Financial Standard

Raila: For each shilling spent on investment, another is pocketed
  Comments - 3 weeks ago

Raila Odinga on Monday said if elected his government will deal with corruption which he blamed for high rate of unemployment in the country.

Meet the shy billionaire behind Eldoret’s Sh200b industrial park
  Comments - 1 month ago

Kenya’s list of billionaires is pretty brief and easy to remember. It includes individuals such as Equity’s Chairman Peter Munga, industrialists Chris Kirubi, Prandeep Paunrhana, Naushad Merali and Manu Chandaria among other household names.

Ex-accountant who found fortune in moving middle class to new homes
  Comments - 1 month ago

For nine years, he diligently served his employer, ensuring books of accounts were balanced. This only prepared Sam Kihara on how to make his own money.

Hennessy; Why we want a piece of Kenya's luxury market
  Comments - 1 month ago

During a gala to celebrate Hennessey’s 250-year anniversary in Johannesburg recently, the firm’s president Bernard Peillon met Kenyan guests who challenged him to make Kenya one of the destinations in his next visit to Sub-Saharan Africa.

How Industrial Area was planned
  Comments - 1 month ago

The Industrial Area was never an unplanned zone. The zone which was mooted way back in the 19th century got a better plan in 1948, but unfortunately, the plan was trashed by the colonialist government and afterwards by independent Kenya.

Embarrassing neglect of Kenya’s manufacturing hub
  Comments - 1 month ago

Construction of Likoni Road and Enterprise Road which dissect Nairobi’s Industrial Area has stalled.

Taxpayers’ exposure to guaranteed debts
  Comments - 1 month ago

Guaranteeing someone a loan means you shoulder the burden in case of default. Similarly, Kenya has given guarantees to private businesses worth billions of shillings aimed at encouraging investments.

The early financing that helped propel Kenya’s industrialisation
  Comments - 1 month ago

In the 1970s, Kenya was in a hurry to develop economically. A decade had passed since African leaders took over power and they were now searching for a quick solution to place the economy in mwananchi’s hands.

Building a strong savings culture will take all hands on deck
  Comments - 1 month ago

Kenyan millennials are a worried lot. This is despite an overwhelming optimism towards realising their personal goals, beyond what their parents were able to achieve.

Drawn by wildebeest, tourists pour into Kenya despite possible poll violence
  Comments - 1 month ago

Tourists to Kenya are shrugging off fears of potential violence during elections in August, pouring into the East African country in droves for a chance of seeing the annual wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara.

When Nairobi hawkers come to you with knives, axes
  Comments - 1 month ago

: It is 5:30 pm. You are tired and all you are looking forward to is getting home. But then, the menace of traffic orchestrated by some traffic officer that has plans to make your day more worse than it has been stalls you.

How we acquired Fidelity Commercial Bank for Sh100
  Comments - 1 month ago

A Sh100 note might not be enough to get you to work and back home if you use public transport.

What Barclays boss plans after exit of 100-year brand
  Comments - 1 month ago

The year is 2020. A Barclays Bank of Kenya (BBK) customer walks past Moi Avenue to Mama Ngina Street into the flagship Queensway Branch.

New book policy spells doom for publishing companies
  Comments - 1 month ago

The recent policy-change by Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i to have one text book per subject in elementary, primary and secondary education, might as well be calling the hangman to finish the job by tightening the noose harder around the neck for both Kenyan publishing and book selling companies.