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Joblessness soars. Jobs go begging Worth Noting: I spoke to my weekly street garbage collection truck driver outside my office. Asking me to call him Dave, he said with a smile, “If I get an offer as tempting as that, I will surely leave this job and go for the long-haul job.” Home care providers …

By: Isaac Thuku @MountKenyaTimes Africa’s aviation industry players have called for consolidation of the airlines to boost the continent’s performance in air traffic. Abdérahmane Berthé – African Airlines Association (AFRAA) – Secretary General says that a crucial element in the success of the African airlines is consolidation and collaboration. Berthé who spoke yesterday during a …

By: Angela Maina  @MountKenyaTimes The Senate Energy committee will push downward review of the pump prices, Chairperson Ephraim Maina has said. Speaking in Mathira yesterday, the Nyeri Senator said the government must implement price control to cushion Kenyans from exorbitant prices of essential commodities amid public outcry over the latest review. “As a committee, we …

Shamokwale254@gmail.com Worth Noting: Most of the time we would enjoy free shows watching God’s creations sun dried in the lake shores. Strolling by the lake shores we would collect debris deposited by waves and tides. Most of the time we would find utensils, plastics, cloths and ornaments but at some occasions we would find both …

Worth Noting: The youth make up the nearly over 75% of the world’s largest population and life spanned to live longer than the people taking decisions now. The young people are important because they are the present and shape the future. Today they might be our partners, tomorrow they will go on to become leaders. …

By: David Kinyanjui  @MountKenyaTimes Petrol and diesel prices hit a historic high from midnight Tuesday in what has caused public outrage over the high cost of living. The price of petrol jumped 6% to 134.72 shillings per liter in Nairobi, while diesel and kerosene sells at Sh115.60, Sh110.82 respectively. The new rates will be effective …

Husqvarna Group’s venture capital arm has recently invested €1 Million to take an equity stake in Gamma Technologies. Gamma is the fifth investment for Husqvarna Group’s venture capital fund where the aim is to collaborate and help grow start-ups in areas of digital disruption that impact the Group’s industries. “Gamma is innovating in an area …

Thunes, a global leader in cross-border payments, today announced the launch of a new service corridor for users of M-Pesa Tanzania, enabling Tanzanians to seamlessly move money from their M-Pesa mobile wallets directly to any bank account in Kenya and Rwanda. Thunes and M-Pesa Tanzania have been working together since 2018, with M-Pesa Tanzania using Thunes’ …

Having hosted the Eustonian president, it poses a great challenge to Kenyans that gender inequality is still a big issue in Kenya. Most Kenyans were surprised that the president is female. The mentality of men making the best leaders is still very dominant. But can we really judge leadership capability based on gender? In our …

SGR Cargo train on the move

By: Isaac Thuku  @MountKenyaTimes A railway line linking the standard gauge railway and the meter gauge railway in Naivasha will be complete in a month time. Once linked, it will see the transportation of cargo from Mombasa to Naivasha done through the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), and later through the meter-gauge rail from Naivasha to …