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20140627 NEW WEBSITE FOR NAIROBI

NAIROBI CITY COUNTY RESIDENTS WILL NOW BE ABLE TO ENGAGE THE COUNTY AUTHORITIES ONLINE ON IMPORTANT ISSUES FOLLOWING THE LAUNCH OF THE NAIROBI GOVERNMENT WEB PORTAL. SPEAKING AT THE CEREMONY TO LAUNCH THE PORTAL, THE NAIROBI DEPUTY GOVERNOR...

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20140626 CURBING ILLEGAL TIMBER TRADE

KENYA, TANZANIA AND UGANDA HAVE SIGNED AN AGREEMENT THAT PUTS THE THREE COUNTRIES TOGETHER IN CURBING ILLEGAL TIMBER TRADE IN THE REGION. INTERPOL AND UN AGENCIES HAVE ALSO COMMITTED THEIR SUPPORT TO THE AGREEMENT THAT IS EXPECTED TO LAST F...

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20140625 BUSINESS ROUND UP

KENYA AIRWAYS RECORED A 3.4 BILLION LOSS AFTER TAX IN THE FIRST HALF OF FINANCIAL YEAR END 2013-2014 WHICH THE AIRLINE SAYS IS 57 % BETTER THAN THE PREVIOUS YEAR’S 7.8 BILLION SHILLINGS LOSS POSTED IN THE PREVIOUS FINANCIAL YEAR.THE AIRLINE...

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20140625 ENERGY TRADE

AS THE WORLD FOCUSES ON LINKING ENVIRONMENT TO THE ECONOMY, A REPORT RELEASED AT THE UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT ASSEMBLY HAS SHOWN THAT RENEWABLE ENERGY TRADE AMONG DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IS GROWING FASTER THAN in DEVELOPED COUNTRIES LED BY C...

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20140624 HARMONIZING MARKETS

EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY MEMBER STATES TODAY MET IN NAIROBI ON THE FIRST DAY OF A TWO DAY WORKSHOP, TO SET DIRECTIVES TO BE USED WHEN CAPITAL MARKETS AUTHORITIES OF THE MEMBER STATES WILL BE HARMONIZED. THE WORKSHOP IS A PROGRESSION OF THE WO...

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20140624 DIGITIZING LAND RATES TRANSACTIONS

IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE IMPROVED, EFFICIENt, TRANSPARENt AND EASE OF DOING BUSINESS,THE SINGLE BUSINESS PERMITS AND LAND RATES APPLICATION AND PAYMENT WILL NOW BE AVAILABLE ONLINE , THROUGH THE WEB PORTAL, AND AT JAMBOPAY AGENTS THROUGHOUT ...

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20140624 COMMUNICATION AUTHORITY OF KENYA

    THE COMMUNICATION COMMISSION OF KENYA HAS OFFICIALLY REBRANDED TO COMMUNICATION OF KENYA CAK AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE CONSTITUTION. PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA WHO OFFICIATED THE CAK LAUNCH APPLAUDED THE MILESTONES MADE BY THE NOW ...

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20140624 BUILDING BLOCKS FOR DEVOLUTION

A BASELINE RESEARCH REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DEVOLUTION IN KENYA WITH RESPECT TO PUBLIC FINANCE SYSTEM HAS REVEALED THAT THEY HAVE BUILT A STRONG MANAGEMENT AT COUNTY LEVEL, WHERE DEVOLUTION IS PROVIDING A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR KENY...

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20140623 BUSINESS NEWS WRAP

TURKANA RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO CONSIDER INVESTIN IN THE PIPELINE SO THAT THEY HAVE REVENUE THAT WILL HELP THE COMMUNITY FOR A LONG TIME INSTEAD OF ASKING FOR AN UPFRONT PAYMENT. PRESIDENT WHILE MEETING A DELEGATION OF LEADERS FROM T...

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20140620 EURO BOND TIDINGS

THE INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF KENYA (ICPAK) HAS LAUDED THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE OVERSUBSCRIPTION OF THE EUROBOND AS THE COUNTRY IS EXPECTED TO RECEIVE REVENUE THAT HAD BEEN ANTICIPATED SO THAT THE PROJECTS THAT HAD BEEN BUDGET...

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20140618 ACT NOW MR PRESIDENT

PRESIDENT KENYATTA HAS BEEN ASKED TO USE EVERY MEANS AT HIS DISPOSAL AS THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE DEFENSE FORCES TO CURB THE RISING INSECURITY IN THE COUNTRY. THE FEDERATION OF KENYAN EMPLOYERS WHICH SAYS BUSINESSES AT THE COAST REGION ...

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20140618 PROBING SURVEILLANCE TENDER

SAFARICOM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER BOB COLLYMORE TODAY APPEARED BEFORE THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION AND NATIONAL SECURITY TO SHED MORE LIGHT ON THE   SOPHISTICATED SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM DEAL BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AN...

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20140616 UNVEILLING TURKANA

THE COUNTY OF TURKANA WHICH HAS BEEN ON THE NEWS OVER THE YEARS FOR NEGATIVE NEWS,IS NOW KEEN ON STRENHGTHENING AN INDUSTRY NOT SO MANY PEOPLE WOULD EXPECT TO DO WELL IN THE COUNTY,TOURISM.WITH THE WORLD FLOODED WITH PICTURES OF HUNGRY TURK...

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20140613 REVIVING LEATHER INDUSTRY

THE GOVERNMNET WILL SOON STOP THE IMPORTATION OF ALL LEATHER PRODUCTS INCLUDING SECOND HAND SHOES AND SHOE PRODUCTS. THIS WAS SIAD BYT THE CABINET SECRTARY FOR INDUSTRALISTION AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT, ADAN MOHAMED WHO SAID THE PROLIFERAT...

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20140609 PRE BUDGET BRIEF

THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN ADVISED TO ADDRESS THE MICRO-ECONOMIC AND TAX SPECIFIC ISSUES IF THE MUCH DESIRED DOUBLE DIGIT ECONOMIC GROWTH IS TO BE ACHIEVED. THIS COMES FEW DAYS BEFORE THE UNVEILING OF THE MACRO-ECONOMIC AND FISCAL MEASURES WHI...

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20140606 RAINS HAVOC

MUCH BUSSINESS HAD TO CLOSE DOWN AS BUSINESS OPERATORS COUNT LOSSES AFTER A HEAVY DOWN POUR IN. THE AREA POPULARY KNOWN AS CARWASH IN KASARANI IS NOW A NO-GO ZONE.THE RECENT RAINS HAVE LEFT THE AREA ALMOST COMPLETELY SUBMERGED IN WATER FORC...

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20140606 TOURISTS SAVE HAVEN

RECENT BOMBINGS IN KENYA HAVE DENTED THE GOVERNMENTS PLANS TO BOOST TOURISM. TRAVEL WARNINGS ISSUED BY THE US, BRITAIN, FRANCE AND AUSTRALIA LAST MONTH HAVE SENT THEIR CITIZENS PACKING, EMPTYING KENYA’S PALM-FRINGED BEACHES AND FORCING HOTE...

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20140605 CASHLESS PSV FARE SYSTEM

KCB HAS TODAY PARTNERED WITH KENYA BUS SERVICES (KBS) TO UNVEIL A KBS DEBIT CARD DUBBED ‘ABIRIA CARD’ that will FACILITATE CASHLESS PAYMENT FOR THEIR COMMUTER BUSES.THE PARTNERSHIP IS IN LINE WITH THE GOVERNMENT DIRECTIVE TO HAVE ALL PUBLIC...

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20140604 BUSINESS ROUND UP

THE COUNTRY’S TOURISM INDUSTRY HAS TAKEN A DIP IN THE RECENT PAST AFTER MANY WESTERN NATIONS ISSUED TRAVEL ADVISORIES TO THEIR CITIZENS IN THE COUNTRY.THIS HAS LEFT THE GOVERNMENT GRAPPLING WITH SEVERAL OPTIONS AT ITS DISPOSAL,TO SAVE ITS E...

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20140603 COUNTIES FISCAL MAKE UP

  COUNTIES HAVE BEEN FACING A MYRIAD OF CHALLENGES IN FINANCE MANAGEMENT DUE TO INADEQUATE ALLOCATIONS FROM THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AS WELL AS UNREALISTIC BUDGETS BY COUNTY FINANCIAL OFFICERS. TO ADDRESS THE LOOMING CRISIS VARIOUS STAK...