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  • Agri-business; where the future of Kenya lies #AskKirubi

    January 23, 2014 2:12 PM 5

    For a long time I have been puzzled as to why young people are not taking the leap and looking for opportunities in the agricultural sector. Agribusiness has the potential to do much more than we think but we are stuck in the mind frame that it is a dirty job and is for the unemployed. If at all that is how you think then I pity you. We come from the lineage

  • Wildlife Body nudges Hong Kong to destroy Its Ivory Stock

    January 23, 2014 11:35 AM 7

    As the Endangered Species Advisory Committee of Hong Kong’s Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) gathers to decide the fate of the region’s stockpile of confiscated ivory on Thursday, January 23, the African Wildlife Foundation is urging Hong Kong to join a growing number of countries in destroying its ivory stockpile and publicly

  • Kenya FA receives Fifa backing

    January 23, 2014 8:38 AM 25

    World governing body Fifa has given Football Kenya Federation a clean bill of health in regard to their activities. In a rare show of support to the besieged local federation, the Zurich-based body says they are pleased with milestones reached by FKF and especially the appointment of a finance manager. Fifa has also assured FKF that they will receive

  • More Kenyans set to access medical insurance

    January 22, 2014 8:52 PM 6

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 22 – More Kenyans are set to access medical insurance through an affordable micro-insurance health cover that targets low income earners. The cover jointly launched on Wednesday by British American Investments (BRITAM), Changamka Micro Insurance and Safaricom Limited provides a family medical cover at an annual subscription of Sh12,000 for a cover

  • KPCU says Sh900mn worth of assets vandalised

    January 22, 2014 8:36 PM 6

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 22 – The Kenya Planters Cooperative Union (KPCU) board has disclosed that over Sh900 million worth of assets was vandalised during the four years that the company was under receivership. Board Chairman William Gatei says the assets include a milling machine worth Sh859 million at its headquarters in Nairobi, three coffee huller machines

  • ‘My flock is ready to pay tax,’ AK boss

    January 22, 2014 11:03 AM 18

    Posted by MUTWIRI MUTUOTA on January 22, 2014 NAIROBI, Kenya, January 22- Athletics Kenya (AK) chief, Isaiah Kiplagat, says his flock is ready to remit their returns as required by the Kenya Revenue Authority under measures requiring sportspersons to pay tax. Speaking to Capital Sport in his office on Wednesday, Kiplagat additionally announced he had written

  • Railway to cost Kenyans Sh120bn more

    January 22, 2014 5:25 AM 8

    Updated Tuesday, January 21st 2014 at 23:51 GMT +3 NAIROBI, KENYA: The cost of constructing the standard gauge railway has now hit Sh447.5 billion after Treasury, for the first time, revealed other costs not known to the public. Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich on Tuesday told the parliamentary Public Investment Committee (PIC) that the project

  • Most Kenyans use phones for banking – survey

    January 21, 2014 9:06 PM 4

    Presenting the findings, KBA Director for Research and Financial Markets Jared Osoro said that 60 percent of the Kenyans surveyed use their mobile phones for financial and banking transactions. Rural residents use mobile phones more for financial transactions (71 percent) than their counterparts in urban areas (51 percent), with Eastern scoring the highest

  • US cruise ship returns to Mombasa in less than a month with 670 tourists

    January 21, 2014 8:06 PM 14

    Updated Monday, January 20th 2014 at 20:28 GMT +3 MOMBASA, KENYA: A US-owned luxurious cruise liner made a return trip to Mombasa port less than a month after it docked on Boxing Day, last year. The ship, christened MS Nautica, on a round the Indian Ocean voyage docked early yesterday morning with 670 passengers from 18 different nations, majority of whom were Americans

  • Kamau taken to task over railway render

    January 20, 2014 8:57 PM 6

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 20 – Transport Cabinet Secretary Engineer Michael Kamau was on Monday hard-pressed to explain why the government flouted procurement regulations in awarding the controversial railway tender to a Chinese firm. Kamau was particularly required to clarify why the government has to pay a loan insurance of 6.93 percent in constructing the Standard