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East Africa Economic Outlook Shows Mixed Fortunes

East Africa Economic Outlook: The East African Community (EAC) is one of the leading regional economic organizations in sub-Saharan Africa and has made great...

Raising Questions: Aisha Jumwa’s 100-Day Pay Rise Promise for Civil Servants

"Civil servants are a demoralized lot, and we don’t want to see them suffering. They are unable to cope with the high cost of living occasioned by runaway inflation. As Kenya Kwanza government, we want to revamp their morale by increasing their salaries as soon as possible," the Cabinet Secretary stated.

One Town One Bar: Storm Over Rigathi’s Alcoholism Proposal

Gachagua is pushing county governments in the Mt. Kenya region to cut the number of the entertainment joints whose licenses allow them to operate late into the night, as opposed to regular bar licenses requiring them to close at 11 pm.

Ruto: Why Unga is Still Ksh200 Despite my 100-Day Promise

One of Ruto's key promises on the campaign trail had been that he would reduce the cost of living within his first 100 days in office. He had singled out the price of unga (flour), arguably the important food commodity in most Kenyan households, and vowed to bring the price of a 2kg packet down from the current Ksh200 to below Ksh100 within the first 100 days. This promise has gone unfulfilled so far, and Kenyans continue to grapple with record-high food prices.

Tourism sector to increase earnings to Sh175 billion

Strategic plan 2018-2023 also seeks to double number of tourists to Kenya

Ruto’s Warning for Tax-Evading Big Shots

According to the President, powerful individuals in government have been avoiding paying their taxes in previous years - a practice he says he will bring to an end.

NBK Signs Partnership To Cover Loan Defaults By SMEs

National Bank of Kenya (NBK) has partnered with African Guarantee Fund (AGF) to offer a partial guarantee in respect of defaults arising from loans to various private and public sector SMEs.

September hardest month for Kenyans as fuel tax bites

Inflation rises to 5.71% up from 4.04% in August

Uhuru launches new generation coins

Circulation of the new generation coins begins today following the launch by President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Central Bank of Kenya. The new coins drop...

Nationwide Blackout: Businesses Suffer as Kenya Power Fails

Businesses were among the worst hit after a power outage hit most parts of Kenya on November 2, 2022. At the time of going to press, the ongoing blackout had lasted for close to four hours. Power outages were reported across counties including Nairobi, Machakos, Makueni, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kiambu and Busia.