By George Tubei
The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to Kenya’s Craftskills Energy Limited for a feasibility study to develop a 50-megawatt wind power plant with integrated battery storage capacity in Kajiado, Kenya.
Actis, a leading investor in growth markets across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, is co-developing the project with Craftskills. U.S. firm Delphos International will execute the study.
Abbott, a leading global healthcare company, announced Thursday the opening of its second office in sub-Saharan Africa at The Watermark – Nairobi Garage Business Park.
The new office will function as the headquarters for the company’s operations in East Africa and is intended to support expanded growth opportunities for Abbott, both locally and in the region. Abbott’s other office in sub-Saharan Africa has been based in Johannesburg, South Africa, since 1940.
BY JUSTIN WORLAND
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: JULY 2, 2019
When the Kenyan government had second thoughts about allowing the country’s first coal-fired power plant, the Trump Administration’s representative in the country protested.
U.S. Ambassador Kyle McCarter, a Trump appointee who previously served as a Republican state senator in Illinois, went on Twitter to argue in a string of tweets that coal is environmentally sound, that the plant would boost the country’s economy and that a critical analysis of the plant from a clean energy think tank amounted only to the work of “highly paid protestors.” Read more
By BRIAN OJAMAA
A church in Webuye, in Kenya recently organised free cancer screening and treatment of other ailments for residents. The free medical camp in Nangolo village was set up by Webuye New Hope Compel in partnership with American Christian doctors from Compel international Outreach Centre. Read more
By John Wanjohi
US-based Kenyan Nuclear Medicine expert John Gitau Wairimu has advised the Kenyan government on how to address the cancer menace in the country.
Gitau, who made history by being among the first four students in the United States to graduate with a Master’s degree in Nuclear Medicine in 2017, said the government’s main focus should be to diagnose cancer in the early stages. Read more
Two University of Virginia students will study next school year in Europe and Africa, thanks to the Gilman Scholarship program.
Monica Sandoval-Vasquez, of Manassas, will study engineering at Valencia Polytechnic University in Spain, while Jenna Owens of Perris, California, will travel, study and work on an independent study in Kenya. Read more