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 […]

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 […]