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The hidden gem that is Lake Ol Bolosat

When you think about the country’s inland water ways, and lakes to be precise, often the mind wonders to the western and rift valley region. Many people forget about the… Read more »

Eco homes that recycle water for your outdoors

Despite the growing benefits of eco-homes, there are still very few new environmentally-sensitive housing in Kenya, save for a few commercial buildings with solar panels and large windows. The need… Read more »

Inside the hotel suite where the mighty sleep

Simple but elegant best describes the Presidential Suite that sits on the 10th floor of Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi’s Westlands. There is, however, nothing simplistic about the guests who… Read more »

Seeking lost glory: Battle to revamp Buru Buru

In the early ’80s, Buru Buru was an enviable middle-class estate in Nairobi, where many people wished to live, and those already living there were proud to be associated with…. Read more »

Nyahururu welcomes Panari

The first school I attended was in Nyahururu, a town lying east of Nakuru located in Laikipia County, in a suburb that is currently called Muthaiga. I only attended preparatory… Read more »

Job loss that spun thriving solar kits installation firm

Ken Macharia was among the staff who in 2007 were retrenched from KenCell (now Airtel Kenya) where he worked as a civil engineer, overseeing the installation of masts across the… Read more »

How to succeed as a contractor

Are you one of those people who are passionate about the construction industry, especially being a contractor? Then this piece is for you. A contractor is someone or an entity… Read more »

Tale of Kibera beneficiaries who sold their birthright

Hannah Wanjiru, 47, was all smiles as she received the keys to her new flat in Kibera’s Soweto East last Friday. She was among the 691 residents who had waited… Read more »

Kibera to get over 3,000 houses in Soweto

The government is to put up more that 3,000 housing units in Soweto in Kibera, Nairobi, as it embarks on the second phase of the slum-upgrading project in the area…. Read more »

What Brexit means to Kenya’s property market

Brexit’s effects on Kenya’s property market On June 23, 2016, the history of Europe, and the world, changed drastically, marking the beginning of a new era following the UK referendum,… Read more »

Growing pain for businesses as hawkers take over Nairobi streets

Nairobians on Friday morning woke up to anonymous leaflets calling for a march to City Hall over hawkers’ invasion of key streets within the Central Business District (CBD) . One… Read more »

Skills shortage has pushed Kenya to hire Welders from China, Nigeria for pipeline construction

Skills shortage has pushed Kenya to ship in about 50 Chinese, Nigerians and Lebanese workers to construct the new Sh43 billion Nairobi-Mombasa refined oil pipeline. Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) said… Read more »

Finding a niche market is the way to go to survive in the Kenya property industry

Real estate developers and investors will have to identify niche markets in order to earn returns. According to a real estate report released by investment bank Dyer & Blair and… Read more »

Never leave an entire project to a foreman

To ­many people working on small projects, a foreman is the be-all and end-all. So they use him the “project manager” since they believe he has the requisite knowledge in… Read more »

Kenya : How to avoid tenants from hell

How well do you know that person who wants to move into your property? Get tips on getting a trouble-free occupant. Like every new landlord, Mr Edward Mburu couldn’t wait… Read more »