BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,18TH OCT,2021-Media personality Janet Mbugua has taken to twitter to condemn gender-based violence and its increased incidents in Kenya. In a Tweet on
BY CORRESPONDENT, NAIROBI, 4TH OCT 2021-SimpliFine, a Kenyan integrated food producer offering locally sourced and manufactured food products across East Africa, completed the acquisition of
BY Samuel Migele ,NAIROBI,16TH SEPT,2021-The Kenyan delegation has expressed confidence on stronger trade ties with Ethiopia as procedure manual to guide the two nations in the implementation of the Moyale One Stop Border Post (OSBP) is signed in Addis Ababa. The Kenyan delegation led by officials from the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government and those from key government agencies active in the borders, trade and logistics expressed optimism on the successful implementation of the Moyale OSBP. The signing of the operational guiding document, Moyale OSBP Procedure Manual, marks yet another joint commitment between the two neighbouring countries to boost their long-standing relations. Both governments’ officials and private sector stakeholders present during the signing of the document expressed optimism on economic growth to be gained as a result of the full implementation of the facility. Mr. Wilson Njega, Internal Security Secretary, who led the Kenyan delegation, said the signing of the Moyale OSBP Procedure Manual is a step towards enhanced cross border trade and movement of persons between the two countries. He noted that the OSBP is highly dependent on the Lamu Port- South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Project as it will ensure growth arising from better services and improved infrastructures. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner for Customs and Border Control Ms. Lilian Nyawanda emphasized the need to simplify trade to ensure goods flow seamlessly and within the confines of the Customs laws. Commissioner Nyawanda urged private sector to utilize the Moyale OSBP. In her address, she expressed confidence that the OSBP will bring immense benefits to traders from both countries. On his part, Ethiopian Commissioner for Customs Mr. Debele Kebeta who led the Ethiopian delegation noted that the trade situation of Etho-Kenya trade is changing and the volume and diversity of goods traded between them is growing at higher rate. He added that the operationalization of Moyale OSBP will be a breakthrough to boost the trade relations and free movement of people between Ethiopia and Kenya. The OSBP is majorly to facilitate trade by easing movement of people and goods across the border. It will also reduce transport and shipping costs of goods between the two countries and improve people-to-people relations. The signing of the Manual comes months after the two heads of State; His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta and His Excellency Prime Minister Abiy Amhed, inaugurated the facility on 9th December 2020. During the inauguration, the President said that with the completion of the Moyale OSBP, the two countries demonstrated the political goodwill to address the challenges and impediments facing businesses from both sides. Also present as part of Kenya’s delegation during the signing of the procedure manual was Secretary of Management Secretariat Mr. Kennedy Nyaiyo among others. Other Kenyan government agencies participating include East African Community, Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Development Authority represented and Kenya Ports Authority. The private sector was represented by Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Kenya Association of Manufacturers among others.
NY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,3RD SEPT,2021-Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia PLC (Safaricom Ethiopia) has announced a countrywide staff recruitment drive and introduced its leadership team as it affirmed its
BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,12TH AUG 2021-THREE THOUSAND AND TWO (3002) small scale traders have benefited from the Kenya Railways Boma Line (National De-consolidation Centre) since President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the facility in February 2020. All consolidated cargo imported by sea and transported to Nairobi through the Standard Gauge Railway, is deconsolidated, cleared, and collected by the owners at the Kenya Railways Corporation (Boma Line) Transit Shed. A total of 1,021 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of consolidated goods belonging to the small-scale traders have been cleared in the last nine months. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner General Mr. Githii Mburu said 1,021 TEUs cleared since its establishment and operationalization in November 2020 resulted in KShs 1,046,719, 812 in customs revenue. The deconsolidation centre has seen an increase from clearing six containers in November 2020 to 106 in June 2021. Mr. Mburu, together with management from other government agencies hosted the Principal Secretaries who are members of the National Development Implementation Committee at the Kenya Railways Transit Shed during a tour of the facility. Since its establishment, no trader has lost his/her goods and complaints relating to delayed cargo clearance significantly reduced. This means the de- consolidation of cargo is secure. The Boma Line transit shed has been expanded to handle up to 30 TEUs in a day from four containers last year. The government through KRA gazetted the Shed among other various facilities to be used for deconsolidation to ease and speed clearance of cargo imported by small-scale traders. The facility has significantly reduced the cost of doing business for small-scale traders. Currently, it takes less than 24 hours for cargo to be transported to from the Port to Boma Line where it is immediately cleared and released for pick up by the traders. Traders in Nairobi CBD pick their goods on carts or Pick Up trucks and hence avoid last mile
BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI, 30TH JULY,2021-The KEPSA E-commerce Booster Program targeting 2000 Micro, Small and Medium sized enterprises (MSMES) launched on 25th February 2021, has surpassed the
BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST JUNE,2021-Kenya Power has launched a self-service portal to enable customers to conveniently apply for electricity connections from the comfort of their locations.
BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,31ST MAY,2021- The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) will host its flagship international conference to discuss opportunities and challenges on the Covid-19 Pandemic and public
BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,22ND APRIL,2021-East African Breweries Ltd Group Human Resources Director Ednah Otieno has been appointed Human Resources Director for Diageo in Great Britain. Ms Otieno
BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,3RD NOV,2020-Sanlam Life and Minet Kenya have launched an innovative post-retirement insurance product dubbed RetireMed, which is designed to assist Kenyans to save for
BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,12TH OCT,2020-Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) has partnered with National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to educate and sensitize road users on responsible drinking in
BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,9TH OCT,2020-Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) in conjunction with the multi-agency team charged with combating illicit trade has impounded more than 1,600 cartons of alcoholic