East Africa: EACJ to Rule On Case Facing the Central Bank of Kenya

By Zephania Ubwani Arusha — The East African Court of Justice (EACJ) will decide on a case filed against the regulator over the collapsed Imperial Bank Limited in Kenya. The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) had been sued at the regional court over alleged losses incurred for taking over the control of the bank in

Kenya: Woman Gives Birth at Hospital Reception Area as Nurses Enjoy Their Tea

By Evelyne Musambi A video of a woman giving birth at a hospital reception in Athi River as nurses took tea has been shared online, angering netizens. The incident, which happened at Shalom Hospital, was filmed and uploaded by a man who had taken his wife to the hospital when the woman arrived in labour.

Kenya: 20 Counties Now on Hunger Watch

By Gerald Andae Seven more counties have been added to a hunger watch list by the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) as prolonged dry weather conditions continue to bite across the country. This raises the number of food and water scarce counties to 20, with authorities warning that more devolved units could be affected as

Kenya: From Roads to Water, Nairobi Slum Upgrades Bear Fruit for Residents

By Wesley Langat Nairobi — Food vendor Mary Akinyi, 39, a single mother of three, arranged her dried fish on a table at the side of a busy road in Kibera, Nairobi’s largest slum, getting ready for peak hours in the early evening. The road, built in 2014, has been good for business. “Many people

UPDATE 2-Kenya’s NIC Group shareholders back merger with CBA

(Adds details) By Omar Mohammed NAIROBI, April 17 (Reuters) – NIC Group’s shareholders have approved its merger with the Commercial Bank of Africa, the company said on Wednesday, paving the way for the two companies to create the third-biggest bank by assets in East Africa. The deal is subject to approval from regulators and NIC

Kenya: Cuban Doctors Leave Lamu, Garissa and Wajir

By Kalume Kazungu, Amina Wako Cuban doctors posted to counties bordering Somalia are leaving their stations after their colleagues were kidnapped in Mandera. At the weekend, the two specialists posted to Lamu left in a huff as the government evacuated medics attached to Wajir and Garissa counties. “It’s true. The two Cuban doctors travelled out

Kenya: Cuban Doctors Assured of Their Security After Al Shabaab Abduction

By Jemimah Mueni Nairobi — The Chairman of the Council of Governors Wycliffe Oparanya has assured Cuban doctors working in the country of their safety, following the abduction of their two colleagues from Mandera on Friday. Oparanya said the incident is isolated but assured that the government will step up their security as they serve

Home market still a dream for African carmakers

* Home-grown carmakers hope for slice of huge African market * Global car giants also making a push in Africa * Local firms face same obstacles but lack finance, infrastructure By Duncan Miriri NAIROBI, April 12 (Reuters) – Since its launch in 2014, Mobius Motors, Kenya’s only home-grown automaker, has only produced around 50 test

WEEKAHEAD-AFRICA-FX-Tanzanian shilling to hold steady, Uganda’s to weaken

NAIROBI, April 11 (Reuters) – The Kenyan and Ugandan shillings are expected to weaken against the U.S. dollar in the next week to Thursday while Tanzania’s currency is likely to hold steady, traders said. KENYA The Kenyan shilling is expected to remain under pressure from increased dollar demand in the energy sector and excess liquidity

Kenya: Lillian Omollo Fights to Keep Sh33 Million Frozen Over NYS Graft Case

By Sam Kiplagat Former Youth and Gender PS Lillian Omollo has dismissed claims that money she holds in several banks are proceeds of crime. While opposing an application by Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) for the cash to be forfeited to the government, Ms Omollo said there is no connection between the money and the National

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