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Banks slow down acquisitions and mergers

Only one acquisition has been recorded so far IN 2018, a departure from last year where the country registered four, with more banks expressing interest in acquiring others

Govt unveils Sh5.3b programme to enhance food security

The primary target of the AgriFi initiative is the smallholder farmers, pastoralists and their groups who are occasional market players with the potential to become full players in specific value chains

Kenya to begin oil exports in December

Permanent Secretary Andrew Kamau said that the Early Oil Pilot Scheme will help Kenya become a crude oil exporter while providing valuable information on the international market for Kenyan crude

Kenya to reform laws to enhance biodiversity conservation

Tobiko says the ministry of Environment has formulated and reviewed laws and regulations to implement the provisions of the constitution as well as the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Kenya mulls ICT tax incentives to reduce imports

CS says Kenya will require over 50 million smart devices in the next two years due to increasing reliance on technology to fuel all sectors of the economy

Real estate sector attracts investors amid high returns

Among them is Cool Breeze Development Limited, a Nairobi-based group of investors, which last week unveiled plans to construct five 14-floor blocks in a gated community in Nairobi

Push and pull over system of government

While some political leaders believe the current presidential system is perfect for the country, others say Kenya needs a three-tier form government

Investors lose Sh10bn as stocks tumble

Decline in stock prices have been recorded across the board but mainly on counters in the energy and petroleum, telecommunications and technology and construction and allied sectors

Uhuru, Raila handshake a boon to economy

Analysts noted that the positive political environment has led to a stable macro-economic environment that has come as a huge boost to the shilling

Kenya earned Sh115b from 2017 fresh produce exports

Fresh Produce Consortium of Kenya says the sector remained resilient amid political and economic uncertainties of 2017 with flower exports bringing in Ksh 80 billion up from Ksh70.8 billion in 2016