August 27, 2014

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[VIDEO] “The Lupita Nyong’o Effect” on the Kenya’s Film Industry -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Makau Mutua accused of lying in US Court -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Uhuru Kenyatta says ready to work with Raila Odinga -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

VIDEO: Carjacking in Nairobi caught on tape -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Kenyan family urgently needs help in Sarasota, Florida -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Show Mungiki, Raila Odinga link, ICC tells Bensouda -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Court allows Senator Mike Sonko to sue Cord politicians for contempt -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Counties have no money to pay August salaries, says Governor Ruto -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Uhuru snubs calls for major Kitui road, leaves residents bitter -

Monday, August 25, 2014

192 elephant carcasses found in Mara reserve in Kenya and Tanzania -

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Chris Kirubi’s Runda Project: Two rivers set to be East Africa’s Largest Shopping Mall

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Runda is set to become home of Kenya and East Africa’s biggest shopping mall. The concrete wonder dubbed Two Rivers will be at the heart of the affluent Runda, Gigiri, Muthaiga and Nyali neighbourhoods. The entire complex, which will also include a 5 starhotel, residential apartments and an office park, will be located on a 100 acre piece of land, a few minutes from the UN complex and several embassies. The whole project is estimated to cost around Sh60 billion. Of the 62,000 square meters of GLA retail tenants, just under 50% are international clients including international supermarket chain, Carrefour hypermarket on 10,000 sqm as the anchor tenant. This will…

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Meet Kenyan High School dropout making Sh2 million a year from his laundry business

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When Dennis Mochama dropped out of high school, he was a desperate young man in search of money to treat a childhood illness. Now he is a successful entrepreneur, who builds his own washing machines and earns Sh2 million every year from a laundry business. JOAN BARSULAI had a chat with him. When 27-year-old Dennis Mochama fell ill in his teen years, suffering from an unknown illness, his life came to a stand-still. “I was in Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi, thriving in my schooling. Suddenly, I started to feel extremely tired all the time. Nobody could tell what was wrong with…

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[PHOTOS] The $210,000 (Sh17 million) Safari: Ol Jogi Ranch In Kenya

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It’s easy to get caught up in the exquisite details at the Wildenstein family’s Ol Jogi Ranch in Kenya—the Murano glass globes over lamps, the sumptuous Hermès linens, the perfectly polished Buccellati silver—but that’s missing the point. Magnificent as all the objects in the house are, they’re embellishment. What’s enchanting about the place is the wildlife: incredible density and diversity, including migrating elephants, 15% of the world’s remaining Grevy’s zebra population and more than 40 of the 790 black rhinos that remain in East Africa. The experience here is unusual because guests have the land to themselves: Ol Jogi (named for a native shrub) comprises 58,000 acres of the Laikipia Plateau. Previously a cattle ranch, it was the…

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Investment opportunities with Family Bank of Kenya

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Are you thinking of investing in Kenya? Here’s your chance.Family Bank team is in  Dallas- Texas .Free account opening!  Loans at 8%.Contact Pauline Kieme on 830-752-5043 or email diasporabanking@familybank.co.ke. Come with your Kenyan ID or passport. Friday August 22,6.30pm    East Africa Chamber of Commerce meeting –Doubletree Hotel located at 4099 Valley View Lane, Dallas TX Saturday, August 23, 10.30am    SDA Church, All Nations in Arlington, TX-Saturday, August 23, 3.00 pm    AFRIKAN FUSION restaurant (FIRST 20 people to get there will receive free lunch.)Sunday August 24, 1pm    Trinity Anglican Church on 12727 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, TX 75230. 12727Sunday August 24 10.30 am     Victory Chapel on 13515 Method St, Dallas Texas 75243Sunday August…

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Nairobi plots that sell for over Sh1 billion

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The cost of land hit new highs last week, defying a price correction projected for the real estate segment. The asking price for Nairobi’s prime plots continued to breach the Sh1 billion mark in a trend that is set to push all but deep-pocketed buyers out of the lucrative business. Last week, real estate agent Lloyd Masika put up a 2.25-acre piece of land off State House Road for sale, asking buyers for Sh1.2 billion in what has highlighted the pressure that property developers face in prime areas. The figure works out to a whopping Sh533 million for an acre,…

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Chris Kirubi: Why I honoured Obama’s invite this time round

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NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 12 – When Capital Group Chairman Dr Chris Kirubi declined US President Barack Obama’s invite to dinner in Dar-es-Salaam last year, he attracted both pats on the back and criticism for his stand but he is nothing if not one to speak his mind. However, when the opportunity came for him to join the Kenyan delegation in Washington DC for the inaugural US-African Leaders Summit last week, he gladly went for the opportunity it presented to Kenya, he told Capital FM News. “The messages that had been going out about Kenya were focused around Al Shabaab, terror…

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Kenya signs customs agreement with US

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NAIROBI, Kenya, August 11 – Kenya has signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) with the United States marking a significant milestone in collaboration on security and trade facilitation between the two countries. CMAAs are bilateral agreements between countries and are enforced by their respective customs administrations which in Kenya’s case will be Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). The deal was signed between the acting US Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan and Kenya’s Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich. “Customs Mutual Assistance Agreements are valuable tools in the enforcement of our laws as they facilitate information sharing between international…

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Why Facebook Messenger Is Getting Slammed By Tons Of Negative Reviews

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Now that Facebook will no longer let you send messages through its main mobile app, users are being forced to download and install Facebook Messenger — and they’re not happy about it.  Dave Smith/Business Insider In just a few days since the big split, Facebook Messenger has soared to the No. 1 spot in the iOS App Store — but it also has an overwhelming number of one-star ratings. Nearly 94% of those who rated the app gave it just one star. The Google Play store works a bit differently, as Mashable’s Karissa Bell points out, but even recent reviews of…

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US ice cream chain Cold Stone to open Nairobi branch next month

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Cold Stone Creamery, an American ice cream chain, has joined a raft of Western retailers setting up base in Kenya with its first store set to open in Nairobi by the end of next month. Cold Stone Creamery said its debut Nairobi branch is among seven it plans to open over the next five years. The ice cream vendor is entering the local market through a 10-year franchise deal with Om Nom Nom Mauritius Ltd, a firm that also operates in the East Africa region and has interests in retail, hotel, catering and real-estate industries. “Om Nom Nom already conducts…

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Kenya’s rich get priority in NSSF home sales

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The National Social Security Fund has put 49 shops and houses up for sale in Embakasi under the same controversial terms that saw dozens of units snapped up by politicians and connected individuals in 2008. Then, six Cabinet ministers –- including Mr John Munyes who led the Labour ministry under which the workers’ fund falls — were among over 4,000 people competing for 674 Nyayo Estate housing units. Initially, the Phase Two shops and houses were to be sold on a first-come-first-served basis to anyone who could raise a ten per cent deposit and become a tenant buyer. This was,…

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