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Researchers develop AI able to identify things by sight, touch : The Standard

Xinhua 19th Jun 2019 12:27:54 GMT +0300 A laboratory of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed an AI that can process and learn from visual and tactile information, according to MIT news published online on Monday. MIT's Computer...

Isuzu East Africa constructs Sh1 billion assembly lines

Industry, Trade and Cooperatives CS Peter Munya and Isuzu (EA) MD...

State to release Sh65b to counties to settle pending debts : The Standard

The Treasury will release Sh65 billion to counties by end of this month for devolved units to settle debts they owe suppliers and contractors, Deputy President William Ruto (pictured) has said. Dr Ruto, who spoke yesterday after chairing an Intergovernmental Budget and...

US Embassy not ready to accept new Kenyan currency : The Standard

Mombasa resident Audrine Wa Kanyi verifies the new 1,000 and 50 Kenya Shillings notes on June 13, 2019. The United States Embassy is not ready to accept payments using the new Kenyan bank notes. The embassy said in...

Digital taxi firm Bolt expands to Kisumu and Kakamega

Kisumu International Airport. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Estonian taxi-hailing firm Bolt has unveiled its services in three additional towns across Kenya stepping up competition for its rivals Uber and Little, who already have a presence in these regions. Bolt, formerly Taxify,...

BOLT expands to three more towns in Kenya

Bolt has more than 25 million users in over 30 countries...

NLC now paying pending SGR claims, but not all : The Standard

A section of the 120km extension of the SGR from Nairobi to Naivasha. The National Land Commission (NLC) says it is almost through with compensating those affected by the second phase of the Standard Gauge Railways (SGR). This...

SGR future hits snag as EA States revert to old railways

SGR train. FILE PHOTO | NMG  When the leaders of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda conceived the idea of a high-speed standard gauge railway linking the three countries at the first Northern Corridor infrastructure summit in Uganda in 2013, there was hopes...

Safaricom rolls out ‘reverse call’ feature : The Standard

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore. You do not have to have money to make that urgent call from your mobile phone. Safaricom has introduced a reverse call feature that allows its clients to make calls on zero-airtime. The service...

Uni industries (EA) launch Macadams self-cooking centre in Kenya

Self cooking centre requires minimum supervision, can cook variety of products...

Police launch crackdown on illicit brewers in Samburu Central : The Standard

Police have launched a crackdown on illegal manufacturers and distributors of illicit liquor in Samburu Central. Officers arrested eleven suspects linked to the illegal business during a crackdown held at Loikas village in Maralal. Samburu Central Sub County Police Commander Alex Rotich said...

US Embassy accepts new banknotes : The Standard

CBK Governor Patrick Njoroge (PHOTO: FILE) NAIROBI, KENYA: US Embassy in Nairobi is now accepting both the old and new currency notes, a retreat from Tuesday’s announcement asking Kenyans planning to make any consulate payment to use only the old currency. ...

US embassy now accepts new bank notes

Central Bank governor Dr Patrick Njoroge holding the new banknotes at a press conference on May 3, 2019 in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG   In a tweet Tuesday, the Embassy barred Kenyans from making payments using the new generation currency, arguing...

GoBeba: Why ex-OLX CEO is still betting on eCommerce : The Standard

“If anyone in eCommerce thinks they have enough market share to settle back and relax, they’d be very mistaken. There is no competition in the Kenyan eCommerce platform because none of us have begun to scratch the surface,” says Peter Ndiang’ui. He’s the...

KQ owners face Treasury buyout as MPs propose State takeover

A Kenya Airways plane at the JKIA in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Shareholders of Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed national carrier Kenya Airways #ticker:KQ are set for a buyout by the Treasury if Parliament’s proposal for nationalisation of the airline sails through.In...

Manpower Company introduces employee outsourcing service for flower industry

The Manpower Company staff at the 2019 International Flower Trade Expo,...

Five ways to build a brand that thrives : The Standard

For a while now, I have been giving advice to the loyal audience that reads this column, and I’m eternally grateful and happy about the progress. Last week, I was doing auditions for new-generation poets and spoken word artistes at the Kenya National...

NHIF wants 1-year premiums for chronic patients

NHIF headquarters in Nairobi Upperhill. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Chronically-ill National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) covered patients are now required to pay upfront annual premium contributions before receiving treatment in a directive that could see thousands across the country turned...

KRA intercepts 20,000 ltrs of ethanol at Kenya-Tanzania border

Plastic containers filled with ethanol concealed under bags of potatoes aboard...

Facebook takes on the world of cryptocurrency with ‘Libra’ coin : The Standard

AFP 19th Jun 2019 07:01:11 GMT +0300 Facebook unveiled plans Tuesday for a new global cryptocurrency called Libra Facebook unveiled plans Tuesday for a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, pledging to deliver a stable virtual money that lives...

End of permanent and pensionable State jobs

Kenyans at a past public rally. FILE PHOTO | NMG  The Public Service Commission (PSC) has stopped employing entry-level State workers on permanent and pensionable terms in a radical policy shift aimed at taming the runaway government wage bill.Fresh university graduates,...

Chinese envoy to Kenya urges firms to focus on investments, not retail

Ambassador Wu Peng (centre), when he paid a courtesy call on...

UK betting company buys Kenyan lottery : The Standard

Winners of a past Kenya Charity Sweepstakes Lotto Jackpot celebrate their win. The firm is also known for funding social causes such as rehabilitation of street children. A UK betting firm has acquired a controlling stake in Kenya Charity Sweepstake (KCS)...

Seven ways to trick yourself into spending less : The Standard

We’re all guilty of giving in to a friendly price tag or sale offer. We’ll order junk food when we could simply cook a nice meal instead. In fact, studies have found that between 40 per cent and 80 per cent of purchases...

Food for thought: Eat your way to productivity : The Standard

According to the World Health Organisation, eating the right kind of food can boost your brain power by as much as 20 per cent. Nutrition plays a significant role in brain health, and is especially important for entrepreneurs who have to juggle several...

Win for firm in trademark row with State agency

Justice Eric Ogola in a Nairobi Court. FILE PHOTO | NMG  The High Court in Mombasa has quashed a decision by the Registrar of Trademarks to expunge a trademark belonging to a solar firm in a bitter dispute pitting the company...

Lawmakers want State to takeover KQ in revival plan : The Standard

National Assembly's Transport Committee Chairman David Pkosing (left) with outgoing Kenya Airways Chief Executive Sebastian Mikosz at a past event. The Government could soon take over ownership of ailing national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) as it looks to edge out other shareholders....

Carrefour moves to fill Nakumatt void in Uganda

Carrefour Two Rivers outlet on April 29. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NMG  French retailer Carrefour is set to open its first branch in Kampala as it moves to take up space previously occupied by struggling Kenyan retailer Nakumatt.Carrefour, whose local...

7 ways to trick yourself into spending less : The Standard

We’re all guilty of giving in to a friendly price tag or sale offer. We’ll order junk food when we could simply cook a nice meal instead. In fact, studies have found that between 40 per cent and 80 per cent of purchases...
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Melvis mother changes mind, separates her from ‘siblings’

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