Fred Matiang’i appointed acting Interior CS – Kenya

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Fred Matiang’i as acting interior secretary to replace Joseph Ole Nkaissery, who has died suddenly. The replacement was named to avoid a vacuum in leadership as the country prepares to hold elections, Kenyatta said in a televised national address in the capital, Nairobi, on Saturday. Nkaissery, 67, died shortly More...

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By admin On Saturday, July 8th, 2017
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Kenya interior CS Gen Nkaissery dies in hospital after a short illness

Kenya’s interior minister has died in hospital, the government said on Saturday, a month before the country is due to hold national elections. “It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce the sudden More...

By admin On Friday, July 7th, 2017
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Islamic finance provides Kenyans with cushion against drought

Hamara Hujale tries to keep an eye on two squirming children and a pot of simmering ugali – a white doughy dish – as she reaches for her buzzing phone. After speaking a few words, she hangs up and scribbles More...

By admin On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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How Islamic finance players can win trust of consumers

By Jaafer A rapid growth of Islamic finance in Kenya has continued to raise questions over its benefits to society as well as its possible impact on the stability of the country’s financial services sector. These More...

By admin On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Urban growth a boon for Africa’s industrialization

The 2017 Economic Report on Africa calls for harnessing urban growth By Franck Kuwonu There has been much talk about Africa’s urban dividends—the increased prosperity and sustained socioeconomic development More...

By admin On Friday, June 9th, 2017
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May to form fragile government after UK election debacle, uncertainty over Brexit talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May will form a government supported by a small Northern Irish party after her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in an election debacle days before talks on Britain’s More...

By admin On Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Jubilee’s Promise of affordable Energy’s behind schedule – Lake Turkana Wind Power

The biggest wind farm in sub-Saharan Africa is ready for launch but will remain idle until next year as Kenya’s government has not yet installed the transmission lines needed to get the clean power to customers, More...

By admin On Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Kenya Lowers Growth Forecast as Drought Cuts Food Output

Kenya will cut its growth forecast to reflect the impact of a drought that slashed agricultural output in East Africa’s biggest economy and left the country short of its staple food, Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich More...

By admin On Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Kenyan elections are a source of nervousness for investors in East Africa’s biggest economy

BLOOMBERG Kenya’s elections may prompt violence that evokes the unrest that killed at least 1,100 people following a disputed vote a decade ago if the electoral authorities fail to ensure this year’s process More...

By admin On Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Kenya: critical voices “silenced” ahead of August polls

By: Robert Kibet The abduction, torture and murder of the prominent Kenyan human rights lawyer Willie Kimani is only the tip of the iceberg in a pattern of violence and intimidation aimed at silencing dissent as More...

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