How to Book SGR and Travel by Train in Kenya

It takes approximately four and a half hours to travel by SGR train from Mombasa to Nairobi, a trip that usually takes almost 10 hours by bus. This is How to Book SGR online.

Relief for Motorists as Tanzania Rolls Out Cheaper Fuel

TAQA Dalbit has announced the commissioning of Tanzania’s first integrated Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling station and conversion centre branded Master Gas located at Pugu Road-Airport Area in Dar es Salaam.

NCBA Economic Forum Reveals Hurdles to 6% GDP Growth

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Equity Bank CEO Vouches For Refugees Creating Wealth

Equity Group Managing Director and CEO, Dr James Mwangi, has called for increased social inclusion of refugees in Africa.

Kenya Goes For Low Hanging Fruit in Push For 5.5 Million Tourists

The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) is seeking to grow tourism arrivals into the country to 5.5 million in the next five years, as it reaches out to private sector players for collaborative efforts to market the country.

KRA to Facilitate Large Taxpayers to Raise Sh 1.1 Trillion

Large taxpayers are those who accrue an annual income of up to Ksh1.3 billion.

KRA Sets Sights On Informal Sector To Expand Its Tax Base

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has pledged to address challenges faced by informal sector in a bid to encourage them to pay taxes.

KRA Redeploys Trade Expert Lilian Nyawanda To Customs & Border Control

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Smallscale Farmers To Access Digital Credit For Inputs And Insurance

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KRA Online Auction Opens Bidding Process To All Taxpayers

Previously a physical process, the KRA online auction is part of technological strategies aimed at streamlining tax administration procedures to enhance service delivery and improve revenue collection.

Six Counties Gearing Up For Big Maize Harvest

Kenya is expected to harvest more than 17 million bags of maize in six out of the 47 counties.

CBK Signals Drop In Cost Of Living, Retains Interest Rate At 10.5%

The Central Bank of Kenya Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has retained the Central Bank rate (CBR), Kenya’s signal interest rate at 10.5%, citing a fairly stable inflation regime.

Joho Brothers Face Multi-Million Loss

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The Cement Billionaire Building His Own Power Plants

His recent forays into the green energy sector, however, paint a picture of a man on a mission. In the past year, Raval has been on a run investing in power generation plants.

Commonwealth Secretary-General Lectures African Ministers On Tourism Recovery

Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, has emphasised that collaboration is needed more than ever before to build a resilient tourism sector.

Cyber Terror: How Hackers Hit Kenya

Kenya's online infrastructure faced one of the biggest large-scale attacks it has ever experienced on Thursday, July 27 - as key online government services as well as mobile money systems were hit, exposing massive cyber-security vulnerabilities.

KRA Earns Sh15B From a Tech-Powered Raid On Betting Companies

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GoK Cooking Oil Dispensers Set to Hit the Streets

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How Jeff Bezos’ Amazon Forced Ruto’s Hand

Kenya has in recent months been on a charm offensive meant to attract investment by American firms, including Amazon, into the country, through programs including the US-Kenya business roadshow launched in April this year.

Relief for PSV Drivers as Retesting Rescheduled

Following engagement with stakeholders including representatives of PSV operators, the government has announced on Tuesday, July 11 that the retesting exercise had been postponed to September 1st, 2023.

Fuel Prices Rise Despite Court Order Blocking Finance Bill Implementation

The increase of fuel prices is inevitably set to trigger further increases on prices of key items, as manufacturers and transporters  farmers pass the additional costs on to consumers.

Special Benefits Businesses at Two Rivers Will Enjoy in New Deal

Two Rivers stated that the SEZ would be the only one focused on the service sector in Nairobi. Enterprises operating in the SEZ will enjoy several benefits including various tax breaks.

Kenya, EU Seal Trade Deal – What You Should Know

Most notably, the deal guarantees immediate duty-free, quota-free access to the EU market for all Kenyan exports. It also lessens various restrictions on imports and exports deemed discriminatory or unjustifiable, and eases customs restrictions.

How I Plan To Revive Mumias Sugar, Ruto Reveals New Cabinet Strategy

President William Ruto said the Cabinet will discuss the revival of Mumias Sugar with a view to securing land and make it profitable for both the county and sugarcane farmers. 

James Mwangi Makes Ksh6.7B Rwanda Bet

Equity Group is looking to acquire a controlling 91.93% stake for $48.1 million (Ksh6.71 billion).  According to Equity, the move would make it the second-largest lender in the Rwandese market, strengthening its regional ambitions.

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