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Zoom users face higher charges from August due to VAT

You will now pay more for using popular video conferencing platform Zoom starting August as the company adds VAT on its pricing for services. Zoom now joins Facebook and YouTube that are already charging VAT on supplies to their customers in Kenya. “Zoom Video Communication Inc will begin charging Kenyan VAT on or shortly after August 1, 2021, on its services...
Mama Lucy Hospital

Unclaimed bodies at city mortuaries set for disposal

Kenyans have been given a week to identify and collect roughly 70 unclaimed bodies lying at three mortuaries in the city after which they will be interred by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services. In a public notice today, NMS Health Director Dr Fredrick Oluga said 57 bodies are at the City Mortuary, 11 at the Mama Lucy Funeral Home and two at Mbagathi Hospital Funeral...
2020 Tokyo Olympics

After struggles and sacrifices, sprinter Mark Otieno eyes Olympics glory

Kenyan sprinter Mark Otieno is hoping to shine in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics that officially kicked off today after Japan’s Emperor Naruhito declared the games open. Otieno, who is representing Kenya alongside Ferdinand Omanyala in the men’s 100m finals, is confident that he will make his motherland proud after his latest training session in Kurume city, Japan. “Since we arrived on...
savings

Small investors grow fund by Sh7 billion in three months

Retail savers funneled Kes 7 billion for investments in the first three months this year, increasing the funds in Collective Investment Schemes to Kes 111 billion. The latest data from the Capital Markets Authority shows that the total assets under management by the CIS went up by 6.08 per cent from Kes 104.71 billion managed in the quarter ended December 31, 2020.
Ndoto Zetu

Digital initiative that is equipping trainees with know-how for future workplace

In Embu County a group of visually challenged secondary school students is making great strides in pursuit of their academic dreams. About 100 learners of ACK Mary Magdalene High School of the Deaf can now cover their academic syllabus in time as well as undertake online research. Until recently, however, their story was very different. "This being a school for the...
fuel prices

Prices of goods tipped to go up in the next six months

An uptick in local food prices, steady increase in global commodity prices coupled with relatively higher taxes adopted in the current budget are set to push up the cost of living in the next six months. During the second quarter last year, the government rolled out lower tax rates as it sought to cushion Kenyans during the onset of the pandemic.

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Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya

Coffee farmers caught between Munya and a hard place

Coffee agents and marketers have started a fight to kill coffee reforms consequently pitting government entities against each other.

Supreme court bars counties from tolling national roads

Businesses have won a huge court battle after Base Resources overturned a ruling allowing Mombasa County to charge a Kes 3,000 levy...

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Number of M-PESA agents double during Covid-19 pandemic

The number of Safaricom M-PESA agents doubled last year at a time when Kenyans were seeking side hustles and odd jobs to...

Kenya should worry about the Ebola virus outbreak

The Ebola virus that first swept through the isolated forest village of Yambuku in Northern Zaire, continues to haunt health officials and...

New Appointments to the President’s Strategic Communications Unit (PSCU)

As part of the continuous efforts to strengthen the quality and reach of communications from the Presidency, I wish to announce the following changes...

Rice farmers in Mwea acquire skills to control destructive apple snails

Farmers in Mwea have been sensitized on how to control the destructive apple snails which are threating rice production in the region.

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African teams are not playing as well as they should.

The World Cup has been on for almost a week now here Some of the takeaways so far.  At the time of writing, four African...

UK ethics agency tips avocado exporter Kakuzi to soar

With more companies trading across multi-jurisdictional markets, a firm can easily find itself entangled in a complex web of accusations.

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