President Kenyatta flags off first cargo train on Kenya’s standard gauge railway

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday flagged off the first standard gauge railway cargo train at Port Reitz in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, about 500 km southeast of the capital, Nairobi. He said the move showed how the country … Read More

Kenyan government urges medics to advertise services

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Deputy Director of Medical Services Dr. Annah Wamae, said it is time Kenyan doctors and medical specialists advertised their services to curb the tendencies of Kenyans to seek treatment in South Africa and India, among other countries. She said the … Read More

Kenyan opposition coalition names Raila Odinga presidential candidate

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Kenyan opposition alliance has named Raila Odinga, former Prime Minister, its Presidential candidate. The announcement was made by Musalia Mudavadi, the co-founder of the National Super Alliance (NASA), at a packed rally in Nairobi. The opposition leaders … Read More

Kenya to renew mining leases after new law comes into force | Le Kenya pour renouveler les baux miniers après l’entrée en vigueur de la nouvelle loi

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Kenya will begin the issuance of new mining licences after the formation of the Mineral Rights Board, which is expected to evaluate the status of 300 expired licenses and 70 pending applications for mining leases, Mining minister … Read More

Nairobi’s largest shopping complex opens doors to traders

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Kenya’s largest shopping complex opened in Nairobi on Friday, putting the Kenyan capital on the forefront as a leading destination for shoppers, officials said. The Two Rivers Mall, a US$800 million project, expected to host 50,000 shoppers daily, opened doors … Read More

Kenya gets a new mobile payment service competing with M-pesa

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Visa Inc. has introduced mVisa, a new mobile payment service competing with Kenya’s leading mobile money transfer service, M-pesa. As part of its initial roll-out, Visa has partnered with Kenya’s top tier banks, Co-Operative Bank, Family Bank, Kenya Commercial Bank … Read More

Kenya passes new law to control bank interest rates

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed a new law to control banks from raising interest rates beyond a specified rate set by the Central Bank, his office said on Wednesday. The Kenyan President signed the Banking (Amendment) Bill, 2015, despite … Read More

Kenya plans new measures to stop multinational tax cheats

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Kenya is planning new measures to stop foreign multinational companies from evading the payment of tax through poor recording of trade transactions, a government official said. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner General John Njiraini said last week, Nairobi was getting … Read More

Presidents Geingob and Kenyatta press for global trade reforms at UNCTAD talks

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Visiting Namibian President Hage Geingob and his Kenyan host President Uhuru Kenyatta led calls Monday for the reform of the global trading system during high-level talks on globalization and trade at the start of the 14th session of the UN … Read More

AU Summit: Countries set new import tax rules to reduce dependence on donors

The 27th African Union (AU) summit ended Monday in Kigali, Rwanda, with a commitment for the first time in the continental body’s history to come up with new strategies to reduce dependence on donors. The summit brought together more than … Read More

Kenya prepared for positive and negative consequences of Brexit vote

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Kenyan government officials have warned that the outcome of the British referendum to pull out of the European Union (EU) will have both positive and negative consequences for trade. “It is not an issue we can question nor can we … Read More

Kenyan athletes might not compete at the Rio Olympics after WADA non-compliance shocker

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The Kenyan government has vowed to crack down on organizations and individuals suspected of being involved in doping in athletics, which has recently tainted the image of the East African nation, a renowned global sporting powerhouse. … Read More

Kenya: Scores injured during University terror drill in Kenya

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Scores of students suffered injuries after a stampede at the Strathmore Business School in Nairobi, ensued during a mock terrorism drill at campus. The University was conducting a security drill to test the operational readiness of … Read More

US extends temporary stay visas for Kenyans

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The U.S. Department of State has extended to Kenyans the validity of Non-Immigrant Visas (NIVs) for temporary stay in the United States. Also to benefit from the extension are students accepted by a Student and Exchange Visitor … Read More

Kenya: 10,000 police officers deployed for Obama visit

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Ten thousand police officers will be deployed to provide security during US President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya, the Nairobi County Police Commander Benson Kibue has said. Obama, an American of Kenyan ancestry, jets in on … Read More

Kenya: K’Ogelo residents unhappy President Obama ‘won’t bring crown home’

Alego, Kenya (PANA) – The residents of K’Ogelo (the ancestral home of the Obama family) in Alego village of Siaya Country in Western Kenya, who gained worldwide fame following the election of Barack Obama as US President, hardly hide their … Read More

Kenya: Kenyatta in Addis for global conference on women, children health

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Monday for an international conference geared towards establishing a global fund to support health programmes for women and children. The conference, which will also be attended by … Read More

Kenya: Actress Lupita Nyong’o makes history by winning an Oscar

  Nairobi, Kenya – Kenyan actress Lupita Amondi Nyong’o won on Sunday night the Best Supporting Actress Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards held in Los Angeles, US, for her much-acclaimed role in the movie ’12 years a slave’. Lupita, 31, … Read More