News

Kenya launches green bonds market in product diversification plan

02-20-2019 | 09:00:00
As part of the strategy of diversifying products in the Kenyan capital markets, the frameworks to issue listed and unlisted green bonds have launched.

[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.

Innova to open $40 million plant in Kenya to build green affordable homes

02-19-2019 | 07:24:00
Innova Eco Building System has entered into a joint venture agreement to build a $40 million manufacturing plant bringing its green building technology to Mwale Medical and Technology City.

Telkom Kenya revises data packages targeting millenials

02-18-2019 | 13:08:00
Kenya’s telecommunication company Telkom has reviewed its flagship Combo bundle dubbed “Mzito” giving subscribers data, minutes and free night data.

[Kenya] NSE admits first hostee onto the Ibuka Programe

02-14-2019 | 08:22:11
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has admitted APT Commodities Limited as the first company to join the Ibuka Program; NSE’s incubation and acceleration program.

Panalpina flies record 1.6 million roses from Kenya to Sydney in ‘love plane’

02-14-2019 | 05:56:45
International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina has flown an entire Boeing 777 cargo aircraft packed full of freshly cut roses from Nairobi to Sydney, right in time for the romantic holiday.

[Kenya] CMA publishes first State of Corporate Governance Report

02-12-2019 | 06:55:17
The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has published the first State of Corporate Governance Report based on an assessment of 56 issuers of securities to the public in 2017/18.

Kenya manufacturers identify priority actions to realize Big 4 Agenda

02-06-2019 | 13:01:38
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has launched the Manufacturing Priority Agenda (MPA) 2019 under the theme, Closing the manufacturing gap through the Big 4 Agenda for shared prosperity.

Wanjiku Mugane appointed senior advisor for African Infrastructure Investment Managers in Kenya

02-06-2019 | 10:43:55
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) has announced the appointment of Wanjiku Mugane as a Senior Advisor in Kenya.

[Kenya] Oserian targets top students with scholarships, job opportunities

02-06-2019 | 08:15:00
One of Kenya’s largest flower growers and exporters, Oserian Development Company has announced a series of scholarships for best students in the schools it manages.

[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.

[Kenya] CMA joins Global Financial Innovation Network

02-05-2019 | 05:38:30
In its quest to support the transformation of the capital markets in Kenya through nurturing innovation, the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has joined the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN).

East African Community lauded for boosting regional economies

02-04-2019 | 07:04:00
East African Community leaders have lauded the regional body for the role it has played towards improving the economies of member countries.

[Kenya] Panasonic and World Vision launch off grid solutions project in Narok County

02-01-2019 | 13:08:32
World Vision and Panasonic Corporation have launched an Off-grid Solutions Project in Narok County, Kenya.
 
Features

[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.

[Column] Sachen Gudka: Tracking Kenya Big Four Agenda’s performance

01-02-2019 | 06:10:00
By deliberately centering Manufacturing in the Big 4 Agenda, Kenya made an expedient decision to steer itself back on the fast track towards realizing Vision 2030.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: How the EAC bloc can leverage its market

12-21-2018 | 13:04:00
This year, reports and news articles have been awash with stories of a dysfunctional EAC bloc stagnated and in near-crumbling state.

[Kenya Business Week] Conquering the skies, an innovation at a time

12-13-2018 | 13:27:58
Weeks after launching direct flights to the United States, Kenya is streamlining its aviation sector further.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Kenya’s focus on SMEs is a welcome Intervention

12-13-2018 | 06:29:00
50 per cent of all new Kenyan jobs are estimated to come from medium and large companies, despite them constituting only 20 per cent of all firms in the manufacturing and services sectors.

[Kenya Business Week] Leveraging the blue economy wave to boost national purse

11-29-2018 | 13:36:00
Kenya has this week successfully hosted the first global conference on blue economy that brought together over 16,000 delegates.

[Column] Tobias Alando: Leveraging on regional blocs to spur industrial growth

11-26-2018 | 12:02:00
The core of any economy is the ability of economic agents to convert inputs – capital, labour, energy, raw materials and purchased services – into useful products.

[Startup Interview] Job Mutai, Co Founder, New Age Media, Kenya

11-15-2018 | 14:26:00
Job Mutai is the Co Founder and the Creative Director of New Age Media agency, a marketing, communications and media company based in Nairobi, Kenya.

[Kenya Business Week] Flying into new opportunities

11-15-2018 | 06:36:56
African countries have been pushing for an open skies agreement to make intra Africa trade and movement cheaper and faster.