Tag Archives: Kenya

24 October 21

Kenya Plans to Begin Local Vaccine Production by April 2022

The government of Kenya has announced that it will begin manufacturing the COVID 19 vaccine locally. Kenya is planning to begin these operations in April 2022. The move is designed to address supply chain challenges that have made vaccine access
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18 October 21

What Next for Kenya-Somalia Relations After ICJ Ruling

Relations between Kenya and Somalia have become stretched in recent years. The two countries have in fact cut diplomatic ties recently and have engaged in a series of public spats, mostly about the maritime border dispute, and Kenya’s continued military
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04 October 21

As East African terrorism moves West, the DRC is in the spotlight

A recent raid on a terrorist cell in Sudan’s capital Khartoum with suspected links to ISIS (also referred to as Daesh) is throwing once again a limelight on East Africa’s persistent problem with terrorism and the high price in blood
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22 September 21

Fuel Prices in Kenya Hit Historic Highs as Inflation Looms.

Fuel prices in Kenya have hit an historic high. A sharp rise in fuel prices amidst the pandemic sparked protests from legislators and motorists across the country. Fueled by the pandemic, the price of petrol in East Africa has seen
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22 September 21

Kenya Power Abandons Plan to Raise Tariffs By 20% Amidst Growing Economic Pain in Kenya

Kenya Power, the sole distributor of electricity in Kenya, has shelved plans to increase tariffs by 20%. The move would have seen a sharp increase in energy bills for Kenyan consumers in the coming months. Instead, the state-owned company will
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16 September 21

Kenya cracks down on vendors with heavier fines and jail terms in a bid to eradicate single use plastics.

This year, Kenya marks the fourth anniversary on the ban of single use plastics. The plastic bags ban came into effect in 2017. In a bid to clear the scourge of waste choking the capital, Nairobi has implemented heftier fines
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15 June 21

Kenyan Business Mogul Dr. Chris Kirubi Dies at 80

The pioneer industrialist, stocks markets baron and beloved disc jockey Dr. Chris Kirubi has died at 80. The multimillionaire with a Midas touch and smooth-talking host of The Fuse on Capital FM succumbed to Colon cancer on 14th June this
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11 June 21

East Africa’s Top Banks Weather the Storm to Post Impressive Results

East Africa’s top banks have defied the tough economic crisis of the pandemic to report a rise in profits. The resilience of top banks has been tested by mobile money transfer and rising defaults in loan repayments. Moreover, sluggish economic
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31 May 21

Shortage of vaccine doses threatens Africa’s COVID-19 immunisation program

Panic is spreading in Kenya as coronavirus vaccine doses are running low and many people are unable to get their second jab on schedule. Kenyan health authorities have said that less than two percent of the country’s population of more
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27 May 21

High Court Halts BBI Push, Justice Koome Appointed Kenya’s First Female Chief Justice

The revamped Kenyan judiciary has in recent years served significant rulings. Arguably the most momentous was the nullification of the 2017 presidential elections. The High Court has now declared The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) illegal. In addition, the High Court
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