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October 31, 2017 12:46 PM Hold dialogue after Uhuru is sworn in, lobby says

The Ameru Professionals lobby says a national dialogue to help the country heal from political divisions can only happen after President Uhuru Kenyatta is sworn in. Land Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi, who is the chairman of the forum, said such a discussion should also involve all critical players in the political, business and religious circles 11

October 31, 2017 7:34 AM Politics: Top 10 numbers that defined economy during 2017 elections

NAIROBI, KENYA: Politics, according to American writer and comedian Groucho Marx, is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. The Kenyan economy has been through a season described by President Uhuru Kenyatta as difficult few weeks in which “our democracy has been tested to the limits 9

October 30, 2017 7:11 PM Safaricom CEO takes medical leave for ‘number of months’

Telecoms operator Safaricom on Monday said chief executive Bob Collymore had taken medical leave to receive specialised treatment for a “number of months”. Company chairman Nicholas Ng’ang’a made the announcement in a circular to employees, but did not disclose the nature of Mr Collymore’s sickness. “On behalf of the board, management and the entire 11

October 30, 2017 7:00 AM How poverty stands in the way of growth

The fact that Africa struggles to meet development goals is not a secret but an understanding of the role poverty plays in this process is less common. Africa seems to be caught in a vicious cycle where a poor status of development exacerbates poverty — and poverty negatively affects the ability of Africans to meet development goals. According to the organisation 8

October 28, 2017 10:05 AM NZ govt urges pay equality for rugby women

Wellington - New Zealand's new government has moved swiftly to target pay equality in rugby union, criticising the salary gap between top men and women players in the country's most popular pastime. Pay parity was a campaign policy of the Labour Party, which formed a three-way coalition government just days ago, and sports minister Grant Robertson on Saturday 12

October 26, 2017 8:37 PM Danone Invests $60M in Plant-Based Beverage Factory Expansion

French multinational food and dairy firm Danone plans to invest $60 million in an expansion of the company’s Mount Crawford, VA facility to increase the site’s production capacity for plant-based beverages and add on warehouse space, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced in a Oct. 18 press release. Operated by DanoneWave, a White Plains, NY-based business 4

October 23, 2017 4:50 PM Four Points by Sheraton debuts in Tanzania with first Arusha hotel

Marriott International has opened the Four Points by Sheraton Arusha, The Arusha Hotel, marking the debut of the brand into Tanzania. Founded in 1894, The Arusha Hotel, which has been rebranded after renovation, will operate under Four Points. The 106-guestroom hotel will be developed in Arusha's central business district near the Clock Tower, the Kilimanjaro 8

October 22, 2017 6:34 AM Jkuat graduate falls victim to Mogadishu bomb attack

There is a chilling joke in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that a Kenyan head fetches $3,000 (about Sh300,000). The import of this unpleasant taunt is Kenyans are preferred targets of the Al-Shabaab militia group for abduction, torture and even murder. For Kenyans living or working in Mogadishu, this realisation forever keeps them on the edge — cautious 12

October 21, 2017 9:04 PM Over 30,000 workers lose jobs in the midst of soaring food prices

Political uncertainty has taken a toll on trade and economic activities in the Coast region with tourism sector players reporting layoffs due to a drop in the number of hotel guests. Over 30,000 contract and casual workers have lost their jobs owing to a drop in the number of tourists arriving at the Coast, according to sector players. Kenya Association 11

October 20, 2017 3:21 PM Nakuru county to invest in arts to create jobs

Nakuru County government will invest in theatre and art to create jobs for the youth. Deputy Governor Erick Korir on Friday said the introduction of prime arts and comedy segments in nearly all television stations was a clear indication that art is a paying venture. “The county government will make good use of the available theatre infrastructure and scout 14