KRA seizes 1,000 pieces of explosive detonators at Taveta border

Customs officers based at the Taveta-Holili One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) on Friday evening seized 1,000 pieces of explosive detonators at Mwakitau along the Taveta-Mombasa highway. Three suspects were arrested in connection to the incident. The KRA team, backed by administration police officers attached to the OSBP, while on routine patrols intercepted the devices while being transported together with Tobacco by a truck no T143ARG at around 5.30 pm, one kilometer away from Maktau roadblock, Taita Taveta County. The consignment in the vehicle had been declared at the border point as…

The Future of Africa in the Post COVID-19 World

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented disruption in the political, economic, social, technological, environmental, security and legal environment. Think Tanks, scholars, opinion leaders, multidisciplinary professionals, policy makers and futures experts met virtually on the 26th of August 2020 to discuss: “The Future of Africa in the Post COVID-19 World”. The 10th IREN East Africa Thought Leaders Forum’s objectives included; to discuss the post COVID-19 world in relation to Africa and to discuss how Africa should navigate the Post COVID-19 era. In his opening remarks, Mr. James Shikwati – Founder Director…

Tech for Good meets individuals who are using technology to overcome adversity

Tech For Good, anchor and correspondent Kristie Lu Stout meets five inspiring people from across the globe who are using technology to beat the odds and excel in everything from sport, to cultural preservation and gaming. CNN speaks with South African surfer and swimmer Caleb Swanepoel, who has utilised state-of-the-art technology to recover from losing his right leg in a shark attack five years ago. With the aid of a prosthetic limb designed by German company Ottobock, Swanepoel can switch between various modes of movement which allows him to continue…

Dettol Donates Hand washing Facilities to Traders to Tame Spread of COVID-19

By Dennis Muritu Global consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser is providing market traders with handwashing units as well as Dettol stop to promote hygiene and curb the spread of coronavirus. A total of 20 hand washing units have been handed to market associations (chamas) in five high-traffic markets across the capital, Nairobi. The beneficiary markets are Kangemi, Gikomba, Kawangware,Toy, and Wakulima markets. These handwashing units, each with a capacity of 100 litres of water, will be stocked with Dettol soap and will be managed by the chamas which run the…

State Swings in to Resolve Del Monte Land Issues

The land lease dispute between the giant company Del Monte and the residents of Kiambu County has attracted the eye of President Uhuru Kenyatta who has directed the Ministry of Lands to resolve the issue as soon as possible. According to the Lands Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri, the Head of State has given the Ministry until the end of the Month of July to have the issue resolved after Washington called on Nairobi to intervene. “All parties will be listened to and the government will conclusively deal with the issue…

Rio cartels go from running drugs to pushing medication

CNN’s International Security Editor Nick Paton Walsh reports from Rio de Janeiro as the coronavirus spreads through the favelas, with Brazil now the country with the second highest number of coronavirus infections behind the United States. A drug gang granted CNN access to one of Rio’s poorest and most socially isolated communities to illustrate how it has dealt with Covid-19 in an area inaccessible to state healthcare. One gang member, Ronaldo, told Paton Walsh, “We fear the virus, not Bolsonaro. We can’t count exactly how many have already died. The hospitals kill more…

Laikipia County Government COVID-19 Response teams Receives 550 bales of Soko Maize Meal from Capwell Industries

Capwell Industries head of corporate affairs Obadiah Gitiye. The donation will go a long away in supporting vulnerable communities within Laikipia County who have been greatly affected by the pandemic, stating that affected families will each receive two packets of Soko maize meal 2kg. Thika based food and beverage processing company  Capwell Industries Limited, has donated 550 bales of Soko maize meal to Laikipia County Government emergency response team as part of the firm’s corporate efforts to help in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the country’s economy.…

Dutch Flower Firm ordered to pay Ksh.1.3 billion in taxes

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has won a case to collect taxes worth Ksh.1.3 billion from Van Den Berg limited, a Dutch flower firm operating in Kenya. The firm was ordered to pay KRA after the High Court in Nairobi dismissed a judicial review application filed by the company in April, 2016 seeking to quash a tax assessment issued by the Commissioner of Domestic Taxes. In a ruling delivered online, Justice J.M.Bwonwong’a found that the company had not exhausted the dispute resolution mechanism provided under Section 12 of the Tax Appeal…

Facebook and CNN focus on Together Apart at Ramadan

Facebook is the exclusive partner for a new series across CNN TV and digital platforms about maintaining community and connection during Ramadan. The 10-part series, Together Apart at Ramadan, will highlight how a spirit of togetherness can be maintained virtually. Through a mixture of English and Arabic language content, Together Apart at Ramadan will showcase the continued connection between families, friends and communities during Ramadan, despite the current situation regarding Covid-19, and demonstrate creative ways to keep traditions alive and inspire hope. In collaboration with CNN International Commercial (CNNIC), Facebook will be the exclusive brand partner across…

OPPO Kenya Joins The Fight Against Covid-19 By Donating Hand Sanitizers

As the world continues to battle the fast-spreading deadly Coronavirus that has now claimed over 50,000 lives, global electronics giant OPPO Kenya has joined Kenyans in the fight against the virus by donating hand sanitizers. In a statement posted on their Twitter handle, OPPO Kenya says it has donated 1,000 liters of hand sanitizers that “will go way in aiding the efforts towards flattening the curve” of Covid-19. The government, through the Ministry of Health, has been calling on Kenyans of goodwill and well-wishers to join the fight to contain…