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KPA board suspends projects amid graft probe : The Standard

Loading... KPA board chairman Gen (Rtd) Joseph Kibwana. The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has suspended all new procurement following allegations of corruption against top managers. The suspension was announced last evening following a special board meeting called in the wake of adverse publicity generated by the controversial Sh2.7 billion project …

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State woos French investors for Nairobi renewal : The Standard

Loading... The government has invited French investors to put their money in two projects aimed at expanding Nairobi’s central business district and “remodeling” Eastlands. Through public-private partnerships, government is seeking Sh28 billion for Railway City and Sh358 billion for the Eastlands Urban Renewal Project. Pitching the projects, Housing Principal Secretary …

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PIC wants new law on Auditor General : The Standard

Loading... National Assembly Public Investment Committee Chairman Abdulswamad Nassir consults his members during their meeting with the NSSF board at Parliament. [Boniface Okendo,Standard] A parliamentary committee now wants the law on the appointment of the Auditor General changed to ensure continuity in the office whenever the position falls vacant. The …

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Relief for KPC as Makueni water cleared for use : The Standard

Loading...   Water from springs and rivers around Kiboko area in Makueni County that was feared to have been contaminated in a March oil spill has been cleared for use. The Water Resources Authority (WRA) lifted the caution but asked residents to exercise caution when using the commodity, through  treatment …

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Tesla’s cybertruck launch takes hit as ‘shatterproof’ windows crack : The Standard

Loading... Reuters 23rd Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMT +0300 Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk stands in front of the cracked windows of company’s first electric pickup truck, the Cybertruck, after it was unveiled and a metal ball was thrown at the windows, in Los Angeles, California. Tesla ‘shatterproof’ windows crack. Tesla …

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Onions bring tears of joy in Mandera

Loading... By MANASE OTSIALOMore by this Author Ali Harrow has been a crop farmer in Mandera County since 1995, but it is in 2005 that he realised on which crop money grows in the dryland. The farmer recalls that he visited a friend and realised his onions were doing well …

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Organic oasis on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro

Loading... By JULIUS SIGEIMore by this Author The 140km road between Emali, on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, and Loitokitok, on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, cuts through parched land punctuated by small sparse patches of green. Even livestock, largely associated with this region, are hard to come by. …

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Farmer turns love for pigs into thriving enterprise

Loading... By PETER CHANGTOEKMore by this Author Holding a black basin in his left hand, Wilson Owino scoops some feeds from a container and puts them in a feeding trough as his five piglets furiously devour them. The farmer, who is based in Siaya, started the venture as a hobby …

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Agronomist Notebook: Here’s how to interpret soil test results

Loading... By ANN MACHARIAMore by this Author Soils lose most of their nutrients in various ways, which include overcultivation, erosion and burning of farm waste. In some cases, the nutrients get leached beyond the plant’s root zone or are washed away by running water and deposited to the water catchment …

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Smallholders feel the heat of climate change

Loading... By ISAIAH ESIPISUMore by this Author Essong’olo village, in the heart of Vihiga County, is just like any other hamlet, with most households engaging in subsistence farming. Isaiah Bitoolo is one of the residents of this village and, like many of his neighbours, he keeps a herd of five …

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