Duncan Miriri

Safaricom confirms $300 million Kenya Power smart meter proposal

Sep 17 2021

NAIROBI (Reuters) -Kenyan telecoms operator Safaricom,, said on Friday it had submitted a proposal to Kenya Power for the installation of a $300 million smart meter system at the utility, confirming documents seen by Reuters.

Safaricom offers $288 mln smart metre system to cut Kenya Power losses

Sep 16 2021

NAIROBI, Sept 16 Kenya's biggest telecoms operator, Safaricom, is in talks with Kenya Power to install a 31.7 billion shillings ($288 million) smart metering system for the utility to slash power losses, documents showed on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-COVID-19 pushes Kenya's economy into first contraction in nearly 30 years

Sep 09 2021

NAIROBI, Sept 9 Kenya's economic output contracted for the first time in nearly three decades last year, pummeled by the impact of the coronavirus crisis that hit key sectors like tourism, official data showed on Thursday.

Kenyan appeals court upholds order to halt president's constitutional changes

Aug 20 2021

NAIROBI Kenya's Court of Appeal upheld a decision to stop President Uhuru Kenyatta from making broad constitutional changes, limiting his ability to prevent his estranged deputy from succeeding him next year.

African e-commerce firm Jumia targets tech and user growth

Aug 10 2021

NAIROBI, Aug 10 Africa's Jumia Technologies said on Tuesday it plans to spend more on marketing and hire more technology professionals after reporting an increased loss in its second quarter.

Kenya's growing taste for specialty coffee seen spurring output

Aug 03 2021

NYERI, Kenya Kenyan butcher David Mwangi likes to start his day with a mocha or a cappuccino at a newly opened coffee shop in his area - the first such outlet in a farming town where a sweet, milky cup of tea is the way most people start the day.

Africa demands local production of COVID vaccines

Jul 23 2021

NAIROBI (Reuters) -Global pharmaceutical firms should license production of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa rather than just do piecemeal contract deals, an African Union special envoy said on Thursday. | Video

CORRECTED-Africa needs fairness and vaccines to revive its tourism sector - minister

Jul 16 2021

NAIROBI, July 16 African countries need to get equal access to COVID-19 vaccines so they can start rebuilding their devastated tourism industries, Kenya's tourism minister said on Friday.

Kenya to start receiving 13 million J&J shots in August -president

Jun 29 2021

NAIROBI (Reuters) -Kenya will receive the first batch of 13 million COVID-19 vaccine shots from Johnson & Johnson in August, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Tuesday, helping to accelerate the country's vaccination drive.

Kenya gets $750 million World Bank loan to help recovery from COVID-19 effects

Jun 11 2021

NAIROBI Kenya has received a $750 million loan from the World Bank to support its budget and help the East African economy recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the multilateral lender said on Friday.

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