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Kenya's export earnings up by 17pc to Sh667b
The 'Business Intelligence Tool' shows export volumes increased from 643.7 billion tonnes in 2020 to 743.7 billion tonnes in 2021
By Moses Omusolo 9 days ago
Kenya's export earnings up by 17pc to Sh667b
Afrilabs network Sh180 million fund invites techies
Afrilabs and ABAN are inviting applications for its inaugural African start-ups matching fund dubbed Catlytic Africa which provides a platform for doubling or tripling early-stage investments.
By Moses Omusolo 14 days ago
Afrilabs network Sh180 million fund invites techies
Ghana beats Kenya in new energy financing
Ghana exports excess power to its neighbours - Benin, Burkina Faso and Togo.
By Moses Omusolo 15 days ago
Ghana beats Kenya in new energy financing
UK, Dutch development institutions commit Sh14b for Africa projects
At least 20 per cent of the capital committed to AIIF4 will be invested in climate finance qualifying projects.
By Moses Omusolo 21 days ago
UK, Dutch development institutions commit Sh14b for Africa projects
SGR moved the highest cargo volumes in July
SGR operator Afristar moved 543,944 tonnes of cargo compared to 361,308 over the same period last year.
By Moses Omusolo 20 days ago
SGR moved the highest cargo volumes in July
Fund targets local SMEs with Sh60 million in grants
USADF provides seed capital and local project management assistance to address some of the continent's biggest challenges, particularly among women and youth.
By Moses Omusolo 21 days ago
Fund targets local SMEs with Sh60 million in grants
Tourism earnings double to Sh167 billion on sector recovery
On reasons for travel, “visiting family and friends” brought in 274,722 people while business and events drew 258,889 visitors.
By Moses Omusolo 25 days ago
Tourism earnings double to Sh167 billion on sector recovery
Former KAM boss to chair Kenya Roads Board
Kenya Roads Board (KRB) has tapped the former Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) Chief Executive Phyllis Wakiaga to chair its board for the next three years.
By Moses Omusolo 26 days ago
Former KAM boss to chair Kenya Roads Board
State banks on Africa free trade area to grow country's exports
The policy brief says tariff changes will boost the competitiveness of Kenya’s products. Action plan is anchored on the expected rebound of the manufacturing sector.
By Moses Omusolo 26 days ago
State banks on Africa free trade area to grow country's exports
Over 300 firms comply with new data regulations
The Data Protection (Registration of Data Controllers and Data Processors) Regulations, 2021 were gazetted on 14 January this year.
By Moses Omusolo 28 days ago
Over 300 firms comply with new data regulations
Dutch lender targets Kenyan start-ups with Sh90 million funding
SBC AfriTech is expected to host its “FastTrack” scouting events in more than 10 countries.
By Moses Omusolo 28 days ago
Dutch lender targets Kenyan start-ups with Sh90 million funding
Lobby blames State for botched unga subsidy initiative
Prices consequently rose sharply in subsequent months following a drought and a surge in prices of fertiliser, with a two-kilogramme (2kg) packet retailing for as high as Sh230 in some outlets.
By Moses Omusolo 1 month ago
Lobby blames State for botched unga subsidy initiative
Kenya primed for Sh11b renewable energy funding
Lagos-based infrastructure financier Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) is targeting Kenya with more than Sh11 billion in investments in renewable energy projects.
By Moses Omusolo 1 month ago
Kenya primed for Sh11b renewable energy funding
Report: Sales of solar appliances declined by 16 per cent on taxes
Gogla is the global association for the off-grid solar energy industry and is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
By Moses Omusolo 1 month ago
Report: Sales of solar appliances declined by 16 per cent on taxes
Fund for start-ups with climate resilience projects
Catalyst Fund is seeking to finance early-stage start-ups building climate resilience solutions in Africa to scale.
By Moses Omusolo 1 month ago
Fund for start-ups with climate resilience projects
Kenya prepares for avocado exports to Malaysia market
Kakuzi Managing Director Chris Flowers said the Malaysian audit team had conducted field audits and protocols assessments at the firm’s Makuyu avocado orchards and packhouse.
By Moses Omusolo 1 month ago
Kenya prepares for avocado exports to Malaysia market
US agency invites local SMES to apply for Sh600 million development grant
The USAID Africa trade and investment programme is a five-year mechanism managed by USAID Bureau for Africa and implemented by DAI under the Prosper Africa Initiative.
By Moses Omusolo 1 month ago
US agency invites local SMES to apply   for Sh600 million development grant
Incubation hub to inject Sh5b into agribusiness
It is being implemented jointly with eight selected county governments of Machakos, Kisii, Uasin Gishu, Isiolo, Bungoma, Meru, Kiambu, and Kilifi.
By Moses Omusolo 1 month ago
Incubation hub to inject Sh5b into agribusiness
Kenya tea exports fall 28 per cent over Ukraine war
The sales declined to 36.6 million kilogrammes (Kgs) from the 50.8 million kilogrammes sold in the same period last year. 
By Moses Omusolo 1 month ago
Kenya tea exports fall 28 per cent over Ukraine war
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Comeback kings: Former governors reclaim seats
Lusaka garnered 244,298 votes against Wangamati’s 140,298 votes to win Bungoma seat. Irungu emerged the winner after defeating Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi.
By Moses Omusolo 1 month ago
Comeback kings: Former governors reclaim seats
Babu Owino, David Gikaria retain MP seats
MPs Babu Owino and David Gikaria have retained their seats in the Embakasi East and Nakuru East parliamentary races respectively.
By Moses Omusolo 1 month ago
Babu Owino, David Gikaria retain MP seats
William Ruto allies carry the day in Meru
Imenti Central MP Moses Kirima has been re-elected on Deputy President William Ruto's United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket.
By Moses Omusolo 1 month ago
William Ruto allies carry the day in Meru
Let's disappoint doomsday scribes and purveyors of untruths on polls
What sort of government would they form, if they lie to us on things that are already online? It is such things that make outsiders consider us the children of a lesser god.
By Moses Omusolo 1 month ago
Let's disappoint doomsday scribes and purveyors of untruths on polls
Finally, you must pick one side and live with the decision for five years
Disinformation is real. Let’s keep ourselves informed with facts, not personality-based propaganda. Let’s keep our sanity by following #TusibleedNdioWalead #ElectionsBilaNoma #FumbuaUkweli.
By Moses Omusolo 1 month ago
Finally, you must pick one side and live with the decision for five years
How hotels are changing to accommodate millennial lifestyle
Globally, the hospitality trends have been changing, catalysed in recent times by the Covid-19 pandemic.
By Moses Omusolo 2 months ago
How hotels are changing to accommodate millennial lifestyle
Hockey: Gilly Okumu to captain Kenya at Commonwealth Games
Strathmore University Scorpions striker Gilly Okumu will captain the national women’s hockey team at the Commonwealth Games
By Moses Omusolo 2 months ago
Hockey: Gilly Okumu to captain Kenya at Commonwealth Games
Stanbic splashes Sh6.9b to support women businesses
Stanbic Bank Kenya Chief Executive Charles Mudiwa said the lender was honoured to have had the opportunity to support women through its women's banking solution (DADA).
By Moses Omusolo 3 months ago
Stanbic splashes Sh6.9b to support women businesses
Regulator recovers over Sh38m from rogue insurers
In the year under review, CAK investigated at least 50 cases of abuse of buyer power.
By Moses Omusolo 3 months ago
Regulator recovers over Sh38m from rogue insurers
Regulator recovers over Sh38m from rogue insurers
In the year under review, CAK investigated at least 50 cases of abuse of buyer power.
By Moses Omusolo 3 months ago
Regulator recovers over Sh38m from rogue insurers
Google to train more than 1,000 small businesses on e-commerce
It comes at a time when Google’s ongoing commitment to supporting small businesses in Africa.
By Moses Omusolo 3 months ago
Google to train more than 1,000 small businesses on e-commerce
Kenya Power moves to cut costly outages with Sh2.3b live line laboratory
Kenya Power has been outsourcing live line services at a cost of Sh36 million annually.
By Moses Omusolo 3 months ago
Kenya Power moves to cut costly outages with Sh2.3b live line laboratory
More women-led enterprises eye Sh7 million seed funding
The programme said the additional grants are set to be disbursed under the business capital needs, subject to milestones achieved.
By Moses Omusolo 3 months ago
More women-led enterprises eye Sh7 million seed funding
UN telecoms body wants 2.9b people linked to internet
Sh50 trillion is required to reach universal broadband connectivity by 2030.
By Moses Omusolo 3 months ago
UN telecoms body wants 2.9b people linked to internet
Inefficient payment systems slowing growth of SMEs
About 70 per cent of SMEs surveyed say the global payment network helped them endure the pandemic
By Moses Omusolo 4 months ago
Inefficient payment systems slowing growth of SMEs
Ecobank inks partnership deal with varsities to train women in leadership
Pan African banking Group Ecobank is targeting Kenya’s businesswomen with advanced leadership skills.
By Moses Omusolo 4 months ago
Ecobank inks partnership deal with varsities to train women in leadership
Bamburi, IFC to boost procurement opportunities for women
Bamburi Cement has partnered with the IFC on a gender programme that supports the company to increase procurement opportunities for women-owned enterprises.
By Moses Omusolo 4 months ago
Bamburi, IFC to boost procurement opportunities for women
Fund to pump Sh87.2 million into rural firms in Turkana
Over 40 firms in Turkana County are set to benefit from a Sh87.2 million fund.
By Moses Omusolo 4 months ago
Fund to pump Sh87.2 million into rural firms in Turkana
CBK will not extend licensing deadline
Digital credit providers that will not have applied for licensing by September 17 this year risk State sanctions.
By Moses Omusolo 4 months ago
CBK will not extend licensing deadline
Glovo boosts 4,000 small businesses with ICT skills
On-demand delivery firm Glovo has helped more than 4,000 small businesses reach greater heights through ICT mentorship.
By Moses Omusolo 4 months ago
Glovo boosts 4,000 small businesses with ICT skills
Kenya is most diversified mobile money market
Kenya ranked second on consumers who used mobile money for savings at 33 per cent.
By Moses Omusolo 5 months ago
Kenya is most diversified mobile money market