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Economists see brighter Kenya this year

Isuzu East Africa Vehicle Assembly plant staff at work as seen during a media tour along Mombasa Road on December 6, 2018. A good number of economists and analysts project a bright 2019 for...

Microsoft-linked internet firm’s subscriber base falls 83 percent

Students browse the Internet provided by Mawingu Networks Limited in a joint initiative with Microsoft to connect rural residents in Nanyuki to the service. PHOTO | FILE   ...

Kenya’s trade deficit jumps to Sh715.7bn

The Chinese business community in Kenya during the launch of their association on July 24, at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Kenya's reliance on the international...

Kenya Railways reduces SGR coaches as festive season ends

SGR passenger train. FILE PHOTO | NMG  The number of coaches on the standard gauge railway (SGR) Madaraka Express train between Nairobi and Mombasa is set to drop in the next one day as...

Mauritius PE firm behind buyout of retailer Tumaini

A Tumaini Supermarket outlet. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Mauritius-based Adenia Partners is the firm behind buyout of Kenya’s emerging retail chain Tumaini Self Service adding to the list of...

Lake Kenyatta breathes life again. But not all is ok

Lake Kenyatta in Mpeketoni, Lamu County, as it is in December 2018. PHOTO | KALUME KAZUNGU | NMG  Between 2016 and 2017, Lake Kenyatta --located in Mpeketoni in Lamu County -- was...

Coast hotels cash in on domestic tourism boom

Tourists on the Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach on December 30, the last Sunday of 2018. PHOTO | WACHIRA MWANGI | NMG  Hotels at the Kenya's Coast region are enjoying a tourism boom over the...

Two-thirds of Tanzania’s fx bureaus face closure

A security guard outside a bureau de change shop in Tanzania. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Just about a third of Tanzania's forex bureaus have complied with a new law on the forex business in the...

Kenya’s sugar imports increased ahead of the festive season

Sugar being offloaded at the Mombasa port. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Sugar imports in November grew by 107 percent compared with the same period last year, as more traders shipped in the...

State official orders staff to post daily work output on WhatsApp

Logo of WhatsApp. PHOTO | STAN HONDA | AFP  Civil servants working in various national government agencies and departments in Makueni County are now required to publish their daily...

New vehicle sales up 20pc to 14,000 units

Imported cars at a yard in Mombasa. Photo | Kevin Odit | NMG  Sales of new vehicles in 2018 topped the 14,000 units mark, a growth of more than 20 percent compared to the previous year,...

State-owned sugar mills owe KRA Sh17.1bn in tax arrears

Workers arrange bags of sugar at Mumias Sugar Company store on September 28, 2018. Five State-owned millers owe the Kenya Revenue Authority a total of Sh17.1 billion. FILE PHOTO | NMG  ...

Lack of power foils Nyanza, Western growth as blackouts plague region

A Kenya power technician at work. South Nyanza has doubled its electricity demand for the domestic load from 51-Gigawatt hours (GWh) to 106GWh. FILE PHOTO | NMG  If you are in western...

Chinese firm inks deal to build Sh4.8bn hospital in Machakos

Several hospitals are lined up in the country as the government and private players move to plug gaps in the provision of healthcare. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Chinese firm Zhongcheng Import and...

The year began on a promising note but was disappointing

A farmer picks ripe coffee beans from her farm in Nyeri. PHOTO | FILE  The year was a big disappointment to most coffee farmers across the country. But at the beginning of the year,...

Telkom in push to have cross-network agent dealings

Telkom CEO Mugo Kibati. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Telkom Kenya is pushing for implementation of agent and merchant interoperability to ease the process of cross-network transfers.This year,...

Unending conflicts cost Laikipia billions in missed investment

A man sweeps a section of a road in Nanyuki town, Laikipia County on July 4, 2018. The town has received a major facelift. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Perennial clashes in Laikipia County have...

Mixed bag of fortunes for sugar cane farmers

Mumias a Sugar Company, which is operating below capacity. FILE PHOTO | NMG  This year presented a mixed bag of fortunes for sugar cane farmers and millers as the sector was bedevilled...

Hotel signs pact ahead of 2022 opening

Hotel chains in Kenya are increasingly facing pressure from ultra-affluent clients who demand special service. FILE PHOTO | NMG  UAE-based Rotana has signed a management agreement with...

Optimism grows on setting up of one-stop building approval centre

An excavator at the Southend Mall along Lang’ata Road in Nairobi on August 30. The structure was demolished after it emerged it was sitting on riparian land. A one-stop shop building plan...

Car & General almost triples profit

A Car & General technician. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Car & General (C&G) saw its net profit rise nearly three times in the year ended September to Sh225.7 million, benefiting from higher...

SportPesa sets eyes on Brazilian market

SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri. FILE PHOTO | NMG  SportPesa is angling for a share of the Sh1.44 trillion gambling market in Brazil after the South American country reviewed its laws to...

Report card: Sonko’s first year at City Hall

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. File Photo | NMG  Depending on who you ask, Nairobians will view the end of Governor Mike Sonko’s first year in office as a mixture of highs and lows. For...

Curtain falls on Equity Bank founding CEO

An Equity Bank stand at an international trade fair in Rwanda. file photo | nmg  Billionaire businessman John Kagema Mwangi, the founding chief executive officer of Equity Bank, died at...

I&M to repay Sh3.6bn bond on March 19

I&M Holdings is set to repay its Sh3.6 billion corporate bond within three months. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Banking group I&M Holdings is set to repay its Sh3.6 billion corporate bond within...

Port is safe from SGR loan, China now says

Cargo is offloaded from a vessel at the Port of Mombasa. FILE PHOTO | NMG  China has denied having attached Mombasa port as collateral to its funding of the standard gauge railway...

Lamin Manjang ends five-year stint as Stanchart Kenya CEO

Outgoing StanChart Kenya CEO Lamin Manjang (left). Kariuki Ngari (right) has been named as his replacement. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Standard Chartered Bank Kenya #ticker:SCBK has announced the...

Horticulture nets Sh127bn in 10 months

The flower sector, which employs about 100,000 people, has made Kenya globally famous for its roses, carnations, alstromeria, orchids and gypsophila. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Horticulture and...

Diesel and power cost rise highest in December

Fares in Nairobi went up following the implementation of the eight percent value added tax (VAT) on petroleum products. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Diesel and electricity prices shot up to the...

Turnover at NSE down on Christmas Eve

The turnover stood at Sh130 million on a volume of some 7.65 million shares, down from Sh390 million on 21.9 million shares traded on Friday, the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) said in its...
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Media council takes steps to protect journalists before 2022

The Media Council of Kenya is monitoring counties that are hostile to members of the press ahead of the 2022 general elections....

Helb reels from Sh6.6bn bad loans

Helb CEO Charles Ringera (right). FILE PHOTO | NMG  The Higher Education Loans Board (Helb)...

Raila Launches 1st Project As AU Envoy [PHOTOS]

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has launched his first project since his appointment as the African Union envoy in October 2018. Odinga, on Friday,...

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Jubilee will not field candidates in Embakasi, Ugenya by-elections

The Jubilee Party will not field candidates in the forthcoming by-elections in Embakasi South and Ugenya Constituencies. In a statement sent to newsrooms, the Party...

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