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  1. Nelly

    Safaricom sets date for commercial 5G network launch

    Safaricom will increase its fifth-generation (5G) sites to 200 by the end of the year and commercialise the super-fast services in 2022. The leading telco, which in March launched the 5G technology with 15 sites, says it wants to take high-speed Internet to additional towns. Safaricom chief...
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    Matatus to pay more for city parking as KRA fee relief ends

    Public service vehicles (PSVs) plying their trade in Nairobi will from Saturday pay between Sh1,630 and Sh5,000 more for seasonal parking, following the easing of Covid-19 protocols to allow them to carry passengers at full capacity. The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has ended the discounted...
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    IEBC to Register Diaspora Voters in 11 Countries in December

    The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is set to launch a mass voter registration drive ahead of next year’s elections. The exercise, which targets between six to seven million new voters, will be carried out in the country and the diaspora. A 30-day nationwide voter...
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    DJ Evolve's Mother Collapses, Dies after Developing Breathing Complications

    The family of Felix Orinda, alias DJ Evolve, has been thrown into mourning after the death of their mother Mary Hongo. The entertainer's mother passed away on the evening of Wednesday, September 22. She reportedly got breathless, collapsed, and was rushed to a hospital where she breathed her...
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    Kenya's First Female Naval Pilot Gets Promoted to 1st Officer at a US Cruise Company

    Elizabeth Wakesho Marami, who made history by becoming Kenya’s first female marine pilot, has earned a promotion at her workplace. Wakesho works for Celebrity Cruises, a leading American cruise ship company based in Miami, Florida. She was recently promoted from 2nd Officer to 1st Officer of...
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    Hundreds storm Namibia parliament ahead of German genocide deal vote

    Around 300 protesters stormed Namibia’s parliament on Tuesday, as the National Assembly was due to vote on a $1 billion compensation offer from Germany to atone for its 1904-1908 genocide against the Herero and Nama people. Namibian authorities announced on May 28 that Germany had agreed to...
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    Women deprived of business loans: Report

    Men are more likely to get their hand on business loans in comparison to women, putting the gender at a disadvantage in entrepreneurship. This is according to data from a new paper by the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), tabled at the 10th Annual KBA Banking Research Conference on Wednesday...
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    NSE suffers biggest daily loss since May

    Investors on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Wednesday lost about Sh54 billion in paper wealth, the biggest single-day decline in four months, hit by a slump in the share price of market driver Safaricom . Data showed that the NSE’s market capitalisation fell by Sh53.8 billion to stand at...
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    EABL to stop use of Kenya Power in Sh22bn plan

    East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL) plans to stop using Kenya Power electricity to drive its Kenyan factories, intensifying the shift by firms to generate their own power from solar. KBL managing director John Musunga said the brewer is targeting delinking from Kenya Power ahead of 2030...
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    Nakuru doctor who allegedly killed his two children dies in hospital

    James Gakara, a doctor who is alleged to have killed his two children, has died while undergoing treatment at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital. The deceased has been in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the facility since he was found unconscious in his Milimani home in Nakuru. Gakara, who was an...
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    Court suspends appointment of Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport board members

    High Court has quashed the appointment of Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (NAMATA) board members pending hearing and deternation of a case challenging the appointments. The Court said the appointment of three board members; Mary Chege, Zachariah Mungai, and Ronald Ndegwa; failed...
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    How a Police Aircraft Engineer Rescued Two Kidnapped Girls from a Child Trafficker in Nairobi

    A female police officer has earned praise after rescuing two girls who had been kidnapped from their home in Nairobi. A suspected child trafficker identified as Jackson Mutinda, 31, is said to have lured the two girls aged three and four from their home in Muthurwa with a promise of buying them...
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    Eastlands Most Wanted Gangster Gunned Down Days After Killing His Girlfriend

    A suspected gangster who shot and killed his girlfriend in Nairobi’s Mukuru kwa Njenga slums last week has been gunned down by police. The man identified only as Joel is said to have shot Monicah Katee at point-blank range following a disagreement on September 14th. Katee, an actress, was found...
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    Kenya seeks IMF aid to repay China loans

    Kenya is considering using reserves from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to compensate for Chinese loans it repaid after the Treasury dropped an earlier request to defer debt payments. The Treasury says it could use its additional allocation of IMF reserves in Special Drawing Rights (SDR)...
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    Netflix offers free mobile plan in Kenya to entice new subscribers

    Subscription video-on-demand service Netflix has begun offering a free mobile plan with about one-quarter of its TV shows and movies in Kenya, a strategy aimed at sparking growth for the company. The free plan is available on Android mobile phones and will not have ads. It features Netflix...
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    Businesses breathe sigh of relief after KRA minimum tax setback

    The High Court has barred the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) from collecting minimum tax from businesses. Justice George Odunga made the decision on Monday after finding section 12D of the Income Tax Act unconstitutional. Last year, the National Assembly amended the Income Tax Act to give KRA...
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    Kenyan-Born Doctor Performs 67 Abortions at a Texas Clinic in One Night

    A Kenyan-born doctor based in Texas says he conducted 67 abortions on the night before a law prohibiting termination of pregnancies took effect in the state. Dr. Jasbir Ahluwalia, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Whole Woman’s Health Clinic in Fort Worth, performed the abortions on the night of...
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    Shock as Senior Kenyan Doctor Kills His Two Children Before Attempting Suicide

    Police in Nakuru are probing an incident in which a senior doctor allegedly killed his two kids before attempting suicide. The incident occurred at the doctor’s house in the posh estate of Milimani on Saturday night. Nakuru County Police Commander Beatrice Kiraguri, who confirmed the incident...
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    Kenya to Receive a Cut from Kenyan Nurses Working in the UK Under Labor Deal

    The government will reportedly receive a percentage of the cash earned by Kenyan nurses working in the UK following the recent labor agreement between the two countries. During President Kenyatta’s visit to London in July, the two nations signed a bilateral agreement for collaboration in the...
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    Body of a Kenyan Woman Secretly Buried by Her Partner in Texas to be Exhumed for Autopsy

    The court of appeal in Texas has allowed the exhumation of Kenyan woman Dorothy Bosibori Ongera’s body for autopsy. The court dismissed an application by Dorothy’s partner Obadiah Kinara, who was seeking to block the deceased’s parents from exhuming and conducting a postmortem on the body to...
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