October 23, 2014

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Hilarious-Mukimo is a lazy and bad food, period -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bishop moans low Nyanza church offerings, blames local politicians -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Coming soon: Kenya’s world class metropolis -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tension high in Moyale after former MP shot dead -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wealthy Kenyans push number of registered planes to 1,268 -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My nine hours of glory, Beatrice Wambui formerly of Dallas narrates on lost husband, suicide bid -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Most wanted terror suspect arrested in Mwingi -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Two Kenyans who run tutoring firm in Dallas plead guilty to defrauding Dallas, Fort Worth ISDs -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Eight injured in Garissa grenade attack -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Nairobi Governor Kidero accused of attempting to “inherit Raila Odinga’s wife” -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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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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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