Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) Director Samuel Ong’ow. Photo: Fredrick Odiero

State promises to pay KSh7 billion arrears to cane farmers, staff

The government is keen on paying cane farmers and staff of sugar companies who are owed money in terms of unpaid arrears. Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) Director Samuel Ong’ow said the government has initiated payment of about KSh6.94 billion which is owed to farmers and staff of the sugar companies. Speaking in Muhoroni Ong’ow…

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ICT Cabinet Secretary Eluid Owalo addresses residents at Bondo Technical Training Institute on May 24, 2024. Photo: Fredrick Odiero

We’ve trained 300, 000 youth on digital jobs, Owalo says

Cabinet Secretary of ICT Eliud Owalo has revealed that over 300,000 youths have been trained, and more than 1,000 digital jobs created since the start of digitalization programme year ago. Owalo remains optimistic that within the next two years, two million digital jobs will be generated. He further stated that ICT offers abundant job opportunities…

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Deputy President Wiliam Ruto and management consultant Eliud Owalo during a meeting with a section of leaders and professionals from Nyanza region in Naivasha. Photo:courtesy

President Ruto to open Nyanza International Investment Conference in June

President William Ruto is expected to visit Kisumu to preside over the official opening of the Nyanza International Investment Conference (NIIC) next month, it has been revealed. Information and Communication Technology Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo said the President will officially grace the conference. “The Head of State himself will lead a team of local and international investors…

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Kisumu City

Nyanza governors distance themselves from upcoming investment conference

Six governors from the Nyanza region have distanced themselves from a scheduled Nyanza International Investment Conference, expected to take place next month. The Governors’ namely Anyang Nyong’o of Kisumu, James Orengo (Siaya), Amos Nyaribo (Nyamira), Simba Arati (Kisii), Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay) and Ochilo Ayacko of Migori all said they have been sidelined in the…

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Airbnb home.

Airbnb operators in Western Kenya put on notice

More than 70 per cent Airbnb operators in Western Kenya tourism circuit are not paying the 2 per cent tourism levy as the law stipulates. Tourism Act, requires various entities offering accommodation services to remit levies based on income generated every month. The levy payable is two per cent of income generated per month for accommodation, and…

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Suba North MP Caroli Omondi

Assent Sugar Bill into law, Suba North MP urges President Ruto

Leaders drawn from sugarcane growing belt have called on the President William Ruto to assent into law the Sugar Bill that has now passed its first and second reading at the National Assembly and Senate. Suba North MP Caroli Omondi said with the passing of the bill, farmers were bound to benefit fully from cane…

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Sony Sugar has new Managing Director, Martin Ogola Dima appointed

At long last Martin Ogola Dima can now take over as the new substantive Managing Director of South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited after the Court cleared him free of guilt. The Employment and Labour Relations Court in Kisumu threw out a suit challenging his recent appointment by the firm’s Board of Directors chaired by Jared…

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Continental festival set for Kisumu postponed due to floods

FESTAC festival which was supposed to be hosted in Kisumu this month has been postponed to a later date due to floods. According to a statement released by the organising committee, Kisumu was poised to host the $h World Blacks and Africa Festival of Arts and Culture -FESTAC AFRICA on May 20-26, 2024 The statement…

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Draft Copy of Cooperatives Bill No. 7 of 2024.

MPs change dates, venues of public hearings on Cooperatives Bill

The National Assembly has rescheduled the dates and venues for public hearing on the Cooperatives Bill 2024, (National Assembly Bill No. 7 of 2024) for some regions. In an announcement seen by Sacco Review, the public hearing scheduled for May, 11 at Garrissa Social Hall in Garissa County has been postponed indefinitely due to unforeseen…

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Homa Bay Governor Gladys Wanga with one of the sunflower farmers.

7,000 farmers in Homa Bay get sunflower seeds to boost yields

Homa Bay County administration is promoting sunflower farming through distribution certified sunflower seeds to registered farmers. In partnership with Agricultural Food Authority (AFA), the county aims to have the seeds planted on more than 7,000 acres across the eight constituencies. This programme will see a total of 27,250 kg of seeds distributed to over 7,000…

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