KTB supports efforts to contain the spread of Covid and save the tourism sector

KTB Chairman and Managing Director Savora Group of Hotels Jimi Kariuki. The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has endorsed the Covid-19 guidelines, including the guideline requiring tourists to be vaccinated before they can be admitted to local accommodations. Today, KTB chairman Jimi Kariuki said the speed at which the Omicron variant …

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Tourism players are optimistic about easy money when business picks up

Tourists on Jomo Kenyatta public beach, Mombasa. [Omondi Onyango, Standard] Tourism actors remain optimistic for 2022 despite the uncertainty caused by Covid-19 and the prevailing politically charged season. “The gradual opening of the economies shows that we understand the virus better, and an important highlight will be to optimize tourism …

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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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Battles Kenyans must defeat this year

This year there will be a successor in the State House, with August 9th being the day of the general election. [Kibata Kihu, Standard] This year Kenyans will have to fight a series of battles that will ultimately determine their political, economic and health fate. Obviously, the ever-mutating coronavirus is …

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President Uhuru confirms merger of Kenya Airways with South African Airways

President Kenyatta has announced that Kenya Airways (KQ) and South African Airways (SAA) will work together to create a pan-African airline. Kenyatta said in its New Years message that the new airline will have unmatched continental reach and global coverage. “To promote tourism, trade and social engagement; and to strengthen …

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I am ready to take Kenya to another level after my election as President

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has assured Kenyans that if he is elected president in the upcoming general election, he will take the country to another level economically. Raila said he would replace President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is a political scientist and engineer. The former Prime Minister …

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In his New Year’s message, Uhuru urges Kenyans to choose leadership over politics

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to secure the profits made in 2021 despite the challenges that have emerged. In his New Year’s message, the President urged Kenyans to choose leadership through politics, a judicial system and a courageous avenue over a popular one. “First of all, we have to …

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TSC is seeking funding to recruit at least 5,000 additional teachers

The Teacher Service Commission (TSC) raises government funding through parliament to recruit more teachers. During the conclusion of the 17th Conference of Delegates of Primary School Heads in Mombasa, the chairman of the TSC, Dr. Jamleck Muturi that the commission will employ at least 5,000 teachers annually to address the …

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Kenya Power to write off billions is a risky game

editorial Kenya Power to write off billions is a risky game Thursday December 30th 2021 Kenya Power Company technicians are replacing the wooden posts with the concrete posts along Nyerere Avenue in Mombasa as the company intensifies efforts to contain power outages in the county in this photo dated May …

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Cotu boss Atwoli urges unions not to shy away from next year’s elections

Cotu Secretary General Francis Atwoli. [David Njaaga, Standard] Cotu General Secretary Francis Atwoli yesterday called on the unions to take an active part in next year’s elections. Atwoli said the unions should stand up to protect the nation from looters and leaders of questionable character interested in rising to political …

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Narok County Signs Wildlife Agency Agreement to Protect Masai Mara. away

Maasai giraffes cross the road in the Masai Mara Game Reserve on May 23, 2021. [Robert,Kiplagat, Standard] The Narok County government and the Masai Mara Wildlife Conservancy Association have signed a two-year agreement that accelerates conservation efforts for one of Africa’s most famous wildlife sanctuaries. In addition to the larger …

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Blue Line Extension of Working Group Brooklyn Park is Formed to Prevent Displacement

Hennepin County and the Metropolitan Council invite community members to join an anti-displacement working group for the Blue Line expansion. The line extension will connect downtown Minneapolis to Brooklyn Park. Photo: Sam Wagner / Shutterstock Hennepin County and the Metropolitan Council invite community members to join an anti-displacement working group …

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Kenya’s Copia plans to expand e-commerce in Rwanda, Tanzania

The company’s business model is determined by population density, which makes the Lake Victoria region the next logical step, says Steele from Nairobi. Copia, already present in Uganda, is also interested in West African markets like Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast, as well as South Africa, he adds. The speed …

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FinTech IMFact Supply Chain Financing Raises USD 4M

Kenyan fintech company IMFact, which provides working capital to micro and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMBs) with supply chain finance, has received an investment of £ 3 million (approximately $ 4 million) from FSD Africa Investments. according to a press release. The IMFact business model is a “pooled receivables” factoring …

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Equity Bank assists investors in finding business deals in the DRC

From the East Africans Nairobi. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has given Kenyans a tip to invest in their minerals and agriculture sectors to do business that will receive funding from Equity Bank. East Kasai Province Governor Jeanette Musuamba said the Democratic Republic of the Congo – which …

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Belt and Road Rail Services, construction boom despite COVID-19 – China Economic Net

– “China is very important for the global supply chain. And in most cases it is faster (than ocean shipping). Therefore it is a sensible and reliable alternative to rail,” said Axel Mattern, CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing. – By December 16, China has signed more than 200 cooperation …

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Kenya: Mudavadi welcomes move to amend party law

Nairobi – The party leader of the Amani National Congress (ANC), Musalia Mudavadi, says he supports the proposed changes in the draft law to change political parties in 2021, which, among other things, should allow candidates to run either on coalition party tickets or on individual parties. Speaking to residents …

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Under my supervision, Kenya’s economy is growing by 10 percent annually – Raila

ODM leader Raila Odinga pledges to put in place solid policies that will help boost the country’s economy by more than 10 percent each year if he is elected president in the August 2022 elections. The former prime minister claims that this is achievable based on his experience and rich …

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Murang’a County offers a new vacation destination as hotels come on the market

Nokras Rivine & SPA Sagana is one of the estates owned by Simon Wachira who started out as a street vendor in Murang’a city. [Boniface Gikandi, Standard] Vacationers flock to Murang’a County, which is fast becoming a tourist destination, attracting hundreds of local guests. This is a boon to a …

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Okwiri disappoints as the fight against Allotey is canceled: The standard sport

Kenya‘s Africa middleweight champion Rayton Okwiri (right) in action against Colombia’s Fidel Munoz in action on Saturday. [Courtesy, Nenez Media Services] Former Africa Boxing Union super middleweight champion Rayton Okwiri is a disappointed man after the World Boxing Organization’s super welterweight match against Joshua Allotey on Jan.that December 2021 was …

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Senator loses seat downgrade proceedings against Kenya Airways

The nominated Senator Beatrice Kwamboka has lost a lawsuit against the national airline Kenya Airways (KQ). Kwamboka had sued the airline, claiming it was humiliated after its seat was downgraded from business to economy. The High Court Judge Hedwig Ong’undi ruled that the national airline had acted sensibly by informing …

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Kenya wants to issue two Eurobonds by June – finance minister

NAIROBI, Dec. 24 (Reuters) – Kenya will issue two Eurobonds by June next year to raise funds to support East Africa’s leading economy for 2021/22 (July-June) and to repay another government bond due in 2024, Treasury Secretary Ukur said Yatani. Yatani said in a statement to the International Monetary Fund …

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News about the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

(Reuters) – Omicron was making strides around the world, and health experts warned that the fight against the COVID-19 variant was far from over, despite two drug companies saying their vaccines protected it and brought it less risk of hospitalization. ASIA PACIFIC * Rising infections in the Chinese city of …

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How Air Force soldiers are trained to perform demanding stunts on public holidays

During national events, Kenyans are always entertained by nifty stunts performed by the Kenyan Air Force soldiers on their military jets performing historical demonstrations called air shows. The air force usually shows their skills in aerial combat at national events and also informs the country about the various types of …

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Kenya bans unvaccinated public places despite a court order

NAIROBI, KENYA – The Kenyan Ministry of Health has announced it will enforce a rule requiring people to be vaccinated against COIVD-19 in order to gain access to public services, venues and events. The ministry is continuing the mandate despite a court order that has postponed it until a hearing …

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Kenya lifts ban on Ugandan poultry products

According to the nation of Africa Kenya has agreed to lift the ban on Ugandan poultry products as both sides seek a long-term solution to their ongoing trade disputes. The decision was made on Tuesday after a crisis meeting between line ministers in Nairobi, which also temporarily averted retaliatory restrictions …

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Accelerating the recovery of aviation in Africa

The leadership and key contributions of Kenya and Senegal to the African aviation sector were at the center of the recent bilateral meetings between ICAO Secretary General Juan Carlos Salazar and Mr. James Macharia, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Transport (pictured above), and Mr. Alioune Sarr, Minister for Tourism and traffic …

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Ruto holds chairperson crisis meeting after UDA coastal aspirants were attacked

Mohamed Tenge, UDA Coast Regional Coordinator. [File, Standard] Vice President William Ruto chaired a crisis meeting in Mombasa County after a number of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) 2022 candidates were attacked by unknown people on Saturday. Ruto convened the meeting at a local hotel this morning to avoid anger over …

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Kenyan Postage Stamp Authority in Tong-Il Moo-Do Mombasa Open International Championship

Mombasa – Kenya’s Tong-Il Moo-Do national team Jasiri took their third straight title at the Mombasa Open International Championship after picking up 128 medals on Sunday night. They led the medal scoring with 39 gold, 33 silver and 52 bronze in the three competition categories bon, sparring and special technique, …

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The Truth About Uhuru Kenyatta’s COVID19 Goodies

Traders are converting their trunk to sell fruit, vegetables, groceries, eggs and other fresh farm produce along the Northern Bypass in Nairobi, June 4, 2020. [Elvis Ogina, Standard] President Uhuru Kenyatta’s interventions are softening the economic blows to Kenyans, even if some of them expire a month after next year’s …

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Visa requirements for South Africa

Citizens from 52 countries do not need a visa to enter South Africa for tourist or business purposes that take less than 90 days. That makes it easy to photograph the country’s wildlife, eat biltong and bunny chow, see where two oceans meet, and Nelson Mandela at the 27th. to …

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Growing conflict has weakened the response to terrorism, says Igad

Dr. Worknch Gebeyehu speaks to African leaders during the State of African Region at the Whitesands Beach Hotel in Mombasa. [Omondi Onyango, Standard] An intergovernmental agency has warned that conflict in the region has weakened the response to al-Shabaab and other terrorist groups. The Intergovernmental Authority for Development (Igad) also …

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Kenya launches magazine for information exchange and intellectual dialogue

Kenya published its first magazine with the mandate to promote the exchange of knowledge and information, the intellectual dialogue and to facilitate the formulation of national, regional and international policies in the fields of education, science, culture and communication and information. The magazine was published on Friday by the Kenyan …

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Trust drives the economy, so don’t let fear rule the 2022 poll

When optimism is high, the economy grows faster. [Courtesy] Elections around the world are fought and won based on key emotions – hope or fear. Narc’s 2002 campaign “yote yawezekana” produced the most hopeful nation in the world, according to a 2003 Gallup poll. Our favorite song from the campaign …

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Retired Laos to be reopened to foreign travelers »Capital News

Bangkok, Thailand, December 18 – Laos has announced plans to partially reopen to foreign travelers in the new year, providing a lifeline for the tourism industry after borders were sealed for more than 18 months to keep Covid out. Fully vaccinated visitors on pre-booked tours will be able to enter …

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Weatherman warns of impending heavy rain

The Kenyan Meteorological Office warns of the threat of heavy rain that could lead to flooding. According to a weather warning, the intensity of precipitation on Tuesday will increase to 30 millimeters within 24 hours. Affected counties include; Embu, Meru, Murang’a, Nairobi and Nyeri. The others are; Kiambu, Kirinyaga, Tharaka …

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IMF completes Article IV consultation and second review of extended agreement under the EFF and ECF agreements for Kenya in 2021

The IMF Executive Board today completed the Article IV 2021 consultation and the second review of the EFF / ECF agreements with Kenya, allowing for a total immediate disbursement of approximately $ 258.1 million in budget support. The Kenyan authorities have continued to show strong commitment to their reform agenda …

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“Health poverty” is not recorded in the famous GDP

One of the major shortcomings of GDP is the inability to “measure” services. [Christopher Kipsang, Standard] The gross domestic product (GDP) is a key figure for measuring the economic success of a country. Countries are rated based on how much of it they have. Governments rise and fall based on …

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Kenya is celebrating Migrants Day with diaspora remittances that are expected to skyrocket

NAIROBI, Kenya December 17th – Kenya celebrated International Migrants Day on Friday, with the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) forecasting record high remittances from the diaspora in December. CBK saw remittance inflows of Sh36 billion in November, with the number expected to rise and hit an all-year record in December. …

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I will not support anyone, says Raila to the coast guides

ODM leader Raila Odinga. [Fidelis Kabunyi, Standard] Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) will use consensus, delegates or opinion polls to select its candidate for Mombasa governor in the 2022 election. Yesterday, ODM chairman Raila Odinga, who precluded universal suffrage, said it had “failed to produce the desired results” in the past, …

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Kenya: Put climate change in the spotlight with theater | Global ideas | DW

Kenya‘s people face numerous challenges, including a low level of education, early marriage, deforestation and the fact that a third of the population lives in poverty. In addition, climate change is leading to more frequent and longer-lasting droughts. Could theater help people address these complex problems? The NGO SAFE Kenya …

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Kenya says no covid lockdown, even as cases increase

BY WINNIE ATIENO Kenya will not impose restrictions like bans after cases of Omicron variants are discovered in two Kenyan travelers and a South African who entered the country last week. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said Kenya had instead campaigned to vaccinate its citizens to curb the spread of …

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The time has come for the public-private management of national parks

Ideas & Debate The time has come for the public-private management of national parks Thursday, December 16, 2021 BY BEATRICE NYABIRAMore from this author summary Countries like Rwanda, Mozambique and South Africa have achieved great successes in their pursuit of sustainable tourism and nature conservation thanks to CMPs. CMPs can …

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Family asks for help as HSE recruit is missing after graduation

A family in Mombasa seeks help after their loved ones went missing days after graduating from General Service Unit (GSU) Training School. According to the information, the graduate identified as Mohammed Daud went missing immediately after leaving the GSU Embakasi camp in Nairobi. The desperate family found that the new …

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Kenya’s economy shows resilience as production surges above pre-pandemic levels

A flare-up of intermunicipal fighting in northern Cameroon has forced tens of thousands of people to flee and stopped aid operations there, the UN refugee agency UNHCR announced on Friday. The development is just the latest episode in the difficult relationship between the region’s shepherds, fishermen and farmers, who saw …

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Kenya’s economy will grow 4.9% in 2022 and 2023, says the World Bank

By George Mwangi Special for Dow Jones Newswires Kenya‘s economy is forecast to grow at an annual rate of 4.9% in 2022 and 2023, the World Bank said Tuesday, but cautioned that the Covid-19 pandemic remains a major source of uncertainty. “This outlook takes into account that some sub-sectors have …

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Kenya Covid infection rate exceeds the WHO high risk limit

BY JOHN MUTUA Kenya‘s coronavirus infection rate has exceeded the World Health Organization (WHO) high risk limit of five percent for the first time since the nationwide curfew was lifted on October 20. Health ministry data shows the positivity rate – the percentage of tests that come back positive – …

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Kenya hires US company to find cheaper sources of liquefied gas

The Kenyan government has hired a US company, K&M Advisors, to conduct a feasibility study for gas power generation in Mombasa County. The move follows the country’s desire to reduce its reliance on Dar es Salaam for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), as a result of which the Tanga plant in …

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Tale of Two Nations: Kenya celebrates the 58th year of progress, while neighbor Uganda starves to death

Kenya‘s President Uhuru Kenyatta runs the strongest economy in East Africa. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Harold Acemah [Aluta Continua!] Uganda’s eastern neighbor and partner state of the East African Community, Kenya, celebrates the 58th anniversary of independence with pomp on December 12th. A year after independence in 1963, Kenya became a …

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The Kenya Olympics team boss in 2016 accused the detention center

business The Kenya Olympics team boss in 2016 accused the detention center Monday, December 13, 2021 Head of Mission at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Stephen Arap Soi. PHOTO | PAUL WAWERU | NMG BY SAM KIPLAGATMore from this author summary On appeal to the High Court, Soi says he …

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6 Kenyan sports personalities with lucrative side businesses

The country’s Sports Brotherhood has undergone a paradigm shift as the world shines into the spotlight on the untapped talent Kenya has to offer. Breakout stars from different sports, be it soccer, athletics, cricket, rugby, have impressed the world and made history by breaking records. However, most of the personalities …

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Survive a painful night on the Mombasa night bus as Chips Mwitu die

Have you traveled widely by public transport? What’s more, at night? It is not the best time to learn evil lessons from the universe. I had an uncomfortable experience on a night bus from Mombasa to Nairobi. For some reason, we love to do each other good when we travel. …

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What Mt. Kenya wants are real solutions, not marketing slogans

The governor of Laikipia, Ndiritu Muriithi. [Edward Kiplimo, Standard] The Mt. Kenya region will play a major role in next year’s presidential election thanks to its seven million votes. And for the first time in three decades, the region does not have very strong presidential candidates, adding to the streak …

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Skills mismatch is keeping young people away from jobs, a new report shows

Adolescents who were born on 30. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard] Young people between the ages of 15 and 34 make up the highest percentage of people who are neither in employment nor in school or vocational training. A government report found that these youths were being held out of work due …

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HALA AL KARIB – The revolution continues and Sudanese women are on the front lines of resistance

Download PDFPrint article A coherence check is an assessment of the extent to which legal instruments such as the digital service tax (DST) achieve their own stated goals with effectiveness, effectiveness and efficiency. As the economic crisis deepens and Kenya‘s debtors begin to call, the Kenyan government’s coherence in its …

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China is shaking Kenya’s megaproject plan

A Chinese and Kenyan worker at the Mombasa Terminus on March 27, 2017. PHOTO / FILE Kenya‘s ambitious plan to run dozens of mega-projects across the country was dealt a severe blow by a decision by China to cut funding for projects under the Belt and Road Initiative, invented by …

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KWS, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance to work together on conservation

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDWZA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Thursday that sets cooperation parameters for both parties in conservation science, wildlife health, care and welfare, a host of others Aspirations. Both SDWZA and KWS are committed to working together …

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Coming of Age in Ashtabula, Ohio ‘now available

December 8th – Where am I from? Where am I going? How do I get there? For people who have lived in different places, the hardest question to answer is usually the first: Where am I from? The opposite is the case with co-authors Bernadette Colicchio Dawson and Ted Dieffenbacher. …

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Kenya: Electricity costs are still high despite the Kenyatta promise

A promise made by President Uhuru Kenyatta that electricity costs would gradually decrease by 33 percent in the three months between October and December was not kept. Instead, electricity now costs slightly more. A study by the nation shows that electricity costs rose in October and November compared to the …

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Respect electoral processes to protect the economy

Letters Respect electoral processes to protect the economy Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 Independent electoral and border commission [IEBC] Chair Wafula Chebukati. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG BY BENJAMIN OBEGIMore from this author summary Kenya is one of the top countries in Africa, whose electoral processes and consequences are important …

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Review: Times Virginian News Archive | opinion

1975 ARCHIVES The county couple recognized as a top farming family Mr. and Mrs. James W. Bondurant of Route 2, Concord, were presented with the Outstanding Young Farmer Family Award for Southside Area High School in a ceremony held at the 1975 Southside Area Young Farmers and Young Homemakers Annual …

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Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta advocates alternative rites of passage to replace FGM

Kenya‘s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. Image used with permission Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Monday stood up for stakeholders and communities to support the adoption of alternative rites of passage that include mentoring to replace female genital mutilation (FGM). “The proposal to lead girls through a 15-day induction program …

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Government Donates Millions to MCAs to Learn Tanzanian Manners

Thirty-three members of the Embu County Assembly traveled to Arusha for a two-week training course to learn basic etiquette. This follows the rescheduling of the assembly sessions from December 1, 2021 to February 8, 2022 due to the Christmas vacation. It is the second time the MCAs travel to Arusha …

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Blockchain Technology – A Road Not Well traveled

Concepts like contracts, transactions, and records are crucial pillars that sustain economic, legal, and political systems as we know them. However, today’s world has shown that these tools and the protocols put in place to manage them have struggled to keep up with the fast-paced digital transformation that is happening …

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Coastal factories are facing the blue economy trying to expand trade

KPA pilot boat, Mombasa, August 2020. [Omondi Onyango, Standard] Manufacturers from the coastal region have asked the state to support the sector in expanding production for the local, regional and international market. They found that there was plenty of economic activity that local producers could take up with the rise …

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Only western companies are blind to Ugandan investments – President Museveni | The mighty 790 KFGO

By Elias Biryabarema and Karin Strohecker KYANKWANZI, Uganda (Reuters) – Chinese private investment in Uganda is increasing as Westerners lose their appetite to invest money in the country, President Yoweri Museveni told Reuters and pledged to step up efforts to fight corruption, which have been slow . Museveni, in power …

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The untold story of Kenya’s great bank robbery that never materialized

Barclays Bank branch, Muindi Mbingu Street, Nairobi. March 2016. [Reuters] The security guard at Barclays Bank only had to hand over the bank key, keep it secret and look shocked like other employees on the day when robbers were supposed to carry out what is arguably the largest money robbery …

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Kenya DRC trade mission officially launched in Kinshasa

The Kenya DRC Trade Mission 2021 was officially opened on Friday by the Vice Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who is also Environment Minister SE Eve Bazaiba. The 15-day business networking initiative is being organized by the governments of Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the …

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Wärtsilä delivers the very first cloud simulation service in Africa to the Technical University of Mombasa

Wärtsilä Voyage equips the Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) with cloud simulation services. This makes TUM the first African university to introduce cloud-based maritime training services. The contract was signed in November 2021 and the services will be implemented from January 2022. TUM’s Maritime Training Academy is a leading maritime …

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Kenya: No, the Kenyan opposition MP Owino did not thank the “Kondele Defense Forces” for stoning Vice President Ruto’s motorcade

The Kenyan opposition politician Babu Owino has praised the crowd that attacked the vice president William RutoMotorcade with stones in Kondele, Kisumu County, on November 10, 2021. At least that’s what it looks like in a picture that appears to be a screenshot of a Facebook post with the name …

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The parliamentary team wants the number of embassies to be reduced

business The parliamentary team wants the number of embassies to be reduced Friday, December 03, 2021 A joint session of the National Assembly and the Senate will hear President Uhuru Kenyatta deliver his State of the Union address on November 30, 2021 in the Parliament building. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE …

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Kenya’s environmental activists applaud US support for plastic pact

WATAMU, KENYA – Kenya’s environmental activists applaud US support for a global pact to combat plastic pollution in the oceans. Meanwhile, a community-based initiative is doing its part by collecting and recycling plastic that has washed up on Kenya’s beaches, where people depend on tourism for a living. Piles of …

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Biniyam teases fans with dirty dancing in his welding uniform

90-Day Fiancée: The Other Way fans are mightily impressed with Biniyam Shibre’s physique during his sweat scene with Ariela Weinberg in the finale. Ariela Weinberg’s partner, Biniyam Shibre, showed off his moves for his 90 days fiancé: the other way Admirers on Instagram after passing her out in his welder’s …

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Kenya has made tremendous strides in containing HIV, says President Kenyatta

Kenya‘s President Uhuru Kenyatta / CFP Image President Uhuru Kenyatta said Kenya has made tremendous strides in slowing the spread of HIV / AIDS in recent years, noting that new infections fell by 68.4% between 2013 and this year. Over the same period, the number of HIV / AIDS-related deaths …

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Kenya: New ways to facilitate truck movement in and out of the port of Mombasa

Movement around the port of Mombasa will improve after the opening of two major roads connecting the port to the Northern Corridor transport route. The streets Nyerere-Mbaraki and Kipevu are major arteries to and from the port. The Nyerere-Mbaraki road was funded by the UK government, the Danish International Development …

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Why Coast’s fishing industry goes untapped

Fisherman Khamis Kubo prepares his catch in the old fish market in the old town of Mombasa. [Omondi Onyango, Standard] Despite the enormous potential, the coastal fishing industry has not yet reached its full potential. Research by the Kenya Marine Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) on fish stocks in designated coastal …

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Victory for Miguna as the government allows his trip to Kenya

The confrontation between exiled lawyer Miguna Miguna and the government is far from over after the state threw him back to the Kenyan embassies in Ottawa, Canada and Berlin, Germany. In a letter signed by Attorney General Kennedy Ogeto, the government asked the Kenyan High Commissioners in Ottawa and Berlin …

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Air Tanzania resumes flights from Nairobi to Dar after more than 20 years

BY ANTHONY KITIMO Tanzania’s national airline has resumed operations between Dar es Salaam and Kenya‘s capital Nairobi after not flying to the neighboring country for two decades. Air Tanzania landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Friday and resumed daily flights between the two East African countries. The arrival …

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PIC summons former KPA-MD Gichiri about SGR agreements

The former managing director of the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), Gichiri Ndua, was introduced to Public Investments C. loadedCommittee to shed more light on the project contracts between the standard gauge railway (SGR) and the KPA. Committee chairman Abdullswamad Nassir said he had also summoned former general manager for Board …

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Nancy Wamaitha from Nairobi, Kenya, receives the iChange Nations ™ Global Messenger of Hope Award

HE Kivutha Kibwana, Governor of Makueni County and Nancy Wamaitha Mariam Ali, Nicholus Magak, Nancy Wamaitha, Ali Babu, Immaculate Njoki and Dr. Njeri Mwangi Dr. Juma Nashon, Donald Toldson, Nancy Wamaitha and ICN Special Envoy Dr. Ruben West Bishop Daniel Kwesi, Winnie Joy, Nancy Wamaitha, and Otis Tobah ICN Prize …

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The blueprint for 2030 moves forward with headwinds

Construction of the Dongo Kundu bypass bridge, Mombasa. [Robert Menza, Standard] The government is optimistic that Vision 2030 will be achieved within the set timeframe, despite major challenges that have hindered its implementation. The key to the vision was an annual economic growth rate of 10 percent, which, given drawbacks …

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UAE National Day Holidays: Get Up To 80% Off On The Sharjah Mega Sale

Sharjah: If you haven’t made plans for the UAE National Day holiday, here is something for you. For the third time this year, there is a mega-sale in the Sharjah Expo Center with a discount of up to 80 percent, with the best offers from the areas of fashion, electronics, …

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Some take boards with them from unfamiliar shores, many others return | Kolkata News

Calcutta: A handful of ICSE students will take their Class X board exams from Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, starting Monday. They are Armenian youth studying at the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy, a 137-year-old school for the community on Free School Street affiliated with CISCE. These students had returned …

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From tender documents in containers to the digital procurement market

This is part 3 of a 3-part series. “Some companies still keep their procurement documents in containers,” says Marvin Tumbo, former digital director of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and founder of Scale, a procurement management system in Kenya. “One company told us that the documents for a single tender were …

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Electricity demand in Kenya reaches new record high

Electricity demand in Kenya hit a new record this week, rising to a high of 2,036 MW, the highest value ever recorded in history, marking a significant surge in demand since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in March 2020. At the same time, the country recorded a new peak in …

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From January, the parking fees are to be increased by 300 percent

business From January, the parking fees are to be increased by 300 percent Friday, November 26th, 2021 Tourism and Wildlife Minister Najib Balala (center), Wildlife Principal Secretary Prof. Fred Segor (left) and the Director General of the Kenya Wildlife Service, Brig. Gen. (Rtd.) John Waweru in Nairobi National Park during …

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Company wins contract for Bubisa wind power project in northern Kenya

C.The construction of a 300 MW Bubisa wind power project in Marsabit is now continuing thanks to a court ruling, announced the company Gitson Energy, which is behind the project. CEO James Gitau said the 300 MW project, which the government sees as its clean and renewable energy goal and …

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Kenya’s trade deficit climbs 38 percent to Sh988 billion

business Kenya’s trade deficit climbs 38 percent to Sh988 billion Thursday, November 25, 2021 Central Bank of Kenya. FILE PHOTO | NMG BY CONSTANT MUNDAMore from this author summary KNBS shows that the gap between goods imports and exports increased from Sh713.37 billion in the same period a year ago …

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Raila advocates the establishment of a National Climate Council »Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya November 24th – Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has proposed the creation of a National Climate Council (NCC) to lead climate policy at the national level. Odinga noted that the Council will play a central role in addressing the country’s climate-related challenges. “Climate change is bigger than the …

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Uhuru’s latest CAS features a life changing initiative

Nadia Ahmed Abdalla, Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth, is one of the most distinguished appointments from the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Instead of making money from the proceeds of her high-paying government job, Nadia has chosen an initiative that has a life-changing …

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KPC expects kerosene consumption to increase gradually after a 92 percent decrease

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) said it cut fuel consumption by 92% after the government imposed tough COVID-19 measures last year to curb the spread of the disease. According to KPC operations manager Martin Wanyama, the demand for kerosene at the Embakasi depot has fallen from a high of 2.5 …

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Kenya: Police manhunt after crooks vandalized SGR track and train stands

The police in Makueni County have started a manhunt for unknown people who have destroyed a section of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). Vandalism of the railway line in the village of Thange, discovered around 3 p.m. Monday, resulted in a Madaraka Express passenger train bound for Mombasa being stranded …

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Closing universities is bad economy

Columnists Closing universities is bad economy Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Main entrance to the University of Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG BY TONY WATIMAMore from this author summary Much of the losses are attributed to operational problems such as the opening of many outdoor campuses and construction projects, as well …

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Miraa farmers are demanding a harmonized tax that is levied by the counties

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary with a bundle of miraa. [Phares Mutembei, Standard] The farmers of Miraa are now calling for uniform taxation in all district governments. Agriculture Cabinet Minister Peter Munya said this could be achieved if the Miraa regulation goes into effect in 2021. Munya spoke on Saturday at a …

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Kenya Moore reveals who she thinks is the “ultimate real housewife”

Getty Kenya Moore visits Rolling Stone Live: Atlanta. Kenya Moore, star of Real Housewives of Atlanta, was asked who she thinks is the ultimate real housewife. Kenya and other well-known Real Housewives stars were asked by Vulture who they would choose as the ultimate housewife. Moore picked her friend Lisa …

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Stop paying lip service to MSMEs, better fund them to stimulate the economy

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) stand along Kigali Road in Nairobi. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard] Kenya may not industrialize unless we make drastic changes. Not only with regard to politics – which is wrong because it promotes the import of machines and tools. We also need to reconcile political pronouncements with …

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Archbishop Anyolo calls for coordinated efforts to defuse student unrest, »Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 20 – The newly installed Catholic Archbishop of Nairobi Philip Anyolo has raised concerns about the spate of school fires across the country. In his inaugural address on Saturday, the prelate urged coordinated efforts by key players to defuse student unrest. “Like everyone else, I am deeply …

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Jiji Kenya prepares to redefine e-commerce ahead of Black Friday event Kenya News

Jiji Kenya said it was ready to redefine the order of Black Friday with its unrivaled selling algorithm The company says the upcoming event will challenge the reliability of the online store experience A 2020 survey by RedPoint Global found that shoppers will explore a number of channels to find …

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Ruto urges Mt. Kenya to unite under UDA to reject tribal politics

Vice President William Ruto in the Kiritiri Market in Mberry South constituency, Embu County. [Muriithi Mugo, Standard] Vice President William Ruto has warned Kenyans not to be divided on tribal and political lines that benefit few people. On the second day of his Embu tour, the vice president urged residents …

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DPP welcomes the review and says it will not budge on independence

Prosecutor’s Director Noordin Hajji during an earlier interview with Spice Radio in the Standard Group’s offices, Mombasa Road, Nairobi. Prosecutor Noordin Haji welcomed measures to hold his office accountable for its decisions, but promised not to give in to his independence. When working with media through the Kenya Editors Guild …

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Blinken visits Kenya and warns of the regional consequences of the war in Ethiopia

Foreign Minister Antony Blinken visited Kenya on Wednesday, the first stop on a small trip to Africa. In meetings with President Uhuru Kenyatta and Kenyan Foreign Minister Raychelle Omamo, the secretary praised the efforts of the Kenyan government to broker a ceasefire between the Ethiopian government, led by Prime Minister …

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Kenya: Sexual Violence Against Minors Increases – Report

A new report has revealed the rise in sexual violence against minors in the country. The report on violence against children published by the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection shows that two out of five girls experience different types of violence. According to the report, women (16 percent) are …

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Camping facilities for spectators on the eve of the KCB Thika rally

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov. 17 – Following the Ministry of Health’s lifting of the ban on social gatherings, the organizers of the KCB Thika Rally are offering spectators camping on the Buffalo Hill stage in Kamuthi this weekend. The 31.13 km stage will be the center of attraction as it is …

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Kenya: Hassan Joho Kin Mohammed Amir gives ODM to Rutos Uda. away

Vice President William Ruto won a major political victory after a member of the powerful Joho family joined the United Democratic Alliance (UDA). Governor Hassan Ali Joho’s cousin, Mr Mohammed Amir, joined the UDA yesterday as he plans to fight for the Senate seat in Mombasa on the party’s ticket …

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Husband of killed Kenyan Olympian Tirop, who is charged with murder, pleads not guilty

ELDORET, Kenya, Nov. 16 (Reuters) – Ibrahim Rotich, husband of slain Kenyan Olympic runner Agnes Tirop, was charged with her murder and pleaded not guilty in a Kenyan court on Tuesday. Rotich, 41, was ordered to undergo a mental health test last week before making a plea. Tirop was found …

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USA and Kenya: Strategic Partners November 17th

I look forward to deepening our cooperation to promote economic prosperity, security, human rights and democracy in the region. – Secretary Antony J Blinken, March 2, 2021 Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will visit Kenya November 17-18, where he will meet President Uhuru Kenyatta and Cabinet Ambassador for Foreign …

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13 countries asked to ratify the trade agreement

BY JONATHAN KAMOGA Countries that have yet to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) have been asked to do so. In a virtual conversation with Ugandan government officials, AfCFTA Secretary General Wamkele Mene said that so far 41 of 54 signatories to the pact have ratified the agreement, …

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Four Kenyan policemen jailed for manslaughter of British aristocrats

Kenya‘s Supreme Court on Monday found four police officers guilty of the manslaughter of Alexander Monson, the son of a British aristocrat who was found dead in a police cell in the beach town of Diani in 2012. Judge Eric Ogola announced the verdicts in the coastal city of Mombasa …

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Assessing the Socio-Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Forcibly Displaced People – Thematic Letter # 1: The Case of Kenya – Kenya

Important findings  New microdata from a high-frequency telephone survey in Kenya shows that pandemic-related fear among refugee households is particularly high compared to the surrounding host community and increases over time.  The employment gap between refugees and nationals was large before the pandemic and remains large throughout the …

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