Cigarette Company Opposes Potential Tax Structure - Mastermind Tobacco Kenya is opposed to a new tax regime that the countries government would like to assess to cigarette purchases. Under the new system, cigarettes will be taxed at a fixed rate, but the cigarette company doesn't think it will help with reduced revenue collection from the private sector. Fixed rate taxes on cigarettes are widely endorsed by the World Health Organization, but Mastermind has petitioned Treasury over the issue before finalization.
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A Passion for Peacemaking - Superintendant of Police Francis Kooli was born in the conflict ravaged Turkana District, maybe experiencing all that violence at such a young age led him into his peacemaking ways. Kooli recently embarked on a 155 mile walk to raise awareness for blood donation in Kenya. The blood banks in Western Kenya are all but dried up, and Kooli is hoping that his trek will help replenish them.
Kenyan Investor Shaping Delivery Business - The first multi-restaurant delivery business has been launched in Kenya. Ernie's Delivery Man faced a lot of trouble getting started, but have slowly been reaping the benefits as being the only delivery company in a bustling, urban Kenyan city. Able to deliver to either homes or offices, Ernie's is the one and only middle man between restaurants, businessmen and women, and families who decide they don't want to go out and eat.