Nyeri based NewFortis Sacco has embarked on enrolling farmers and pastoralists in Laikipia County as members with a view of offering banking services and boosting food security in the region. NewFortis chairman John Githinji speaking over the weekend during the opening of the Sacco branch in Nanyuki town said that the savings and credit society was engaging agricultural officers and other stakeholders in farming in Laikipia to assist farmers and pastoralists on how to improve…"Nyeri Sacco Recruits Laikipia Farmers"
The Mara-Serengeti ecosystem stretches 24, 000 square kilometers with a perennial Mara River flowing across the game reserve, according to data from the Narok Department of Tourism. Being one of the largest of its kind in Africa, the protection of Mara water basin is key in the survival of millions of fauna and flora species across the ecosystem. Masses of foreign and local tourists flock to the Maasai Mara game reserve on the Kenyan side…"Collective Measures To Conserve The Great Mara River"
Two people lost their lives following a grisly road accident near Kisumu Museum along Kisumu Nairobi highway last night. Kisumu Central sub-county police commander Peter Kattam said a lorry driver lost control of the vehicle before it veered off the road crushing an oncoming saloon car which had three occupants. Kattam said the driver was trying to avoid hitting a motorcyclist who suddenly crossed the road and ended up landing in a ditch. He disclosed…"Two Die In Grisly Car Crush"
Small scale famers in the tea sector in Kenya have a reason to smile as the government outsmarts cartels and makes it possible for them to receive 50% of their earnings within a fortnight of the sale. Agriculture Cabinet Secretary (CS) Peter Munya said the government has incorporated the reforms in the sector in the Tea Bill that once passed by Parliament would shield them from being challenged in court by the adamant Kenya Tea…"Reforms Offer Tea Farmers Better Returns"
Kwale county government has issued 22 motorbikes to public health and community development officers to enhance service delivery at the grassroots level. Area Deputy Governor (DG) Fatuma Achani while handing over the motorbikes and helmets urged officers to diligently serve the public, value the machines and use them to improve their efficiency in service delivery. Achani said the motorcycles would address transportation challenges and facilitate the mobility of health mobile teams traversing rural and far-flung…"Kwale Officers Get Motorcycles For Operations"
Companies in Nakuru County will be compelled to have a 50 per cent women representation in their boardrooms and management structures if the County Assembly approves a new Bill. Deputy Governor Dr. Eric Korir said the County Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Bill which last week passed the first reading at the County Assembly would obligate designated public and private entities to develop and implement plans and strategies to align their laws and policies with…"New Bill To Have Half Women On Board"