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Kenya’s tourism industry, as it were, contributes 10% of economic output and employs over two million people, a large percentage of whom lost their jobs due to the pandemic. Data from the Ministry of Tourism shows the sector raked in Ksh163.5 billion in 2019 and is projected that the figure would grow by 1% in 2020. International visitors fell to fewer than 500,000 in the first 10 months of 2020 as compared to 1.7 million in the same period in 2019, leading to a loss of Ksh100 billion.
A new government report, done by the Kenya Dairy Board, has offered hope in a sector that has been a constant pain for farmers due to lower prices of milk caused by a glut in the market during the rainy season which takes the most of part of the year. According to the report, revenues from milk has improved by 3 per cent over the past five years, a significant growth in an industry that has just know price declines and losses.
A 28-year-old man from Marsabit County is traversing 25 counties on a bicycle to create awareness on the deadly Coronavirus disease. Fredrick Ochieng, who is on the phase two of his anti-coronavirus campaign, hopes to cycle from Tana River to Turkana through 23 other counties.
Cooper K-Brands Group Managing Director Mucai Kunyiha says the plant will be used to manufacture mineral salts and nutritional products for dairy cattle and poultry.
Kenya is among the largest exporters of roses in the world accounting for 38% market share of the EU market which includes Netherlands, France, Germany, and Norway
Most of the firms operating in the region were also found to be seriously flouting the law on ‘change of user’ on land by turning land meant for agricultural activities into mining spots
Child labour especially during planting season, where a child is able to take home up to Ksh500 in a day is affecting education standards.