July 31, 2014

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Uhuru revokes title deeds for 500,000 hectares of Lapsset land grabbed in Lamu County -

Thursday, July 31, 2014

General Karangi to answer to Uhuru directly -

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Two Kenyan expats drown in Al Wakrah, Qatar -

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kenyan artist Jaguar offers to educate Jastorina’s two kids -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sweeping changes as Kenya Air Force commander retires -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Governor Isaac Rutto denies beating Bomet MCA -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

President Uhuru launches Jubilee’s 10,000km road plan -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Indian girl crosses red line to win Bukusu soulmate -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kenyan girls to sue British Airways over abuse by pilot -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Obama cites Kenya’s Luo culture in talk on polygamy -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kenya accused of inflating tourist arrival figures

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NAIROBI, July 28 — A leading Kenyan hotel chain has disputed official figures for tourist arrivals, saying violent attacks by militant Islamists have scared away far more tourists than the authorities admit. The Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) said on Friday that arrivals in the first four months of the year were down 4 per cent from a year earlier to 381,000. TPS Eastern Africa, which operates the Serena chain of hotels, luxury lodges and tented camps, said in a weekend statement: “We must be joking!” It said its own survey for the first half of the year showed business on…

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Inoorero university’s prime building set for auction over debt

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Nairobi-based International University of Professional Studies, formerly Inoorero University, was Monday facing a major paralysis of its programmes after a creditor put its eight-storey campus building up for auction. The prime property, which sits on a 0.09 hectare parcel of land on Forest Road within Nairobi’s Parklands area, will be sold when the auctioneer’s hammer falls on August 15. The sale is said to have been prompted by failure to service a multi-million shilling loan that the college took from a bank about five years ago. Francis Nyammo, the proprietor and chancellor of the college, on Monday confirmed plans to…

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High charges switch Kenyans off from calling while abroad

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Roaming traffic fell between January and March this year as Kenyans sought alternatives to the high cross-border calling rates offered by telecom players. Communications Authority statistics released Monday indicate that usage of SIM cards issued in the country by Kenyans travelling abroad to make calls fell by 33.2 per cent in the period. Text messages sent by travelling Kenyans on nationally issued SIM cards also fell by 36.4 per cent. International calls and text messages originating from Kenya fell by 4.3 per cent and 7.4 per cent respectively. This happened as roaming in traffic, which is generated by visitors to Kenya…

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Kenyan banks in race for diaspora cash

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When the head of diaspora banking at KCB arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, in mid-April to tap into the lucrative market of Kenyans living in the United States, he was under no illusion that the task would be easy. After all, Mr Vincent Aberi and his team were making forays into an area into which their main competitors in Kenya — including Equity Bank, Co-operative Bank and Chase Bank — had already ventured. But after almost two months of travelling across the country trying to convince Kenyans to partner with KCB, Mr Aberi learnt that it would not be that easy….

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Youtube gives Kenyan beautician new source of income

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AN invitation to take part in creation of online content by a group of artists, turned into Kangai Mwiti’s big break – opening up her eyes to the plenty of job opportunities the digital age has to offer. The thirty-one-year-old a professional make-up artist, has leveraged on growing demand for online services to create a business niche that has secured her financially. It also fulfills her hobby to indulge in the beauty business, as her online based channel – Bellesa Africa – motto aptly reads: Kenyan girl playing with make up. It all started five years ago, she was invited…

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Kenyan woman to sue Microsoft for use of her image on billboard

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CEO of Suzie Beauty Cosmetics, Suzie Wokabi, is suing Microsoft for an arm and a leg, literally! Suzie claims that the global company used her images (hands and her son Maceo’s foot) on their billboards without her consent. She claims that the photos were handed over to Microsoft’s advertising agency by make-up artist and entrepreneur, Muthoni Njomba. “Muthoni approached me a year ago and asked whether she could use my son and I as models for her artwork. She got a professional photographer who took photos of my hands and my son’s foot,” Suzie told Heads Up, adding that she…

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Delta Air Lines announces enhanced partnership with Kenya Airways

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MONROVIA, 24 July 2014 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today announced that it has reached  agreement on an enhanced partnership with SkyTeam partner Kenya Airways to offer convenient connecting flights between Monrovia, Liberia, and Accra, Ghana. The services will begin effective September 1, 2014, operating three times a week on a Boeing 737 aircraft operated by Kenya Airways. The Kenya Airways flight will offer seamless and convenient connections with Delta’s nonstop flights between Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. “Delta has had a presence in Liberia for four years and we are pleased to be…

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US-African Diaspora Investment Symposium on August 4th

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The first US-African Diaspora Investment Symposium will be held on 4th August 2014 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington DC. The event will highlight the tremendous potential for crowd funding and other investment channel for African Diaspora to support economic growth and will allow Homestrings access to investable projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. This event is jointly hosted by Homestrings, Developing Market Associates, the Small Enterprise Fund and the International diaspora Engagement Alliance. The morning event, open to the general public, will be primarily about how to leverage the potential of the African Diaspora through investment…

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Keylogger malware found at US hotel business centers, Secret Service warns

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The U.S. Secret Service is advising the hospitality industry to inspect computers made available to guests in hotel business centers, warning that crooks have been compromising hotel business center PCs with keystroke-logging malware in a bid to steal personal and financial data from guests. In a non-public advisory distributed to companies in the hospitality industry on July 10, the Secret Service and theDepartment of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center(NCCIC) warned that a task force in Texas recently arrested suspects who have compromised computers within several major hotel business centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth areas. “In some cases, the suspects used stolen credit cards…

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Kenyan developer in deal with US Firm to tap Diaspora cash

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A New York Stock Exchange-listed firm, Remax, has signed a deal with a Kenyan developer to tap diaspora cash from those seeking to invest in real estate. The five-year deal is based on a revenue sharing agreement with Kings Pride, a local investment company. Remax, which operates through a franchise model globally, said the deal will help to tap the huge appetite for real estate by Kenyans living overseas. “Globally, real estate investment has become a key component of doing business and we want to expand our footprint through partnership to reach as many countries as possible,” said Chip Nathan,…

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