By Mwanaharusi Jilo
November 29, 2023 – Mombasa, Mama Ngina Waterfront – Jumuiya ya kaunti za Pwani (JKP) took the spotlight at the JABEIC 2023 event held at the scenic Mama Ngina Waterfront in Mombasa on November 29. The event provided a platform to illuminate critical issues within the blue economy.
In a noteworthy address by Rashid on behalf of Cabinet Secretary Salim Mvurya, the challenges facing the blue economy sector were openly discussed. These challenges included low investment, the impacts of climate change, resource use conflicts, and insufficient support, all contributing to the sector’s sluggish growth.
By Patrick Chiriba
In a momentous event held in Mombasa, Ecobank and the Jumuiya ya Kaunti za Pwani (JKP) Secretariat joined forces to launch the Jumuiya Hub, an initiative set to revolutionize entrepreneurial opportunities in Kenya’s coastal counties.
The launch of the Mombasa ECOMSME Lab, marked by a series of poignant speeches and strategic collaborations, unveiled a pioneering platform to nurture and empower micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) across the region.
Dr. Emmanuel Nzai, CEO of the JKP Secretariat, said the hub is the first of its kind in the county and will impact the development of the MSME sector in the region.
Many young men and women queued in the streets of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The reason? They had heard through social media that World Coin was offering free money as long as they got their irises scanned.
Most youngsters cannot satisfy their desires through some of these stated aspects – generating a gap between those leading a sustainable life and those who don’t—a modern battle.
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
Healthcare workers in Mombasa have launched a go-slow to protest the county government’s failure to pay their salaries and statutory deductions. The workers held a press briefing at the Coast General Provincial Hospital in Mombasa, where they aired their grievances through various union leaders.
One of the key complaints was the unpaid NHIF payments, which they say have not been made since January. This has left healthcare workers unable to access medical services that they themselves offer, leading to demoralization and a decline in morale among the workers.
The recent court decision regarding LGBTQ rights has sparked condemnation from religious leaders across different denominations in Kenya, saying it could threaten the country’s moral fabric.
Arthur Kitonga, an overseer of the Redeemed Gospel Church, said that Evangelical and Mainline churches will unite to speak out against the ruling and advocate for a different path.