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Farming ordeal that shaped budding online marketplace
As a "casino farmer", Rutto was only concerned with producing trendy crops and not paying too much attention to market forces.
By Wainaina Wambu 9 months ago
Farming ordeal that shaped budding online marketplace
Long-term investment habits that create wealth that lasts
Diversification, whilst not fully guaranteeing losses, helps spread the risk of investments to help reach long-term financial goals.
By Wainaina Wambu 9 months ago
Long-term investment habits that create wealth that lasts
Slow but sure: Steady ways to build and keep wealth
The wealth unit is among Kenya's top five fund managers and handles both institutional and retail investors.
By Wainaina Wambu 9 months ago
Slow but sure: Steady ways to build and keep wealth
SEZ taps industry veterans as executives
Trific announced the appointments of Brenda Mbathi as its first chief executive and Justus Kariuki Mate as its chief operating officer.
By Wainaina Wambu 10 months ago
SEZ taps industry veterans as executives
How legal loopholes are hurting Kenya's property sector
Population growth, rapid urbanisation, government focus on affordable housing, and infrastructure improvement are some of the reasons that have made the property industry thrive.
By Wainaina Wambu 10 months ago
How legal loopholes are hurting Kenya's property sector
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Tips on due diligence before buying land
Land remains one of the most emotive and contested issues. To prevent lengthy court cases and being defrauded when buying land, you have to go beyond a search at the lands registry.
By Wainaina Wambu 10 months ago
Tips on due diligence before buying land
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Rising fuel prices to only worsen cost of living for families
Families already hammered by a high cost of living face even more pain from a twin blow of soaring fuel prices from July 1 and a crippling hike in interest rates.
By Wainaina Wambu 10 months ago
Rising fuel prices to only worsen cost of living for families
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Tom Gitogo: The civil engineer steadying Britam ship
Britam is in its third year of implementing its five-year strategy, which CEO Tom Gitogo says is delivering, with the firm announcing Sh2.9 billion pre-tax profit for the year ended December 2022.
By Wainaina Wambu 11 months ago
Tom Gitogo: The civil engineer steadying Britam ship
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CEOs tell of lonely journey at the top
On CEOs' perpetual to-do list: Think deeply. Decide quickly. Hire well. Fire fast. Be tough. Be vulnerable. Be authentic. Be available 24/7. Stay healthy and clearheaded.
By Wainaina Wambu 11 months ago
CEOs tell of lonely journey at the top
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Pension reforms set to spur growth of retirement savings
Pension uptake in the country stands at about 20 per cent with some of the reasons for the poor penetration including low and short contribution periods and early withdrawals.
By Wainaina Wambu 11 months ago
Pension reforms set to spur growth of retirement savings
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A stammer and an Oxford degree: What shaped Ngumi
John Ngumi's foray into power corridors begins at St Peter's College, Oxford, where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE).
By Wainaina Wambu 11 months ago
A stammer and an Oxford degree: What shaped Ngumi
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The man who held passport to power leaves the stage after four decades at the top
This is no surprise from a man who describes himself as "enormously self-confident, possessed with a copious amount of drive and will to win"
By Wainaina Wambu 11 months ago
The man who held passport to power leaves the stage after four decades at the top
Kakuzi bets on product diversity for growth
Kakuzi is in the final stages of a commercial appraisal process for a full-scale blueberry production venture at a Sh4 billion estimated cost.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Kakuzi bets on product diversity for growth
Equity gets the nod for general insurance business
Equity Group has received in-principle approval from the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) to set up a general insurance company.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Equity gets the nod for general insurance business
Kenya on the right path to economic recovery, says Absa
In 2023, the shilling depreciated 9.7 per cent against the dollar while South Africa's and Ghana's currencies weakened by 13.9 per cent and 11.2 per cent respectively.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Kenya on the right path to economic recovery, says Absa
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What project managers can teach budding entrepreneurs
It's crucial to adopt that entrepreneurial mindset early. This can start with asking three questions including what are you good at, what you love and what gives you a sense of fulfilment.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
What project managers can teach budding entrepreneurs
US court affirms South Sudan's sovereignty in landmark case
A US court has affirmed South Sudan's sovereignty in a landmark ruling that is set to redefine how the two countries interact.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
US court affirms South Sudan's sovereignty in landmark case
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Hybrid hospitality comes of age in Nairobi post-Covid
The Dusit Princess Hotel Residences Nairobi located at the affluent Westlands is one such example that is stepping up competition in hosting business and leisure travellers.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Hybrid hospitality comes of age in Nairobi post-Covid
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Simon Wafubwa: From a dream to managing billions in pension fund
Wafubwa quit his job and used Sh300,000 of his pension payout to start the firm in 2011 which has since diversified to offer other financial services including Enwealth Capital
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Simon Wafubwa: From a dream to managing billions in pension fund
Pension players back investment trusts to fund housing
Kenyan pension stakeholders have backed investment trusts to pool funds for capital-intensive and long-term projects such as affordable housing and infrastructure.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Pension players back investment trusts to fund housing
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CEO who saved State firm with alternative funding
Mwasi is credited with getting KYEB out of the red and turning it into an institution capable of supporting 50 per cent of its budget through partnerships.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
CEO who saved State firm with alternative funding
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Edith Chumba: Top banker's lessons on wealth, business and life
Women need to show up. Show the power of diversity. What we bring to the table is very powerful and we have much more endurance in problem-solving.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Edith Chumba: Top banker's lessons on wealth, business and life
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Pension funds can unlock Sh1.5tr for housing in 4 years
Kenya has a housing deficit of two million units with annual housing demand of 250,000 units of which 70 per cent (about 170,000) are required for the lower-end market
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Pension funds can unlock Sh1.5tr for housing in 4 years
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Artisanal mining: Gold mine of Kenya's untapped minerals
Small-scale mining has become important to rural economies, supplementing other activities such as agriculture.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Artisanal mining: Gold mine of Kenya's untapped minerals
Fintech raises Sh377m seed capital to boost financial services of gig workers
The seed funding round was led by DOB Equity alongside Bolt by QED Investors, Quona Capital, Zephyr Acorn, and Norrsken Accelerator.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Fintech raises Sh377m seed capital to boost financial services of gig workers
SMEP finally secures strategic investor
Shareholders, in an extraordinary general meeting (EGM), voted for a 51 per cent acquisition by Hope International in a deal worth $4.6 million (Sh577.8 million).
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
SMEP finally secures strategic investor
Firm bets on used-car and boda boda financing to grow footprint
MOGO Kenya Head of Operations Karolis Jasinevicius says Kenya, as East Africa's largest economy, offers a good business environment with potential in diverse sectors.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Firm bets on used-car and boda boda financing to grow footprint
Kenya receives first batch of travellers from China in 3 years
Kenya's efforts to attract tourists from China received a major boost after the Asian giant's largest airline arrived in the country with the first batch of group travellers from China.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Kenya receives first batch of travellers from China in 3 years
KTDA's power subsidiary to roll out low-cost solar energy
The Kenya Tea Development Agency Power Company (KTPC) has announced its majority shareholding of a new company set to roll out low-cost solar energy to smallholder tea factories.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
KTDA's power subsidiary to roll out low-cost solar energy
Insurer in deal to offer cover to over 100,000 dukas
Kyosk.app Head of Innovations Elijah Maina said the partnership will empower informal retailers and smallholder farmers to protect their profits as they grow their livelihoods.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Insurer in deal to offer cover to over 100,000 dukas
Lobby: Policy gaps hinder Kenya's disaster management
Catastrophes such as floods, drought and terrorism attacks leave the government shooting in the dark.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Lobby: Policy gaps hinder Kenya's disaster management
Kipchoge: What long-distance running can teach entrepreneurs
Eliud Kipchoge self-discipline is legendary and has seen him win 17 marathons out of 19 starts and is the current world marathon record holder.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Kipchoge: What long-distance running can teach entrepreneurs
Popular highway cafe on the brink over electricity connection
The coffee shop is forced to use a 10kva generator with a daily consumption of 20 litres of petrol.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Popular highway cafe on the brink over electricity connection
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Tony Owich: From odd jobs to showbiz investor
From hawking clothes, toiling in a chocolate factory, working as a banker, to now investing in bars and entertainment ventures, Owich has deservedly earned his business stripes.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Tony Owich: From odd jobs to showbiz investor
Drug suppliers sue State over looming ban on generic medicine
ACA aims to create a database of intellectual property information for goods imported into the country for commercial purposes as a way of fighting illicit trade.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Drug suppliers sue State over looming ban on generic medicine
Mozilla to ride on Kenya as it makes Africa comeback
Africa Mradi is Mozilla Corporation's signature initiative, which will be headquartered in Kenya.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Mozilla to ride on Kenya as it makes Africa comeback
Property firm to diversity into agribusiness as it issues 2,500 title deeds
Customers who buy the land can venture into farming either as individuals or contracted farming and boost their revenue streams.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Property firm to diversity into agribusiness as it issues 2,500 title deeds
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How ex-Jumia bosses raised Sh1b for e-commerce start-up
Sam Chappatte raised $8 million (Sh980.8 million) and wooed his former colleagues to build an outfit fashioned from their collective experiences at the New York Stock Exchange-listed firm.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
How ex-Jumia bosses raised Sh1b for e-commerce start-up
Laila Macharia: Inside the mind of top investor
She is currently the vice chairperson of the board of Centum Investments and is also a non-executive director of Absa Bank Kenya.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Laila Macharia: Inside the mind of top investor
Centum profit hits Sh244m as board okays share buyback plan
Centum has appointed Faida Investment Bank as the advisor on the buyback.
By Wainaina Wambu 1 year ago
Centum profit hits Sh244m as board okays share buyback plan
You are 'traitors' of Mt Kenya, Gachagua tells political detractors
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MPs probe claims of Sh3.2 billion KICC renovation
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600,000 students shun universities, colleges
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