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Why you have never heard of chapati revolution

In the history of humans, wheat, the primary ingredient in chapati, is known to build civilizations. Wheat is also has the potential to bring civilizations down when its price moves out of reach of masses. In Africa, this has rarely held true outside the ancient Egypt with most communities relying on other staples like Maize, green bananas, yams, cassava. Wheat was rare on the continent’s dominantly rural populations. I remember when we were young, and how the cooking of chapati would turn a normal day extraordinary. I would come back from the playing field and brag to my friends that “leo tumepika Chapo na sitaki kuwaona…

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A new era of Ruto’s Cabinet meetings in State Lodges

In Kenya, State Lodges began with Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri which served as an official vacation getaway for British Royal Dignitaries and Governors during the colonial decades. Before independence, Sagana State Lodge was known as the Royal Lodge. History records show that in 1947 when Princess Elizabeth (now late Queen Elizabeth) and Prince Phillip got married, Royal Lodge (read Sagana) was given to the newly weds as “a gift from the people of Kenya.” In December of 1963, however, Queen Elizabeth handed the ownership of the Lodge back to the newly independent government of the East African nation. State Lodges in Kenya Today, there…

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Fish jetty to anchor blue economy in Busia County

In a show of support for local development initiatives, President William Ruto officially inaugurated the Kes130 million Mulukoba Fish Landing Jetty in Bunyala, Busia County. The President applauded Busia County Governor Dr Paul Otuoma’s economic turnaround plan, which aims to enhance food security and empower residents financially. The new jetty, a cornerstone of this agenda, is set to contribute significantly to the region’s blue economy and complement ongoing efforts in agricultural productivity and industrialization. Dr Ruto reiterated his administration’s commitment to prioritize blue economy initiatives across the county. He emphasized that his government’s focus will shift toward policies, programs, and development agendas. Govt to build…

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Kenya and Indonesia forge stronger trade ties

In a move aimed at enhancing economic cooperation and trade, Kenya and Indonesia have announced plans to strengthen their ties and expand investment opportunities between the two nations. This announcement comes as President William Ruto of Kenya and President Joko Widodo of Indonesia held a bilateral meeting at State House, Nairobi, during President Widodo’s State Visit to Kenya. President Ruto emphasized the importance of fostering deeper trade relations and expanding investment avenues to achieve a more balanced trade partnership with Indonesia. The current investment and trade volume, valued at over $600 million in the past year, is set to increase as both countries explore new…

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MP Kaluma ordered to pay child school fees

MP Peter Kaluma has been ordered to pay his child’s school fees arrears amounting to Kes665,000by the Children’s Court at Nairobi. Failure to comply with the order will see his salary attached, the court warned. Principal Magistrate Elizabeth Muiru said Mr Kaluma failed to provide any proof of payment despite consistently claiming to have paid the fees for his daughter, referred to as HA in court documents. “I find that the defendant has failed to avail sufficient proof. On the other hand, it is my contention thatthe plaintiff has availed proof of having paid school fees and demonstrated that the minor has arrears ofschool fees

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