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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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Kenya is set to see an end to frequent dumping of its citizens in foreign lands after last week’s adoption of rules that make it compulsory for ship owners to buy insurance cover against abandonment of seafarers. The new global maritime rules, which took effect on January 17, require all ship owners to buy policies […]

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Paris-based Bolloré Group has signed a joint venture agreement that will see two Japanese companies further tap into the finished car import business in Kenya. The French firm, which initially launched its operations in Kenya as SDV Transami, has through its Kenyan subsidiary of Bolloré Transport & Logistics, partnered with trading company Toyota Tsusho Corporation […]

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