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President Kenyatta assures investors of stable business environment

President Kenyatta assures investors of stable business environment

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA
London, United Kingdom Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has today assured UK investors that Kenya’s business environment is stable and conducive for investment. The President said the country had withstood the immense burden of going through two presidential elections within two months at the end of last year. "Conducting two presidential elections in 60 days and coming out politically stable with a strong business environment is a feat few countries have ever achieved." He said While addressing the business forum, the President said that bringing together British investors, Kenyan business leaders and government officials, in London on the sidelines of the ongoing Commonwealth Meeting, opens business doors for Kenya and urged UK investors to increase their investments in the c
Reject foreign cultures-Cecilia Ogwal

Reject foreign cultures-Cecilia Ogwal

AFRICA, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, TANZANIA, UGANDA
Kampala, Uganda African youth must reject foreign cultures and traditions including homosexuality as they prepare to take up leadership positions on the continent, Parliamentary Commissioner Cecilia Atim Ogwal has said. Speaking at the opening of the 4th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) Youth Parliament, Hon. Ogwal warned that accepting the foreign cultures would be selling the future of Africa. “If you have started homosexuality, it’s not too late to stop it and preach to others to stop it,” said Ogwal adding that “If we do not do this, then we will already have sold our future.” The 4th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) Youth Parliament has attracted participants from Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Afri
Kenya’s First Lady distributes mobility carts in Migori, roots for persons with disability

Kenya’s First Lady distributes mobility carts in Migori, roots for persons with disability

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, KENYA
Migori,Kenya Kenya's First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has called for concerted efforts to remove barriers that prevent persons with disability from realizing their full potential. She said issues affecting people with disability should be given priority in policy and legislation. “Disability needs to be given higher priority in policy and legislation. But policy and legislation alone will not solve the discrimination that persons with disabilities face every day  because what we are doing as individuals is not enough,” she said, adding: “We need to do better. We all, individually, can play a role and ensure Kenya does become an all inclusive nation.” The First Lady was speaking today in Migori where she distributed 140 hand driven mobility carts to persons with disability. Apart fr
UCU finishes second best African university in global law moot contest

UCU finishes second best African university in global law moot contest

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, KENYA, RWANDA, SOUTH SUDAN, TANZANIA, UGANDA
Washington DC, USA Uganda Christian University(UCU) has emerged the second best African university in the just concluded 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition that test a law student’s comprehension of principles of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law among Universities globally. The Church of Uganda founded University also secured a place among the world’s top 50 universities in this prestigious competition which is held annually in Washington DC, USA. According to the final team rankings, UCU was the second best African team after University of Pretoria, which won all its four rounds becoming the best in Africa and the 5th globally. UCU won three out of the four rounds and was the second best in Africa and 47th globally out of the 121
UK’s Armed Forces Minister visits East Africa

UK’s Armed Forces Minister visits East Africa

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, RWANDA, SOUTH SUDAN
ADDIS ABABA, EthiopiaRt Hon Mark Lancaster MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces of UK has visited East Africa to witness the full spectrum of UK Defence activity across the region. During his tour he visited Rwanda, Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia. Mr Lancaster’s visit to Ethiopia focused on where the UK and Ethiopia work together on peacekeeping. From mission specific training to a large peacekeeping deployment, the minister has seen the breadth of the UK’s role in Africa. In Somalia, the minister saw the AU’s highest priority mission. In Kenya, he visited the UK’s primary training facility in Africa, whilst in South Sudan he was able to meet members of the largest deployment of UN peacekeepers, and in Rwanda he saw further key aspects of the UK’s defence en
President Kenyatta travels to London for Commonwealth summit

President Kenyatta travels to London for Commonwealth summit

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA
Nairobi, Kenya Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has traveled to the United Kingdom to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). CHOGM is a biennial meeting of leaders from the 53 countries that make up the Commonwealth of Nations. This year’s summit is focused on promoting prosperity, safety, sustainability and fairness with the theme: “Towards a common future”. The summit brings together at least 5000 participants from government, business, and civil society. The climax of the summit will be the CHOGM Leader’s retreat at the Windsor Castle on Friday, 20th April 2018. The retreat is a private meeting where the Heads of State and Government discuss collaboration on global issues and priorities for the commonwealth grouping. On the sidelines of the Summit
MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY, RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF THE LATE MZEE KENNETH STANLEY NJINDO MATIBA

MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY, RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF THE LATE MZEE KENNETH STANLEY NJINDO MATIBA

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA
It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of loss that Margaret and I send Mrs Edith Matiba and her family this message of condolence and encouragement following the death of Mzee Kenneth Matiba. "Mzee Matiba was a true patriot who loved this nation of Kenya, a nationalist who believed in hard work and building strong bonds of friendship for the betterment of all." remarks the President He adds that Mzee Matiba was among the first sons of Kenya who formed the team that began to lay the foundation of our great Nation.  He played a key role as a teacher in Kangaru High School in 1960; then in 1961 through 1962 as an officer for higher education; and later in 1963 as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Co-operatives.  He also served as Minister for Transport an
THREE IEBC COMMISSIONERS RESIGN

THREE IEBC COMMISSIONERS RESIGN

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA
Three Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission members (IEBC) have resigned with immediate effect. These include Consolata Maina, Margeret Mwachanya, and Paul Kurgat. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is an independent regulatory agency that was founded in 2011 by the Constitution of Kenya. The Commission is responsible for conducting or supervising referendum and elections to any elective body or office established by the Constitution, and any other elections as prescribed by an Act of Parliament. It was created in a provision of the 2010 constitution and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Act. Its mandate includes; "The continuous registration of voters and revision of the voter’s roll, the delimitation of constituencies and w
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