Tag Archives: Kenya

Tanzania Slaps Import Duty On Sugar Import, Kenyan Manufacturers Frustrated

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The John Magufuli government has imposed 25 percent duty on sugar imports and this is lately frustrating Kenyan manufacturers. The Kenya Association of Manufacturers said steps taken by Tanzanian government has caused them manufacturing losses. KAM added Tanzanian Authorities are refusing to comply with EAC Preferential Treatment Code. The organization further mentioned that, “Refusal to allow entry of our products ...

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Uganda Imposing Daily Tax on Use of Social Media

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It is unimaginable that online social platforms could be taxed, but in Uganda it is turning to reality. The government has levied a daily tax on such services including WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter. Ugandan president said the social media encourages gossip and so a daily tax of 200 Ugandan shillings (approximately $0.05 USD) will be levied. This move is somewhat ...

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Tanzanian Manufacturers Eyeing Kenyan Market

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Kenya’s market for industrial goods is growing at rapid speed and this is well known among the Tanzanian manufacturers. Eyes are now turned towards it as Kenyan got the income to purchase the items. Addressing to the media in Kenyan capital Nairobi the Tanzanian High Commissioner to Kenya, Pindi Chana, said the country has one of the fastest growing middle ...

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American Ivory Investigator Living In Kenya Stabbed To Death

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American geographer, ivory investigator was stabbed to death in his house in Kenya’s suburb of Langata on Sunday afternoon, said police. Esmond Bradley Martin lived in Kenya for decades and has for long contributed to the fight against elephant poaching and illegal wildlife trade. He was stabbed in the neck and Nairobi Police Chief Japheth Koome said four suspects have ...

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Kenyan Opposition Leader Raila Odinga Swears As People’s President

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga declared himself Tuesday in capital Nairobi as people’s president. His swearing-in was controversial amid the event attended by thousands of his supporters. Television stations were shut down to prevent live coverage and government had earlier warned such an event would amount to treason. President Uhuru Kenyatta won the last election in October and was sworn ...

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Kenyan President Vows To Flush Out Terrorists

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed Thursday to be flushing out terrorists from the country who have been responsible for loss of innocent lives and attempted to create hatred, division and fear among the people. Citing unity among the people in Kenya the president added they will win war against terrorism as they have right as well as might on their ...

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Kenya Launches Inter-Counties Madaraka Express From Nairobi

Kenya's Madaraka Express

Fares for traveling from Nairobi City to neighboring counties have become cheaper with the launch of inter-country train service Madaraka Express on Wednesday that will stop just at seven county stations. According to Railway Corporation the train service will stop at Athi River in Machakos County, Emali, Kibwezi, and Mtitl Andei in Makueni County, Voi in Taita Taveta, Miasenyi on ...

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