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President Kenyatta announces a raft of incentives to woo Tanzanian investors

President Kenyatta announces a raft of incentives to woo Tanzanian investors

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NAIROBI, 5th May 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta today announced a raft of incentives aimed at wooing Tanzanian investors to Kenya including the lifting of work permit and visa requirements. The President said his Administration will do all in its power to eliminate all non-tariff barriers for Tanzanian investors coming to do business in Kenya. President Kenyatta spoke Wednesday in Nairobi during the Kenya-Tanzania Business Forum, also addressed by visiting Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan. President Kenyatta cautioned Tanzanians and Kenyans against competing with each, and instead focus on creating a conducive environment for businesses to thrive. "We would like to see many investors from Tanzania coming to do business in Kenya. And I want to say this, Tanzani...
JKIA: President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania arrives in Kenya for a 2-Day State Visit

JKIA: President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania arrives in Kenya for a 2-Day State Visit

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Her Excellency President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania arrives at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi for a two-day State Visit to the Republic of Kenya. The visiting Head of State was received by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs), Amb. Amina Mohammed (Sports) and Kenya's Ambassador to Tanzania Dan Kazungu. Her Excellency President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania arrives at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi for a two-day State Visit to the Republic of Kenya. The visiting Head of State was received by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs), Amb. Amina Mohammed (Sports) and Kenya's Ambassador to Tanzania Dan Kazungu. Her Excellency President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic...
President Kenyatta condoles with the Obama family

President Kenyatta condoles with the Obama family

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NAIROBI, 29th March 2021 (PSCU) –President Uhuru Kenyatta has condoled with the Obama family following the death of Mama Sarah Onyango Obama. Mama Sarah, who is the third wife of the paternal grandfather of former US President Barack Obama, died Monday morning in Kisumu. In his message of comfort, the President mourned the Obama family matriarch as an icon of family values and a philanthropist whose contribution to the progress of the Kenyan nation shall be dearly. "The passing away of Mama Sarah is a big blow to our nation. We've lost a strong, virtuous woman. A matriarch who held together the Obama family and was an icon of family values," the President eulogised. Mama Sarah Obama will be remembered by many for her philanthropic work especially in her Nyang'oma Kogel...
President Kenyatta issues Executive Orders on Reforms in the Coffee and Tea Sub-Sectors

President Kenyatta issues Executive Orders on Reforms in the Coffee and Tea Sub-Sectors

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NAIROBI, 12th March 2021 (PSCU) - President Uhuru Kenyatta has today issued two Executive Orders on the reforms in the Coffee and Tea Sub-Sectors. Executive Order No. 2 of 2021 on the Coffee Sub-Sector Reforms follows recommendations of the Presidential Taskforce, and approves the transmittal of the Coffee Bill, 2021 to Parliament. On the other hand, Executive Order No. 3 of 2021 on the Revitalization of the Tea Sub-Sector directs the Attorney General to conduct an inquiry into allegations of statutory and regulatory breaches committed by KTDA among other instructions.  The Executive Orders were issued Friday by the Head of State at State House, Nairobi at a brief ceremony conducted by the Head of Public Service Dr Joseph Kinyua and attended by Cabinet Secretaries Fred Matia...
Partner with us in ‘Kazi Mtaani’, President Kenyatta tells dev’t partners

Partner with us in ‘Kazi Mtaani’, President Kenyatta tells dev’t partners

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NAIROBI, 10th March 2021 President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Kenya's development partners to support public programs that directly benefit wananchi such as the 'Kazi Mtaani' youth employment initiative. President Uhuru Kenyatta meeting with UN Resident Coordinator in Kenya Dr Stephen Jackson, who called on him today at State House, Nairobi. Also present in the meeting was Cabinet Secretary Foreign Affairs Amb. Raychelle Omamo.  President Uhuru Kenyatta meeting with UN Resident Coordinator in Kenya Dr Stephen Jackson, who called on him today at State House, Nairobi. Also present in the meeting was Cabinet Secretary Foreign Affairs Amb. Raychelle Omamo. The President said 'Kazi Mtaani' had not only created gainful employment for thousands of youth but also helped develop their ...
We are partners in a common cause, President Kenyatta woos foreign diplomats

We are partners in a common cause, President Kenyatta woos foreign diplomats

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NAIROBI, 4th March 2021 (PSCU) - President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked foreign diplomats serving in Kenya to continue partnering with the Government in advancing shared global aspirations. - President Uhuru Kenyatta makes his remarks at State House, Nairobi during this year's annual Presidential briefing to the diplomatic corps.   "Today we are meeting as partners in a common cause - to forge a shared vision as we advance progress in Kenya and globally. - President Uhuru Kenyatta makes his remarks at State House, Nairobi during this year's annual Presidential briefing to the diplomatic corps "As friends, partners and allies we are more successful when we understand each other’s vision and aspirations, and work together to fulfil it," the President said. - President Uhuru Kenya...
President Kenyatta underscores importance of international solidarity

President Kenyatta underscores importance of international solidarity

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NAIROBI, 3rd March 2021 –President Uhuru Kenyatta has underscored the importance of countries working together for the common good of humanity. President Uhuru Kenyatta receives letters of Credence from High Commissioner Hassan Wasswa Galiwango of Uganda during a brief ceremony also attended by Foreign Affairs CS Amb Raychelle Omamo and her Principal Secretary Amb Macharia Kamau at State House, Nairobi. The President said through international partnerships and global solidarity, nations are able to serve their citizens much better. President Uhuru Kenyatta receives letters of Credence from High Commissioner Hassan Wasswa Galiwango of Uganda during a brief ceremony also attended by Foreign Affairs CS Amb Raychelle Omamo and her Principal Secretary Amb Macharia Kamau at State Ho...
President Kenyatta commits to regional unity and prosperity as he takes over EAC chairmanship

President Kenyatta commits to regional unity and prosperity as he takes over EAC chairmanship

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NAIROBI, 27 February 2021 President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday committed to ensure a more united and prosperous East African Community (EAC) as he took over the chairmanship of the regional bloc. - President Uhuru Kenyatta with Dr Peter Mutuku Mathuki the incoming Sec-Gen EAC at State House, Nairobi during the virtual meeting of the 21st ordinary Summit of the East African Community Heads of State. The President assured that he will spare no effort towards the realization of the shared aspirations that gave rebirth to the community 20 years ago. President Uhuru Kenyatta with Justice Kathurima M'Inoti who was sworn in as a Judge of the East African Court at State House, Nairobi during the virtual meeting of the 21st ordinary Summit of the East African Community Heads of State.  ...
DESPATCH FROM  THE KENYAN CABINET

DESPATCH FROM THE KENYAN CABINET

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HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT today chaired a Cabinet Meeting at State House, Nairobi. At today’s sitting, Cabinet considered various Bills, Policies, and Treaties that seek to further anchor the continued implementation of the Administration’s Transformative Agenda for Kenya; as well as re-position the economy onto a steady and sustainable growth trajectory as part of our Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery Strategy (ERS). President Uhuru Kenyatta today chaired a Cabinet Meeting at State House, Nairobi. At today’s sitting, Cabinet considered various Bills, Policies, and Treaties that seek to further anchor the continued implementation of the Administration’s Transformative Agenda for Kenya; as well as re-position the economy onto a steady and sustainable growth trajectory as part of our Po...
GENERAL MUHOOZI PROMISES ACTIONS AGAINST ERRANT SOLDIERS WHO ASSALTED JORNALISTS.

GENERAL MUHOOZI PROMISES ACTIONS AGAINST ERRANT SOLDIERS WHO ASSALTED JORNALISTS.

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18TH FEBRUARY 2021MBUYAThe Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi has promised that the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces will investigate the circumstances surrounding the assault of journalists yesterday in Kololo and prosecute the individual soldiers who were involved. Addressing the Press at the Ministry of Defence headquaters Mbuya, Gen Muhoozi apologized to the media fraternity regarding the incident that happened yesterday saying such actions are regrettable and the UPDF as a professional institution doesn’t condone such acts. The Chief of Defence Forces promised that the journalists who sustained injuries will be assisted in meeting their medical bills.He added that going forward, the UPDF will have to incorporate training modules to its soldiers and Officers in regard to ...
President Kenyatta inaugurates the National Security Telecommunications Service

President Kenyatta inaugurates the National Security Telecommunications Service

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Caption:President Uhuru Kenyatta unveils a plaque to officially Inauguration of National Telecommunications Service (NSTS) at Embakasi Garrison, Nairobi County. NAIROBI, 17 December 2020 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta today launched the National Security Telecommunications Service (NSTS), an integrated communications platform aimed at enhancing sharing of information between Kenya's security agencies. President Uhuru Kenyatta tours the communication centre during the official Inauguration of National Telecommunications Service (NSTS) at Embakasi Garrison, Nairobi County. “This will enhance co-ordination of security activities and operations, allow real-time information exchange, and allow our security agencies to better deal with emerging threats in the realms of cybercrime...
President Kenyatta inaugurates National Air Support Department

President Kenyatta inaugurates National Air Support Department

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  NAIROBI, 17th December 2020, President Uhuru Kenyatta has inaugurated the National Air Support Department (NASD), a multi-agency unit within the Ministry of Defence charged with the responsibility of coordinating Kenya's national air response services. President Uhuru Kenyatta tours the National Air Support Department (NASD) during its launch at Wilson Airport, Nairobi County. Speaking to NASD staff at its Wilson Airport headquarters Thursday, the President said the entity which brings together all Government air assets will enhance efficiency in the delivery of aviation services. President Uhuru Kenyatta tours the National Air Support Department (NASD) during its launch at Wilson Airport, Nairobi County. “The National Air Support Department is a multi-agency approach to s...
East Africa: we either integrate or collapse – Museveni tells defence students  December 11, 2020

East Africa: we either integrate or collapse – Museveni tells defence students December 11, 2020

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RWAKITURA, KIRUHURA DISTRICT: Uganda's President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said East Africa has no alternative but to integrate and create a market for the regions goods and services and jobs for its people.      President Yoweri Museveni. “We shall have to deal with issue of integration or collapse. We can take Latin America way where there is a collapse then get a situation where people are running from countries like Mexico etc People will wake up and know. The East African market is still having problems, but EA leaders have no alternative. Good thing Africans are not dying. In 1986 Ugandas’ population was 14 million now its 46million. Kenya is also 50million and Tanzania is about 60. We have no alternative, we must get jobs for our people,” he said. KDF Senior ...
UPDF HOSTS DELEGATION FROM NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE-KENYA 

UPDF HOSTS DELEGATION FROM NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE-KENYA 

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Kampala,Uganda: 07 Dec 2020 The Chief of Defence Forces, General David Muhoozi has today welcomed the Faculty and Participants from the National Defence College (NDC) Kenya at the ministry of Defence and Veteran affairs headquaters-Mbuya. The team was led by Lt Gen Adan Mulatap, who are on a study tour in Uganda.                                                                    UPDF Maj Gen Henry Masiko Addressing the delegation, Gen David Muhoozi thanked the deligation for having chosen Uganda as their study destination. He emphasized the strategic importance of the training program which enables participants to see the world from a wider angle. He said that Uganda and Kenya have a lot in common as neighbors and strategic friends and encouraged the delegation to mak...
UPDF HOSTS DELEGATION FROM NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE-KENYA 

UPDF HOSTS DELEGATION FROM NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE-KENYA 

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Caption. The Commander Defence Forces (CDF L) of the UPDF Gen, David Muhoozi awards  Lt Gen Adam Mulatap (KDF) .Photo:Defence Press Unit. 07 Dec 2020 The Chief of Defence Forces, General David Muhoozi has today welcomed the Faculty and Participants from the National Defence College (NDC) Kenya at the ministry of Defence and Veteran affairs headquaters-Mbuya. The team was led by Lt Gen Adan Mulatap, who are on a study tour in Uganda. Lt Gen Adam Mulatap (KDF) saying  a word of thank you for the gift. Photo:Defence Press Unit. Addressing the delegation, Gen David Muhoozi thanked the deligation for having chosen Uganda as their study destination. He emphasized the strategic importance of the training program which enables participants to see the world f...
We’re committed to the modernisation of the security sector, President Kenyatta reiterates

We’re committed to the modernisation of the security sector, President Kenyatta reiterates

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KITUI, 19 November 2020 President Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated Government's commitment to the modernisation of the country's security apparatus. President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects ongoing construction of a hospital during the official visit to the Border Police Unit and Border Police Training Campus in Kitui County. The President said despite competing national interests, including the fight against Covid-19, the Government will continue investing in equipment, technology and training to enhance the effectiveness of the police and other security agencies.   President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects ongoing construction of a hospital during the official visit to the Border Police Unit and Border Police Training Campus in Kitui County. “My administration recognizes the importan...
President Kenyatta applauds KDF for contribution to public service delivery

President Kenyatta applauds KDF for contribution to public service delivery

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NAIROBI, 28th October 2020 President Uhuru Kenyatta has once again commended the Kenya Defence Force for partnering with other public entities in the delivery of key services. President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurates 70-bed Defence Forces Wellness Centre at Lang'ata Barracks. The new military hospital has facilities for comprehensive outpatient and inpatient medical care including mental health, visual, hearing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and orthopedic units among other specialised services. Present during the ceremony are Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Dr. Monica Juma and Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi. The President said the military's contribution to national progress through the multi-agency arrangement had demonstrated KDF's commitment and loyalty to...