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    Prof Mbote defends self after starting rival Law School

    However, she said, when a decision made by the court is against what one person has decided then the court under her leadership will encourage civility to ensure that none of its members feel lesser. On the issue of the disobedience of court orders, Prof Mbote said that it is an issue of great concern. Even though she will not keep a black book of those disobeying court orders, Mbote said she will engage in talks with different arms of government over the issue with an aim of promoting rule of law. “I will talk to different arms of government […] More

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    Why Kenya and UK must cultivate trade relations in the wake of COVID-19 – KBC

    For over a century, Kenya and the United Kingdom have enjoyed strong ties hinged on trust, enhanced cooperation and mutual benefit across key sectors among them trade, tourism, security, health and education. The UK views Kenya as a strategic partner due to her wealth of agricultural materials, booming services sector and for being a gateway to other markets in the East African community. It has therefore over the decades invested in growing Kenya to become the region economic powerhouse. Indeed UK remains one of the largest foreign investors in Kenya with a portfolio approximated at £2.7 billion. More than 200 […] More

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    Choppers & 3 Wide Loads on Kenyan Road that Sparked Debate

    In the first quarter of 2021, motorists have intermittently received warnings over unusual wide loads that would be transported via road to various parts of the country. With the latest warning having been issued on Friday, April 9 in the dailies, the road users were asked to be careful on the highways to give the trucks ample room to avoid accidents. In typical Kenyan fashion, however, unusual phenomenon, especially on highways, often elicits divergent views and can at times result into a call to action Below are four instances where strange truck loads on highways set tongues wagging. 1. Choppers  Two choppers […] More

  • Kenya and Tanzania renewing ties under President Suluhu's tenure » Capital News

    Kenya and Tanzania renewing ties under President Suluhu’s tenure » Capital News

    NAIROBI, Kenya Apr 10 – Kenya and Tanzania have committed to strengthen ties after months of strained relations, fuelled by border closures during the COVID-19 lockdown. The assurance was given Saturday when President Uhuru Kenyatta dispatched Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed to deliver a message to new Tanzania President Suluhu Hassan who took over from John Pombe Magufuli who died last month. Ambassador Mohammed who was accompanied by Kenya’s High Commissioner to Tanzania Dan Kazungu during the meeting in Tanzania’s State House in Dar es Salaam. “President Suluhu has committed to continue with what the late President John Magufuli started […] More

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    Stop protecting own carriers, open Africa’s skies – Balala

    This, as most national carriers, including Kenya Airways , continue to struggle with losses. A number the continent’s national carriers have since wounded up over huge losses and debt. “Protecting individual country’s airlines is not a solution. We need to walk the talk in the continent of Africa; to open the airspace,” Balala said. He spoke during a virtual tourism forum dubbed ‘Invest, Rebuild and Restart the African Tourism Sector’. Opening the skies will in turn help growth of tourism by making travel within the continent much easier, he said. Africa is home to 12 per cent of the world’s […] More

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    British Airways suspends flights after Kenya ban

    Companies British Airways suspends flights after Kenya ban Friday April 09 2021 A British Airways aircraft. AFP PHOTO By BONFACE OTIENOMore by this Author Summary The airline said Thursday the suspension of operations would see passengers who had booked tickets after April 9, to travel between the two destinations entitled to a full refund. Affected passengers, British Airways said, could also take a voucher for the value of their fare for future travel up to April 30, 2023 British Airways has suspended passenger flights between the United Kingdom and Kenya from Friday after Nairobi banned all flights from Britain to […] More

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    Malindi tourism banks on KQ planned flights to Rome

    Kenya Airways aircraft at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. March 8th,2021. [Elvis Ogina, Standard] . Plans by Kenya Airways (KQ) to resume direct flights to Rome, Italy in June have given hoteliers in the touristic town of Malindi a new ray of hope. Yesterday, hospitality players said the move by the national carrier will bolster efforts to revive the tourism sector in Malindi, Kilifi County, which until mid-2000 was the preferred destination for Italians. In the 1960s, Malindi carved a niche as the ideal resort town for the Italian tourists, which saw it brimming with restaurants, delis, gelato shops and […] More

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    We are protecting African markets, UK says on red listing

    The travel ban comes into effect today( April 9), effectively restricting Kenyans or anybody transiting through Kenyan airports from setting foot in the UK. British, Irish and third-country nationals with residence rights (including long-term visa holders) arriving from red listed countries are allowed, but will be required to self-isolate (quarantine) in a government-approved hotel facility for 10 days. It had however not imposed any restrictions on its citizens until Kenya, on Saturday, retaliated by banning visitors from the UK. The two countries have restricting commercial passenger flights from landing in their territories. “All UK government officials and diplomats must have […] More

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    NSE suspends Kenya Airways trading for 9 more months

    The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has extended the suspension of trading in Kenya Airways (KQ) shares for an additional nine months from April 5, 2021. NSE said (KQ) is yet to finalise its operational and corporate restructure for the eventual Government buy-out, following the publication of the National Management Aviation Bill, 2020, on 18th June 2020. “The suspension was approved and issued by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) pursuant to section 11(3) (w) of the Capital Markets Act and regulation 22 of the Capital Markets (Securities) (Public Offers, Listings and Disclosures) Regulations, 2002,” read a statement from the NSE.  Kenya […] More

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    Kenya, UK to set up joint committee to evaluate travel advisory

    Kenya and the United Kingdom (UK) have agreed to establish a joint committee to address travel restrictions between the two countries. Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo (pictured) held deliberations on Wednesday with UK’s Dominic Raab, where they agreed to come up with solutions to the impasse. “CS Omamo and Dominic Raab underlined the need to work on strengthening trade and deepening regional security,” Foreign Affairs Ministry tweeted. Visitors from four countries: Kenya, the Philippines, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are to be denied entry into the UK beginning April 9. This follows a travel advisory issued by the British High Commission […] More

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