The money we throw out in old electronics
Mr Philip Wahome has made a name for himself as Nairobi’s go-to-guy for people looking to make an extra shilling from old electronics.
By Lillian Kiarie and Ally Jamah 9 years ago
The money we throw out in old electronics
Corporate Q&A with General Cable’s General Manager
The entry of US-based General Cable — a distributor and manufacturer of aluminium, copper and optical fibre cables — into the Kenyan market is expected to intensify competition in the regional cabling industry.
By Lillian Kiarie 9 years ago
Corporate Q&A with General Cable’s General Manager
Web store Dukalako joins Kenya’s growing e-Commerce space
Living abroad can be lonely, but it can also create an avenue that exposes you to different technologies that can be adapted to suit the realities in one’s home country.
By Lillian Kiarie 9 years ago
Web store Dukalako joins Kenya’s growing e-Commerce space
Rural connectivity poor
Africa’s growth in mobile telephony has been remarkable. But lack of adequate infrastructure to support telecommunication providers to connect rural communities to the internet is the biggest setback, a leading African Internet Service Provider says.
By Lillian Kiarie 9 years ago
Rural connectivity poor
From street child to computer guru, gospel artiste
Samuel Kantai, 24, had a difficult childhood — he grew up in a broken home and spent three years as a street boy before he was taken to an orphanage.
By Lillian Kiarie 9 years ago
From street child to computer guru, gospel artiste
Thorn melon: The prickly fruit offering rich pickings
Mr John Mureithi came across the thorn melon in his quest to add to the variety of nutritious plants in his farm.
By Lillian Kiarie 9 years ago
Thorn melon: The prickly fruit offering rich pickings
Insurance firm targets low income earners
Kenindia Insurance is tapping into counties to grow its market share. The insurer says it is launching products for low-income earners in its bid to gain larger market share and help more Kenyans access affordable insurance services.
By Lillian Kiarie 9 years ago
Insurance firm targets low income earners
Photographer with an eye on the film industry
His pictures have captured the attention of thousands on social media, and he has built a reputation as a rising photographer. Ironically, Armstrong Too is not a fan of having his own pictures taken.
By Lillian Kiarie 9 years ago
Photographer with an eye on the film industry
Africa’s youngest billionaire
Having a fortune worth more than half the current value of Kenya’s Eurobond, and being dubbed Africa’s youngest billionaire while still in his 20s by Forbes, has not gone to Mr Ashish Thakkar’s head.
By Lillian Kiarie 9 years ago
Africa’s youngest billionaire
Bamboo turns Kenyan farmers into millionaires
Mr Boniface Soli, 55, has been working at the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (Kefri), Muguga along the Nakuru-Naivasha highway, for over 26 years. This experience convinced him bamboo farming is one of the most lucrative businesses one can engage in.
By Lillian Kiarie 9 years ago
Bamboo turns Kenyan farmers into millionaires
He quit school at 17, now he helps young people build their talent
At 17,Alister Swart dropped out of school because he disliked having to follow rules. He ran away from home, and with no education, the only job he could get was as a waiter.
By Lillian Kiarie 9 years ago
He quit school at 17, now he helps young people build their talent
Lobbies want Rotich to clarify on new tax policies
Professional lobbies want National Treasury Cabinet Treasury Henry Rotich to come clean on whether the income tax will be raised to finance the over Sh200 billion 2014/2015 budget deficit.
By Lillian Kiarie 9 years ago
Lobbies want Rotich to clarify on new tax policies
Gulf Bank unveils ladies only financing product
Gulf African Bank (GAB) Saturday launched a ladies only financing product to empower women set up their own businesses.
By LILLIAN KIARIE 9 years ago
Gulf Bank unveils ladies only financing product
Groundnut farmer pockets Sh1m every crop season
The 48-year Timothy Simiyu has been reaping good returns from ground nut farming. The former Primary school teacher started farming Manipinta and Red Valencia groundnuts in his maize farm in Musonga, Siaya County, whilst in search of additional income.
By LILLIAN KIARIE 9 years ago
Groundnut farmer pockets Sh1m every crop season
Corporate Interview with CEO Antone Wambura
Antone Wambura, CEO, Crescent Takaful is a man who in line of duty, has mastered the art of business management. When time was ripe, he branched out to form his own firm, Crescent Takaful Sacco — the first sharia compliant Sacco in Kenya.
By Lillian Kiarie 9 years ago
Corporate Interview with CEO Antone Wambura
Juggling between classes and hawking to make ends meet
I am a 22-year-old hardworking lady who follows her dreams. I am quite reserved and artistic. I am also a go-getter striving to achieve the best in life.
By Lillian Kiarie 9 years ago
Juggling between classes and hawking to make ends meet
From Sh20,000 seed capital, farmer rakes in Sh140,000 monthly
The past 11 years were frustrating to the 25 year Stanley Lagat. His job saw him only earn a paltry Sh3, 310 monthly. Though he was in love with his career, the returns were dismal, with financial strains weighing down on him.
By Lillian Kiarie 9 years ago
From Sh20,000 seed  capital, farmer rakes in Sh140,000 monthly
Farmers cash in on tasty, healthy crickets
Mr Otieno Alula, a cricket farmer in Bondo, is accustomed to people turning up their noses at his trade.
By Lillian Kiarie 9 years ago
Farmers cash in on tasty, healthy crickets
Accounting: A time-based profession that requires discipline
With her career in finance and accounting spanning about 20 years at some of Kenya’s top firms, Ms Rosemary Kinanu Gituma’s humility is refreshing.
By Lillian Kiarie 9 years ago
Accounting: A time-based profession that requires discipline
'If you have to be pushed to do what is required of you, then you’re in the wrong job'
Amir Grinberg wants his work done just so, which is also how he likes his coffee. The over six-foot-tall man also has an enviable poker face, and a soft spot for wildlife photos, which you can tell from his office walls.
By Lillian Kiarie 9 years ago
'If you have to be pushed to do what is required of you, then you’re in the wrong job'
Grow your money with tree tomato venture
In a small village near Limuru Town, there is a garden that yields rich juices and refined fruit salads.
By LILLIAN KIARIE 9 years ago
Grow your money with tree tomato venture
Enterprising law student finds profit in dog breeding and research
Naomi Waruguru, 24, is a student at the Kenya School of Law, a researcher and a budding dog breeder and chicken farmer.
By LILLIAN KIARIE 9 years ago
Enterprising law student finds profit in dog breeding and research
Golden birds: Why you should rear ostriches
Sh300 can buy you a host of different things, among them, an ostrich ride. Or if you are going with children, Sh150 for each of them. The experience on the back of an ostrich is best had at Maasai Ostrich Farm Resort in Kitengela, about 45 kilometres from Nairobi.
By LILLIAN KIARIE 10 years ago
Golden birds: Why you should rear ostriches
Pomato: The plant that yields both potatoes, tomatoes
After losing his job as a matatu conductor in Kiambu town due to overindulging in alcohol, Wangoto* became a petty thief to survive.
By By LILLIAN KIARIE 10 years ago
Pomato: The plant that yields both potatoes, tomatoes
Amrote Abdella Microsoft’s director for virtual capital and startups
Microsoft’s director for virtual capital and startups, Amrote Abdella, is scaling great heights at just 32. She has held top positions at international corporations, including the World Economic Forum and World Bank — and she’s just getting started.
By LILLIAN KIARIE 10 years ago
Amrote Abdella Microsoft’s director for virtual capital and startups
Turn any outdoor space into a vegetable garden
Mary Atieno, a single parent and Kibera resident, has had a rough number of years in the informal settlement.
By LILLIAN KIARIE 10 years ago
Turn any outdoor space into a vegetable garden
TV editor squeezes out extra income from writing
Kevin Otiende, 24, is not satisfied with being good at just one thing. He has resolved to put in the extra effort needed to make the most of his career in communications, and it is paying off.
By LILLIAN KIARIE 10 years ago
TV editor squeezes out extra income from writing
The brains behind Sh42m Kilifi Mandharini luxury homes
At 46, Mr Ashton Towler is confident he has found his passion. He has the good fortune of knowing where he wants to be and what he needs to do to get there.
By LILLIAN KIARIE 10 years ago
The brains behind Sh42m Kilifi Mandharini luxury homes
Find sweet success with exotic melons
Sweet melons are giving me sweet returns. One fruit weighing around two kilos retails at an average of Sh130, and in a month I can sell up to five tonnes of the fruit
By LILLIAN KIARIE 10 years ago
Find sweet success with exotic melons
Former Israeli pilot on mission to boost Kenya’s e-commerce
“If you’ve watched the 1996 film Jerry Maguire, you’ll recall the phrase ‘Show me the Money’. The lead character, played by Tom Cruise, is not up for a small talk while trying to cut a deal; all he wants to be assured of is that there is money.”
By Lillian Kiarie 10 years ago
Former Israeli pilot on mission to boost Kenya’s e-commerce
Start your own duck dynasty with Sh3,000
Dawn finds Mr Edward Kamau on the busy Thika Highway transporting ducks to his customers. Business has been good since he started marketing his products on social media platforms and e-commerce sites.
By Lillian Kiarie 10 years ago
Start your own duck dynasty with Sh3,000
Sh500b State funds cannot be accounted for
As much as Sh500 billion State cash could have been squandered or cannot be accounted for since 2012.
By Lillian Kiarie 10 years ago
Sh500b State funds cannot be accounted for
Re-entry of French firm stirs up battle for smartphone market
Competition in the smartphone market has heightened with the re-entrance of a French mobile phone manufacturer targeting the youth and middle-income earners in Kenya. Infinix Mobility, previously dubbed as Sagem Wireless, in partnership with Safaricom has introduced a sleek high-end smartphone in its retail outlets countrywide.
By Lillian Kiarie 10 years ago
Re-entry of French firm stirs up battle for smartphone market
State officials sabotaging my work, Auditor General says
Auditor General Edward Ouko has raised alarm over the existence of saboteurs in his office. He points the turf wars to vast corruption networks in Government.
By LILLIAN KIARIE 10 years ago
State officials sabotaging my work, Auditor General says
StanChart launches first Saadiq branch in Kenya
Standard Chartered Bank Tuesday launched its Islamic banking offering under the brand name of Saadiq. Saadiq, which means ‘truthful’ in Arabic, represents the institution’s Islamic banking proposition offered across the world to Muslim and non-Muslim clients.
By LILLIAN KIARIE 10 years ago
StanChart launches first Saadiq branch in Kenya
How to turn trash to cash — with zero capital
The average Kenyan generates 0.5 kilogrammes of solid waste every day, according to studies done by the World Bank.
By Lillian Kiarie 10 years ago
How to turn trash to cash — with zero capital
Kili: New service seeks to get companies to think local in cloud computing
Adam Nelson, a New Yorker, has found greener pastures in Kenya. The American moved to the country last year and has launched a service that allows organisations to use local cloud infrastructure to support their operations.
By Lillian Kiarie 10 years ago
Kili: New service seeks to get companies to think local in cloud computing
‘Being a CEO is not a walk in the park’
After two decades as a marketer, Susan Makobu felt she was ready to branch out and start her own company. Now in her 40s, the CEO of Progress Partners discusses the challenges she faces in making the transition, and the achievements that have made it all worth it.
By Lillian Kiarie 10 years ago
‘Being a CEO is not a walk in the park’
Canadian firm targets rural Kenya with solar laptops
Canadian Communications Company WeWi plans to launch its solar powered laptops in Kenya. The laptops will enhance Internet penetration in remote areas as well as bridge the digital divide between towns and villages.
By Lillian Kiarie 10 years ago
Canadian firm targets rural Kenya with solar laptops
Insurers set their sights on youth to widen penetration
Underwriters are targeting youthful population in their campaign to widen insurance penetration in the country.
By Lillian Kiarie 10 years ago
Insurers set their sights on youth to widen penetration
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