Kenya smallholder tea farmers earn Sh63.6 billion from tea exports
By Uhuru Kenyatta
Your Excellency Mwai Kibaki, CGH, MP; Your Excellency Daniel arap Moi; Your Excellencies, Visiting Heads of State & Government; Chief Justice Willy Mutunga; Invited Guests; Fellow Kenyans,
Let me begin by thanking all heads of state present and the representatives of heads of state for choosing to be here as a symbol of your continued support and goodwill towards Kenyans. I particularly note, with gratitude, the large presence of our brothers and sisters from across the continent. This is a clear indication of your commitment to the Pan-African agenda. You have bestowed a great honour on me and our country by being here.
ByJim Yong Kim
I’m here today to talk to you about the future, about the opportunity to create a world free from the stain of poverty and economic exclusion.
My message to you is that such a world is within our reach. But if we are to succeed, we have to make some hard decisions and change the way we work together.
By Jonathan Mturi
As someone who has been closely and professionally associated with ports and shipping for the past 43 years both locally and internationally I feel constrained to add my voice to the rather unfortunate ongoing debate on the position of Managing Director of the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA).
For some strange reasons the post of managing director of the KPA is by far the most politicised job in the country. The KPA came into being in January 1978 following the breakup of the East African Community.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange opens door to small and medium sized enterprises to raise capital through the capital markets
By Paul Muthaura
This Growth Enterprise Market Segment is geared at supporting mid-cap companies’ strategic aspirations by providing them with access to risk capital through the capital markets.
Through this market, these firms will be able to raise substantial initial and ongoing capital, whilst also benefiting from increased profile and liquidity, within a regulatory environment designed specifically to meet their needs.
Peaceful elections and focused economic policies key to faster growth, says senior World Bank official
By Wolfgang Fengler
As 2012 draws to a close, it is a good time to reflect on the past year and look ahead. As it turns out, 2012 was a pretty average year for Kenya, mainly because the much anticipated national and regional elections, which will determine the course of the nation and its economy for years to come, were postponed to March next year.
Why do I say that 2012 was such a normal economic year for Kenya? Let’s rewind 12 months back. Kenya was facing major economic challenges: inflation stood at almost 20 per cent, exchange rate was volatile and public debt increased markedly due to weakening shilling.
By Axel Van Trotsenburg
The World Bank’s fund for the poorest, IDA, was created more than 50 years ago to meet an urgent need—to make sure the world’s most vulnerable have a real chance at a decent life. A lot has happened since then.
With IDA’s help, hundreds of millions of people have escaped the vicious cycle of abject poverty—through the creation of jobs, access to clean water, food security, schools, roads, electricity.