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Cabinet approves affordable housing guidelines

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 - The Cabinet has approved guidelines for the implementation of the affordable...

SportPesa coy on IPO plan

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 - Betting firm Sportpesa is non-committal on claims that it plans to go public,...

Huawei Y9 2019 smartphone to retail at Sh24,990

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 - Huawei Technologies has launched the Huawei Y9 2019 mobile device in the Kenyan...

Ask Kirubi +

Develop Hard and Soft skills to build business. #AskKirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 - What is it that makes a great and successful business person? Do you need certain...

Why Ndakaini Dam remains ‘empty’ despite rain everywhere

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 2 – They have wondered – sarcastically- whether Ndakaini Dam was so ‘scared’...

Start the New Year Right #AskKirubi

Happy new year my dear friends! Once again we usher in yet another year.  I believe that this is a...

Finance

NIC Bank, Isuzu ink Sh1.2b bus leasing deal with the National Treasury

NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 17 - NIC Bank has concluded a Sh1.2 billion leasing agreement with the National Treasury for delivery of 400 Isuzu Trucks, Buses and...

Telecoms +

Safaricom marginally loses market share to Airtel and Telkom in Q4

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 - Safaricom has lost its market share by 1.6 percentage points to close the fourth...

T-Kash integrates with M-Pesa in interoperability initiative

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 30 - Safaricom and Telkom have announced the integration of their mobile money...

Safaricom fibre hits 90,000 homes, expands to estate surveillance service

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 29 -  Safaricom fibre optic footprint has surpassed 5,000km countrywide accessing...

Jobs +

Visa appoints Marianne Mwaniki as Senior VP of Social Impact

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 10 - Visa Inc. has announced that Marianne Mwaniki has joined the company as senior vice president of social impact, with responsibility...

Technology +

200 East Africa companies make the cut in CIO100 Awards

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 - 200 regional companies have made it to the finals of the 2018 CIO100 awards...

Google announces Sh100m grant to train Kenyan farmers on digital skills

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 - Google in partnership with One Acre Fund will train 100,000 Kenyan smallholder...

Facebook purges 251 accounts to thwart deception

  San Francisco, United States, Oct 12 - Facebook on Thursday said it shut down 251 accounts...

The Whiteboard +

Kenya – Somaliland improved relations to boost investor confidence

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21 - Kenyan investors stand to gain hugely should the ties between the country and Somaliland improve. Already there is a Somaliland...

Energy +

President Kenyatta promises more Government support for SMEs

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 16 - President Uhuru Kenyatta today said the Government will streamline its processes...

Last mile power project to cover 2.5m households in Nyandarua County

Ol-Kalou, Kenya, Oct 9 - The Government has rolled out the third phase of the last mile connectivity...

Dalbit to supply jet fuel worth Sh790m to WFP Gulu and Goma depots

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 24 - Dalbit has secured two petroleum products supply contracts with the World...

TED Radio Hour +

TED Radio Hour: Going Undercover

Are deception and secrecy categorically wrong? Or can they be a necessary means to an end? This hour, TED speakers share stories of going undercover to...

Manufacturing +

Isuzu unveils 100-seater bus for BRT system in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 16 - Isuzu East Africa (Isuzu EA) has unveiled the first locally assembled high...

Trump hails ‘most important ever’ US-Canada-Mexico trade pact

WASHINGTON, United States, Oct 2 - President Donald Trump on Monday hailed a US trade pact with Canada...

Unga Group exit from Uganda pumps in profits

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 28 - Unga Group has posted a net profit of Sh783 million for the period ended June...

World +

Billions lost to creatives who can’t manage

Cannes, France, Oct 18 - "Brilliant" entertainment businesses are "falling like flies" because creatives do not know how to manage, the legendary British...

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#DeepDive: Mobile lending in Kenya – time for a leash?

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 17 – In a span of six years, there has been a proliferation of mobile platforms...

VIDEO: Is Kenya living beyond its means? Tax experts weigh in #Budget2018

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 14 - National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich will this afternoon outline...

Telkom Kenya to invest Sh3b in Big Four related infrastructure

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – Telkom is set to invest about Sh3 billion in infrastructure connecting President...