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Rebuilding Sigiri Bridge falls within the provisions of the contract agreement

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Contract breach: Unsupervised works led to Sigiri Bridge collapse

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Rangers pull out of KVF league citing financial problems

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Rebuilding Sigiri Bridge falls within the provisions of the contract agreement
Following the collapse of the Sigiri Bridge in Busia county early this year, the contractor has embarked on building the structure afresh, and in strict adherence to the conditions of contract and risk management provisions therein. The project was conceptualised under the Design, Build and Maintain concept. The tender invitation from Kenya Rural Roads Authority went out on September 2014, for which contractors registered by the National Construction Authority were eligible to bid   Read More ...
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Contract breach: Unsupervised works led to Sigiri Bridge collapse
Following the collapse of the Sigiri Bridge in Busia County early this year, the contractor has embarked on building the structure afresh, and in strict adherence to the conditions of contract and risk management provisions therein. The Sigiri Bridge project was conceptualised under the Design, Build and Maintain concept. The tender invitation from Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) went out in September 2014, for which contractors registered by the National Construction Authority were eligible to bid and an evaluation undertaken by professionals to ensure value for money in accordance with Public, Procurement and Disposal Act   Read More ...
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Traders ask Kenya to lift ban on Uganda poultry products
Traders in Busia County have asked the Kenyan government to lift a ban on imports of poultry products from Uganda. The Kenyan government in mid-January banned the imports following the outbreak of avian flu in the country. They said Uganda had lifted its ban two weeks ago and they wondered why Kenyan authorities have not lifted the ban yet “After doing a thorough risk assessment, Uganda confirmed there is no   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Western |  Busia |  Uganda | 
Upcountry branches prop up Nakumatt’s back to school sales
Retailer Nakumatt Holdings has confirmed that its upcountry branches have continued to lift its top line sales as the Back-to-School season gets underway. The retailer’s outlets in Nanyuki, Meru Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia, Eldoret, Kitale, Nakuru, and the entire Coast region have continued to post good customer footfall in the New Year. With an early Form One reporting phase this year, Nakumatt expects the Back to School shopping traffic to persist   Read More ...
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Seven new firms get sugar milling licence
Seven new sugar millers have been registered in what will further cut the government’s production stake as Kenya prepares to open its market to unlimited imports from the regional trade bloc Comesa. The sugar regulator says it has registered Pall Mall Sugar (Siaya), Cherry (Busia), Opapo (Homa Bay), West Kenya (Ole-Pito) and Busia Sugar Industries Limited in Busia. Others are West Kenya Sugar Company subsidiary in Bungoma County and Dominion   Read More ...
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Tsetse eradication council names new CEO
Tsetse eradication council names new CEO Teso South MP Mary Emase gestures to the KenTTEC Chairman Dr. David Wanyonyi during a courtesy call at KenTTEC Headquarters to familiarise with KenTTEC activities and to foster relations in a bid to seek partnership. The Kenya Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Council (KenTTEC) has named Dr Pamela Olet as its new Chief Executive Officer. Olet has been in this position, in acting capacity, since   Read More ...
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Ecobank marks nine branches for closure in digital business plan
Pan-African lender Ecobank will be closing nearly a third of its branches by end of April next year as it seeks to push business through digital channels. They are Chambers, Ongata Rongai, Gikomba, Embakasi, Thika Road Mall (TRM), Meru, Kitale, Busia and Malindi branches. Ecobank will remain with 20 operating branches. “The decision to close the nine branches was arrived at early this year after we reviewed our business operating   Read More ...
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Otuoma dismisses alleged link to Sh791m loss of NYS funds
Funyula MP Paul Otuoma on Thursday denied claims that he was involved in the pilfering of Sh791 million of National Youth Service funds. While appearing before a parliamentary committee on Wednesday, former NYS Deputy Director Adan Harakhe said a company owned by a close relative of Dr Otuoma won a tender. According to Mr Harakhe, Dr Otuoma used his influence when he was the minister for Youth and Sports to   Read More ...
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Rangers pull out of KVF league citing financial problems
Forest Rangers men’s team have pulled out of the ongoing Kenya Volleyball Federation national league citing financial constraints. The team has so far featured in only two legs —Busia and Nakuru. Club’s team manager, James Wachira said they are doing everything possible to ensure they return to the league next season. He said, “It’s sad we will not complete what we had started. We were aiming to return to the   Read More ...
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Busia’s dairy farmers milk benefits of ‘achak’ weed
Henry Musungu walks the breadth and width of his one-acre farm in Busia County plucking the leaves of a weed. From afar, one may think he is clearing his farm of the unwanted plants. But he has use for them. Until two years ago, Euphorbia heterophyllus popularly known as achak in local dialect was considered a wild poisonous plant. But for Mr Musungu, the plant acts as a component of   Read More ...
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Low imports push maize prices by 10% up
Kenya mainly imports maize from Uganda and Tanzania but since the start of the year, imports into Kenya have been few. Data from the East African Grain Council's Regional Agricultural Trade Intelligence Network (Ratin) showed Monday that traders were importing about 100 metric tonnes of maize into Kenya each day. The imports mainly from Uganda through Busia and Lwakhakha border points sometimes have gone down to 10 metric tonnes, from   Read More ...
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Flood disaster management project now launched
Flood disaster management project now launched African Development Bank and Maseno University have launched a project to help assess the risk posed by floods in Bunyala and Busia counties. Maseno University’s Public Research and Innovations Director Prof Mathew Dida said they intend to develop a system to help residents manage risks and disasters associated with floods in Budalang’i. State institutions in Busia and other stakeholders will also be trained   Read More ...
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Malaba, Busia one-stop border posts works set to end by July
Construction of Malaba and Busia border posts is set for completion in July and May respectively, easing clearance of cargo and passengers between Kenya and Uganda. Currently the entry points are characterised by tedious clearance procedures at both sides often leading to delays and congestion. But the posts which comprise a modern immigration centre, police post, custom booths, custom clearance block, animal house, dog kennels, gate house and a furnace   Read More ...
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Counties in race to construct buildings for medical equipment
Isaac Wanjala’s 12-year-old son fell during a physical education lesson in school last month. He fractured his collar bone. His distraught father, a resident of Nambale, rushed him to Busia Referral Hospital. He was given painkillers at the casualty wing and referred to the X-ray department for further medical scans. But the X-ray machine had broken down weeks ago. “I had travelled 40 kilometres from my village for my son   Read More ...
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Health officials accused of bribery in yellow fever checks at border
Public health officials at the Busia and Malaba border points have been accused of seeking bribes to allow travellers without yellow fever certificates to enter or exit the country. The officers had resorted to using brokers to identify those willing to pay some money for them to be cleared for travel. Hundreds of passengers were stranded at the border posts for lack of the certificates. Some of them were forced   Read More ...
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Western: Japan to set up first omena processing factory in Kenya
. The Japanese government will construct a Sh8 million omena-processing factory in Budalangi. Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony in Marenga, Deputy Ambassador Mikio Mori said the factory was being set up to aid self-help groups.“Since 1989, the Japanese government has been providing funds to community self-help groups in Kenya. This project aims at empowering them economically. I hope when the factory is completed, it will process fish, rice and even   Read More ...
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Nakumatt opens third store acquired from Yako Ltd
Nakumatt Supermarkets has opened the twelfth Western Kenya store in Kakamega town, completing the remodelling of the three supermarkets acquired from Yako Ltd.The other two stores bought from Yako Ltd in Busia and Bungoma are already operational.The acquisition and remodelling of the three stores cost Sh260 million.Opening of Nakumatt Midtown branch adds to the retail chain’s branch network as it strives to stay ahead of fierce competitors Tuskys, Naivas and   Read More ...
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Indian firm’s bid to build Sh3.3bn Busia sugar mill stalls over Nema petition
An Indian multinational’s plan to construct a Sh3.3 billion factory in Busia has stalled after an activist filed a petition against the facility before the Nema appeals board.   Read More ...
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Investigate mismanagement of ward development funds, lobby urges EACC - Corporate News
A Busia community group Thursday called for an audit of how MCAs spend ward development funds.   Read More ...
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Nakumatt acquires Yako Supermarkets
Regional retailer, Nakumatt Holdings, has successfully acquired Yako Supermarkets setting the stage for its enhanced expansion in Western Kenya. The acquisition follows regulatory approval by the Competition Authority of Kenya and will allow Nakumatt to make a fresh entry to Busia and Bungoma, towns. Nakumatt Holdings, Regional Operations and Strategy   Read More ...
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1,000 Busia health staff strike paralyses services
Essential services at Busia county Referral Hospital were paralysed yesterday when more than 1,000 health workers went on strike. The Kenya National Union of Nurses, Busia county chairperson Isaiah Omondi said key issues of concern were non-remittance of statutory deductions for NHIF, Helb, loans and promotion of health workers. Speaking to the press, Omondi said   Read More ...
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Suppliers saddled with debts due to late payment by counties
In Busia, the county government owes suppliers Sh100 million.   Read More ...
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Posta targets passenger bus service to shore up courier business revenue
Corporation awaits licence to operate two buses on Nairobi-Busia route.   Read More ...
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Court declines to overturn tribunal order in sugar factory row
The High Court in Busia has declined to issue an injunction against a National Environment Tribunal order halting the construction of a sugar factory in Busia pending the determination of an appeal filed before it. Justice S.M. Kibunja found that the court would infringe on the mandate of the tribunal should   Read More ...
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Sugar directorate halts new Busia miller
West Kenya Sugar Company has been denied a second milling factory in Busia County.   Read More ...
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Construction of sugar firm put on hold
The construction of a sugar factory on the banks of River Sio in Busia County has been stopped by the National Environment Tribunal.   Read More ...
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Busia Sugar factory plans suffer setback in licence row
National Environment Tribunal temporarily stops the construction of Busia Sugar Industries.   Read More ...
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Tribunal stops construction of Sh1.3bn sugar factory in Busia
This follows an appeal challenging its establishment and award of a licence by the National Environmental Management Agency (Nema).   Read More ...
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Busia crash plane owner’s Sh1.4bn award is upheld
The airline whose plane was involved in a crash that killed former Labour minister Ahmad Mohammed Khalid in 2003 has scored a big win after its Sh1.4 billion compensation award for wrongful cancellation of its operating licence was upheld by the Court of Appeal.   Read More ...
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Kenya Power takes cheap energy to Busia
By HENRY ANDANJE Kenya Power will spend Sh37 million to connect electricity for over 600 residents of Butula constituency in Busia county, managing director Dr Ben Chumo has said. He said the company is implementing a special programme which will enable area residents get connected to electricity at affordable cost. Chumo was speaking at Sikura   Read More ...
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Busia students to share Sh55million bursaries
THE Busia government has set aside Sh55 million for bursaries this financial year. Education executive Azida Ali said this year’s allocation is Sh5 million more than last year's. She said 9,000 students will benefit, up from 8,776 students last year. Addressing the press in her office on Friday, Ali said no child will stay out of school because of fees. She said the deadline for collecting application forms is January 30. The forms should be returned by February 6. Vetting of applicants will run between February 10 and 14. Ali said beneficiaries will be notified between February 14 and 25 and...   Read More ...
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10,000km road plan gathers pace as northern zone shunned
Firms present technical and financial bids to build the 720 kilometres of roads in Kitui, Mombasa, Busia and Nakuru counties.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Coast |  Mombasa |  Eastern |  Kitui |  Rift Valley |  Nakuru |  Western |  Busia | 
Senate asked to help get back millions in Bungoma
Busia County Assembly has written to the Senate seeking help to get back the Sh566 million that was erroneously allocated to Bungoma County in 2013/14 financial year.   Read More ...
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