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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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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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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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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Executive Secretary for the Lake Victoria Basin commission Dr Masinde Bwire.

Kenyans to benefit from World Bank’s KSh59 billion Lake Victoria water scheme

The East African Community Partner States have received a major boost after the World Bank approved the financing of KSh59 billion for  sanitation programme within the Lake Victoria Basin. The noble gesture, according to the Executive Secretary for the Lake Victoria Basin commission (LVBC) Dr Masinde Bwire,  has been achieved through a series of engagements…

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FOPPS Sacco National Chairman and founder Ben Akwara (left) and Malaba Cooperative Bank Manager Obed Mogaka at ACK Guest House in Amagoro, Busia County. Photo: Godfrey Wamalwa

FOPPS Sacco, Co-operative Bank partner on Last Expense Policy Cover

Former Public and Private Sector Cooperative Society (FOPPS) Sacco have entered into a contract with Cooperative Bank as the Last Expense Cover for its members. In a speech during the FOPPS Sacco Annual General Meeting at ACK Guest House in Amagoro, Busia County, National Chairman and founder Ben Akwara said the Last Expense Policy Cover…

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Co-operative University of Kenya Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof. Esther Gicheru. She is the Board Chair of Kenya Society of Professional Co-operators. Symon Mburia.

Co-op professional body releases this year’s training plan for sector players

The Kenya Society of Professional Co-operators (KSPC) has officially released its training plan for this year targeting key players in the sector. The training, spread out throughout the year started February, will basically target Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and their deputies (D/CEOs), Heads of Departments (HoDs), Boards and Supervisory Committees, and staff working in the…

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Metropolitan Sacco

TSC stopped 11,310 teachers’ remittances to Metropolitan Sacco

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) released a list teachers whose remittances to Metropolitan Sacco had been stopped and those who are still active members. In a letter dated April 4, signed by TSC CEO Dr Nancy Macharia, directed to clerk of Senate, she said 11,310 teachers’ remittances were stopped while 2,401 teachers were still members…

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President Dr William Ruto (middle) with cabinet Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi (left) and Kakamega governor Fernandes Barasa (right) among other dignitaries when he arrived yesterday to officially open the 2024 Kakamega International investment conference at Masinde Muliro university grounds.

President Ruto urges investors to put their money in Kakamega

Inaugural Kakamega international investment conference (KAIICO) gathered leaders from the National Government, Western Kenya, and Kakamega County respectively to showcase the potential for partnership and collaboration. Addressing the event, President William Ruto emphasised the need to attract both local and foreign investments as one way of transforming the vast potential of counties across all sectors…

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