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  • Forum seeks ways to tackle Nairobi traffic jams

    April 17, 2017 6:46 PM 2

    Congestion and traffic jams cost Kenya Sh37 billion annually and now a major conference has been lined up in Nairobi to look at ways of developing a better transport system. The conference will be addressed by experts in the transport sectors from Africa among them former Tanzanian deputy minister Athuman Mfutakamba and Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport

  • Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital returns ID cards for unpaid bills

    April 17, 2017 3:44 PM 2

    The Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital has returned close to 35,000 identification cards that were being held as security for unpaid bills to their owners. The hospital’s Chief Executive Wilson Aruasa further clarified that the hospital no longer takes ID cards as collateral from patients who are unable to pay bills. He was reacting to a story published

  • Tour van stickers will help weed out fakes, says operators

    April 16, 2017 5:48 PM 2

    Operators say introduction of tourism service vehicle stickers that distinguish tour vans from public service vehicles, would help weed out unscrupulous players. Firms had for years been lobbying for their introduction in efforts to regulate the sector. They were finally launched last week by Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala. Although tour vans are supposed

  • EABL threatens to sue politicians for infringement on its brands

    April 16, 2017 3:44 PM 2

    Beer and spirits manufacturer East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) has threatened to sue politicians for infringement on its brands. The politicians, many of whom are youthful aspirants in the August general election, are said to be branding EABL products with their images, party colours and campaign slogans without the brewer’s consent in a move targeting

  • Substituting maize with sorghum, millet and pigeonpeas

    April 15, 2017 10:46 AM

    Substituting maize with sorghum, millet, pigeon-peas, cow-peas and green grams has helped farmers in Busia County overcome effects of failure of short rains last year. The International Crop Research for Semi-Arid Tropic (ICRISAT) in collaboration with the Busia county government and the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)

  • New system to develop maize varieties faster

    April 15, 2017 10:46 AM

    Researchers have discovered a new system that shortens the time needed to develop new maize varieties. The Marker-Assisted Recurrent Selection (MARS) system helps breeders develop improved, higher yielding and drought-tolerant varieties faster than ever before, according to International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) researchers

  • ERC announces reduced prices of fuel in new review

    April 14, 2017 12:55 PM 2

    The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has announced a decrease in fuel prices with super petrol going down by Sh3.06. In the April price review, households that use kerosene to cook and light will pay Sh3.58 less per litre. The price of diesel also went down by Sh1.82 per litre in the new pump prices. In a statement released Friday, the commission said that the reduction

  • 4 statements by United on passenger's removal from flight

    April 14, 2017 5:23 AM 2

    The first three were from the parent company's CEO, Oscar Munoz. The fourth was posted on the company's website Thursday after a news conference by the passenger's attorneys. This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United. I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers. Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities

  • Honda Kenya expands to Burundi

    April 12, 2017 5:27 PM 1

    Honda Kenya is set to spread its wings to Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura. The firm’s Chairman Dr Isaac Kalua said the firm had already clinched a dealership agreement with Burundi’s Old East Company, which has already opened a motorcycle shop in Bujumbura. He spoke when he hosted Burundian Vice President Gaston Sindimwo for a tour of Honda’s plant in Industrial

  • Reliance Jio offers 84GB data for 84 days at Rs 309 to Prime members

    April 11, 2017 2:41 PM 4

    NEW DELHI: After regulator TRAI nixed its three-month complimentary offer, Reliance Jio on Tuesday announced a new plan that offers its Prime members 1GB of 4G data per day for 84 days at Rs 309. Similarly by paying Rs 509, Jio Prime subscribers would be able to avail 2GB of 4G data per day for the next 84 days. Both the offers come with unlimited domestic