Safaricom has launched Connected Farmer, a mobile and web based service that will help agricultural processing businesses in production planning by opening a communication line with farmers.
Kenya is the latest country to become a member of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a leading pan-African multilateral development finance institution and project developer.
Passengers travelling on the Madaraka Express trains between Nairobi to Mombasa will from Wednesday pay their fares via M-Pesa, removing a hurdle that had opened the ticketing business to middlemen.
Utility company Kenya Power is targeting to bring down the timeline for connecting new commercial customers to less than two months.
Kenyan food is set to be safer than ever after the European Union made available state-of-the art equipment that will enable national food control authorities to test the quality and safety of a wide range of food products.
Digital Financial Services Lab (DFS Lab) has announced that it would invest $250,000 in four separate fintech startups that are building products that help low-income consumers in developing markets.
Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways has confirmed it has received the government’s support to the restructuring efforts.
Agro input company Elgon Kenya has unveiled a first of its kind information center, meant to address smallholder farmers concerns and questions in their food production pursuit.
Safaricom has announced a 36% increase in the amount Kenyan artists will earn for music sold through the SKIZA music platform.
Uganda-based solar energy company SolarNow is due to open its first branch in Kenya on June 20th.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Awakening the giant: How Ethiopia overtook Kenya to become East Africa’s economic power house
Kenya has traditionally held the enviable position of being the East African economic behemoth. But tables have now turned, and in a dramatic way.
Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) and the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) have signed an agreement to train Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in Kenya.
[Kenya] Kabarak University partners with General Electric Healthcare to develop $450m medical campus
Kabarak University is partnering with international organizations to develop a 500-bed, state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary tertiary hospital to be located in Kabarak, Nakuru County.
The East Africa region attracted more than Sh113.7 billion ($1.1 billion) funds from Private Equity (PE) between 2015 and 2016, a new study has revealed.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has recommended that betting, lotteries and gaming activities should be taxed at the rate of 35 percent.
Kenya Airways has moved a step closer to operating direct flights to the United States after the Department of Transportation (DOT) granted it the first set of licences.
Chinese motor vehicle dealer Foton, East Africa's multi-million shilling Nairobi assembly plant, is set to be auctioned to repay debts.
[Kenya] KAM champions manufacturing agenda for industrial growth and job creation ahead of national elections
As part of its endeavour to grow the economy through industrialization, Kenya Association of Manufacturers is engaging political leaders during the pre-election period with the aim of sharpening the focus on the economic agenda of this country in their political party manifestos.
Leading agro input dealer Elgon Kenya has entered into a strategic partnership with respected IPM category products producer Dudutech that will see Elgon distributes Dudutech’s globally recognized products, an arrangement billed as a game changer to the horticulture industry in the country.
[Column] Brett Parker: How homegrown innovation is solving many of Africa's most pressing challenges
By now, I am convinced that you have heard of M-Pesa, the popular and often-cited mobile banking system that has become Africa's innovation calling card.
Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, today announced the opening of a regional Africa office in Nairobi, Kenya.
Coffee farmers aligned to the Nestlé’s Nescafé Plan program in Kenya have received one of the best payouts in 5years as a result of a sharp rise in the production of premium grade coffee.
The International Chamber of Commerce (The ICC) has launched the Kenyan chapter ICC-Kenya, which is a first in Eastern Africa.
Huawei, a leading global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced recently that the railway operational communications network it built for Kenya's Mombasa-Nairobi rail project was put into commercial use.
Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, has announced that it has opened a new office in Nairobi, Kenya.
Safaricom has launched eco-friendly carry bags to replace the plastic bags that the company uses in its retail shops.
The private sector has presented a report card that gives a thumbs-up to the Kenyan government’s performance in creating the right environment for business.
Hass Petroleum Group has sold 40 per cent of its shares to Oman Trading International (OTI) in a move that will see the Kenyan oil marketing company embark on its strategic growth and expansion plans across the Eastern, Central and Horn of Africa.
Kenya Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with EgyptAir (MS), on the Nairobi-Cairo route, in a bid to improve connectivity to Egypt in Northern Africa.
Bamburi Cement has announced that it will cater for the full cost of medical insurance for its retailers. The initiative, dubbed Afya ya NGUVU, is aimed at rewarding retailers' loyalty.
Elgon Leading agro input company Elgon Kenya has partnered with global plant health and seed company UPL to unveil a unique soil enhancer that absorbs and releases moisture and nutrients only when plants need them.
AccorHotels announced the signing of a management agreement to operate the currently branded Tune Hotel Westlands, Nairobi.
From the US to Thailand, the Caribbean and Kenya, this past month alone has seen countries across the world hit by devastating encounters with flooding.
Kenya Power’s commercial customers will now be able to better manage and settle their post-paid power bills anywhere and anytime thanks to an online payment solution developed by Stanbic Bank.
Kenya’s leading integrated communications firm Safaricom has announced that it has rolled out 4G+ services in major towns on its network, advancing its LTE Advanced (4G) proposition.
MTN Group is inviting social media users across Africa and the Middle East to join its employees in a virtual campaign to break down traditional barriers to education.
Kenya has replaced the over a century railway line with a new state of the art standard gauge railway which will ease transport and boost trade across the region.
Kenya’s low cost airline Jambojet has acquired a new Dash 8 Q400 jet to further expand its operations into the East African region.
Kenya's Civil Aviation Authority has granted Jambojet (JM, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta) an international Air Services License following an application lodged earlier this year.
Governments across East Africa are set to change transportation and trade development by investing in the expansion and rehabilitation of existing roads, the creation of new road links between key cities and cross-border connections
A strategic meeting on banking innovation taking place from 29-30 June at the Kempinski Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.
The AfDB alone has recently unveiled a $12 billion electrification investment plan, in support of its ‘New Deal on Energy for Africa’ which envisages universal access to electricity for the whole continent by 2025.
There is a growing desire to digitise African contact centres in order to make them as competitive, cost-efficient and customer-centric as possible. These emerging centres are being designed to exceed the expectations of an increasingly digital African population
Africa Logistics Properties (ALP) has begun construction of Kenya's first modern grade-A logistics and distribution warehousing complex at Tatu Industrial Park.
Victor Chandler is back. After a 3-year hiatus, his first foray is set to be as part of a new sports betting and gaming company to be called Bet Lion, focusing on East Africa and launching in August.
Tullow Oil plc has announced that the Emekuya-1 well in Block 13T, Northern Kenya has encountered around 75 metres of net oil pay in two zones.
Xpress Money, a global money transfer brand, has seen a 14 per cent increase in remittances from the UAE that culminate onto mobile wallets in Kenya in the last two years.
Safaricom has announced that it has invested approximately $2 million in a first of its kind telecommunication lab in Kenya.
As more and more African companies start to embrace the concept of shared services, heads of Finance, Human Resources, ICT and more gather in Nairobi to learn best practices for implementation.
Kenya’s tourism sector got a major boost as President Uhuru Kenyatta opened two international hotels and laid the foundation stone for the tallest building in Africa.
Safaricom has opened its 45th shop in Kitengela town and unveiled its Nairobi East Regional Office as part of its ongoing strategy to increase customer touch points.
Whether you are already using drones or are looking to use drones, make certain you know about the updated KCAA regulations, as well as the different applications for drones that can help your company reduce costs, save time, and possibly even save lives.
Xago Africa and Alevo Analytics partner with US Trade and Development Agency to provide technical assistance for energy storage in Kenya
USTDA is partnering with Kenyan renewable energy developer Xago Africa and US battery storage manufacturer Alevo USA, Inc and analytics service provider Alevo Analytics to support the development of a utility scale solar photovoltaic power plant with integrated battery storage in Siaya County, Kenya.
Sole authorized dealer for Caterpillar products in Kenya, Mantrac Kenya Limited yesterday hosted one ofthe Group Presidents of Caterpillar, Rob Charter, who was in the country in a bid to further cement the business in the market.
CNN’s ‘African Voices’, programme interviews Kenya’s rapper Khaligraph accompanying him to learn more about his influences, which include a mixture of western rap and his Kenyan upbringing.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers has launched the first ever Women in Manufacturing Programme in Kenya. This is a mentorship and networking platform aimed at increasing the participation of women in the manufacturing sector as part of the drive to industrialize for a stable and sustainable economic future for Kenya.
Standard Chartered Bank has unveiled Video and Chat Banking service in Kenya following the successful roll-out of the service in Asia. The service allows clients to connect with banking agents via a secure video connection – or through chat or audio channels. Following the launch, the service is now available to more than five million clients across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Safaricom Limited has noted the announcement by Vodafone Group Plc regarding the proposed transfer by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Vodafone International Holdings B.V., of part of its indirect interest in Safaricom to Vodacom Group Limited, its sub-Saharan African subsidiary.
International Finance Corporation has announced a $10 million loan to Fertiplant East Africa Ltd to enable the company to set up a fertilizer plant in Kenya. The plant will supply locally produced fertilizer at affordable prices, helping farmers improve crop yields and their incomes.
On average Kenya imported around 500,000 metric tons of fertilizer each year to sate growing demand by farmers both large and small scale, emerging as the second largest fertilizer market in Africa after South Africa in overall tonnage.
The Board of Directors of SBM Holdings Ltd (SBM Group) has announced the official takeover of Fidelity Commercial Bank in Kenya through its subsidiary SBM Africa Holdings Ltd.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has met Prime Minister Theresa May and sought a pact to guarantee Kenyan exports accessed the UK market on a duty-free quota-free basis after the country exits from the European Union.
BringCom Incorporated, a leading provider of connectivity solutions to developing countries, announced that it has reached a tentative agreement to acquire Datanet.Com, LLC.
Kenya has set its eyes on Benin in its latest quest to expand the export market for its products, including coffee, tea and fresh produce.
Britam Asset Managers has lowered its money market fund investment amount to Ksh 1,000 in a bid to encourage Kenyans to save more. The Britam Money Market Fund will allow investors to invest from as low as Kshs 1,000 with subsequent top ups of Ksh 1,000.
Kenya's shareholding in African Trade Insurance Agency has been marginally diluted following entry of four new investors, the largely political risk and investment guarantee firm has said.
Over 5,000 flower growers, breeders and buyers are set to congregate in Nairobi next month for the annual International Flower Trade Expo, now in its sixth year.
The Helix Institute of Digital Finance has launched new courses in addition to its flagship offering the Agent Network Accelerator (ANA).
Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways has appointed Polish national Sebastian Mikosz as the new managing director and CEO taking over from Mbuvi Ngunze According to the carrier’s chairman Michael Joseph, the appointment is effective June 1.
The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) has appointed Mr. Nicholas Nesbitt as the new KEPSA Chair. Mr. Nesbitt, who is also the General Manager IBM East Africa, takes over from Ambassador Dennis Awori, Chairman Toyota Kenya Limited who served the Board of KEPSA as chair for two years.
The Kenyan Government has provided a vote of confidence in the implementation of the Huduma Card in the country, and its role in driving financial inclusion.
Kenya Airways has signed a strategic partnership with Kenya Tourism Board aiming to attract more visitors especially from emerging and key source markets of Kenya.
Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in partnership with Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) held a high level workshop on Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Finance Programme (SUNREF) East Africa to discuss among other things, the opportunities and challenges of SUNREF since its inception in Kenya in 2011.
Royal Philips today announced its full support for a new Government of Kenya and United Nations (UN) initiative aimed at strengthening primary and community healthcare in Africa.
Members of the World Trade Organization have picked the Kenyan ambassador to the organization Mr. Stephen Karau, to chair negotiations on agricultural trade issues at the Geneva-based organisation, breaking months of deadlock over who should take on the role.
Inside Africa on CNN International reports from the Kibera district of Nairobi, an area which is home to around a quarter of a million people, but also a rising performing arts programme in Africa’s largest slum.
Stanbic Bank has launched a training and mentoring programme for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in partnership with Strathmore Business School.
The East African Community Partner States have undertaken a number of reforms over the past four years to facilitate implementation of the EAC Common Market Protocol, this is according to the East African Common Market Scorecard.
Given the long history of drought in this continent, I believe that it is time we stop viewing it as an exogenous shock and more as a structural problem that we can address with our own abundant resources.
Octant Energy Corp has announced that it has entered into three agreements with subsidiary companies of Afren PLC to acquire assets in Kenya and Tanzania. The assets include Kenya Block L17/L18, Kenya Block 1, and in Tanzania, the Tanga Block.
KOKO Networks, a tech platform that connects suppliers, retailers and consumers has launched their technology in Nairobi.
Nigeria based logistics and distribution firm Courier Plus has opened a Nairobi branch as it mulls expanding to other countries in the region to sate the growing demand for logistical services.
Kenya's leading grower and exporter of cut flowers, Oserian Development Company, has signed its workers to a mobile health insurance scheme becoming the first flower firm globally and large employer in the agricultural sector in Kenya to embrace e-health.
Telecommunication Safaricom has signed a distribution agreement with Econet Media’s Kwesé TV, Africa's newest multi-platform Pay TV network, to deliver premium video content to Kenyan consumers.
Facebook celebrated the achievements and products of its growing African developer and partner ecosystem at its annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, on 18 and 19 April.
Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform capitalized by the African Development Bank, 23 African countries, and two African Central Banks, is pleased to announce the appointment of Carole Wamuyu Wainaina as Chief Operating Officer.
Casablanca and Nairobi rank leading destinations for Fortune 500 companies establishing international headquarters
The Middle East Africa (MEA) region has become increasingly important for the majority of global Fortune 500 companies, according to a new report released by Infomineo, a global business research company specialising in Africa and the Middle East.
Telkom Kenya plans to replace its mobile money platform Orange Money amidst its continued underperformance in the market.
The Kenya Commercial Bank Group is the most attractive bank in Kenya according to a banking sector report from Cytonn Investments.
Kenya is now the third highest ranked sub-Saharan African country in terms of its travel and tourism competitiveness, according to a World Economic Forum report.
Family First will regain its Senate seat after Kenyan-born Lucy Gichuhi won a special count of the South Australian ballot papers.
East Africa's economy has continued to grow despite the adverse effects of drought being felt across the region according to ICAEW's (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report.
Japanese automobiles powerhouse Honda Motors is mulling opening an assembly plant in Burundi’s capital Bunjumbura in the medium term.
Small & Medium Businesses can contribute up to 80% of jobs in an emerging economy such as Kenya - Sage regional director, East Africa
The party that emerges as the winner of Kenya’s general election, to be held on 8 August, has an opportunity to supercharge job creation and economic growth by adopting policies that help Small & Medium Businesses to thrive.
MFS Africa, a leading Pan-African fintech company, today announces that Michael Joseph has joined its Board of Directors as an independent Non-Executive Director.
The focus section of the latest edition of the Kenya Economic Update by World Bank has been dedicated to analyzing Kenya’s housing market and the policies that can be put in place to make housing more affordable for many Kenyans, as stipulated in the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the National Development Plan, Vision 2030 Strategy.
Leading travel commerce platform Travelport has entered into an arrangement with Kenya’s Travel Creations that will see Travel Creations become the first travel agent in Africa to roll out ‘GOL’ an online booking tool powered by Travelport’s technology.
Kenya and the rich Persian Gulf nation of Qatar have signed agreements of cooperation on tourism, education and culture as part of activities marking the Emir of Qatar’s State Visit to East Africa’s economic powerhouse.
More than 300 Kenyan farmers have received GlobalG.A.P. certification - opening the door to the European market - with support from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
Days after exiting retail group Nakumatt Holdings, Thiagarajan Ramamurthy has been named the new chief executive of consumer goods producer Bidco Africa.