East African Private Sector to offer a common industrialization vision in the region

Peter Mathuki Executive Director of EABC By Dennis Muruitu  The EABC in partnership with trademark East Africa (TMEA) is organizing a regional private sector workshop on comprehensive review of the EAC-Common External Tariff (CET) scheduled on 22nd August 2019 in Nairobi Kenya. The regional workshop will offer a platform for the private sector players to review a common industrialization vision for the region and address any inconsistencies identified in the EAC CET that hinder intra-EAC trade. The 34th meeting of the EAC council of ministers held in 2016 directed the…

Daawo edges out recruitment agencies in domestic workers industry

For years there have been a public outcry by Kenyan domestic workers in Saudi Arabia owing to mistreatment. But this is now a thing of the past since the Kenyan and Saudi Arabia governments signed an agreement to streamline the sector. The agreement was signed in 2017 to end the mistreatment of domestic workers working in the Middle East country. Recruitment agencies in Kenya have had to comply with the new guidelines to ensure no Kenyan is suffers while working in Saudi Arabia. Daawo Holdings Limited a registered recruitment agencies…

First Lady takes Beyond Zero Medical Safari to Nyandarua County

By Tobby Otum First Lady Margaret Kenyatta takes Beyond Zero Medical Safari to Nyandarua County with a visit to Engineer town in Nyandarua County to officially launch the 4th Beyond Zero Medical Safari tomorrow (today). The official launch of the three-day medical drive which kicked off today with the registration, assessment and screening of patients, will take place at Engineer Stadium. Among the organizations participating in the medical safari are the Beth Mugo Cancer Foundation and Women for Cancer which will provide free screening for breast, cervical and prostate cancer.…

Nairobi MCAs to seek court clarification on house allowances

Nairobi MCAs will move to court for guidance if the Salaries and Renumerations Commission does not effect a 2018 Court ruling that qualifies them for the perks. Led by majority leader Abdi Hassan Guyo, the MCAs have lamented the hardship they have to go through,with what they termed as meager and discriminatory earnings. READ ALSO: MCA donates foodstuffs to residents affected by inferno The MCAs new push is pegged on the 2018 Highcourt ruling over the same in the petition No. 328 of 2016. In a motion mGuyo on Thursday,the legislators…

MTF EAST AFRICA ACADEMY HOSTS INAUGURAL CLASS’ FILM SCREENINGS!

MTF Class of 2018 to showcase two film productions at a star-studded event Roll out the red carpet, the future of Africa’s film industry has arrived! Today MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) will toast to a year of exciting training for its inaugural MTF East Africa Academy Class of 2018, at a star-studded film-screening of the students’ highly-anticipated film productions titled, Ensulo and Promises! The two films are a culmination of the MTF Academy students’ one-of-a-kind training programme from MultiChoice Africa’s inaugural corporate shared value (CSV) initiative and will be screened…

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…

Uhuru receives special gifts from Magufuli

By Tobby Otum President Uhuru Kenyatta received a special gift of peacocks from his Tanzanian counterpart President John Pombe Magufuli at State House in Nairobi. The ornamental birds were delivered to the Head of State by Tanzania High Commissioner to Kenya Dr Pindi Hazara Chana who also delivered a goodwill message from President Magufuli. The birds were gifted to President Kenyatta by his host during his recent private visit to Tanzania in what President Mugufuli termed as a sign of deep respect and appreciation for the Kenyan leader. Speaking while…

CS Balala Lauds Mama Ngina drive upgrade

By Tobby Otum CThe Mama Ngina Drive in Mombasa county which is being regenerated into a waterfront and cultural district is taking shape ahead of this year’s Mashujaa Day national celebrations. Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has lauded the progress of the work at the facility which will cost the taxpayer Sh 460 million. He said the facility is a transformation gift handed over to the coast region residents by President Uhuru Kenyatta. “The place will be a historical site where family and friends will convene and interact with visitors who will throng it,” he…

Nyamu hails sports progress in Nairobi,says new stadia will improve football

Karen Nyamu,is not a new name to Nairobi Households. The Highcourt advocate made headlines when she contested the Nairobi Woman Representative seat back in 2017. She was not successful but has remained active in leadership forums and activities across the county. What stands out is her magnificent love for sports,talent development and education in the society. Over the weekend,she stole the show when she graced the Kothbiro finals at Ziwani Sports Ground,where she chucked out Sh 50,000 to appreciate teams that made it to the last four. Kingston FC from…

Winning the Battle Against Fake News

Fake news seems to be a perpetually hot topic. Some say that winning the war against it is a losing battle, and thanks to the internet, its scale, the geopolitical agendas, unlimited funding, and leadership failure, misinformation seems impossible to contain. However, we can easily fight fake news. The best part, in fact, is that fake news is that it’s verifiably false. There are simply no facts to back it up. Also, because it has a purpose, the information can be disputed ideally that it aims to promote a specific…