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New coconut variety springs hope for farmers
The first consignment of 6,000 hybrid coconut seeds from India has been shipped into the country, eliciting hopes for thousands of coconut farmers around the coast region.   Read More ...
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Race to save Timbuktu’s ancient manuscripts
Timbuktu, was a free society, a nexus of faith and intellect, African and the Arab Maghreb. Timbuktu was a place of astronomy, algebra, medicine, music and poetry, to mention but a few, a scholarship hub of the 16th Century with as many as 100,000 residents with a quarter of them students. Their manuscripts came in a variety of calligraphic texts, on various materials with different colours   Read More ...
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Keep politics out of golf to avoid tarnishing league
The events above sour the taste of the league, they tarnish the league and the game of golf and every golfer of goodwill must resist any attempts to introduce politics akin only to Kenyan football into the game of golf. The game is in danger, and the culprits are well known. The ethics and culture in golf will not allow them to savour this bitter victory in comfort   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Golf | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Art holiday in Venice
Venice Biennale! It had been my dream to see it this year now that Kenyan artists had finally gotten there. Having family in Vicenza, the beautiful city founded by the Italian architect Andrea Palladio in the mid-1500s, I was fortunate to fly into Venice (via Doha) with assurance I’d have a place to stay.   Read More ...
Categories: Entertainment & Arts | 
Tags: The Arts | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
How retail sector can improve links with customers
Kenya’s retail sector is poised for a digital explosion that will significantly improve interactions between customers and retailers, opening new opportunities in the field of e-commerce and payments.   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Corporate |  Enterprises |  Customers | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Sacked magistrate wants her job back
A former magistrate sacked over allegations of financial impropriety at her station has sued the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) for the dismissal. Beatrice Nyambune Mosiria wants the JSC to quash her February 9 dismissal letter and have her reinstated.   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Judiciary |  Judicial Officers |  Magistrates | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Uhuru all-male meeting sparks social media fury
A photo of a near all-male meeting chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta at Harambee House to discuss the future of the economy has sparked anger online.   Read More ...
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Ouko queries Sh1.2 million lunch for MCAs
Auditor-General Edward Ouko has raised queries on the Sh1.2 million awarded to Vihiga MCAs for lunch when they attended various sittings at the assembly headquarters in Majengo.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya | 
Treasury bypasses MPs to release Sh5 billion for striking lecturers
The Treasury has skipped parliamentary approval and released Sh5.28 billion to meet the pay demands of university lecturers who have been on strike since November 1.   Read More ...
Categories: Education | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Pay delays as eight counties yet to get cash from Treasury
Eight counties are yet to receive a cent from the Treasury in the first four months of the financial year to October.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya | 
Nasa MPs paralyse Parliament committees
Nasa has defied Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka’s directive that they submit names of its members who will sit in the various committees.   Read More ...
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Push for city hospital to free patients held over bills
Two civil society groups are demanding the release of 12 patients detained at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital for inability to pay their medical bills, saying detention of patients is against the law.   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi | 
Microsoft, policy adviser to host digital talk series
Software giant Microsoft has partnered with international strategy and policy advisory firm Dalberg to enable experts to meet and discuss digital transformation.   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Corporate |  Companies |  Enterprises | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Barclays goes digital as net profit slumps 12pc
Barclays Kenya #ticker:BBK is looking to innovation and digitisation to cut costs and increase revenue after its net profit declined by 12 per cent to Sh5.3 billion in the first nine months of the year.   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Corporate |  Enterprises |  Profits |  Net profits | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Pwani Oil targets hospitality sector with special soap
Consumer goods manufacturer Pwani Oil has expanded its range of goods catering for the hospitality industry with the production of small-sized, round-shaped hotel soaps.   Read More ...
Categories: Business |  Travel & Recreation | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Local firms earn Sh16bn on supplies to Kenya Power
Local manufacturers are some of the biggest beneficiaries of Kenya Power’s projects in the year to June, having supplied it with materials worth Sh15.6 billion.   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Corporate |  Companies |  Enterprises | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Slow fresh produce paper work costs airlines millions
Cargo airlines are paying out millions of shillings to customers due to what they term as stringent Kenya Plant Inspectorate Service (Kephis) approvals delaying export of perishable goods.   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Markets |  Stock Markets |  Financial Markets | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Treasury raises Sh42bn from oversubscribed infrastructure bond
The government has raised Sh42.02 billion against a target of Sh30 billion from this month’s seven-year infrastructure bond, representing a subscription of 153 per cent.   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Markets |  Stock Markets |  Financial Markets | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
KPC pension to build Sh900m Kitengela estate
Kenya Pipeline Company Pension Scheme is set to make its first real estate investment of Sh900 million in a 101-maisonette gated community in Kitengela.   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Markets |  Stock Markets |  Financial Markets | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Kitengela | 
Undiscovered charm in Ol Tukai Lodge
Ol Tukai is named for the palm trees that provide the only shade to be had in these areas and whose fronds fall like grey skirts, hiding all manner of baboon mischief. In Ol Tukai, baboons are the naughty younger brothers with whom you must live.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Ol Tukai | 
NIC profit falls marginally on interest income slump
Mid-tier lender NIC Bank’s #ticker:NIC net profit slid by 1.3 per cent to Sh3.32 billion in the first nine months of the year due to a slump in interest income, the bank’s financial result show.   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
'Robin Hood' performance wows children and adults alike
Aperture Africa productions has been consistent since I first saw their grand performance of The Jungle Book, the musical just a year ago.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya | 
Safaricom orders firm to refund customers overcharged on checking KCPE results
Safaricom #ticker:SCOM has ordered a firm to refund more than Sh10.6 million to customers who were billed more than once to check Standard Eight examination results following a technical hitch.   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Corporate |  Companies |  Enterprises |  Customers | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Coffee price drops marginally as quality beans trickle into market
Coffee prices at the Nairobi weekly auction dropped marginally in this week’s sale as quality beans from central Kenya trickled slowly into the market.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Nairobi | 
Ministry says to push Dar for joint EU export deal during visit
Kenya will use this month’s meeting with Tanzania to push Dar es Salaam to sign the European market access agreement as the country fights to save its.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Europe | 
Unclaimed assets hit Sh31.3bn as firms surrender securities
The Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority (Ufaa) said the rise follows surrender of 75.71 million shares worth Sh3.65 billion held by custodial agents at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), bringing the total shares held to 317 million worth Sh20.96 billion as at November 8.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Nairobi | 
IFC opens corporate governance training for firm directors, managers
Directors and top managers are set to undergo a voluntary two-day refresher training on new corporate governance rules from November 30 amid rising.   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Report says fintech firms top financial sector disruptors
Local companies have rapidly adopted fintech strategies as they drive innovation for products and services to meet customer expectations and maximise.   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Finance | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Disruptors hold key to insurance industry growth
Lack of innovation in this era of digitisation is partly to blame for the low insurance penetration in Kenya and the continent.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya | 
Only seven public schools make it to the top 100 list in KCPE
Only seven public schools made it to the list of the best 100 schools in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination.   Read More ...
Categories: Education | 
Tags: Schools |  Public Schools |  Education systems |  8:4:4 | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Mombasa Cement to double output at its Athi River plant
Mombasa Cement has unveiled plans to double annual production volume to 3.2 million metric tonnes, making it the latest manufacturer to crank up capacity despite the recent cooling off of the construction sector.   Read More ...
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Maize and SGR imports raise trade deficit by Sh216 billion
Kenya’s trade deficit widened by Sh215.6 billion in the first eight months of the year as the cost of maize and rail imports soared amidst flat export earnings.   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Markets |  Trade |  Imports |  Trade deficit | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
KenGen tariff about-turn saves power consumers higher bills
Power producer KenGen #ticker:KEGN has abandoned its bid to raise the price at which it sells hydropower to Kenya Power, sparing homes and businesses steep power bills.   Read More ...
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Firms say suppliers flouting 40pc local-buy directive
Crafty domestic suppliers have frustrated the June 2015 presidential directive to State organs to outsource at least 40 per cent of products locally, manufacturers said on Wednesday.   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Corporate |  Enterprises |  Suppliers | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Man loses 7-year battle with Equity Bank over M-Kesho
A man claiming to have invented the concept of saving money on a mobile phone before the idea was allegedly stolen by Equity Bank #ticker:EQTY has lost a seven-year court battle.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya | 
Mailu appoints heads of Afya House bodies
Health secretary Cleopa Mailu has gazetted two new appointments at the ministry, including the fresh mandate of Dr Nduku Kilonzo as director of the National Aids Control Council (NACC).   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Corporate |  Enterprises | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
NBK faces biggest hit in KQ debt deal
Commercial banks in the Kenya Airways debt restructuring deal may have lost an equivalent of eight per cent of their annualised net profit.   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Corporate |  Enterprises | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Firefox upgrades search engine for faster browsing
Web browser Firefox has upgraded its search engine offering faster and more responsive connections with additional privacy features as it seeks to draw back users who have migrated to Google’s Chrome and Apple’s Safari over the last decade.   Read More ...
Categories: Technology | 
Tags: Web |  Web Browsers |  Firefox |  Search Engines | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Kenya’s vast potential for app creation waiting to be tapped
Kenya’s ICT infrastructure offers immense opportunities for people with skills in app creation. Experts note that this can provide income for jobless people hence helping to reduce the country’s high unemployment rate of over 40 per cent.   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Corporate |  Enterprises | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa | 
Twiga Chemicals clinches Company of Year top award
Blowplast’s Kaizen co-ordinator Charanjeet Singh scooped the 2017 Manager of the Year award while the first runner’s-up award went to Twiga Chemical Industries Crop Protection and Animal Health General Manager James Mwangi.   Read More ...
Categories: Business | 
Tags: Corporate |  Companies |  Enterprises | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Twiga |