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Cracks appear in West Pokot’s bid to establish cement factory

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Vegetable shortage hits North Rift markets
Vegetable shortage hits North Rift markets ELDORET, KENYA: A shortage of fruits and vegetables has hit most markets in the North Rift region with the semi-arid West Pokot County most affected as a prolonged dry spell deprives growth of crops in the region. Demand for commodities has soared even as traders source for them from far flung areas including the neighboring counties where a number of farmers have cultivated the   Read More ...
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Cracks appear in West Pokot’s bid to establish cement factory
News of a planned cement factory in West Pokot ten years ago aroused great excitement, with many residents looking forward to economic and social improvement. But that is as far as it went. Almost a decade after its commissioning, the multi-billion shilling project is yet to take off, dimming the hopes of residents. Many blame political intolerance among local leaders and government bigshots for the state of affairs. Further schism   Read More ...
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Cracks appear in West Pokot’s bid to establish cement factory
News of a planned cement factory in West Pokot ten years ago aroused great excitement, with many residents looking forward to economic and social improvement. But that is as far as it went. Almost a decade after its commissioning, the multi-billion shilling project is yet to take off, dimming the hopes of residents. Many blame political intolerance among local leaders and government bigshots for the state of affairs. Further schism   Read More ...
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Crazy Monday: Officer who killed 7 at Kapenguria Police Station had Sh3m in bank
The police constable who killed seven officers at Kapenguria Police Station had over Sh3 million in his bank account. Sources told The Standard that while searching Abdi Maslah’s house, detectives found a bank slip showing he had the millions in his account. Investigators are pursuing the theory that he had unsuccessfully tried to use the cash to buy the freedom of terror suspect, Omar Okwaki, who was detained at the   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  West Pokot |  Kapenguria | 
Auditor- general faults condition of Kenyatta Houses
The Kenyatta Houses in Maralal, Lokitaung, Lodwar and Kapenguria are part of the sites of world importance that are disintegrating following years of neglect, Auditor-General Edward Ouko has said. Mr Ouko made the conclusion following concerns raised by National Museums of Kenya (NMK) director-general Mzalendo Kibunjia on the lack of adequate funding from the government. The Kenyatta Houses were used by the colonial government to detain founding President Mzee Jomo   Read More ...
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Authority sweetens North Rift farmers’ welfare with new brand of honey for export
The Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) has launched a new brand of pure acacia honey to be sold in the Kenyan market and for export. David Kimosop, the KVDA managing director, said the new brand is set to be rolled out in various retail outlets such as supermarkets and kiosks. The products, which are sourced from Elgeyo Marakwet, West Pokot and Samburu counties, will also be available in learning institutions   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  West Pokot |  Samburu |  Elgeyo-Marakwet | 
Sh1bn water debt must be paid, says Water PS
Counties that owe the Coast Water Services Board must pay their debts for water companies to continue supplying residents with the commodity, Water PS Fred Sigor has said. The counties owe the board a total of Sh1 billion. Sigor said the debt, inherited from the now-defunct county councils, will not be waived. “It will not be possible for the debts to be written off because that will mean incapacitating the   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Coast |  Rift Valley |  West Pokot |  Sigor | 
Commentary: Like in Pakistan, let's raise stakes in key markets
Like in Pakistan, let’s raise stakes in key markets Ortum in West Pokot produces about 2,000 tonnes of onion annually making it one of the onion powerhouses in Kenya. This puts its potential at par with Pakistan, another onion producing conflict-prone region. Pakistan is among the top five onion producers in the world. Last year, Pakistan produced a record onion yield that resulted in an onion export worth at least   Read More ...
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West Pokot onion farmers incur losses as market glut bites
Onion farmers in West Pokot County are experiencing heavy losses due to a lack of market for the produce. The farmers Thursday petitioned the county government to help them find market, noting that they had been forced to sell their produce at a throw away price to middlemen. The farmers are currently selling a kilogramme of the onions at Sh28 down from Sh50. Joseph Matukei, a farmer in Kerelwa village,   Read More ...
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Tags: Farmers |  Horticulture |  Crops |  Onion Farming |  Markets |  Corporate |  Losses | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  West Pokot | 
Safaricom to provide automated revenue collection system for West Pokot County
Safaricom, has sealed an agreement with West Pokot County Government to provide automated revenue collection system to enhance efficiency.   Read More ...
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Senate wants Sh41m tender award to MCA probed - Corporate News
The Senate wants the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to investigate a Sh41 million contract awarded to an MCA by the county government of West Pokot.   Read More ...
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LG donates solar refrigerators in West Pokot
Electronics firm LG has partnered with a non-governmental organisation to distribute solar refrigerators to children under five-years-old and to pregnant and breast-feeding women in West Pokot.   Read More ...
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New rules set to tame crooked animal feeds makers
Livestock secretary Fred Sigor said some firms were taking advantage of lack of policy on quality to manufacture substandard feeds.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  West Pokot |  Sigor | 
WB loans Kenya Sh51bn for road to Sudan Sudan
Kenyan exporters are set to get a shorter route to South Sudan after the Treasury signed a Sh51 billion loan from the World Bank for a new road through West Pokot and Turkana.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Turkana |  West Pokot |  N Africa | 
World Bank donates 94 camels
The World Bank has donated 94 high breed camels worth Sh1.2 million to pastoralists in West Pokot district.   Read More ...
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West Pokot livestock markets closed
All livestock markets in West Pokot county have been closed to prevent the spread of foot and mouth disease. County Livestock executive Josiah Cheruiyot yesterday said the disease is spreading fast from Trans Nzoia county. He said the Livestock department will quarantine animals throughout the county starting next week. Cheruiyot asked local administrators to identify crushes to be used in the quarantine. Speaking in his Kapenguria office, he said residents will only be allowed to transport live animals outside the county after thorough inspection by livestock officers. He cautioned against...   Read More ...
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