Kenya Begins Phasing Out Old Passports

Kenya is set to replace the current ‘analogue’ travel documents with the new electronic passport come September 1 in a…

Kwale, Europe Firms To Test Road Building Using Cement Additives

Kwale County will introduce a new road construction method in a move that could radically cut cost of infrastructure development…

Tanzania’s EU Stand That Could Cost Kenya Heavily

Kenya now finds itself in a tricky diplomatic situation following refusal by Tanzania to sign the comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement…

Diaspora Remittances Hit A New Monthly Record

Kenyans abroad made record monthly remittances in May consolidating the inflows’ position as the highest foreign exchange source ahead of…

Five Kenyans Make List Of British Council Leadership Plan

Five Kenyans have been picked for the inaugural Future Leaders Connect initiative by the British Council. The five are Tim…

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Tanzania’s EU Stand That Could Cost Kenya Heavily

Kenya now finds itself in a tricky diplomatic situation following refusal by Tanzania to sign the comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between East African Community (EAC) and the European Union. This means the country faces the prospect of paying heavily for exports to Europe if…

Uhuru Meets Kenyans In Belgium, Says Diaspora Needs A Priority

All Kenyan embassies must bring all those in the diaspora together and identify their needs, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said. Uhuru said the missions are also required to update the diaspora on important developments in Kenya. They are also to give updates on the country…

Italy’s ‘Ape Jibe’ Politician Hails Citizenship Bill

She suffered virulent racist attacks during her brief tenure as Italy’s integration minister, but two years on from that tumultuous summer, Cécile Kyenge is feeling jubilant. It was a groundbreaking moment when Kyenge was appointed Italy’s first black minister by former premier Enrico Letta’s government…

Dutch Oil Marketer Lexo Energy Launches In Nairobi

A Netherlands-based company has launched operations in Kenya, making Nairobi its second African destination. Lexo Energy, the latest oil marketer to join the Kenyan market, is backed by a multi-billion-shillings war chest with which it plans to open up to 25 new petrol stations this…

Ngugi wa Thiong’o Ditches Swedish Book Fair Over Far-Right Newspaper

Kenyan literary icon Ngugi wa Thiong’o, often tipped for the Nobel literature prize, has pulled out of an annual Swedish book fair in protest at the presence of a right-wing extremist newspaper, his publisher said Wednesday. The 75-year-old author of “A Grain of Wheat” (1967)…