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February, 2018

  • 23 February

    Kenya hauls tuskers aloft in move to reduce human wildlife conflicts

    Kenya hauls tuskers aloft in move to reduce human wildlife conflicts

    SOLIO RANCH, Kenya – Wildlife officials in Kenya kicked off a relocation operation for 30 elephants on Wednesday, fitting monitoring collars on the tranquilised animals before using cranes to swing them, inverted with bound feet and scything tusks, onto flatbed trucks. Kenya has several thousand elephants, who face threats …

  • 23 February

    Why food crisis remains a thorn in flesh for Kenya

    Why food crisis remains a thorn in flesh for Kenya

    By GERALD ANDAEMore by this Author By JACQUELINE KUBANIAMore by this Author Kenya’s food situation is worsening despite intervention by the government. A myriad of problems ranging from corruption, weak policies, armyworm invasion, cartels, post-harvest wastage, outdated farming practices and declining soil fertility are to blame for the country’s perpetual …

  • 23 February

    Kenya power net profit down 30.3 per cent on increased financing cost

    Kenya power net profit down 30.3 per cent on increased financing cost

    Kenya power has posted a 30.3 per cent drop in its net profit to Sh2.97 billion compared to sh4.2 billion recorded during the same period in 2016. In a notice to the press, the power distributor attributed the fall in profits to the general slowdown of the economy and an …

  • 23 February

    Kenya Power profit down on fuel costs

    Kenya Power profit down on fuel costs

    Low water levels at Sondu Miriu hydroelectric station in Nyakach, Kisumu County. Drought has led to low volumes in most power generation dams. [Collins Oduor, Standard] Kenya Power’s fuel costs have nearly doubled, cutting the company’s profits by a third to Sh2.9 billion in six months ended December 2017. The …

  • 23 February

    Iranian terror suspects won’t fly out of Kenya soon

    Iranian terror suspects won’t fly out of Kenya soon

    Iranian nationals Sayed Mansour Mousavi (centre) and Ahmad Abolfathi Mohammad at the Supreme Court , the two are accused of plotting a terror attack against Israel Embassy . [George Njunge / Standard]   Two Iranians accused of plotting to attack Israeli’s embassy five years ago will not leave the country …

  • 23 February

    ?Editorial: Kenyans deserve to know why another Eurobond and its use

    ?Editorial: Kenyans deserve to know why another Eurobond and its use

    Thursday’s report that Kenya has successfully priced a new $2 billion (Sh203 billion) Eurobond issue at the London Stock Exchange should not just get the government excited without addressing the concerns of Kenyans. ALSO READ: Kenyans deserve to know why another Eurobond and its use Using his twitter handle, President …

  • 23 February

    NGWIRI: Why Kenya remains a hunting ground for recruits to

    NGWIRI: Why Kenya remains a hunting ground for recruits to

    By MAGESHA NGWIRIMore by this Author A strange silence has descended on Kenyans at a time when they should be utterly horrified at the news that greeted them on Monday this week: That a bunch of terrorists had been planning to strike at targets in the capital city by detonating …

  • 23 February

    Geothermal Energy Grows in Kenya

    Geothermal Energy Grows in Kenya

    Across all of East Africa, there’s potential for some 20,000 megawatts of geothermal energy, according to a report from agencies including the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa and the United Nations Environment Program. But Kenya and the surrounding region face many challenges to harnessing its full geothermal potential. Lack of funding …

  • 23 February

    Police launch investigations over stolen video camera at Kericho County Hospital

    Police launch investigations over stolen video camera at Kericho County Hospital

    A team of doctors from Michigan State University perform cardiac pacemaker heart implantation at the Kericho County hospital. Kericho governor Paul Chepkwony and his Bomet counterpart Dr. Joyce Laboso witnessed the historical procedure [PHOTO: NIKKO TANUI] Criminal Investigation Division officers have launched investigations over the theft of a video camera …

  • 23 February

    Amid claims of police brutality in Kenya, a watchdog fails to bite

    Amid claims of police brutality in Kenya, a watchdog fails to bite

    She was christened Samantha, but her delighted Kenyan parents quickly nicknamed their tiny daughter “Pendo,” which in KiSwahili means “Love.” Six months later, in August 2017, Pendo was lying in her mother’s arms at their one-room home in the western city of Kisumu when Kenyan police burst in. The riot officers were …

  • 23 February

    AG opposes making homosexuality legal in Kenya – Citizentv.co.ke

    AG opposes making homosexuality legal in Kenya

    The Attorney General is opposed to legalising homosexuality in Kenya. He has asked the court to dismiss a case seeking to decriminalise a section of the Penal Code that makes it illegal to have consensual same sex. Through lawyer Jeniffer Gitiri, the office strongly opposed the petition saying that declaring …

  • 23 February

    DP Ruto defends Kenya’s appetite for borrowing – Citizentv.co.ke

    DP Ruto defends Kenya

    Deputy President William Ruto on Friday defended the Jubilee government’s borrowing spree that has sunk the country into a Ksh.4.8 trillion debt. Speaking in Nyeri County when he commissioned the construction of Kiawara-Ngaringiro road, the Deputy President dispelled rumours that the rising debt is not sustainable. The country’s second in …

  • 23 February

    [Statement] End selfishness and start working Raila tells ODM

    [Statement] End selfishness and start working Raila tells ODM

    Ladies and Gentlemen; We have just come out of one of the toughest election battles in our history that tested our capacity beyond limits as a party and a nation. The election produced one of the strangest results; the lowest voter turnout in our history too.We are grateful to you …

  • 23 February

    Kalonzo, Mudavadi join Raila in show of unity during ODM fete

    Kalonzo, Mudavadi join Raila in show of unity during ODM fete

    Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi Raila Odinga in ODM’s delegates meeting. [Courtesy] Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka and ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi on Friday joined Opposition leader Raila Odinga during the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) delegates meeting in the wake of disquiet within NASA coalition. Speaking during the governor’s council meeting, Raila described …

  • 23 February

    South Sudan reacts after Kenya’s travel advisory – Citizentv.co.ke

    South Sudan reacts after Kenya

    South Sudan has expressed disappointment with Kenya’s decision to issue a travel advisory warning against travelling to the Greater Upper Nile region over insecurity. While insisting that the country is safe for Kenyans, South Sudan ambassador to Kenya Chol Ajongo said that they were not consulted before the advisory. “Speaking in my …

  • 23 February

    Generation Kenya delivers another 4,000 youths for Kenya job market » Capital News

    Generation Kenya delivers another 4,000 youths for Kenya job market » Capital News

    The new graduates join a growing alumni network of 8,000 talented workers contributing to the growth of the country’s economy/CFM NEWS By JOSEPH MURAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 23- Some 4,000 beneficiaries of Generation Kenya, a program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with McKinsey …

  • 23 February

    Row over Kenyan oil revenues threatens to delay production

    Row over Kenyan oil revenues threatens to delay production

    In the decades before oil was discovered in the northern Kenyan region of Turkana South, 100,000 poor villagers living in arid scrubland relied on a lone church-run health centre in Lokichar town for medical help. Since Tullow Oil found crude there six years ago, the London-listed company has funded a 40-bed …

  • 23 February

    Kenya doesn’t borrow carelessly, no scandals in Sh203 billion Eurobond, says Ruto

    Kenya doesn't borrow carelessly, no scandals in Sh203 billion Eurobond, says Ruto

    Deputy President William Ruto has defended the new Sh203 billion Eurobond and external borrowing saying the cash will be spent on development, not scandals. Kenya announced the successful pricing of a new $2 billion (Sh203billion) Eurobond transaction on Thursday. More on this: Kenya secures Sh203 billion in new Eurobond President Uhuru …

  • 23 February

    Kenya, Uganda seek to deepen tourism cooperation

    Kenya, Uganda seek to deepen tourism cooperation

    Kenya, Uganda seek to deepen tourism cooperation  Kenya Broadcasting Corporation Full coverage Source link

  • 23 February

    Kenya: Drought Emergency Appeal revision no 3, n°MDRKE039

    Kenya: Drought Emergency Appeal revision no 3, n°MDRKE039

    This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some CHF 29,686,126 (increased from CHF 25,062,572) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (IFRC) to support the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 1,373,294 people (an increase from 1,033,300 people), …