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News Kenya » Government: Government suspends timber harvesting as water shortage bites

News channel or source: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001271000/government-suspends-timber-harvesting-as-water-shortage-bites
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

The Government has temporarily suspended timber harvesting for 90 days in all forests over the acute water shortage witnessed across the country. During the 90-day moratorium, the state plans to review and rationalise the entire forest sector in Kenya and ...

News Kenya » Government: Kenya’s Political Turmoil Is a Tale of Fathers and Sons

News channel or source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/20/world/africa/kenya-kenyatta-odinga.html?src=twr
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

It didn’t start out like this. Jomo Kenyatta, the father of the current president, was a Kenyan freedom fighter, the living embodiment of African nationalism, and, therefore, the British colonial government’s most hated man. He spent the last decade of ...

News Kenya » Government: Amid claims of police brutality in Kenya, a watchdog fails to bite

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/kenya-police-watchdog/
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Six months later, in August 2017, Pendo was lying in her mother’s arms at their one-room home in the western city of Kisumu when Kenyan police burst in. The riot officers were rounding up suspected troublemakers after opponents of the government had ...

News Kenya » Government: Opinion: EAC leaders should mediate in Kenya's political impasse

News channel or source: http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-eac-leaders-should-mediate-in-kenyas-political-impasse/a-42713054
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

Kenya's main opposition leader Raila Odinga had himself inaugurated as the 'people's president' in January 2018 The government also forced a number of television stations off air to prevent them from showing Odinga's swearing-in ceremony and refused to let ...

News Kenya » Government: Kenya won't stop borrowing, Central MP says on Sh203bn Eurobond

News channel or source: https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/02/24/kenya-wont-stop-borrowing-central-mp-says-on-sh203bn-eurobond_c1720006
Publication date: Saturday 24 February 2018

They said on Friday that they are ready to pass Bills that will allow the government to continue borrowing from development partners. "Kenya will not stop borrowing funds from development partners because it is such funds that help initiate projects in the ...

News Kenya » Government: Kenya: Failure to register Somali refugees putting them at risk of starvation and abuse

News channel or source: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/02/kenya-failure-to-register-somali-refugees-putting-them-at-risk-of-starvation-and-abuse/
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

It has been a year since the Kenyan government’s plan to shut down Dadaab refugee camp was scuppered. The High Court deemed the decision un-constitutional and ordered the government to continue giving asylum to new refugees. But if anyone thought the ...

News Kenya » Government: Kenya's KenGen says H1 pretax profit down 7 pct

News channel or source: https://af.reuters.com/article/investingNews/idAFKCN1G80AP-OZABS
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

Kenya has an installed generating capacity of 2,370 megawatts (MW) and peak demand of about 1,770 MW. Of this, KenGen, which is 70 percent owned by the government, has an installed capacity of 1,631 MW, including 533 MW from geothermal sources. KenGen ...

News Kenya » Government: $1M worth of gold bars seized from man trying to board flight in Kenya

News channel or source: http://abcnews.go.com/International/1m-worth-gold-bars-seized-man-board-flight/story?id=53241475
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

A man was arrested in Kenya's capital city carrying about $1 million worth ... of unfinished precious metals and stones across borders. Import permits or other government certificates must be obtained to clear customs with the materials.

News Kenya » Government: Is Kenya Sliding Toward Dictatorship?

News channel or source: https://www.thenation.com/article/is-kenya-sliding-toward-dictatorship/
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

Moreover, the government has made it clear that this is the beginning ... I had dinner with a couple my age who are educated and informed members of Kenya’s increasingly large middle class. When I asked what they thought of the closing of the TV stations ...

News Kenya » Government: Kenya's top court considers case to legalize homosexuality

News channel or source: http://www.kesq.com/news/national-world/kenyas-top-court-considers-case-to-legalize-homosexuality/706345328
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

A 2014 parliamentary report found that between 2010-2014, the Kenyan government prosecuted 595 cases of homosexuality.