Homabay County Governor Gladys Wanga demonstrates on correct spacing of cotton on the farm. Photo Enock Okong'o

Governor Wanga provides KSh27 million seeds to over 35,000 farmers in Homa Bay

Homa Bay County Governor Gladys Wanga has launched cotton planting initiative called Pamba Mwandu, Cotton is Wealth in the area. She said that Homa Bay has enough water and supportive soil for cotton capable of producing more than 10.4 million tonnes cotton per year enough for home consumption and for sale. “Our black soil and…

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Government to support production of orthodox tea due to it high demand globally

Agriculture and Livestock Development Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi has announced plans to accelerate production of orthodox tea processing following its high souring demands internationally. Speaking at Githongo and Imenti tea factories in Meru County Saturday June 15, the CS said the special tea fetch higher market prices globally compared to the common tea. The future of tea is orthodox so…

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President Dr. William Ruto

Ruto warns coffee farmers against taking huge loans after debt waiver

President William Ruto has warned coffee farmers against taking more loans following a waiver issued by the government recently. Speaking at Gitooro ASK showground in Meru County during the Meru Cooperative Dairy Union 9th Farmers Field Day, Ruto cautioned the cooperatives coffee society officials against taking more loans unless it is approved by farmers themselves….

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Airtel Kenya Managing Director Ashish Malhotra

Airtel ventures into home internet to grow customer base

Airtel is poised to compete with existing players in Kenya’s home internet market, which has long been dominated by Safaricom. Their new broadband services specifically cater to users in residential and business settings. Named the ‘Unlimited Home Broadband’ service, this product is poised to compete with major operators, including Jamii Telecommunications Limited and Zuku, which…

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Relief as mobile money users exempted from tax increase

The Treasury has withdrawn its intention to increase the excise duty on mobile money transactions, providing a reprieve to millions of users who depend on these services, such as Safaricom’s M-pesa. National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndung’u has rolled back the proposal to increase the excise tax duty on mobile transfer services from 15 per…

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Tiberias Onsongo

How to transform financial setbacks into success

In managing our finances and personal development, this is like a metaphorical transformation of milk to yogurt, and then to cheese, revealing a profound truth about the nature of mistakes and their ability to create value. Just as cheese is a more valuable dairy product than both milk and yoghurt and sour grape juice melts…

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Pre-Ushirika Day blood donation drive launched at Cooperative University

State Department for Cooperatives Principal Secretary Patrick Kilemi on Tuesday, June 12 has launched Pre-Ushirika Day blood donation drive at The Co-operative University of Kenya an initiative organized by the Ushirika Council. The PS noted that the blood drive symbolizes the 7th Co-operative Principle, Concern for the Community and our commitment to building a better…

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The Meru Dairy Cooperative Union Board of Management led by the CEO Kenneth Gitonga (third right) and Chairman Simon Kiruja (fourth right) speak to journalists. Photo: John Majau

President Ruto to attend 9th Meru Dairy Farmers Field Day today

President William Ruto is set to preside over the 9th annual Meru Dairy Farmers Field Day which will be held at Gitoro ASK showground today. This will mark the second time the Head of State will preside over the event for two years consecutively. He will join over 50, 000 dairy farmers in marking this…

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PS Cooperatives Principal Patrick Kilemi (centre) with SASRA chair Jack (left) Ranguma during Sacco Sub sector Regulatory Policy and Legal Roundtable, 2024 in Naivasha.

PS Kilemi urges Sacco leaders to uphold good governance for growth sector

Principal Secretary State Department for Cooperatives Principal Patrick Kilemi has urged Sacco leaders to uphold good governance practices. The PS Speaking on Thursday during closing ceremony of The Annual Sacco Subsector Regulatory Policy and Legal Roundtable, 2024 in Naivasha organized by The Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA) said the Sacco leaders should take their responsibilities…

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President William Ruto during opening of Webuye West Technical and Vocational College at Machakha on Friday, May 31.

Ruto announces KSh300 million debt write-off for Bungoma coffee farmers

Coffee farmers in Bungoma County are set to get a Sh300 million waiver in debt from government as part of the broader scheme to revamp the crop’s farming in the country. President William Ruto announced during Madaraka Day Celebrations, Masinde Muliro Stadium Kanduyi, Bungoma County held today The President added that the debt write-off plan…

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