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Kenya's political stability boosts flower business

European firms that source flowers from Kenya have lauded the current political stability, noting it has improved their businesses. Marcel Zandvliet of the Dutch Flower Group, one of the largest buyers, said unfavorable political environment affects business since products are delayed or don't...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 3:36pm

ICC T20 Qualifiers: Kenya, Uganda set to progress to African finals today

Uganda and Kenya recorded impressive victories on the third day of action in the International Cricket Council World T20 Africa B qualifiers on Tuesday, as the tournament reached its halfway mark. Kenya blew Tanzania out the park, to remain the only unbeaten team in the competition with six points...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:40pm

Kenya, Switzerland ink deal to recover stolen assets

Kenya and Switzerland on Monday signed a landmark agreement in Nairobi that paves way for Kenya's recovery of stolen assets from overseas. The Framework for the Return of Assets from Corruption and Crime in Kenya (FRACCK) agreement is aimed at confiscating assets acquired through corruption...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 8:49am

Kenya set to complete 1st berth at Lamu port in December: official

Kenya -- The first berth at the Lamu Port in Kenya's coastal region will be completed in December and not June as earlier announced, a Kenyan official said on Thursday. The Lamu port is being constructed under an ambitious Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPPSET) corridor project, an...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 11:10pm

Kenya plans Sub-Saharan Africa’s first cable car

Preliminary work has begun on a Kenyan plan to build a $60m cable-car system across the entrance to the port of Mombasa, providing relief to a stretched ferry service. If built, it will carry commuters from one side to the other of the 500m-wide Likoni Channel in less than three minutes. The...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 8:01pm

Coach Ouma names Harambee Starlets for Cecafa Women Challenge

Cecafa fixtures July 19 Kenya      vs    Uganda Rwanda   vs    Tanzania July 21 Ethiopia   vs    Uganda Kenya      vs    Tanzania July 23 Uganda   ...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 4:18pm

Cold spell in Kenya spurs business for small traders

NAIROBI—An unusually cold spell that has gripped Kenya since last month has spurred business for small traders, especially those selling tea, coffee and roasted maize. The traders are having a busy time and laughing all the way to the bank even as Kenyans complain of the cold spell that...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:43am

Kenya’s perfect storm

NAIROBI – It’s the end of the rainy season in Kenya, and this year’s storms have been almost biblical, washing away not only people’s sunny disposition, but also their bridges, buses, livestock, and crops. But the damage cannot be blamed on the weather alone. Roads have...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 10:08pm

Kenya launches global manhunt for 3 suspected drug barons

Kenya police on Sunday sought help from the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) for the arrest of three suspected drug barons who are believed to have sneaked out of the country in June. Coast Regional Police Commander Noah Mwivanda said the trio suspected to be cocaine...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 10:02am

Kenya, U.S investors ink $100m investment deals

Kenyan and visiting United States investors on Thursday signed agreements valued at 100 million U.S. dollars during a day-long conference in Nairobi. The deals agreed upon cover both public and private sector investments and will mostly be channeled into Big Four leaning projects that focus on...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:55am

Land prices in Kenya swell as political stability revs up demand

Foreign investors and citizens seeking to buy land in Kenya have to dig deeper in their pockets as land prices surge following improved political climate. Political stability after last year's disputed elections has pushed up demand for land as both small and big investors scramble to get a...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:07am

Kenya tries to tackle illicit goods to boost manufacturers

Kenya has started a campaign against what the government calls illicit goods to help local manufacturers, the minister for industrialisation said on Wednesday. The goods involved range from sugar to cigarettes, and they account for 40 percent of all traded goods in Kenya, said Carol Kariuki, the...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:47am

China-Africa infrastructure cooperation seminar held in Kenya amid growing ties

Kenya on Monday hosted the China-Africa Infrastructure Cooperation Seminar amid calls for enhanced ties with Beijing to boost modernization of roads, ports, railways and telecommunication networks in Africa. The two-day meeting was organized by Chinese Embassy in Kenya, Kenyan Ministry of...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 9:05am

Kenya police arrest 10 officials over contraband sugar

Kenyan police on Friday arrested 10 government officials as they intensify crackdown on contraband sugar widely in circulation across the country. The officials from the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), the country’s quality assurance body which certifies goods, are being questioned by the...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 11:50pm

Kenya: Audit in maize saga reveals infected produce in stores

Maize infected with aflatoxin could soon find its way into the market after an internal audit on the Sh1.9 billion maize saga revealed that National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) bought maize that was infected. The report tabled before the National Assembly Public Investments Committee by NCPB...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:01am

Eight Kenyan police officers killed in Al Shabaab explosive device attack

Eight Kenyan police officials were killed in the eastern part of the country on Sunday after their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device planted by Somalia’s al Shabaab militant group, police said. Al Shabaab is fighting to topple Somalia’s government, establish their own rule...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 7:54am

Kenya: Prisoners file cases against death sentences

Six months after the Supreme Court declared the death sentence unconstitutional, tens of prisoners convicted and sentenced to hang have filed petitions at the High Court seeking re-hearing of their sentences. The prisoners', the majority of whom are serving life terms after their death...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:36am

Rwandan quartet set for Davis Cup in Kenya

FOUR semi-professional tennis players will represent Rwanda at the upcoming Davis Cup Africa Zone Group III Championship. The annual men’s international competition will serve off on Monday, June 18 and run through June 23 in Nairobi, Kenya. Draws of the tournament will be revealed on...

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 1:43pm

75 golfers for Madaraka Day tourney

Over 75 amateur golfers from Rwanda and the region are set to take part in the one-day fourth edition of Madaraka Day golf tournament today at Kigali Golf Club. The annual event is organized by Kenyan golfers living and working in Rwanda to celebrate the day Kenya attained internal self-rule in...

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 1:25am

Five police officers killed in explosive device attack at Kenya-Somalia border

Five police officers were killed in eastern Kenya on Wednesday when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device suspected to have been planted by Somalia’s al Shabaab group, an official said. Al Shabaab is fighting to topple Somalia’s government, establish their own rule based on...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 8:48am

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