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Martin K.N Siele is the Content Lead at Business Today. He is also a Quartz contributor and a Baraza Media Lab-Fringe Graph Data Storytelling Fellow. Passionate about digital media, sports and entertainment, Siele also founded Loud.co.ke

From KQ to SportPesa CEO & MP: Inside Ronald Karauri’s Embattled...

It has been an incredible, and embattled rise for Karauri, the son of former Tigania MP Mathew Adams Karauki, to one of the most influential figures in business and politics.

Ruto Secures Visa-Free Entry for Kenyans Visiting South Africa

Trade, tourism and travel between Kenya and South Africa is set to get a lot easier after the two countries struck an agreement for visa-free entry for Kenyan passport holders visiting South Africa for a maximum of 90 days a year. The new rules will take effect on January 1st, 2023.

Court Orders KQ Pilots to Return to Work as Losses Mount

The Court issued the decision on Tuesday, November 7 in a bid to break the stalemate that has hit the loss-making airline hard. Justice Ann Mwaure put the pilots on the spot for disregarding a temporary injunction issued by the court stopping the strike

5 Mega-Projects in Ruto’s Ksh500B Deal With UK

President William Ruto met UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at the sidelines of the COP27 conference on climate change currently taking place in Egypt. Sunak took the opportunity to announce that the UK would fast-track financing packages for green energy projects in the country, to the tune of Ksh500 billion.

Kenya Airways Recruits New Pilots as Strike Enters Day 3

It remains to be seen how quickly Kenya Airways could potentially recruit and onboard new pilots, particularly in the face of a global pilot shortage and its own financial struggles. With the post-Covid bounce back in the aviation sector, demand for pilots is projected to outstrip supply in most regions globally between 2022 and 2024 — and continue to worsen over the next ten years.

SGR Contract: 9 Conditions China Set for Ksh437B Loan to Kenya

Murkomen shared with newsrooms the contract seen by Business Today. Questions, however, remain on whether Murkomen left out key parts of the deal. The documents failed to reveal any information on the collateral Kenya put up for the project - previously reported to be the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) and its assets including the Port of Mombasa.

KQ to Lose Ksh2.1B Per Week as Pilots Strike

The national carrier made the disclosure in a statement issued hours after KALPA confirmed its decision to proceed with the strike from Saturday, November 5, citing their right to withdraw labour as enshrined in Article 41, Chapter 4, of the Constitution.

How Kenya Reacted to Ruto’s 51 PS Picks

Several nominees took to social media to thank the President for nominating them to roles central to the implementation of his campaign promises. Kenyans, however, had mixed sentiments on the list - which mostly featured allies and loyalists of the President, including losers in the 2022 polls.

Najib Balala Lands New International Job

Founded in 1903, FFI describes itself as the world's oldest international conservation organization. It focuses on the protection of threatened wildlife and habitats around the world. FFI enjoys patronage from the UK Royal Family, with Prince William its current patron.

The Last Laugh: Prof. Wainaina’s Grand Return to KU

“We have individuals who are very ignorant and behave as if they have never entered a classroom… they don’t understand that Kenya has never operated in isolation. We shall deal with those individuals swiftly and very effectively,” a furious Kenyatta stated at the time.