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MCA demands public apology from Dominion Farms CEO

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Economic woes linked to low investment in water, State told

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More businesses, homes turn to solar energy to tame power costs

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Mother of three shines bright path on solar lamps use
Ms Owuor has created her niche selling solar lamps to households without electricity supply and residents in rural areas. She gets SunKing and Delight solar lamps from suppliers in Kisumu and sells in Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori and Siaya counties.   Read More ...
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Kisumu tycoon to build sugar factory in Siaya County village
By LYNET IGWADAH A Kisumu businessman and owner is putting up a Sh940 million sugar factory in Siaya County at a time when the industry is battling a myriad of problems, including low production.Surendra Patel, in partnership with an unnamed local investor, will build South Gem Sugar Factory Ltd, with a capacity to crush 1,000 metric tonnes of cane per day, in Kanyilaji Village   Read More ...
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Kisumu tycoon to build Sh1bn sugar factory
A Kisumu businessman and owner of Foam Mattresses Limited is set to put up a Sh940 million sugar factory in Siaya County at a time when the industry is battling a myriad of problems including low production. Surendra Patel, in partnership with an unnamed local investor, is setting up South Gem Sugar Factory Limited in Kanyilaji village with a capacity to crush 1,000 metric tonnes of cane per day producing 2   Read More ...
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Kisumu tycoon to build Sh1bn sugar factory
A Kisumu businessman and owner of Foam Mattresses Limited is set to put up a Sh940 million sugar factory in Siaya County at a time when the industry is battling a myriad of problems including low production.   Read More ...
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Not there yet, farmers return verdict on the cotton revival steps
Growing cotton was a major economic activity in the former Nyanza Province until the early 1990s when the crop collapsed. During the onset of devolved governance, farmers in the four counties of Kisumu, Siaya, Migori and Homa Bay were upbeat that the crop would be revived. Hopes that grounded cotton factories would be revived were high because this was among the many campaign pledges made by politicians ahead of the   Read More ...
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MCA demands public apology from Dominion Farms CEO
http://www.nation.co.ke Mr Leonard Oriaro (MCA Central Alego )demands a public apology from the CEO Dominion Farm, Calvin Burgess, in seven days both on Print and broadcast media informing the public that his sentiments were false. Mr Oriaro instructed his lawyers to take up the matter on realizing that the investor statements were fabricated, false, baseless, unjustified and malicious. Mr Oriaro said that he will use all his resources to ensure   Read More ...
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Investor to build 40MW solar power plant and battery in Siaya
A Nairobi-based company is set to construct Kenya’s first large-scale solar energy storage battery to be connected to the national power grid. Xago Africa is conducting feasibility studies for the back-up batteries with assistance from American investors after submitting an expression of interest at the Energy ministry. This came after completion of studies for construction of the 40-megawatt solar power plant. The solar park is estimated will cost Sh7.2   Read More ...
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American investor Calvin Burgess pleads for state protection
American investor Calvin burgess who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Dominion Farms in Siaya county is asking for state protection saying his life is in danger. The American who signed a 45 year lease agreement with the Govt in 2003 to drain the Yala River Swamp and transform into a profitable project says his troubles began after he allegedly failed to part with an unspeficied bribe to Opposition   Read More ...
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Economic woes linked to low investment in water, State told
Economic woes linked to low investment in water, State told Residents of Nyang'oma village in Siaya County look at pressure water pushing out to waste from it's source at river Yala on September 28,2016. The water pipes that supply the area in Siaya burst and if not rectified soon will force residents of Siaya town to go without the commodity. (PHOTO: Denish Ochieng/ Standard) Experts have termed the current rise   Read More ...
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Transport cost, levies cut ‘omena’ dealers earnings
At exactly 3am, Phoebe Awino heads to Usenge beach in Siaya to search for dagaa fish, popularly known as omena, a key source of protein and ingredient in animal feeds. Because of the distance from Kisumu to the beach and the scarcity of the fish, she wakes up early or risk losing customers. By 5am, she’s already at the beach waiting for fishermen who had gone fishing the previous night   Read More ...
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Appeal for help as four traders trapped in Lake Victoria
Appeal for help as four traders trapped in Lake Victoria A picture of sailors and their boat as seen from Wagusu beach in Bondo Sub-county, Siaya county after they were pushed and got stuck in water hyacinth for the second day on January 09,2017. The sailors who are four in number are said to be Ugandans who trade bananas in Kenya. Since Saturday, they have been at vision range but   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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Mbadi firms linked to NYS scandal
John Mbadi firms linked to National Youth Service scandal Intrigues surrounding the Sh791 million National Youth Service (NYS) scandal now threaten to engulf Parliament amid bitter exchanges between members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that is investigating the scandal. The oversight committee chairman Nicholas Gumbo (Rarieda) Thursday sought sanctions against fellow member John Mbadi (Suba) for implying that the committee has been compromised. Leader of Majority Aden Duale (Garissa   Read More ...
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A young entrepreneur ventures into a unique business in Siaya Town
There is an old African adage that says, "Change is inevitable". This saying is synonymous to Betty Okwany, 28, who has gone against the grain and started a rare business in Siaya Town which has gained recognition and appreciation by her customers. Ms. Okwany has introduced a 'Maasai market', a rare market for art lovers commonly known to residents living in major Kenyan towns, in Siaya. It all started in   Read More ...
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More businesses, homes turn to solar energy to tame power costs
businesses, homes turn to solar energy to tame power costs Charles Okoth Onyango, a farmer at Dala Rieko farm in Asembo bay Siaya county with the solar wheelbarrow panels used to bump water at the farm. PHOTO: COLLINS ODUOR Something new is happening at London Distillers that has nothing to do with alcohol. Early this year, the wines and spirits distiller signed a contract with Solar Century to instal the   Read More ...
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Siaya MCAs storm out of controversial Sh900 million budget meeting - Corporate News
Siaya Members of County Assembly (MCAs) on Wednesday stormed out of a meeting convened to compel them to endorse a controversial Sh900 million county supplementary budget.   Read More ...
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Siaya posts fastest GDP growth in the country
Siaya posted Kenya’s fastest GDP growth over the last decade, according to a new World Bank study released last month.   Read More ...
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Sugar factory plan at Yala Swamp stopped
The Siaya county assembly has stopped all new activities by Dominion Farms and overtures made by interested investors in Yala Swamp.The activities stopped include the construction of a sugar factory.The committee said the project was stopped following the recommendation by Nema   Read More ...
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