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Kaburu Mugambi

Kaburu Mugambi is a veteran of business reporting having worked with two national newspapers in Kenya. He is a graduate of economics from Kenyatta University. He started his journalism career in 2000 with The People Daily as a business reporter before becoming a business sub-editor. He joined Daily Nation in 2004 as a business writer. He holds a post-graduate diploma in mass communication from University of Nairobi's School of Journalism and an MBA in marketing from the same university. In 2016, he founded Water Tower, a media firm focused on water, energy and climate. Its content cuts across water, energy and climate with emphasis on adaptation and sustainability.

Kenya starts selling avocados to China

A worker at Sunripe factory in Limuru, Kiambu county, arranges boxes of fresh avocados. The first shipment of fresh avocados left Kenya on Tuesday going to China.

Chinese firm Greechain has signed an agreement with Kenya’s Sunripe, where the Chinese firm would be buying fresh avocados from the Kenyan firm. China and Kenya signed two protocols in January to help trade between them. The first cargo of fresh avocados left Kenya for China on Tuesday. This makes …

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UNEP: Government must tax chemical fertilisers and pesticides

Pesticides and chemical fertilisers are harmful to nature and human health.

United Nations Environment Programme has told the government to help farmers use organic fertilisers and biological pest control instead of synthetic fertiliser and chemical pesticides. The government charges no tax on imported chemical fertilisers and chemical pesticides. Also, these agricultural inputs are sold without 16 percent valued added tax (VAT). …

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Pesticides: ‘Kenyans need to use protective clothing’

Dr Esther Kimani, chief executive officer, Pest Control Products Board.

Pesticides are seen as useful inputs to control pests in farming. But, also, pesticides are harmful to human life, animals and the environment. In 1985, Kenya government started Pest Control Products Board to control importation, exportation, distribution, safe disposal and use of pest control products. Dr Esther Kimani, chief executive …

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