Varsity seeks partners to commercialise innovations
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is seeking partners to help it commercialise its innovations.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
Varsity seeks partners to commercialise innovations
Cheaper energy dream further away as delays push 105MW project to 2017
The Sh25.5 billion ($210 million) construction of three geothermal power plants in Menengai, Nakuru County, will be delayed for about two years.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
Cheaper energy dream further away as delays push 105MW project to 2017
Anti-trust agency lays down tough rules to break down trade cartels
Trade associations in the financial and agriculture sectors have less than two months to crack down on cartels within their jurisdiction that have continued to swindle consumers of their hard-earned income through unethical trade practices.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
Anti-trust agency lays down tough rules to break down trade cartels
Policy proposes moving Kenya’s rural population to towns to pave way for food growing
The rural population could be moved to towns and other settlements to pave way to mechanised agriculture. This is aimed at boosting food production.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
Policy proposes moving Kenya’s rural population to towns to pave way for food growing
Kenyan tourist vans to wait longer to access Dar market
Tanzania officials have been elusive despite Kenya’s efforts to meet them and address outstanding tourism industry differences.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
Kenyan tourist vans to wait longer to access Dar market
Farmers want livestock Kenyan marketing firms privatised
The stakeholders under the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF), argue that the governments ought to reduce their influence by only undertaking the regulation role and allow the private sector to assume the other value chain activities.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
Farmers want livestock Kenyan marketing firms privatised
Kenya’s development efforts lead to improved World Bank rating
Kenya is among five countries in Africa that have made progress in supporting development and poverty reduction in 2014.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
Kenya’s development efforts lead to improved World Bank rating
Kenya's project implementation record gets World Bank approval
In its report released early this week, the bank indicates the Kenyan government has accelerated the pace of implementation of externally-sponsored mega projects.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
Kenya's project implementation record gets World Bank approval
Zuku retains leadership in fixed-internet market
The firm which is home of entertainment and communication brand Zuku has maintained major control of the Fixed Internet market share at 46.8 per cent.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
Zuku retains leadership in fixed-internet market
New tough laws to regulate Human Resource industry
The Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) will start registering afresh all professionals as part of a process to get rid of quacks.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
New tough laws to regulate Human Resource industry
European Union, Danida's Sh4.5b funding boosts poverty eradication
The Government, the European Union (EU) and Danish agency Danida are financing key community development initiatives to a tune of Sh4.5 billion.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
European Union, Danida's Sh4.5b funding boosts poverty eradication
New TV stations in Kenya have five years to grow local content to 60pc
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) will allow new broadcasters five years to achieve 60 per cent local content, according to proposed regulations.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
New TV stations in Kenya have five years to grow local content to 60pc
Kenya insurers and providers agree to hasten claims payment
It will be easier now for insurance companies to settle motor claims presented by policy holders, thanks to a new initiative launched yesterday by the industry players.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
Kenya insurers and providers agree to hasten claims payment
Kenya insurers lose Sh260m to fraudsters in three months
Insurance companies lost Sh259.7 million to fraud in the first quarter of this year.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
Kenya insurers lose Sh260m to fraudsters in three months
150 Chinese firms eye Kenya market
More than 150 Chinese companies are angling to set up business establishments in the country.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
150 Chinese firms eye Kenya market
Reprieve for bean exporters as EU lifts inspection order
The European Union (EU) has officially lifted a 10 per cent mandatory checks requirement on Kenya’s beans entering its market.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
Reprieve for bean exporters as EU lifts inspection order
State seeks new NSE counter to enable trade in co-operative shares
The Government is advocating the establishment of a trading platform at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) to cater for shares held in co-operative societies.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
State seeks new NSE counter to enable trade in co-operative shares
Nairobi County freezes pay increase, stops recruitment
Nairobi County Government will freeze pay increase for its employees in the 2015/16 financial year.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
Nairobi County freezes pay increase, stops recruitment
Kenya Dairy Board head retires, board appoints acting MD
Long serving Kenya Dairy Board managing director Machira Gichohi has retired. Gichohi left office early this week following the expiry of his contract.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
Kenya Dairy Board head retires, board appoints acting MD
KRA extends iTax registration to Sunday
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) registered two million clients under the iTax registration platform as at the June 30, 2015 midnight deadline.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
KRA extends iTax registration to Sunday
Foreign investments dip by 9% to Sh77 billion
Kenya received investments worth Sh76.84 billion last year from foreign Governments and international organisations in 2014
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
Foreign investments dip by 9% to Sh77 billion
New financial order shaping up as banks become bigger
The proposal by National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich for banks to increase their minimum core capital progressively for the next three years has opened a new opportunity for micro-finance institutions
By Nicholas Waitathu and JACKSON OKOTH 8 years ago
New financial order shaping up as banks become bigger
Taxman puts 20,000 landlords on notice to raise Sh3 billion
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) plans to raise Sh3 billion by bringing on board 20,000 individual landlords in the 2015-16 financial year.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
Taxman puts 20,000 landlords on notice to raise Sh3 billion
New Sh6.5b project to give Kenya more investors
Kenya stands to receive more investors in the next five years thanks to a Sh6.5 billion ($65million) five-year investment facilitation project.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
New Sh6.5b project to give Kenya more investors
Brussels Airlines to end Nairobi flights
The airline's country manager, Pierre Declerck said the flights will be replaced by direct Lufthansa flights to and from Frankfurt.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
Brussels Airlines to end Nairobi flights
Africa could earn Sh127b annually if it opens airspace
Africa stands to earn about Sh127.4 billion annually if it opens its air space by entering mutually beneficial international agreements, a trade association of the world’s airlines has said.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
Africa could earn Sh127b annually if it opens airspace
Maize flour prices remain high despite State assurance
Consumers are still buying maize flour at high prices despite the assurance of enough stock by the Government.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
Maize flour prices remain high despite State assurance
Kenya: SACCO seeks Sh2b to fund expansion
Urithi Housing Cooperative Society will borrow Sh2 billion from the local market to finance its expansion plan. This follows shareholders’ approval to have the directors source funding from the local market to finance expansion.
By Nicholas Waitathu 8 years ago
Kenya: SACCO seeks Sh2b to fund expansion
Kenya: State sets aside Sh15b to boost irrigation
More farmers will be put under irrigation programmes to grow food for the growing population. National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich allocated Sh15 billion in this year’s budget to finance irrigation activities.
By Nicholas Waitathu 9 years ago
Kenya: State sets aside Sh15b to boost irrigation
Africa development bank out to tame high cost of doing business to increase investment
More than Sh9.8 trillion ($100 billion) is required to finance infrastructure and other economic sectors in Africa with a view to reduce cost of doing business.
By Nicholas Waitathu 9 years ago
Africa development bank out to tame high cost of doing business to increase investment
New KCC to spend Sh140m on Nyahururu plant facelift
The New Kenya Co-operative Creameries (New KCC) will spend Sh140 million to finance new milk processing infrastructure as a strategy to strengthen its ability to endure stiff competition.
By Nicholas Waitathu 9 years ago
New KCC to spend Sh140m on Nyahururu plant facelift
India pledges to grant Kenya Sh10b loan
Agriculture Principal Secretary Sicily Kariuki yesterday said the two governments are working on the paper work before commencing the release of the loan to be advanced at two per cent per annum.
By Nicholas Waitathu 9 years ago
India pledges to grant Kenya Sh10b loan
State appoints Mwaka acting CEO for SASRA
Mr Mwaka will be in charge of the institution until a substantive chief is recruited. Board chairman John Nthuku said Mwaka was picked after the exit of Carilus Ademba who has been the CEO since SASRA was established in 2010.
By Nicholas Waitathu 9 years ago
State appoints Mwaka acting CEO for SASRA
North-Western corridor receives Sh65b boost
The Government and World Bank will spend Sh65.572 billion ($676 million) to finance development of the transport and trade corridor in North-Western Kenya.
By Nicholas Waitathu 9 years ago
North-Western corridor receives Sh65b boost
New cash ratio sweetens mergers, acquisitions for small insurance firms
Small insurance companies are likely to be acquired, merged or fold if they fail to enhance their capital base in the next three financial years, following new proposals in the Budget.
By Nicholas Waitathu 9 years ago
New cash ratio sweetens mergers, acquisitions for small insurance firms
Sh13.8b set aside for irrigation schemes in Kenya
One of the Jubilee government's agriculture flagship projects, the Galana-Kulalu Irrigation Scheme, was allocated Sh3.5 billion in this year's budget. This was part of Sh13.8 billion set aside for irrigation projects countrywide.
By Nicholas Waitathu and Kibiwott Koross 9 years ago
Sh13.8b set aside for irrigation schemes in Kenya
Farmers to reap big in value addition scheme
The Government will invest heavily to enhance commercial farming and industrialisation to boost food security to feed the growing population.
By Nicholas Waitathu 9 years ago
Farmers to reap big in value addition scheme
Half of Kenyan adults using mobile phones to make payments
More than half of Kenyan adults use mobile phones to carry out payment transactions, a new World Bank report states.
By Nicholas Waitathu 9 years ago
Half of Kenyan adults using mobile phones to make payments
Major hotel projects boost Kenya’s rating
This comes after a new report rated Kenya at position seven in terms of African countries currently undertaking major hotel projects.
By Nicholas Waitathu 9 years ago
Major hotel projects boost Kenya’s rating
Kenya leads East Africa peers in private equity inflows
Kenya continued its dominance in the region’s private equity industry with the country accounting for more than 60 per cent of private equity deals recorded in the East African region.
By Nicholas Waitathu 9 years ago
Kenya leads East Africa peers in private equity inflows
Tax demos show there is hope, but must cut expenditure too
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