By Mwanaharusi Jilo
City Blue Hotel, Mombasa — In a joyous celebration of achievement, the Go Blue graduation ceremony unfolded yesterday at the City Blue Hotel, Mombasa, hosted by the transformative Sote Hub.
Participants from the Go Blue Training Programme gathered to mark the culmination of a six-month journey that empowered coastal entrepreneurs and paved the way for sustainable growth and success.
Swahili Pot Hub is more than just a tech space; it is a beacon of hope and transformation for the youth of coastal Kenya. Mahmoud Noor’s dedication to community development and technology has created a ripple effect of change, empowering countless young minds to dream big and achieve their goals. As the hub continues to thrive and expand, it serves as a shining example of how innovation and community engagement can create a brighter future for all.
Mombasa, Kenya – President William Ruto’s first year in office has been marked by significant efforts to address the challenges facing Kenyans, particularly the rising cost of living. His administration’s flagship initiative, the Kenya Kwanza intervention plan, has centered on revitalizing the agricultural sector to empower producers and ensure sustainable food security.
The regular fuel price hikes throughout his first year in office have been a cause for concern for many Kenyans. Consumers faced an unprecedented cost burden as fuel prices reached alarming heights, impacting transportation costs, inflation, and the overall cost of living.
By Gabriella Nashiva
Muguka farming has emerged as a highly profitable venture, surpassing the earnings of its counterpart, miraa. With a maturity time of just six months, muguka can be harvested weekly. In contrast, miraa requires monthly harvesting. The high demand for muguka has resulted in a significant client base, expanding the market reach for farmers. Mwaniki supplies muguka to markets in Mombasa, Malindi, and Garissa counties, but the supply does not meet the soaring demand.
“With one acre of muguka that is ready to harvest, you earn approximately, Sh50,000. In a month, that is Sh200,000, minus expenses incurred, you have approximately, Sh150,000. In four months, you have Sh600,000. In the same four months, on the same 1-acre shamba, you will harvest about 10 ninety kilo bags of maize, let’s say it fetches you Sh150,000, minus expenses incurred you have Sh100,000. That is why muguka is preferred by our people” Mwaniki explains.
By Mariselah Kimbio.
Treasury Cabinet Secretary Professor Njuguna Ndung’u announced a Sh.5 per kilogram excise duty on imported sugar.
The move has been influenced by the need to discourage sugar consumption, terming it the root of various diseases such as diabetes.
“Consumption of sugar has been associated with various ailments such as diabetes, which has become common in many families,” said Prof Njuguna.
By Patrick Chiriba
The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) on Wednesday announced new fuel prices for super petrol, diesel, and kerosene.
In the latest review, the prices of Super Petrol and diesel have decreased by Ksh.0.66 and Ksh.1.22 per litre respectively.
However, the price of kerosene has increased by Ksh.0.35 per litre.