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MP wants Kenya-Somalia border opened for free trade, tracking of entrants

By ADOW MOHAMED Horndiplomat-Wajir East MP Abass Sheikh Mohamed wants the Kenya-Somalia border opened for free movement of goods and services. He said the “official but unpractical” closure of the border has led to inflow of contraband goods and illicit weapons. Kenya shares more than 800km-long border...

Kenya banking industry body says opposes interest rate caps

By George Obulutsa Horndiplomat-NAIROBI - Changes to Kenya's banking law that will cap commercial lending rates at 400 basis points above the central bank's benchmark rate will drive high-risk borrowers into informal financial services and damage small business, an industry body said. The east African state's parliament...

In Kenya, the world’s largest refugee camp is invited to please shut down

Horndiplomat-DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP, Kenya — Nafiso Mohamed Noor says she never wants to go back to Somalia. But if the Kenyan government follows through with its plan to close the world's largest refugee camp by the end of the year, she may not have...

Kenya jails ivory kingpin for 20 years

Horndiplomat-On Friday, a Mombasa law court sentenced Feisal Mohamed Ali to 20 years in jail after finding him guilty of illegal possession of ivory worth 44 million shillings (US $440,000). The court also imposed a fine of 20 million shillings. This landmark ruling by the...

More trade with Kenya would win Somaliland recognition

By KOIGI WA MWERE Horndiplomat-Currently there is an economic crisis in Meru County because Kenyan miraa is banned in Somalia in retaliation for the closure of the Dabaab Refugee Camp. It is also banned in the UK, the European Union by al Shabaab upon unscientific claims...

Kenya Government wants ,Somaliland agreement over miraa sale

Horndiplomat-Meru County Governor Peter Munya has urged the government to promote the Miraa market in Somaliland that buys most of its Miraa plant from Ethiopia. Munya who was speaking at Kabachi in Igembe North Sub County during the burial of the late Mzee Peter Njilu...

Kenya:Our Generation will See Healthcare in Africa on Par with the Rest of the World

By John Flannery, President and CEO at GE Healthcare Horndiplomat-Packed securely inside the boxes in the picture above was a new mammography system, being ferried upstream from the Port of Lamu in Kenya, where I traveled last month, to a small rural town, where women...

Kenya:63-year-old who set up school goes to class for the first time

By KAZUNGU SAMUEL HornDiplomat-Mzee was pained when he was barred from committee of school he founded. A 63-year-old man who started a school in Ganze but was blocked from sitting on its management committee because he was illiterate has gone back to school. An emotional Mzee Kazungu...

Nobel Prize Winner Malala YousafZai Visits In Kenya In the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

Horn Diplomat:-DADAAB, Kenya — Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is spending her 19th birthday in Kenya in the world's largest refugee camp? to draw attention to the global refugee crisis, especially as the Dadaab camp faces pressure to close. Malala's spokesman, Taylor Royle, said the education...

Al-Shabaab militants overrun Kenyan police outpost

Horn Diplomat-Over 100 al-Shabaab militants attacked and overpowered a Kenyan police station on Saturday, the latest in a series of attacks by the Somalia-based militant group. Police confirmed that the early-morning attack took place in the north-eastern town of Wajir, about 50 kilometers (31 miles)...