President of the Republic of Kenya
Source: President of the Republic of Kenya |

Kenya: Cabinet Changes

The President retained six of his initial 22 Cabinet Secretaries and named five new faces for consideration and approval by the National Assembly

President William Ruto has started the process of forming a new broad-based Cabinet by picking the first batch of 11 nominees. The President retained six of his initial 22 Cabinet Secretaries and named five new faces for consideration and approval by the National Assembly.  Nominees from the immediate past Cabinet…

Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

NBA Africa and Agence Française De Développement Launch Youth Development Program in Kenya

The Jr. NBA & AFD Basketball Experience Will Feature Weekly Sessions to Educate Kenyan Youth About the Importance of Physical and Mental Health

NBA Africa (www.NBA.com) and Agence Française de Développement (AFD), France’s inclusive public financial institution committed to financing and technical assistance for projects that improve the lives of people in developing and emerging economies, today announced the launch of the Jr. NBA & AFD Basketball Experience in Nairobi, Kenya. Basketball Experience…

Source: East African Community |

East African Community Embarks on the Upgrade of the Lwakhakha Border to One-Stop Border Post to Decongest the Busia and Malaba Border Posts

The upgrade is expected to reduce the traffic from Malaba and Busia OSBPs boost trade along the Northern Corridor and improve cross-border security

The East African Community (EAC) together with the Republics of Kenya and Uganda are in the process of upgrading the Lwakhakha border post on the common border between the two Partner States into a One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) as part of efforts to reduce congestion at the Busia and Malaba…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Kenya/International Monetary Fund (IMF): Align Economic Reform with Rights

Strengthen Social Contract to Address Root Causes of Protester Anger

The Kenyan government and International Monetary Fund should work together to ensure that the IMF program and its implementation align with human rights, Human Rights Watch said today. The focus should be on progressive revenue generation and accountability over public funds. Following the recent nationwide protests, President William Ruto declined to sign…

Source: President of the Republic of Kenya |

Kenya: Changes in Security Agencies

President Ruto appointed Mr. Douglas Kanja as the acting Inspector-General of the National Police Service

President William Ruto has accepted the resignation of Inspector General of the National Police Service, Japheth Koome. The President expressed his gratitude to Mr. Koome for the service he has rendered to the nation and extended his best wishes in his future endeavours. In his place, President Ruto appointed Mr.…

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Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Esther Kimani, 2022 Youth Adapt Winner Awarded 2024 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Kimani’s winning invention is an advanced early detection system, designed to detect crop pests and diseases swiftly, which can reduce crop losses by up to 30% and increase yields by as much as 40%

Esther Kimani, a 2022 YouthADAPT winner, received the prestigious 2024 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation from the Royal Academy of Engineering on June 13 in Nairobi, Kenya. YouthADAPT is sponsored by the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the Global Center on Adaptation under the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP) (https://apo-opa.co/3XZTJch).  Innovative…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Kenya and Rwanda must provide information about disappeared human rights defender: Special Rapporteur

Gasana’s abduction and enforced disappearance are believed to have been carried out by State agents

The abduction and enforced disappearance of Rwandan human rights defender Yusuf Ahmed Gasana from Kenya and his alleged extraordinary rendition to Rwanda a year ago must not remain unsolved, an independent expert said today. “I have written to both the Kenyan and Rwandan Governments for urgent information on his fate,…

Source: International Trade Centre |

Strathmore University, International Trade Centre open digital trade hub for small businesses in Kenya

The Hubs will provide small businesses with e-commerce training materials and resources, as well as in-person coaching and training sessions, so they can overcome challenges to selling online

Strathmore University Business School and the International Trade Centre (ITC) partner to open a Small Business Development Centre Digital Trade Hub in Kenya to provide small businesses with the e-commerce skills, tools and knowledge they need to expand their market reach and opportunities. This partnership is designed to foster economic…

Source: International Trade Centre |

Agriculture, digital service, artisans and beekeeping offer path to jobs to refugees in Kenya

Kenya hosts over 770,000 refugees, with 288,000 in Turkana alone

County officials, business leaders and leading non-government organizations reviewed the findings of a study that looked at ways to create jobs and grow the economy in Turkana County. Turkana is home to Kakuma, one of the world’s largest refugee camps. But many people in Turkana are agro-pastoralists, giving few opportunities…

Source: UN Women - Africa |

Enhancing women’s participation in political leadership and decision-making

UN Women advocates for legislative and constitutional reforms to ensure women’s equitable access to political spheres as voters, candidates, elected officials and civil service members

As Kenya strives for gender equality, women's participation in political leadership remains a critical focal point. Women face unique challenges in the political arena, necessitating tailored approaches to enhance their opportunities and ensure protection from discrimination. This calls for efforts to support women in decision-making roles, enabling them to effectively…