Category Archives: E-alerts

Kenya to test one million for AIDS

More than one million Kenyans are expected to get tested for HIV during a national campaign. Health ministry officials will go door-to-door during a three-week drive to more than double the number of people checked since voluntary testing clinics were set up in 2004. In an effort to push up the number of people tested, the health ministry will be … Read More

Kenya introduces constitution draft for citizen debate

Public debate on the new constitution starts on Tuesday after the Committee of Experts formally publishes its draft in Nairobi. The experts will ask Kenyans to give their views on the proposed constitution, which seeks to fundamentally change the way the country is governed. This will be the chance for the public to take part in the process. After the … Read More

Kenya lauded for infrastructural reforms

Kenya’s infrastructural reforms have been lauded by the World Bank in a report released on Tuesday, despite broader governance limitations. “Kenya’s Electric Power Act of 1997 introduced independent economic regulation. This outcome put the sector on a firmer financial footing and has saved the economy more than 1 percent of GDP,” said the report. Among the areas the country was … Read More

Tea farmers receive record income from exports

The Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) has announced a 28 percent increase in farmers’ earnings. Kenya is the world’s largest exporter of black tea having produced 345 million kg in 2008. Income from tea reached an unprecedented $332 million for the 2008-2009 financial year, up from about $265 million the previous year. KTDA’s managing director, Lerionka Tiampati, says the record … Read More