Category Archives: E-alerts

Kenyan tea exports continue to flourish, reach five-year high

The Kenyan tea industry built on its recent surge as production rose 69 percent in the first quarter of 2010, according to the Tea Board of Kenya. It produced 246.3 million pounds of tea, marking a five-year high for Kenya. The Tea Board credited the industry’s continued growth in 2010 to the uncharacteristically wet weather conditions Kenya experienced in the … Read More

Kenya poised for strong economic growth in 2010, says IMF

Kenya is on the verge of substantial economic growth in 2010, according a recent report from the International Monetary Fund. The IMF’s World Economic Outlook forecast a GDP growth rate of 4.1 percent in this coming year and expects it to have reached 5.8 percent by the end of 2011. Kenya is part of an East African economic resurgence, as … Read More

U.S. and EU fund voter education for Kenya's referendum

American and European diplomats announced Friday that they will be providing tangible support to the Kenyan government as it educates the public on the contents of the Draft Constitution. The governments plan to work with the Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC), the Committee of Experts, and civil society to clarify any misperceptions about the document. “The civic education must help … Read More

Kenya's Cheruiyot sets course record at Boston marathon

Kenya native Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot made history this afternoon, shattering the course record in route to winning the 2010 Boston Marathon. His time of 2 hours, 5 minutes, 52 seconds beat the next closest challenger by 91 seconds. Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, a fellow Kenyan who is unrelated to the 2010 winner, had held the course record until today’s performance. Kiprono … Read More

Kenya hosts historic conference on climate change

Kenya is playing host to the First Conference of Ministers Responsible for Meteorology in Africa, which is being held throughout this week in Nairobi. The conference brings together a diverse array of African power players, including governments such as Kenya, international non-governmental organizations, research institutes, private companies, and other stakeholders. The goal of the conference is to engage this influential … Read More

Kenya uses Facebook to track rogue pharmacists

In an embrace of the practical benefits of social media, Kenyans can now report pharmacists who give them fake drugs on Facebook. Consumers can report adverse drug reactions, counterfeit products, and unregistered practitioners through the social networking site. The Pharmacy and Poisons Board, an entity of the Kenyan Department of Health, initiated the page as part of an aggressive campaign … Read More

Kenya removes employment obstacles for EAC citizens

Kenya has initiated the process of removing work permits for citizens of other East African Community (EAC) nations seeking to work in the country. This eliminates a major barrier to the economic integration of the EAC members and facilitates a smooth implementation of the Common Market protocol taking effect July 1, 2010. The EAC is an intergovernmental organization which includes … Read More

Kenya Parliament passes new Constitution

NAIROBI – The Kenyan Parliament yesterday unanimously passed a national Draft Constitution after a week of debate without a single amendment. The document now rests in the hands of the Kenyan people, as a nationwide referendum to make it law will be held within 90 days. The passage comes after a long and thorough constitutional review process. The Kenyan Committee … Read More