We wish you well in your efforts to ‘stop reggae’

ODM party leader Raila Odinga has refuted claims that his signature song Nobody Can Stop Reggae is his way of throwing shades at the Deputy President William Ruto. In an interview with a local news outlet, the former Prime Minister stated the DP had actually supported him in the theme of the song before abruptly […]Read More

Nairobi takeover: Assembly to oversee key functions : The Standard

Nairobi County Speaker Beatrice Elachi. [File, Standard] The county assembly will oversee four functions handed over to the State following the deal between governor Mike Sonko and the national government. According to a gazette notice released on Tuesday, the Assembly and Parliament will form joint committees that will keep in check the State in its […]Read More

Saudi Arabia suspends entry for pilgrims over coronavirus

By AFPMore by this Author Saudi Arabia on Thursday suspended visas for pilgrims wishing to visit Mecca over coronavirus fears, the foreign ministry said. The government is “suspending entry to the Kingdom for the purpose of Umrah and visiting the Prophet’s Mosque temporarily”, the foreign ministry said in a statement, referring to the Islamic pilgrimage […]Read More

Greater Nairobi picture in Sonko’s functions transfer

Ideas & Debate Greater Nairobi picture in Sonko’s functions transfer Friday, February 28, 2020 0:01 By DENNIS KABAARA President Uhuru Kenyatta and Senate Speaker Keneth Lusaka (right, standing) witness the signing of an agreement that handed over the functions of the Nairobi County Government to the National Government by Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa and […]Read More

LETTERS: The coal debate should now be revisited

Letters LETTERS: The coal debate should now be revisited Friday, February 28, 2020 0:01 By EDITORIAL Activists protest against the construction of a coal power plant in Lamu last year. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL   At a recent UK-Africa summit held in London, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in his opening speech made a remarkable […]Read More

Cellphone Carriers May Face $200 Million in Fines for Selling

The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose about $200 million in fines against four major cellphone carriers for selling customers’ real-time location data, according to three people briefed on the discussions. The penalties would be some of the largest the agency has imposed in decades and represent the first action it has taken on […]Read More

Kenya Power Profit Drops From Sh3.2 Billion to Sh262 Million

Kenya Power has posted a 91.98 percent decline in net profit to Sh262 million from Sh3.27 billion for the financial year ended June 2019 on high cost of buying electricity. Despite revenue rising by 1.34 percent to Sh133.1 billion on more electricity sales, increased power purchase and higher finance costs depressed its bottom-line. “This was […]Read More

Kenya Power dismisses 110 staff over fraud in one year

Director of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti, Kenya Power Managing Director Benard Ngugi and Cabinet Secretary for Energy Charles Keter (partly hidden on the left), during a crackdown on illegal power connections in Tassia, Embakasi. [James Wanzala/Standard] Kenya Power has over the last one year laid off 110 employees who were found guilty of aiding fraud, […]Read More

Africa isn’t ready for currency unions

By CÉLESTIN MONGAMore by this Author West African political leaders recently announced that the CFA franc — created by France in 1945 for its colonies and still used by 14 African countries — will be replaced this year by a new currency pegged to the euro, called the eco. But lessons from the CFA franc […]Read More