Business

Investment attraction efforts paying off for SA

South Africa’s efforts to attract investment while also strengthening trade on the continent, are paying off. On Thursday, Cabinet welcomed Toyota South Africa’s (TSAM) investment in Kenya. “Cabinet welcomes the investment by TSAM in Kenya that will see the country reassemble Toyota Hilux kits produced at the company’s manufacturing plant in Durban. This is in […]

Business

Kenya’s Lori expands to Nigeria

A Kenyan e-logistics company, Lori, has officially announced its expansion to Nigeria in a bid to cement its footprint across Africa. The Chief Operating Officer, Uche Ogboi, said Lori’s mission was to reduce the high cost of transportation of goods, which was up to 75 per cent of the cost of products in some countries […]

Security

Kenya repels another suspected al Shabaab attack – police

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan police have thwarted an attack by suspected Somali militants al Shabaab on a Chinese-owned construction company in an eastern region, an official said on Monday, days after the Islamist group killed 21 people in Nairobi. The assailants wounded one person while they attempted to hit the site in Garissa county, not […]

Sports

Kenya’s Mweresa fails dope test ahead of African showpiece

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan sprinter Boniface Mweresa has failed a doping test and been dropped from the team for the African Championships which start in Asaba, Nigeria on Wednesday, a senior official from the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) has told Reuters. Samples from Mweresa, who won silver in the 400m and gold in the […]

Politics

Kenya public fund thief remain in custody

Kenya’s public prosecutor said on Wednesday 24 civil servants and business people charged a day earlier with involvement in the theft of nearly $100 million of public funds would stay in custody until June 4, when they will have a bail hearing. The suspects, who included the public service ministry’s principal secretary, pleaded not guilty […]

Business

Tullow hires Wood to design Kenyan oil pipeline

(LONDON) – Tullow Oil hired Wood to design a pipeline needed to bring crude from Kenya’s Lokichar onshore fields to Lamu on the Indian Ocean coast, Wood said on Wednesday. Kenya, which currently exports no crude, discovered commercial oil reserves in its Lokichar basin in 2012 and the 800-km (500-mile) pipeline is expected to be […]