September 18, 2014

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[VIDEO] Pilot Laptop Project Kicks Off In Muranga County -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Kenyan writer’s visa denial tirade gets response from UK envoy -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Medical Fundraiser for Rosalind Mburu on September 20, 2014 -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wajir county launches first tarmac road since independence -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Court declines to compel Rusinga school to allow dreadlocked student to class -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Governor Obado, Migori delegation heading to State House to apologize over heckling -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Kenyan Varsities in crisis as freshers report without Helb loans -

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FUNNY: Kenyan Man, Wafula Jots A Heartfelt Love Letter To Alaine! -

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NGO to Offer 1 Million Free Pap Smear Tests to Kenyan women in October -

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

[VIDEO] Sharp exchange ensues between Duale and Isaac Ruto over the referendum push -

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How Nakuru man set up a yoghurt business with Sh100,000

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Dressed in a white overcoat and gumboots, it is easy to mistake the young bespectacled man for a milk hawker as he criss-crosses Bahati in Nakuru County purchasing raw milk from farmers. Joseph Waweru makes a stop at one of the farmer’s gates. With his vehicle stationed at the gate, the farmer carries three cans of milk, which are weighed and the details recorded before being loaded onto the vehicle. “I must capture every detail of the milk delivered because they will be crucial during payment,” says Waweru. The 26-year-old is slowly making inroads in the lucrative yoghurt industry that…

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Facebook Marketing Executive Kay Madati Of Tanzania Appointed As BET Networks Chief Digital Officer And Executive VP

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BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), announced that it has hired Kay Madati as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer. Madati, a Tanzanian citizen who has lived in Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, will lead BET’s teams responsible for all aspects of digital, social and mobile strategy and oversee operations, content creation, technology and product development across the suite of BET Network’s digital platforms Madati, whose appointment was announced last week, will oversee BET Digital, the interactive arm of BET Networks whose platforms include BET.com, which encompasses entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET Mobile, which provides apps, ringtones, games…

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Making hay from dumpsite turns former street boy to a millionaire

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Dressed in blue overcoat on a bright morning, George Kanyi moves from one hay stack to another counting the bales keenly. And as he does this, his four workers load the bales to a lorry, which take them to a store on the farm. Elsewhere in the expansive farm, a tractor rumbles ceaselessly as it compacts more dry Rhodes grass into bales of hay. Rains have not been consistent in Nanyuki for good hay production this season, but Kanyi is lucky. He farms Rhodes grass through irrigation on about 30 acres reclaimed from a garbage site at the Nanyuki sewage…

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How Boda Boda operators in Kitengela built an estate by saving Sh100 a day

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What can you do with Sh100 in a day? To many, very little, but to members of Kitemoto Housing Co-operative Society, a Sacco formed by 100 boda boda (motorcycle) operators in Kitengela town, the amount can buy a house. It all started in November 2009 after the boda boda operators got tired of frequent arrests by traffic police and the squalid conditions of the houses they were living in. “The police were arresting our members even for little traffic offences and this angered us since we were losing motor bikes in the process due to confiscation. We then saw it…

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Kenya Airways adds new 787 routes

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Far East destinations and is continuing to move its flights to Nairobi’s new Terminal 1A. After receiving its fourth 787 on Aug. 28, Kenya Airways has deployed the twinjet on its existing Nairobi-Bangkok-Guangzhou and Nairobi-Bangkok-Hong Kong services. These join its initial 787routes, which comprised Paris and Johannesburg. Kenya Airways has nine 787-8s on order, with five still awaiting delivery. Two of these are slated to arrive in October. The 787s have been brought in to replace Kenya Airways’ 767-300ERs, which have already exited the fleet, leaving it with 37 aircraft: four 787-8s, three 777-300ERs, four 777-200ERs, five 737-800s, four 737-700s, two 737-300 freighters…

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Kenya’s affluent addresses

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Walking in Gigiri, you feel lost and you most likely are. Hawk eyed security guards peer from slots in massive gates, and along the roads private security firms’ patrol vehicles are parked strategically. You get the same sense along Riverside Drive in Nairobi. You can hear those peep holes click open and shut, and the sense of being watched just doesn’t leave you. These are some estates where few people are on foot, and behind the massive gates and conspicuous security lie the lairs of the rich. Those who have made it. A few million shillings in your bank account…

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Why Kenya’s real estate scene is a bubble waiting to burst

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A section of the upmarket Runda Estate in Nairobi. High prices of property in the city have locked out middle-class home buyers, leaving the real estate sector in the hands of few wealthy Kenyans. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP Of all the tasks that make up daily life, I particularly hate shining my shoes. This generally leads to two outcomes: I’m often guilty of wearing smart suits with scuffed shoes. Importantly for Nairobi’s economy is the second outcome — the shoeshiners around Nation Centre tend to have a very loyal customer. I get two benefits out of this:…

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Good turnout at Kenyan real estate expo in US

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Kenyans from several US cities turned out in numbers for this year’s Kenya Diaspora Homes Exposition (KDHE) held in Edison, New Jersey over the weekend. The event, the second of its kind in seven years, attracted stakeholders from the banking industry as well as international and Kenyan real estatedevelopers. It offered exhibitors an opportunity to market their products to a relatively new clientele, while at the same time giving prospective financiers like KCB and National Bank a chance to market themselves. Speaking to the Nation Monday evening, one of the event’s organisers said the turnout and the amount of interest shown by the attendees of the two…

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[VIDEO] After being denied a US visa, Kenyan student thrives in computer programming

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She had an “A” in her national secondary exams and could have followed any of the traditional career paths many Kenyans choose—medicine, engineering or whatever. But she was a rebel and became a programmer instead, and a rejection by the American Embassy of her application for a tourist visa to attend a workshop at the Hacker School in New York prompted her to start her own developer school in Kenya. Nineteen-year-old Martha Chumo defied the odds and rejected an offer to study medicine at a public university, opting instead to teach herself how to develop web and mobile applications. Through…

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Look at the new “Muthaiga” at the coast and a rally man who is driving it

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Rallying bigwig Alastair Cavenagh calls it “the Coast’s Muthaiga”, and it is easy to see why. His Sh21 million mansion is considered modest in this neighbourhood that oozes opulence. The houses are set in the nooks of a bushy ridge that overlooks the distant sea and gently slopes towards rows and rows of sisal plants. Cabro-paved roads snake through the 600 acres that have been opened for development, with the subtle but visible presence of security guards a reassurance for the well-heeled that their huge glass doors and windows do not need steel bars. Vipingo Ridge is one of the…

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