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High demand due to drop in production raises coffee earnings

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Two level four hospitals in Embu owe suppliers Sh16m, want help to pay debt

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High demand due to drop in production raises coffee earnings
High demand due to drop in production raises coffee earnings Coffee management services Managing Director Kamau Kuria (centre) and Murue coffee society chairman John Maruku during the opening of Sh8.9 million office block at Kavutiri in Embu County. (PHOTO: JOSEPH MUCHIRI/STANDARD) Coffee farmers are set to cash in on higher prices following a drop in production owing to the December 2015 El Nino rains. Coffee Management Services (CMS) Managing Director   Read More ...
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Eastern: Embu church to get funds for varsity from Korean firm
Embu church to get funds for varsity from Korean firm Kenya Anglican University education board members led by Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti (left) and officials ACK Diocese of Embu meet officials of Korean multinational Global Capital Ventures on Saturday at Kanyumbora, Embu County on November 19, 2016. The university management has secured Sh15 billion funding from South Korean investors for construction of the institution. (PHOTO: JOSEPH MUCHIRI/STANDARD) The management of   Read More ...
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What makes Mount Kenya region the coveted real estate destination
Mount Kenya region, away from Kiambu, is emerging as a major real estate investment destination as gated residential estates, holiday homes, hotels, adventure parks and golf courses at various stages of development dot the landscape. The region comprising Murang’a, Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Laikipia, Embu and Meru now has the largest development pipeline, according to a recent Cytonn Investment real estate report. Meru and Nanyuki, for example, have been identified as a   Read More ...
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Building of 12 km road using cheap Malaysian technology suspended
The Embu government has suspended the construction of the 12.2 kilometre Kibugu road using the cheap Malaysian probase technology. Infrastructure executive Suleiman Nthiga told the County Assembly on Wednesday that he had received an order from the Ministry of Roads directing them to revert to conventional tarmacking material and process. Mr Nthiga said they had built 5.8 kilometres of the road at Sh195 million, adding that the remaining portion would   Read More ...
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Sri-Lanka firm stops award of Sh3.5bn KTDA power tenders
A Sri-Lanka based firm has alleged bias in the tendering and eventual award of the proposed Sh3.5 billion tender for power projects in Kericho, Bomet and Embu counties. Hydropower International (PVT) Ltd on Thursday filed an urgent application and obtained temporarily orders stopping the project owners, Kenya Tea Development Agency (Holdings) Ltd and its subsidiary, Kenya Tea Development Agency Power Company Ltd, from proceeding to sign any contract in relation   Read More ...
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Two level four hospitals in Embu owe suppliers Sh16m, want help to pay debt
Two level four hospitals in Embu county owe their suppliers more than Sh16 million. They have since withdrawn their services. Ishiara Level 4 Hospital which serves Mbeere North subcounty owes suppliers more than Sh6 million. The managers are seeking help from the county government to bail them out. Siakago Level 4 Hospital owes suppliers more than Sh10 million. Embu Health chief officer Francis Ndwiga said efforts are being made to   Read More ...
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Embu Airstrip upgrade set to cost Sh10bn, says governor Wambora
Plans are underway to upgrade Embu Airstrip into a modern airport. The renovation, Governor Martin Wambora has said, will cost Sh10 billion. Mr Wambora said his administration was working with the national government to extend the airstrip at Don Bosco and transform the airstrip to international standards. A group of foreign investors, he said, had agreed to refurbish the airstrip for commercial purposes. He said the Ministry of Transport was   Read More ...
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Embu woman who defrauded trader of Sh1m released
Embu woman who defrauded trader of Sh1m released A woman convicted of defrauding a businessman of Sh1 million was released after she committed to pay back the money. Faith Kadogo Cingau produced a title deed of a three-acre piece of land belonging to her sister valued at Sh1.5 million as a bond to secure her release, then promised to deposit Sh1.1 million money to the Embu businessman's bank account in   Read More ...
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Traders in demo to protest standards body crackdown
Embu traders demonstrate to protest Kenya bureau of standard crackdowns EMBU, KENYA: Businesses came to a standstill in Embu town as traders took to the streets to protest alleged harassment by Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) officials on Wednesday. They saie the officials arrested traders and forced many business closed during a crackdown on fake and counterfeit goods. County Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Samuel Kanyi decried the harassment   Read More ...
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Uchumi closes 5 loss-making branches, lays off 253 staff
Uchumi Supermarkets has announced the closure of five branches in Kenya as part of its efforts to cut costs. The NSE-listed retailer on Monday announced it is shutting down loss-making outlets located in Nairobi’s Taj Mall, Embu, Eldoret, Nakuru and Kisii. The closures will see 253 staff rendered redundant and laid off. The firm's chief executive Julius Kipng’etich defended the shock move even as the loss-making retailer is implementing a   Read More ...
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Uchumi sacks 253 workers as it closes outlets
Uchumi Supermarkets Monday sacked 253 employees after closing five loss-making outlets in Kenya in a move to cut costs and increase efficiency. The Nairobi-bourse listed retailer said the branch closures and redundancies will see it make monthly savings of Sh40 million as the affected outlets were perennially in the red. The outlets closed Monday include Nairobi’s Taj Mall, Embu, Eldoret, Nakuru and Kisii, making Uchumi the country’s smallest tier-one supermarket   Read More ...
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Uproar in Embu as Uchumi supermarket closes branch
EMBU, KENYA: Uchumi Supermarkets has closed its branch in Embu, sending staff, suppliers and residents into panic mode. Tens of staff members were stranded on reporting to duty Monday morning only to find doors of the retail chain store closed with just two guards manning the compound. A poster nailed on the door of the supermarket reportedly authored by the management but unsigned and unstamped tried to give light into   Read More ...
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Uproar after Uchumi supermarket closes Embu branch
EMBU, KENYA: Uchumi Supermarkets has closed its branch in Embu, sending staff, suppliers and residents into panic mode. Tens of staff members were stranded on reporting to duty Monday morning only to find doors of the retail chain store closed with just two guards manning the compound. A poster nailed on the door of the supermarket reportedly authored by the management but unsigned and unstamped tried to give light into   Read More ...
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Embu County to establish coffee milling and processing factory
Coffee farmers in Embu County are expected to fetch more returns from their produce with the establishment of a milling and processing factory at Kavutiri.   Read More ...
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Embu farming-rich zones to get 100km roads in next 2 years
Embu County will from next month kick off construction of a 100-kilometre county road circuit at a cost Sh3.5 billion   Read More ...
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Airtel opens new shop in Embu
Airtel Kenya has opened a new Airtel shop in Embu town. This is part of the company’s aggressive expansion and upgrade plan of its customer service centres in order to enhance convenience of reach of a wide range of mobile solutions and service for its customers countrywide. In a statement,   Read More ...
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Airtel Customers in Embu to access Airtel services more conveniently
Airtel Kenya has opened a new Airtel shop in Embu town. This is part of the company’s aggressive expansion and upgrade plan of its customer service centres in order to enhance convenience of reach of a wide range of mobile solutions and service for its customers countrywide.   Read More ...
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Embu women to receive business training
The women are being trained on marketing, record keeping, stock taking, costing, proper customer care and purchasing.   Read More ...
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Traders deny Embu Sh0.2m daily in market revamp row
Traders refuse to pay levies over failure to upgrade Kiritiri Market.   Read More ...
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KRA destroys counterfeits goods worth Sh60mn
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) on Thursday destroyed counterfeit excisable goods worth Sh60 million. The goods comprising of wines, spirits and cigarettes were recently seized from unscrupulous traders in Nakuru, Eldoret, Nyeri and Embu. “KRA has decided to enhance its market surveillance operations to ensure that traders adhere to rules and   Read More ...
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Embu Farmers Society to start milling, processing and packaging their coffee
Embu Farmers Society will now start milling, processing and packaging their coffee after receiving a 90 million shillings loan from the commodities fund to purchase a coffee milling machine for its milling factory. The milling factory, which is being set up at Kavutiri in Embu North Sub County, will enable the farmers to sell coffee at the best prices and avoid being exploited by middlemen.From:Kbc KenyaViews:4 0ratingsTime:02:56More inNews & Politics   Read More ...
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Coffee Business: Embu farmers to mill, process and pack their coffee
Embu Farmers Society will now start milling, processing and packaging their coffee after receiving a 90 million shillings loan from the commodities fund to purchase a coffee milling machine for its milling factory. The milling factory, which is being set up at Kavutiri Market in Embu North Sub County, will enable the farmers to sell coffee at the best prices and avoid being exploited by middlemen.For more news visit http://www   Read More ...
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Embu county to buy 1,060 tanks for schools
The Embu government will distribute more than 1,060 water tanks of 12,000-litre capacity each to all public schools and institutions. Acting county secretary Raymond Kinyua yesterday said the programme dubbed Water for Children will ensure all public primary and secondary schools, health facilities and markets get the tanks. Speaking in his office, Kinyua said the plastic tanks will cost Sh103 million   Read More ...
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