Mombasa Beach Cleanup and Eco-Friendly Transportation Promote the Blue Economy

Mombasa Beach Cleanup and Eco-Friendly Transportation Promote the Blue Economy

Mombasa’s stunning coastline, a gem in Kenya’s blue economy, has been the focus of diligent care and preservation efforts.

The second day of the Blue Economy Innovation and Investment Summit brought together many dedicated individuals with a shared purpose: cleaning and conserving this vital coastal environment.

The beach cleanup served as a testament to the commitment of various stakeholders, including Baus Taka, Sote Hub, and the County Government of Mombasa, in safeguarding the ocean and its ecosystems.

Flawed Relief:  Irregularities in Kenya’s COVID-19 Relief Program

Flawed Relief:  Irregularities in Kenya’s COVID-19 Relief Program

By Shirley Wandera

Startling revelations have emerged over the Kenyan response to the global Covid-19 pandemic. In April 2020, former President Uhuru Kenyatta established a COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund Board comprising key business leaders in the country tasked with overseeing the management of resources to combat the economic impact of the pandemic.

A special audit report from the Auditor General examining the utilization of COVID-19 funds allocated to national government entities from March 13 to July 31, 2020, has brought disconcerting findings.

According to the report, the Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund received 2.6 billion Kenyan Shillings. Among the allocations was a substantial sum of 400 million Kenyan Shillings, designated for a Cash Transfer Program. This program aimed to provide financial assistance to 100,000 Kenyans in urban informal settlements for one month

Community Joins Forces to Combat Ecological Impact of Mkupe Bridge Construction

Community Joins Forces to Combat Ecological Impact of Mkupe Bridge Construction

By Angel Mutai
Mombasa: 24/09/2023: In a collaborative effort to address the ecological challenges posed by the construction of the Mkupe bridge in Mombasa County, several organizations came together on Saturday for a mangrove conservation project in the Mkupe area.
Blue Radio, in partnership with Ken Gen, Bike is Best, Logos Hope, and Oshwal Academy, joined forces with local villagers and the Mombasa County government to plant more than 4,400 mangrove trees.

Haki Africa Raises Concerns on Peace and Security Amid Economic Struggles

Haki Africa Raises Concerns on Peace and Security Amid Economic Struggles

By Mapenzi Kitsao

Mombasa County, 21/09/2023 — Haki Africa on Thursday voiced its profound disappointment with the National Government’s response to peace and security issues in the country.

In a press briefing held at their premises in Mombasa the Human Rights organization drew attention to a number of security concerns which they believe the government has turned their focus away from.

Yusuf Abubakar, Director of Haki Africa, highlighted the prevalence of terrorism in the Lamu and Tana River regions and underscored the role of skyrocketing living costs and youth unemployment in exacerbating insecurity.

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.