New State-backed initiative to curb waste menace

Listen Tens of small businesses are set to benefit from a government-backed programme that seeks to enhance sustainable management of waste. The programme launched last week in Nairobi and dubbed Sustainable Waste Innovation for a Future in Transition (SWIFT) targets small businesses in the country to foster green entrepreneurship and promote a circular economy. The […]

Ruto’s Sh350bn Japan deals to boost manufacturing, energy and transport sectors

Listen The government is set to intensify investments in the energy, transport and manufacturing sectors following President William Ruto’s visit to Japan, where he secured various agreements worth Sh350 billion. The signing of the agreements do not only foster bilateral ties but are expected to propel economic growth. The bulk of the funds – Sh260 […]

Kenya to host second Oracle regional data centre in Africa

Listen Kenya is set to host American technology giant Oracle Corporation’s regional data centre. This will be Oracle’s second facility of its kind in Africa. The announcement came following a meeting between a high-level Kenyan delegation led by President William Ruto and CS Ministry of Information and the Digital Economy, Eliud Owalo, and a delegation […]

New Cashless System Set to Raise Revenue Collection in Kisumu County

Listen The County Government of Kisumu has partnered with Safaricom to implement a new Integrated County Revenue Management System (ICRMS). The county management hopes that they will be able to acquire their target of Sh.2.2 billion in revenue collection thanks to the new system. The system will be cashless. “We have co-created the platform with […]

State distributes free cotton seeds as sector revival gains pace

Listen Industry PS, Dr Juma Mukhwana, said the goal is to distribute 27 metric tonnes of Hart 89M cotton seeds and two metric tonnes of Bt cotton seeds in each of the 24 growing counties across the country. “The core objective of this collective effort is to harness the potential of the cotton industry and significantly hasten […]

Media Council installs taskforce on use of emerging technologies in the industry

Listen The Media Council of Kenya (MCK) has inaugurated a team that is expected to develop guidelines on the use of emerging technologies in the industry. MCK chief executive officer David Omwoyo said the Technical Working Group on Development of Media Guidelines on use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data and Social Media, would prepare a […]