Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway adds five coaches to keep up with demand as tourism peek knocks on the door

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Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway adds five coaches to keep up with demand as tourism peek knocks on the door
<ul><li><strong>Kenya Railways has announced through its Facebook page that it will be adding five additional coaches from August 19th to 22nd, due to high demand for Madaraka Express tickets.</strong></li><li><strong>The announcement was warmly received by a section of Kenyans.</strong></li><li><strong>August is usually a peak season, which means increased numbers of passengers travelling or flying to various coastal […]
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Kenya’s innovative strength sees the country ranked the leading tech hub in Sub-Saharan Africa by WIPO

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Kenya’s innovative strength sees the country ranked the leading tech hub in Sub-Saharan Africa by WIPO
<ul><li><strong>According to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), Kenya’s so-called Silicon Savannah is unrivalled in Sub-Saharan Africa.</strong></li><li><strong>Kenya’s innovative strength has been attributed to startups’ easy access to credit and microfinance loans.</strong></li><li><strong>In the whole of Africa, South Africa took the crown followed by Kenya and Mauritius was ranked third.</strong></li></ul> <p class="">Kenya is the leading tech hub […]
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Kenya’s telecommunication giant, Safaricom, teams up with Mombasa County to give Coast General Hospital’s newborn unit a facelift worth $190,000

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Kenya’s telecommunication giant, Safaricom, teams up with Mombasa County to give Coast General Hospital’s newborn unit a facelift worth $190,000
<ul><li><strong>As per the Kenya Demographic Health Survey (KDHS) 2014 neonatal mortality rate lied at 22 per 1000 live births, 1.4 times the post neonatal Mortality rate.</strong></li><li><strong>Through its Maternal and Child Health programme, Safaricom Foundation has set aside KES10 million to refurbish the unit while Mombasa County has pledged KES9 million to be used to for […]
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Here are the faces of all the 15 men who have served as Kenya’s finance ministers since independence

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Here are the faces of all the 15 men who have served as Kenya’s finance ministers since independence
<ul><li><strong>The ministry is responsible for managing Kenya’s National and County Levels of Government Finances.</strong></li><li><strong>It derives its mandate from the Kenyan Constitution 2010, the Public Management Act 2012 and the Executive order No. 2/2013.</strong></li><li><strong>Considering that, here are all the men who have served as Kenya’s finance ministers at different times of the country’s history.</strong></li></ul> <p class="">The […]
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Kenya’s Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha brags he can give Africa’s ugliest man, William Masvinu a run for his money

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Kenya’s Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha brags he can give Africa’s ugliest man, William Masvinu a run for his money
<ul><li><strong>Mirror, mirror who is the ugliest of them all? Is the big question.</strong></li><li><strong>Kenya’s Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has alluded that he can give Africa’s ugliest man, William Masvinu a run for his money.</strong></li><li><strong>Zimbabwe’s national William Masvinu is the proud title holder of the ugliest man in Africa, having won the Mr Ugly title […]
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Kenya’s celebrated author, Ngugi wa Thiong’o bags the 2019 Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize

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Kenya’s celebrated author, Ngugi wa Thiong’o bags the 2019 Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize
<ul><li><strong>Kenya’s celebrated author, Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o has added another feature on his now colourful hat.</strong></li><li><strong>Ngugi, who is currently a Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and English at the University of California, won the literary prize for his acclaimed collection of essays, ‘Decolonizing the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature.”</strong></li><li><strong>Ngugi will be presented […]
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Kenya’s first fully electric cab service successfully zooms past its pilot phase to scalability phase emboldened by public interest and market which looks ready for takeoff

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Kenya’s first fully electric cab service successfully zooms past its pilot phase to scalability phase emboldened by public interest and  market which looks ready for takeoff
<ul><li><strong>On Monday, EkoRent launched their third electric cars charging stations at TRM mall located along Thika Road to much fun fare and public interest.</strong></li><li><strong>Led by EkoRent founder and CEO, Juha Suojanen, who flagged off 10 brand new vehicles bringing the total to 11 and successfully brought to a halt Nopia’s Ride pilot phase.</strong></li><li><strong>The company hopes […]
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Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways, goes all out to capitalise on the upcoming Easter holiday while it lasts

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Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways, goes all out to capitalise on the upcoming Easter holiday while it lasts
<ul><li><strong>Kenya Airways is set to increase the number of flights on the Kisumu and Mombasa routes during the Easter festivities.</strong></li><li><strong>The airline has gone a step further and even designated its Dreamliners which are typically used for international long-haul flights to the local market in a bid to cater to the high demand.</strong></li><li><strong>KQ says it will […]
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Kenya’s Transport Secretary roots for Chinese firm to clinch lucrative Nairobi rail deal worth $250 million at the expense of local firms

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Kenya’s Transport Secretary roots for Chinese firm to clinch lucrative Nairobi rail deal worth $250 million at the expense of local firms
<ul><li><strong>China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) is set to clinch the Sh2.5 billion contract to refurbish the old Nairobi commuter railway network.</strong></li><li><strong>Transport Secretary James Macharia who has already tabled the single-sourced deal before the Cabinet.</strong></li><li><strong>Mr. Macharia wants the Cabinet to approve the hiring of CRBC without subjecting it to competitive bidding, citing a lack of […]
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Kenya’s Britam Tower named the only skyscraper in Africa worth looking at by the world’s most renowned prize for high-rise architecture

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Kenya’s Britam Tower named the only skyscraper in Africa worth looking at by the world’s most renowned prize for high-rise architecture
<ul><li><strong>Britam tower, has received the Emporis Skyscraper Award – the world’s most renowned prize for high-rise architecture.</strong><li><li><strong>Britam Tower was the first skyscraper in Africa to feature among the winners since its inception in 2000.</strong><li><li><strong>Winners were chosen by a jury of architectural experts from all over the world, while the nominated buildings are judged based on […]
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South Korea is planning to sink in $100 million to set up Kenya’s first graduates-only information technology university

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South Korea is planning to sink in $100 million to set up Kenya’s first graduates-only information technology university
<ul><li><strong>South Korea is set to sink in Sh10 billion ($100 million) to set up Kenya’s first graduates-only information technology university.</strong><li><li><strong>The Kenyan institute will be located on a 22-acre plot at Konza Technopolis, Machakos.</strong><li><li><strong>Kenya Kaist is set to admit its first batch of Masters and PhD students in three faculties —Mechanical, Electrical and ICT Engineering, Chemical […]
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Mauritius is eyeing a piece of Kenya’s struggling sugar industry and hopes to turn it around

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Mauritius is eyeing a piece of Kenya’s struggling sugar industry and hopes to turn it around
<ul><li><strong>Mauritius-based firms have so far injected Sh3.2 billion as direct investment in local firms.</strong><li><li><strong>Kenya currently has 12 sugar millers with West Kenya, Transmara, Kibos, Butali, and Sukari Sugar companies leading in production.</strong><li><li><strong>Kenya’s total sugar production in the review period was 450,335 tones against a total demand of over 800,000 tonnes resulting in massive undersupply.</strong><li></ul> <p […]
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