Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Next Steps Towards Transforming Kenya

Step 1: Manufacturing.
Increase manufacturing contribution to 20% of GDP, from the present 9.2%

Step 2: Agro-processing
Enhance food security by processing 50% of agro-exports, from the present 16%.

Step 3: Housing.
Build 1 million affordable houses towards eliminating the annual deficit of 200,000 units.

Step 4: Health.
Achieve 100% universal h health coverage.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Kenyan architecture in search of an identity to call its own


Friday, October 13, 2017

New bridge to replace historic Makupa Causeway

The historic Makupa Causeway that links Mombasa Island to the Kenyan mainland will be demolished and a bridge built in its place, Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) said Thursday. The causeway between Tudor and Port Reitz creeks was built in 1920s with environmental surveys showing it has had a negative impact on marine life at both creeks.
READ MORE: www.businessdailyafrica.com/economy

The History of Makupa Causeway

Initial crossings around the area were made by ferries from Mombasa to the Mainland.
Macupa trestle bridge, the first construction difficulty was crossing from Mombasa Island at Macupa to the Mainland. A temporary wooden viaduct was built in 90 days, while the main bridge was erected alongside. Later named Salisbury Bridge, it was completed in 1898. Drive-in-Cinema was also located on the other side and so were the famous areas such as Kibarani, Changamwe. Jomvu market. READ MORE: www.friendsofmombasa.com

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Work begins on the tallest skyscraper in Africa

Pinnacle Towers

The mighty peaks of Kilimanjaro and Kenya are the highest points in Africa, towering over the East Coast nations. The mountains will soon be sharing a skyline with a man-made behemoth named simply: "The Pinnacle."

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta recently laid the foundation stone for what will be the tallest building in Africa in the Upper Hill neighborhood of Nairobi. Construction is underway at the development site, and slated for completion by December 2019. READ MORE: edition.cnn.com

Iconic $110 Million Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill Marks Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ 50th Property in Africa.  
Hilton has signed a management agreement with Jabavu Village Ltd to open a 255 guest-room and suite hotel in Kenya's capital. The hotel is set to open in 2020 and joins 50 Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties trading or under development in 17 countries across Africa.  FULL STORY: newsroom.hilton.com


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Why Jack Ma went to Kenya, Rwanda with 38 Chinese billionaires in tow

Jack Ma, Asia's richest man and founder of Alibaba Group is on a two-day trip to east Africa, visiting Kenya and Rwanda with 38 fellow Chinese billionaires, all no doubt poised with expensive fountain pens, ready to ink billion dollar deals.


The Full public lecture at UoN
Alibaba founder Jack Ma addressed business community and students at the University of Nairobi Thursday afternoon.

The entrepreneur jetted in the country on Wednesday and offered tips on how to build successful business.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Isiolo Airport boosts farmers, tour firms prospects

Farmers and tour operators in counties surrounding the Isiolo International Airport are banking on the facility to boost business in the region.

Kenya Chamber of Commerce, miraa growers and exporters as well as tourism sector operators in Isiolo and Samburu counties say the Sh1.7 billion airport will increase demand for their products by easing transport to and from the region.

Read more at www.businessdailyafrica.com

Nairobi City County Assembly Adopts Non Motorized Transport Policy

The Nairobi City County Assembly has adopted the Non Motorized Transport (NMT) Policy whose objective is to provide a framework for harmonization, prioritization and coordination of NMT infrastructure, facility development and maintenance in Nairobi.

The policy, whose formulation was championed by Kara in partnership with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other key stakeholders in the transport sector, was officially handed over to the County Executive in March 2015. Since then, the County Executive and Kara have been working very closely to have the policy adopted by the County Assembly.


Shy billionaire behind Eldoret’s Sh200b industrial park

Kenya’s list of billionaires is pretty brief and easy to remember. It includes individuals such as Equity’s Chairman Peter Munga, industrialists Chris Kirubi, Prandeep Paunrhana, Naushad Merali and Manu Chandaria among other household names. But there is a billionaire who is little known to majority of Kenyans. By all measures, David Langat plays in the billionaire’s league. Read more at: www.standardmedia.co.ke/business

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Chinese firm to construct Sh200b industrial park in Eldoret after Beijing deal
A Chinese firm has signed multi-billion shilling deal with the Kenyan government for the construction of an industrial park at the Eldoret Special Economic Zone. Read more at: www.nation.co.ke/counties/eldoret

Monday, July 17, 2017


What a week! The curtains have drawn on the IAAF World U18 Championships and it couldn't have been better. Heroic performances, a party atmosphere and the friendliest hosts imaginable – Nairobi 2017 was a genuine epic.

If there was one great thing about the IAAF World U18 Championships (and there were many) then it was the people. Decked out in their nation's colours, the Kenyan fans came filing through the gates of the Kasarani Stadium each day beaming wide smiles, extending the arms to welcome the athletics world. What made it unforgettable, however, was their support anytime their nation's athletes took to the track, or indeed field. Whether it was a high jumper clearing a bar in warmup, a thrower unleashing a personal best in qualifying or a middle distance athlete storming to victory, they roared their support all week, creating an incredible setting for live sport. An incredible championships with the friendliest of hosts. Farewell, Nairobi. We'll miss you.