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EACC raids homes of Kiambu Governor

Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives have Thursday morning raided the homes of Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu. EACC detectives confirmed the raid in Governor Waititu’s Runda and Garden estate homes in search for files and documents in the morning raid. EACC is also trying to establish where Waititu’s other homes...

Mortgage refinance company to boost affordable housing agenda

President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday launched the Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company (KMRC), a financial institution whose sole function is to provide long-term loans to primary mortgage lenders. The move to provide long-term cheaper funding to primary mortgage providers including Banks, Microfinance Banks and Saccos is aimed at making mortgage cheaper for...

Kenya wins rights to host Sub Saharan Oil & Gas Summit in July

Kenya has won the rights to host this year’s annual Sub Saharan Oil & Gas Summit held by The Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) Upstream Oil and Gas Summit and Exhibition. The Summit is a platform created to provide opportunity for leaders and practitioners in oil, gas and energy on the...

Kenya seeks to push for increased Conference Tourism in Africa

Kenya is among 3,500 exhibitors attending this year’s international IMEX fair in Frankfurt, Germany with conference tourism industry players ready to market and position Kenya as a world renowned business events destination.  At least seven Kenyan Business Tourism Stakeholders are attending IMEX led by Tourism Principal Secretary in the Ministry...

Matatu industry loses Ksh1B monthly to graft

Stakeholders in the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) transport industry have said the sector loses close to Ksh30 million daily as a result of corruption which escalates operational costs. They have now called on the government to act fast and break all the corruption avenues that stifle development in the industry...

Electric fence to be constructed along Chyulu National Park

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust will construct an electric fence along a 60 km stretch bordering Chyulu National Park at a cost of 120 million shillings,  the Project Officer Mr. James Mbuthia has said. Addressing the press on Tuesday, Mr. Mbuthia said that the construction of the fence will start...

15 suspects held over Matungu killings

At least 15 suspects have been arrested in connection with the spate of killings in Matungu, Kakamega County.  The Western Regional Commissioner Anne Ngetich said a number of police officers who had overstayed at their stations had been transferred. Area residents have called for the inclusion of Nyumba Kumi in the...

Health officers term Food and Drugs Authority Bill 2019 unconstitutional

The Association of Public Health Officers of Kenya (APHOK) has termed the proposed Kenya Food and Drugs Authority Bill 2019 before parliament unconstitutional. APHOK has warned against its passage. The medics said that the bill if passed in its current state would open the floodgates for substandard and adulterated...

Mariakani substation to increase geothermal power supply in Coast

The completion of Mariakani substation in Kilifi  County will enable increased supply to the Coast of cheap geothermal power from Olkaria fields in the Rift Valley alongside hydropower from neighbouring Ethiopia. Sitting on 200 acres of land, the 400/220kV substation is set to be the biggest step-down facility at the...

Governor Mutua wants gold swindlers to be prosecuted in Dubai

Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua suggests that suspects of the gold scam should be handed over to the United Arab Emirates for prosecution. Speaking in his Machakos office Wednesday, the Maendeleo Chap Chap Party Leader said in countries like the United Arab Emirates, justice is normally served speedily and will...

Postmortem shows baby Ethan Muendo had bleeding in the brain

A further analyses on the brain of the seven month old baby Ethan Muendo shows that the infant suffered some bleeding at the surface of the brain prior to his death. The development comes more than two weeks after baby Ethan died after he was allegedly injected with an...

MKU to spend kshs 300million to harness ICT programs

Mount Kenya University has set aside Ksh 300million harness the power of ICT in a bid to make the institution an ICT hub locally and across the continent. MKU Council chairman, Vincent Gichuru Gaitho has said.  Dr. Gaitho made the disclosure during the signing ceremony of ICT education transformation agreement...

National Cement to acquire Athi River Mining

National Cement has struck a buyout deal with troubled cement maker Athi River Mining in a deal valued at 5 billion shillings. National Cement says it will acquire all cement and non-cement assets and business of ARM Cement PLC in Kenya as a going concern. The deal is however subject...

Local beekeepers locked out from accessing international markets

High residue levels in local honey as a result of pesticides used in horticulture farms is locking out local beekeepers from accessing international markets, Agriculture Ministry says. In a bid to correct this, Livestock Principal Secretary Harry Kimtai says the government has procured residue testing equipment to help farmers adhere...

UNAIDS applauds Beyond Zero’s innovative approach in Kenya’s HIV/AIDS response 

UNAIDS Executive Director Gunilla Carlsson has commended Beyond Zero’s innovative approaches in HIV/AIDS response and health services delivery in Kenya.  Ms Carlsson assured the First Lady of her organization’s continued support in the fight against the HIV/AIDS scourge and the ongoing measures aimed at taking health services closer to Kenyans...

Rural farmers urged to embrace horticulture

Rural farmers are being encouraged to embrace horticulture farming to harness the untapped potential. Nyeri County officials are keen on demystifying the notion that horticulture is a preserve of the wealthy and flowers can only be grown in green houses. Horticultural exports earned Kenya 154 billion shillings in 2018, which...

Govt rules out negotiations with Al-Shabaab over abducted Cuban doctors

The Kenya government has ruled out any negotiations with Al-Shabaab militia who abducted two Cuban doctors in Mandera last month. Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma says Al-Shaabab is designated a terror group and the Kenya government cannot as a matter of policy discuss ransom with such elements. She, however, said...

President Kenyatta holds talks with EU’s Federica Mogherini 

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday met a high-level European Union (EU) delegation led by Ms Federica Mogherini, the Vice President of the European Commission who also doubles up as the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Policy.  The talks between the President and Ms Mogherini centred on trade relations and Kenya’s...

Senate grills PS over Galana Kulalu project

The Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Irrigation, Prof Fred Sigor was Tuesday morning at pains to explain to Senators what informed the scaling down of Galana Kulalu irrigation project. The project was scaled down from Ksh14.5billion to 7billion. Sigor, who appeared before the Senate committee on agriculture said the...

Govt determined to get all children in school, President Kenyatta says

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the government will remain steadfast in its various efforts to ensure that all Kenyan children attain basic education. The President who spoke at State House Nairobi when he handed over a 52-seater bus to Kamacharia Girls Secondary School from Murang’a County said that the...

Shock as matron commits suicide within school compound

A matron at Mumbi Girls High School in Murang’a County was on Tuesday morning found dead in her house within the school compound. The body of Joyce Mwinzi 56, was found dangling in the sitting room in what is suspected to be suicide. The school’s principal Esther Wambugu said she last...

Minet Kenya targets learning institutions with new insurance products

Insurance brokerage firm Minet Kenya has unveiled several insurance policies targeting learning institutions. The policies cover teaching liabilities, students’ personal accident covers, assets and other liabilities, pecuniary and institutions’ employees’ covers. The Teaching Institution Liability Policy covers legal liabilities to third parties including liability claims related to professional and managerial negligence, employment...

Govt to revive recruitment of street children to NYS

Labour and Social protection Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattani says the Government is contemplating reviving the recruitment of street urchins into the National Youth Service ten years after the process was stopped. The CS said a provisional report indicates that there are about 42, 000 street families in the Country saying...

Mikindani MCA donates free uniform to primary school pupils

Mikindani Member of the County Assembly Juma Renson Thoya has started a free school uniforms distribution initiative to pupils from underprivileged backgrounds in Mombasa County. The project is expected to benefit hundreds of pupils in County public primary schools. Pupils from Amani, St Mary’s, and Kibarani public primary schools couldn’t hide...

Police in Nakuru seize bhang worth an estimated Ksh 3.6 billion

Police in Nakuru County last evening intercepted a fuel tanker that was ferrying bhang worth an estimated 3.6 million shillings. Confirming the incident Nakuru Police County Commander Stephen Matu said the officers who were acting on a tip-off seized the consignment that was being transported from Wajir County to an unknown destination. The Detectives attached to the...

Njoro Kubwa canal irrigation scheme rehabilitation sanctioned

Over 5000 farmers in Taita Taveta County will benefit from the rehabilitation of Njoro Kubwa canal stretching 12 kilometers to enhance food security in the region. The project is funded by the World Bank and the County government at a tune of Ksh 11M. The Canal irrigation scheme will be rehabilitated...

CBK to avail low-interest loans to the MSME sector

The Central Bank of Kenya in partnership with five commercial banks are set to avail low-interest loans to micro, small and medium enterprise traders on mobile phones. This will be through the mobile-based credit scheme dubbed Stawi targeting at least 13,000 traders in the first round. CBK Governor Dr Patrick Njoroge says the...

CMA recovers additional Ksh. 19M in connection with KenolKobil shares

The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has completed the outstanding aspects of the insider trading investigations into the KenolKobil counter and has secured the surrender of an additional Ksh. 19 million of potentially illegal gains through No-Contest Settlement Agreements from an additional 5 traders whose accounts were frozen. This further recovery...

KRA, KPA and Shipping Agents to boost efficiency at the Mombasa port

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has signed a Transhipment Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) charter with stakeholders at the Port of Mombasa to enhance cargo clearance efficiency and boost Regional trade. As part of a commitment to boost port-operations and clear bottlenecks affecting efficient cargo movement, KRA has signed the Transhipment...

Olaoluwa Akinnusi appointed as new country manager, Bolt Kenya

Ride-hailing firm Bolt (formerly Taxify) is proud to announce the appointment of Olaoluwa Akinnusi as the new Country Manager for Bolt Kenya. Akinnusi will be responsible for overseeing the operations and scaling the Bolt business across Kenya. Bolt General Manager for Africa, Karl Aru, was enthusiastic about Akinnusi’s appointment. “We...
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