The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) is once again on the spot after a Nairobi pharmaceutical company that produces essential drugs for treatment of malaria and bacterial infections was found operating nearly one year after it failed a quality inspection test. MAC’S Pharmaceuticals was last year found in breach of approved World Health Organisation (WHO) standards following an inspection and publication of a report that recommended its immediate closure.
Trade principal secretary Chris Kiptoo said Nakumatt’s failure to attract a deep-pocketed investor by March has left its owners with two tough options - to liquidate the business or significantly restructure its operations to keep it afloat. Dr Kiptoo, however, maintained that Nakumatt’s private ownership means it has to independently reach an agreement with its bankers and suppliers – who are owed billions of shillings – with the State merely acting as a mediator. “The situation is not good.
By Mugambi MutegiThe Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has cancelled a licence given to the Central Bank of India (CBI) to operate a representative office in the country following the latter's decision to close operations in international markets. The CBI, a commercial bank, was in 2013 awarded a licence to open a representative office in Nairobi as the Indian lender sought to financial deals in the region.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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