Ambassadors Praise Tech Innovation at Close the Gap IT Facility in Mombasa

Ambassadors Praise Tech Innovation at Close the Gap IT Facility in Mombasa

By Shirley Wandera
In a visit to the Close the Gap IT Asset Disposition facility in Jomvu, Mombasa, the United States Ambassador to Kenya, Meg Whitman, alongside Belgian Ambassador Peter Maddens and Japan Ambassador Okaniwa Ken, yesterday inspected the cutting-edge processes driving its commitment to sustainable technology practices.

Empowering Coastal Entrepreneurs: Go Blue Training Celebrates Success at Graduation

Empowering Coastal Entrepreneurs: Go Blue Training Celebrates Success at Graduation

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.

Innovation and Sustainability Shine as Curtains Close at the Blue Economy Innovation and Investment Summit

Innovation and Sustainability Shine as Curtains Close at the Blue Economy Innovation and Investment Summit

By Patrick Chiriba and Ian Kiptoo

The second edition of the Blue Economy Investment and Innovation Summit concluded yesterday at Sote Hub, Nyali, amidst the backdrop of heavy rain in Mombasa.

The main summit, a flagship event within the week-long series, was opened by the Slovak Ambassador to Kenya, Katarína Leligdonova, signifying international participation and support for the blue economy’s growth and innovation in Kenya.

The day featured insightful speeches from prominent figures and a pivotal panel discussion that delved deep into the intricacies of the blue economy.

The panel discussion, a key highlight of the day, covered various aspects, including skills development, investment opportunities, digitization, and government involvement in the blue economy.

French Minister of the Seas Empowers Mombasa’s Youth with Blue Economy Insights

French Minister of the Seas Empowers Mombasa’s Youth with Blue Economy Insights

By Shirley Wandera & Ian Kiptoo

Hervé Berville, the French Minister of the Seas, also known as “Ministre français de la Mer,” took center stage in an exclusive masterclass on the Blue Economy for the youth at Swahili Pot Hub in Mombasa.

Minister Berville not only shared his deep expertise but also engaged with the young minds, underscoring the critical importance of the blue economy in today’s world and how it holds the key to a sustainable maritime future.

He passionately encouraged advocacy against human activities that harm marine biodiversity and urged the youth in Mombasa to assume a leadership role in preserving the ocean.

Kenyan Common Mwananchi Struggles After Fuel Price Hike

Kenyan Common Mwananchi Struggles After Fuel Price Hike

The recent decision by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) to hike fuel prices in Kenya has sent shockwaves through the lives of ordinary Kenyan citizens. Just three days after the announcement, the ripple effects of this increase are being felt far and wide.

In the latest round of fuel price adjustments, EPRA raised the cost of petroleum, diesel, and kerosene by 16.96, 21.3, and 33.13 Kenyan shillings per litre, respectively. These substantial price hikes have left many Kenyan households grappling with an economic headache.

Mombasa Leaders Express Concern Over Privatization of Key Government Entities

Mombasa Leaders Express Concern Over Privatization of Key Government Entities

Mombasa, Kenya – In a gathering at Changamwe secondary school on Sunday, Mombasa leaders voiced their strong opposition to the recent moves by the National Government to privatize the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) and sell the Kenya Petroleum and Refinery Limited. 

The leaders emphasized the lack of public participation in the decision-making process and the potential negative impacts on the local economy.