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Duncan Miriri

Kenya's Safaricom to consider Huawei as supplier for 5G network

20 Feb 2020

NAIROBI Kenya's biggest telecoms operator Safaricom will consider awarding a contract to China's Huawei as it rolls out its fifth generation (5G) network this year, its acting chief executive said on Wednesday. | Video

Kenya's KCB sees loan growth tripling to 15% after rate cap repeal

14 Feb 2020

NAIROBI, Feb 14 Kenya's biggest lender by assets, KCB Group, expects its loan growth to triple to 15% this year after a cap on lending rates was repealed, its chief executive said on Friday.

Kenya pledges 'valley of peace' legacy as veteran leader Moi buried

12 Feb 2020

NAIROBI Kenya's deputy president pledged to unite the country in honour of Daniel Arap Moi, its longest-ruling president, who was buried at his sprawling estate in the Rift Valley on Wednesday. | Video

Thousands bid farewell to Kenya's veteran leader Moi

11 Feb 2020

NAIROBI African leaders in Kenya for the state funeral of Daniel Arap Moi, the country's longest ruling president who died last week at 95, hailed his role as a peacekeeper who tried to mediate conflicts including in Uganda and Ethiopia. | Video

Kenyan sculptor turns scrap metal into art with a message

07 Feb 2020

KAJIADO, Kenya Two life-size lions crafted from scrap metal guard the entrance to the studio of Kenyan metal sculptor Kioko Mwitiki. Nearby a leopard, with holes in its metal body to mimic spots, crouches next to a giant elephant sculpture.

Moi's Kenyan torture victims mourn a reckoning that never came

05 Feb 2020

NAIROBI Wachira Waheire was 25 years old when he was thrown into Kenya's notorious torture cells for possessing a poster saying hunger will lead to revolution. | Video

East African Breweries' first half profit jumps 9%

31 Jan 2020

NAIROBI Kenya's East African Breweries (EABL) posted a 9% jump in pretax profit to 10.6 billion shillings (80.04 million pounds) for its first half to the end of December, it said on Friday.

Some Kenyans say Chinese-built railway leaves them in the dust

22 Jan 2020

KIU, Kenya The soporific buzz of bees fills the abandoned train station at Kiu, a two-hour drive from Kenya's capital Nairobi. Rusting rail sleepers lay on the grass outside; a slender snake slithers away after footsteps disturb his sunbaked snooze.

Amid Kenya power struggle, IMF says investment program in crisis

17 Jan 2020

NAIROBI Hundreds of mismanaged infrastructure projects have stalled in Kenya and it will cost around $10 billion to revive them, the IMF said in a report whose findings point to a growing power struggle at the heart of government.

UPDATE 2-Kenya in talks with World Bank for loan of as much as $1 bln

17 Jan 2020

NAIROBI, Jan 17 Kenya is in advanced talks with the World Bank for "a fairly priced" loan of up to 100 billion shillings ($991.57 million), nearly half of its required external funding this fiscal year, a senior Treasury official said on Friday.

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