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Kenya’s government is working on innovative ways of delivering affordable houses to Kenyans, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

Speaking at the first Session of the UN-Habitat Assembly at Gigiri in Nairobi, the president said that the government has embraced new building technologies and is actively involving the private sector as a key partner in the delivery of one of the key promises of his administration’s Big 4 development agenda.

He said traditional approaches to the housing challenges have failed to keep up with the rising demands for decent shelter as the population expands. “So we are keenly focused on the manner in which we improve the provision of this service,” the President added.

“Our ambition to provide our citizens with affordable housing is entrenched in our Constitution 2010 which ascribes the right to accessible and adequate housing and reasonable standards of sanitation. It is also aligned to the UN 2030 …

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The European Union (EU) envoys have pledged their support to Kenyan government on the war against graft and counterfeits.

This took place during the ambassadors’ meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi ahead of the launch of a dialogue forum between the Kenya Private Sector Alliance and European Union Business Council.

According to the President’s Strategic Communications Unit (PSCU) the EU envoys to Kenya have, in one united voice, declared their full support for the ongoing purge against runaway corruption and the crackdown on counterfeit goods in the country.

According to statistics relesed by the Kenya Association of manufacturers (KAM) on counterfeit, many counterfeit products evade taxation, and in doing so they appropriate huge portions of the national revenues.

“This explains the recent upsurge of fictitious invoicing which has been flagged by the Kenya Revenue Authority facilitate tax evasion. The Government has declared loss of billions of Kenya …

Microsoft has unveiled plans to set up a technology development centre in Kenya.

The American technology giant Microsoft Corporation unveiled its plans during a meeting hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi.

Top executives of Microsoft led by Vice President for Gaming Phil Spencer said the Africa Development Centre will serve the Eastern Africa region.

According to a statement from Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU), the technology centre, the seventh globally, will not only be the corporation’s gateway to the region, but carries huge potential for jobs and business opportunities for tech-savvy Kenyan youth in the various ICT specializations.

Mr Spencer said, as a start, the corporation will soon absorb 100 local engineers, vacancies that were announced in March.

President Kenyatta welcomed the new initiative and assured Microsoft of his full support.

“You can count on my 100 per cent support. I want this to be a transparent partnership …