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Accounts of suspects in Sh4bn KRA theft frozen
The Assets Recovery Agency has obtained court orders freezing the accounts of individuals charged with stealing Sh3.9 billion from the KRA.

US firm cuts out parts of Nickelodeon kids cartoons from Kenya
Nickelodeon, the American production house that supplies pay-TV company MultiChoice with children’s content, has suspended three of its cartoons said to glorify homosexuality from the Kenyan market.

Global drug firms sign deal to cut cost of cancer medicines in Kenya
Pfizer and Cipla, have signed a deal that will see Kenyans buy a range of up to 16 cancer drugs at half the market price.

Deacons takes Sh1.3bn loans above rate cap
Fashion retailer Deacons East Africa has taken a Sh1.3 billion debt at an interest rate of 21 per cent.

Low-cost schools chain sues Knut for defamation
Bridge International Academies Limited has sued Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) and secretary-general Wilson Sossion for defamation.

StarTimes extends broadcasts to five more counties
Pay-TV firm StarTimes has expanded its services to five new counties as it seeks to deepen its reach in rural Kenya.

BOOMSMA: Let’s empower poor to win war against poverty
What they need is to be empowered and given the opportunity to work and earn their own living.

US wind firm row puts Swazuri on the spot
National Land Commission chairman Muhammad Swazuri has been put on the spot for awarding a local energy firm 3,000 acres of land.

Billionaire Kimani ups NMG stake to Sh348m
John Kibunga Kimani has acquired additional shares of Nation Media Group, raising his stake in the Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed firm to Sh348.6 million.

MUNENE: Address causes of livestock feed supply shortage
To understand where we are, we need to roll back to 2013, when we ushered in the new devolved government.

Boost for miraa farmers as Uhuru gives reforms team power to seek resources
Efforts to revive the miraa industry have moved a step farther after President Uhuru Kenyatta gave the reforms team authority to mobilise resources.

Property developers owe NCA Sh1.6bn after levies scrapped
Real estate developers owed National Construction Authority (NCA) Sh1.6 billion in fees that are unlikely to be recovered.

Betting firms say Uhuru ill-advised on 35pc tax rise
Betting firms say President Uhuru Kenyatta was ill-advised in increasing gaming tax to 35 per cent of gross profits.

KISERO: Don’t dismiss reports on KCB-NBK merger
The merged entity could create the largest bank in Kenya with assets of over Sh750 billion.

SGR passenger service in bus partnership for upcountry
Kenya Railways will create a bus station at Syokimau for SGR passengers headed to western Kenya.

EDITORIAL: Rising poll tension worrying
With less than two months to go, the standoff over the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s (IEBC) choice of ballot paper printer is headed back to the courts.

Knut rejects Matiang’i single text book order
Teachers have rejected government plans to restrict primary school pupils to a single book for every subject as opposed to the current six.

The First Black Boss
The Crowne Plaza Nairobi has its first black (Kenyan) general manager.

Uganda to overtake Kenya’s population by 2050, says UN
Populations will surge in the coming decades in East African countries, with Tanzania and Uganda overtaking Kenya by the end of this century.

EDITORIAL: Heed IMF warning on weak regulations of Islamic finance
The regulatory flexibility has brought into the formal financial system billions of shillings in assets that would either be circulating in the black market or flown to foreign jurisdictions.

US lawyer, church war over prime property intensifies
An American lawyer laying claim to a multi-billion shilling property at the centre of a court battle obtained ownership documents through fraud.

Effect food policy to rein in Kenya’s perennial hunger
A month ago, we observed a Cabinet secretary performing the light duties of maize inspection at the Mombasa port.

Why 11th Parliament was most disruptive for Kenyan banks
The first was the interest rate control vide the Banking (Amendment) Bill, 2015 passed on Wednesday, July 27th 2016.

Ouko accuses Embu University College of tribalism in staff hiring
Auditor-General Edward Ouko has cited Embu University College for breaching the constitutional requirement on ethnic composition in employment.

Down memory lane: When Sh17 fuel took one from Nairobi to Namanga and back
During my days in secondary school in the 1960s and early 70s, it was quite easy to get a job in what was known as “vacational employment”.