Kenyans stare at higher food prices as drought persists
Prices for basic commodities could rise due to drought that has hit most parts of the country. This is after the Kenya Meteorological Department indicated that the dry spell will continue towards the end of this month.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Kenyans stare at higher food prices as drought persists
Kenya losing Sh40m monthly to new mobile phone fraud
Kenya could be losing about Sh40 million in month to SIM Box fraud, a fairly new form of crime where international calls are routed as local calls.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Kenya losing Sh40m monthly to new mobile phone fraud
Kenya dairy farmers get Sh2.3b funding
Thousands of small-scale dairy farmers in Kenya are set to benefit from part of a Sh2.3 billion financial support that seeks to improve their livelihood though enhanced productivity.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Kenya dairy farmers get Sh2.3b funding
Panic as State revokes licences of speed limiters
The Government has barred about ten companies from fitting speed limiters and recorders on the public service vehicles, citing poor performance on the gadgets already in the market.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Panic as State revokes licences of speed limiters
State blocks 10 firms from fitting vehicles with speed governors
The government has barred about ten companies from fitting speed limiters and recorders on the public service vehicles, citing poor performance on the gadgets already in the market.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
State blocks 10 firms from fitting vehicles with speed governors
Row over officials’ decision to close school
Parents of Chiengu Primary School in Gucha have expressed their frustration with education officials in the region.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Row over officials’ decision to close school
High staff morale improves productivity
Staff morale is an integral part of the organizations success. It nurtures creativity, besides creating a positive attitude and outlook in the work place. The outcome is improved performance and the ability to attract and retain the best.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
High staff morale improves productivity
How to manage office politics and stay relevant
Politics is an inescapable fact of life that is deeply engrained in the workplace. Office politics - the clash of differences or conflicts of interest between workers - often stems from fear or greed.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
How to manage office politics and stay relevant
Farmers renew plea for lifting of 16pc levy on chicken feed
Early last year, a survey commissioned by Kakamega County established that the annual demand for eggs in the region stood at 170 million against a supply of about 35 million.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Farmers renew plea for lifting of 16pc levy on chicken feed
Where to put your money in 2015
This year will have its risks, but there are also massive opportunities for savvy investors. Here are the money machines of 2015.
By Paul Wafula, Jevans Miyungu and Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Where to put your money in 2015
He milks cash from home-made yoghurt
In a region where local processed dairy products shy away from the retail outlets and shops’ shelves, this is a business opportunity Edward Nyaibari seeks to tap into.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
He milks cash from home-made yoghurt
Kenya among countries leading in electronic payment regulation
Kenya is among Sub-Saharan countries that lead the world’s emerging markets in electronic payment regulation.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Kenya among countries leading in electronic payment regulation
TransCentury to merge units for efficiency, better returns
Nairobi Securities Exchange listed firm, TransCentury, has announced plans for a proposed reorganisation in an effort to enhance growth by utilising its resources more efficiently.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
TransCentury to merge units for efficiency, better returns
Kisii exports first 30 tonnes of avocado oil to Mexico
Kisii County is on course to be a major avocado oil producer in the country. Kisii Governor James Ongwae early in the week flagged off 30 tonnes of avocado oil destined for Mexico.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Kisii exports first 30 tonnes of avocado oil to Mexico
Revealed: Secrets behind thriving Indian immigrant entrepreneurs
Forbes magazine released its annual list of Africa’s richest people. On the list, are two billionaires — Bidco Oil’s Bhimji Depar Shah, with an estimated networth of $700 million (Sh63 billion) and Sameer Group’s Naushad Merali ($550 million or Sh49.5 billion).
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Revealed: Secrets behind thriving Indian immigrant entrepreneurs
Indian investor sets up Sh1.3b hotel in Westlands
The hospitality industry received a major boost following the opening of a Sh1.3 billion hotel in Westlands Nairobi, further cementing Kenya’s growing stature as a key investment destination.
By James Wanzala and Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Indian investor sets up Sh1.3b hotel in Westlands
Traders now push for zero-rating of baby diaper products
Manufacturers and marketers in the disposable baby diapers market are calling for zero-rating of the products.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Traders now push for zero-rating of baby diaper products
Insurance lobby wants regulators to even playing field, lower taxes
An insurance lobby wants the State to review the Procurement Act and lower taxes.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Insurance lobby wants regulators to even playing field, lower taxes
Peace, development in Horn of Africa take centre stage
Last week, Kenya hosted a high-ranking delegation of international development partners and donors.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Peace, development in Horn of Africa take centre stage
Kenya reaps dividends of peace as lenders come calling
Last week, it was a rare moment when Kenya hosted a high-ranking delegation of international development partners and donors.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Kenya reaps dividends of peace as lenders come calling
Why owning a home is a ‘pipe dream’ for Kenyans
Lowering the cost of land, construction and financing has been identified as key to achieving affordable housing.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Why owning a home is a ‘pipe dream’ for Kenyans
Kenya cautioned on EAC monetary union
A parliamentary committee has proposed constitutional amendments to enable the proposed East African Community Monetary Union (EAMU) work.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Kenya cautioned on EAC monetary union
Why retailers shy away from local produce
The phenomenal growth of towns in counties has seen retail outlets open new branches in these high-potential markets.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Why retailers shy away from local produce
Tea sector reels under punitive tax regime, players call for review
Kenya’s tea sector, the country’s largest foreign-exchange earner, is reeling from heavy taxation and failure to develop foreign markets, players warn.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Tea sector reels under punitive tax regime, players call for review
Brisk business for auctioneers as loan defaults rise in Kisii
The sight of household items by the roadside in Kisii reminds one of the risks of taking a bank loan and the consequences of defaulting.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Brisk business for auctioneers as loan defaults rise in Kisii
Best companies in tech innovation to be honoured
Businesses that are innovative in the use information technology (IT) to improve efficiency in their operations will be recognised this year.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Best companies in tech innovation to be honoured
World Bank optimistic about Africa's economic growth despite challenges
Significant public investment in infrastructure, increased agricultural production and expanding services in Africa's retail, telecoms, transportation and finance sectors are expected to continue to boost growth in the continent.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
World Bank optimistic about Africa's economic growth despite challenges
Night travel ban still in force, says CS Kamau
The ban on the use of roof carriers on Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) still stands, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure has clarified.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Night travel ban still in force, says CS Kamau
EAC gets Sh8b facility to upgrade medical skills
Kenya is among four East African countries set to benefit from a Sh8 billion ($98.22 million) loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to promote centres of excellence in the region.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
EAC gets Sh8b facility to upgrade medical skills
Kisii County unveils new plan to make ICT key tool
Kisii County has announced plans to put Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) at the core of its operations.
By BY WINSLEY MASESE 9 years ago
Kisii County unveils new plan to make ICT key tool
Microfinancier eyes change in lending status
Microfinance institution, Musoni Kenya Ltd, has announced plans to convert from a credit microfinance institution to a deposit taking micro lender.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Microfinancier eyes change in lending status
Standard Eight pupil among three killed by lightning strike
Residents of Masabo village, Kisii County, are mourning three people struck dead by lightning.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Standard Eight pupil among three killed by lightning strike
Woman kills mother over porridge
Shock and disbelief gripped a village in Kisii County after a 60-year old woman was allegedly hacked to death by her daughter-in-law, following a disagreement over a cup of porridge.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Woman kills mother over porridge
University investment arm unveils its third restaurant
The University of Nairobi Enterprise Services (Unes), the investment arm of the University, has opened a new restaurant to cater for growing number of clients. Arziki Gardens to be located at Unes
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
University investment arm unveils its third restaurant
State turns to counties to boost tourist numbers
Players in the tourism sector are working on a framework to devolve tourism to counties. The framework seeks to provide an opportunity for each county to undertake marketing initiatives to brand their unique local tourist destinations.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
State turns to counties to boost tourist numbers
Optimism as tourism taskforce starts work
The newly formed Tourism Recovery Taskforce has three months to prepare and submit a strategy on reviving the once vibrant sector. The committee is expected to identify key challenges facing the sector and come up with turnaround strategies - at a time when there is a huge decline in tourism arrivals and earnings.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Optimism as tourism taskforce starts work
MP wants funds for Sh5.4b irrigation project released
Government has been urged to increase its allocation on irrigation to facilitate the establishment of more schemes in arid and semi-arid regions. In the 2013/2014 budget, Treasury allocated Sh9.5
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
MP wants funds for Sh5.4b irrigation project released
Fund unveils housing scheme
Alexander Forbes Retirement Fund has commenced a new housing scheme that will see its members own houses at its property development in Kitengela, Kajiado County. The Riverine Estate is based on 30 acre prime development bordered by a seasonal river.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Fund unveils housing scheme
Team named to revive leather industry
The Ministry of Industrialisation and Enterprise Development has unveiled a team to spearhead revival of the leather industry. Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed appointed a nine-member taskforce that comprises leading local leather sector players from the private and public sector.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
Team named to revive leather industry
New regulations to tighten oversight in ICT space
Kenya’s telecommunications landscape will undergo reforms to bring the industry in line with technological changes in the sector over the past 15 years.
By Winsley Masese 9 years ago
New regulations to tighten oversight in ICT space
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