IMF says it stopped Kenya’s access to $1.5 bln standby credit

By Duncan Miriri NAIROBI, Feb 20 : The International Monetary Fund stopped Kenya’s access to a $1.5 billion standby credit facility last June after failing to agree with the government on a reduction of the fiscal deficit, the fund said on Tuesday. The two-year precautionary facility, set to expire next month, was put in place […]

IMF says it stopped Kenya’s access to $1.5 bln standby credit

By Duncan Miriri NAIROBI, Feb 20 : The International Monetary Fund stopped Kenya’s access to a $1.5 billion standby credit facility last June after failing to agree with the government on a reduction of the fiscal deficit, the fund said on Tuesday. The two-year precautionary facility, set to expire next month, was put in place […]

Kenyan court revokes deportation of opposition-linked lawyer

By Duncan Miriri NAIROBI, Feb 15 : A Kenyan court on Thursday revoked the deportation of a lawyer who “swore in” opposition leader Raila Odinga as the country’s “president”, a ruling likely to worsen relations between the judiciary and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government. Miguna Miguna, who holds dual Kenyan and Canadian citizenship, is currently in […]

Kenya crackdown on media, opposition attracts heavy criticism

By Katharine Houreld NAIROBI, Feb 7 : A top Kenyan newspaper published a fake death notice of a prominent opposition financier on Wednesday, a bizarre error that rights groups interpreted as another sign of an anti-democratic slide. The Daily Nation apologised by mid-morning for publishing the funeral announcement for businessman Jimi Wanjigi, whose picture, history […]

Kenyan president to be sworn-in as opposition prepares to hold rival rally

By Duncan Miriri and George Obulutsa NAIROBI, Nov 28 :Kenyan security forces fired teargas to control crowds trying to force their way into a stadium for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration today, as riot police sealed off an area where the opposition planned to hold a rival rally. Kenyatta won a second five-year term on Oct. […]

Kenya craftsmen to build boat out of plastic waste

By Siegfried Modola LAMU, Kenya Nov 10 : The beaches of Kenya’s idyllic Lamu island are dotted with traditional Swahili stone and coral houses, mansions built by European royalty, the odd donkey and, increasingly, tidal lines of plastic trash. When a resident organised a beach clean-up that collected 33 tons of rubbish in a single […]