Barack Obama arrives in Kenya, meets family

Former US President Barack Obama, his sister Auma and President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, July 15, 2018. [Photo/PSCU] Former US President Barack Obama on Sunday, July 15, arrived in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. Welcomed by his sister Auma, Obama paid a courtesy visit to President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, where Uhuru thanked him…

KPA receives last RMG cranes

KPA’s Dockyard area, Mombasa. //KPA// The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) on Friday received the last batch of six Rail Mounted Gantry (RMGs) cranes worth Sh2.12 billion. Acting KPA Managing Director Dr Daniel Manduku said the machines were purchased from China-based ZPMC Ltd, each costing Sh345 million. He indicated the cranes would ease handling of cargo…

President Kenyatta makes major changes to the Kenyan military

President Uhuru Kenyatta during appointments and promotions of KDF officers, July 13, 2018. [Photo/KDF] President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces on Friday made promotions and appointments of the Officers of the Kenya Defence Forces on the advice of the Defence Council under the chairpersonship of Ambassador Raychelle Omamo, the Cabinet Secretary…

President Kenyatta reshuffles cabinet, elevates Kanze Dena

Kanze Dena. //PSCU// OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON STATE HOUSE NAIROBI PRESS STATEMENT 13th JULY 2018 CABINET CHANGES President Uhuru Kenyatta has this afternoon made changes in the Cabinet, and Diplomatic Service as part of his ongoing efforts to re-engineer the Government inline with his Big 4 development blueprint. Cabinet 1. Cabinet Secretary Aden Mohammed moves…

Kilifi governor brings smile to squatters of Ukombozi settlement, Details

Kilifi County Governor Amason Kingi with land owners in Sokoni ward, July 12, 2018. [Photo/Amason Kingi] The County Government of Kilifi is committed to bring to an end the land ownership crisis in the county. Since 2013, Governor Amason Kingi says his administration has conducted an aggressive titling survey programme with over 35,000 plots surveyed…

New Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline delivers first fuel consignment

Ministry of Petroleum Cabinet Secretary John Munyes alongside KPC bosses, July 12, 2018. [Photo/John Munyes] The Ministry of Petroleum and Mining has received the first consignment of fuel at Nairobi Terminal through the new Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline popularly referred to as Line 5. Petroleum and Mining Cabinet Secretary John Munyes said the realisation of the project,…

Gov’t closes KISCOL warehouses as crackdown on mercury-sugar intensifies

A section of KISCOL in August 2015. [Photo/Daniel Lichuma] Warehouses belonging to Kwale International Sugar Company Ltd (KISCOL) have been closed down. The move follows national government’s efforts to nab illegal sugar containing mercury, and persons smuggling the contraband across the country. Speaking at the company, KISCOL Relations officer Matthias Mutua confirmed that the government…

Update on the planned bus RTR from KNH-Githurai – KeNHA

The planned Bus Rapid Transit Route from the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) through the Nairobi Central Business District to Githurai along the Nairobi-Thika (A2S) Highway, Thursday 12th July, 2018. [Photo/KeNHA] The World Bank Group (Kenya) Transport Specialist accompanied by the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) Deputy Director in charge of Road Asset and Corridor Management…

Lamu senator’s election nullified

Dethroned Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip. [Photo/@Hot_96] The court of Appeal in Mombasa has nullified the election of Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip. This is after Loitiptip’s opponent in the August 8, 2017 Hassan Albeyit of Wiper Democratic Movement (who came in second) filed an appeal disputing the election results after the High Court overruled the first…

Court stops painting of Mombasa buildings

Buildings painted Egyptian-blue and white in a Mombasa street. [Photo/Ali Manzu] Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho’s administration has suffered a set-back after the High Court in the coastal city dismissed an order by the County government, to have all residential and commercial buildings in the Central Business District (CBD) painted Egyptian-blue and white. The public…