Monthly Archives: May 2022

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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