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  • - Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has today reiterated its commitment to facilitating taxpayers and the business community through the implementation of its service excellence program. The program aimed at ensuring that KRA delivers outstanding services to taxpayers through the development of an…
  • - The government has advertised job vacancies for permanent and pensionable jobs after the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) announced 36 vacancies. According to a notice dated Tuesday, October 4, 2022, the state office, headed by Immaculate Kassait, advertised for jobs ranging from…
  • - There seems to be a cash crisis at the First Community Bank, Wabera Branch as customers are only allowed to withdraw not more than 10,000 shillings. Customers have taken to social media to protest the move with fears that the bank might be going under with millions of their deposits.   CASH crisis…
  • - The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) can issue you with a Duplicate Certificate of Registration. Replacement of the TSC Certificate is done in case your certificate of registration is lost, destroyed, or misplaced upon payment of a non-refundable fee. It is good to note that TSC allows you to…
  • - The government has lifted the ban on Genetically Modified Crops (GMO) after a 10-year ban. The decision followed a cabinet meeting chaired by president William Ruto on Monday, which sought to assess progress in the national response to the ongoing drought situation in the country. Farmers are now…
  • - Teachers have till 18th October 2022 to register with the Kenya National Examination Council, KNEC, if they wish to work as invigilators and supervisors in the upcoming national exams. Teachers were also ordered to attach a number of documents and details during online registration. The sub-county…
  • - Motorists can now breathe a sigh of relief after a new ruling exempting them from the inflation adjustment tax that came into effect on October 1. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner-General Githii Mburu on Monday said that the inflation adjustment will affect excisable products other than…
  • - The Government of Kenya now owns 100 percent of Telkom Kenya after buying back 60 percent of the company shares from a UK-based private equity fund, Helios Investment Partners, for 6.09 billion shillings. The acquisition of Telkom Kenya marks a rare return of a privatized company to State ownership…
  • - Leading insurance broker, Zamara Group, has announced plans to invest in the upgrading of its digital capabilities and customer service. The company said the program includes upgrades in its operations and technology, including launching a new online aggregator platform dubbed eZamara, that will…
  • - Josephine Otabor, also known as Phyna, has emerged winner of the seventh season of Big Brother Naija after polling a total of 40.74 percent of the votes in the final week. The show’s host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, announced the winner at this season’s grand finale on Sunday, October 2, 2022. The native…
  • - The ministry of health has disclosed that breast cancer is the leading type of cancer in Kenya with an estimated 6,799 cases annually, contributing to 12.5 percent of the overall cancer burden. In addition, it accounts for over 3,107 deaths, with about 7 women succumbing to the disease every day. “…
  • - A petition has been revived by the Vice-Chancellor to increase tuition fees in public universities in the latest efforts to keep the institutions afloat. A memo from the Ministry of Training has revealed the push by the highest college directors for the upward evaluation of charges within the…
  • - Stock Market Weekly equity turnover fell by 40.1% w-o-w to USD 12.33 MN (KES 1.48 BN). The NSE 20 and NASI fell by 1.6% and 4.8% w-o-w to close at 1,717.48 and 134.86, respectively. Foreign investors assumed a net selling position by accounting for 15.7% of total market purchases and 55.3% of total…
  • - Miraa farmers in Meru county have decried high taxes imposed on the stimulant by the government, saying they are hurting farmers. The farmers termed the taxes levied by the Mombasa government as punitive, noting that they are left with zero profits. The farmers are currently paying 50,000 shillings…
  • - The Teacher Service Commission, TSC, has issued a circular to all KCSE, KCPE & KPSEA 2022 center managers, supervisors, and invigilators. Sub-county directors and teachers. CIRCULAR NO, 11/2022 TO: TSC SUB COUNTY DIRECTORS NOMINATION OF THE CENTRE MANAGERS, SUPERVISORS, AND INVIGILATORS WHO…
  • - In a July interview with CNN’s Quest Means Business, Ethiopia’s minister for Planning and Development Fitsum Assefa (Ph.D.) admitted that in preparing the 10-year Development Plan (2020-2030), her office did not assume the “global as well as local shocks” that added to the “toll” on Ethiopia’s…
  • - Kenyans will be forced to dig deeper into their pockets to access essential items whose prices are set to increase starting October 1st, 2022 due to the inflation rate and new tax regimes. Nothing is going to change any time soon since the new Government is broke. Hard economic circumstances will…
  • - Maize prices are likely to rise following the lapse of a waiver on fees on imported maize. The 90- day waiver was introduced in July by the outgoing agriculture cabinet secretary Peter Munya intending to control maize prices and cushion consumers from the high cost of the commodity which surged to…
  • - Africa’s appetite for foreign-denominated debt has declined in recent times as no country issued a bond during Q3’2022, with most countries shying away from the Eurobonds market due to sustained high yields translating to high borrowing costs. The significant increase in yields is partly…
  • - As businesses adopt Progressive Web Applications (PWAs), there is a lot of discussion about the benefits. This article will explore some of the critical benefits of PWAs for eCommerce businesses.  These benefits include increased engagement and conversions and improved user experience. We’ll also…
  • - Permanent life insurance policies can offer tax breaks  Permanent life insurance policies can offer tax breaks in the UK, as long as they are held within a specialized trust. These trusts are designed to shelter the policy from inheritance tax and can also offer other benefits, such as income tax…
  • - Businesses always look for new and innovative ways to cut costs and increase profits. One area that is often overlooked is the need for professional translation services. Financial translation services can offer your business many benefits, including improved communication with international…
  • - Star Plastics Limited, a blue-chip manufacturing company based in Juja, Kenya, signed an agreement with Distributed Power Africa (DPA), a market leader in reliable and renewable energy solutions on the African continent. The investment into a 15-year partnership signed in December 2021 with DPA…
  • - Nobody can run away from retirement. It is as inevitable as death. It comes, no matter what. And when it comes, it gets two kinds of people; those who prepared for it and those who thought it will never come, and, therefore, never prepared for it. The truth is, most people don’t think about…
  • - The agricultural sector is the backbone of Kenya’s economy, contributing approximately 33 percent of Kenya’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It employs more than 40 percent of the total population and 70 percent of the rural population. The sector accounts for 65 percent of the export earnings,…
  • - Viewers on DStv can look forward to the 17th round of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship, the Grand Prix of Thailand, live from the Chang International Circuit in Buriram on the morning of Sunday 2 October. SuperSport is definitely your #HomeOfSport and the ultimate destination for motorsport fans…
  • - SuperSport viewers on DStv and GOtv can look forward to extended action from the Premier League, La Liga, and Serie A, with matches scheduled to be played from Friday 30 September to Monday 3 October 2022. DStv and GOtv are the only true home of football in Africa, offering a range and depth of…
  • - Tension aroused in Mumias, Kakamega county after a 32-year-old man was suspected to have ebola symptoms.  Preliminary tests however show that he might not be having the highly contagious disease. According to the medical report, the patient-Gideon Ashibo traveled to Uganda on September 15 to visit…
  • - Teachers receive a monthly house allowance from the Teachers Service Commission, (TSC). Only teachers who are working permanently and are eligible for a pension are given this stipend. Teachers in Kenya under the TSC don’t get uniform allowances. They are paid according to their job group and…
  • - When it comes to producing some of the best budget phones on the market, HMD Global, makers of Nokia phones takes the lead. This has been clear with their current mobile releases, among them, the much-talked-about Nokia G21 launched earlier this year. Some of the key features that make the Nokia…
  • - The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has advertised job vacancies in six positions. CBK is seeking to fill the positions of; Assistant Finance Officers, Bank Supervision Analysts, IT Audit Associates, Assurance Associates, and Banking and Payment Services Analysts According to the advert, the monetary…
  • - The health sector is among the most important sectors. It is the sector that deserves the highest level of attention. Without health services, it would be dangerous for everyone.  From diseases, and malnutrition to pregnancy, the world would be the most dangerous place. Sometimes people tend to…
  • - President William Ruto on Thursday proposed the renaming of Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to Kenya Revenue Service (KRS). Speaking during the official opening of the 13th parliament, Ruto said the move is part of a culture change to make the taxman people friendly. “We will also work with the Kenya…
  • - The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has withdrawn all of its teachers from a school in Kilifi County after an attack was made on some of its teachers. One of the teachers, Michael Ngei, sustain serious injuries after he was attacked by a group of people at night at his home. Michael got a lot of…
  • - The Central Bank of Kenya, under Dr. Patrick Njoroge, has increased the Central Bank Rate rate by 75 basis points to 8.25 percent, in an effort to tame the skyrocketing inflation. “The Committee noted the sustained inflationary pressures, the elevated global risks, and their potential impact on the…
  • - Njau Kihia said this during the just concluded hotly contested elections in Kenya. That there is no nation or state that enjoys economic takeoff by inciting class hatred. You cannot aspire to lead the poor into prosperity by condemning the rich into adversity. You cannot strengthen the weak by…
  • - The mysterious death of a Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru has raised speculations among Kenyans. According to police, Gicheru had a late lunch after which he felt unwell. Police said he took a nap but he did not wake up. Gicheru was facing charges of interference with witnesses at the International…
  • - The African pioneer of Artificial Intelligence and green revolution Agilitee Limited is raising about $2 billion as part of its Johannesburg initial public offering (IPO). The Company will raise $500 million in Africa, and $500 million between UAE, UK, Europe, and Asia. It has also been approached…
  • - Prudential Plc through its community investment arm, Prudence Foundation, has partnered with the popular Akili Kids children’s television channel, to impart financial skills to over six million children in Kenya aged 7 – 12 years, every week. Announcing the partnership, Prudence Foundation…
  • - Have you been wondering how you can start a business with no money or experience? You’re not alone. Many people, just like you, dream of getting into the self-employment world by owning a business. You may even already have a good idea in mind. A great business idea with zero capital doesn’t mean…
  • - Inflation is one of the most widely discussed subjects in the world today. The rising cost of food, energy, and other commodities has had an adverse impact on the financial stability of millions of households. Many families around the world have been compelled to cut back on non-essential spending…
  • - A School Principal in Kirinyaga county disappears Mysteriously leaving Family, friends, and colleagues in panic. According to the reports, he was in contact with his family last week. According to the principal’s family members, Sebastian Njiru Gikunju, 56, who is the principal of Olokurto…
  • - Strathmore University, through its Energy Research Centre, and Adrian Kenya have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of enhancing capacity building in the areas of Solar Energy Certification, strengthening leadership capabilities, and provision of expert services in…
  • - Tea farmers will benefit from 47,000 tonnes of NPK fertilizer that is expected to arrive in the country in two weeks. Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) chairman David Ichoho said the first batch of the farm input is expected on October 13, 2022. “We expect to receive 940,000 bags of NPK…
  • - The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has made a new list of hardship areas public, and the commission’s 2021–2025 Collective Bargaining Agreement contains these statistics. The list of Arid and Semi-Arid lands, sometimes known as hardship areas, has been revised to add new regions. Teachers…
  • - Data from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) shows that 3, 541 people died in road accidents between January and September this year. This is a 7.8 percent increase from the 3,286 recorded in a similar period last year. Pedestrians account for the highest number of fatalities with…
  • - Kenyans who will borrow Ksh 1000 and below from Fuliza will pay no interest rate for the first 3 days starting October 1, 2022. This means that borrowing Ksh 1000 and below and paying it within 3 days will attract no interest. The announcement was made by the three CEOs of Safaricom, KCB Group, and…
  • - Redmi Note 11 Pro is selling at Ksh. 29,999/- for the 6+64GB variant, Ksh. 33,499/- for the 6+128GB  while the 8+128GB variant retails at Ksh.34,999/-. The Redmi Note 11 Pro comes with a great back featuring a mix of glass and plastic giving the phone a premium look and touch with a matte-like…
  • - Farmers in various counties across the country have started to receive subsidized fertilizer from the National Cereal and Produce Board (NCPB) depots, as they anticipate improved food production. Farmers in Nyanza and Western regions are buying bags of subsidized fertilizer in Bondo, Butere, Ugunja…
  • - Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) is introducing a new telecom cloud infrastructure solution, co-engineered with Wind River, to help communications service providers (CSPs) reduce complexity and accelerate their cloud-native network deployments. To further power these solutions, Dell’s telecom partner…