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US adds Kenyan branch of Al-Shabaab to terrorism list

The Kenya-based wing of Al-Shabaab, known as Al-Hijra, was added on Thursday to the US list of groups it regards as terrorist organisations. “Terrorism designations expose and isolate organisations and… Read more »

South Korea eyes housing deals in Kenya’s Big 4 development plan

Visiting South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon has expressed interest in supporting Kenya’s affordable housing plan alongside cementing existing bilateral ties in energy, agriculture and healthcare. The South Korean PM… Read more »

County plans five-storey market building in Gikomba

The Nairobi County government plans to construct a five-storey market at Gikomba, boosting traders who have for years lacked modern stalls. The proposed market building will have 525 stalls spread… Read more »

President Kenyatta freezes all govt projects until ongoing are completed [VIDEO]

 President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a directive freezing all new government projects until those that are ongoing are completed. The president issued the directive to all government accounting officers… Read more »

Kenyan bank KCB ready to invest in Ethiopia as country opens up

KCB Group, Kenya’s biggest bank by assets, will look at partnering with a local bank in Ethiopia, where a potential liberalisation of foreign investment rules could open up a market of… Read more »

Ethiopians could soon enjoy the services of M-Pesa from Kenya’s Safaricom

Kenya’s telecommunications company Safaricom is negotiating with the Ethiopian government to introduce its popular M-Pesa mobile money service to neighbouring Ethiopia, a market of 100 million people, two sources said… Read more »

[VIDEO] EACC detectives raid homes owned by Ruaraka Land Saga suspect; 28 cars, documents seized

More suspects arrested over Ruaraka land fraud Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission sleuths have arrested businessman Francis Mburu and his sons over the Sh1.5 billion Ruaraka land scam. The detectives… Read more »

Detectives shoot dead suspected kidnappers in Gathuku village, Murang’a County

Three suspected kidnappers have been killed by detectives in Gathuku village, Murang’a County. County Police Commander Mohammed Farah on Thursday said the three had kidnapped a woman and demanded Sh5… Read more »

Wealthy Kenyans stash Sh96bn in Swiss banks

Money stashed by rich Kenyans in Switzerland banks rose last year even as pressure against financial secrecy by Swiss and Kenyan authorities mounted. The total amount went up 4.3 per… Read more »

Kenyan Woman Arrested in North Texas After Using Child As Shield Following Attempted Bank Robbery [VIDEO]

 Police in northern Texas rescued a baby from a suspected bank robber who allegedly tried to use the child as a shield when officers attempted to arrest her, authorities… Read more »

State housing scheme members get 15pc tax relief after Uhuru nod

Home buyers under the proposed affordable housing scheme are set for a 15 per cent relief on their gross monthly earnings after President Uhuru Kenyatta approved changes to the law… Read more »

Why travellers are keeping off Machakos Country Bus terminal

Deteriorating security and upsurge in crime at the Machakos Country Bus terminal in Nairobi’s city centre has turned into a case of one man’s loss being another’s gain. Victims of… Read more »

Tullow Oil says may have to halt operations at northern Kenyan oilfields

Britain’s Tullow Oil said on Tuesday that it may be forced to shut down operations at its northern Kenyan oilfields after the local community stopped its oil trucking for weeks… Read more »

Kenya, Japan to fund Nairobi overpass to decongest CBD

The government is set to construct an overpass to link Enterprise Road to Nairobi Central Business District. The overpass also known as a viaduct — a long bridge-like structure, typically… Read more »

How ex-Kenya Power boss Gichuru ‘escaaped’ with millions

The arrest of senior Kenya Power officials – and their subsequent arraignment – is the most spectacular in the history of the company that has been in the news of… Read more »