Category Archives: E-alerts

EAC Common Market to Boost Kenya's Economy

Kenya’s economy is expected to grow substantially as a result of the imminent launch of the East African Community Common Market, according to a joint report from the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The report forecasts that the Kenyan economy will grow 3.6 percent in 2010 following a 2.6 percent surge in 2009. … Read More

Kenya's Business Leaders Support Constitution

Leading business executives throughout Kenya have voiced their full-throated support of the Draft Constitution set for a national referendum in early August. Enthusiasm from the business community has centered on a measure that would centralize executive power by eliminating the Prime Minister position while enacting greater Parliamentary and judicial checks on the presidency. “I’m particularly happy because it has provisions … Read More

U.S. Ambassador Praises Kenyan Constitution

United States Ambassador to Kenya Michael Ranneberger expressed firm support for Kenya’s Draft Constitution while pledging to strengthen their partnership due to the increasingly critical role Kenya is playing in American foreign policy. The Ambassador made the remarks following a Monday meeting with Kenyan Foreign Minister Moses Wetang’ula. The diplomats discussed issues of Kenyan-American partnership, including the U.S.-supported Draft Constitution, … Read More

Kenyans abroad support Draft Constitution

The Kenyan Diaspora, composed of native Kenyans who now live outside of the country, has come out in strongly in support of enacting the Draft Constitution set for a national referendum this summer. The Diaspora is campaigning forcefully in favor of the document, particularly the amendment that proposes dual citizenship, which would be made legal. Dual citizenship is barred by … Read More

Kenya invests heavily in internet access

The Kenyan government is in the process of constructing $106 million worth of “digital villages” throughout the country, focusing mainly on underserved areas that have never had access to internet before. Subjects such as English, math, and history will be taught digitally this year in over 6,000 high schools and 21,000 primary schools. These centers provide computers and the internet … Read More