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Firm’s ‘pay rent, own home’ model shakes up Kenyan Market

We have heard the reports and seen the numbers, and it has become increasingly clear that owning a home in Kenya is not for the masses. In fact, a report… Read more »

Give your wall a makeover with painting job

You can now turn your house into a reflection of your passion and style using varying painting techniques.  Who said art can only exist on canvas or paper, be sculpted… Read more »

Forgery Costs Media Mogul S.K. Macharia Sh6 Billion Land Battle against Uhuru’s Cousin

Media tycoon SK Macharia has lost a multi-billion shilling land battle against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cousin, Ngengi Muigai, after the National Land Commission (NLC) found that forged documents were used… Read more »

Investors cash in on Kiambu Road

Investors have been scrambling for any available space to set up temporary or permanent businesses, including commercial buildings. For a long time Kiambu Road has been nothing beyond a linkage… Read more »

Thika bypass breathes new life into Kamuthi’s Sh3bn project

The future now looks bright for Kamuthi Housing Cooperative Society, whose Sh3 billion gated community project was seriously threatened after it ran into financial problems. Its operations nearly stagnated due… Read more »

Konza linked to national grid with Sh1.3b power line

The planned Konza Technocity now has a dedicated 73MW energy supply following the completion of a 12-kilometre power line from Machakos to its newly installed substation. The project, financed by… Read more »

DP Ruto donates Sh600,000 to widows in Migori to buy 8 acre plot

Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday donated Sh600,000 to help two widows from Nyatike constituency buy parcels of land. Ruto was on a tour at Osiri gold mines in the… Read more »

Mara housing market booming as tourist season reaches peak

Developers are tapping into this group’s need for accommodation by investing in simple houses in neighbouring centres. It is a Wednesday, a market day in Talek Trading Centre in the… Read more »

Oman real estate group comes calling with Sh1bn villas for Kenya’s super-rich

An Oman-based real estate group is in the country scouting for Kenyan buyers of its villas, which are selling for as much as Sh1 billion ($10 million) each. The group… Read more »

Why there are many lenders but few takers in Kenya

Most Kenyans with access to credit shirk away due to prohibitive charges imposed by lenders. University of Nairobi economics lecturer Michael Chege says many Kenyans can secure loans from many… Read more »

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 »