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Martin Wambora

Seventh devolution forum to be held next month

It is all systems go for the Council of Governors (CoG) to hold the seventh annual devolution conference between November 23 and 26 in Makueni County. The conference, which was first scheduled to go on from May 3 to 7 and expected to attract at least 5,000 delegates, including the President and his Deputy, was postponed to between August 23 and 26, following President...
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Traders across Africa transact nearly Sh800 billion monthly on M-PESA

Safaricom has signed up half-a-million traders who are transacting Kes773 billion every month on the telco's improved M-PESA platform. Fillings by Vodacom at the US Securities Exchange shows inclusion of applications and Pochi La Biashara has grown use by traders across seven markets. Vodacom launched M-PESA Africa joint venture with Safaricom to accelerate growth of the service across the continent 18...
Covid-19

Kenya’s fill-and-finish vaccine plant to open in April

Kenya is in a race with time to start vaccine production in Nairobi's Embakasi area by Easter holiday, next year, after establishing a new company to carry out the business. Speaking during the 58th Mashujaa day celebrations in Kirinyaga County, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the fill-and-finish entity will be known as the Kenya Biovax Limited. “The Ministry of health should operationalize...

Uhuru hints at lifting year-long curfew very soon

President Uhuru Kenyatta has hinted at the possibility of lifting the dusk to dawn nationwide curfew that was first imposed last year as a measure to curb the spread of Covid-19. While addressing the public in Karatina, Nyeri County, on Monday, Mr Kenyatta appeared bowing to pressure from the crowd, who persistently asked him to lift the curb saying that it has made their...
Covid-19

Nairobi leads in vaccine uptake at 31.7 per cent

Nairobi County is still at the top of the COVID-19 vaccination table, leading with 14.2 per cent of its population fully vaccinated while 31.7 per cent of the population having received the first jab. Kiambu comes second, followed by Nakuru and Nyeri counties with a high population having received the first jab respectively, while Nyeri and Kiambu come second and third respectively, having fully...

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House team backs plan to cut tax on fuel as prices ease

The House Finance and National Planning Committee has proposed a plan to cut taxes to check high fuel costs in its report...
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Lift the curfew to shore up economy – Mudavadi

Musalia Mudavadi has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to lift the ongoing nationwide curfew imposed as a curb over the COVID-19 pandemic to...

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A man’s job? Kenya recruits women into the fire brigade

For the very first time in Kenya, over 1000 women have been recruited as fire fighters, often a male dominated profession.

More than 2.5 Million Taxpayers file their 2017 Tax Returns

More than 2.5 Million taxpayers have filed their 2017 income tax returns on the iTax platform, with less than two days left before the...

Moodys ratings sinks Kenyans junk bond ratings

Kenya foreign debt has been rated junk, non-investment grade speculative 11 ranks below the premium triple-A ratings given to America. Moodys downgraded Kenya’s overall ratings...

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Online learning offers fully baked graduates

Kenyan employers have always reproached academia for half baked graduates who come out of school without the practical know-how required in the...

Kenya Power to improve electricity supply in Western Region at a...

Kenya Power will spend KShs.1.5 billion to implement various projects aimed at improving power supply in Kisumu and the wider Western and Southern Nyanza...

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