NAIROBI, 5th July 2020 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has commended Africa’s concerted response to Covid-19 saying measures being implemented by African countries are helping slow down Coronavirus spread. The President said despite limited resources, the continent had rolled out proactive measures that were helping save lives. “Africa has responded to Covid-19 much better than most other parts of the world, particularly when you consider its relatively weaker resource base. “For a continent with 1.2…"Africa’s Covid-19 Response Much Better Than Rest Of World, President Kenyatta Says"
The national government has kicked off a massive livestock vaccination exercise in regions prone to animal diseases. Agriculture Cabinet Secretary (CS) Peter Munya said the exercise, which would cover 14 counties, was aimed at boosting livestock market and farmers’ earnings. The CS was speaking yesterday at Kisargei village in Segera ward, Laikipia north Constituency when he launched the vaccination programme on cattle, goats, sheep, camels, donkeys and dogs. “After the exercise, the government does not…"Livestock Vaccination Campaign Launched To Fight Threatening Diseases"
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry wants young people to take up responsibility of establishing tree nurseries as demand for seedlings continues to soar. The Ministry’s Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Mr. Mohammed Elmi said there is big demand for tree seedlings as the country gears towards attaining 10 percent forest cover in every county. Speaking in Murang’a Friday when he graced occasion of issuing seedlings to farmers within Maragua area, Elmi urged young people to…"Youth Challenged To Venture On Tree Nurseries Business"
Rome – In June, global food commodity prices rose for the first time since the beginning of the year driven by a rebound in vegetable oils, sugar and dairy quotations. However, in the cereals and meat markets, most prices remained under downward pressure amid market uncertainties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks international prices of the most traded food commodities, averaged 93.2 points in June, some 2.4 percent higher…"Global food commodity prices rebound in June"
Traders at the Ng’iya market in Siaya are accusing county government of Siaya officials of imposing an illegal taxation to finance the purchase of sanitisers. According to the businessmen, the unscrupulous officials have connived with market committee leaders to tax each trader Sh200 for purchase of water containers, soap and sanitisers, despite the same being provided by the county government and the local member of the county assembly. Speaking to the media during a protest…"Traders Protest Illegal Levy For Purchase Of Sanitiser"
Traders in Murang’a want the roadblock mounted at river Chania to bar people from moving to and from Nairobi metropolis be re-located to Githurai area. The traders, led by officials of Kenya National Chambers of Commerce (KNCC), Murang’a branch, say that the cessation of movement between Murang’a and Thika has disrupted the supply chain diminishing working capital in Murang’a county. The chamber officials argued that by relocating the roadblock to Githurai, Murang’a traders will increase…"Traders In Murang’a Want Roadblock At River Chania Shifted To Githurai"