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 Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
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Africa Diaspora Remittance – The hand that keeps giving.

  By Agnes Gitau Financing Africa’s public and private sector projects has always been an expensive business, the outbreak of COVID 19 has caused a tremendous strain on access to finance, in an already 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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Kenya’s frontline workers to be vaccinated soon

Kenya’s coronavirus vaccine roll-out will begin next month, with 1.25 million frontline workers to receive injections between February and June. Dr Mercy Mwangangi, the chief administrative secretary for health, 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, January 6th, 2021
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Western World leaders express shock as Pro Trump supporters storm Capitol Hill.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – World leaders on Wednesday expressed shock at the violent protesters who overran the U.S. Congress and attempts to overturn the Nov. 3 presidential election results which dealt a victory 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...

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