Pest free campaign Launched in Makueni to boast Mango production

(L-R)Harrigan Mukhongo Deputy Feed the Future Coordinator USAID Kenya, Esther Kimani, MD ,KEPHIS, Betty Kibaara from Rockefeller Foundation, Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Dr Oscar Magenya, Director Research & Innovation, Ministry of Agriculture during the media launch of the  ‘Komesha Fruit Fly Campaign’ at the Radisson Blu hotel. PHOTO:COURTESY. By Dennis Muritu A campaign to create a Pest Free Area will be launched in Makueni to improve production and quality of mangoes to stimulate export and increase incomes for farmers. The campaign dubbed Komesha: Zuia Fruit Fly Ufaidike will sensitize and create awareness on economic…

What you need to know about the latest whiskey in the Kenyan market

Christmas comes early to Kenyan Whiskey lovers as Glenmorangie unveils its one of its kind product in the market. In an interview at Radisson Blu Arboretum, Hamish Torrie, Director of Corporate Responsibility said that Glenmorangie boasts the highest stills in Scotland, and is known for a very delicate, refined and light spirit. He said that that the decision to set foot in Kenya was inspired for its position in the East African market and its rich hospitability. “Kenya is rich when it comes to the culture of hospitability and its…

Soko Maize flour cleared by Kiambu County’s Public Health office

Kiambu County’s Public Health officials have cleared Soko Maize flour after official test results revealed that the product complied with allowable aflatoxin parameters. The clearance now means Soko Maize Meal can now trade freely in any outlets- e.g. Supermarkets, Distributors, Wholesalers, Retail shops, Hotels, Closed and open markets and Schools in the country. “Refer to the visit by Kiambu County Public Health Officials to your factory on 16th November 2019. Following the issuance of circular (KCG/CDH/VOL.1/39 dated 11th November 2019) to Sub County Public Health Officers (SCPHOs) – Kiambu County. As a way…

Water prices set to rise by Ksh. 7 per litre

Kenyans are set for tough times ahead following the move by the taxman to impose Excisable Goods Management System (EGMS) stamp that will increase water prices by up to Ksh. 100 per 20m litre refil The Water Bottlers Association of Kenya (WBAK) pointed out that the price of bottled water is expected to increase by an average Ksh.7 per litre as the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) moves to implement new excise taxes on the non-alcoholic beverage from Wednesday next week. WBAK chairperson Henry Kabogo said the new excise tax will…

Women lobby push for implementation of 2016 Act to enable women own matrimonial land

Women have called on the government to move with speed and equip local communities living in group ranches and community land with accurate and open information relating to compliance of the parcels of land to avoid misinformation, exploitation and extortion of these communities. Speaking during the International Day of Rural Women which seeks to celebrate and honour the role of rural women by recognizing their importance in enhancing agricultural and rural development, Jennifer Kasana Groots Member from Laikipia pointed out that women have been left out in the land matter…

Kenyatta National Hospital’s unveils Ksh. 25m refurbished kitchen

National Bank Chief Executive Officer Wilfred Musau and Kenyatta National Hospital Chief Executive Officer Dr. E. Kamuri toast to open the newly renovated hospital’s main Kitchen. The Ksh.25M kitchen renovation project marks the completion of phase 1 of a 3-part project that is expected to take part in 3 phases.      National Bank of Kenya and Kenyatta National Hospital have unveiled a top-to-bottom makeover of the hospital’s state-of-the-art kitchen. The ksh.25M kitchen renovation project marks the completion of phase 1 of a 3-part project that is expected to take part…

Sugar farmers chase government to follow law in forming regulations

Illegal sugar regulations presented without impact assessment or justification breached Statutory Instruments Act 2013, now before Parliamentary Committee on Delegated Legislation Sugarcane farmers have put the proposed 2018 sugar regulations before the Parliamentary Committee on Delegated Legislation to rule on the regulations’ failure to follow the law with rules that achieve the best results as proven by obligatory impact assessments. The farmers report that the heavily bureaucratic regime proposed, which demands selling of cane to only one, designated mill with no free market and introduces new controls over seeds and…

Coca-Cola introduces new range of beverage portfolio

Tapping into its global strategy, the Coca-Cola System in Kenya today announced its innovative portfolio of beverages into the market to offer customers more choice and convenience. The organization, which is evolving to become a Total Beverage Company, has been reshaping its growth strategy and operating model in line with changing consumer tastes and buying habits. Since 2017, it has broadened its product offerings in various category clusters including water, nectar juice, ready to drink coffee, tea bags and sports drinks. Amongst the products launched today was an addition to…

Nestlé calls on Kenyan innovators to take part in its R&D innovation challenge

Nestlé has invited Kenyan innovators and entrepreneurs to take part in its ongoing Research and Development (R&D) innovation challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa as part of the company’s efforts to contribute to the local innovation ecosystem. The challenge will help boost local entrepreneurship, as well as provide a platform for start-ups and universities to contribute to local sustainable growth by bringing breakthrough ideas to the market. Other countries participating in the Nestlé R&D innovation challenge include Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa. The goal is to work collaboratively with…