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KRA withdraws milk and bread from the VAT bracket

September 24, 2013

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Read below statement from KRA indicating that milk and bread are exempt from the 16% VAT..   For Immediate Release                                                24th September, 2013     CLARIFICATION ON VALUE ADDED TAX ACT, 2013   Pursuant to Section 53 of the Value Added Tax Act, 2013 (“the Act”) the Commissioner General provides the following clarification in respect […]

Brand Kenya and its theories

September 19, 2013

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This morning as I went through the daily newspapers, an article in the Star caught my attention.  Brand Kenya chief executive officer Mary Kamonye had put some ideas on paper for Kenyans to read. Her choice of words in the opening paragraph gripped my attention. She writes thus: ‘In March 2008, Kenya took a bold […]

Is Africa really a drunken continent? via @BBC News

September 17, 2013

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Is Africa really a drunken continent? By Hannah Barnes, BBC News “Africa has a drinking problem,” declared a recent article in Time Magazine. But is the evidence there to support such a sweeping statement? Kate Wilkinson, a researcher at the Africa Fact Check website, is in a good position to know, and she stresses that […]

Of governors and poor communication….

September 16, 2013

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Hail devolution. We now have 47 mini presidents that have not fallen short of asking for diplomatic passports in addition to customized number plates. The 47 to say the least are imperial presidents. Their actions reeks of unchecked behavior and demands. Demands that most recently saw  President Uhuru Kenyatta pull the ‘tuheshimiane’ line on them. […]

Lumia 625 now in East Afrrica

September 12, 2013

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12 September 2013 – Nokia today announced the availability of the Nokia Lumia 625 smartphone across East Africa, offering affordable high speed connectivity with a big 4.7” screen for a leading entertainment experience. The Nokia Lumia 625 is available in a range of colours at the following recommended retail prices: Kenya: KES 28,900     […]

Kenya Airways Appoints Jambo Jet CEO via PR

September 12, 2013

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Kenya Airways Appoints Jambo Jet CEO Nairobi: September 12, 2013 – The Board of Kenya Airways has appointed Willem Alexander Hondius as Chief Executive Officer of Jambo Jet Limited, the airline’s new low-cost carrier subsidiary. Announcing the appointment, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Titus Naikuni, said: “I am pleased to announce the […]

The iPhone 5S just brought us closer to the internet of things and a world of constant surveillance

September 11, 2013

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Interesting observations