Category Archives: E-alerts

Kenya dominates world cross country championships

Joseph Ebuya and Emily Chebet led the charge Sunday as Kenya swept the individual and team gold medals at the World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. This marks the first time since 1994 that Team Kenya has taken all of the top titles. Kenya also swept the junior team and individual titles. Chebet won the women’s eight-kilometers title with … Read More

Kenya's #1 sugar company also a growing power generator

Kenya’s Mumias Sugar has increased power output at its operations by 50 percent since last year and announced plans for further increases in the next five years. Mumias, the top sugar producer in Kenya, initiated the project last year as a means to boost financial performance. It uses sugar byproducts to generate power through a process called cogeneration. It has … Read More

Kenyan Justice Minister to investigate perpetrators of post-election violence and protect witnesses

Kenya’s Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Mutula Kilonzo has vowed to revive his quest for a local tribunal for the suspects of the post-election violence as soon as the new Constitution is passed. The minister affirmed that it is the responsibility of the Kenyan government to punish those responsible for the post-election violence, regardless of how the International Criminal Court … Read More

European Union invests millions into East African infrastructure

The European Union signed a $26 million financing agreement Monday in Nairobi with a group of Eastern and Southern Africa nations. The money will support economic and infrastructural development projects within the region. The financing is part of a $832 million deal between the EU and the four main regional bodies: the Common Market in East and South Africa (COMESA), … Read More

Kenya convicts and imprisons seven Somalis for piracy

A Kenyan court sentenced seven Somali pirates to 20 years in prison yesterday after they tried to hijack a Danish cargo vessel. British Royal Navy forces arrested the men in 2008 after they attempted to seize a ship off the Gulf of Aden, one of the world’s busiest shipping routes. Two pirates died in an ensuing fight. They were then … Read More

Kenya to become regional headquarters for Toyota

Toyota officially announced plans this week to establish its regional headquarters for East and Central Africa in Kenya. This comes after Prime Minister Odinga spent several days in Japan encouraging the company to invest in Kenya. Toyota responded by locating nearly 646,000 square feet of land in Nairobi to build its regional hub. Toyota executives are currently in Nairobi discussing … Read More