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Kenya, Somalia agree to normalise ties after tensions

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya and Somalia have agreed to “normalise” relations and start reissuing travel visas to each other’s citizens after a long-running dispute over marine borders strained ties between the neighbours. The agreement, announced by Kenya’s presidency late Thursday, followed a meeting in Nairobi between President Uhuru Kenyatta …

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UNBS suspends Kenyan peanut butter products

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Uganda National Bureau of Standards-UNBS has suspended the importation, sale and distribution of several peanut butter products from Kenya. A statement from UNBS issued yesterday says Laboratory Tests carried out by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), confirmed high levels of aflatoxin contamination in …

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Kenyans say UK stole land for tea, push for UN inquiry

Kericho, Kenya | AFP | Kibore Cheruiyot Ngasura was just a small boy when his family was violently expelled from their ancestral land in Kenya’s lush tea-growing western highlands by British colonizers, and banished never to return. Eighty-five years later he still bristles at the memory, recalling the fear and confusion …

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Peter Ndegwa is new Safaricom CEO

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | The Safaricom PLC Board of Directors has appointed  Peter Ndegwa as the company’s Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2020. He joins Safaricom from Diageo PLC where he is the Managing Director of Diageo Continental Europe. “Ndegwa brings a wealth of experience in General …

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Kenyan athletes back in the spotlight over doping claims

IAAF chief Coe confirms knowledge of German media’s Kenya doping claims Doha, Qatar | AFP | IAAF president Sebastian Coe confirmed on Monday reports in German media which said the governing body’s integrity unity had received claims of doping against Kenyan athletes ahead of the World Championships. Television channel ZDF …

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