• 1 day Revealed: Labour Ministry plans to export 1M jobs Citizen -Biz
    Cognizant of the domestic pressures to create employment under a burgeoning youthful population the government has changed tact to look elsewhere as the country faces a near domestic job-growth freeze. The grand job-export plan pegged at a million job exports each year over the next three is to be spearheaded ... more
  • 2 days VET ON CALL: Why your dairy cows are not becoming pregnant Nation -Biz
    Research shows that many farmers are turning to bulls due to high failure rate when using AI ... more
  • 2 days Schools live the farming dream Nation -Biz
    From afar, one can spot greenhouses and hear cows mooing as they enter Jomo Kenyatta Boys High School in Bahati, Nakuru. ... more
  • 2 days Tractors everywhere, but shall we get more food? Nation -Biz
    Several counties have invested millions of shillings to offer subsidised tractor services, creating a huge demand for farm machinery among small farmers ... more
  • 2 days BIZ TRENDS: Have digital ‘influencers’ changed advertising CapitalFM -Biz
    Social Media/AFP NAIROBI, Kenya, May 17 -The rise of social platforms has brought with it a new kind of celebrity known as the digital influencer. As influencers strengthen their relationships with their audiences, they build a sense of credibility and authenticity that differentiates them from most conventional celebrities. This ... more
  • 2 days China’s Luckin raises $561 mln as it hopes to topple Starbucks CapitalFM -Biz
    Luckin is hoping to unseat Starbucks as the biggest coffee chain in China AFP/File NEW YORK, United States, May 17 – Chinese coffee chain Luckin, battling to dethrone Starbucks in the Asian giant, has raised $561 million ahead of its Wall Street listing, an IPO consulting firm said Thursday. ... more
  • 2 days 15 local startups in housing to pitch for Sh5M funding CapitalFM -Biz
    NAIROBI, Kenya, May – Fifteen local business start-ups in the housing sector will next week pitch for a chance to win Sh5 million in funding for their business ideas. This will be at the ShelterTech Accelerator Kenya program Demo Day, which will bring together a pool of local and ... more
  • 2 days Fuel cost levy in May electricity bills highest in five years Citizen -Biz
    The fuel cost levy in May electricity bills has jumped to Sh3.75 per unit of power -the biggest margin in five years as dry weather forced Kenya to step up electricity using diesel. Consumers also bear the brunt of a local weak currency with the forex element also up by ... more
  • 2 days PrideInn gears up to rep Kenya at IMEX frankfurt 2019 CapitalFM -Biz
    PrideInn Managing Director Mr Hasnain Noorani in a past media briefing_.jpg MOMBASA, Kenya , May 17 – Hotel group PrideInn is preparing to showcase Kenya’s meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions (MICE) tourism at the IMEX FRANKFURT 2019 travel expo in Germany from May 21-23. This is in addition to ... more
  • 2 days Uber(ising) solar energy: students show it can be done CapitalFM -Biz
    Strathmore University’s winning team: (left to right) Fredrick Amariati, Ignatius Maranga, Raymond Kiyegga and Alex Osunga/Courtesy NAIROBI, Kenya, May 17 – A team of students from Strathmore University in Nairobi, on Thursday walked off as winners with Sh150,000 in prize money for an innovative concept to provide equitable energy ... more
  • 2 days Kenya secures Sh210bn ‘Kachumbari’ Eurobond Nation -Biz
    Public debt stands at Sh5.1 trillion, meaning every citizen owes about Sh100,000. ... more
  • 2 days Closing date extended: 2019 Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Awards nominations CapitalFM -Biz
    Photo collage of the 2018 winners/Courtesy LAGOS, Nigeria, May 17 – The closing date for the 2019 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards nominations has been extended to Monday, 10 June 2019. The extension gives more women entrepreneurs an opportunity to enter these prestigious, multi-industry awards, ... more
  • 2 days Kenya loses Ksh.50M daily on traffic jams Citizen -Biz
    It has now emerged that Kenya loses over Ksh.50 million daily in traffic jams. According to a new report by the Institute of Economic Affairs Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) now says that the introduction of the Bus Rapid Transport System holds key to managing traffic especially in Nairobi. IEA ... more
  • 3 days Cash crunch hits release of cheap maize to millers Nation -Biz
    The NCPB is meant to release more than two million bags of maize to millers in a bid to check the rising cost of flour that has so far hit Sh121 for a two-kilo packet from Sh90 in February. ... more
  • 3 days Tropikal Brands enters porridge flour market Nation -Biz
    Tropikal Brands Afrika has entered the flour market with a product branded Nutripro. ... more
  • 3 days Scangroup CEO Bharat’s earnings drops to Sh78m Nation -Biz
    Bharat Thakrar was paid a total of Sh78.1 million in the year ended December. ... more
  • 3 days Social enterprise secures funding to assemble bio-digesters CapitalFM -Biz
    Sistema Bio technology will enable farmers save money and increase yields/Courtesy NAIROBI, Kenya, May 16 – Social enterprise firm Sistema. Bio, a biogas company in Africa, has secured Sh1.2 billion to assemble bio-digester technology that will impact over 100,000 farmers in Kenya over the next three years. The initiative ... more
  • 3 days Tropikal partners with Africa Improved Foods to ensure quality flour CapitalFM -Biz
    Tropikal Brands launches nutritious porridge flour into the market/AFP NAIROBI, Kenya, May 16 – Manufacturer and distribution company, Tropikal Brands Afrika, has launched a fortified brand of porridge flour called Nutripro. Milled from graded maize and millet and fortified with 13 vitamins, minerals and protein, Nutripro is presented in ... more
  • 3 days Sanlam investments E.A maintains pension fund management market share lead CapitalFM -Biz
    NAIROBI, May 16 – The Retirement Benefits Authority has announced an 8 percent year-on-year increase in the total assets under management by fund managers and approved issuers in Kenya. According to the recently released RBA Retirement Benefits Industry report for December 2018, 16 fund managers and 15 approved issuers, ... more
  • 3 days WhatsApp patches security flaw after spyware injection revealed CapitalFM -Biz
    Spyware injected into the popular messaging application WhatsApp could compromise smartphones and lead to targeting of human rights activists, journalists and others/AFP MOSCOW, Russia, May 16 – The Russian founder of popular messaging app Telegram has warned that WhatsApp, the world’s top messaging app, will continue to be open ... more
  • 3 days World Bank agrees on sh10bn fund for development in 3 counties CapitalFM -Biz
    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 16 – Three county governments and the World Bank have agreed on a Sh10-billion Development Response to Displacement Impacts project. The initiative, which is aimed at improving access to water, healthcare, education and building resilience of communities in northern Kenya, will see Garissa, Wajir and Turkana ... more
  • 3 days Government releases maize to plug grain shortage Citizen -Biz
    The Government has released two million bags of maize to millers to plug the grain shortage that has seen the price of flour rise 30 percent in one month as millers appeared to have succeeded in pushing state to offer subsidies to   lower the cost of flour. Currently, the ... more
  • 3 days China warns US against ‘harm’ to trade ties over Huawei ban CapitalFM -Biz
    Tensions have further escalated between Beijing and Washington over the effective barring of Huawei from the US market/AFP BEIJING, China, May 16 – China warned the United States on Thursday against further harming trade ties after President Donald Trump effectively barred Chinese telecom giant Huawei from the US market ... more
  • 3 days Artist sells rabbit sculpture for Sh9.2 billion Standard -Biz
    Created by Koons in 1986, 'Rabbit' is among the best-known works by the artist, who built a reputation for challenging art world conventions. ... more
  • 3 days Businessmen at Mombasa port protest multiple taxation Standard -Biz
    The importers said they are faced with loss of business due to the multiple charges by OGEFREM, their equivalent of the Kenya Maritime Authority ... more
  • 3 days Kenya borrows Sh210b through third Eurobond Standard -Biz
    Kenya has borrowed Sh210 billion from the international markets through the sale of the country's third Eurobond. ... more
  • 3 days Kenya borrows Sh210b in new Eurobond Standard -Biz
    Kenya has raised Sh210 billion in a new Eurobond that comes in tranches of 7- and 12-year tenors. ... more
  • 3 days Explainer: Just what is a Eurobond? Nation -Biz
    Kenya has just issued a Sh210bn Eurobond. What does this mean? ... more
  • 3 days KTB refreshes the Magical Kenya destination brand CapitalFM -Biz
    KTB is already reaping from some of the digital marketing efforts through recognition by Expedia group who awarded KTB the ‘Africa Campaign of the Year Award’ for the digital campaign “Can We Kenya Campaign/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 16 – Over the years, destinations have not only become competitive but ... more
  • 3 days Nairobi to host Africa Shared Value Summit CapitalFM -Biz
    The summit will see delegates discuss the evolving role of business within a rapidly changing socio-economic landscape, and how businesses can integrate the Shared Value principles for inclusive and sustainable growth/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 16 – The 2019 Africa Shared Value Summit will this year bring business leaders and ... more
  • 3 days US blacklists Chinese Huawei over security threat Standard -Biz
    Donald Trump stepped up his battle against Huawei Wednesday, effectively barring the Chinese telecom giant from the US market ... more
  • 3 days Uganda agrees to pay oil firms more to use planned pipeline Standard -Biz
    Uganda said on Wednesday it had agreed to pay a higher tariff to use a pipeline planned to run through neighbouring Tanzania ... more
  • 3 days Kenya issues yet another Sh210bn Eurobond CapitalFM -Biz
    In a statement, the Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich stated that the proceeds from this issuance will also be used to finance some of the development infrastructure projects/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, May 16 – Kenya has issued another Sh210 billion Eurobond that will be used to finance the budget and ... more
  • 3 days Kenya seals third Ksh.210B Eurobond Citizen -Biz
    Kenya has successfully issued a third Eurobond priced at Ksh.210 billion (USD 2.1 billion) following a roadshow in United States and the U.K. The newly acquired bond is composed of a dual-tranche–  7 and 12-year tenure priced at an amortisation rate of seven and eight percent respectively. The low interest ... more
  • 3 days Kenya sells third Sh210bn Eurobond Nation -Biz
    Kenya takes up new Eurobond despite rising concern over public debt. ... more
  • 3 days (Untitled) Standard -Biz
    Kenya has over 4,232 branded rooms in the pipeline followed by Ghana, Tanzania and Cape Verde, each with just over 2,000. ... more
  • 3 days Britons floor the Chinese in race for local investments Standard -Biz
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  • 3 days ‘Establish your career first before going after money’ Standard -Biz
    My employer saw the need to train graduates and even students in learning institutions on how they could become more marketable for the job market. ... more
  • 3 days (Untitled) Standard -Biz
    If you are a mason, you no longer need to walk from one site to another looking for work. Download the app and you will be able to see jobs. ... more
  • 3 days Bond trader fined Sh208m for fraud Standard -Biz
    Businessman was an accomplice in insider trading scheme involving government securities. ... more
  • 3 days Two win African innovation prize Standard -Biz
    Graduates from Moi and Rongo universities among winners of Sh3 million prize. ... more
  • 3 days Insurer tightens claims payment Standard -Biz
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  • 3 days I Choose Life unveils programme to empower one million young people Standard -Biz
    The initiative, branded as SEALS programme, was launched during a mentorship event held at the University of Nairobi. ... more
  • 3 days HF hands over Sh1.9 billion project to buyers Standard -Biz
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  • 3 days Embu youth group earns a living from interlocking bricks Standard -Biz
    Blocks a good alternative to conventional materials and friendly to the environment. ... more
  • 3 days Ports authority moves top bosses in changes Standard -Biz
    Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has effected major changes affecting 16 senior officers who have either been demoted, transferred or promoted. ... more
  • 3 days 18 more arraigned over tax evasion Standard -Biz
    Eighteen more suspects were yesterday arraigned over tax evasion allegations. ... more
  • 4 days Ailing Nakumatt hires firm to audit its books Nation -Biz
    Parker Randall has won the bid to audit Nakumatt Holding’s books and report to the retailer’s creditors. ... more
  • 4 days West Kenya raises share of sugar output to 22pc Nation -Biz
    West Kenya Sugar Company widened its market share to 22 percent in the first quarter. ... more
  • 4 days A day at the Emirates cabin crew training college CapitalFM -Biz
    In Nairobi, Emirates cabin crew are best known for their trademark light brown suits and red hats complemented by red lips. Those who have had the pleasure of flying with Emirates have experienced their warm hospitality along all routes. However, during our recent trip to the Emirates Cabin ... more
  • 4 days Auditor raises the red flag over Remu losses Nation -Biz
    Key Microfinance Bank’s accumulating losses have put its ‘going concern’ status in jeopardy. ... more
  • 4 days Changes at KPA as 16 senior officials affected CapitalFM -Biz
    The Head of Procurement, Anthony Nyamanch, has been transferred to Kampala, Uganda as the new Head of Liaison Markets/FILE MOMBASA, Kenya, May 15 – Barely a month after Kenya Ports Authority officials were grilled over the alleged irregular awarding of tenders for the Sh40 billion Kipevu Oil Terminal, changes ... more
  • 4 days We’ll work to create good business environment for locals, says Mombasa KNCCI boss CapitalFM -Biz
    Ramadhan said that the new office would establish new sub-committees that will provide members with more advocacy avenues and marketing networks/CFM BUSINESS MOMBASA, Kenya, May 15 – The newly elected chairperson of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI – Mombasa Chapter), has vowed to work in ... more
  • 4 days Major changes at Kenya Ports Authority create panic Standard -Biz
    KPA has effected major changes affecting 16 senior officers either been demoted, transferred or promoted sparking tension among workers at the port. ... more
  • 4 days Age-limit on cars should not be reduced, car importer explains CapitalFM -Biz
    Secondhand motor vehicles/Courtesy NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 – The government of Kenya suspended the ban on car age limit to 5 years that was earlier suggested by Cabinet Secretary Trade and Industrialization Peter Munya to start in July. Before the ban was lifted, the car importers did not receive ... more
  • 4 days Lawyers move to block state appointments Standard -Biz
    Lawyers have protested recent appointments to key government institutions claiming regional imbalance. ... more
  • 4 days 170+ public health facilities with emergency services on Google maps CapitalFM -Biz
    Dr. Benjamin Wachira, Ass. Prof. Emergency Medicine at AKUH and Claude Blatter – GBM Africa Lead NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 – Google in partnership with Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation (EMKF), Ministry of Health and BP Systems Online, have mapped public hospitals with emergency medical care services across the country ... more
  • 4 days Bond trader fined Sh208 million for rigging Standard -Biz
    Case on the rigging of bonds has given the Capital Markets Authority Sh374.9 million in fines on the conspirators. ... more
  • 4 days German Delegation launches dual Vocational Training System CapitalFM -Biz
    German dual approach TVET has grown and proven itself to be successful over the last century in Germany, having made a huge impact of the German economic success/Courtesy NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 – The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya (AHK), through its Skills Expert Project today ... more
  • 4 days KMC risks losing Sh290 Million in budgetary allocation CapitalFM -Biz
    Kenya Meat Commission slaughter house/Courtesy NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 – The Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) risks losing a Sh290 million budgetary allocation earmarked for the modernization programme after a parliamentary committee questioned its status. Agriculture Committee Chairman Adan Haji directed the KMC Board and management to submit the audited ... more
  • 4 days How to get hacked Standard -Biz
    There are plenty of ways to crack a password, so try not to make it easier for hackers to get through ... more
  • 4 days Stalled court projects put Judiciary on the spot Citizen -Biz
    The National Assembly has raised questions over various construction projects of the judiciary spread across the country, which have stalled despite payments being made to contractors. The NA’s Public Accounts Committee is concerned that the public may not get value for money for the projects. As at June 2017, the ... more
  • 4 days Three cheers for civilization: China conference brings Asia together Standard -Biz
    Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) held in Beijing May 15-22, focusing on cultural diversity, exchanges and mutual learning. ... more
  • 4 days Jumia’s Nigeria chief stands by sales figures queried by Citron Standard -Biz
    Jumia's Nigeria chief defends the firm against a report by Citron that accuses it of fraud. ... more
  • 4 days Ethanol declared as spaghetti discovered in Nairobi Standard -Biz
    KRA Customs and Border Control unit has unearthed consignment of smuggled Ethanol declared as imported spaghetti at Inland Container Depot Nairobi ... more
  • 4 days WhatsApp hack: How to find out if you are affected Standard -Biz
    WhatsApp said on Tuesday that a major security breach had allowed hackers to install spyware on some users' phones by simply calling them through the ... more
  • 4 days Tanzania to offer 26 big game hunting blocks in new auction Standard -Biz
    Tanzania plans to introduce a new auctioning system for big game hunting blocks next month ... more
  • 4 days Microsoft to hire 100 engineers in Sh10b tech center Standard -Biz
    Microsoft Corp will invest over Sh10 billion to open an Africa technology development centre with sites in Kenya and Nigeria over the next five years, ... more
  • 4 days What do you do to save money? Standard -Biz
    It can sometimes seem impossible to save money when the prices of the most basic of items rise almost daily. ... more
  • 4 days Preparations for 5th Edition of China Trade Week in high gear CapitalFM -Biz
    According to Xinhua, China’s non-financial direct investment in Kenya has witnessed double-fold increase to about $520 million/Courtesy NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 – The economic relations between Kenya and China has been hailed due to the huge partnerships between the two countries especially in the Belt and Road Initiative. According ... more
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