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Political unrest threatens to cripple tourism sector, warns KTF

The Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF) has said that ongoing political unrest, coupled with anti-establishment demonstrations, have greatly interfered with the country’s tourism sector. KTF chairperson Lucy Karume has today urged

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Accra joins Uber’s growing network in Africa

Accra in Ghana has been named as the 467th country to join Uber’s network in Africa. The economically vibrant hub is the first city in Ghana to receive the service

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Government to increase Telkom Kenya stake to 40pc

The government has announced plans to increase shareholding of its stake at Telkom Kenya from the current 30 per cent to 40 per cent. Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich says

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No more cuts during maintenance as Kenya power pumps in Sh720m

Kenya Power has deployed a programme dubbed ‘Live-Line Maintenance’ to improve its electricity network in an effort to minimize power interruption, enhance supply and generate more sales. The programme, according

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Huawei unveils biometric finger print technology phone in Kenyan Market

Huawei has unveiled the highly-anticipated Huawei P9 in the Kenya market, a device that features biometric fingerprint sensor technology. This unique feature allows users to personalize and safeguard their devices.

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Oxford Business Group as experts move to demystify tax reforms

Kenya’s efforts to boost government revenues by clamping down on tax evasion and addressing leakages will be put under the microscope in a forthcoming report by the global publishing firm Oxford Business

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Kenya to further reduce reliance on rain-fed agriculture The government has announced plans to further reduce Kenya’s reliance on rain-fed agriculture a move that will not only improve the livelihoods

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Treasury allocates Sh13 billion to Laptop Project

The National Treasury has set aside Sh13.4 billion to boost the country’s digital literacy programme. While reading the Budget Statement at Parliament Buildings on Wednesday, National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry

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State scraps 16 per cent VAT from tour operator to boost sector recovery

The government has scrapped a 16 per cent value added tax (VAT) from tour operator services in a bid to support the industry’s recovery by reducing the cost of safaris

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State vows to reduce cost of doing business, support private sector innovation

National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich has said the government is committed to reducing the cost of doing business and encourage private sector innovation, entrepreneurship and business expansion. He said