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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The strengthening of Kenya’s peace and security policy continues

The Kwale County Government of Kenya has launched its County Action Plan to localize Kenya’s National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security 2020 – 2024 (KNAPII). Kwale is the fourth district to develop a Local Action Plan acknowledging the crucial role of women in peace and social cohesion. At …

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Kenya: UN expert welcomes historic reparations ruling in favor of tribal peoples |

The historical Verdict follows a landmark judgment of the Court of Justice of 26 May 2017, which found that the Kenyan government had violated the Ogiek’s right to life, property, natural resources, development, religion and culture under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. “Important step” “This judgment and …

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Missed Opportunities: Reflections on Amnesty Kenya’s Scorecard

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice President Willian Ruto presenting the 2017 Jubilee Party manifesto. [File, Standard] According to Amnesty Kenya‘s Human Rights Scorecard 2022, the Jubilee Administration scored an unimpressive 46 percent. Human rights are at the heart of human dignity. The low score indicates a weak focus on citizen …

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Kenya: The African Development Bank approves a €63 million loan to boost grain and oilseed production

The Board of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved a €63 million loan to Kenya to increase grain and oilseed production by over 1.5 million tonnes over the next two years. The increase in production will help strengthen national food security and economic resilience. The loan is part …

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The government issues a quality mark for horticulture to ensure food safety

Fresh produce consumers benefit from high-quality food thanks to local value chains that meet government-sponsored and other global standards. Local food companies are also pushing out of the expanded market as consumers continue to increase due to the growth of the middle class and the country’s rapid urbanization. In July …

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In Kenya, Mexico, nuns are discovering the need to coordinate resources for elderly care

WASHINGTON, DC – Congregations of women religious around the world can feel overwhelmed with the care older sisters need, but often resources that are taken for granted in developed countries are not even available in other countries. For example, while churches around the world provide their older sisters with access …

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Sh9million solar powered electric fence launched in Lorien – Kenya News Agency

For years, farmers from Lorien in Rumuruti District, Laikipia County have braved cold nights to ensure their crops are not destroyed by elephants that roam freely in the area. Farmers also used all sorts of crude methods to drive away the wild animals, including lighting fires to frighten them if …

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Activists in Kenya continue fighting for abortion rights after Roe ended

Placeholder when loading item promotions NAIROBI – Fauziah attended a dinner party at her friend Aisha’s house in Mathare, an informal settlement in Nairobi, in 2016. Around 11 p.m., Aisha began to complain of abdominal pain and put on a sanitary napkin. Within minutes, blood had seeped through her clothing. …

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Kenya: Airtel Kenya appoints Ashish Malhotra as its new Managing Director

Airtel Networks Kenya Limited Board of Directors has appointed Ashish Malhotra as Managing Director to oversee the company’s next phase of growth. Previously, he was Group Head of Sales and Marketing at Airtel Africa, leading the function across 14 countries where Airtel operates. In this role, he was instrumental in …

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By protecting the mangroves, Kenya’s coastal communities are sowing seeds for sustainable ‘blue growth’ |

Mangroves are tropical marine forests with great potential. They protect coasts from erosion and storm surges; and provide food and shelter for a variety of wildlife, as well as rearing habitats for commercially important fish and shellfish. They’re also fighting climate change: The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) estimates that …

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Kenya: Research Terms of Reference – Joint Market Monitoring Initiative RCID KEN 2207 (June 2022, V1) – Kenya

Attachments 2. Justification In Kenya, about 80% of lands are classified as Arid and Semi-Arid (ASAL) due to relatively low annual rainfall. These cover 23 districts, 9 of which are classified as arid with annual rainfall between 150 mm and 550 mm and 14 as semi-arid with annual rainfall between …

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Kenya relies on drones to enforce building regulations

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

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Elections in Kenya: fear of unrest ahead of August election

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

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Jaishankar meets with Kenyan cabinet to discuss war food security

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

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Kenya to review details of global minimum tax

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

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Tanzanian grain stuck at Kenya border due to new import regulations

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

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Forex Trading in Kenya: Regulation and Brokers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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’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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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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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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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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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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Facebook’s misinformation headache in Kenya’s elections

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

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KENYA: No, Kenyan politician Igathe did not write to President Kenyatta to withdraw from the Nairobi governor’s race – graphic forgery

“POLYCARP IGATHE WRITES TO PRESIDENT UHURU TO ATTEND WITHDRAWAL FROM NAIROBI RACE; UNDER UNBEARABLE PRESSURE, CONTINUOUS CARTEL BLACKMAIL,” read a graphic circulating on Facebook in April 2022. It bears the logo of NTV Kenya, a Kenyan television station. Igathe, a Kenyan businessman and politician, has previously held senior positions including …

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Mwai Kibaki – Kenya’s Outstanding Economist Without “School”

Motivational speaker Robert Burale (left) and Bishop David Muriithi of the House of Grace, Nairobi, look at Kibaki’s memoirs during the second day of the public viewing of the body of the late former President Mwai Kibaki at the Parliament building in Nairobi April 26, 2022 [Elvis Ogina, Standard] Former …

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Kenya: Ministers for global education meet in Nairobi for the Commonwealth Conference

Nairobi — 54 education ministers are among the key policymakers expected to convene in Nairobi on Wednesday and Thursday next week for the 21st Commonwealth of Education Ministers’ Conference (CCEM). A statement from the Education Ministry said the government-hosted high-level conference would be held under the theme “Rethinking education for …

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Coffee farmers in Mt. Kenya rely on cash windfall from direct export sales

Framers sort coffee berries at a stall in Embu, November 26, 2021. [Muriithi Mugo, Standard] Coffee farmers in the Mt. Kenya region are looking forward to financial fortunes thanks to improved product quality and direct sales to the international market. Officials from several cooperatives said good qualities, increased direct sales …

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Grit, Grace, Resilience: The American Dream Story by Kenya Mobley

Kenya Mobley is living her American dream in The American Dream City with her company On Track Truck Driving School, LLC. Mobley was taught from an early age that the values ​​she should hold were courage, grace and resilience. Grit – Life will do what life does. It is …

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27 Ethiopian immigrants illegally smuggled into Kenya have been returned to their country

A court in Nairobi has ordered the repatriation of some 27 Ethiopian immigrants who were arrested in the city. The five girls and 22 men between the ages of 12 and 36 are said to have been smuggled into the country against their will. Some of them have been identified …

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Choose steadfast leaders capable of meeting our challenges, President Kenyatta advises Kenyans

Download logo President Uhuru Kenyatta has advised Kenyans to elect steadfast leaders capable of uniting the country and offering solutions to the challenges facing the Wananchi, noting that nation-building is no easy task . Speaking Thursday night at the State House in Nairobi, as he hosted nearly 2,000 Muslim leaders …

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Kenya: Security Concerns for Political Aspirants | Africa | DW

Preparations for Kenyan elections, like the August 9, 2022 general election, come with a sense of foreboding for aspiring politicians and their staff. Winning an election may be the goal, but threats, kidnapping, assault and even death are not excluded. Recently, Kisii politician Thomas Okari was found dead from stab …

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Kenya loses over Sh45 billion annually to illegal fishing

Fishermen prepare their nets on the shore of Lake Nakuru. [Kipsang Joseph,Standard] According to marine scientists, Kenya loses up to Sh45 billion every year from illegal and unregulated fishing. Unregulated fishing has also led to a decline in fish stocks. Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (Kemfri) Director-General Prof James …

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10 challenges of owning an electric car in Kenya

The country’s recent fuel shortages have exposed loopholes in the country’s supply chain system, leaving more questions than answers about who is to blame for the crisis. The crisis, which has not yet been fully addressed, is an opportunity for electric car dealers who can offer an alternative to fossil …

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The World Bank sees that the trade dispute between UG and Kenya harms the EAC

market news The World Bank sees that the trade dispute between UG and Kenya harms the EAC Friday 08 April 2022 Livestock Secretary Harry Kimtai. FILE PHOTO | NMG By GERALD ANDAEMore from this author summary The two countries have been locked in a trade dispute since December 2019, stemming …

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How Dubai helped a 12-year-old Kenyan robotics genius achieve his dreams

Patrick Njoroge Wachira, a 12-year-old boy from Kenya, is a dreamer. He dreams big. He started building robots at the age of 10. He also started teaching children computers and robotics at the age of 10. He has developed an initiative – the PNW Innovation Program – to provide free …

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Kenya Kwanza calls for accountability on fuel subsidies, blames crisis on ‘monopolistic cartels’ Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 4 (Reuters) – Deputy President William Ruto on Monday bemoaned the late payment of fuel subsidies to oil markers, blaming “monopolistic cartels, economic saboteurs and incompetent officials” for a nationwide fuel crisis. Ruto said the crisis, which deepened over the weekend, could have been averted if officials …

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Today’s church in Kenya lacks self-confidence and has lost its identity

Politics throws energetic curveballs that the Church cannot catch and does not generate an equal and opposite response. [iStock] Something is fundamentally wrong with Kenya‘s contemporary church. This nagging dynamic is not the simplistic moralistic assessment. No! It’s something much more material: identity. Glorifying in the past, like blind Samson, …

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Reins in Kenya’s grand government

columnists Reins in Kenya’s grand government Friday 01 April 2022 President Uhuru Kenyatta chairs a recent cabinet meeting. FILE PHOTO | NMG By JAINDI KISEROMore from this author Summary The notion of a professional civil service made up of technocratic employees serving bipartisan interests died many years ago. We spend …

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Ducati affected by MotoGP cargo plane breakdown in Kenya

Five cargo planes full of cargo took off from Lombok island last Sunday after the Indonesian Grand Prix bound for Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina for the third round of the 2022 season. The planes landed in Mombasa, Kenya, before continuing on to South America, with some of the …

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Beach Volleyball: Kenya wins South Africa, Rwanda at the Commonwealth Games, Qualifiers: The standard sports

Gaudencia Makoka [left] and Brackcides Khadambi during the Kenya Volleyball Federation Beach Volleyball Commission Tournament held at Big Tree Beach in Mombasa on February 26, 2022.[Omondi Onyango,Standard] Kenya‘s men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams posted positive results on Saturday as qualifiers for the 2022 Commonwealth Games kicked off at the …

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Has Kenya fallen into Beijing’s debt trap? « Khabarhub

KATHMANDU: The African nation of Kenya exemplifies China’s broader strategy of accumulating massive amounts of a poorer country’s external debt by allocating funds to infrastructure projects. China then uses the debt to influence domestic politics and trade. Beijing, meanwhile, is using the economic devastation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to …

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NMS works with Kenya Railways to carry passengers in the CBD

Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) have partnered with Kenya Railways to carry passengers in the Central Business District (CBD). NMS announced on Wednesday March 23 that Kenya Railways will be offering a number of its buses to carry pedestrians from various sections of the CBD to the Green Park bus terminal. …

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What happened? A viral video of a woman from Thika Road screaming in a pro box has shaken Kenyans

A screenshot of the viral video. [Source: Ma3 Route] A man has been charged with reckless driving and endangering the lives of other road users after a video of him speeding down Thika Road with a screaming female passenger went viral on Sunday morning. Speak with The standard, Kasarani OCPD …

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Wisner priest brings group to his native country Kenya | feature

Rev. Vincent Sunguti grew up on the other side of the world in the Republic of Kenya in East Africa. After serving as a priest at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wisner, he recently revisited and led a group from across the United States to see what he had left …

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Tweets in SA and Kenya at the start of Covid revealed ‘strong racial fears’ – Quartz Africa

The first recorded cases of Covid-19 in South Africa and Kenya in March 2020 sparked a whirlwind of tweets reflecting the fears and concerns of some people about the virus and bringing other ingrained prejudices to the surface. “Imagine dying from a foreign disease when you don’t even have a …

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Justified Accord exercise begins in Kenya | items

1/4 Caption + View Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct a live fire training event during the Justified Accord March 9, 2022. Over 800 personnel are currently participating in the exercise representing the U.S., Kenya Defense Forces, allied nations …

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Kenya need not suffer from the Russia-Ukraine tiff

An explosion is seen at an apartment building after Russian army tanks fired on them in Mariupol, Ukraine, Friday March 11, 2022. [Agency] If the Covid-19 pandemic has not taught us that the world is truly a global village, then the Russian invasion of Ukraine will. Kenyans thousands of miles …

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FMI holds church leadership conference in Kenya

Kenya (MNN) — What would you do if your pastor didn’t know the story of Jesus? This is the situation facing some churches in Kenya. Middle of March, FMI will hold a church leadership conference for Kenyan pastors. You can get to know each other and receive targeted training. According …

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Kenya and Zimbabwe sign seven bilateral agreements

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta welcomes Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa to the State House. /Kenya State House Twitter Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday announced seven new bilateral agreements signed between the country and Zimbabwe, after talks with visiting President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta welcomes Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa …

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Kenya Food Security Outlook Update, February to September 2022 – Kenya

Widespread Crisis (IPC Phase 3) results after third consecutive underperforming season KEY NEWS The impact of a third consecutive below-average rainy season is leading to worsening food security caused by the impact of poor crop and livestock production, resource-based conflict, livestock disease and mortality, and the COVID-19 pandemic. In February …

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How manufacturing can create sustainable jobs in Mt. Kenya

Some of the value-added products made by Dairy Goats Toggfarm. [Nanjinia Wamuswa, Standard] I am the Chairman of the Finance and Trade Committee of the Central Region Economic Bloc (CEREB). And in that capacity, I have the privilege of regularly examining much data on the bloc’s economy. We do this …

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Team Kenya arrives in Oman for the World Race Walking Championship

Kenya is represented by Olympians Samuel Gathimba and Simon Wachira, African champion Emily Ngii and youngsters Dominic Ndigiti and Heristone Wanyonyi. All eyes will be on Gathimba, who was a gold medalist in the 20K walk at the 2016 African Championships. He holds a personal best of 1:19:24. The two-time …

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Kenya’s rich plan new nationalities – report

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 2 (Reuters) – Kenya‘s wealthy are planning new nationalities as part of their investing activities, with just over a quarter of Kenya‘s $3,362 millionaires now planning to apply for a second passport or a new nationality. Kenya’s wealthy are doing this to enable more investment, education and …

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FIFA suspend Zimbabwe, Kenya over government interference

HARARE, Zimbabwe FIFA on Thursday banned Zimbabwe and Kenya from international competitions over government interference in the running of their national football associations. Zimbabwe was banned after the government-run Sport and Recreation Commission refused to relinquish control of the Football Association of Zimbabwe and restore governance of the federation. ZIFA …

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Journalists in Kenya point to high rates of sexual harassment in newsrooms

Nairobi, Kenya – Journalists in Kenya report the highest rates of sexual harassment in newsrooms, according to a global media survey involving 20 countries. Gathoni Kuria’s negative experience with a manager at a Kenyan media company ended her plans to pursue a career in journalism. “I went up to him …

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Kujipanga Bulletin – Improving Access to Family Planning Services in Kenya January 2022 – Issue 7 – Kenya

The DESIP Learning Conference, held in September 2021, provided a platform to share learnings from the program, demonstrating the need for partnership with both county and national government to engage a wide range of donors, partners (existing and potential) and Reach out to other stakeholders wishing to implement similar programs …

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Year of Musicals as celebrated Kenyan theatre

The winners with their awards after the ceremony at the Kenya National Theater on February 17, 2022. [Standard] In 2021, as the country huddled under the uncertainty caused by Covid-19, musical theater enjoyed a resurgence, as evidenced by this year’s Kenya Theater Awards. At the awards held Thursday, KCA University’s …

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Sign up for Fun Run, raise funds for Kenyan students – Rossland News

The Kenya Education Endowment Fund (KEEF) is looking for runners, walkers and wheelchair users to participate in the 2022 Virtual Vancouver Sun Run. The small, all-volunteer, BC-based charity encourages Rossland residents to attend the event, choosing a location and date of their choosing between April 15th and 24th. High school …

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Kenyan biochemist fights gender inequality through skincare line

CBC highlights stories of black Canadian immigrants to share the joys and obstacles in their journey to black excellence. From her first steps in Canada to the moments that shaped her life. These are their journeys here. Evelyne Nyairo, who came to Edmonton from Kenya in 1996, faced many challenges …

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Advance Kenyan science by embracing collaborative opportunities

Environmental scientist Veronica Okello develops sustainable approaches for cleaning heavy metals.Photo credit: Esther Sweeney for nature Voices from Africa Some Kenyans tend to equate calm with being nice, says analytical environmental chemist Veronica Okello of Kenya‘s Machakos University. She urges young researchers to be less shy about speaking out and …

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Kenya-based Belgian TikTok star deported for drug trafficking

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

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Belgian tycoon with Kenyan wife arrested in Ksh 452M case

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

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Kenya marks Safer Internet Day – CAJ News Africa

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

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

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

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

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

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Kenya Airlines stops transporting monkeys for research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kenya is driving the sustainable transport agenda

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

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Samuel Njoroge and Erick Ooko share the lead after day one

The Golf Park’s Erick Ooko and Kenya Railway Golf Club’s Samuel Njoroge were two under par on the first day of the Road to Magical Kenya Open golf championship at Limuru Country Club’s par-72 course on Sunday. Ooko, one of the top pros in the country, threw an early shot …

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Kenya wants to open more offices abroad, says CS Omamo » Capital News

Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 22 (Reuters) – Kenya has set up three new diplomatic missions during the COVID-19 period, according to the Foreign Ministry. Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo indicated that missions have been opened Mozambique, Jakarta and Arusha during this period. Omamo, speaking at the unveiling of the State Department’s 2020/2021 …

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Rare twin elephant babies born in Kenya

Issued on: 01/20/2022 – 15:14Changed: 01/20/2022 – 15:12 Nairobi (AFP) – An elephant in Kenya has given birth to twins, an extremely rare event, conservationists said Thursday. Conservation group Save the Elephants said the twins – a man and a woman – were born to a mother named Bora. They …

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Kenya’s hammer blow for long overdue rental apps

ideas & debate Kenya’s hammer blow for long overdue rental apps Wednesday 19 January 2022 The Central Bank of Kenya, Nairobi on Sunday 22 November 2020. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NMG BY WANGARI NJATHIMore from this author summary After much ethical uproar from Kenyan digital loan borrowers, the Kenyan …

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Uganda protests Kenya moves to dump cargo in Malaba on old railway

By KABONA ESIARA By ANTHONY KITIMO Uganda has protested the decision by Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) to offload 40 containers bound for Kampala on the Kenyan side of the Malaba border crossing, in total disregard for transit traffic operating norms. Kenya this week began trial runs for express freight train …

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STI spike among Kenyan teens blamed for lockdown

By PAULINE KAIRU A new report points to a worrying rise in the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis, among adolescent girls in Kenya during the Covid-19 lockdown. Preliminary post-pandemic data collected in 2020 shows a dramatic increase in infections compared to 2019. Research in …

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Kenya’s passport is the eighth strongest in Africa

business Kenya’s passport is the eighth strongest in Africa Friday January 14, 2022 A Kenyan passport. FILE PHOTO | NMG By GERALD ANDAEMore from this author summary Kenya‘s passport is now the eighth most important in Africa and 71st globally after its mobility score improved six places in the latest …

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Kenyan startup funding declined by Sh15 billion in 2021

Capital markets Kenyan startup funding declined by Sh15 billion in 2021 Wednesday January 12, 2022 The funding of Kenyan start-ups by international investors decreased by 15 billion shredders last year. FILE PHOTO | NMG From KEVIN ROTICHMore from this author summary Data from the American online platform Substack shows that …

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572 arrested during Interpol’s October operation – DCI

572 people were arrested in Kenya during Interpol’s month-long operation from October 1. A statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on Sunday 8 January indicated that the operation to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in Kenya’s inland waters and along the Kenyan coast was underway. According to …

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Kenya and Uganda need dialogue on trade crisis, says EABC

By Zephania Ubwani Arusha. Business leaders in East Africa have called for an immediate end to the escalating trade blockade between Kenya and Uganda.You want the two neighboring countries to sit together and resolve all open questions amicably, instead of constantly arguing.“Retaliation is and should not be the ultimate solution,” …

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Little known high schools attended by Kenyan billionaires

As the prosperity game in Kenya continues to expand, it’s easier to see that nearly all billionaires of our time have several similarities with an underlying grass-to-grace story. For example, most tycoons have proven they had to work hard with a significant portion of the wealthy and influential individuals who …

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Chinese Foreign Minister visits Kenya in Africa tour

BY ANTONY KITIMO Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has started his four-day visit to Africa to consolidate trade ties, where he is expected to sign a number of bilateral agreements and memoranda with African countries. Mr. Wang started his visit to Eritrea and the Comoros on January …

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Kenya’s surviving cabinet minister for independence, Charles Njonjo, dies at the age of 101

Former Kenyan Attorney General Charles Mugane Njonjo, who died on Sunday the 2nd He died of pneumonia that collapsed his lungs. Njonjo, who turns 100 in 2020 “I was at King’s College Budo and was there with King Freddie (Kabaka Edward Mutesa I),” Njonjo said then. “I like Uganda and …

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