A first as Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is nominated as author and translator for the International Booker Prize

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o has become the first writer to be nominated for the International Booker prize as both author and translator of the same book, and the first nominee writing in an indigenous African language. The 83-year-old Kenyan and perennial Nobel favourite is among 13 authors nominated for the award for best translated fiction, a £50,000 More...

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By admin On Saturday, March 27th, 2021
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COVID-19 Pandemic Kenya Reimposes COVID-19 Restrictions

NAIROBI – Kenya reimposed COVID-19 restrictions after the country’s positivity rate this week jumped to 22 percent, a 20 percent increase since January. Addressing the nation Friday, Kenyan President More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
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Policing in Britain under the spotlight

Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain met with law enforcement officials yesterday after the London police faced a firestorm of criticism for cracking down on a vigil on Saturday. Officials are More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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Diaspora Remittance up by 7.3%

Source: Wall Street Kenya Foreign remittances are a key source of income for many low-income households in Kenya. Kenyans living abroad sent home $278.4 million in January 2021, a 7.3% improvement from the $259.4 More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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UK-Kenya Trade Agreement May Threaten Regional Integration

Source: Maritime Executive. The United Kingdom (UK) parliament has warned that the British government’s new bilateral trade agreement with Kenya could undermine the East Africa Community (EAC) regional integration More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021
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Funeral fist-fight between Kenyan MPs

Two Kenyan MPs have exchanged blows at a funeral after one of them insinuated that the other was corrupt. “We have several leaders here in the company of our deputy president who have a tainted life. More...

By admin On Wednesday, December 30th, 2020
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Telcos are the new banks’ – Safaricom Plc sets eyes on Kenya’s Money Market

Safaricom Plc, Kenya’s leading mobile firm, is looking for partnerships with fund managers and investment banks as it seeks to become a fully-fledged financial services provider. “Safaricom Plc is in negotiations More...

By admin On Thursday, December 17th, 2020
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U.S. charges Kenyan militant with researching 9/11-style airplane hijacking

Reuters: U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday they had charged a Kenya-born militant with terrorism-related offenses, including conspiring to hijack aircraft for a 9/11-style attack on an American target on behalf More...

By admin On Sunday, December 13th, 2020
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Virtual Jamhuri Day 2020 Celebrations for Kenyans in the Diaspora -London/Rome/Paris

Kenyans in cities across the world joined online platforms to celebrate 57th Jamhuri Day. In London the virtual celebrations, first of kind were led by H.E Manoah Isipisu, Kenya’s High Commissioner to the More...

By admin On Sunday, December 13th, 2020
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Kenya’s ice cream, chocolate maker Glacier Products clinches investment from EXEO Capital

KENYA – Glacier Products Ltd, one of Eastern Africa’s leading ice cream and chocolate confectionery manufacturers operating from Kenya has received an undisclosed amount of investment from EXEO Capital, a More...

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