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Kisumu Small Traders hurting. Is the disruption worth it?

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Kisumu is poised to host Afrocities conference sometimes in November 2021, but hosting this international event has come with its share of pain especially to small traders. The city is going through a major transformation that have seen most businesses disrupted. There have been demolitions of kiosks and illegal structures to pave way for the…

Business Focus: The Lake Basin Mall

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THE NEW SHOPPING CENTRE IN WESTERN KENYA SET TO SPUR THE REGION’S SOCIAL-ECONOMIC GROWTH. The Lake Basin Mall (LBM), the largest in Western Kenya, is expected to provide visitors with a fully-fledged shopping experience, add to the country’s GDP basket while boosting the region’s economy and ease the unemployment burden to the country, once it…

A 65M Modern Rice Mill For Kisumu

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Rice is considered one of the major contributors to the realization of food security in Kenya. Initiatives being put in place by Lake Basin Development Authority together with the proposals in the next phase of the National Rice Development Strategy are expected to address most of the challenges facing rice production in Western Kenya. The…

The Ndere Island Experience

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Ndere Island National Park gained attention world wide during the World Tourism Day celebrations in Kisumu. In his address, Deputy Governor Dr. Matthew Owili said there should be regional collaborations so as to revive the tourism industry. The theme for WTD 2021 was ‘Tourism for Inclusive growth’ aimed at identifying strategies to restart the tourism…

Business Focus: Renegade Air

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Kenyan airlines have resumed domestic flights following the lifting of COVID-19 travel restrictions to/from the capital Nairobi. Renegade Air is a scheduled airline based at Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya. As well as scheduled services, it also offers charter services and ACMI services to customers. It is a business aviation company that was incorporated in…

EQUITY BANK PROFITS UP TO KSHS 17.9 BILLION

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Equity Group Holdings PLC has announced a 98% growth in half year profits to Kshs 17.9 billion up from Kshs 9.1 billion the previous year. Speaking while releasing the results, Equity Group Managing Director and CEO Dr James Mwangi said, “The defensive and offensive strategy adopted by the Group at the onset of the Covid-19…

Kenya’s Ambitions for Aquaculture with a Deficit of 400,000 Tonnes of Fish

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Farmers and the County Governments are targeting to expand aquaculture. Kenya currently produces about 500,000 metric tonnes of fish, much of which is caught in Lake Victoria. Chinese imports of Whole Tilapia – the most popular fish in Kenya – sells for around Kshs 250 per kg, compared with Kshs 350 or Kshs 400 depending…

THE IMPACT OF LAKE HUB: Innovation, Coding, Entrepreneurship

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In the recent years, Kenya has seen an increase in innovative and scalable ideas which offer a much-needed solution to the challenges we face today. Much of these innovations stemming up from the innovative hubs located in the various parts of the country. These hubs have in return formed an ecosystem better known as the…

13 Elephants in England to be Relocated to Kenya

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According to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, from the 1970s to the 1980s, ivory trade was rapidly expanding and wiped out about half of Africa’s 1.3 million elephants. Much more recently, between 2007 to 2014, the Great Elephant Census reported a 30% decline in elephant population – equivalent to a loss of 144,000 elephants from a population…

Happy International Youth Day 2021 from Kisumu

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The theme of International Youth Day 2021 is, “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”, with the aim of highlighting that the success of such a global effort will not be achieved without the meaningful participation of young people. Today, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24 years, accounting for…

Marwa Kisumu Solidarity Health Cover

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The Marwa Kisumu Solidarity Health Cover is an affordable and accessible medical cover targeting 90,000 poor households, with 45,000 to benefit from the first phase.  Beneficiaries can access both inpatient and outpatient care under the NHIF Supa Cover benefits package being rolled out at initially 48 selected public health facilities that are evenly spread across…