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Prices for residential houses fall but rent increases

By Ben Kinyanjui

 

Asking prices for residential property sales fell in the fourth quarter of last year though demand for houses to rent remained high.HassConsult marketing manager Ms Sakina Hassanali says high interests hurting the sector HassConsult marketing manager Ms Sakina Hassanali says high interests hurting the sector

 

According to HassConsult , a real estate consulting firm, asking prices fell by an average 1.3 per cent for detached houses and apartments but those for semi-detached houses continued to rise, albeit by a marginal 0.6 per cent.

More Kenyans access better health services, says top health official

By TF News Reporter

An estimated 39.5 million Kenyans have benefited from better health and nutrition services being provided by the government with the support of the World Bank and other development partners.Health secretaty Mr James Macharia and Ms Diarietou Gaye, World Bank Country Director for KenyaHealth secretaty Mr James Macharia and Ms Diarietou Gaye, World Bank Country Director for Kenya

More than half of these beneficiaries were females, according to the Ministry of Health’s health management information data.

Farmers in Western Kenyans earn first ever carbon credits

 

By Ben Kinyanjui

Smallholder farmers in western Kenya are now benefiting from carbon credits generated by improving farming techniques. one of the benefiting farmer in western Kenya one of the benefiting farmer in western Kenya

These are the first credits worldwide issued under the sustainable agricultural land management (SALM) carbon accounting methodology.

Remittances from Kenyans abroad increased in November to Sh9.7 billion

By TF News Reporter

Remittances from Kenyans living abroad amounted to $113.4 million (Sh9.7 billion) in November 2013, says the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK).CBK governor Prof Njuguna Ndung'u says inflows have increased CBK governor Prof Njuguna Ndung'u says inflows have increased

CBK says this was 0.4 per cent higher than the inflows recorded in October 2013 which amounted to $112.9 million, and 16.3 per cent above $97.5 million recorded in November 2012.

Tullow Oil finds more oil in Kenya

By TFN Reporter

Tullow Oil plc (“Tullow”) have discovered more oil at the Amosing-1 and Ewoi-1 exploration wells in Block 10BB onshore northern Kenya. Turkana County Governor Joseph Nanok must ensure oil exploration continues uninteruptedTurkana County Governor Joseph Nanok must ensure oil exploration continues uninterupted

As a result of these latest successes and recently reported discoveries at Ekales-1 and Agete-1, Tullow has updated its estimate of discovered resources in this basin to over 600 mmbo.

Kenya gets Sh5.2 billion to improve health and nutrition

By TF News Reporter

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved Sh5.2 billion to support Kenya’s efforts to deliver quality health and nutrition services to as many as 35 million people by 2016.Healthcare is a major concern among KenyansHealthcare is a major concern among Kenyans

According to the board, of these beneficiaries, half are women and about 16 percent live in drought-prone areas.

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