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 ratifies EPA to continue key flower exports to EU

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Kenya has ratified an international trade agreement with the European Union (EU) despite the opposition to the deal by some East African states, paving the way for continued trade with Brussels, the country’s foreign minister said Wednesday. “Kenya’s Mission to … 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

Brazil allays Zika Virus fears during Rio 2016

Sportsmen heading to Brazil for the forthcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should not worry about the Zika Virus as the outbreak of the disease has declined by 80 percent during the last two months, Brazilian Ambassador to … 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

EU struggling to convince the East African Community to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement

On the verge of losing access to the lucrative export markets, the European Union (EU) said Wednesday it was prepared to consider a request for Kenyan exporters to continue exports to the EU, should the two sides fail to sign … 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: 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

UN: ICC Trial Chamber terminates Kenyatta case

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New York US (PANA) – The Trial Chamber V(B) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) withdrew on Friday charges against Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta. A statement from the ICC noted that the prosecution had withdrawn the charges against Mr. Kenyatta, and the … Read More

Kenya: 100 key decision-makers discuss “Powering East Africa”

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Some 100 key decision-makers will converge in Kenya on  March 25-27, 2015, to discuss how to effectively power East Africa. According to a statement by organizers EnergyNet, which has showcased this event in the last 17 … Read More

Kenya: Kenya donates US$1m to Malawi flood victims

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenya has donated US$1 million (KShs 91 million) to Malawi flood victims, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho said. Sending the condolences to the victims and wishing a quick recovery to those affected, … Read More

Kenya: Support youth to check extremism, Kenya urges Africa

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenya is deliberately undertaking initiatives to engage the youth and thwart any attempt at radicalisation and extremism which prey on their vulnerability, according to Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Amina Mohamed. Speaking Tuesday during a … Read More

Prioritize global trade in Davos, Kenya urges global leaders

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary (CS) Amina Mohamed, has called on world leaders to prioritize enhancement of global trade in the agenda of the World Economic Forum (WEF) that began Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland. Saying that trade remains … Read More

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