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Why aren’t Kenyan builders using gypsum plaster?

Although builders in other countries are adopting gypsum plastering, local constructors are stuck with the time-consuming and messy affair of traditional sand-cement plastering. For sand-cement, one has to procure different… Read more »

The real estate industry in 10 years through the eyes of a developer

When Suraya Property Group was formed 10 years ago, the real estate market in the United States was just hitting its peak, only to bottom out a year later. It… Read more »

How to plan a city: What Kenya can learn from Rwanda

When I first visited Kigali around this time last year, two hospitality-related construction projects that are changing the face of the Rwanda capital — Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Complex… Read more »

MURANG’A: This is the place to build cheap houses

The Murang’a County government is offering incentives, including tax holidays of up to five years, to encourage investment in low-cost housing. The county government will also give investors in such… Read more »

Kisumu painter exploiting devolution to make a living

George Omondi Odongo is a 30-year-old artist based in Kisumu. A visit to his art gallery along Oginga Odinga Street reveals a man burning with desire for change. He displays… Read more »

Fairer priced housing picking traction

In the wake of a boom in the housing sector, property developers are looking at the high-end sector to try and meet demand. Understandably, developers in their own wisdom have… Read more »

Kenyan entrepreneur ventures into competitive processed meat industry

Peter Njonjo’s business was inspired by backyard barbecues with his friends. During these gatherings they lamented the lack of quality processed meats available in the Kenyan market, and would come… Read more »

Murang’a town getting a facelift

Murang’a town is set to get a new look following ongoing construction of ultra-modern buildings being set up. Old buildings which date back to post-colonial times are being demolished to… Read more »

Chamas need to think beyond land when investing

  Kenya has an estimated 300,000 chamas that control close to Sh300 billion, a remarkable achievement by any standard. These chamas have the potential to change the fortunes of generations… Read more »

Nairobi City County Government Moves to Regularize Unapproved Buildings

The Nairobi City County Government has moved to commence a process of regularizing all unapproved buildings in the city. Below is a statement released by the county government to that… Read more »

Rise of high-end log homes in kenya

A two-storey log house sits majestically among the trees as if in its own natural habitat. Adjacent to it is another residential home made from logs — houses that stand… Read more »

Centum’s Two Rivers mall set for opening next month

Centum’s Two Rivers mall is expected to open its doors next month following two previous postponement brought about by an expansion of the original retail space. The shopping complex was… Read more »

Kenya crafting a land evaluation control index to cap land prices

The government is crafting a land evaluation control index to tame the demand for hefty compensation by land owners which has threatened to hold back mega state development projects in… Read more »

Wealthy Kenyans flock into mixed use developments as ‘boring’ properties lose their lustre

Wealthy consumers, along with Kenya’s rapidly-growing middle-class population are flocking into mixed use developments as standard housing units continue to lose their appeal. The latest research by real estate group,… Read more »

Cytonn starts Sh5.5bn Situ Village project in Karen, Nairobi

The construction of a Sh5.5 billion exclusive gated community offering a live, work and play environment has started in Karen, Nairobi. Two weeks ago, Cytonn, a leading real estate developer,… Read more »