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October 15, 2017 8:50 PM Looming crisis as Kenya’s grain production set to fall by 6pc

Poor cereal harvest expected this year due to failed rains, says food agency Kenya’s grain production is set to fall by six per cent as effects of a prolonged drought become more apparent, data from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) reviewed by Nation Newsplex shows. This year, Kenya is expected to produce 3.8 million tonnes of cereals, which 1

October 13, 2017 5:09 PM Here’s what judges look out for when picking the champion bull

Tens of admirers stuck their necks across a cattle enclosure at the Jamhuri showground in Nairobi last week as they watched a group of judges inspecting the well-built animals that had earlier been paraded before them. Every year during the trade fair, and others, top farmers parade their steers before the judges who inspect and crown the animals 3

October 13, 2017 7:45 AM Kenya: 3.5 Million Face Starvation Amid Prolonged Drought

At least 3.5 million Kenyans are facing starvation due to the prolonged drought and erratic rains. The figure is an increase from the 2.6 million projected by the government at the beginning of the year. Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett on Thursday said the majority of those affected are from arid and semi-arid counties in northern Kenyan 6

October 11, 2017 11:07 PM AU's pledge of $100,000 relief items to Somalia in March just got delivered

The African Union’s pledge of a $100,000 in relief items to drought victims in Somalia six months ago has just been handed over to the Somali government. The assorted items including rice, sugar, beans and vegetable oil were handed over on Tuesday by the head of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Francisco Madeira on behalf of the Chairperson 1

October 11, 2017 6:55 PM Tea firms wage bill ‘to hit’ 54pc

Tea multinationals say wages could account for over half their cost after trade unions issued a seven-day strike notice to force implementation of a 30 per cent salary rise awarded by court in 2014. The Kenya Agricultural and Plantation Workers’ Union (KAPWU) says tea workers will down tools on October 17 paralysing activities at the international firms 7

October 11, 2017 11:55 AM Rainstorm expected in Abardares, Mt. Kenya region

The Kenya Meteorological Service has issued a warning for heavy rainfall affecting mainly the Abardare ranges region, Mt. Kenya region and South Rift Valley including Narok County. The weathermen say the heavy rainfall will begin at 3pm Wednesday and continue to Thursday extending into Western Kenya and Central Rift Valley. “A similar situation may be experienced 8

October 10, 2017 7:06 PM Relief as high import volumes cut price of sugar by 27 per cent

The factory price of sugar has dropped 27 per cent in the last two months as high volumes of imports helped to cool the high cost of the commodity, triggering further declined in consumer prices. The retail price of sugar has subsequently dropped from a high of Sh400 for a two-kilogramme packet in March to Sh250. The regulator attributes the decline 6

October 10, 2017 7:00 PM Political crisis deepens as Raila exits presidential race

Kenya was Tuesday thrust into political uncertainty after opposition leader Raila Odinga withdrew from the repeat poll that was due to take place at the end of the month, insisting the electoral commission had not shown a willingness to clean its house ahead of the election. Mr Odinga’s Nasa coalition, however, insisted there was nothing for rival Jubilee 3

October 9, 2017 4:01 AM Diesel consumption drops for first time in 7 years

Diesel consumption in Kenya dropped for the first time in seven years, pointing to a slowdown in an economy that uses the fuel to power industries, agricultural machinery and commercial vehicles. Industry data shows that consumption of diesel slipped to 1.24 billion litres in the first six months of the year compared to 1.25 billion litres during a similar 3

October 8, 2017 6:32 AM Cap on interest rates is awkward: KBA CEO Olaka

In this interactive series, we invite our readers to send in questions to select public figures. 1. Why is the banking sector agitating for the removal of the cap on interest rates? Isn’t it selfish of banks to only think of themselves and not the customers? Kenya is a liberalised economy, which means that industries, from manufacturing to transportation 6