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[Kenya] Cytonn receives RBA approval to offer Cytonn Personal Retirement Benefits Scheme and Cytonn Income Drawdown Fund

05-21-2019 | 09:09:29
Cytonn Asset Managers Limited, CAML, the regulated affiliate of Cytonn Investments, announced that it has received two licenses from the Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA).

[Kenya] CMA recovers additional Kshs 19 million in connection with suspicious trade in KenolKobil shares

05-21-2019 | 07:28:00
The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has completed the outstanding aspects of the insider trading investigations into the KenolKobil counter and has secured the surrender of an additional Ksh19 million.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: SMEs critical in attaining Kenya’s manufacturing dream

05-21-2019 | 06:56:36
The key boon of manufacturing is that it absorbs large swaths of workers and places them into productive and decent paying jobs.

[Kenya] Capital Markets Authority set to recover Ksh208 million from illegal trading in fixed income securities

05-17-2019 | 13:09:00
Kenya’s Capital Markets Authority has taken enforcement action against Mr. Rodrick Muhoro, a bond trader, following conclusion of investigations with respect to allegation of irregular trading of Government Securities.

[Kenya] Capital Markets Authority licenses Jubilee Financial Services to operate as a fund manager

05-17-2019 | 06:15:00
The Board of the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has approved the grant of a license to Jubilee Financial Services Limited to operate as a fund manager having met all requirements.

CBK and Bank of Mauritius brainstorm to deepen cooperation

05-16-2019 | 08:47:00
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and the Bank of Mauritius held a brainstorming session with a view to enhancing cooperation between the two central banks.

Capital Markets Authority licenses AFG Wealth Kenya as an investment adviser

05-15-2019 | 13:15:00
The Board of the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has approved the grant of a license to AFG Wealth Kenya Limited to operate as Investment Adviser in Kenya bringing the number of investment advisers to 15.

[Startup Interview] Jacqui Mwangi, Managing Director, Buyology, Kenya

05-14-2019 | 08:55:10
Jacqui Mwangi is the Managing Director of Buyology Co. LLC, a Kenyan based startup that is assisting companies enhance customer experience through mystery shopping concept and training.

OVO Foundation funds £1.75m electrification project in Kenya

05-13-2019 | 08:42:00
OVO Foundation is expanding its energy access project in Kenya, electrifying over 300 schools and health clinics in the hardest-to-reach parts of Kenya.

Coca-Cola appoints Phillipine Mtikitiki General Manager, East & Central Africa Franchise

05-09-2019 | 07:53:00
Coca-Cola Central, East & West Africa Ltd has appointed Phillipine Mtikitiki as General Manager, East & Central Africa Franchise effective 1st June 2019, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenya Airways increases flights to Bujumbura

05-09-2019 | 07:37:00
National Carrier, Kenya Airways is pleased to announce an additional daily direct service from Nairobi to Bujumbura, Burundi starting 8 May 2019.

Kenya Railways makes changes to improve Madaraka Express passenger service

05-09-2019 | 07:12:52
In a move to improve the Madaraka Express passenger service, the Kenya Railways has announced the following changes that will take effect from June 1, 2019.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Manufacturing: The next 60 years of Kenya’s development

05-09-2019 | 06:08:00
Among policymakers and scholars across the globe, a robust manufacturing sector is broadly understood as a fundamental path to economic growth and development.

Kenya Airways resumes Malindi operations

05-07-2019 | 07:30:00
Travelers to Malindi have a reason to smile after National carrier Kenya Airways announced the resumption of flights to the idyllic Coastal town with four weekly flights starting 10th June 2019.

UK invests over £64 million in Kenya’s solar, tech industries

05-06-2019 | 07:23:06
More than £52 million of UK funding has been raised for solar power plant, creating up to 250 jobs in Kenya; £11 million investment by British business De La Rue to produce high-tech identity cards.
 
Features

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: SMEs critical in attaining Kenya’s manufacturing dream

05-21-2019 | 06:56:36
The key boon of manufacturing is that it absorbs large swaths of workers and places them into productive and decent paying jobs.

[Startup Interview] Jacqui Mwangi, Managing Director, Buyology, Kenya

05-14-2019 | 08:55:10
Jacqui Mwangi is the Managing Director of Buyology Co. LLC, a Kenyan based startup that is assisting companies enhance customer experience through mystery shopping concept and training.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Manufacturing: The next 60 years of Kenya’s development

05-09-2019 | 06:08:00
Among policymakers and scholars across the globe, a robust manufacturing sector is broadly understood as a fundamental path to economic growth and development.

[Column] Sachen Gudka: Kenya counties must focus on attracting investments

04-02-2019 | 06:50:56
The idea behind the decentralization of Government into devolved units was a noble one. Its main intent was to ensure that each and every Kenyan citizen can have an equal chance at living a productive quality life.

[Interview] David Kimani, Founder, Vacay Holiday Deals, Kenya

03-28-2019 | 09:33:00
Kenyan entrepreneur, David Kimani, is providing the unique service of vacations and holiday trips on credit - to be paid for at later dates - with his company, Vacay Holiday Deals.

[Interview] Byron Mudhune, Co-Founder, MafAfrique

03-14-2019 | 06:38:34
Byron Mudhune is the co-founder and chairman of MafAfrique, an advisory and fund management group with operations in Africa and Eurasia.

[Interview] James Maina, Executive Director, Daima Trust, Kenya

03-12-2019 | 10:50:00
James Maina is a Kenyan social entrepreneur using his passion to transform and impact communities across the country. He exclusively talked to Africa Business Communities about social enterprising, as he narrates his business story.

[Column] Flora Mutahi: Closing the gender gap in the Kenyan workplace

03-08-2019 | 07:41:39
As the world marks International Women’s Day it is time to take stock of our strides as Kenya, towards gender parity, especially in terms of women’s economic contribution.

[Column] Samuel Kariuki: East African real estate investors discover the working class

02-20-2019 | 04:48:49
The last 20 years of real estate boom in East Africa has changed our building landscape and inventory, as it quite rightly should have done.

[Interview] Seth Mundhe, Founder, Ejenzi Africa, Kenya

02-05-2019 | 10:04:00
After years of experience working in the construction industry, Seth Mundhe identified a need in the market and set up an online marketplace to satisfy it.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Kenya’s tax policies must be built to nurture and expand businesses

02-05-2019 | 08:03:40
Taxation is a key element in cost of doing business and hence should be designed to optimize growth of industry and increase overall competitiveness.

[Column] Sachen Gudka: What Kenya needs to kick-start her economy

01-31-2019 | 09:36:47
In 1965, a tiny country in Asia was expelled by its ‘Mother Country’. At its point of departure from the Federation of Malaysia, Singapore, a 580-square Kilometer Island, had no natural resources.

[Kenya Business Week] No to robots in banks

01-25-2019 | 11:38:02
Even as Kenya continues to record impressive penetration of technology, a section of citizens still prefer the brick and mortar services and are still apprehensive about embracing new innovations among them machine intelligence.

[Kenya Business Week] Competition, customer service drive expansion binge

01-18-2019 | 08:33:03
As customers demand top notch services grows and competition reach fever pitch, companies are investing millions to improve infrastructure and service quality.

[Kenya Business Week] US key investment target in Africa

01-10-2019 | 13:10:52
US has reiterating its commitment to strong partnerships with key countries in Africa, specifically naming Kenya as a target for future US aid and investment.