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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 move aimed at curbing forgery and easing clearance at international airports. This means that holders of old generation passports will be locked out of the new system soon as they will only remain active for […]

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 EAC fails to beat the October 1 deadline. Exporters to […]

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Five Kenyans have been picked for the inaugural Future Leaders Connect initiative by the British Council. The five are Tim Kipchumba, Lucy Radoli, Victoria Mwirichia, Simon Wanda and Simon Ndirangu. They are among the 50 global finalists given an opportunity to engage with leading public figures in the UK and share their personal vision on […]

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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 year. The entry bucks a recent trend in which Western […]

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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) and “Petals of Blood (1975), wrote an e-mail to his […]

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