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August 17, 2017 5:49 AM US Export-Import and overseas Private Investment Corporation to finance the project

NAIROBI, KENYA: The Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA) is now set to oversee the construction of a new high speed highway that will cost Sh230 billion. Bechtel International, a US based engineering firm will do the construction after signing the agreement with the Kenya's Highway Authority. "Bechtel has been selected to build the first high-speed 1

August 16, 2017 9:00 PM Contractor misses deadline for Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) has pushed forward the commissioning of the new Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline after Lebanese contractor Zakhem International failed to deliver the project in July. Completion of the pipeline, which is expected to substantially increase the flow of petroleum products and displace at least 70 trucks from the Nairobi-Mombasa 4

August 15, 2017 8:31 AM Kenya: Petrol Down By Sh1.01 but Diesel, Kerosene Up in Latest ERC Review

Super petrol has gone down by Sh1.01 while diesel has increased by Sh1.39 and kerosene by Sh0.86 per litre. ERC says the move follows the decrease in landed costs of imported petrol in July as well as an increase in landed costs of imported for diesel and kerosene. Starting midnight August 14, motorists in Nairobi will buy super Petrol at Sh96.08 per litre 1

August 14, 2017 9:06 PM Tourism CS projects MICE segment to propel sector growth by 20pc

By KENNEDY KANGETHE, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 14 – Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala says the sector will defy the election fever and grow by 20 percent this year up from the 17 percent growth in 2016. Balala projects the growth will be driven by Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions. Currently, the Mara is on full board due to the wilderness 3

August 14, 2017 9:00 PM Tourist numbers fall due to rising post-poll tensions

Tourism CS Najib Balala singles out international media for negative publicity, including exaggerating situation. Negative coverage by the international press and perceived tensions after last week’s elections are hurting tourism prospects, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala said yesterday. The CS said at a media briefing in Nairobi between April 6

August 14, 2017 4:21 PM 11 die when boat capsizes off Kenya's Lamu

Ten of the dead were members of the same family and were heading to a local airport to catch a flight to Mombasa on Sunday. MOMBASA, KENYA - Eleven people drowned when the boat they were travelling in capsized in turbulent waters in the Indian Ocean off Kenya, officials and witnesses said on Monday. Ten of the dead were members of the same family and were heading 1

August 14, 2017 9:23 AM What Nairobians expect from governor-elect Sonko

NewsWhat Nairobians expect from governor-elect Sonko Nairobi residents are this week expected to start adjusting to the reality of living under the governorship of Mike Mbuvi Sonko – the flamboyant and populist politician, whose plans for the city have excited and scared thousands in equal measure. Powered to the high office by a slew of populist interventions 2

August 14, 2017 7:18 AM Eight family members feared to have drowned in Lamu boat capsize

By CORRESPONDENT, MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug 14 – At least 8 people feared dead after a boat capsized Sunday night within Kizingitini in Lamu in the Indian ocean. According to Lamu County commissioner Joseph Kanyiri, one person has been rescued alive. In June, at least eight people died after a passenger boat capsized in the Indian Ocean, off Lamu Island 3

August 13, 2017 10:20 AM Kenya Tourism Federation assures tourists that country is secure

An umbrella body for the multi billion shilling tourism industry, Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF) has given an assurance to tourists wishing to visit Kenya that the nation is secure. KTF National chairman, Mr Mohamed Hersi said in a statement availed to The Standard that it shall continue to operate its 24 hour safety and security centre in case of any occurrences 5

August 12, 2017 9:01 PM Hassan Joho, Hassan Omar rivalry a duel that never was

For the first time, it looked like Mombasa’s self-proclaimed Sultan would lose his Sultanate to an abrasive, bare-knuckled challenger to his throne. But after the dust had settled and the results tallied, the much-touted race for Mombasa’s top job was an anti-climax. Mr Joho got just under 220,000 votes while Omar garnered just under 44,000 votes 6