Owalo calls on African countries to enhance cross-border data sharing

Listen ICT and Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo on Tuesday called on African countries to harmonise data protection laws to enhance free cross-border data transfer. Mr Owalo, who was speaking as he officially opened the Network of African Data Protection Authorities (NADPA) Annual General Meeting in Nairobi, said cross-border data transfer would drive the […]

Kenya Yearbook, Media Council sign an agreement for collaboration

Listen The Kenya Yearbook Editorial Board (KYEB) has today signed an MoU with the Media Council of Kenya (MCK). The agreement signed by KYEB CEO Lilian Kimeto and MCK’s CEO David Omwoyo outlines areas for collaboration namely: Training and Capacity Building, Research and Data Sharing, Strategic Communication, Stakeholder Engagement, and Resource Mobilisation. Mr Omwoyo appreciated […]

Ruto leads Africa’s Heads of State in calling for provision of low-interest development loans

Listen President William Ruto has asked Development Partners to offer Africa long-term concessional loans for accelerated development. He noted that many African countries are burdened by costly loans, with one in four spending up to 70 per cent of their revenue on repayments. “African nations pay interest rates of up to five times higher than […]

Big boost as Kenya begins manufacturing fibre optic cables

Listen The country has started manufacturing fibre optic cables locally as it seeks to expand internet connectivity, ICT Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo announced on Thursday. Mr Owalo said the initiative is part of efforts to install 100,000km of National Fibre Optic Cable network. Athi River-based Nia Fibre Ltd is manufacturing the cables for the local […]

Government commits to reduce public sector wage bill to 35pc of revenue by 2027

Listen President William Ruto has said that the government is committed to bringing down the public sector wage bill to 35 per cent of the revenue collected by 2027. He said that while the 2028 deadline set by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) is workable, the target should be achieved earlier for faster economic […]

Ruto calls for concerted efforts to curb road accidents as he unveils action plan

Listen President William Ruto has said the government would strengthen safety measures on the roads to reduce the number of accidents by at least 50 per cent. The President, who was speaking as he launched the National Road Safety Action Plan (NRSAP) 2024-2028 in Nairobi, said the rising number of fatalities and injuries on the […]

Kenya, US make good progress on MSMEs partnership talks

Listen Kenya and the US have made great progress in the ongoing Fourth Round of the Kenya-US Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement negotiations – MSME Chapter. The PS for MSMEs Development Susan Mang’eni acknowledged the progress after a consultative meeting with the Assistant US Trade Representative (USTR) for Africa Connie Hamilton, the Deputy Assistant […]

Joy as Homa Bay Woman rep unveils modern market

Listen The National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF) is making strides in Homa Bay County, where the Woman Representative, Dr Joyce Bensuda, officially launched the Ramba Modern Market in Kabondo West Ward, Kabondo Kasipul Constituency on April 9. The project aims to provide better facilities for traders and residents and, therefore, uplift the economy of […]