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Kenyans Reject IMF Loans in Attempt to Curb Corruption

At the close of April, the Ministry of Health had spent Ksh1.3 billion even though the approved budget was Ksh976.8 million. In similar regard, a report by Auditor General Nancy Gathungu revealed how Ksh2.3 billion was lost in procuring Covid-19 medical supplies.

Uber Faces Off With Home-Grown Apps After Launching in Nakuru

Uber is set to face stiff competition from home-grown ride-hailing services such as Wasili Cabs and Rafiki Cabs - which capitalized on the absence of big players such as Uber and Bolt in vibrant but smaller towns and urban centres such as Nakuru, Eldoret and Kisii.

Rich Foreigners to Buy Kenyan Citizenship in Plan to Spur Investment

Investors will be required to put their money in high-impact enterprises creating jobs and raising Kenya's export earnings to be eligible. The plan is seen as a way of growing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows into the country.

Bank Manager Sued For Fraud Claims Sh200 Million After Winning Case

Mr Ndegwa had been accused of conspiring to steal Ksh163 million from the bank, and now says their prosecution was made in bad faith and on unfounded claims. Mr Ndegwa says the lender, the DPP and the Inspector General of Police should be made to pay for the suffering he underwent and for loss of earnings. He says the police failed to conduct proper investigations before arraigning them.

How Shaffie Weru’s Ksh680K Salary Compares to Kenya’s Highest Paid Presenters

High ratings translate to increased, more lucrative advertising deals, which are the bread and butter for many media houses. Advertising is what keeps the lights on. A figure like Shaffie is able to command a huge listenership - raising his value to the company.

Top Shows For Kids This Holiday

Stock up on some snacks because DStv and GOtv is bringing top shows for kids this holiday season. There is a great line-up of...

KEPSA Adds Its Voice to Homeboyz Radio Saga

"As such, the use of derogatory language on both mainstream and social media that supports the acts of GBV and condemning the victims is unacceptable. It is possible to maintain decency and respect in a democratic space where freedom of speech is encouraged. We should ensure accountability and uphold professionalism and respect for human dignity," Kepsa noted.

AU Secures 400 Million Vaccine Doses for Member States

The direct acquisition of vaccines by the African countries through the AVATT initiative is part of the continental objective to achieve a minimum of 60% immunization of the African population, in order to eliminate COVID-19.

Interview: South African Techpreneur Aisha Pandor Out to Sweep Kenya

Touching base on their recent expansion into  Kenya, Aisha credited their choice to begin with the East African country, to its growing start-up e-commerce ecosystem and the pre-existing culture of domestic help that required modernisation.

Kisumu Passenger Train Set for Maiden Trip as Residents Await Benefits

Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) expects residents of Western Kenya to enjoy rides between Kisumu and Nakuru where they will be able to join the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) to Nairobi and Mombasa. The line, more than 100 years old, has remained neglected since 2008 when Rift Valley Railways was named the concessionaire.