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TZ denies blocking IMF report : The Standard

Reuters 25th Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT +0300 Tanzania President John Magufuli addresses a joint press conference at State House in Nairobi. Tanzania on Tuesday denied blocking the publication of a critical International Monetary Fund report that accuses President...

Kamau Nyabwengi: Making Kenya a golf tourism hub is our Goal : The Standard

Pro Coach David Opati (Orange Cap) taking 8th Cohort through the chipping session at Windsor Golf and County Club (PHOTO; Courtesy) Golf is a popular fast growing sport on the African continent, particularly Kenya. The early European settlers keen on the game left...

Government partners private companies to build roads, evade debts : The Standard

An artistic impression of JKIA-Westlands expressway. With Kenya's debt set to hit Sh7 trillion by 2022, the Government is turning to private public partnerships (PPP) to build major infrastructure projects in the country.  The PPP model of financing marks a shift...

As an investor, you need to control your emotions : The Standard

Nairobi securities Exchange (NSE) trading floor (BEVERLYNE MUSILI) NAIROBI, KENYA: Investors are subconsciously prone to behavioral biases that influence their investment decisions and majority to negative results. The effect of emotions in investing has for long been an ignored area that...

200 houses targeted in ongoing demolitions : The Standard

KISII, KENYA: A Government Multi-agency task force has started demolishing over 200 buildings constructed along with riparian land in Kisii town. The demolitions will have more than five major hotels built along the area; River Nyakomisaro brought down in the next five days. Several tenants...

Sonko shares frustrations in getting a deputy : The Standard

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko (PHOTO: FILE) NAIROBI, KENYA: Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has told a Senate Committee that he is still consulting on the best person to appoint as his deputy, a year after the exit of Polycarp Igathe. In a...

Eastlands or Westlands; Which home is best? : The Standard

XN Iraki 24th Apr 2019 11:21:01 GMT +0300 Nairobi’s Westlands was once a sleepy green suburb with bungalows and trees. It has undergone a major transformation in the last decade with landmark buildings like Sankara Hotel, Westgate, the...

China pillaging Africa’s resources pure myth : The Standard

Xinhua 24th Apr 2019 10:48:01 GMT +0300 Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation in Beijing, capital of China, May 14, 2017. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng) ...

Global warming increases world economic inequality: study : The Standard

Xinhua 24th Apr 2019 10:28:21 GMT +0300 A new study showed that global warming might worsen economic inequality in the world since the 1960s. The study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed...

KRA hits a snag in chopping gamblers money : The Standard

Kenya Revenue Authority Headquarters in Nairobi (PHOTO: File) NAIROBI, KENYA: The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has hit a technical snag in its efforts to collect taxes amounting to more than Sh2.7 billion per month accruing from betting wins following a court order...

County denies authorising sand harvesting amid protests : The Standard

KWALE, KENYA: The County Government of Kwale has denied ever-authorising sand mining in the Diani ocean waters. This latest move has deepened controversy over industrial-scale sand mining off Diani beach by the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA). The harvesting is being carried out by a foreign company...

Tanzania eyes 10,000 MW power generation capacity by 2025 : The Standard

Reuters 24th Apr 2019 09:30:27 GMT +0300 Tanzania aims to have six times its current power generation capacity by 2025 through investment in thermal and renewable energy, deputy energy minister Subira Mgalu told parliament on Tuesday. The country boasts...

Crisis over shortage of paper : The Standard

The Government is unable to process birth certificates as a result of a paper shortage. This has complicated matters, especially for parents whose children need to join school. Death certificates, which are a requirement for families to carry out services such as transfer...

So you want to start a Podcast : The Standard

If you are a story-teller there is a good opportunity to turn that into a career. Now is a great time to start podcasting with millions turning to podcasts for entertainment. As with everything else, you need prior proper planning. Find your niche Create...

Investment 101: Ways to make passive income : The Standard

For many it would be a dream come true ifthey never have to work another day in their life. This is what passive income generating projects do - they allow you financial stability without spending your energy actively looking for money. Here...

Understanding Due Diligence : The Standard

Why are some of the people who pitch businesses on KCB Lions’ Den promised investments from the lions, but the deals don’t materialise after the show, with some not getting anything at all? What transpires? Thing is, while the Lions would want...

Windows keyboard shortcuts you must know : The Standard

You use your keyboard everyday but are you aware of numerous windows keyboard shortcuts that will help you breeze through your daily work? You might know some of them, but there are certainly some hidden gems that you wouldn’t have heard of...

King Kaka: Your Pace : The Standard

There is a Swahili saying that translates to ‘try out food at your neighbours’ before you declare your mother a top cook’. Over Easter holidays I visited Dubai. To say I was impressed by the place is an understatement. On our...

A look at Kenya’s small businesses

Looking back, I can say being passionate in what you do is rewarding in the end.

State proposes to pay for old electronics as waste piles up : The Standard

Kenyans could soon be paid for their old mobile phones and other electronic waste gathering dust in their homes. This comes as the Government pushes forward with a new e-waste policy that seeks to develop new solutions to deal with the tens...

Treasury to reveal economic data : The Standard

The National Treasury will on April 24 publish details on how the country’s economy performed last year. While it is expected to report much better growth compared to 2017, the depressed rains this year will dampen the party with 2019 prospects looking...

Firms set to get tax rebate on power use : The Standard

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, Industrialisation CS Peter Munya and US Ambassador Kyle McCarter at the opening of a Mars Wrigleys Confectionery factory. Manufacturers are set to save 30 per cent on energy costs after the adoption of new tax rebates...

Oppo launches new phone series : The Standard

Smartphone brand Oppo officially launched the F11 and F11 Pro range of high-end smartphones in the Kenyan market. The F11 series features a 48-megapixel (MP) image sensor to provide users with an improved night photography experience. In addition, the phone boasts an...

Raila departs for China : The Standard

Ex-Prime Minister Raila Odinga seen boarding plane (PHOTO: Courtesy) NAIROBI, KENYA: Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has departed for China to attend the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. In his official Facebook page, Raila said he would make...

Uganda receives planes in step to national carrier relaunch : The Standard

Reuters 23rd Apr 2019 16:30:41 GMT +0300 Uganda has received two passenger planes, a key step in the country’s efforts to relaunch its defunct national carrier and share in the region’s aviation business, which is dominated by Ethiopian Airlines and Kenyan...

Barclays explains cause of mysterious Murang’a branch fire : The Standard

Detectives at Murang'a Barclay's Bank after a mysterious fire (Photo:Boniface Gikandi) MURANGA, KENYA: A building housing Murang'a Branch of Barclay's Bank went up in flames, on Monday a day after three of the bank's branches in Nairobi lost Sh12million from their...

Transport paralysed in parts of Turkana over rains : The Standard

Heavy rains leave motorists stranded in parts of Turkana County LODWAR, KENYA: Transport was on Tuesday paralysed along Lodwar-Kakuma road in Turkana County following a heavy down pour. Motorists had to park their vehicles by the roadside as water cut through...

Conmen device new ways to extort Siaya entrepreneurs : The Standard

SIAYA, KENYA: Police are investigating an incident where conmen used the name of Siaya County commissioner Michael Ole Tialal to solicit for money from six business people. The conmen are said to have used an OCS to get the contacts of the businessmen...

I found Financial freedom in self-employment : The Standard

Ann Waithira Ngugi, 35 I was employed for four years and was on the same salary throughout, so I got frustrated and decided to quit my job and go into entrepreneurship. Part of the reason for this was that despite the rising cost...

Would you leave your partner for Sh1 million? : The Standard

Mirror 23rd Apr 2019 12:02:54 GMT +0300 Not many of us could be bribed to break up with our significant other, but one woman has revealed that she did just that when faced with the choice. The unnamed...
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