October 24, 2014

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Kenyan in Atlanta, US donates Sh1 million to Beyond Zero Campaign -

Friday, October 24, 2014

Governor Isaac Ruto’s daughter, 25 year old Emily passes on -

Friday, October 24, 2014

Boeing: Kenya Airways’ Dreamliners are the world’s best performing -

Friday, October 24, 2014

When your dream home in Kenya turns into a nightmare -

Friday, October 24, 2014

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta named United Nations Person of the Year -

Friday, October 24, 2014

[VIDEO] American woman who claimed Kenyan man threatened to behead her goes to jail -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Homeland Security Department Gears Up For Obama Immigration Action -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Doctor in New York tests positive for Ebola -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

How Kenyan International Cyclist John Njoroge Muya met his tragic death at Tour of Matabungkay -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

[VIDEO] Low cost Kenya made car goes on sale at Sh950,000 -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Boeing: Kenya Airways’ Dreamliners are the world’s best performing

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The national carrier Kenya Airways, has broken new operating efficiency ground following the ranking of its recently acquired fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts among other global airlines. According to a mid-term technical evaluation report by Boeing- the aircraft manufacturers- Kenya Airways, fleet of five 787 Dreamliner planes received by early October have been performing at an operations reliability rate of 99.4 per cent making KQ at number one among Dreamliner Airline operators in terms of scheduled interruptions. The technical report further confirms that, at such an operations reliability score, the Kenya Airways fleet is performing way above the current 787…

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When your dream home in Kenya turns into a nightmare

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Ever since Jane Wangui and her husband bought their home in Lower Kabete, Nairobi, it has been a cat-and-mouse game with the seller. For seven years, they have pursed the developer to hand over the land titles, to no avail. They have hired lawyers to follow up on the case, but “they vanish along the way”. “We don’t know why these lawyers disappear,” she says. Together with 11 buyers, they each bought a house for Sh15.5 million. But on its completion, the seller raised the price to Sh17.5 million. Mrs Wangui told her lawyer to pursue the case since the…

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[VIDEO] Low cost Kenya made car goes on sale at Sh950,000

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A Kenyan-made vehicle that is designated as Africa’s cheapest car has hit the showrooms, bringing to reality the dream of an entrepreneur who designed it four years ago. The car, which trades under the brand name Mobius, entered the showrooms this month at a price of Sh950,000 – making it the lowest priced new vehicle in the country. Mobius Motors is the car maker while Thika-based Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers (KVM) is the assembler of the car that is designed for Africa’s rough terrain and off-road driving. The vehicle comes with extras such as air conditioning and power steering. Mobius, whose…

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Coming soon: Kenya’s world class metropolis

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That Nairobi’s socio-economic services are stretched to the limit is not in doubt. In fact, over the years, urban planners have grappled with the problem of decongesting the city whose population is now close to four million. Various interventions have been outlined but little seems to have changed in urban development. But did you know that the Government has an ambitious plan to disperse much of Nairobi’s population through the creation of six new cities? In March 2013, then Lands minister James Orengo signed a document entitled, Spacial Planning Concept for Nairobi Metropolitan Region, in which six thematic cities are included as…

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Wealthy Kenyans push number of registered planes to 1,268

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The number of registered aircraft in Kenya grew by 32 per cent in the past five years to 1,268 in a show of growing affluence by the elite who are driving up demand for air travel. The 1,268 aircraft comprise those belonging to operators of scheduled flights, charter flights and privately owned planes that operate from small airports and airstrips. Data from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) shows that the country had 958 registered planes five years ago. More than 80 per cent of the recently registered vessels are light aircraft weighing up to 10 tonnes that are popular…

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KRA publishes guidelines on importing vehicles from Diaspora

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The Kenya Revenue Authority has published guidelines on importing vehicles from the Diaspora following a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta that Kenyans in the Diaspora be allowed to import vehicles. The guidelines which are to take effect from November 1, 2014 were outlined by Cabinet Secretary in the National Treasury Mr Henry Rotich. The guidelines are as follows: 1. The returning resident must meet all the conditions stipulated in the 5th Schedule of EACMMA, 2004 regarding the definition of a returning resident. 2. The returning resident must be able to prove ownership of a vehicle in the country of residence for a…

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Kenyan motor dealer bungles customer care in Twitter gaffe

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Kenyan consumers have long endured bad customer service from their service providers, who blatantly make a show of their poor understanding of social media. A classic example manifested itself on Monday when a motor company tweeted a reply to a high-profile client asking him to take a cold beer in lieu of service. It all started when Bharat Thakrar, the chief executive officer of Scangroup, a marketing services firm, tweeted RMA about his car, a Sh30 million customised vehicle that was bought three years ago from CMC Motors. “I am getting fed up of my Range letting me down. The…

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Nairobi’s five-star luxury rides

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Hospitality is an economic service sector whose roots go back to the advent of transportation and trade. Over time, the hospitality industry has experienced an evolution to become one of the major economic activities globally. This transformation of status has meant that hotels have had to position themselves as a marketing strategy in order to stand out and win customers over in the highly-competitive hospitality arena. A few years ago, high-end travellers to Kenya had at their disposal yellow-line taxis or cars with company names plastered or painted on the sides. This was the standard fare where even international CEOs…

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Meet Kenyan man who makes Sh40,000 a week from Art. music and cakes

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Just call Edwin Masongo an artist extraordinaire. But in the typical Kenyan street definition, he is the perfect example of a ‘hustler’. It is difficult to reconcile how Edwin, 27, fits in three different jobs that are worlds apart – pushing the boundaries of creativity in pursuit of earning a decent livelihood. He represents the new-age Kenyan youth, who is making extraordinary steps to dodge unemployment through enterprise. His age alone is nothing to report about, but his talent in baking, painting and music, would impress many, considering he has no formal training in any of the fields. We meet…

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Why Nairobi’s skyline is growing more modern

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When Ravi Vasta, the managing director of Mark Properties, wanted to build something exceptional, he flew his team of consultants to Dubai for inspiration. According to Vasta, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) offers hundreds of brilliant architectural designs, which he calculated would stimulate the team’s imagination. In his mind, he wanted a building model that would not only be considered ‘new’ for Kenya but which would be attractive enough to catch investors’ attention. The Le’ Mac – a 22-floor residential development in Nairobi’s Westlands – was the design his team of professionals came up with. The building is still under…

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