Sote Hub Launches 2023 Blue Economy and Innovation and Investment Summit: A Path to Empowerment and Solutions

Sote Hub Launches 2023 Blue Economy and Innovation and Investment Summit: A Path to Empowerment and Solutions

The Mombasa County Government today launched the 2023 Blue Economy and Innovation Summit in a ceremony that happened at Sote Hub in Nyali.

The summit will be a week-long event from October 27th to November 3rd. It will tackle vital issues concerning youth employment and community problem-solving.

Electromobility Revolution in Kenya: President Ruto’s Vision for a Greener Future

Electromobility Revolution in Kenya: President Ruto’s Vision for a Greener Future

President William Ruto has been at the forefront of promoting electric mobility in Kenya. His election manifestos featured prominent commitments to electric mobility, utility-scale battery storage, energy efficiency, and green hydrogen. Since taking office, Ruto’s government has reaffirmed Kenya’s dedication to transitioning to 100% clean energy by 2030. One of the most visible initiatives to support electric mobility in Kenya is the promotion of electric motorcycles, especially in the motorcycle taxi industry. Recent finance bills have included measures aimed at accelerating the adoption of electric motorcycles, electric bicycles, and electric buses.

The Swahili Pot Hub Story: Transforming Lives and Fostering Innovation in Coastal Kenya

The Swahili Pot Hub Story: Transforming Lives and Fostering Innovation in Coastal Kenya

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.

President Ruto’s Year in Office: Challenges and Progress in Tackling Cost of Living

President Ruto’s Year in Office: Challenges and Progress in Tackling Cost of Living

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.

Maersk leading the push towards green fuel technology in maritime transportation

Maersk leading the push towards green fuel technology in maritime transportation

By Ian Kiptoo
Global maritime logistics company Maersk is set to receive the first ever fully ammonia fueled vessel built in South Korea by the Hyundai Dockyard Co. and Hyundai Heavy industries Co.

The news comes days after the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC 80) met in London to deliver strategies for the shipping industry. Key among the strategies being zero or near zero fuel sources anticipated for implementation in 2030.

In a statement on their website, Maersk reiterated that introduction of the container vessel is a significant step towards

Economic Potential and Challenges in Kenya’s Muguka Industry

Economic Potential and Challenges in Kenya’s Muguka Industry

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.