De La Rue
Thomas De La Rue, who print the currency for Kenya and many other countries have launched a PR. campaign at a time when their contract to print Kenya’s currency is up for review. De La Rue point out that they have invested in a 3 billion shilling factory in Nairobi where they print many world currencies, employ 300 trained Kenyans and contribute 600 million shillings annually to the Kenyan economy.
De La Rue have printed Kenya’s currency since independence, but have faced stiff competition from new companies and politicians, including one arm of Anglo-Leasing.
Italians at the Coast
Italian Residents of Malindi and Coast Province have also launched a PR campaign to refute allegations that they engage in drug trafficking and prostitution activities. They point out that they are responsible for 85% of the tourism business in Malindi, and are behind numerous community & charitable activities. Also that, out of the 1,000 Italians on the island, only 5 have been investigated for criminal activities over the last 27 years
There’s a chain mail going round urging Kenyans to boycott Delamere products following the controversial dismissal of murder charges against Delamere’s grandson who had shot and killed a Wildlife ranger.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Chirau Ali Mwakwere wants the High Court to increase the 3 million shillings awarded to him following a successful defamation suit against Royal Media Services.