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Kenya’s president names new cabinet

Kenya President William Ruto.

Kenyan President William Ruto on Tuesday named his nominees to the Cabinet to help steer the country after the 9 August general election. Mr Ruto has retained Mr Simon Chelugui giving him the ministry of Co-operatives and Small Enterprises Development. The president nominated current and former lawmakers to the cabinet. …

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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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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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