The national government has set aside Sh1.1 billion to set up the East African Centre of Excellence for the Blue Economy in Kwale County. The deal was announced in Kwale town Friday by Principal Secretaries Dr. Kevit Desai (East African Community) and Prof. Hamadi Boga (Crop Development and Agricultural Research). They said the envisaged centre of excellence will in the long run ensure the efficient management and sustainable exploitation of resources in oceans, lakes and…"Sh1.1 Billion To Harness The Blue Economy"
Traders in Kajiado Central Sub-county have challenged both the National and County governments to provide an alternative source of livelihood for them as the county directive to close down all open air markets and night clubs in an effort to curb the spread of Covid 19 (corona virus) started to bite. According to Esther Nzilani, a mother of 10, the government should be mindful of the common citizen’s plight before undertaking major decisions that affects them directly.…"Traders Want State To Offer Alternative Source Of Income."
As the country continues to widen the net in the fight against the dreaded coronavirus, Tharaka Nithi County Commissioner (CC) Ms. Beverly Opwora has banned prison visits and cautioned the general public against spreading fake news over the pandemic. “Prison visits remain banned until further directions are received from the President and I want to make it very clear that spreading fake news about Coronavirus as media practitioners or on social media is a serious…"County Commissioner Bans Prison Visits, Cautions Against Fake News"
Residents of Kadenge sub location have accused a member of the Siaya County Assembly of grabbing 200 acres of land in Yala swamp. According to the residents, Central Alego ward MCA Leonard Oriaro has illegally allocated himself a vast land within the wetland following the exit of an American investor. “It is quite unfortunate that after fighting Dominion Farms, our leaders, amongst them our own MCA and a chief in Alego have now become the predators,”…"MCA Accused Of Grabbing Land In Yala Swamp"
Mandera miraa (khat) traders on Sunday morning engaged police in running battles over miraa ban in the region. North Eastern counties have banned miraa sale in the region to curb corona virus infection. The traders said the crop is an important economic activity and the ban was affecting livelihoods in the region. The angry demonstrators barricaded roads leading into Mandera town by burning tyres and blocking the Mandera-Nairobi highway. Police tear-gassed protesters with one person…"Mandera Traders Protest Ban On Khat"