Kenya

December 3, 2022

Kenyan female innovator awarded $1.2M for providing clean cooking stove

Kenya’s Charlot Magayi, who is the founder of Mukuru clean cooking stove was awarded $1.2 million Earthshot Prize by British Prince William.
December 2, 2022

Kenyan electric vehicle startup eyes Prince William's Earthshot Prize

The company produces electric motorcycles that run on two rechargeable batteries. The batteries can be charged at any charging point, each battery can drive for around 90 kilometers, meaning both batteries, when fully charged, can travel for about 180 kilometers
December 2, 2022

DRC-Kenya: Is Nairobi’s involvement cause for concern in the EAC?

  Kenya’s involvement in the raging conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo is causing jitters, with many nationals fearing the country risks being sucked into […]
December 2, 2022

Why Kenyans are not listening to their own music, and the Eric Omondi factor

  Towards the end of September this year, Apple Music released a list of the Top 100 songs that most Kenyans were listening to on the […]
December 2, 2022

East Africa: Climate Crisis in the Greater Horn of Africa is Biggest Health Threat Causing Disease Outbreaks #AfricaClimateCrisis

The link between the climate crisis and global health has become clearer with every extreme weather event, with the number of reported disease outbreaks and climate-related health emergencies reaching their highest-ever level this century. The World Health Organization (WHO)'s analysis of the seven countries in the greater Horn of Africa - Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda - found that there have been 39 reported outbreaks, as well as flooding, and other acute public health
December 1, 2022

World Athletics clears Kenya from potential ban over doping scandals

The Kenyan government pledged $25 million over five years to help finance more anti-doping personnel, increase testing and investigation, bolster education programmes and also "deeper dive into entourages".
December 1, 2022

Kenya: Marriot Urges MPs to Prioritize Bills On Drought and Election Financing.

United Kingdom High Commissioner to Kenya Ambassador Jane Marriot has underscored the need for the Parliament to fast-track and approve the pending National Disaster Risk Management Bill and the Election Campaign Finance legislation.
December 1, 2022

Kenya: Ruto’s Hustler Fund stirs controversy after ‘free money’ tag dropped

  President William Ruto has launched his KSh50bn Hustler Fund scheme, one of the promises he made during the electoral campaigns. The fund focuses on the […]
November 30, 2022

Kenya's Ruto launches flagship credit scheme for poor

Endowed with a total amount of 50 billion shillings (naerly $400 million) over five years, the "Hustler Fund" will include three other components: micro-credit (available by the end of January 2023), loans to SMEs (by the end of March 2023) and start-up loans (by the end of May 2023)
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