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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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How to attract local tourists to visit the annual wildebeest migration

columnists How to attract local tourists to visit the annual wildebeest migration Tuesday 06.09.2022 The annual wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara is expected to drive occupancy. FILE PHOTO | NMG As the annual wildebeest migration, dubbed the eighth modern wonder of the world, continues into September, tourists from all …

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Shock when Jordanian tourists turn to beggars in Kenya

By nation. Africa Security agents in Mombasa County are detaining 40 Jordanian nationals after they were found begging in the streets of Mombasa in an alleged foiled human trafficking case. Mombasa residents were shocked on Thursday when they saw at least 40 tourists begging in the streets of the old …

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Supreme Court Ruling: Monday, 2022 Kenya Presidential Election Motion D-Day

September 5, 2022 at 6:24 am WAT New information 59 minutes that don’t pass Kenya‘s Supreme Court on Monday delivered a final ruling on a petition challenging the results of last month’s presidential election. The seven-member court adjourns Friday to consider the verdict after completing three days of hearings on …

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What the US can learn from Kenya’s fight for democracy

Last month we helped lead an international election observation mission to Kenya‘s presidential election, sponsored by the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI), on whose boards we serve. At the time of writing, William Ruto had narrowly ousted Raila Odinga, but challenges to the results are …

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Kenya introduces three-test HIV testing in latest effort to fight virus

Download logo Kenya will implement a three-test HIV testing algorithm to streamline ongoing efforts to combat the virus. After receiving a preliminary report from a technical taskforce on the acceptance of the procedure, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the field tests will be piloted in select counties ahead of …

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Mahershala Ali’s 7 Best and 7 Worst Movies Ranked

“The Place Beyond the Pines” is one of those films that feels as if it could have become a classic, but unfortunately only exhausts the surface of its enormous potential. Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne, Ben Mendelsohn and Mahershala Ali, Pines tells three separate but intertwined …

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Kenya wants to sign a double taxation agreement with China

Kenya plans to sign an agreement with China to end double taxation, The Nation newspaper reported. The agreement, subject to ratification by the Chinese and Kenyan governments, will create a favorable environment for investment and trade in goods and services. Kenyan Treasury Minister Ukur Yatani has sought public opinion before …

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Kenya: US warns Kisumu over potential chaos ahead of Supreme Court ruling

Nairobi — The US embassy in Nairobi has imposed movement restrictions on US government employees in Kisumu ahead of Monday’s Supreme Court decision on the outcome of the Aug. 9 presidential election. The embassy said the move was a precautionary measure in a security alert issued Thursday, arguing that Kenya …

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dr Aggrey wants to wreak havoc when the Coast games start in Mombasa

basketball team of Dr. Aggrey School. [Ernest Ndunda, Standard] The Mombasa Coastal Secondary Schools games are expected to be different from the previous championships in Mombasa. Little-known teams upset giants at the county-level games this past weekend, setting the stage for more shocks at the Regionals. Several schools will make …

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Kenya: Chebukati acted like an auctioneer should he be found unfit for office – Attorney Nowrojee

Nairobi – Azimio La Umoja – Raila Odinga, a standard-bearer for the Kenyan President, has defended his attack on Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chair Wafula Chebukati, whom the Supreme Court is expected to find unfit for violating the constitution. This raises the question of whether the Commission acted …

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Thai hotel group enters South African market with Cape Town and Johannesburg

Tourism is picking up in South Africa and the rest of the continent, and Thailand’s minor hotels are investing accordingly. John Maytham interviewed Minor Hotels Africa’s Lindi Mthethwa about her plans for South Africa. Tourism in Africa is recovering well after the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting a large, international hotel group …

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NV Parekh and his Portrait Studio clients – The Brooklyn Rail

Isolde Brielmaier​​I am sparkling: NV Parekh and his Portraitstudio clients(Damiani, 2022) “Look, I sparkle in this picture!” exclaimed Ms. Uweso when she described her portrait from NV Parekh’s studio in Mombasa to Isolde Brielmaier a few years later. This is one of several first-hand accounts from Parekh’s sitters included in …

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Environmentalist Elizabeth Wahuti: ‘Maybe I had something President Biden really needed to hear’ Global development

IIt was a unique opportunity for the young woman to make her point. As she walked to the podium, Elizabeth Wahuti, Kenya‘s up-and-coming environmentalist, could see President Joe Biden in the audience. She says it really was her moment to impress global leaders charged with paying for sins against a …

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Envoys-designate present credentials to President Alvi – Latest News – The Nation

Ambassadors of Germany, Spain, Belgium, Libya, Kenya and Ethiopia telephone the President separately. ISLAMABAD – The designated ambassadors of Germany, Spain, Belgium, Libya, Kenya and Ethiopia presented President Dr. Arif Alvi signed their credentials at a ceremony in Aiwan-e-Sadr on Monday. Ambassador of the Republic of Germany Alfred Grannas, Ambassador …

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The best hotel suites in the world according to the World Travel Awards

Suite Bernstein @ Hôtel de Crillon, a rosewood hotel rosewood Every year the World Travel Awards celebrates the best in the tourism and hospitality industry. Selected by travel professionals and the public, this year’s nominations include the best hotel suites from around the world with the ultimate wow factor. I …

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The state is banking on the shipping and logistics sectors to drive regional growth

Shipment Containers are stacked together in the Port of Baltimore. [AP Photo] Kenya‘s shipping, transport and logistics sectors have been cited as key catalysts that will help boost the economic fortunes of the East African Community (EAC). With that, the country is positioning itself to reap much from the Democratic …

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Microsoft appoints Phillis Migwi to lead operations in Kenya

Microsoft has appointed Phyllis Migwi as Country Manager for Kenya. Phyllis has a track record of leadership and business catalyst known for driving technology growth over the past two decades. She has experience in strategy and operations management, brand development, marketing and program management. Phyllis most recently served as Regional …

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Our cultural impact on the world is not new

The Maasai Cricket Warriors team psyche before they leave for one of their training sessions at Ilpolei Field. {Photo/Elvis Ogina} Our elections caused a lot of noise in the global news media. We are indeed a major player on the African and later world stage. We have the largest economy …

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In one of Kenya’s most luxurious safari routes

Luxury safari itinerary in Kenya. [Courtesy, ROAR AFRICA] When I spoke to Leslie Lefkowitz, an expert in luxury communications, about one of the outfits in her stable, she said emphatically, “It’s ROAR AFRICA… in all capital letters.” There were no illusions as to why this might be one of the …

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Despite the ban, Kenya stagnates in the FIFA ranking

NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuters) – As Kenya remains suspended by FIFA, national soccer team Harambee Stars stagnated at 102nd in the latest global rankings released by the world governing body on Friday. Kenya was suspended in November 2021 for government interference after Cabinet Secretary for Sport, Culture and Arts Amina Mohamed …

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Overview of Kenya’s changing demographic and economic landscape up to 2027

DUBLIN , August 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Added the Kenya Macroeconomic Outlook, 2027 report ResearchAndMarkets.com Offer. This study provides an overview of Kenya changing demographic and economic landscape through 2027, supported by policies to introduce universal health coverage, create affordable housing and foster manufacturing growth. It investigates of Kenya economic …

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Stop Character Assassination, Obey the Law to Remove IEBC Commissioners – Gladys Shollei to Raila Odinga

Gladys Shollei, elected representative of Uasin Gishu. [Stafford Ondego, Standard] Uasin Gishu MP Gladys Shollei has accused Raila Odinga of using his platforms to tarnish the reputation of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chair Wafula Chebukati. Shollei, who appeared in an interview on KTN News Wednesday night, claimed that …

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Why China is barring Kenya from new debt relief

Business Why China is barring Kenya from new debt relief Thursday 25 August 2022 Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on April 25, 2019 in Beijing. PHOTO | PSCU Elevating Kenya to middle-income status led China to exclude the country from a new list of African …

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Yokogawa Installs IIoT for Remote Performance Management at Kenya Geothermal Complex

August 24, 2022 Yokogawa news summary Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has completed the installation of an IoT system for Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) that uses mobile communication and other technologies to perform integrated remote power …

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How Raila was betrayed and rejected after the election defeat – ex-ODM official

Azimio La Umoja’s flag-bearer, Raila Odinga, is adept at betrayal and despondency, and has always emerged stronger from losing elections. Former Orange Democratic Movement political affairs and strategy director Wafula Buke says. Buke spoke in response to Raila’s allies, who have since defected to President-elect William Ruto’s camp, after Independent …

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The Future Fodder for Feed Safety –

There are months when there is a surplus of forage supply, but the country also faces two periods of shortage; one from November to December and the other from May to June. Through Fahd Rasul, Mujeeb ur Rehman, Hassan Munir*, Ahsan Rasheed, Sobia Shahzad, Sardar Alam Cheema This happens because …

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Uganda reimburses Kenya for 60MW of electricity delivered last week

By GERALD ANDAE Uganda will repay Kenya the electricity Kenya Power supplied last week after a power disruption at one of its dams led to a demand deficit. The landlocked neighbor last week temporarily closed the Isimba Dam in eastern Uganda after it flooded, causing a power outage and forcing …

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Court prevents Helb from demanding exorbitant fines

Business Court prevents Helb from demanding exorbitant fines Monday 22 August 2022 Student loan beneficiaries at the Helb offices in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG The High Court has barred the Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) from imposing interest, penalties or fines in excess of the principal amount, ruling it …

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A writer chronicling Donald Trump’s rise to fame predicted that the Trump Organization would be “put out of business.”

Tim O’Brien, author of Trump nationsaid in a Friday interview with MSNBC that there were several signs of an imminent collapse. He said one of those signs is Trump’s longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, who struck a plea deal last week news week. Weisselberg as Laura Italiano from Insider …

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Raila hopes Supreme Court will restore ‘the will of the people’ in lost victory Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya Aug. 2 (Reuters) – Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga, who lost the August 9 presidential election to Vice President William Ruto, is still hopeful. So much so that he is adamant the Supreme Court will annul Ruto’s victory, who was declared the winner with 7.1 million …

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Kenya spends 3.3 billion on Rift Valley CBC classroom infrastructure project

The Kenyan government has already spent Sh3.3 billion on infrastructure projects for CBC classrooms across the Rift Valley region. This serves to prepare for the transition from Realschule to Gymnasium in January 2023. Jared Obiero, the Rift Valley region’s director of education, claimed the government plans to build 2,715 CBC …

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High cost of living, record debt to shorten new Kenyan President’s honeymoon

By VINCENT OWINO Even as the new Nairobi government basks in the warmth of political victory from recent polls, experts predict the honeymoon will be short-lived thanks to a growing list of challenges. In fact, after being declared the winner of the presidential election, William Ruto said there was little …

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Strong, reliable, actionable national policies needed for growth -Odusanwo – New Telegraph

background Chief Abiodun Odusanwo, President of Institute for Tourism Professionals Nigeria (ITPN), during the recent Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) Annual General Meeting and Tourism Conference in Abuja, while addressing the theme of the conference; Tourism in Nigeria: The Way Forward; analyzed the challenges and perspectives of tourism …

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In fact, economic freedom is coming in just 100 days, so get ready to eat and have fun

The unga funding program has reduced the cost of a two-kilogram package of cornmeal. [iStockphoto] In fact, economic freedom is coming in just 100 days, so get ready to eat and have fun Hordes of traders reportedly descended on Kenya Railways‘ reserve land in Karatina, claiming that Deputy Prezzo-elect, Rigathi …

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Kenyan investors are reluctant to lend billions to the government

capital markets Kenyan investors are reluctant to lend billions to the government Thursday 18 August 2022 The National Treasury Building in Nairobi on Sunday May 24, 2020. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NMG Investors are unwilling to lend the government billions of shillings to secure higher interest rates, pointing to …

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Uganda Tourism is looking beyond borders for financial help with recovery

take skift Uganda’s rebranding ambitions will be much more difficult if its tourism industry doesn’t receive the necessary investment. The calls for help now reach far beyond the state coffers. Dawit Habtemariam Uganda’s tourism industry leaders are seeking international and private sources of funding to support their recovery and achieve …

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5 men who played key roles in taking Ruto’s presidency

Deputy President William Ruto was declared President-Elect, beginning the necessary process for taking office. Ruto defeated Azimio La Umoja’s Raila Odinga, Roots Party’s George Wajackoyah, and Agano Party’s Waihiga Mwaure to win the 2022 presidential race. The victory of Ruto, who was vying for a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket, …

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Kenya’s Vice President Ruto is declared election winner : NPR

Supporters of Kenya‘s President-elect William Ruto hold up placards of him as they gather in Eldoret, Kenya, on Monday while awaiting the results of Kenya’s general election. Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images Hide caption toggle caption Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images Supporters of Kenya’s President-elect William Ruto hold up placards …

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Ruto declared winner of Kenya’s presidential election: live results updates

William Ruto after being declared the winner of Kenya‘s presidential election in Nairobi on Monday.Recognition…Thomas Mukoya/Reuters NAIROBI, Kenya –– Kenya’s Vice President William Ruto has won the country’s presidential election, the head of the Electoral Commission said Monday, days after a cliffhanger vote in a country central to East Africa’s …

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China-built modern railroad is key factor in Kenya’s Vision 2030-Xinhua

* As a strategic infrastructure project, the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) supports the implementation of Kenya‘s two flagship plans for socio-economic transformation – the 2030 Vision and the Big Four Agenda. * The SGR has enhanced Kenya’s trade with neighboring countries and provided an economic lifeline for member states …

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Climate change: Grazing systems reduce drought risk at ASAL Kenya

Often marginalized and with high rates of poverty, pastoralists make their living through a mix of pastoralism and small-scale farming. The residents of Isiolo have developed a grazing and grazing management system. This ensures that their animals never lack forage and counteracts the effects of climate change. In Laikipia we …

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RTL Today – Inflation in Kenya: Kenya’s “Mama Mboga” is hoping for the future president

Behind her makeshift stall in the Kenyan town of Eldoret, only a sheet of blue plastic on the floor strewn with bundles of spinach and kale leaves, Agneta Muhonja Ambane’s face is drawn with weariness. The 68-year-old grandmother didn’t go home last night because she feared she might run into …

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Despite the post-election nervousness, things are going smoothly for the Port of Mombasa

The Kipevu oil terminal in the port of Mombasa is operating at full capacity. [David Gichuru, Standard] As Kenyans wait with bated breath for the final tally of the elections, including that of the presidency, the Port of Mombasa continues to operate at full capacity. The Ports of Kenya Authority …

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Cricket: Kenya defeats Bermuda in ICC challenge

Bermuda won the toss in their ICC Mens CWC Challenge League match against Kenya at Farmers Cricket Club Ground in St Martin, Jersey, choosing to bat. For the first time in the last few games, Bermuda battered the 50 overs to go 234/7, Charles Trott was the top scorer with …

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China’s economy has become the economic engine of the world: survey » Capital News

About 78.34 percent of respondents from 22 countries believe that the Chinese economy has added vitality to the world economy over the past decade and has become the engine of the world economy, according to a joint poll by the CGTN think tank and the Chinese Institute of Public Opinion …

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New development promises » Capital News

The repeal of Article 370 has brought justice, democracy and economic development to the people of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). The central government is constantly pumping out funds and taking policy initiatives to rejuvenate the economy of the Union Territory (UT). It has allocated Rs 35,581.44 crore to J&K under …

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Shiraz Aziz Din, 65, describes his experiences as a voter in Kenya’s elections

Din, a resident of the South C district of Nairobi’s Lang’ata constituency, is no stranger to the grim world of politics. Despite appearing delicately fragile, Din is a smart and electrifying man with an immense love for his country. In 1975, Din turned 18, the legal voting age in Kenya, …

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Kenyans mull first female vice president as results awaited

Former justice minister Karua is aiming for the post of vice president Country often sees violent attacks on female contestants Karua says the priority will be rooting out corruption MOMBASA, Kenya, August 9 (Reuters) – As Kenyans await the outcome of Tuesday’s election, they are wondering if Martha Karua could …

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Kenya watches US companies dumping China in Biden deal

Business Kenya watches US companies dumping China in Biden deal Tuesday, 08/09/2022 Betty Maina, Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization and Trade. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NMG Kenya is vying to become the manufacturing hub for American companies looking to shift out of China or diversify in new trade talks Washington …

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Profiles of 9 top IEBC officials running Tuesday’s elections

As Kenyans flock to various polling stations to cast their ballots on Tuesday, August 9, senior officials from the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) will assume oversight and administrative responsibilities. Aside from the role played by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati, the other eight play critical roles in the election’s …

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Former opposition leader Raila Odinga maintains his narrow lead on the eve of Kenya’s elections

Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga waves to supporters as he arrives for his final campaign rally at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya August 6.Brian Inganga / The Associated Press After a four-decade political saga that has spanned eight years in prison and four failed presidential attempts, 77-year-old Raila Odinga finally …

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Explained: Why the Kenyan presidential election matters

Kenyans will elect a successor to President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday after a decade in power. The race is tight and could go into a runoff for the first time. One of the frontrunners is Raila Odinga, an opposition leader in his fifth presidential bid who is backed by his …

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Watamu Tree House: An original masterpiece

Watamu tree house. Bursting with stunning aesthetics, Watamu in Kilifi County is known for its spectacular coastline, crystal clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, pristine beaches, exciting water adventures and marine diversity. When I met Paul Krystall, the owner of Watamu Tree House, he was warm, charming, hospitable – and barefoot. …

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Kenyan police are under pressure to break the post-election cycle of chaos

By MARY WAMBUI By FRED OLUOCH Human rights watchdogs and the international community are monitoring the behavior of Kenya‘s police force and arguing that their actions during this election season are critical to causing or averting violence. This year’s elections have been described as critical, and international actors are watching …

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The ‘deep state’ conspiracy theory tainting Kenya’s elections news

Nairobi, Kenya – It’s election season in Kenya and even beyond the 22.1 million registered voters who went to the polls on August 9, the campaign’s biggest buzzword was ‘deep state’. In recent years the phrase has emerged to convey the notion of a powerful shadowy cabal that is not …

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Kenya inaugurates new shipyard and new ferry for Lake Victoria

Courtesy of the PSCU Published August 5, 2022 18:46 by The Maritime Executive Kenya‘s ambitions to become a regional shipbuilding and repair center have received a major boost after the flotation of the first ship to be assembled locally in almost 70 years. President Uhuru Kenyatta, who has …

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Reinventing tourism amidst dwindling revenues

If Nigeria intends to regain the lost terrain caused by the fallout from the global drop in oil prices, this is the time to pay attention to tourism. ELEOJO IDACHABA collects the opinions of industry experts. Nigeria, like other countries in the world whose economies are largely fueled by petroleum, …

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Reject liars and choose honest leaders, Uhuru tells Mombasa

President Uhuru Kenyatta waves to the public after touring the Nzoia Sugar Company. [Benjamin Sakwa, Standard] President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, August 4, 2022, implored Kenyans not to vote for his deputy William Ruto, saying his web of lies posed a threat to the country’s economic and democratic growth. Uhuru …

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Insights from the world: The Chinese-built modern railway in Kenya is praised for its green ethos

When construction of the 480km Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) began in 2014, Ali Mohamed was impressed by the Chinese contractor’s care to protect local habitats from damage. The 44-year-old resident of a quiet village overlooking a mangrove swamp on the north-western edge of Kenya‘s coastal city of Mombasa is …

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Despite surveys, hoteliers are seeing higher bed occupancy rates

Tourists on vacation at Voi Wildlife Lodge, August 26, 2014. [Gideon Maundu, Standard] Bed occupancy rates and use of conference facilities hit highs in June and July last seen before the pandemic, the Central Bank of Kenya‘s (CBK) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) hotel survey report shows. In many places, the …

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Uhuru is setting the stage for a US company’s $6 billion investment in Kisumu Solar Power Plant

Business Uhuru is setting the stage for a US company’s $6 billion investment in Kisumu Solar Power Plant Thursday, 08/04/2022 President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks in Kisumu on Tuesday. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NMG An American company will construct a 6.4 billion shillings solar power plant in Kisumu, President Uhuru …

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Africa sets targets ahead of UN climate summit

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) – African officials outlined their priorities for the upcoming UN climate summit, including a push to… MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) – African officials outlined their priorities for the upcoming UN climate summit, including a push to get rich, polluting nations to compensate poor countries for the environmental damage …

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In northern Kenya, drought may prevent some herders from voting

LENGUSAKA, Kenya, August 2 (Reuters) – In Kenya‘s northern Samburu County, a severe drought has forced herders to trek hundreds of kilometers in search of pasture and water, meaning some may be missing those scheduled for August 9 elections without voting. People are more focused on saving their animals and …

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Kenyan car buyers are switching to hybrid models in droves

Business Kenyan car buyers are switching to hybrid models in droves Tuesday, 08/02/2022 Imported cars at a shipyard in Changamwe, Mombasa in this photo taken on April 22, 2021. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NMG Kenyan car buyers are opting for hybrid models due to rising fuel prices and the …

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Bien talks about the value of marriage as he opens a new bar

Split The Sauti Sol singer gave his opinion in an interview. According to Bien Aime Sol, marriage is not about possessing another human being. During an interview at the opening of his new bar last week, the Sauti Sol frontman said marriage is “about …

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Why dangerous content is thriving on Kenyan social media

Comment on this story comment NAIROBI – The gunman approaches from behind and points a pistol to his victim’s head. He pulls the trigger and “plop,” a lifeless body sags forward. The shot switches to another execution and another. The video was posted on Facebook, among a large group of …

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Ruto promises economic boom during tour of Ukambani in Northeast

United Democratic Alliance flag-bearer William Ruto has claimed that there is a need to reshape the economy to improve the well-being of all Kenyans. Ruto said on Saturday while on the campaign trail in Garissa and Kitui counties that if elected to office he will ensure youth and small and …

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RFP – Green Hydrogen and Fertilizer Feasibility Study in Olkaria, Kenya

Olkaria II geothermal power plant (Source: UNU) KenGen has issued a call for proposals for the feasibility study to produce green hydrogen, ammonia and fertilizer at the Olkaria geothermal site in Kenya. KenGen has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a feasibility study on the production of green hydrogen, …

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Kenyan U20 athletes travel to Cali Colombia on Friday night ahead of the global title defense

After three weeks of rigorous training, Kenya‘s U20 World Cup squad travel to Cali, Colombia tonight ahead of the global spectacle scheduled from August 1-6. Kenya will field a strong contingent of 28 athletes, 14 men and an equal number of women, including two defending champions – Purity Chepkirui in …

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Kenya: Sonko in court to challenge IEBC decision to revoke Mombasa’s governor’s certificate

Nairobi — Embattled former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has now gone to court under a certificate of emergency to challenge the decision by the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) to disqualify him from the Mombasa gubernatorial election. The matter, which has since been referred to the judge, comes more …

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Call for Creation of Common African Digital Currency, Kenyan Activists Turn to Crypto Funding, Ghana on Precipice – Africa Bitcoin News

In Bitcoin.com News’ inaugural newsletter, featuring the biggest crypto and economic news from Africa, the head of an African regional central bank, Herve Ndoba, begs the bank’s board to launch a common digital currency. At the same time, the regional bank warned that the CAR’s bitcoin law was inconsistent with …

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Covid wiped away 2.5 million hours worked in Kenya – study

Business Covid wiped away 2.5 million hours worked in Kenya – study Friday 29 July 2022 Coronavirus COVID-19 infection 3D medical illustration. FILE PHOTO | NMG Kenya lost 2.5 million working hours in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to projections by the African Development Bank (AfDB). The bank’s …

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Woman who sued Sonko for child support says she was forced to smear name in exchange for money Capital News

Nairobi, Kenya, July 28 (Reuters) – A Kajiado woman who had sued former Nairobi Gov. Mike Sonko for child support has dropped the case against him, saying she was forced to smear his name for money. The woman had filed a lawsuit in court to force Sonko to pay a …

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BRI transformed Kenya’s infrastructure development – World

While traditional partners wrote Africa off as a “hopeless continent,” China chose to invest in developing Africa’s vast potential as a resource-rich frontier and future market. China became a committed friend and partner. China, now focused on building a community of shared future for mankind, launched the Belt and Road …

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Russia makes surprise donation of Ksh 118 million to Kenya

Russia has donated Ksh 118 million (US$1 million), which will be used to build the capacity of Kenya‘s healthcare sector to respond to the fallout from the pandemic. The donation came as a surprise as the country is in the midst of a war with its neighbor Ukraine, a move …

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Why Kenya keeps losing billions in underwater tourism

heritage Why Kenya keeps losing billions in underwater tourism Wednesday 27 July 2022 Tourists having fun at Bamburi Beach Hotel, Mombasa in this photo taken on November 20, 2021. FILEPHOTO | NMG Kenya lacks revenue from underwater tourists who want to delve into history and explore archaeological treasures. The looting …

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Of witchcraft and other rituals in the Kenyan state house

Tribalism aside, some people I’ve worked with went to unimaginable levels to protect their jobs and other favors. Working for the State House was lucrative. The allowances were fat, foreign travel so frequent, the influence so great that being transferred from that seat of power was devastating and humiliating. To …

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Kenya ranks at the top in the production of vaccines

Health Kenya ranks at the top in the production of vaccines Tuesday 26 July 2022 Local vaccine production can bring Kenya billions of shillings in additional investment, savings and revenue each year, according to the medical journal Lancet. In a recent, republished study, the journal ranked Kenya as a top …

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Kenyan CEO Mark Steve has been named the most influential youth leader by the Ruler of Dubai

SpotOn Vacations CEO Mark Steve was among the world leaders to be recognized by the Ruler of Dubai during the Pan African Youth Leadership Foundation Global Summit. At the event on Saturday, July 23, Steve was named the Most Influential Youth Leader of the Year for his leadership contribution to …

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Scores feared dead as Modern Coast Bus pulls into Notorious Blackspot

Several people have been killed after a Modern Coast bus crashed at a notorious danger spot along the Meru-Nairobi Highway. The carnage happened after the bus bound for Mombasa turned off the Nithi Bridge on Sunday July 24 after the driver lost control of the 57-seat PSV. It then rolled …

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3 Kenyan hotels among the best in Africa

Kenya has continued to assert its place in the world of global tourism after three hotels have been ranked among the best in recent years Travel + Leisure Magazine Awards. In their 2022 edition of the World’s Best Awards, Magazine ranked Giraffe Manor as the fourth best hotel on the …

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Azimio threatens to shut down debate if discourse isn’t anchored on transplant war Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 23 (Reuters) – A new storm is brewing ahead of Tuesday’s presidential debate over the issues that will shape discourse between Deputy President William Ruto and his main rival Raila Odinga. While Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance asked for special slots to be allocated for key issues such …

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Henrietta Mwangola: Blazing the Lodge Trail

By KARI MUTU Henrietta Mwangola is Managing Director of Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge in Tsavo National Park, the first game lodge in Kenya. Many safari lodges in Kenya are run by men, so it is unusual to come across a woman who has held the role for over a decade. …

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Top amateur save for Coast Open

Kelly Gachaga from Muthaiga in the past. [Maarufu Mohamed, Standard]. Kenya’s top amateur golfers will be flexing their muscles at this year’s Coast Open 2022 ‘Barry Cup’ Championship, which begins tomorrow at the par 71 Sea-Link Mombasa Golf Course. The two-day, 36-hole stroke event, which ends Sunday, is the 102nd …

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Interview with Kenya’s Vice President rigged to add false corruption admission

Copyright AFP 2017-2022. All rights reserved. A video clip has been circulating on social media of Kenya’s Vice President William Ruto allegedly admitting a career built on the proceeds of corruption during an interview with the BBC. However, the clip was edited to make it sound like Ruto admitted to …

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