Workers, contractors top list of losers in Kidero’s budget @business daily
The selection panel that picked candidates to chair the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) Monday denied alleged tribal bias, days after it presented three names to President Uhuru Kenyatta for appointment.
The panel was reacting to public criticism that the selection process did not meet the constitutional provision on ethic and gender balance, having shortlisted seven people from one ethnic community. It shortlisted seven candidates and have since submitted three—John Kariuki, Nerbet Muriuki and Ben Ngene Gituku to President Kenyatta who will appoint one. @business daily
On Friday, 28 February, three chief executives of telcom firms went to the Communications Commission of Kenya offices to close a deal meant to see yuMobile exit Kenya. Two months down the line the transaction seems to have stalled, with yuMobile now accusing the regulator of scuttling its plan. @nation
Solar-powered boreholes have revived farming and livestock keeping in Subukia and Solai arid areas as more than 35,000 residents access clean water. Six solar-powered boreholes and two powered by diesel were constructed in Nakuru county with the help of World Vision. @business daily
Garsen, Lamu and Moyale will be the first beneficiaries of a government fund aimed at rolling out telecom and broadcasting systems in areas considered marginal.The State started collecting a levy called Universal Service Fund from telecommunication operators and broadcasters last July, but delay in constituting the Universal Service Advisory Council (Usac) has held back rolling out of the services. @business daily
Have an unpaid water bill? Kiss getting loans goodbye @standard
The already ailing local sugar industry is headed for more trouble. This follows indications that the Government might not conclude the sale of its five sugar millers before the expiry of the extended Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa ( Comesa) safeguards. Over the last 12 years, the country’s sugar stakeholders have managed to convince Comesa that it was not ready to admit imports from the region @standard