Kericho Gold receives Sh400 million from World Bank to expand to Malawi

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group and the Global Agricultural Food Security Program (GAFSP) has offered Global Teas & Commodities Ltd, manufacturer of Kericho Gold and Bahari Chai a loan of ksh 400 million that will facilitate the expansion of Global Tea in Malawi. This will help to boost Macadamia and Coffee production and will be done through planting more macadamia trees, replanting existing coffee plantations and also developing a coffee out-grower program to support 3,300 smallholder farmers. “The company plans to increase packaging…

Turkey set for 2nd commemoration after rise above coup attempt

By Jacktone Lawi The Turkish Embassy has called for concerted efforts in the fight against international terrorism and a close scrutiny to institutions that might be aiding terrorism activities. speaking ahead of the second commemoration since the attempted coup in Turkey, The ambassador to Kenya Cemil Miroğlu, noted that FETO schools (The mother organisation behind the failed Turkey coup attempt) have been closely inspected in several countries and investigations into their opeartives stepped up. “What happened in Turkey two years ago is a reminder of what this organisation may be…

Kenyas’ film ‘The Cut’ Scoops International Award

A film developed by beneficiaries of the Amref Dagoretti Child Protection and Development Centre has received an international film award. ‘The Cut’, a film about a young boy trying to save his younger sister from female genital mutilation (FGM) and a forced early marriage received the Award for Best Feature at the second edition of the Africa Diaspora Cinema Festival held in Florence, Italy from July 5 to 8, 2018. The Amref Health Africa in Kenya supported Dagoretti Film School partnered with a former beneficiary of the Amref Dagoretti Child…

Ksh3.3 million up for grab for creative Engineers

Kenyan engineers, across all disciplines, have a chance of winning Ksh3.3 million (£25,000) following the opening of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. The competition, an initiative of the Royal Academy of Engineering, is open to engineers who provide scalable entrepreneurial solutions for local problems. Applications will close on June 23 2018 and the winners will be announced in June 2019 and the Kenyan engineering fraternity will have another chance of producing a winner in the Africa-wide competition. 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer Brian Gitta won the 2018 Africa Prize for…

Kenya Power losses 500 M on vandalism, illegal connections says Tarus

By Jacktone Lawi Kenya Power is now seeking harsher penalties for people involved in vandalism of transformers. The electricity distributor pointed out that is losing hundreds of millions in revenue from vandalism of its transformers, meter tempering and power theft through illegal connection and called for stiffer actions to deal with perpetrators of such crimes. According to the Company’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ken Tarus the firm losses about half a billion from to these vices. “We are losing KShs 500 million in revenue to vandalism and…