— Government ratifies new rules allowing more foreign direct investment in special economic zones in counties, where the regional governments would now have powers to allocate land to investors. (Daily Nation)

— At least 30 former Kenyans are running for other countries in the Rio Olympics in Brazil after switching citizenship. (The Standard)

— Opposition Cord is under pressure to name its presidential candidate as time ticks towards 2017 elections. The coalition led by three principals is yet to determine how to pick its flagbearer who will face President Uhuru Kenyatta. (The Star)

— Kenya buys 36 million U.S. dollars ship to patrol its Indian Ocean territory as the country steps up campaign against illegal fishing, which has seen it lose up to 10 million dollars annually. (Business Daily)

— County governments push to retain deal with government over provision of free maternity services to millions of women as the latter seeks to push the initiative to hospital insurance fund. (People Daily) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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