Kenya: Nakuru Farmers Reaping Big From Dairy Farming

Dairy farmers in Nakuru County are raking in an average of Sh 1.6 million daily in raw milk sales to processors. One of the leading processor reaping from the increased production is Brookside. Last year, Brookside paid over Sh610 million to farmers in the county for raw milk deliveries, with supplies growing six per cent

Kenya Opens Second Phase of Massive Railway Project

Naivasha — Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta officially opened on Wednesday the second phase of his flagship infrastructure project: a Chinese-funded and built railway that will eventually link the port of Mombasa to Uganda. The latest stretch of track cost $1.5 billion and runs from Nairobi to the Rift Valley town of Naivasha. But critics say

Kenya: President Kenyatta to Launch Sh150 Billion Nairobi-Naivasha Standard-Gauge Railway Line

Nairobi — President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to open the second phase of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Nairobi to Naivasha. The commissioning of Phase 2A was delayed in May after locals who had surrendered their parcels of land for the construction of the line staged protests demanding compensation. Rail services were expected to

Tanzania: Us-China Trade War ‘To Blame for Tanzania Cotton Woes’

Dar es Salaam — The ongoing trade war between the US and China has been partly blamed for the current cotton marketing crisis in Tanzania, which has resulted in farmers withholding their produce over pricing concerns. Tanzania Cotton Board (TCB) director general Marco Mtunga has confirmed the problem, adding that the government was taking remedial

Kenya: More Men Dying in Road Accidents – NTSA Report

More men are dying in road accidents than women, new figures released by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) have shown. Of the ‭2,693‬ lives lost in road accidents between January 2019 and October 14, 2019, 2,266 were men and 427 women, according to the latest NTSA Repot on Road traffic crashes. In 2018,

Kenya: Remains of Kenyans Who Died in Ethiopia Crash Headed Home

Families who lost loved ones in the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on March 10, 2019 will begin receiving their remains on Monday for burial, the Nation has learnt. The Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines flight ET-302 crashed in Bishoftu, a few minutes after take-off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. On Sunday, the family of

Kenya: Air Afrik to Lay Off 200 Staff, Blames Stanbic on Taking Restructuring Process

Nairobi — Passenger and cargo carrier Air Afrik is set to reduce its work force in Kenya and South Sudan by 80 per cent in November. This means that 200 people working in the organisation will be rendered jobless in the company as from next month after the company announced to go through a restructuring

Kenya: Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda Inflation Rates Down, Says NBS

THE annual headline inflation rates for Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda for the month of September, 2019 dropped compared to the corresponding period in August, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. Addressing a press conference in Dodoma, NBS Acting Director of Population, Census and Social Statistics Ruth Davison said Tanzania’s annual headline inflation rate

Kenya: Collaboration Is Key to Battling Fraud in Banking Sector

Owing to the technological advancements the Kenya has made, the rise of fraud levels has escalated, leading to diverse initiatives being deployed to combat this recurring menace, says Mr. Lanre Bamisebi, Group CIO at Equity Bank limited. According to Bamisebi, one of the largest drawbacks towards the fourth industrial revolution is fraud. As the industry

Kenya: Fate of 400 Sportpesa Staff Remains Uncertain After Exit

The fate of 400 SportPesa staff remains uncertain amid speculation that they have been summarily dismissed. Media reports indicate that the employees were on Wednesday told that their services were no longer required because the betting business was not viable. DISMISSAL SportPesa Partnerships Executive Tom Bwana on Wednesday said that the staff had been told