— The International Olympics Committee has offered to mediate between the government and the National Olympics Committee of Kenya (Nock) to end a dispute arising from mismanagement of athletes in Rio Olympics. Several Nock officials are facing charges in court over the fiasco. (Daily Nation)

— Kenya to wrestle control of national carrier from the European giant, KLM, whose partnership with Kenya Airways the Ministry of Transport says is untenable. (The Standard)

— All is set for the ruling coalition Jubilee and Opposition Cord rallies in Nairobi and Mombasa respectively this Saturday. While Jubilee led by President Uhuru Kenyatta will launch a new party, Opposition leader Raila Odinga will be celebrating his party’s 10th anniversary. (The Star)

— A cloud of secrecy shrouds proposed East Africa Community free trade pact with Europe as the region’s presidents gather in Dar es Salaam Thursday to make their final decision. Tanzania is yet to sign the deal. (Business Daily)

— Kenya government to invest 200 million U.S. dollars in agriculture over the next five years to enable farmers access finance, farm inputs, technology and machinery to spur food production, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said. (People Daily) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana


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