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new Kenyan housing levy opposed

All you need to know about the housing levy Kenya

April 18, 2019

On 16th April 2019, the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works in conjunction with Kenya Revenue Authority issued a notice in the newspapers informing the employers, employees and the pubic that Finance Act 2018 relating to Housing Fund Levy had come into effect. This meant that by May 9th, employers would […]

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Mobius Vehicle Kenya

East Africa fastest growing subregion for fifth year running

April 3, 2019

East Africa at 5.9 percent is still the fastest growing subregion in Africa with Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania making the top 10 fastest growing economies 2019. According to the African Development Bank (AfDB), the subregion leads North Africa (4.4 percent), Central Africa (3.6 percent), West Africa (3.6 percent) and Southern Africa (2.2 percent) in […]

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New huduma Namba

Why Kenyans are resisting Huduma Namba, as Govt speaks

February 20, 2019

Kenyans are questioning the legality of the Huduma Namba initiative recently launched by Interior PS Karanja Kibicho, with a section going to court to stop its implementation. Some wananchi are concerned that the private data being asked for is collated and stored by a private commercial enterprise, MasterCard. There are also concerns that the government […]

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Uganda deports MTN CEO

Why is Uganda deporting senior MTN staff?

February 15, 2019

Latest reports indicate that Uganda has now deported MTN CEO Wim Vanhelleputte to Belgium. The East African country has been deporting MTN staff over what sources term unspecified security reasons. In January, a police source said two employees of the giant South African telco were deported due to security concerns. The two senior staffs are […]

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