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90pc endorse vaccines amid woes

Preparing for a jab: 89 percent of Kenyans trust vaccines. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Nearly nine in every 10 Kenyans believe that immunisation vaccines are safe and effective, a new global survey shows, even as global confidence in the drugs drop.The...

Export of Fish oil, meal a threat to millions in Africa, Group says : The Standard

AFP 20th Jun 2019 06:57:47 GMT +0300 Greenpeace said "hundreds of thousands of tonnes of fish are made into meal or oil for export, to the detriment of about 40 million African men and women" The exporting of...

Kenya bets on flower hub in China to grow exports

Getting flowers ready for export. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Kenya will open a cut flower distribution centre in China in a new strategy aimed at creating a direct sales link and grow its exports to the Asian market.Industry and Trade Cabinet...

Pension crisis builds over

Acting Pensions Secretary and Director of Pensions Shem Nyakutu when he appeared before Nakuru High Court for the hearing of a case filed by over 52,000 retired teachers on 15-8-2016. An estimated 20,000 public officers who have retired this year...

Anxiety as Magoha meets VCs ahead of university mergers

Education Secretary George Magoha. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Vice-chancellors of public universities have been summoned for an urgent meeting in Nairobi Thursday that insiders say will set the stage for major reforms that could see some institutions merged and others shut...

Court stops reinstatement of sacked Finlays workers

Justice Gatembu Kairu. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO  Multinational agricultural company Finlays, whose operations are based in Kericho, can breathe a sigh of relief after the Court of Appeal in Nyeri suspended execution of a Labour Court ruling that would have seen...

KCB, Visa to digitise boda boda payments

A boda boda operator transports a passenger in Nairobi. PHOTO | SILA KIPLAGAT | NMG  Boda boda operators could soon be able to make and receive payments while simultaneously boosting their savings following the launch of a cashless pay product by...

SA investor to shift Makini campus, signals fee raise

Makini School pupils during the Nairobi International Book Fair at Sarit Centre in Nairobi on September 26,2018. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NMG  Scholé Limited, the new Makini Schools owner, is set to relocate one of its campuses in Nairobi as...

State will only purchase locally assembled vehicles, says Munya

Zachary Ochuodho @zachuodho The government is committed to ensure that all ministries, departments and agencies procure only locally assembled automobiles for its use in a bid to realise its ‘Buy Kenya Build Kenya’ goal. It further said it is developing a ‘master list’ of locally produced spare parts to deter...

Facebook unveils global currency after studying M-Pesa : The Standard

A 3-D printed Facebook logo is seen on representations of virtual currencies in this illustration picture, June 18, 2019. Facebook has unveiled plans for a new global digital currency called Libra, nearly three years after its founder Mark Zuckerberg visited...

Facebook unveils ambitious plan for global currency

Facebook has an obscene reach at 2.38 billion monthly active users. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Friction is defined simply as resistance to relative motion, a word in current times synonymous with innovation, replacing aged processes or introducing new ways of work....

Construction of Naivasha economic zone to commence soon

Lewis Njoka @LewisNjoka Construction of the Naivasha and the Dongo Kundu Special Economic Zones (SEZ) will commence this August according to Industry Cabinet secretary Peter Munya. Both are aimed at improving the country’s capacity to manufactur and export with the Naivasha SEZ expected to create about 100,000 jobs. ...

State now cuts power plan on low demand : The Standard

Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter. The Government has announced plans to cut back on plans to increase the country’s installed electricity capacity due to low uptake by large power consumers. Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter said yesterday the ministry plans to increase...

With technology political revolution is just a click away

A lady using a phone to browse the internet. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NMG  The foundations of the world‘s social, political and economic landscape were laid and are continuously shaped by visionaries and revolutionaries. These great change agents do not...

Food security experts call for revival of extension officers

Local and international agricultural experts yesterday claimed that lack of extension services has contributed to misuse of pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers by small-scale farmers. The experts said there is need to reintroduce a vibrant extension service system in the country with a view to enlightening growers on new...

Why taxman may miss revenue target : The Standard

Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich. The Government is likely to miss its revenue collection targets in the upcoming financial year as its hands are tied from implementing new tax measures until October 1. This follows a court ruling last year barring...

How taxi apps jostle to catch eye of customers

All apps have a friendly graphical user interface but Uber and Little seem to consume less internet data than Bolt. FILE PHOTO | NMG  As the ride hailing business in Nairobi gets more competitive, operators are putting their best foot forward...

Mastercard to launch jobs plan for youth

Mastercard to launch jobs plan for youth. Lewis Noka @PeopleDailyKe Mastercard Foundation will today launch Young Africa Works Strategy in Kenya, an initiative that aims to assist 30 million young people across the continent, particularly women, to secure dignified and fulfilling work...

Currency exchange ban weakens shilling at border town : The Standard

Currency exchange ban weakens shilling at border town. The recent ban on the exchange of the Kenyan currency by the Tanzanian and Ugandan governments has wiped out its value at the border points. A spot check by The Standard at the...

Mumias Sugar releases 30pc salary advance

Mumias Sugar workers at the ethanol plant. Employees have not received pay for three months as the miller grapples with financial woes. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Workers of the ailing Mumias Sugar Company #ticker:MSC have at last received a salary advance...

Kenya-Tanzania highway construction to begin in 2020, says AfDB

Nairobi Construction of the transnational highway between Kenya and Tanzania will begin early next year, the financier has said. Gabriel Negatu, East Africa Director General of the African Development Bank (AfDB) said in Nairobi that funding for the 460km road should be approved in September. “Both the...

All set for anti-dumping agency : The Standard

Cabinet Secretary for Trade Peter Munya speaks at a Nairobi hotel on Wednesday,June 19 during a business media breakfast organised by the export promotion council. The Government will next month set up an agency to rid the country of cheap imports. ...

Construction of Kilifi nut factory to begin in October

Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi. FILE PHOTO | NMG  The construction of cashew nut processing factory in Kakanjuni, Kilifi, is expected to begin in October.The factory with a capacity to process 10,000 metric tonnes of nuts per year is part of the...

World Bank injects Sh29b into TVETs

World Bank injects Sh29b into TVETs. Kenya will reap big from a regional World Bank-supported $293 million (Sh29.9 billion) specialised skills acquisition project. The Kenya Coast National Polytechnic is among projects that will curve a share of the billions to shore...

CBK to label digital lenders in consumer protection bid

CBK Governor Patrick Njoroge. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Unlicensed and unregulated digital lenders have been put on notice as the government moves to protect consumers from fraudulent dealers.The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Patrick Njoroge raised concerns over the increasing...

Financial advice from five self-made millionaires : The Standard

There’s no shortage of money advice. Even those who have no money seem to have something to say about how to make and maintain wealth. While their ideas might have some wisdom, the best people you can learn from on money matters...

Oil leak tech to raise cost of Mombasa- Nairobi pipeline

Petroleum Secretary John Munyes. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Taxpayers will dig deeper into their pockets to finance a leak-detection system for the Sh51 billion Mombasa-Nairobi oil pipeline that burst in Makueni spilling more than 551,000 litres of oil.Petroleum Secretary John Munyes...

Could it be right time to identify drivers of electricity demand? : The Standard

NAIROBI, KENYA: The economic growth in the last five years in Kenya has not been matched by growth in electricity demand. Demand for power has grown by an average of 2-3 per cent despite economic growth is at 5 per cent –...

Armyworms invade farms in Kirinyaga after drought

Fall armyworms were reported in the country for the first time in 2017. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Armyworms have invaded maize farms in Kirinyaga County causing fears among farmers that the destructive crop-eating caterpillars may hurt their earnings.The voracious pests have...

Internet blackout hits Ethiopia’s pocket, but not seen deterring telecoms investors : The Standard

Reuters 19th Jun 2019 14:09:33 GMT +0300 An internet blackout in Ethiopia last week cost the economy millions of dollars and crippled businesses, but an analyst said it was unlikely to have a long-term impact on government plans to privatise the...
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17% of pupils abusing drugs, NACADA survey shows. Photo/Courtesy Zadock Angira @PeopleDailyKe Former soldier and unsuccessful 2013...

Hope at last for youth as Sh100bn fund set up

A fund targeting over Sh100 billion has been set up to train and help five million young people in Kenya to get...

America-based insurer targets expatriates in Kenyan entry

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Manhunt Launched for Govt Officials Who Grabbed KBC Land

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has launched a manhunt for senior government officials and politicians who grabbed land belonging to national broadcaster Kenya...

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DPP wants Waititu case expedited : The Standard

DPP office on Wednesday told a Kiambu court that it erred in giving anticipatory bail to Governor Ferdinand Waititu.

Murunga keen on taking up Mean Machine assignment

Coach Paul Murunga conducts a training session at the University of Nairobi grounds on Wednesday. Photo/ALEX NJUE ...

Kenya takes the lion’s share of Sh143 billion private equity deals in EA region

Kenya takes the lion’s share of Sh143 billion private equity deals in EA region. Reuben Mwambingu...
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