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Environmental degradation

Global environmental experts to meet in Kenya in December

Environmental ministers, experts and business executives will meet in Nairobi early December to discuss strategies of fighting pollution and also make global commitments to...

Kenya to fast track ratification of WHO tobacco treaty

Kenya plans to fast track ratification of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) tobacco treaty that aims to combat illicit trade in tobacco products. Ministry...
livestock

Kenya launches livestock traceability to target export market

Kenya will on Wednesday start livestock identification and traceability initiative that aims to provide real-time identity and traceability of livestock as the country seeks...
Insurance

Kenya’s insurance penetration declines to 2.8 percent

Kenya's insurance penetration has declined to 2.8 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the first half of 2017 compared to 2.9 percent...

Kenya says cross-border transport corridor adheres to environmental rules

Kenya's Lamu Port South-Sudan Ethiopia Transport Corridor (Lapsset) project that seeks to link Kenya and its landlocked neighbors has adhered to globally recognized environmental...

Kenyan campaigners root for land rights for rural women

Kenya should enact new legislation to eliminate institutional and cultural barriers that have denied rural women access to arable land, campaigners said on Sunday...

Middle class “craze” pushes some Kenyans into debt

By Kenya's middle-class standards, Bob Otieno fits this definition well-- he has a car and lives in one of Nairobi's leafy suburbs. Like many other...
Maize

Kenya set to unveil hybrid maize resistant hybrids

Kenya said on Thursday that it will soon introduce a hybrid maize variety that is resistant to Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) in the market. Cabinet...
A supporter of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, lies on the ground after he was hit by a police truck during a protest along a street in Nairobi.

Kenya’s opposition calls off Tuesday protests

Kenya's opposition leaders on Tuesday shelved anti-electoral body's street protests to condole with victims of previous demonstrations which have paralyzed business in three major...
The Secretary General of FENOS-CI, Minister of Health and Public Hygiene representative and the President of the NGO Uplife at a press conference

Civil Society Groups Gears Up for 33 Days Immunization Project

As the world celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child, organizations in over ten countries launch the 33 Days to Power Up Immunization...
AgroCenta

AgroCenta Wins Social Good Category at 2017 Start-up Battlefield

Facebook celebrates Africa’s vibrant startup scene and rising talent at TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa 2017 Nairobi-based Lori Systems, with its product and service in the...

AfDB Rallies East Africa’s Private Sector for Stronger Partnerships

The Bank Group’s Resource Mobilization & Partnerships Department (FIRM) in collaboration with the East Africa Regional Directorate (RDGE), has concluded its first regional Business...

Expert urges Africa to make agribusiness more competitive

An international food policy expert on Thursday urged African countries to increase competitiveness in agribusinesses in a bid to sustain food security and increasing...
cybercrime

UN to assist Kenya to develop cybercrime laws

The UN specialized agency on information communication and technology (ICT) said Thursday that it is providing technical support to Kenya to assist the country...
electricity

Power tariffs fall in Kenya as geothermal production peaks

Electricity tariffs in Kenya are on a downward path as the East African nation steps up geothermal production. Production of the cheaper source of electricity...
The kitchen should not be the only place for girls

Kenya marks girls’ day with call to end abuse

Kenya on Wednesday marked the International Day of the Girl Child with a rallying call to end their abuse and discrimination. The 2017 International Day...

Pan African tax body roots for more intra-Africa tax treaties

The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) on Wednesday urged more African states to sign agreements on avoiding double taxation among themselves to boost revenues. "We...
export

Kenya says non-tariff barriers slowing down exports to E. Africa

Kenya said Tuesday that non-tarrif barriers are slowing down exports to the East Africa Community (EAC). Export Promotion Council (EPC) CEO Peter Biwott told Xinhua...

Africa’s agribusiness entrepreneurs mull ways to enhance roles in agriculture

African agribusiness entrepreneurs met in Nairobi on Monday to seek ways of enhancing their roles in agriculture. The five-day executive education program dubbed "Making Markets...
e-commerce

Kenya to launch new innovations to boost e-commerce in postal sector

Kenya will soon roll out a national address system to facilitate faster linkages between traders and consumers in the postal sector, a senior government...

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