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Ethiopia: Two journalists fled persecution
ESAT News (February 21, 2017) Two Ethiopian journalists say they have fled their country and have sought refuge in neighboring Kenya after unrelenting threats and persecution by Ethiopian regime security. Publisher and managing editor of “Yegna Press,” Ermias Seyoum and its editor-in-chief, (...)
[ESAT] 21/02/2017

 
South African Tiger Brands to exit Kenyan market
Firm to sell its 51pc stake to local partner Chris Kirubi.
[East Africa News Post] 21/02/2017

 
Africa: As Solar Refrigerator Keeps Mangoes Cold, Farmers' Profits Heat Up
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nziu -Solar-powered cold storage and biological pest control are helping protect Kenya's mangoes from climate change
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

 
East Africa: Kenya School of Law Ordered to Admit Ugandans
[Monitor] The Kenya High Court in Nairobi has quashed a decision by the Kenya School of Law (KSL) barring Ugandan, South Sudanese, Tanzanian, Rwandan and Burundian students from enrolling for KSL's Advocates Training Programme (...)
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

No matter what the IMF says, Kenya’s wage bill is not out of control
The wage bill situation would have been worse without SRC.
[East Africa News Post] 21/02/2017

Kenya: No Immediate Pay Review for Striking Lecturers
[East African] Striking Kenyan university dons will have to wait for four months before their demand for salary review can be addressed.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Kenya: Kenya Rugby coach quits
Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) has announced that Briton Ian Gibbons has resigned from his post as the Kenya Sevens Strength and Conditioning coach, barely five months after being appointed. Sports
[Panapress] 21/02/2017

Kenya: Politicians Plot to Bring Back Office of Prime Minister
[Nation] Kenyans could once again be saddled with the position of a prime minister if politicians have their way in carving the Constitution.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Kenya: Exams Now Free for Private and Public Students
[Nation] Examination candidates in private primary and secondary schools have been exempted from paying for the tests beginning this year.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

No immediate pay review for striking Kenya lecturers
The government is conducting job evaluations to guide salaries in the civil service.
[East Africa News Post] 20/02/2017

Kenya saw drought coming, but did little to avert food crisis
Kenya Meteorological Department had predicted the probability of the La Nina phenomenon, which is characterised by a long dry spell.
[East Africa News Post] 20/02/2017

Pastoralists move to north Uganda in search of food
Herdsmen have come in from the western part of the country and Karamoja, as well as from Turkana in Kenya, and South Sudan.
[East Africa News Post] 20/02/2017

Nairobi: Taqwa Sacco set to launch front office services
Shariah Compliant Savings and Credit Cooperative Society, Taqwa Sacco will this Wednesday launch its Front Office Service Activity (FOSA), marking a huge stride for the institution that formally began operations in 1998.     166 total views, 52 views today The post
[The African Business Fortune] 20/02/2017

Etihad Airways sign deal with KQ to execute checks on Boeing 787
By Staff  Airline carrier, Etihad Airways has entered into a deal with Kenya Airways to perform mandatory checks on its Boeing 787-8 fleet as part of an integration programme for the Gulf airline’s newest additions to its fleet. The first of six scheduled Boeing 787 C-checks begins this month, with the last one...
[The African Business Fortune] 20/02/2017

Kenya: Why You Can Still Register to Vote
[Nation] Are you an eligible Kenyan and had not registered when the voter listing ended on Sunday?
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Kenya: Kenyans Don't Mind Being Bribed for Votes - Poll
[Nation] A majority of Kenyans would not mind voting for political aspirants who splash money and promise them rewards during election campaigns.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

East Africa countries unveil joint tourism portal
Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have launched an online portal in a bid to market the region’s as a single tourist destination.
[East Africa News Post] 20/02/2017

Two Rivers, Nairobi’s newest mall, opens for business
Visitor enthusiasm was high and not least because of the marvel of the size.
[East Africa News Post] 20/02/2017

‘Phrases’
A poem on Kenya’s health sector strike, spoken by a politician, inspired by the Tanzanian false interpreter.
[East Africa News Post] 20/02/2017

Nairobi to process gold and gemstones at value addition centre
Most minerals and precious stones from the region are exported in raw form to processing centres in Asia, notably Hong Kong.
[East Africa News Post] 20/02/2017

Kenya: 3 Million Kenyans Need Relief Aid
[East African] Close to 3 million Kenyans are in need of relief assistance, official said.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Kenya: Why Ghosts of Post-Election Violence Could Return to Haunt Kenya
[Nation] The ghosts of the 2007-2008 post-election violence could return to haunt Kenya following a plan to air a documentary featuring testimonies of the victims.
[AllAfrica] 19/02/2017

Kenya: Governor Joho Markets Mombasa in U.S
[Nation] Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has been traversing the United States, marketing the coastal city as a tourist destination and a model city.
[AllAfrica] 19/02/2017

Kenya: Police Investigating Killing of MCA and Parliamentary Aspirant
[Nation] Police are investigating the killing of a Member of County Assembly (MCA) and a parliamentary aspirant who were on Saturday morning shot inside a bar in Marigat town, Baringo County, as violence escalated in the region.
[AllAfrica] 19/02/2017

Kenya: Why Nkrumah Wanted Jomo Kenyatta Exiled in Ghana
[Nation] Jomo Kenyatta would have been sent to exile in Ghana three years before Kenya's independence if efforts by pan-Africanist Kwame Nkrumah had succeeded, documents from the British Prime Minister's office show.
[AllAfrica] 19/02/2017

3 million Kenyans need relief aid
State House Spokesperson reveals $110m deficit in fights against crisis
[East Africa News Post] 19/02/2017

Kenya: Politicians in Conspiracy to Defeat Constitution
[Nation] Anyone who has been keenly following the political circus surrounding the forthcoming elections cannot have failed to notice that there are greater, more sophisticated forces at play.
[AllAfrica] 19/02/2017

Kenya: Work On Multi-Billion Shillings High Grand Falls Dam Set to Start
[Nation] Construction of the biggest dam in Kenya is set to kick off at Kibuka falls on River Tana.
[AllAfrica] 19/02/2017

Jazz festival to feature Kenyan artiste Christine
Christine’s performance will be the first for a Kenyan in the Kigali Jazz Junction.
[East Africa News Post] 19/02/2017

Kenya: Egyptian President Begins State Visit to Kenya
[East African] Nairobi -Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived in Kenya Saturday morning for a state visit.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

East Africa: Kenya Shifts Focus From Capital City to Grow Economy
[East African] Kenya is seeking to exploit economic opportunities in regions outside Nairobi to hasten the country's transformation into an industrialising middle-income status in the next 13 years.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Egyptian president begins state visit to Kenya
Sisi treated to full military honour in Nairobi
[East Africa News Post] 18/02/2017

Anthology of stories by Caine Prize authors
Chris Wanjala of the University of Nairobi’s Department of Literature recently compiled a collection of short stories under the title The Memories We Lost.
[East Africa News Post] 18/02/2017

Kenya: Uhuru, Ruto Second Term Lies in Hands of the Hungry, Governors
[Nation] This election year could not have begun more ominously for the government: Hungry voters, a never-ending doctors' strike, and both within months of a yet-to-be-resolved teachers' crisis.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Kenya: Doctors Can't Be Paid Like Tenderpreneurs
[Nation] Doctors, being labour, cannot be paid like entrepreneurs who win tenders. They sell their skill and labour for a wage, which is delayed and paid in arrears as salary.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Kenya: Kenyans' Eyes On Food Security As Rotich Prepares Budget
[Nation] The Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury has submitted to Parliament the Budget estimates for the financial year 2017-2018 which is a near reflection of what the Budget will look like.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Kenya: Jail Doctors and Patients Will Heal Themselves
[Nation] My interest in labour unions was dented a major blow when I was at Kenyatta University. Not only were union officials easily threatened into submission by the university administration, but on other occasions, there was evidence that a few of the top leaders were compromised. In one (...)
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Kenya: WhatsApp Will Win Battle of Meaning in Election
[Nation] Elections the world over are won by perceptions more than truth. And perception, especially among the masses, is mainly a construct of narratives aided by the use of the dominant medium of the day.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Kenya: Going Digital the Only Cure to Chaotic Healthcare System
[Nation] With a compound annual population growth rate of about 3 per cent, Kenya's population is predicted to reach 65.4 million in 2030 and 95.5 million in 2050.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Kenya: MP Aspirant Shot Dead at a Nightclub
[Nation] A ward representative and a parliamentary aspirant from Tiaty were shot dead at a nightclub in Marigat town, Baringo South.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Kenya shifts focus from capital city to grow economy
Forty-six counties grouped into four economic zones to boost competitiveness.
[East Africa News Post] 17/02/2017

Kenya: Nairobi's largest shopping complex opens doors to traders
Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's largest shopping complex opened in Nairobi on Friday, putting the Kenyan capital on the forefront as a leading destination for shoppers, officials said. Economy
[Panapress] 17/02/2017

Kenya: Safaricom makes M-Pesa more transparent
Traditional and mobile banking institutions have been urged to be transparent in their dealings by the business regulator, Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). This, according to Kachwanya.com, has resulted in Safaricom Limited updating mobile money transfer service, M-Pesa, to be in line (...)
[IT News Africa] 17/02/2017

Farmers in Africa to get quality seeds in new drive
A continental initiative aimed at enhancing food security through the production of quality certified seeds has opened in Nairobi.
[East Africa News Post] 17/02/2017

Kenya: Lecturers Ready to Go Back to Work for 30% Pay Raise
[Capital FM] Nairobi -University teaching staff are willing to take a 30 percent pay hike to end the ongoing strike, the Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU) has said.
[AllAfrica] 17/02/2017

Kenyan maize miller boss kidnapped in Mozambique
Eyewitnesses say he was abducted Thursday morning.
[East Africa News Post] 17/02/2017

Kenya: Ethiopia Denies Forcing Through Gibe Dams Project
[Nation] Ethiopia is denying claims that it forced through its controversial Gibe Dams Project without consulting its neighbour Kenya.
[AllAfrica] 17/02/2017

Nairobi now limits flights to turn around Kenya Airways’ fortunes
Gulf airlines stopped from increasing their frequencies to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
[East Africa News Post] 17/02/2017

Kenya: CMA approves listing of first Exchange Traded Fund
By Maurice Momanyi The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has granted approval for the listing of the first Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in Kenya, to be issued by NewGold Issuer (RF) Limited. NewGold Issuer (RF) Limited, a company incorporated in South Africa. NewGold Issuer (RF) Limited will issue and list 400,000 Gold...
[The African Business Fortune] 17/02/2017

Kenya: Safari Rally regains continental status
Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya returns to the Africa Rally Championship (ARC) series after two years, getting back to the fold with the 2017 Safari Rally in March. Sports
[Panapress] 17/02/2017



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