Tuesday’s Morning Brief – Nov 18

Uganda sugar barons want full access to Kenya market

In what could compound local sugar millers’ problems, Uganda barons are demanding full access to the Kenya market — based on the East African Community’s free market rule. “… Sugar from other countries in SADC and Comesa — which are not in EAC — enters Kenya with ease. The Uganda sugar industry would want to know why,” Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association chairman Jim Kabeho said [...]

Britam ranks top in customer service survey

A Swiss market research firm has ranked Britam as the best insurance company in Kenya in quality of customer service. International Certification Association GmbH awarded Britam the QUDAL - Quality award after surveying 1,200 Kenyans on which insurance company’s products they would buy purely based on quality and not price. [...]

Online firms make a killing reselling Safaricom data units

An increasing number of traders are making a killing by reselling Safaricom’s Internet bundles at lower prices than those charged by the telecommunications firm, exposing a loophole in the company’s pricing structure. The firms, which mainly operate online portals buy internet bundles in bulk and then break them down into small bits for users. [...]

Kenyan Government to save KES 1.8 billion from ghost workers' perks

The civil service will save at least KES 1.8 billion once 12,510 ghost workers are struck off the payroll at the end of this month. This follows the countrywide biometric registration of civil servants. The 12,510 did not come forward during registration of country and national government employees [...]

Court clears prosecution of CBK boss Njuguna Ndung'u

Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Njuguna Ndung'u can now be arrested and prosecuted over the alleged irregular awarding of a KES 1.2 billion security management system tender. Justice George Odunga of the High Court dismissed the governor's application seeking to stop the Director of Public Prosecutions, [...]


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