Otiato Guguyu is a Kenyan writer and journalist at the Daily Nation Business Desk. He currently reports on agriculture, economic affairs, insurance, transport and logistics. He is also a poet with great interest in philosophy.
The Government has not acquired a single share in local subsidiaries of British currency printing firm De La Rue despite several budgetary allocations, it has emerged. Filings at the Registrar of Companies seen by The Standard indicate that the Government has no shareholding in De La Rue Currency and Security Print Ltd (trading) and De La Rue Kenya EPZ Ltd (dormant) despite public pronouncements by the National Treasury that it has been making regular payments for the shares.
The Central Bank of Kenya has been accused of influencing the currency printing tender to ensure a British currency printer got the deal. The recent ruling by the Public Procurement Administrative Review Board places the Governor, who has garnered a reputation for playing by the book, in the eye of the storm.
It could be the end of the road for healthcare provider Bliss GVS after its Indian parent company decided to pull the plug on the provision of medical care in Kenya, citing over-reliance on tenders. Mumbai-based Bliss GVS Pharma has said it instead wants to focus on expanding its pharmaceutical business in the country. This may signal the end of what looked to be a promising venture in the provision of cheap and accessible healthcare for millions of Kenyans.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
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
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".