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Carrefour moves to fill Nakumatt void in Uganda

Carrefour Two Rivers outlet on April 29. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NMG  French retailer Carrefour is set to open its first branch in Kampala as it moves to take up space previously occupied by struggling Kenyan retailer Nakumatt.Carrefour, whose local...

National Bank fights job cuts in KCB takeover

National Bank chairman Mohamed Abdirahman Hassan (left) and CEO Wilfred Musau during the bank’s Annual General Meeting on June 14. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NMG  Cash-strapped National Bank of Kenya (NBK) #ticker:NBK says it will negotiate to ensure that staff...

I don’t know who owns Telkom, says Mucheru

ICT minister Joe Mucheru. FILE PHOTO | NMG  ICT Secretary Joe Mucheru told a parliamentary team Tuesday that he is unaware of who is behind a 60 percent stake of Telkom Kenya that is held by Jamuhuri Holdings.“I don’t know the...

Coast guard in uncharted waters over vessels seizure

A ship arrives at the port of Mombasa. FILE PHOTO | NMG  The Kenya Coast Guard Service (KCGS) has found itself in uncharted territory after impounding two vessels that were later found to have the necessary documents to sail in Kenyan...

500 unseaworthy vessels risk being grounded in Kisumu

Most boat accidents are said to be caused by human error. FILE PHOTO | NMG  More than 500 marine vessels risk being barred from operating at Kisumu’s Winam Gulf for failure to comply with maritime regulations.Kenya Maritime Authority director-general George Okong’o...

Kenya Airways leases small Jambojet planes for its Blantyre route

Passengers disembark from Jambojet at JKIA, Nairobi, on April 1 2014. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Kenya Airways #ticker:KQ has leased Jambojet to allow it fly to Blantyre route in Malawi as ongoing works at Chileka International Airport runway blocks bigger aircraft...

Silverstone launches direct Nairobi-Mara flight

Silverstone Air has been on an aggressive expansion bid. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Local airline Silverstone Air Services has intensified competition on the Maasai Mara route with the launch of direct flights from Nairobi.The airline, which has been operating in...

Clearing agents bank on new law to enhance order in their business

Containers waiting to be picked by cargo owners at Inland Container Depot, Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Clearing agents and freight forwarders are betting on a proposed law to enhance their operations through entrenching professionalism in their business.The Kenya International Freight...

Flower exporters seek more space on KQ flight to US

Kenya exports flowers to over 60 destinations globally. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Kenya flower exporters are seeking more cargo capacity in the Kenya Airways’ #ticker:KQ direct flight to the US to enable them export enough produce to meet increasing demand.According to...

Herbal clinic staff charged with sale of harmful drugs

From Left: Saida Maria Mzakaria, Lucy NJeri Mwangi, Diana Wanjiku Wahu and Catherine Nduta Warui in a Nairobi court on June 18, 2019. PHOTO | PAUL WAWERU | NMG  Seven employees of a herbal clinic have been charged with manufacturing and...

Uhuru sister sues in Sh3m debt row

National Fund for Disabled of Kenya Board Chairperson Kristina Kenyatta Pratt. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NMG  President Uhuru Kenyatta’s elder sister has returned a former captain of Karen Country Club, Richard Thande, to court for failing to repay a Sh3...

Kilifi eyes diaper ban over ocean pollution

A diaper bag. Kenya’s annual diaper consumption is estimated at 750 million. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Kilifi County is advocating for a total ban on the use of baby diapers, saying it is a major polluter of the oceans.Mariam Jenneby, the...

Mid-air scare: KQ plane makes emergency landing in Mombasa

A KQ plane. FILE PHOTO | NMG  A Kenya Airways #ticker:KQ plane was Monday forced to make an emergency landing in Mombasa after developing a mechanical problem 20 minutes mid-air after take-off.The KQ 609 which was on its way to Nairobi,...

CS Rotich puts online firms in tax crosshairs

Treasury CS Henry Rotich. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich has paved the way for KRA to start taxing revenue generated by electronic commerce companies in the local market.The proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act in the Finance...

Auctioneers raid Amaco Insurance in Sh15m debt row with Meru clinic

  Auctioneers Monday raided the offices of Africa Merchant Assurance Company (Amaco) on Mombasa Road, Nairobi, over a Sh15 million debt owed to a health clinic.Dollar Auctioneers, which carried out the raid, said Amaco owes Mama Rael Medical Clinic the...

State links Kenyatta family-owned city to Sh40bn bypass

The Northlands Masterplan is set on an 11,576 acre-parcel of land located in Ruiru Municipality, Kiambu County. The geographical location of the site is shown in the map above.  The national highways agency has factored a key interchange that will connect...

Peter Muthoka exits Old Mutual board

Mr Peter Muthoka. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Chancellor Peter Muthoka has exited the board of UAP Holdings, ending a nearly six-year stint as an independent non-executive director.The insurer announced his exit at the annual...

JamboPay seeks audit of City Hall account

Nairobi Finance Executive Charles Kerich briefs journalists on end of eJijipay deal and launch of a new revenue system on June 8. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG  Kenyan tech payments firm JamboPay has written to the Nairobi County government seeking...

Tullow Oil pays State Sh49.6m licence fees

Tullow Oil Kenya managing director Martin Mbogo speaks at a media briefing in Nairobi on February 19. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU  London-based Tullow Oil Plc paid the Kenyan government Sh49.6 million in licence fees and infrastructure improvement payments last year, down...

Entrepreneurship tips from Business Daily innovation conference

Adopt a growth mindset, and be ready to experiment. FILE PHOTO | NMG  The Business Daily, which is one of the products under the Nation Media Group #ticker:NMG stable, organised a first-of-its-kind innovation conference at the University of Nairobi last weekend.Scores...

Admitting your mistakes is not a sign of weakness

Admitting one’s mistakes is not a sign of weakness. FILE PHOTO | NMG  This is an old Arabian story of a hunchback. In the city of Basrah, a tailor and his wife were amused with a hunchback and invited him home...

Customers can’t go smiling when employees are sad

Most firms today are struggling in the market due to lack of dedicated employees. FILE PHOTO | NMG  That old adage, ‘the customer is king’ is perhaps one of the most misapplied phrases in business.Most business owners and managers place the...

Former cattle rustlers trade arms for new enterprises

A group of reformed cattle rustlers who have invested in boda boda business at Makutano Township, Wes Pokot County. PHOTO | OSCAR KAIKAI | NMG  Groups of youths in West Pokot County are reaping big from new sources of income after...

How firm is turning around fortunes of sorghum farmers

Beatrice Nkatha, Sorghum Pioneer Agency director. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NMG  In 2009, Beatrice Nkatha decided to start a firm that would be instrumental in boosting the livelihood of Tharaka-Nithi County residents through growing of sorghum.With just 40 growers...

I left bank manager job to set up own beauty enterprise

Lucy Wanjau beauty business entrepreneur during interview on June 13, 2019 in Nairobi. She supplies beauty products under brand name Zaron. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG  When Lucy Wanjau quit her job as an assurance manager at a bank to...

Kenya deploys veterans of W. Africa Ebola battle to boost surveillance

Health Secretary Sicily Kariuki. FILE PHOTO | NMG  A team of Kenyan health workers who battled Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia have been deployed to border points in an effort to boost screening and surveillance, even as test results showed...

Commerce lobby backs rate cap law repeal plan

Richard Ngatia, the KNCCI chairman. FILE PHOTO | NMG  The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) has backed the proposal to repeal the commercial lending rates cap law, arguing it will boost flow of credit to small businesses.The business...

Ngirita sibling seeks access to account for Sh3.4m school fees

Anne Ngirita (right) and Phillis Ngirita in court. FILE PHOTO | NMG  A member of the Ngirita family wants to be allowed to withdraw part of millions of shillings frozen in bank accounts linked to theft of funds at the National...

Banned deformity-causing Chinese fertility pill makes secret comeback

  A Chinese-made fertility pill that was banned from the Kenyan market 10 years ago due to multiple negative side effects on women and babies is being sold secretly in some parts of the country, the Business Daily has established.The once-a-month...

Tycoons’ planes put on auction to clear KAA parking fees

A section of Wilson Airport. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Fifteen aircraft abandoned at the Wilson Airport are on the verge of being auctioned to offset rising parking fees after the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) declared them a safety risk.KAA, which is...
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