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Polycarp Igathe named Managing Director of Equity Bank Kenya

09-21-2018 | 06:14:00
Five months after joining Equity Group Holdings Plc, Polycarp Igathe has been confirmed and named the Managing Director of Equity Bank Kenya.

Kenya commits to public private partnerships for development

09-21-2018 | 06:10:00
President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Kenya is keen on promoting more partnerships between the public and private sectors in order to spur more growth in the country.

Nestlé, Ashoka launch program to mentor Social Entrepreneurs in Africa

09-18-2018 | 08:58:00
Nestlé and Ashoka have kick-started a social investment accelerator program to accelerate social entrepreneurship and boost the economic development of Africa on 10th September 2018.

Africa50 names five new independent board members

09-18-2018 | 06:00:00
Africa50 shareholders have approved the expansion of the Board of Directors to include at least half independent directors.

[Kenya] Oserian Flowers raises alarm over biting fertilizer shortage

09-17-2018 | 13:16:20
One of Kenya’s leading flower grower and exporter Oserian Development Company has sounded the alarm over massive fertilizer shortage in the country.

The Carlyle Group completes acquisition of Abacus in East Africa

09-17-2018 | 09:32:00
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in AK Life Sciences, Abacus, a pharmaceutical company in East Africa.

[Kenya] Cytonn Investments opens Central Rift regional office

09-17-2018 | 06:47:58
Cytonn Investments Management Plc has opened an office to serve the Central Rift region and tap into the vast real estate investment opportunities the region offers.

[Kenya] KAM, NEMA and recyclers partner to enhance waste management

09-17-2018 | 06:26:00
Kenya Association of Manufactures (KAM) has signed an MoU with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and Kenya Association of Waste Recyclers for PET plastic waste management.

[Kenya Business Week] Smart cities, a panacea for urban population

09-14-2018 | 06:57:14
As urban population hits unprecedented highs putting pressure on key amenities like housing, transport water and sanitation experts are mulling new and innovative ways to create smarter inclusive and sustainable cities.

[Interview] Joe Gakuo, CEO, Oleum Holdings, Kenya

09-13-2018 | 11:55:00
Mr. Joe Watson Gakuo is the Chief Executive Officer of Oleum Holdings Limited, and the founder of Upstream Awards.

African Court on Human & Peoples' Rights President & VP get re-elected

09-13-2018 | 07:18:00
The President and the Vice President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Hon Justice Sylvain Oré from Côte d’Ivoire and Hon Justice Ben Kioko from Kenya respectively, have been re-elected for the second and final term of two years to lead the Bureau.

UN-Habitat and partners drive for equitable economic growth in Kenya

09-11-2018 | 10:16:00
UN-Habitat, working in concert with its partners, has embarked on a cities campaign on Equitable Economic Growth in two Kenyan secondary towns of Kajiado and Ol-Kalou.

International urbanization experts discuss urban modern law in Kenya

09-11-2018 | 07:30:00
Experts from UN-Habitat, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Union Commission, United Cities and Local Governments of Africa, members of academia, representatives from civil society and local governments met in Nairobi to chart out the process of elaborating a Model Law.

Blockbank partners with Kenya's Spire Bank to spur crypto banking

09-10-2018 | 11:30:00
One of the leading commercial banks in Kenya, Spire Bank, will be instrumental in facilitating a wide variety of international Crytpto banking activity in association with Blockbank.
 
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[Kenya Business Week] Smart cities, a panacea for urban population

09-14-2018 | 06:57:14
As urban population hits unprecedented highs putting pressure on key amenities like housing, transport water and sanitation experts are mulling new and innovative ways to create smarter inclusive and sustainable cities.

[Interview] Joe Gakuo, CEO, Oleum Holdings, Kenya

09-13-2018 | 11:55:00
Mr. Joe Watson Gakuo is the Chief Executive Officer of Oleum Holdings Limited, and the founder of Upstream Awards.

[Kenya Business Week] The UK, China trade factor

09-06-2018 | 13:02:00
Fresh from discussing bilateral ties with the United States, Kenya has over the recent past held trade negotiations and deals with UK and China as the super powers seeks to grow their influence in the country.

[Kenya Business Week] New energy frontiers, more business deals

08-31-2018 | 06:27:00
It has been another busy week for anchor sectors in Kenya with more investors, landmark deals and strategic partnerships pointing to Kenya as the investment destination for the region.

[Column] Sachen Gudka: Our economy cannot withstand delayed payments

08-29-2018 | 13:52:59
Money is the bloodline of any economy, and for businesses to thrive, its steady flow and circulation are critical. Cash is king.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why TVET is central to economic development

08-28-2018 | 10:33:00
The economic well being of any nation rests on the country’s ability the create sustainable jobs for all.

[Kenya Business Week] Championing electoral reforms with blockchain

08-23-2018 | 10:08:00
Kenya’s public institutions have this week increased their investments in technology to improve service delivery and address some of the most pressing problems in a development that is receiving thumbs up from both local and international players.

[Kenya Business Week] Unity of purpose in war on counterfeits

08-17-2018 | 08:19:00
Each year counterfeit goods cost the Kenyan economy $300 million in a well-oiled illicit trade that has not only taken away the citizen’s right to quality and genuine products, but put their lives at risk by infiltrating their markets with substandard goods.

[Column] Sachen Gudka: High power costs threaten Kenya’s manufacturing

08-14-2018 | 14:01:01
The announcement of the new power tariffs by Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has indicated an unexpected increase in energy costs for all in the country.

[Kenya Business Week] Realigning businesses to drive growth

08-09-2018 | 10:42:37
With competition across public and private sector now being driven by innovation, Kenyan institutions have invested heavily in modernizing operations and selling the convenience message to customers.

[Startup Interview] George Gichuhi, Founder, HCS Errands, Kenya

08-08-2018 | 10:46:44
The quest for convenience from businesses and a growing middle class has opened up doors for errand running businesses that offer a host of services from food deliveries, filling of returns and data entry services among others.

[Kenya Business Week] Power clinics prove customer is king

08-03-2018 | 10:49:00
An increasingly disenfranchised customer base that has now been empowered by technology to voice their complaints on poor service delivery is inspiring companies to find innovative way of reaching out to clients.

[Column] Sachen Gudka: Achieving Kenya's Big 4 Agenda on clean energy

07-26-2018 | 12:30:00
In line with the Paris Agreement’s aim to strengthen global response to climate change, industry as a significant stakeholder in the planet’s future, must take a lead in effecting and normalizing clean energy use.

[Kenya Business Week] Sustainable businesses that leave no one behind

07-25-2018 | 10:15:00
Despite more than 80 per cent of the beef consumed in Kenya being produced by pastoralists according to a 2011 study, they still struggle with poor market prices and scarcity of fodder.

[Column] Flora Mutahi: Current Imports Trend goes against Big 4 Plan

07-23-2018 | 07:18:21
The Government has prioritized the Manufacturing Sector in the Big 4 Agenda primarily because, through local content provision, it functions as a support provider and catalyst for achievement of the other pillars.