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Kenya , Friday 20 April 2018

News Kenya: FEATURE-As drought saps hydropower, steam may keep Kenya boiling along

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/kenya-renewables-geothermal/feature-as-drought-saps-hydropower-steam-may-keep-kenya-boiling-along-idUSL8N1RX1TI
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

NAIROBI, April 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In February, Kenyans awoke to news that has become an annual ritual: Authorities were considering temporarily shutting down hydropower dams, the country’s largest source of electricity. The reason was the ...

News Kenya: Kenya: Campaigner Phyllis Omido's one-woman battle against the government

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/kenya-campaigner-phyllis-omidos-one-woman-battle-against-the-government/ar-AAw6uYs
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

On a hot afternoon at a sprawling settlement on the outskirts of Mombasa, Phyllis Omido makes her rounds. For close to a decade, Omido has been visiting the Owino Uhuru village, monitoring the various illnesses, deaths, and miscarriages that have occurred ...

News Kenya: Kenya Lifts Logging Ban That Tea Growers Warned Could Cut Output

News channel or source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-20/kenya-lifts-logging-ban-that-tea-growers-warned-could-cut-output
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

Kenya’s government will partially lift a ban on logging, the Environment and Forestry Ministry said after tea growers warned the moratorium would remove an important source of energy for the industry. Large-scale tea farmers in Kenya, who account for 40 ...

News Kenya: The dark secret of Kenya's famed flying doctor

News channel or source: https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2018/04/18/intv-amanpour-john-heminway-anne-spoerry-kenya.cnn
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

Writer and filmmaker John Heminway discusses his new book "In Full Flight" which reveals the hidden past of the famed flying doctor Anne Spoerry.

News Kenya: Kenya's empty nets: How cheap Chinese fish imports have hooked buyers

News channel or source: http://www.phillytrib.com/news/kenya-s-empty-nets-how-cheap-chinese-fish-imports-have/article_7e36789c-5b05-58e5-9d21-a0d64bc3cca2.html
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

With nets in hand and the boat’s motor chugging along on still waters, dozens of fishermen set out to Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake, at the crack of dawn. It’s a scene that’s been repeated for generations. Fishing is the mainstay of lake ...

News Kenya: Kenya suspends land allocation as nine injured in attacks

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-land-conflict/kenya-suspends-land-allocation-as-nine-injured-in-attacks-idUSKBN1HR0BR?feedType=RSS&virtualBrandChannel=11563
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya suspended a land distribution program on Thursday after nine people were shot or attacked with crude weapons in six days, with local officials facing investigation for their role. Land minister Farida Karoney ...

News Kenya: Kenya: Will New Legislation Turn Kenya Into a Tax Haven?

News channel or source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201804200620.html
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

A recently passed law could make it easier for companies to dodge tax in Kenya. This could increase the rate of illicit financial flows and, contrary to government's goals, undermine economic growth and development. In July last year, President Uhuru ...

News Kenya: Tembea Kenya: Experience local adventure at the South Coast

News channel or source: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001277620/tembea-kenya-experience-local-adventure-at-the-south-coast
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

The beach embodies the very essence of tranquility. On many occasions, I have dreamt of living next to beach and how that will enhance my creativity. There is just something about the water. The dream is still there but now that I have discovered that ...

News Kenya: Kenya Names Toyo of Japan for $319 Million Port Terminal Project

News channel or source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-19/kenya-names-toyo-of-japan-for-319-million-port-terminal-project
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

Kenya has picked Toyo Construction Co. Ltd. of Japan for a 32 billion-shilling ($319 million) Mombasa port container-terminal expansion project that starts in May. Construction will be complete in 38 months and will increase capacity by 450,000 twenty-foot ...

News Kenya: Kenya: Judge Blocks Plan to Spy on Private Telephone Calls

News channel or source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201804200137.html
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

Kenyans can breathe a sigh of relief after the High Court quashed plans by the government to snoop on private telephone calls, read text messages and review mobile money transactions. In a decision delivered yesterday, Justice John Mativo said the plan ...