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Second edition of Huawei-backed tech contest opens across Africa

The African Telecommunication Union is now receiving applications from ICT innovators for this year’s continental competition. Now in its second edition, the ATU Africa Innovation Challenge seeks to support solutions that will boost innovations that address the continent’s challenges. Mr John Omo, secretary general of the ATU said, “this initiative will be instrumental in supporting institutional solutions that will boost innovation...
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Trans-Nzoia seeks to plug revenue leaks in M-PESA deal

Citizens and businesses within Trans-Nzoia County will now go cashless as the devolved unit seeks to boost service delivery and revenue collections. From parking, to cess and market fees among other levies, all payments will now be run on M-PESA after the devolved unit partnered with telco giant Safaricom to roll out a new payment system. To pay for the county...

Nairobi county’s new KRA-backed revenue collection system goes live

You will now be paying for your parking fees, trade licenses as well as other fees in Nairobi City County through a new revenue system which is under a firm grip of the taxman. For businesses and individuals to access services of Nairobi Revenue System (NRS), customers are required to set up an account on the portal nairobiservices.go.ke; downloading the Nairobi e-Services mobile app...
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13 western counties under tighter Covid curbs as infections climb

Residents in 13 counties across western Kenya will be subjected to tighter Covid-19 containment measures for the next 30 days from today as the region continues posting the highest number of positive cases. For the past two weeks, the counties of Kisumu, Siaya, Busia, Vihiga, Nyamira, Bomet, Trans Nzoia, Migori, Kericho, Kakamega, Homa Bay, Kisii and Bungoma have been new virus hotspots, accounting for...

US made COVID vaccine Novavax shows 90.4 per cent efficacy

From trials conducted across the US and Mexico, a small America firm Novavax reports that its vaccine was highly effective against the coronavirus and also protected against variants in a large. Results show that the vaccine is about 90 per cent effective with preliminary data indicating it is safe for use. Novavax’s trials involved about 30,000 people who are 18 years...

The World Bank, AU strike deal to speed up vaccine purchase and deployment

The World Bank and the African Union has struck a deal to speed up COVID-19 vaccine roll out for about 400 million people across the continent with a target to inoculate at least 60 per cent of the population by next year. The two partners would provide the needed resources to the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team initiative, allowing countries to buy and administer...

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May diaspora remittances up 22 per cent to Sh34 billion

Kenyans working and living abroad wired home Kes 34 billion in May compared to Kes 27.8 billion worth of remittances during similar...
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KCB hunts tycoons, drug suspects to recover bad NBK loans

Kenya Commercial Bank is trying to clean up National Bank of Kenya’s books auctioning loan defaulters who have over the years been...

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Kenya’s floral exports, jobs surge past pre-Covid highs

Employment in Kenya’s flower farms has recovered, posting better job numbers compared to pre-Covid-19 season. According to the latest...

America’s grand plan to advance commercial ties with Kenya

In August last year, when President Uhuru held a meeting with his American counterpart President Donald Trump in Washington D.C – Among...

KRA appoints new commissioners as crackdown on tax cheats intensifies

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has announced the appointment of three new executives in a move meant to smoke out tax cheats...

Curtains for the EPL season: who will be crowned champions?

The English premier league (EPL) 2018/19 season comes to a close this evening at five pm Kenyan time. Manchester City has 95 points, one...

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Are banks using the pandemic to clean their bad books?

Never let a crisis go to waste; Kenyan banks are not. Lenders are taking advantage of the low...

Government is sucking the life out of small businesses in extended...

Nearly one year to the day, businesses breathed a sigh of relief as resident Uhuru Kenyatta rejected the 2019 Finance Bill asking...

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