October 21, 2014

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How Kenyans living with mental health conditions lost the right to marry -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Trapped in Greece: A Kenyan family’s ordeal amidst the Greek economic crisis [VIDEO] -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ODM MPs in bid to block Raila from 2017 poll -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CBN apologises for US preacher’s Pat Robertson’s false claim on AIDS in Kenya -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Senior cop poisoned in Nairobi -

Monday, October 20, 2014

Migori MCA among students sitting for KCSE examinations -

Monday, October 20, 2014

Kenya in fresh bid to bring ICC cases back to country -

Monday, October 20, 2014

Kenyan national threatened to kill employer’s children, court told -

Monday, October 20, 2014

Kenya Airways runs out of fuel midair, makes emergency landing in Mombasa -

Monday, October 20, 2014

Death Announcement-Mrs. Mary Wanjiru Kinyanjui mom Patrick Warui of Dallas, TX -

Sunday, October 19, 2014

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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How bad debts opened door for Kenyan man’s great business

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His first go at business was running a hardware. However, things did not go as anticipated and the venture went under leaving him struggling.  It is while looking for a way out of debt that Lawrence Mosa discovered he was a natural at selling “I ventured into property business by default. I had to sell a portion of land I owned to pay off debts from a hardware business venture that went under. In the process, the fellow I owed asked me to off load his land since he had seen how quickly I had sold mine,” says Lawrence Mosa….

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Duo sets up platform to help Kenyans in Diaspora invest home easily

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Ever since their university years, 21-year-old Leila Khalif and her 23-year-old classmate Edwin Nderitu have had desire to help Kenyans living in the diaspora easily invest back home. According to the two, both graduates in international relations from the United States International University (USIU) —Africa, while diaspora residents are looking to invest locally it is hectic to work out the nitty-gritty while living thousands of kilometres away. It is this ultimate vision that saw them set up an online platform which enables users to delegate tasks to the duo and track progress made. “Kenyans in the diaspora do not have…

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10 Richest Countries In Africa 2014 – GDP per capita

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Africa is one of the largest continents in the world and the home to 54 sovereign states. Although regarded as the poorest continent, there are some progressing economies in Africa which are quite wealthy. This list reflects the GDP per capita. This is the gross domestic product, or total market value of goods and services produced by the national economy during the last year, in regards to each person in the country. Here’s the top 10 Richest Countries in Africa as of 2014 ranked by GDP per capita: 10) Algeria – $7,500 (GDP per capita) Algeria is the second largest oil…

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How Diaspora returnee Catherine Karita is juggling career and life

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You might remember her from this newspaper’s coveted list of Top 40 Under 40 Women. If you are in the banking and financial services industry, you’ll certainly know her as the former head of NIC’s Corporate and Institutional Sales at CFC Stanbic Financial Services Limited where she was charged with distribution of new equity and debt capital deals in the market. Before this, she worked for Bank of America in Maryland, USA, where she lived for nine years before coming back to Kenya in 2009. She joined NIC Securities last year. Her unit just recently launched an online app that…

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Urban spinach farmer makes Sh100,000 in profit per month in Thika

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Many residents living in towns and cities are turning to urban farming to fight poverty, enhance food security and improve environmental sustainability. Like many trying out the activity, Major Rt. Rev Francis Mutua Ndolo, 65, is already making a fortune out of it. He says urban farming is becoming a solution to earning a decent living. The father of two, who lives in Thika’s gated Landless Estate, off Thika-Garisa Road, says that he has planted spinach on an eighth of his land, thanks to Real Impact, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working to increase food security and improve nutritional health across…

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US-based firm unveils two-bedroom rice husk house worth Sh851,000 in Kenya

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A US-based firm Tuesday introduced a two-bedroom house made from alternative building materials at a cost of Sh851,400 in an offering targeted at the low end of the market. International Green Structures (IGS) says it builds homes and office blocks from panels made from compressed rice and wheat husks that are paired with metal framing in what analysts reckon cuts the overall cost of construction by up to 30 per cent and reduces the total time taken to put up a building. The firm says it has so far received 3,400 orders and will build a panel factory in Thika…

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Mwai Kibaki sells Nairobi’s Union Towers to varsity for Sh800m

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Former president Mwai Kibaki has sold one of the jewels of his vast business empire in a multi-million-shilling deal that affirms the position of real estate as one of Kenya’s most lucrative sectors. Mr Kibaki has sold Union Towers, the 14-floor building in central Nairobi, to Mt Kenya University (MKU) for Sh800 million, making it one of the priciest real estate transactions this year. MKU founder and chairman Simon Gicharu said the closing of the deal brings to an end a three-year bidding process and paves the way for the establishment of the institution’s Virtual Learning Centre. “We have been…

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