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Sacked CECs are signatories to bank accounts

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Curfew is hurting our businesses traders

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Pastoralist leaders call for privatisation of Kenya Meat Commission

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Sacked CECs are signatories to bank accounts
SUMMARY Counties that have fired county executives for finance may not be able to draw any money, after the CBK issued regulations to guide the change of signatories CBK announced that the CEC member for finance and the current signatories are still authorised to transact and are accountable for the operations of those accounts until advised otherwise Affected counties are Nakuru, Mandera, Kwale, Elgeyo Maralwet, Taita Taveta, Nyeri, West Pokot and Uasin Gishu The chaotic transition that has seen new governors sack executives is expected to paralyse financial operations in some counties   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Kwale |  Mandera |  Nyeri |  Nakuru | 
Elders pressure MCAs to reverse rejection of Sh1.7bn mini-budget
Elders in Mandera County have waded into the controversy over Members of the County Assembly’s rejection of Sh1.7 billion supplementary budget.   Read More ...
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Tags: Corporate |  Enterprises | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Mandera | 
Safaricom says destruction of masts denies farmers information
Safaricom chief executive Bob Collymore says continued destruction of the company’s telecommunication masts in northern Kenya counties has slowed down its efforts to use mobile platform to share agricultural information with small-scale farmers. Mr Collymore said the telco incurred huge losses after six masts were destroyed in different parts of Mandera, Garissa and other counties along the Kenya-Somalia border in recent months. Suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists destroyed Safaricom and Orange masts   Read More ...
Categories: Farming |  Business | 
Tags: Farmers |  Corporate |  Enterprises | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  HOA |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Garissa |  Mandera |  North EA | 
Safaricom expresses concern over ‘huge’ losses from vandalised masts
Safaricom chief executive Bob Collymore says the company continues to suffer huge losses due to vandalism of its telecommunication masts in northern Kenya. Mr Collymore said six telecommunication masts have been destroyed in different parts of Mandera, Garissa and other counties on the Kenya-Somalia border in terrorist attacks in the last few months. On Monday night, suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists destroyed Safaricom and Orange telecommunication masts in Kotulo, Mandera County. Earlier   Read More ...
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Tags: Corporate |  Enterprises |  Losses | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  HOA |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Garissa |  Wajir |  Mandera |  Kotulo |  North EA | 
Curfew is hurting our businesses traders
Traders in Mandera say they have incurred huge losses since the dawn-to-dusk curfew was imposed. The government ordered the curfew after 18 people were killed in two terrorists attacks by al Shabaab in a span of three weeks in October. Mandera businessman Hassan Mohammed said they close their businesses as early as 4pm to beat the curfew. “It starts at 6pm and we have to close our businesses two hours   Read More ...
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Tags: Markets |  Suppliers | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Mandera | 
Governor says Mandera power outages putting off investors
Mandera governor Ali Roba has blamed poor power supply for the low level of investment in the county. Mr Roba said investors were giving the county a wide berth because of outages. Mandera is not connected to the national grid and Kenya Power uses diesel-powered generators in the region with high temperatures. The erratic power supply has compounded the insecurity challenge in the county as terrorists take advantage of the   Read More ...
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Tags: Corporate |  Enterprises |  Investments |  Investors | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Mandera | 
Mandera traders funding Al-Shabaab, officer warns
Mandera traders funding Al-Shabaab, officer warns Al Shabaab is receiving funding from businessmen in Mandera County, County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia (pictured) has now warned. Mr Shisia said the government had received intelligence that the businesses were paying taxes and protection fees to the terror gang domesticated in troubled Somalia. He accused some members of the community of frustrating the fight against terror and promised swift action. “Anyone who is in   Read More ...
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Tags: Markets |  Suppliers | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  HOA |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Mandera |  North EA | 
2017 polls nominees selection splits Mandera elders council
A section of elders in Mandera now wants the Garre Council of Elders dissolved and new members appointed in December ahead of the 2017 General Election. They say the Takaba Declaration made last Sunday by the elders, in which preferred candidates for various elective positions in the 2017 polls were picked, lacks the backing of any Kenyan law and goes against the Garre Charter signed before the 2013 General Election.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Mandera | 
Canadian firm steps up Kenyan oil exploration
Canadian-owned Simba Energy is set to conclude seismic surveys in Wajir, northern Kenya June as it steps up oil and gas exploration in the block situated in the Anza and Mandera basin. Chairman Gagan Goel said Wednesday that the firm was hopeful of a considerable find in the area. “The testing is ongoing and we remain extremely confident in the prospects for Block 2A,” said Mr Goel in a statement.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Wajir |  Mandera |  Americas |  North America | 
Simba Energy starts survey on Mandera block in two weeks
Pan-African oil and gas explorer Simba Energy will in a fortnight launch a survey of its Mandera Block 2A concession in preparation for drilling this year. The 2D seismic survey is expected to offer clearer estimate of the oil reserves and confirm the high quality oil of the block. The new survey is part of an agreement with the JV partner Essel that acquired equity in the block last year   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Mandera | 
Philips plans Mandera healthcare centre to reduce cost burden
Technology firm, Philips, has announced plans to set up a Community Life Centre (CLC) in Mandera as part of its investment in the low-income regions of Africa. Under the CLC concept, Philips hopes to create a community hub where technology such as solar power, LED-lighting and low-cost health equipment can be used to deliver affordable healthcare. Philips East Africa general manager Roelof Assies said the project being rolled out in   Read More ...
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Tags: Corporate |  Costs | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Mandera | 
Senate orders probe into county govt's expenditure
The Senate has recommended investigations into Mandera County government’s procurement process based on a report alleging that millions of shillings have been lost. Based on a report presented on the Senate Floor on April 28, the Senate Standing Committee on Finance, Commerce and Budget recommended that the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) starts a probe into the procurement process of leasing ambulances from Red Cross, in 2014. Sh60 million had   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Mandera | 
Pastoralist leaders call for privatisation of Kenya Meat Commission
Leaders from 14 pastoralist counties have urged the national government to privatise the Kenya Meat Commission (KMC), saying such a move would help revive it.The leaders have urged officials to immediately start identifying a strategic investor to inject adequate funding into the company.Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow, the president of the Pastoralist Leaders Summit, said the investor would secure and establish a market for livestock particularly from the pastoralists regions.The leaders   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Mandera | 
Pastoralist leaders call for privatisation of Kenya Meat Commission
Leaders from 14 pastoralist counties have called for the privatisation of the Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) saying such a move would help revive it.The leaders have urged the national government to immediately commence the process of identifying a strategic investor to inject adequate funding into the company.The president of the Pastoralist Leaders’ Summit and Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow said the investor would secure and establish a market for livestock particularly   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Mandera | 
Pastoralist leaders call for privatisation of Kenya Meat Commission
Leaders from 14 pastoralist counties have called for the privatisation of the Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) saying such a move would help revive it.The leaders have urged the national government to immediately commence the process of identifying a strategic investor to inject adequate funding into the company.The president of the Pastoralist Leaders’ Summit and Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow said the investor would secure and establish a market for livestock particularly   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Mandera | 
Ministry gives the nod for thermal plant in Mandera
An emergency 2 megawatt (MW) thermal plant is set to be installed in Mandera to help tackle an acute shortage of electricity that has pushed many investors and businesses out of the area.   Read More ...
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Tags: Corporate | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Mandera | 
New airstrip launched in Mandera to spur domestic air travel
The Elwak airstrip sits on a ten-kilometre parcel of land with a runway that is two kilometres long and thirty metres wide.   Read More ...
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Tags: Corporate | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Mandera | 
Mandera investors flee region due to frequent power cuts
Frequent power rationing in Mandera has adversely affected county operations and driven away investors from the region, Ali Roba, the governor, has said.   Read More ...
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Tags: Corporate |  Investments |  Investors | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Mandera | 
MANDERA COUNTY YOUTH LEADER WANTS EACC TO INVESTIGATE SHILLING 1.6B ALLOCATED FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN THIS CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR 2015/2016
In the financial year 2013/2014 the assembly passed 60 million for the health department to buy ambulances for Mandera county government but the department of health have hired six (6) Toyota land cruiser ambulance from the Kenya red cross and the department is paying 600,000 per vehicle every month that will bring a total of   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Mandera | 
Give counties more money, say senators
By Dinah Ondari @dinahondari The controversy surrounding the Division of Revenue Bill 2015 yesterday continued to rage even as senators maintained that more funds should be allocated to counties. Senators led by Finance committee chair Billow Kerrow (Mandera) told the mediation committee set up to seek consensus between the National Assembly and Senate on the   Read More ...
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Tags: Money |  Finance | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Mandera | 
Senate Finance team probes Kiambu levies
THE Senate Committee on Finance will today begin investigating the controversial taxes in Kiambu county.The committee chaired by Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow will collect views from wananchi before making recommendations on the legality of the county’s Finance Act.Traders have protested against the hiked levies   Read More ...
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Tags: Taxes |  Finance | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Mandera |  Central |  Kiambu | 
Firm confirms oil deposits in Mandera
Taipan Resources, a Canadian oil and gas explorer, says latest data confirms that a section of its Mandera block could have as much as 251 million barrels of oil.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  North Eastern |  Mandera | 
Simba Energy raises cash to fund work in Mandera
Simba Energy sold 15 million shares through private placement.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  North Eastern |  Mandera | 
Governor accused of bias in tender awards
A nominated member of the Mandera County Assembly has sued Governor Ali Ibrahim Roba (right) for allegedly misusing public funds and bias in the award of tenders.   Read More ...
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Tags: Government |  County governments |  Governors |  Tenders |   |   |  Investments |  Investment Funds | 
Places: Kenya |  North Eastern |  Mandera | 
TSC fails to meet target in Mandera recruitment exercise
Only seven secondary school teachers have been recruited in Mandera County out of the 200 required.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  North Eastern |  Mandera | 
Mandera governor sued for alleged diversion of funds
A member of the Mandera County Assembly has taken Governor Ali Roba and his finance executive, Ibrahim Barrow to court over claims of diverting Sh139 million.   Read More ...
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Tags: Government |  County governments |  Governors |  Corporate |  Finance |   |   | 
Places: Kenya |  North Eastern |  Mandera | 
Mandera trucks water to residents as drought bites
Mandera has begun supplying water by trucks to save residents from the biting drought being experienced in the area.   Read More ...
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