Kenya smallholder tea farmers earn Sh63.6 billion from tea exports
By TF News Reporter
Over 630,000 Kenyans will benefit from access to electricity after the World Bank gave Sh41 billion ($457.5 million) to support the energy sector including the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC.
According toe the bank, the money will support existing consumers to enjoy better quality of electricity services while KPLC that distributes power will be financially stronger.
“We are making this significant and innovative investment in Kenya’s power sector to expand electricity access to low income households and small businesses as part of the nation’s push for shared prosperity” says Diarietou Gaye, World Bank Country Director for Kenya.
By TF News Reporter
The World Bank has committed $5 billion (Sh400 billion) to support energy projects in six African countries.
The funds that comes as new technical support will benefit Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, and Tanzania—which have partnered with President Obama’s Power Africa initiative.
BY JIBRIL ADAN-PSCU
Kenya and China have signed an agreement on the financing of the first phase of the Standard Gauge Railway project.
President Uhuru Kenyatta was joined by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and three Heads of State from the East African region to witness the signing ceremony at State House, Nairobi.
By Ben Kinyanjui and PSCU
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang who arrived in Nairobi Friday at the start of a three-day state visit is expected to meet with key leaders from the East African Community (EAC) for talks on infrastructure development.
Mr Keqiang will on Sunday sign the Standard Gauge Railway Agreement between the Chinese government and regional leaders President Uhuru Kenyatta, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni
Kenya is losing Sh27 billion annually due to poor sanitation and hygiene, cabinet Secretary for Water, environment and natural resources Ms Judy Wakhungu has said.
She however reiterated Kenya’s commitment to provide clean water and improve sanitation in order to bolster its’ citizen’s health.
By Kazungu Chai (PSCU)
President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the Standard Gauge railway line, he launched Thursday, will accelerate regional economic transformation by reducing transportation costs.
He said that is why Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda signed a Trilateral Agreement to expedite development of the high-speed railway connecting Mombasa to Kampala, and onwards to Kigali.