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 »

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 »

KRA amnesty for landlords to declare rental income expires; tenants to withhold 10 percent per month to be remitted as tax

The deadline following an amnesty by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) for landlords to declare rental income and pay taxes expires Thursday. The amnesty was extended as KRA sought to… Read more »

Police to get a swanky sh500m station in Nairobi kilimani Police Station

Police will have the first modern station that accommodates several facilities, including a referral medical unit, a family protection section and a resource centre by June 2018. The construction of… Read more »

Coffee farm gives way to Sh10bn estate in Nyeri

Twin Mount Estate, a project by Mhasibu Investment Ltd, will cost nearly Sh10 billion and sit on 304 acres of land in Gamerock, on the outskirts of Nyeri Town. The… Read more »

Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua to Pocket Sh1 Billion for 1.2 acre land on Nairobi Southern Bypass

Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua is set to pocket nearly Sh1 billion as compensation for his land that the government is acquiring for the construction of Nairobi’s Southern Bypass. The National… Read more »

Nakuru Town rolls out 24-hour business with new hub

Falcon Centre, which is open for 24 hours, provides services to travellers using the Nairobi-Kisumu highway. Nakuru Town is taking the lead in rolling out a 24-hour economy with a… Read more »

Urithi launches Sh400m Juja project

Urithi Housing Cooperative Society Limited has launched a Sh400 million housing project in Juja, Kiambu County. Launching the housing development dubbed Gem Juja, Urithi chairman, Samuel Maina, said it will… Read more »