of Kenyan athletes being sanctioned for using banned substances, key stakeholders in …

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Kenya travels to West Africa for Arab International SMEs Conference and Expo » Capital News

Nairobi, 12 November – Five Kenyan SMEs are exhibiting at the Arab International SMEs Conference and Expo (SMEX ALGERIA), which will be held from the 12th to the 14thth November 2022 in Algiers, Algeria. This follows an invitation from the Arab Union for Industrial Exports Development to the Kenya Export …

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The tourist’s death prompts questions about the religious leader’s teachings

Police officers and a lawyer during the exhumation of the body of the late British woman Lutfunissa Khandwalla at Memon Cemetery in Mombasa County on October 26, 2022. [Kelvin Karani, Standard] When Lutfunisa Khandwalla traveled to Kenya in August 2019, leaving her family in the UK, it was all about …

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SeaLead launches IDEA service connecting India and UAE to East Africa

SeaLead has announced the launch of a new service connecting India and the United Arab Emirates to East Africa. The India-Dubai-East-Africa (IDEA) service will begin on November 22 as a four-vessel weekly service, with SeaLead providing two and one each for OOCL and TS Lines. The rotation for the new …

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Kenya should “curb the appetite for borrowing”, says the chairman of the budget committee

Adding details, Treasury Secretary NAIROBI, Nov 10 (Reuters) – The Kenyan government has decided to lower its lending rates, especially in the domestic market to stimulate lending to companiesthe chairman of of Parliament This was announced by the budget committee on Thursday. PThe administration of resident William Ruto, who took …

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IMF Approves Sh52.7 Billion Financial Aid To Kenya » Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov. 9 (Reuters) – Kenya is expected to receive US$433 million (Shh52.7 billion) from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as part of the US$2.34 billion (Shh284.8 billion) facility approved last April. The agreement is subject to approval by IMF management and the Executive Board in the coming weeks. …

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Africa’s heritage sites at risk as the planet warms

Numerous African landmarks are threatened by climate impacts Ruins of Carthage and Sabratha, Kilimanjaro in danger Lack of funding, research hampering conservation efforts NAIROBI, Nov 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro to the ruins of the ancient Tunisian city of Carthage and the slave …

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Chebet and Lokedi claim New York wins as Kenya seals marathon sweep

EVANS Chebet capped a brilliant Kenyan win at the world’s major marathons with a superb win at the New York Marathon on Sunday as her compatriot Sharon Lokedi took the women’s crown in her first long distance race. Chebet – who also won the Boston marathon in April – patiently …

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Kenya’s Kipkemboi and Ethiopia’s Dalasa take honors in Istanbul Marathon

Kenyan long-distance runner Robert Kipkemboi and Ethiopian athlete Sechale Dalasa rode to victory on Sunday in the 44th edition of the Istanbul Marathon. Kipkemboi took first place in the men’s race, completing the 42.2-kilometer (26.2-mile) intercontinental run in 2 hours, 10 minutes and 18 seconds. Kenyan-born Bahraini Marius Kimutai was …

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EABC calls for consolidation centers to boost fresh produce exports

EABC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) John Bosco Kalisa called on Thursday as he spoke during the regional private sector engagement in the ocean freight transport and logistics sub-sector, which focused on fresh produce and managed by the East African Business Council (EABC) in Partnership was organized with TradeMark East Africa …

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Pope Francis accepts the resignation of the Catholic Bishop of Kitale in Kenya and appoints his successor

Mons. Odonya began his priestly formation in 1997 at St. Mary’s Propaedeutic Molo Seminary in the Diocese of Nakuru, Kenya. He later joined St. Augustine Mabanga Seminary in Bungoma Diocese and St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Nairobi Archdiocese for his philosophical and theological studies respectively. As a priest, the bishop-designate …

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NYOKABI KIMARI – Snake Farming: Roots Party is up to something

Download PDFprint article We are a little over a month into the new administration of President William Ruto. At this early stage we can see that some things have changed, others not so much. One definite change is that our new President’s speeches were much more politically-heavy than we might …

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Kenya launches its global campaign “The Real Deal” in the Indian market

landscape, wildlife Kenya has launched the latest tourism attractions campaign to raise awareness of destinations whose travel is now back on track after recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Through Destination Marketer, Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) Kenya has unveiled its global marketing campaign “The Real Deal” which will bring vibrant imagery …

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Badminton: Akwanyi and Awuori crowned champions of the Nyanza Open in Kisumu

Akwanyi Edwin is awarded by Badminton Tournament Director John Apollo after emerging as the winner of the Nyanza Badminton Tournament in Kisumu. (Collins Oduor, Default) Kenya international Edwin Akwanyi is the new champion of the Nyanza Mega Badminton Open 2022 Nairobi-based Akwanyi dethroned former Kenyan John Wanyoike, who won last …

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Busia County struggles with CD shortages while the rest of Kenya worries about drought and starvation

At a time when Kenya is going through a period of drought and famine, Busia County is struggling with an acute shortage of condoms. Photo for illustration purposes only. Source: Kenyan News Agency.Source: UGC The worrying revelation is that some residents have resorted to recycling the produce while waiting for …

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Inflation hits 65-month high as subsidies end

Business Inflation hits 65-month high as subsidies end Tuesday, November 01, 2022 Beatrice Bahati arranges sweet potatoes at City Park Market on July 25, 2020. FILEPHOTO | NMG Kenya‘s cost-of-living measure hit a 65-month high in President William Ruto’s first full month in office on runaway food prices, fuel and …

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Startups off to Silicon Zanzibar

*This article was written by Seth Onyango, Bird Story Agency Zanzibar, famed for its world-class tourism offerings, is gearing up for new tenants as startups seek success in the semi-autonomous island’s burgeoning tech space. In August, the archipelago signed Kenyan e-commerce firm Wasoko as Silicon Zanzibar’s anchor tenant, setting the …

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With just two players, hostess Lady Bucks defeats ANU Panthers

Lady Bucks’ Juliet Amollo (left) dribbles past ANU’s Nicole Adhiambo during yesterday’s KBF Women’s Premier League match at Magadi Primary School in Kisumu. [Michael Mute, Standard] Lady Bucks survived a second-half scare to defeat the African Nazarene University (ANU) Panthers in overtime 70-68 in overtime in a tight Women’s Premier …

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Alice Awiti wins the first top 100 brands popular by women golf tournament in Kenya

Alice Awiti emerged as the winner of the inaugural Top 100 Brands loved by women in Kenya golf tournament, held at the Windsor Country Hotel and Golf Club, Nairobi. Handicap 44 Alice Awiti accumulated a total of 47 points to win the inaugural edition of the championship organized by the …

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Tantrums will not solve the tea maker saga

Workers pick tea with a tea harvester at a farm in Kericho. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard] All is not well in the South Rift, where the teacup storm is brewing over the introduction of mechanized farming. Tea companies are accused of mechanizing operations at the expense of manpower. Just a few …

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Capital markets: Emerging markets continue to send mixed signals

Issues in Emerging MarketsInvestment grade borrowers from emerging markets continue to generate positive demand. Notably, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sold a new six-year dollar-denominated Sukuk issue and 10-year conventional dollar bonds with initial price forecasts of 135 and 180 basis points spreads over comparable US Treasuries. It placed …

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Missing Kenyan executive ‘killed’: Indian high commissioner meets with President Ruto to speed up investigation

Days after a close aide of Kenyan President William Ruto claimed that former senior television director Zulfiqar Ahmad Khan, who had been missing in that country since July, had been killed along with another Indian national, the Indian High Commissioner in Nairobi met Ruto and shared this with “deep concern” …

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First Lady Rachel urges leaders to work together to meet Kenya’s challenges Capital News

ELDORET, Kenya, Oct. 24 — First Lady Rachel Ruto has called for teamwork among leaders to address the challenges facing the country. Rachel said the country’s current harsh economic hardships, famines devastating some parts of the country and environmental problems require collective responsibility for their resolution. Speaking at Kamagut Africa …

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Barcelona vs Atheltic Club line-ups and LIVE updates

Barcelona hope to close the gap between Real Madrid with a win against Athletic Bilbao Barcelona have been at their best in La Liga this season, dropping just two points. They haven’t conceded a goal in their last 5 league games, which is their best defensive streak since 2011. Barcelona …

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Difficult tasks await Kenyan leader Ruto’s cabinet to adjust policy

By LUKAS ANAMI Kenyan President William Ruto’s government is forming, and cabinet candidates are buying into his regional agenda. This week, a National Assembly special committee had reviewed more than half of the nominees by Friday. The team of 22 technocrats and politicians will take office once the National Assembly …

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Linda Oguttu Claims KRA Beat Her With KSh 2M Back Taxes: ‘Mkuje Mnitembele Jela’

Linda Oguttu claimed that the Kenya Tax Authority’s iTax system indicated that she owed the tax officer KSh 2 million The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Administrators Committee Secretariat said it had visited KRA’s offices to resolve the issue KRA said it would pursue Kenyans and companies that don’t submit returns …

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Stop Exaggerating African Epidemics – Minister Oryem to Western World – 93.3 KFM

Minister of State for International Affairs Mr. Okello Oryem has assured tourists of safety and warned against canceling bookings to Uganda, saying that the Ebola outbreak in the two districts of Mubende and Kasanda is being managed well given the experiences from previous epidemics. Oryem also accused the western world …

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Uganda’s second oil rig arrives in Mombasa

TotalEnergies’ oil rig for Tilenga arrived in Mombasa on Wednesday TotalEnergies Uganda Ltd, operators of the Tilenga oil project in western Uganda, have shipped their first drilling rig, signaling readiness for scheduled oil production to begin in 2015. The rig, the first of three, arrived at the port of Mombasa …

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Azimio, Kenya Kwanza locks the horns for control of City Hall

Sections of Nairobi MCAs allied with Azimio One Kenya Coalition cheer after Speaker Ken Ngondi was elected speaker of the assembly in September 29th, 2022. [Samson Wire, Standard] The battle for key leadership positions in the Nairobi County Assembly has taken a new turn after the Speaker ruled on the …

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Uganda and Rwanda beat Kenya in dollar millionaire growth

FROM NATION OF AFRICA Kenya will lag Uganda and Rwanda in growth in the number of the super-rich with assets in excess of $100 million over the next decade, driven by more favorable business conditions in the two East African Community states. According to a report by research firms New …

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Nairobi West Hospital successfully performs first bone marrow transplant in Kenya

Access to quality, affordable, specialized healthcare in Kenya is a major pain point for most patients who have to travel to countries like Egypt and India People with complex blood disorders can now have a bone marrow transplant at Nairobi West Hospital The hospital performed its first procedure today and …

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Encourage sport activities to foster peace in learning institutions, stresses principal – Kenya News Agency

There is a need to encourage sporting activities in learning institutions across the country to promote cohesion and peaceful coexistence among students from diverse backgrounds. At an awards ceremony for the winners of the Senior Principal Kitale National Polytechnic tournament, the institution’s principal, …

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Kenya: The government says Kenyans will be able to renew old-generation passports after the November 30 deadline

Nairobi — The government says Kenyans can renew or replace old-generation passports even after the Nov. 30 deadline. In a press statement, Director-General Alexander Muteshi said the exercise would continue at all local passport application centers and diplomatic missions. According to Muteshi, Kenya will fully switch to the new passports …

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Why six promising Kenyan tech startups collapsed in quick succession

technology Why six promising Kenyan tech startups collapsed in quick succession Monday 17 October 2022 Kune Foods is one of the tech startups that closed in 2022. PHOTO | NMG Difficult market conditions, as well as funding difficulties, have wiped out at least six Kenyan tech start-ups this year alone …

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The Kenyan High Commissioner pays a courtesy visit to the Regional Minister of Oti

Oti Regional Minister Joshua Makubu has called on both local and foreign investors to take advantage of the region’s economic potential and invest in the area’s development. Speaking to a delegation led by the Kenyan High Commissioner in Ghana, HE Eliphas Barine, the Regional Minister of Oti, noted …

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Canobbio will go first in the Bamba Rally

Piero Canobbio in his Mitsubishi Evolution 10 during the 2021 ARC Equator Rally in Naivasha, April 24-27, 2021. [Equator Rally] Home driver Piero Canobbio will be first off the ramp in the KNRC7 MMC Bamba Rally, which gets underway today in Bamba, Kilifi County. Canobbio will pilot his new Hyundai …

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Kenya renews call for compensation to African states amid climate emergencies

home” General ” Surroundings ” Kenya renews call for compensation to African states amid climate emergencies Nairobi, Oct. 14 (SocialNews.XYZ) Developed nations have a moral obligation to speed up compensation for African states bearing the brunt of climate-related disasters such as recurring droughts, floods and hurricanes, a Kenyan official said. …

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Kenya pushed to work with Mauritius to bolster economic growth

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct. 13 – Kenya has been urged to work with Mauritius to achieve solid economic growth that is both inclusive and sustainable. Industry players have noted various similarities between Mauritius and Kenya, which provides more reasons why collaborations are needed to enhance growth between the two nations. According …

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Burj Zanzibar: A construction boom à la Dubai

A depiction of the Burj Zanzibar building in the background. By Seth Onyango, Bird Stories Agency Zanzibar is currently undergoing an infrastructure overhaul on a scale not seen since independence, with plans to transform the archipelago, famed for its pristine beaches and narrow streets of old towns, into a megalopolis. …

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Mombasa suffocates with containers – The East African

By ANTHONY KITIMO The Port of Mombasa faces a congestion nightmare of empty containers as Kenya’s main regional gateway resumes full operations after a two-year hiatus from Covid-19. The port has received an increased number of empty crates after shipping companies began cleaning up containers lying at various shipyards in …

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Update on Kenya’s key message: Declining physical condition of livestock and high maize prices continue to reduce household purchasing power, September 2022 – Kenya

Attachments Key News: According to international, regional and national forecasts, there is a high probability of below-average precipitation during the short rains from October to December in northern and eastern Kenya. Analysis of analogous years indicates that precipitation will likely be less than 60 percent of the Horn average. Additionally, …

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Over the next 12 months we will be adding 10 more companies to NSE

President William Ruto (c) at the NSE office in Westlands, Nairobi on 11 October 2022. Vice President Rigathi Gachagua on his right and Kiprono Kittony on his left. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard] President William Ruto said the government was keen to expand the composition of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) and …

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Shoppers flock to the tourism fair

The chronicle Leonard Ncube, Victoria Falls reporter INTERNATIONAL buyers from around the world continue their journey through the country’s resort towns and visited Victoria Falls over the weekend as part of the activities leading up to the Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo. A total of 100 buyers from all over the …

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Pioneer Henry Mulli was the first Kenyan from Ukambani to go to university

Henry Nzioka Mulli (1927–2015) was a Kenyan diplomat who served as ambassador to various countries around the world. Mulli was among the first two people in Ukambani privileged to gain access to a university education. He studied at Makerere University and then continued further studies at Fort Hare University in …

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Does the Physical Activity and Sport Bill Give You and Me Participation in Ugandan Sport? That and more and lessons from Kenya

Traditionally with sports claims to autonomy, it has mostly created an internal sports governance structure. As this columnist has previously argued, this may no longer be the case and a hybrid approach appears to be increasingly emerging, particularly as national sports sector oversight legislation is enacted around the world. A …

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Kenya and Rwanda use AfCFTA to enter West Africa

By LUKAS ANAMI Kenya and Rwanda are eyeing the West African market, with Ghana becoming the next partner for both countries under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Kenya’s President William Ruto handed over Kenyan tea to Ghana on Wednesday. He was dating AfCFTA General Secretary Wamkele Mene. …

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Binance Admits Hackers Used Cross-Chain Bridge to Steal At Least $100M • TechCrunch

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox each day at 3pm PDT, Subscribe here. Friday! How’s that for brevity on newsletter launches? Let’s get down to business so we can kick off a liquid death and let the week sag into the …

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Robert Devereux on why he is selling his collection of African art

Almost the first words Robert Devereux says to me are: “I don’t like the word ‘collector’. I don’t like labels. I don’t call myself a patron either.” And yet he is both, however he describes himself. He has amassed more than 1,000 works of art, half of them by post-war …

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Kenya: French Chamber of Commerce pledges to support Kenyan businesses

Nairobi – The Kenya Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) has partnered with the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) to support businesses in Kenya. The partnership agreement was signed by Estelle Gillot Valet, Director of International Events and Partnerships at the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) …

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Kenya benefits from the Ksh 120B Google Project in three ways

Kenya will benefit from Google’s Ksh 120 billion plan to create a cloud region in sub-Saharan Africa, as promised by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sundar Pachai. In a statement on Wednesday, Oct. 5, Google Cloud Africa director Niral Patel announced that an under-construction link station in Nairobi will be operational. …

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Dubai Tourism successfully presents its offer in SA

With the events industry finally reopening after a Covid-induced hiatus, Dubai’s Department for Business and Tourism (DET) brought its first roadshow to South Africa in two years. The multi-city roadshow, which began in Cape Town, headed to Durban and culminated in Johannesburg, was a showcase of its ongoing activities on …

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Ambrose Rachier explains how to join Freemasonry, rules and secrets of members

Gor Mahia Football Club Chairman Ambrose Rachier revealed what it takes to join the secret world of Freemasonry in the country and the initiation process. Speak up on Sunday October 2nd NTVRachier scattered reports that Masons are a cult of devil worshipers that involve human sacrifices to gain wealth. He …

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The Supreme Court is asking for a report on the deception of a Kenyan citizen in custody

The court also requested the assistance of the additional Attorney General in this case. New Delhi: The Supreme Court takes serious note of the “fraud” he is accused of by a Kenyan national of Indian origin in a custody dispute and has requested the CBI to report on the steps …

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China’s priority partnership sector in Rutos Govt

According to Chinese Ambassador Zhou Pingjian, China will seek to strengthen diplomatic ties with President William Ruto’s government. Speaking at the University of Nairobi (UoN) on Saturday October 1st, Pingjian stated that his country will support Ruto’s government with partnerships in the education system as a top priority. He indicated …

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Why we can’t go back to the Shamba system

An aerial view where part of the Mau forest has been cleared for agriculture. [File, Standard] All eyes were on Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua this week after he was “misquoted” when he said the new government would give back the “Shamba system” that allows farming in forests. He said eventually …

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Azimio question Usefulness of the Supreme Court in Kenya’s democracy

Azimio’s top leadership has questioned the relevance of the Supreme Court in judging presidential election petitions Led by Raila Odinga, Azimio wants the Kenyans to evaluate the Apex Court as to whether it serves its intended purpose They heavily criticized the Supreme Court’s reasons for rejecting the 2022 presidential election …

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Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery Media Local Roundup (September 29): Abington’s Kenya Lucas gets 1,000th kill

girls volleyball Abington 3, Hatboro-Horsham 1: Kenya Lucas had 11 kills, including a career 1,000th, and eight aces in a SOL American win on Thursday. The Ghosts won in four sets 25-11, 25-12, 19-25, 25-22. Sasha Moody added 13 kills and Mary Carter had 24 assists. field hockey Abington 1, …

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Kenyan President Ruto promises tax reform to reduce inequality

Ruto, 55, posed as the champion of the poor in the August 9 poll Simon Maina text size Kenya‘s newly elected President William Ruto on Thursday promised to overhaul the country’s income tax system and introduce reforms that would require high earners to pay more to reduce inequality. The 55-year-old …

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Drought kills Kenya’s endangered wildlife – report

By Ayenat Mersie It is starving Kenya‘s famous wildlife from normal outdoor food sources, driving them into deadly conflicts with humans as they roam farther to the outskirts of towns and villages in their desperate search for food. Without intervention to protect wildlife, or if the approaching rainy season fails …

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Kenya risks US sanctions if it buys Russian oil

Kenya risks US sanctions if it buys Russian oil Nairobi, Kenya – In a recent interview with the BBC, Kenya’s President William Ruto announced that his government was open to doing business with Russia. Kenya‘s head of state said he was more than willing to buy Russian fuel after scrapping …

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The four men who could make or break the Ruto government

Business The four men who could make or break the Ruto government Wednesday 28 September 2022 State House in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG Four nominated cabinet secretaries, including former central bank governor Njuguna Ndung’u, will emerge as key cogs in the new government’s struggle to cope with a heavy …

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Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru was found dead at his home in Karen

Attorney Paul Gicheru was found dead at his home in Karen after having a late lunch and complaining of being unwell Gicheru had been summoned to appear in The Hague to answer allegations that he had interfered in the trials of William Ruto by bribing witnesses An arrest warrant was …

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Retinoblastoma: squinting or glowing in children, early sign of eye cancer

A child with eye deviation (squinting) can also be one of the early signs of retinoblastoma. [iStockphoto] When Racheal had her baby girl in November last year, nothing prepared her for the numerous medical visits. While breastfeeding Amani, she noticed that the little one never made direct eye contact. And …

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Kenya begins to benefit from free trade with Africa

Business Kenya begins to benefit from free trade with Africa Monday 26 September 2022 A container terminal in the Port of Mombasa. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NMG Kenya has shipped its first shipment of locally made batteries to Ghana, two months after being chosen from among seven countries to …

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‘Crazy’ converting country’s reserves into bitcoins, says Central Bank of Kenya

Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) senior official Patrick Njoroge has portrayed the placement of the country’s trades in Bitcoin as “insane.” Njoroge, who recently mentored select individuals from Kenya’s legislature, added that if he had agreed to fully convert Kenya’s businesses to bitcoin, he would have to be jailed and …

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Humble Lakeside Umoja in Kisumu takes first win of the season

Lakeside’s Brandon Lee in action against Strathmore Blades during the KBF Men League game at Nyayo National Gym on September 3, 2022. (Kelly Ayodi, Standard) Shooting guard Brandon Ochieng recorded a game-high 14 points and seven assists to inspire Lakeside to their first win of the 2022 season after defeating …

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How to play the Halo games in chronological order

Xbox’s flagship shooter is an intergalactic sci-fi saga with narrative bases that stretch far back billion of years. Despite this wide-ranging storyline, most of the actual Halo games take place within a single decade during the end and aftermath of the Human-Covenant War. The mainline Halo games present a sequential …

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Antigua and Kenya Deepen Cooperation – Caribbean Life

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Kenya‘s newly elected President Dr. William Suto, are committed to further strengthening and deepening bilateral relations. According to a statement by the government of Antigua and Barbuda, both leaders held a discussion on the sidelines of the general debate of the 77th …

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Kenya starts trading under AfCFTA in locally made batteries

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept. 23 (Reuters) – Kenya-made Exide batteries landed at the port of Tema, Ghana on Friday, marking the country’s formal start of trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Kenya’s High Commissioner for Ghana HE Amb. Eliphas Barine witnessed the unveiling of the cargo by a …

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Sh$4.8 billion mansion and Hollywood lifestyle for fraudulent Kenyan nurse

By Vincent Achuka In the second and final part of this series on how a Kenyan family stole Sh230 billion from American taxpayers by making fraudulent claims on a medical scheme for elderly poor US citizens, we explain how Faith Newton, a registered nurse, created a carried out parallel scams …

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Inkomoko launches strategy to invest in 500,000 MSMEs

Business consultancy and investment firm Inkomoko has announced a strategy to invest and provide financial support to half a million medium and small micro-enterprises (MSMEs) in Kenya by 2030. As part of the new strategy, the company also plans to invest Ksh 4.8 billion (US$40 million) by 2030 to support …

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Kenya: Azimio MPs protest IEBC interdiction of CEO Kulundu, claiming she is a whistleblower

Nairobi — Azimio La Umoja A Kenyan lawmaker has protested the move by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to ban Deputy CEO Ruth Kulundu over alleged whistleblowing in the polls. Led by Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi, MPs called for their reinstatement within the next 48 hours, after which …

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Share of Kenya’s exports to EAC falling despite trade deal

market news Share of Kenya’s exports to EAC falling despite trade deal Thursday 22 September 2022 Long-distance trucks form a queue at Sikata on the Webuye-Kanduyi-Malaba highway in Bungoma County. FILE PHOTO | NMG Exports from Kenya to East African countries have dwindled over the past decade, although Kenyan entrepreneurs …

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Kenyan HC visits RCCI and urges to improve bilateral trade

DNS Rawalpindi: Kenya is a gateway for Pakistani investors to enter the large market of 38 African states surrounded by Kenya with the international seaport of Mombasa. Kenya will fully support Pakistani investors in exploring potential investment and trade areas in various fields including tourism, agriculture, IT, mining and machinery. …

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Why paying for toilets shouldn’t surprise us

A woman walks past a closed public toilet near the National Archives of Kenya, Nairobi, May 13, 2021. [David Njaaga, Standard] A notice on a toilet door in a Nakuru mall justifies why one should pay Sh20 to use the toilet. The reasons include paying the cleaning staff, buying detergents …

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Kenya’s GDP growth set to slow to 5.7 percent by 2022 – Deloitte

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept. 20 (Reuters) – Kenya‘s GDP growth is expected to slow to 5.7 percent in 2022 on the back of a broader global economic slowdown, heightened uncertainty surrounding August elections and tighter fiscal policies, according to Deloitte. This is 1.2 percentage points less than the country’s GDP growth …

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Risks of climate change offer insurers new cash flows

Industry Risks of climate change offer insurers new cash flows Tuesday, September 20, 2022 A driver and motorist wade through a flooded Nakuru-Eldoret-Malaba highway in the town of Eldoret, Uasin Gishu county, after heavy rains, July 21, 2022. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NMG Insurance policies targeting damage from climate …

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Juliana Cherera was booed during the IEBC retreat in Mombasa, lamenting that Wafula Chebukati failed to protect her

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) organized a four-day retreat for its staff in Mombasa to reflect on the completed August 9 general election. IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati and Deputy Chair Juliana Cherera at a past event. Photo: Ken Kimutai.Source: Twitter During the event, held at a luxury hotel …

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Kenya Airways resumes daily direct flights to the US

One of Kenya Airways planes as it landed during the start of the resumption of international flights at JKIA August 1, 2020 in Kigali, Rwanda [Elvis Ogina, Standard] Tourism industry stakeholders have welcomed the news that Kenya Airways (KQ) will resume daily flights en route to New York from December. …

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Cricket Betting Tips and Predictions for Fantasy Cricket Matches : Africa Cricket Association Cup T20 2022

Kenya vs Cameroon, Match 9 of the Africa Cricket Association Cup T20 2022 will be played in Benoni, South Africa. LIVE SCORE – Kenya vs Cameroon Africa Cricket Association Cup 2022 Tournament Statistics Top Batter (runs scored) Top Bowler (wickets taken) Most sixes points table Kenya won its first match …

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Samia Suluhu from Tanzania works with AfCTA to promote female traders

By BOB KARASHANI Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu is rallying African decision-makers for a continental protocol specifically addressing the protection of women from harassment and other obstacles to complement the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. President Suluhu, who is also a champion of AfCFTA, says the continent must prioritize …

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What Kenya Can Teach America About Winning

It took less than an hour for the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi to fill up to the last seat. Nearly 60,000 Kenyans came to greet their newly installed President, Dr. William Ruto to cheer after a close race against former Prime Minister Raila Odingo. In a nation that has weathered …

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All set for IDPA Tier3 Championships in Mombasa

Mombasa-based marksman Ibrahim Ndung’u in a past action. [Caroline Obuya, Standard] The Mombasa team is optimistic and ready to surpass their opponents in Nairobi during the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Tier 3 Shooting Championships at the Bamburi Rifle Club, Mombasa. The championships will take place from September 29th to …

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The lake’s rising waters are bringing crocodiles and hippos closer to residents, threatening lives, limbs and livelihoods

Winnie Keben felt blessed to raise her children in her husband’s family home just 500 meters from the shores of Lake Baringo in Kenya‘s Great Rift Valley. The huge freshwater lake, about a five-hour drive from the capital Nairobi, had attracted international fishermen and tourists. But it has doubled in …

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I went to Zanzibar with my family to heal shock after poll result – Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuters) – Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is back in the country with his family days after his holiday to “reflect and heal” after the shocking loss in the August 9 election. Odinga, who was in Zanzibar, flew back to the country on Thursday to attend the swearing-in …

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EPRA announces plans to protect Kenyans from high fuel and electricity prices

Energy Petroleum and Regulatory Authority (EPRA) Director-General Daniel Kiptoo has outlined the government’s plan to diversify investments into fuel and electricity to protect Kenyans from inflationary pressures. After the government hiked fuel prices in the country, Kiptoo announced on Wednesday September 14 that the state is focused on shifting investment …

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Fuel prices hit historic high as government ends subsidies

The new fuel prices are a historic high in Kenya. [File, Standard] Fuel prices in Kenya have reached an all-time high after the government scrapped the fuel subsidy program that gave motorists relief last year. In Nairobi, a liter of petrol costs Sh179.30, while a liter of diesel costs Sh165.00. …

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Several injured in the Kenyan stadium huddle before Ruto’s swearing-in

A man grimaces in pain while being evacuated as Kenyan security forces intervene following a stampede at the entrance of the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday. AFP Several people were injured on Tuesday when crowds tried to enter the stadium where Kenyan President-elect William Ruto …

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Nema blames Homa Bay County for illegal mining activities

Business Nema blames Homa Bay County for illegal mining activities Tuesday September 13, 2022 An entry point to a tunnel used for gold mining in Kosele, Rachuonyo South Sub-County in Homa Bay County on July 8, 2021. PHOTO | DECENTITY The National Environment Management Authority (Nema) says Homa Bay County’s …

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The 12 best travel destinations in October

If you missed your summer vacation and are still thinking about travel, you’re in luck. In places like Hawaii, Greece and Europe, tourist numbers are falling and so are prices, making them perfect destinations for an October trip. Temperatures could also be a bit lower, but you can still find …

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Kenyan company turns flip-flop sandals into art

Ocean Sole: Kenyan company turns flip-flop sandals into art Nairobi, Kenya – Flip flops are the most popular type of footwear in developing countries like Kenya. Over 3 billion are produced annually, they are considered comfortable, easy to wear and inexpensive. Unfortunately, most of them are also harmful to the …

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Climate migration: The Kenyan woman loses almost everything to the lake

KAMPI ya SAMAKI, Kenya—Winnie Keben felt blessed to raise her children in her husband’s home in the community of Kampi ya Samaki—just over 500 meters from the shore of Lake Baringo. The vast freshwater lake in Kenya‘s semi-arid volcanic region of the Great Rift Valley has long been an oasis. …

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Queen Elizabeth II was the biggest spectator in history

Queen Elizabeth II died Thursday afternoon at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She was on the British throne for 70 years, making her Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. “Busy” is perhaps the keyword here. While the Queen’s official powers in a constitutional monarchy were greater than many might …

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Mixed reactions when Balala asks Ruto for a job

Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Najib Balala provoked mixed reactions from a segment of Kenyans and President-elect William Ruto’s allies after openly declaring that he was ready to serve the new government. Balala On Friday, September 9, Balala expressed interest in working in Ruto’s government, adding that he is willing to …

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Rwanda: Helping Rwanda Unlock Its Horticultural Potential – IDH Official

Horticulture is one of the strategic areas Rwanda is betting on as it seeks to expand its agricultural export base through diversification and aim to generate US$1 billion (over RWF1 trillion) in annual foreign farm revenues by 2024. This is more than double the approximately $445 million registered last fiscal …

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Uhuru mourns Queen Elizabeth – Kenyans.co.ke

President Uhuru Kenyatta has hailed Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth as a great leader who has helped transform the world. In a statement sent to the editorial board on Friday September 9th, the Head of State expressed his sadness at the death of the Queen, which took place yesterday, Thursday September …

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KQ resumes daily flights to New York in December

companies KQ resumes daily flights to New York in December Thursday, 09/08/2022 Kenya Airways planes at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on July 31, 2020. PHOTO | SALATON-NJAU | NMG Kenya Airways (KQ) will resume daily frequencies for the New York route in December, citing a surge in advance bookings for …

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William Ruto’s difficult task in reversing SGR deals, anniversary policies

Business William Ruto’s difficult task in reversing SGR deals, anniversary policies Wednesday 07 September 2022 President-elect William Ruto delivers his speech during the opening meeting with Kenyan Kwanza leaders at his official residence in Karen August 17, 2022. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG President-elect William Ruto faces a difficult …

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