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EAC backs Kenya's candidate for World Trade Organization top job

The East African Community (EAC) has endorsed the region’s candidate Amina Mohamed from Kenya for the position of World Trade Organisation Director General. Mohamed is one of 5 candidates for the job and has among other things pledged to advance an open trading system once given...

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 10:48am

Covid-19: EAC truck drivers tracking system to be launched next week

East African Community (EAC) partner states have agreed to start launching a regional electronic cargo and driver tracking system, mid next week, as one of the measures aimed at preventing further spread of the coronavirus disease, and minimize loss of lives. The launch will run from August 12...

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 4:54pm

InterContinental hotel to close Nairobi operations

The iconic 51-year-old InterContinental Nairobi Hotel is set to close its operations in September over stalled business. According to media reports, the hotel issued a notice of intention to declare employee redundancies within 45 days, citing operational reasons. “We write to inform...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 3:52pm

Kenya, Gabon confirm first coronavirus cases

Kenya and Gabon each confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus, or Covid-19, Thursday, in a development that is likely to put neighbouring countries on heightened alert. Mutahi Kagwe, Kenya’s Minister for Health, said the patient is a Kenyan student who travelled back home from the...

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 1:45pm

Tests for Egypt's only coronavirus case come negative

CAIRO, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- A foreign national who was recently announced to be Egypt's first case with novel coronavirus has tested negative for the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Egypt's Health Ministry said on Wednesday. In a joint statement, both health bodies...

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 8:33am

Al-Shabab attacks military base in Kenya

Al-Shabab fighters have attacked a military base in Kenya's Lamu County used by US and Kenyan military personnel, the East African country's army and the armed group said. Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) said in a statement on Sunday that "at around 5:30am an attempt was made to breach...

Sunday, January 5, 2020 - 12:06pm

Kenya: Deadly landslides bury villagers

At least 29 people have died in landslides caused by severe weather in West Pokot county, Kenya. The landslides, affecting the villages of Nyarkulian and Parua, were reportedly caused by heavy rains. Officials say the villages have been cut off by flooded roads and at least one bridge was...

Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 8:01am

Rutanga linked with move to Kenya’s AFC Leopards

Rwanda international and Rayon Sports left-back Eric Rutanga has been linked with move to Kenyan side AFC Leopards following his stellar performance in the Caf Confederation Cup. AFC Leopards have opened talks to sign the Rwandan left-back. The 25-year-old was in top form as Rayon Sports silenced...

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 11:45pm

Kenya says unpopular fuel tax is necessary, proposes 8% cut

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday explained that the unpopular tax on fuel was necessary, even as he proposed to cut it from 16% to 8%. His government faced a strike by some fuel dealers, anger among commuters and a lawsuit after it triggered a hike in transport and fuel prices by...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 11:11pm

Motorsport: Kenyan Manvir set for second ARC title

ARC standings, top 3 1. Manvir Baryan/Drew Sturrock    75 points 2. Jas Mangat/Joseph Kamya           33 points 3. Piero Cannobio/Silvia Frigo         29 points The sixth and penultimate...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:51pm

Kenya’s Uhuru wraps up US tour, says Africa is open to fair trade

President Uhuru Kenyatta wrapped up his official visit to the US with a message that Africa is open to mutually beneficial trade and investments with the world. Speaking to the media after his meeting with President Donald Trump, the President observed that Africa has come of age and does not look...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 3:21am

Experience a call to the wild with a trip to The Maasai Mara

It is the beautiful savannas and vast species of animals in the animal reserve that makes the Maasai Mara stand out. Its distinct features that encompass the rolling grassland and the beautifully scattered shrubs and isolated trees make it attractive all the more. The Mara is famous because of its...

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 8:02pm

Kenya arrests two top officials for suspected corruption over new $3 billion railway

NAIROBI – Kenyan authorities have arrested the head of the agency that manages public land and the boss of the state railway on suspicion of corruption over land allocation for the new $3-billion flagship Nairobi-Mombasa railway. The line connecting the capital with East Africa’s main...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 1:03am

Rwandan community in Kenya celebrates Umuganura

Members of the Rwandan community living in Kenya on Friday gathered in Nairobi to celebrate harvest day locally known as Umuganura and lauded what the country has registered in terms of development and pledged to continue playing their part in the country’s development. The event was held at...

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 11:50pm

Kenya’s Mombasa-Nairobi rail service to break even by 2020

A $3.8 billion railway project linking Kenya’s largest port Mombasa and the capital Nairobi is doing well, and the railway will reach the break-even point by 2020, an employee of State-owned China Communication Construction Corp (CCCC) has said recently. The comment came after some foreign...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 11:12pm

Kenya, UN to partner to curb rising cases of drug abuse

Kenya plans to partner with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in order to curb rising cases of drug abuse, officials said on Thursday. Julius Githiri, Chairman of state-owned National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA), told journalists in Nairobi that rapid...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:39am

Kenya projects economic growth by 6.2% in 2018

Kenya’s economy is likely to expand by 6.2 per cent this year, the country’s central bank’s governor said on Tuesday. This offers a rosier outlook than the country’s Finance Ministry, which expects growth of 5.8 per cent. The East African economy expanded by 5.7 per cent...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:32am

Kenyan post-election violence compensation timely

For the last ten years, business persons who used the Northern Corridor have been waiting for compensation for the losses they incurred during the 2007-8 post-election violence in Kenya. Most of the business people’s goods were caught in the thick of ethnic fighting following contested...

Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 12:00am

EABC welcomes Kenya post-election chaos compensation

The regional business community is urging Nairobi to expedite payment after a Kenyan court on Friday ordered the government to pay 16 Rwandan and Ugandan companies $63 million as compensation for trucks and goods lost during the 2007-2008 post-election chaos. The ruling which was delivered by High...

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 11:40pm

Kenyan police hunt for al-Shabab militants after camp raid

Kenya security officers have launched a manhunt for al-Shabab militants who attacked a police camp in northeast Garissa county near the Somalia border on Tuesday, injuring three police officers. Northeastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh said on Wednesday that the attackers believed to have...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:15am

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