Kenya

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 07:31:59 GMT
Tea Worth Millions Unsold As Minimum Price On Older Stocks Reinstated
[Business Day Africa] Kenyan tea worth Ksh2.3 billion was withdrawn from the market in the latest sale as the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) instructed brokers to sell the beverage at the reserved price, resulting in traders rejecting millions o...

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 07:26:12 GMT
President Ruto Drops Caroline Mueke for EAC Top Post, Nominates PS Veronica Nduva
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President William Ruto has dropped Caroline Mueke as Kenya's nominee for the East African Community (EAC) Secretary-General post in a surprise move.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 12:31:54 GMT
Kenya Power Cuts Electricity Costs By 13.7pc for Domestic Users
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenyans will now enjoy cheaper electricity bills after Kenya Power announced a 13.7 percent power cost cut starting this month.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 11:45:01 GMT
An Elders Council to Call Shots After Raila Quits ODM Premiership
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) is mulling far-reaching constitutional amendments that could whittle down the influence of the Party Leader.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 07:44:10 GMT
Equity Bank Expands Money Transfer Services to 30 Countries
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Equity Bank has expanded its money transfer services to over 30 countries through a new deal with Mastercard, a global payment platform.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 04:42:45 GMT
KQ, SAA Reopen Talks On Pan-African Airline After Takasto Deal Failed
[Business Day Africa] Kenya's national carrier and South Africa Airways (SAA) have reopened discussions on the creation of a Pan-African Airline, following the withdrawal of Takatso, an investment firm set to acquire a majority stake in SAA.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 08:15:10 GMT
EACC Summons Ex-Murang'a Governor Wa'iria to Face Corruption Charges
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has summoned former Murang'a Governor Mwangi wa Iria and seven others to face charges in a Sh140 million corruption scandal.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 08:04:47 GMT
Kenya Power Slashes Electricity Bills By 13.7% From May
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya Power has announced a 13.7% drop in electricity bills starting from May, providing much-needed relief to consumers grappling with the high cost of living.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 12:35:37 GMT
South African-Based Fashion Brand Foschini Group Exits Kenya
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Foschini Group Kenya, a South African-based fashion brand, has announced its exit from the Kenyan market after appointing new liquidators to take over its establishments.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 11:49:52 GMT
Single Online Portal to Enhance Ease of Doing Business Unveiled
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Trade and Investments Cabinet Secretary (CS) Rebecca Miano today unveiled an online portal that seeks to enhance the ease of doing business in the country.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 11:48:28 GMT
LSK Denounces Koome's Call for Crackdown On Striking Medics
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has denounced a directive by Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome ordering firm action on medical professionals on strike after he termed their protests a nuisance.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 11:35:20 GMT
Stray Buffalo Kills Man Aged 60 in Voi Town
[Capital FM] Voi -- A 60-year-old man with hearing impairment has died following an attack by a stray buffalo in Voi town.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 08:00:14 GMT
Super Obiri Puts Up Master Finish to Defend Boston Marathon Title
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya's Hellen Obiri put up a well calculated final stretch finish to outkick compatriot Sharon Lokedi and defend her Boston Marathon title, winning the race in 2:22:37 on Monday.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 07:54:51 GMT
Chebet's Boston Hatrick Dream Shattered As Ethiopia's Lemma Wins
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Evans Chebet's dream of becoming the first man since Robert Cheruiyot in 2008 to win the Boston Marathon three times in a row was shattered, as the defending champion settled for third place, clocking 2:07:22 in a race won by ...

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 15:57:06 GMT
Tore Bobe! Shabana Earn Massive Victory Over Muhoroni in Survival Fight
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Shabana FC have earned a massive three points in their fight to remain in the FKF Premier League, after edging out fellow strugglers Muhoroni Youth 2-1 at the Jomo Kenyatta Stadium in Kisumu, in a bottom of the table duel.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 04:48:49 GMT
Kenya's Cost of Living to Drop Further On Lower Food, Fuel Prices
[Business Day Africa] Kenya is poised for a sustained decline in inflation, propelled by a consecutive four-month downturn in fuel and food prices alongside a robust shilling, offering respite to consumers grappling with a soaring cost of living.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 16:58:51 GMT
4 Kenyans Named Among Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 Class of 2024
[Capital FM] Forbes Africa has released its annual 30 Under 30 list, which celebrates the achievements of exceptional young entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders under the age of 30. This year's list, 2024 Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list, includes fo...

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 12:21:15 GMT
Govt Unveils Shirika Plan to Integrate Refugees From Daadab and Kakuma Camps
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The government has announced its intention to implement the Shirika plan, aiming to integrate settlement for over half a million refugees currently residing in the Daadab and Kakuma refugee camps.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 12:21:12 GMT
Former Murang'a Governor Wa'iria to Be Charged With Sh140 Million Fraud
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Former Murang'a Governor Mwangi wa Iria is among eight former county officials facing charges from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) over alleged procurement fraud amounting to Ksh.140 million between 2015 and 2016.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 12:12:45 GMT
The Refs Are Killing Us! - KPA's Ojukwu Lashes Out At Officiating in Equity Win
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) head coach Anthony Ojukwu was left fuming at the officiating as his side narrowly edged oit rivals Equity Hawks 57-55 to remain unbeaten and top of the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Women's Prem...

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 12:11:22 GMT
Unstoppable! Thunder Go 19-0 in Commanding Victory Over KPA
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Nairobi City Thunder continued with their unbeaten run in the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Men's Premier League, with a commanding 82-57 victory over defending champions Kenya Ports Authority, to go 19-0 top of the standi...

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 12:20:43 GMT
Bore Urges Medics to End Strike and Heed Dialogue Call
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Labour Cabinet Secretary Florence Bore has urged striking doctors to end the strike and give dialogue a chance for the benefit of Kenyans.

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 04:56:09 GMT
Kenya, Nigeria Recall Children's Cough Syrup Over Toxic Substance
[Business Day Africa] Kenya and Nigeria's health regulators have initiated a recall of a specific batch of Johnson & Johnson's children's cough syrup following the detection of elevated levels of a potentially hazardous toxic substance.

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 12:23:51 GMT
Two Alleged Al-Shabaab Recruiters Detained for 21 Days in Mombasa
[Capital FM] Mombasa -- Two individuals suspected of recruiting young people into joining terrorist groups in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be detained for a further 21 days.

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 12:09:24 GMT
At Least 323 Households Adversely Affected By Heavy Rains in Kirinyaga
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Kenya Red Cross Society says at least 323 households in Thiba, Mwea West subcounty in Kirinyaga have been adversely affected by heavy rainfall experienced in the past few days.

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 12:09:24 GMT
Moderna Pauses Plans to Build Vaccines Facility in Kenya
[New Times] American drugmaker Moderna said on Thursday, April 12, that it had paused its plans to build an mRNA vaccine manufacturing plant in Kenya as demand for vaccines in Africa falls.

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 09:09:14 GMT
Kenya Has Made Commendable Strides in Ending TB, but the War Is Not Over Yet
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global health concern, with 10.6 million people falling ill with the disease worldwide and 1.3 million dying from it by 2022, according to the World Health Organization. According to the 2022 Global...

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 05:51:50 GMT
Kenya and Somalia Agree to Combat Terrorism and Insecurity
[Shabelle] Nairobi, Kenya -- President William Ruto of Kenya and President Hassan Mohamud of Somalia held a meeting at State House, Nairobi, on Thursday, focusing on joint initiatives to combat terrorism and general insecurity in the region.

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 09:09:39 GMT
Daktari Smart Telemedicine Initiative Targets 32,400 Children
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Daktari Smart, a telemedicine programme run by Gertrude's Children's Hospital, plans to reach 32,400 children in five counties in the initial stage.

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 05:06:50 GMT
Kenya's Weekly Coffee Earnings Decline By $2 Million
[Business Day Africa] Kenya's Coffee experienced a 20 percent decline in overall earnings for the week, attributed to low volumes, despite a rise in the value of a 50-kilo bag, according to market data from the Nairobi Coffee Exchange.

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