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Kenya to export polished gemstones through new value addition centres

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Agency eyes Voi for EPZ closer to Mombasa port

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Taita Taveta miners want export ban on uncut gemstones

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Kenyan traders told to observe rules on cross-border business

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Traders at Taveta border decry multiple market levies from Kenya and Tanzania authorities

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Taita Taveta plans industries to cash in on SGR opportunities

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Kenya to export polished gemstones through new value addition centres
The Ministry of Mining has established the country’s first gemstone value addition center in Voi, Taita Taveta County to enhance the value of minerals. Mining Cabinet Secretary Dan Kazungu said the move will allow the country to fetch competitive prices at the international market as they will be exporting finished goods. Value addition will include cutting, polishing and heat treatment. It will also include identification and certification   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Coast |  Taita-Taveta |  Voi | 
Agency eyes Voi for EPZ closer to Mombasa port
The government has identified Voi as the next location for a publicly owned export processing zone (EPZ). Export Processing Zone Authority has issued a public notice seeking a parcel of land for EPZ enterprises keen on establishing bases closer to the Mombasa port. “The required land should be in parcels covering at least 200 acres and located no more than 20 kilometres from Voi town on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway or Voi-Mwatate Road and no more than 10 kilometres from a market centre or populated area,” it said   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Coast |  Mombasa |  Taita-Taveta |  Voi |  South Mombasa |  Kilindini Harbour | 
Taita Taveta miners want export ban on uncut gemstones
Miners in Taita Taveta County have urged the government to ban the export of uncut gemstones. Speaking in Voi, on Tuesday, Mr Gabriel Mcharo, the chairman of Chawia, a community based organisation, said the miners and the government will reap maximum benefits from the resource if the ban is effected. He also said the ban will boost the country’s economy, especially with the construction of a gemstone centre in Voi Town   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Taita-Taveta |  Voi | 
Taveta traders accuse Tanzania border officials of harassment
Taita Taveta traders using the Taveta-Holili border point have urged the government to engage Dar es Salaam to stop increased harassment by Tanzanian authorities. The traders accused the Tanzania creating obstacles that impede free trade between the two countries. The traders said despite Nairobi and Dar es Salaam signing a joint trade pact to allow traders to cross the border freely, Tanzanian police at the border continue to harass Kenyans   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Coast |  Taita-Taveta |  Tanzania |  Dar es Salaam |  Dar | 
Kenyan traders told to observe rules on cross-border business
Traders doing cross-border business have been urged to observe the set regulations in order for them to work freely without getting into conflict with authorities. Speaking in Taveta, Eastern African Sub-Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI) programme director Christine Nankubuge said most businesspeople lack information on trade guidelines and that there is need to empower them so that they can know their rights. “The traders lack information   Read More ...
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Traders at Taveta border decry multiple market levies from Kenya and Tanzania authorities
Traders at the modern Taveta market near the border with Tanzania have complained of double custom levies imposed on them by the Kenyan and Tanzanian authorities. The traders say they are charged by the Tanzanian immigration officials while bringing in produce bought from the nearby towns in the country and are also charged for the same when they cross over to Kenya. And when they get into their Taita Taveta   Read More ...
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Taita Taveta traders accuse Tanzania border officials of harassment
Taita Taveta traders accuse Tanzania border officials of harassment Taita Taveta Governor Mr John Mruttu. Kenyan traders have accused Tanzania border officials of harassing them despite the existence of the East African Common Market Protocol. Taita-Taveta County cereal dealers complain they are not allowed to conduct business in the neighbouring country freely. “Tanzania authorities at Holili along the Kenya-Tanzania border recently ordered me to return several bags of maize I   Read More ...
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Coast traders showcase business skills at Lamu forum
Over 500 small scale business traders from four coastal counties on Wednesday congregated at the Mkunguni Square in Lamu Town to showcase and exhibit their various skills in micro-business. The traders from Lamu, Taita Taveta, Kwale and Mombasa counties — sponsored and trained by the Kenya Coastal Development Project (KCDP) — also had a chance to interact with Lamu leaders among them governor Issa Timamy and business and financial experts   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Coast |  Mombasa |  Kwale |  Lamu |  Taita-Taveta | 
High Court summons Taita Taveta governor for disobeying directive
A court has summoned Taita Taveta governor John Mruttu to explain why he should not be punished for disobeying its orders. Justice Patrick Otieno, sitting in Mombasa, issued the orders summoning Mr Mruttu to court on May 25 to explain non-compliance with the court’s orders issued four years ago. The judge said he was satisfied the application seeking to cite Mr Mruttu for contempt was served on the county government   Read More ...
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Vivo ends contracts of 4 service station dealers accused of adulterating fuel
Oil marketer Vivo Energy, which operates the Shell brand, says it has terminated contracts of dealers of the four service stations named in newspapers for adulterating fuel for higher profits. Polycarp Igathe, the Vivo managing director, said the four were replaced with new dealers at Shell Valley Road station in Nairobi, Gatundu station (Kiambu), Wundanyi branch (Taita Taveta) and Kisii station. The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) named the stations as   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi |  Coast |  Taita-Taveta |  Central |  Kiambu |  Nyanza |  Kisii |  Gatundu |  Wundanyi | 
KWS deploys chopper to disperse elephants that invaded farms
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has dispatched a helicopter to Taita Taveta in an effort to drive marauding elephants back to the parks after residents protested over destruction of crops.   Read More ...
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Taita Taveta plans industries to cash in on SGR opportunities
Taita Taveta Governor John Mruttu has said his Government will promote the establishment of industries and expansion of existing ones to maximise value for local residents from the Standard Gauge Railway line, which is currently under construction.   Read More ...
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Exploration for coal in Taita Taveta
An iron ore smelting factory in Taita Taveta county might soon be a reality if exploration of coal for energy bears positive results.The Energy and Petroleum ministry is exploring Taita ranches where there is a possibility of coal basins.Principal superintending geologist in the ministry, Joseph Ndolo, on Thursday said there are coal deposits in Taita Taveta   Read More ...
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Lamu, Taita Taveta fault Treasury’s cash allocation plan
Lamu and Taita Taveta county government officials have complained that the low revenue allocation the Treasury has proposed for them in the 2015/16 Budget will cripple their operations.   Read More ...
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