State fortifies border security with launch of new initiative

Listen The border security programme launched recently seeks to better the management of the entry and exit points to strengthen the country’s national security. The Principal Secretary for Internal Security and National Administration Raymond Omollo said the Border Management Programme would ensure the security and efficiency of all ports of entry and exit. The programme […]

Conservation agriculture to the rescue of farmers as climate change effects bite

Listen Obadiah Mjomba started farming maize, sorghum and green grams more than 10 years ago. “But as a farmer today, I can tell you that the weather is most unpredictable and low yields have negatively affected the community’s perception on agriculture,” he notes. Mjomba resides in Chawia Ward, Mwatate, Taita Taveta County, and is one […]

Kenya gets ‘breathing space’ after repaying $2bn Eurobond debt

Listen The government’s successful settlement of part of the 2 billion U.S. dollars Eurobond debt eliminated the fear of default, lifting the country’s profile in the international markets. The debt falls due in June 2024, and there were fears that the country would default on repayment especially after it missed a promise made by President […]

Why digital technology is at the centre of government’s development agenda

Listen The government is optimistic that the push to use digital technology to create jobs, enhance delivery of services and collect revenue will enable the country fast-track economic growth. Mr Eliud Owalo, the Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communications and the Digital Economy, said that the benefits of digitalisation are already being seen and felt across […]

Community health promoters receive Sh3 billion incentive

Listen   Some 107,000 community health promoters will start receiving their monthly stipends after the government started the process to pay them, furthering the primary health care agenda. Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said the Sh3 billion stipend reimbursement programme will help promote service delivery. “Today we make a key milestone in our health sector as […]