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…

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,…

PrideInn Hotel closed until November

[Photo|PrideInn Hotels & Conferencing] Mombasa’s PrideInn Hotel, has been closed for renovations Below is a communication from the hotel management. Dear Valued Guests, This is to inform you that PrideInn Mombasa is currently closed for renovations as our highly anticipated refurbishment has begun and is expected to be completed by end of November 2017. Whilst…

PrideInn Hotels responds after liquidation reports

The Hotel confirmed the ruling made by the High Court of Kenya. [Photo|PrideInn Hotels & Conferencing] PrideInn Hotels, has defended itself, following an article published in the Daily Nation and Business Daily on October 3, 2017 titled “Pride Inn Hotels Put Under Liquidation Over 69m Debt”. The Hotel confirmed the ruling made by the High…

Kenya, Tanzania drop trade barriers, sign importation agreement

The Kenya-Tanzanian border. [Photo: thecitizen.co.tz] Kenyans and Tanzanians have a reason to smile, after the two countries signed an agreement. Foreign Affairs Ministries of the two countries entered an agreement to lift restrictions on cooking gas and wheat flour imports from Tanzania, with the neighbouring Tanzania allowing cigarettes and milk from Kenya. According to Tanzania…

President Uhuru oversees ground breaking of Sh15 bln brewery plant in Kisumu

President Uhuru Kenyatta takes a sip of alcohol, as he presided over the ground-breaking for a new state-of-the art EABL brewery plant in Kisumu, July 12, 2017. [Photo: Courtesy] President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the ground-breaking for a new state-of-the art brewery in Kisumu. The East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL) is setting up the Sh15…

Milk prices drop!

Milk displayed at Tuskys supermarket. [Photo/Courtesy] Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett has announced that milk prices will drop by Sh10 per 500ml packet starting, June 1. Following the announcement, a 500ml packet of fresh milk will now cost Sh55, whereas the same size of UHT packets will cost Sh65. Addressing the press, Wednesday, Bett said…

Celebrations as Uhuru launches first ever SGR Cargo train

President Uhuru Kenyatta gracing the launch of Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), Cargo operations at Port Reitz, Mombasa county, May 30, 2017. [Photo: PSCU] President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), Cargo operations. Speaking at Port Reitz in Mombasa county, Uhuru said Kenyans and the more than the 300 million residents of the region are…

KQ records profitable loss after months of turn-around strategy

  The outgoing Kenya Airways Chief Executive officer Mbuvi Ngunze (R) and Chairman Michael Joseph. [Photo/the-star] The Kenya Airways has recorded a ‘profitable loss’, after its full-year loss before taxation dropped from Sh26.2 billion, to Sh10.2 billion, for the period ending March 31, 2017. Operating costs went down from Sh67.86 billion to Sh65.36 billion, revenue went down 8.5 per…

President Uhuru opens two international hotels in Nairobi

President Uhuru Kenyatta of one of the two Nairobi luxurious hotels, May 23, 2017. [Photo/PSCU] The Tourism sector has received a major boost after President Uhuru Kenyatta opened two international hotels and laid the foundation stone for the tallest building in Africa. The Nairobi hotels include: the Park Inn Hotel, in Westlands which has a…