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  • Kenya

    Why Britain is angry

    There is more than meets the eye to the British High Commissioner’s incessant attacks on the government of Kenya.
    15 February 2005 - Deremo Maiko
  • Nairobi, Kenya

    NARC wavers two years later

    Two years after its ascension to power, the ruling National Rainbow Coalition [NARC] is yet to fulfil promises made to the electorate.

    15 January 2005 - Fred Oluoch
  • Good prospects as new year approaches

    Analysts are predicting a bright 2005 following the economy’s substantial growth and a generally good performance this year.
    23 December 2004 - Deremo Maiko
  • Greed for power mars review process

    Key partners in the ruling coalition are engaged in endless wrangles that continue to delay the enactment of a new constitution.
    23 December 2004 - Fred Oluoch
  • Back to profitability

    After recording a slump of 60 per cent in its profit margin last year, the national carrier-Kenya Airways is now back to profitability.
    17 November 2004 - Deremo Maiko
  • Kiraitu spoils consensus party

    Only days after a consensus was reached on the contentious issues in the Draft Constitution, Justice and constitutional affairs minister Kiraitu Murungi poured cold water on it.
    17 November 2004
  • Kenya

    Inflationary spiral hits economy

    Creeping inflation is threatening to scuttle the much-anticipated economic recovery in Kenya.
    18 October 2004 - Deremo Maiko
  • Kisauni heightens NARC wrangles

    After ceaseless bickering over the unfilled pre-election agreement since coming to power n December 2002 Kenya’s ruling coalition will be celebrating two years of their union of convenience this month amidst serious threats of a major fallout.
    18 October 2004
  • Maitha’s death a big blow

    The death last month of Tourism and wildlife minister Karisa Maitha in Germany is bound to create new power struggles especially in his home district of Mombasa.
    Fred Oluoch
  • Tetu Inc. stirs controversy

    A little known coffee marketer brings jitters to the sub-sector, which, until recently, was teetering on the brink of collapse.
    Deremo Maiko
  • August 2004

    No let-up in sugar wars

    Controversy continues to dog the sugar industry following illegal importation of the commodity by a clique of individuals.
    Deremo Maiko
  • August 2004

    Corruption returns to haunt NARC

    The emergence of “new corruption” in the National Rainbow Coalition [NARC] government has led to the suspension by the European Union [EU] of aid to Kenya barely eight months after a group of donors resumed lending to the country.
    Fred Oluoch
  • July 2004

    Aviation conference emphasises air safety

    The 10th aviation and allied business leadership conference of the International Civil Aviation Organisation [ICAO] opened on 29 June in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, with a call for improved air security and the industry's economic recovery in Africa.
    Deremo Maiko
  • July 2004

    Riots rock city over new constitution

    The cities of Nairobi and Kisumu were recently rocked by riots following the government’s failure to enact a new constitution.
    Fred Oluoch
  • June 2004

    Mwiraria strives to balance budget

    Kenya’s Finance minister David Mwiraria presented his second Budget mid this month, hoping, not for the first time, to achieve the holy-grail 4.5 per cent growth. Given that the rate has not been achieved in the last eight years, and that last year growth was a disappointing 1.8 per cent, the minister’s over optimism cannot be gainsaid.
    Deremo Maiko
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