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Dar retains business permit fees for Kenyan companies
Tanzania has retained business permit fees for Kenyan firms after nearly one year of gruelling negotiations.

Babu arrested as ex-Nakuru MP charged with hate speech
Embakasi East MP Paul Ongili, popularly known as Babu Owino, was arrested last evening on the day former Nakuru Town MP David Manyara was charged with incitement to violence

Nandi official commits suicide after being linked to financial scam
Investigations into financial misappropriation in Nandi County turned tragic after a senior official committed suicide.

Hoteliers oppose Mara River new camp
The National Environment Management Authority (Nema) is on the spot for approving construction of a luxury camp on the banks of Mara river.

Special notice on power blackout for SK Macharia
City billionaire and media mogul SK Macharia is not your ordinary Kenya Power customer.

Poll jitters cut power demand to 4-month low
Electricity demand dropped to a four-month low in the period that Kenya held its general election, reflecting a cooling of economic activity and lower revenues for electricity distributor Kenya Power.

Lawyer sues over law that grants MPs immunity
Former Law Society of Kenya boss Apollo Mboya has challenged the law that he says grants lawmakers “super immunity.”

Treasury advances Sh18bn for county salaries after hitch
Cash hitch has forced the Treasury to advance some county governments Sh17.9 billion to pay salaries.

Kenya differs with Caf over bungled football tournament
The Sports ministry and FKF have blamed political events ahead of the repeat presidential elections for failure to host next year’s African Nations Championship (Chan).

Outage hits driving licence applicants
Motorists seeking to renew or apply new licences were stranded on Monday after a technical glitch affected the government online payment portal eCitizen

Railways staff win round one in transfer case
The workers have obtained a temporary court order barring their transfer back to the Kenya Railways Corporation until the labour relations court has determined a suit they have filed challenging the terms of the process.

Strathmore signs youth training deal with US firms
Massey Ferguson and Fortune 500 company AGCO have partnered with Strathmore Business School (SBC) to train youth in agribusiness.

Flame Tree buys playground tools maker PolyPlay
Flame Tree Group has acquired a playground equipment manufacturer and distributor, PolyPlay, in a bid to grow its revenue base.

Centum calls off plans to acquire 5.53 per cent Deacons stake
Centum Investment has cancelled plans to acquire a 5.53 per cent stake in fashion retailer Deacons East African from private equity firm Aureos East Africa Managers.

Somaia, Devani in debt row with Mauritius Bank
Mauritius Commercial Bank is pursuing a company owned by the controversial Somaia and Devani families over a $7.4 million (Sh750 million) debt.

Nairobi County bags 72.8pc of 2016 insurance premiums
Nairobi consolidated its place as the county with the highest percentage of insurance premiums despite a slight drop in 2016.

Bankers see less loan earnings from 2018
Interest income from customer loans is seen reducing from January next year when banks adopt new tougher standards of scrutinising borrowers, officials said.

UAP Old Mutual makes Sh79.5m payout to tobacco farmers
Insurer, UAP Old Mutual has paid out Sh79.5 million to 2,210 tobacco farmers across the country covered under its crop insurance scheme.

Maize farmers say flour subsidy to destabilise market
Growers have criticised the extension of a government subsidy on maize flour, saying the decision is likely to destabilise the market.

Brazil sugar raises Kenya stockpile to cover five months
Kenya has amassed sugar stocks to run for the next five months, raising hopes for stable prices of the commodity for the rest of the year.

Promote culture of mentorship in entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurs in Kenya are creating more jobs than the private sector and government collectively.

Capping of interest rates shouldn’t be repealed
An argument that the banking industry is slowly collapsing as a result of the capping is not true.

Being a trusted expert in era of mistrust
Recent research into public attitudes towards experts ranked “a person like yourself” as the most credible.

EDITORIAL: Stop rising insecurity
Thousands of Kenyans continue to suffer the consequences of sporadic violence in different parts of the country.

EDITORIAL: Counties are wasting public funds on non-viable projects
Many county governments have big, often unrealistic ambitions in the world of enterprise.