KenolKobil Ltd., a Kenyan fuel retailer with operations in nine other African countries, plans to be debt-free by the end of the year and is consolidating its business, Managing Director David Ohana said.
Meb Keflezighi became the first American in 31 years to win the Boston Marathon, while defending champion Rita Jeptoo took the women’s race with a course record, one year after a pair of homemade bombs killed three and injured 264 at the event’s finish line.
Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon with an unofficial time of 2 hours, eight minutes and 36 seconds, the first American male to win the race since 1983. Rita Jeptoo of Kenya won the women’s race in a course-record 2:18:57.
East African tea producers lobbied their governments to scrap value-added tax on domestic sales to help stimulate prices through increased consumption after higher output pushed auction rates to the lowest in 13 years.