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Total Kenya's net profit up 38per cent on higher margins, lower forex loss.

Total Kenya reported a 38.3 per cent net profit growth in the year ended December 2016, helped by better margins.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Kenya launches gold-backed Exchange Traded Fund.

Kenya on Monday launched a gold-backed Exchange Traded Fund , a first of its kind in East Africa.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Odinga promises to address the two-thirds gender rule.

Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga on Monday reached out to women, promising that the National Super Alliance will rally Kenyans to address gaps in the Constitution that have frustrated those among them seeking elective positions.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Kenyan opposition facing a decades-old unity curse.

Attention is focused on the National Super Alliance as the decades-old Opposition unity jinx shows signs of emerging once again. Recent events and speculation on the four principals – Raila Odinga , Kalonzo Musyoka , Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang'ula – indicate there could be a split if the picking of the flagbearer ...

- TheCitizen - TZ

Aspirants throng JP offices to verify status ahead of April 21 primaries.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 29 - Hundreds of aspirants have thronged Jubilee Party offices as they seek to verify their registration details ahead of party primaries on April 21. The process kicked off early Wednesday morning amid fears by some aspirants that some of their details were missing in crucial party files including ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Court bars MPs from hearing Swazuri ouster petition.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 29 - The High Court has barred the National Assembly from hearing a petition for the removal of Mohammed Swazuri from office. Justice John Mativo has in the meantime directed Swazuri through lawyer Tom Ojienda to serve his suit papers upon the parliamentary committee to facilitate an inter-partes hearing ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Pick Kalonzo or we bolt into space from NASA - Nyenze.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 29 - The Wiper Democratic Movement will go it alone if its leader Kalonzo Musyoka is not named NASA flag bearer, National Assembly Minority Leader Francis Nyenze has warned. Addressing journalists on Wednesday, Nyenze protested at continued delay to name a flag bearer, saying it could be a scheme to lock ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Party primaries chaos a pointer to poll violence.

Recently, there were chaos at a meeting to pick Jubilee Party's Nairobi County elections board.

- Daily Nation - KE

Our politics is tribal and lacks development ideologies.

Kenyan leaders still go to their tribal backyards to consolidate support for political power.

- Daily Nation - KE

Use Joho saga to clean up higher education.

Mombasa governor's woes give us a great opportunity to seal loopholes in the education sector.

- Daily Nation - KE

Ruto-Kenneth ticket a No-No for cohesion.

I'm strongly opposed to the Presidency revolving around just two of Kenya's 43 tribes.

- Daily Nation - KE

Kenya-born US athlete's tweet sparks outrage

Chelanga finished 11th in Kampala last weekend.

- Daily Nation - KE

'Exports' fail to shine in World X-Country Championships

The best placed former Kenyan overall was Bahrain's Jebet in seventh place.

- Daily Nation - KE

Varsity explains why embattled Mombasa governor was admitted

Mombasa governor is under probe for allegedly forging his KCSE examination certificate.

- Daily Nation - KE

Isiolo Airport a game changer in Northern Kenya

The property markets in Isiolo and neighbouring Meru County expect to flourish following the Sh2.7 billion upgrade of Isiolo Airport.

- Daily Nation - KE

After Nigerians, Kenyan woman attacked in Greater Noida

Noida, March 29 A day after India condemned an attack on some Nigerian students and said it was committed to safety of foreign nationals, a Kenyan woman was on Wednesday morning dragged out of a cab in Greater Noida by a group of men, and punched and kicked in the abdomen, police said. The woman, whose name has been ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Encountering Africa's agriculture challenges in its cities' morning traffic

Evidence of Nairobi's ascendance to the status of major urban center, as is the case with other big cities on the continent, can be found in its near constant gridlock on the roads. And one common feature amid the long lines of crawling cars are roving hawkers,' typically young transplants from the countryside, weaving in ...

- Brookings - US

Nairobi assembly reduces 2017 budget

The assembly has cut Sh87.9million off its 2017/18 budget.

- Daily Nation - KE

Detectives quiz Hassan Joho on his Form Four result slip

I'll survive, Mombasa county boss says in probe on his Form 4 papers.

- Daily Nation - KE

Four acquitted of terrorism charges

Mombasa senior principal magistrate said the prosecution had not proved the case beyond reasonable doubt.

- Daily Nation - KE

Kenyan woman pulled out of cab, assaulted in Greater Noida

A Kenyan woman was allegedly pulled out of a cab and assaulted by some unidentified persons in Greater Noida, close on the heels of the arrest of five individuals over attacks on African students. In her complaint, the Kenyan national has alleged that she was attacked last night near sector Omicron here."The Kenyan woman ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

The price of ivory has plummeted in a 'hopeful moment for the future of elephants'

REUTERS/Thomas MukoyaNairobi - The price of ivory has fallen by nearly two-thirds in the last three years, according to research conducted in China and published on Wednesday by the conservation group Save the Elephants. At its peak in 2014 wholesale prices for raw ivory stood at $2,100 per kilogramme in Chinese ...

- Business Insider - US

Hope for elephants as ivory prices fall: conservation group

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 29 - The price of ivory has fallen by nearly two-thirds in the last three years, according to research conducted in China and published on Wednesday by the conservation group Save the Elephants. At its peak in 2014 wholesale prices for raw ivory stood at $2,100 per kilogramme at Chinese

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Boinnet on Joho: We're simply enforcing the law

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 29 - Police are not being used to harass troubled Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has declared. The police boss says the security apparatus were only keen on ensuring every person observes the law and where necessary, enforce it but did not provide information ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Parliament risks dissolution if it fails to meet 60 day 2/3 gender deadline

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 29 - High Court Judge John Mativo pulled no punches on Wednesday when he found Parliament guilty of abdicating its constitutional duty to Kenyans in failing to enact legislation to bring into effect the two-thirds gender principle within its precincts. Mativo did however extend the legislators a 60 day ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Swazuri in court to stop Parliament petition seeking his ouster

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 29 - National Land Commission Chairman Mohammed Swazuri has moved to court to restrain the National Assembly Lands Committee from hearing a petition seeking his removal over a Sh1 million bribery claim. Under a certificate of urgency, Swazuri wants the High Court to issue orders stopping Wednesday's ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Kenyan woman pulled down from cab, beaten up in Greater Noida

- Tehelka - IN

Chinese demand for elephant ivory drops, new report says

NAIROBI, Kenya — The price of ivory in China has dropped sharply as the country plans to end the legal trade in ivory later this year, a...

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KRA to install scanners at SGR stations to monitor cargo

There are seven stations between Mombasa and Nairobi

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Police bar Hassan Joho supporters and press from papers probe

Police also lock out journalists as they investigate Mombasa governor's Form 4 papers.

- Daily Nation - KE

Experts: Indigenous seeds best for Kenya's food security

Documenting all Kenyan seed varieties will protect sovereignty, history and boost food security.

- Daily Nation - KE

Chinese demand for elephant ivory drops, new report says

NAIROBI, Kenya " The price of ivory in China has dropped sharply as the country plans to end the legal trade in ivory later this year, a leading elephant conservation group said in a new report Wednesday.Chinese demand for...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Govt extends Mandera curfew by three more months

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 29 - The government has extended the curfew imposed in Mandera County by three more months as part of security measures in the volatile region. In a Special Gazette Notice, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery said the order applies to Mandera Town, Omar Jillo, Arabia, Fino, Lafey Kotulo, Elwak ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Swazuri due before MPs over ouster bid

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 29 - National Land Commission Chairman Mohammad Swazuri will Wednesday morning appear before the National Assembly Lands Committee to answer accusations raised in a petition seeking his removal from office. Swazuri is required to respond to allegations that he received a Sh1 million bribe from the ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Joho to record statement in KCSE certificate probe

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 29 - Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho is Wednesday expected to record a statement with the police on his academic certificates after the Kenya National Examinations Council disowned his result slip as a forgery. KNEC wrote to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations claiming the 1992 Kenya Certificate ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

IEBC asks parties to submit nominations schedules to Boinnet

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 29 - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has asked political parties to submit plans of their events on primaries to the Office of the Inspector General by the end of this month. According to the IEBC, this will allow the police to secure the planned activities. The party primaries are

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Peace restored at Namanga border

Peace and normality yesterday returned at Namanga Border after skirmishes erupted on Monday with protesters on the side of Kenya, disrupted all activities of the busy border post.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Kenyan trainee doctors killed in raid on Libya Isis base

Kitale medics were on a list of wanted terrorists and were shot dead in Libya.

- Daily Nation - KE

US food aid to Kenya won't be cut, Congressman Chris Smith says

US President Donald Trump has proposed large cuts to foreign aid.

- Daily Nation - KE

Kenya's forex reserves hit five-month high on dollar inflows

Country's official reserves are now worth Sh798bn, equivalent to 5.1 months of import cover

- Daily Nation - KE

Terror at Midnight: Abduction Trauma of Kenyan Woman Fighting for Forests

As Wanjiku, a Kenyan land rights activist, stepped out of the minibus and into the night, two other passengers pushed her into a nearby car. She had made a mistake: not taking seriously death threats over her campaign to stop logging around Mount Kenya, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is an important source of water for ...

- Voice of America - US

KUPPET official wants Uhuru Secondary exposé covered up

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 28 - When Capital FM News responded to a cry for justice by two teachers who accuse Uhuru Secondary School Principal Juma Duncan of physical and mental torture for turning down his sexual advances, the motive was just that, to amplify their voice. It was a tale of two teachers who had

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Mobility of cops in Kakuma, Dadaab camps enhanced

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 28 - Police mobility in Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps is set to improve after the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees donated 43 fully equipped security vehicles. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, who received the vehicles at the CID training school in Nairobi Tuesday, said police ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Kenya set for resumption of direct flights from Mogadishu

Kenya has put in place security measures to pave the way for flights from Mogadishu to land in Nairobi, the Ministry of Transport has said.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Mombasa woos investors to offer water transport services

Mombasa County is turning to private investors to cure its perennial transport problems.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Kenyan firm Astral bags award for drone traffic system

A Kenyan-based company has received an award from the International Air Transport Association for developing a concept for the management of drone traffic in Africa.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Failure to plan killing many

Entrepreneurship thrives as a growing concept in the Kenyan market as more young people open their eyes to the manifest benefits that come along with it with the hope of not being left out in the whole craze.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Remedy economic woes

In recent times, the government has touted Kenya's GDP growth as a sign that all is well with the economy.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Sh31.2bn deal for upgrade of Kenya, South Sudan road

The planned Sh31.2 billion upgrade of a key link road between Kenya and South Sudan is set to begin, raising prospects of enhanced cross-border trade.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Joho mum on forged KCSE, expresses pride in D- grade

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho yesterday remained mum over allegations he forged a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination results slip.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE