Home > Top Story

Top Story

Editorial: Must we always fight price rise?

Men pulling handcart with water jerry cans.

County governors have rejected new law that increases permit fees water services firms pay to Water Resources Authority. County governments own water services firms working in their counties. The firms will pay Sh5 for every 1,000 litres they take from any water resource. They are paying 50 cents for 1,000 …

Read More »

Who’s shocked July weather is cold?

The diagram shows types of interactions considered in a weather forecast model. Most weather forecasts today are based on the output of complex computer programs, known as forecast models. The forecast models run on supercomputers and provide predictions on many atmospheric variables such as temperature, pressure, wind and rainfall. The diagram and text by The University of Arizona, Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Science.

Kenya Meteorology Department gives weather advices whose aim is to save life, protect property and conserve environment. Few people follow the reports and many people are surprised when the weather changes. Some of the ignored early warnings range from the current cold season to the devastating famine in 2011. On …

Read More »

Warning: Strong winds, high waves in Indian Ocean

Kenya Meteorological Department Alert

Kenya Meteorological Department has warned residents in 15 counties to be careful of “very strong winds” and “very large waves over Indian Ocean.” The counties are Marsabit, Turkana, Samburu, Isiolo, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, Kitui, Makueni, Taita Taveta, Tana River, Lamu, Kilifi, Mombasa and Kwale. Kenya Meteorological Department said there would …

Read More »

Water firms ranking: Nyeri tops again

Nyeri Water and Sewerage Company has emerged number one in a performance assessment done in 2020 by Water Services Regulatory Board. Nyeri has been leading since 2010, only missing in 2018 when it tied at top position with Ruiru-Juja Water and Sewerage Company. Nakuru Water and Sanitation Company took position …

Read More »

Good news gives farmers high yields

Agriculture ministry’s Chief Administrative Secretary Anne Nyaga opens Siakago Miraa Market Shed, in Embu county, on 16 February 2021. Farmers in Mbeere part of the county have planted miraa as an additional crop to increase their income.

Positive and uplifting stories could improve farmers’ lives and harvest. Happy and inspirational information gives farmers optimism. A recent study found happy and inspired farmers used more inputs and invested more leading to increased productivity. Researchers reviewed studies from 14 low and middle income countries in Asia and Africa. The …

Read More »

Energy: Manufacturers angry as State stops discount

Ms Phyllis Wakiaga, chief executive officer, Kenya Association of Manufacturers.

In January 2019 the government allowed manufacturers to deduct 30% of their electricity cost from their taxable profit. Manufacturers had welcomed the incentive as a reflection of the government’s commitment to the industry by lowering their production costs. But the government has stopped the incentive. In addition, manufacturers oppose the …

Read More »

Cold season: Be careful using jiko inside house

A ceramic charcoal jiko.

During cold season people are most likely to use charcoal jiko to warm themselves. But burning charcoal releases carbon monoxide which can accumulate to dangerous levels in enclosed house. Breathing high levels of carbon monoxide can cause loss of consciousness and death. Kenya Meteorological Department’s June-July-August report shows that 15 …

Read More »