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: Why Kenya’s Daadab Refugee Camp May Not Be Closed Soon

Kenya may be forced to delay closure of Dadaab Refugee Camp to avoid creating a situation of stateless people. Nairobi’s delegation attending this year’s inter-governmental meeting on refugees and statelessness, in Geneva, Switzerland, last week admitted there were still people in Dadaab who may not return to their countries because they are Kenyans or qualify

Kenya: Bridge Linked to Man-Eater Lions Turns 120

Motorists driving through Tsavo West National Park on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway marvel at the giant bridge on the modern railway line at Man Eaters near Manyani Township. The 1900-metre-long concrete and metal behemoth standing on thick concrete pillars across Tsavo River was installed by Chinese engineers as they built the standard gauge railway (SGR). The

WEEKAHEAD-AFRICA-FX-Ugandan shilling seen firmer, Tanzania’s to soften

KAMPALA, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Traders expect Uganda’s shilling to strengthen against the dollar next week, but predict a weakening of the Tanzanian currency and those of Kenya and Zambia to hold steady. UGANDA The Ugandan shilling is forecast to strengthen against the U.S. dollar next week, helped by hard currency inflows from investors buying

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

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: All Set for 2019 KCSE and KCPE Examinations

Nairobi — The Ministry of Education has announced that all is set for the 2019 National Examinations for primary and secondary schools starting October 29. More than one million candidates are registered for this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations which will start on October 29, while some 699,746 others will sit for

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge Makes History By Running a Marathon in Under Two Hours

Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to run a marathon in under two hours, beating the mark by 20 seconds.The 34 year old’s sporting achievement in Vienna, Austria on Saturday was greeted with joy and pride in his native Kenya. “I’m feeling good. After Roger Bannister made history, it took me another 65 years.

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