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High costs hamper move to digital TV

Lack of affordable set-top boxes in the market has stood in the way of the country’s ambitious plan to completely migrate from analogue to digital television by the end of this year.

Speaking to Nation, the Communications Commission of Kenya assistant director for multi-media services,


Public-private partnership Bill tabled in Parliament

A Bill that seeks to make it easier for the private sector to participate in government projects was tabled in Parliament last week.

The Public Private Partnership Bill 2012, tabled by Finance minister Mr Njeru Githae if passed, will see establishment of a committee to oversee the partnerships.


Coffee prices slump for third week

Kenya’s coffee prices slumped for a third week in a row in what marketing agents say is a correction of last year’s high prices, which were witnessed in the international market.

In the last three trading sessions held on April 24, May 2 and May 15, the price of the top grade coffee of grade AA fell by 10.18 per cent.


MPs want Sh2bn boost for National Oil

Members of Parliament have proposed a Sh2billion boost for the National Oil Corporation (Nock), for it to expand its retail business and shield Kenyans from exploitation by cartels in the petroleum industry.