Digital TV signal distributors GOtv and StarTimes’ failure to deliver content from three local free-to-air channels has set them on the road to becoming the first casualties of the legal provision for class action suits. The Kenya Consumer Protection Advisory Committee (Kecopac), a consumer watchdog, said it would go to court on behalf of consumers if access to KTN, NTV and Citizen is not restored within seven days. @business daily


Foton East Africa is set to win a multi-billion-shilling contract to supply buses to the Nairobi County government, significantly boosting the Chinese firm’s market share in the local vehicle market. The devolved government has opened talks with Foton to supply at least 200 buses to kick-start a public transport plan later this year, rattling established players General Motors East Africa, CMC Holdings and Toyota Kenya that sell most of the new buses in Kenya.@business daily

Kenya Pipeline Company has signed a deal with State-owned Qatargas for the supply of one million tonnes of natural gas annually to power the planned 700-megawatt gas-fired plant in Dongo Kundu, Mombasa. The deal was brokered by President Uhuru Kenyatta who is currently in Qatar scouting for investors to help Kenya generate cheaper power from liquefied natural gas (LNG) as an alternative to diesel. @business daily

The Numerical Machining Complex (NMC) is set to become a factor in Kenya’s industrialisation after decades of little or no production. The firm known for the failed Nyayo Car project plans to set up a steel mill on its land in Athi River. The Ministry of Industrialisation and Enterprise Development is propping up NMC and it expects it to be critical in the manufacture of metal-based engineering products in the coming years @standard

Kenya-Essar Energy oil refinery divorce to cost Sh280 million @nation

Japanese car maker Toyota said employees at its strike-hit complex in southern India returned to work today, ending a five-week standoff. Unionised employees had refused to go back to their jobs at the twin plant complex near high-tech hub Bangalore following the end to an eight-day company lockout last month, amid a dispute over pay and other issues. @AFP

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