From midday on Saturday, a 41-gun salute will take place for Prince Philip in cities including London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, as well as in Gibraltar and at sea from Royal Navy warships, the Ministry of Defence said. They will be broadcast online and on television for the public to watch from home.
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This is an outstanding performance compared to the month of February when KRA collected Ksh127.7 billion, registering a performance rate of 105.1% to surpass its February revenue collection target. Despite the slow economic progression, KRA registered 11.2% revenue growth, collecting a surplus of Ksh6.6 billion in March 2021. This is the fourth month running that KRA posted an improved and above target performance since December 2020.
All licenses issued to private institutions for the importation of the vaccines have thus been suspended until further notice, the Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe announced on 2nd April, throwing private entities that had committed funds to the initiative into a spin and leaving a huge population of Kenyans at the mercy of government. “The participation of the private sector in the vaccination exercise now threatens the gains made in the fight against Covid-19 across the country,” Mr Kagwe said said.
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CBK stated that the resumption of charges would be subject to review in line with principles announced in December 2020 of customer centricity, transparency and disclosure, fairness and equity, choice and competition and affordability.
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The chamber, which represents businesses from across the country, also wants the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) to allow lenders to restructure loans for clients as happened at the onset of the pandemic in the first quarter of 2020.
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In his address, Kagwe noted that, with new infections on the rise, it is a race against time for governments to re-look at some policy interventions necessary to provide appropriate coping and recovery mechanisms to respond to the crisis.