The second-hand clothes sector in Kenya, better known as Mitumba, paid Ksh12 billion in taxes in 2019, and employs over 2 million people. A new report from the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) commissioned by the Mitumba Consortium Association of Kenya, offered numerous insights into the lucrative sector which continues to face threats despite its contribution to the economy.
March 8 is International Women’s Day. This article is part of a week-long series from Business Today celebrating African women and highlighting their challenges they face.
Mr. Mwakumona had argued that the sale of alcoholic drinks in low quantity packages made it easily affordable and accessible to the youth. The rejection of the new packaging requirements brings relief to the beer manufacturers who would have been forced to purchase new bottles and install new packaging lines and reduce their staff numbers due to a fall in volumes of alcohol sold.
Betty's announcement came shortly after launching her barbershop AfterShave by Flair at the close of January 2021. BK Closet is part of Betty's entrepreneurial empire in the beauty and clothing sector, including the ever-growing Flair by Betty salon, which she launched in 2018, Aftershave by Flair barbershop and express nail salons and Flair for kids stores in the making.
The High Court directed the bank to compensate Matingi to the tune of Ksh2 million, agreeing that his rights had been violated.
Njambi has been off the air for 6 years and was excited to announce her return on her Instagram page. 1n 2018, Njambi was in and out of hospitals as she battled Endometriosis. She managed to raise funds and travelled to the United States to seek medical attention. After a number of surgeries and procedures, Njambi has been doing well health-wise.
Kenyans have expressed conflicted feelings toward the administering of vaccines and have relayed their concerns to governors who have in turn put the President on the spot. Governors implored President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga to receive the jab publicly to eliminate fears.
According to TSC, those interested in the vacancies should submit their applications online through the commission's website by March 8, 2021. The Commission noted that it was an equal opportunity employer and persons with disabilities (PWDs) were encouraged to apply.
"This year we have seen a record number of restaurants, over 150, so diners will be spoilt for choice. We’ve made it even simpler, so all one has to do is visit any one of the participating outlets and ask for their burger week deal," she added. Burger week 2021 is assured to reach far and wide as Uber eats will provide delivery services for non-restaurant burger lovers.
The service will be accessible via USSD or a mobile app, and is expected to serve a wide range of purposes. Notably, the solution is designed to promote responsible spending of student loans by locking in funds for specific allocations, such as tuition or library fees.