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Kenya property sellers hit with doubled capital gains tax

The government will more than double capital gains tax resulting from gains through sale of property to 12.5 percent from the current five percent. The Budget statement presented by Treasury… Read more »

The Chinese in Gikomba

Small-scale traders in Gikomba, Nyamakima and Kamukunji markets in Nairobi have new competitors — the Chinese. Tens of Chinese traders have opened shops in the crowded, informal markets that have… Read more »

Suspect appears in court wearing clothes stolen from presiding magistrate

A trial magistrate of Otuke in Uganda was last week left speechless when a suspect appeared in court wearing his stolen clothes. The magistrate was prompted to adjourn hearing all… Read more »

Lamu Senator Loitiptip, Sonko’s daughter Saumu hospitalised after bar fight in Kasarani, Nairobi.

Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip and a daughter of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko were injured following an attack by unknown people in Kasarani, Nairobi. It happened on June 2 at about… Read more »

Kenyan gay rugby player faces deportation from UK as asylum claim rejected

Kenneth Macharia fears he will be subjected to persecution and violence if forced to leave UK A gay rugby player who is facing deportation to Kenya, where he fears he… Read more »

18 Kenya government websites hacked

NYS and IFMIS among government websites hacked The National Youth Service (NYS) and Integrated Financial Management System (IFMIS) are among host of government websites that were Monday attacked by an… Read more »

Angry Githurai traders heckle Waititu over market construction delay [VIDEO]

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu was on Sunday evening humiliated in the presence Deputy President William Ruto by traders in Githurai 45 market who refused him to address them. Hell broke… Read more »

Kenya to pay new World Bank loan for 30 years

The latest Sh75 billion loan advanced to Kenya by the World Bank will saddle taxpayers with debt for 30 years, adding the burden on future generations to repay the country’s… Read more »

Kenya Housing and Property Market in a free fall.

A few days ago, the Kenya Bankers Association, released the latest House Price Index (HPI) of the 1st Q of 2019. This report marks clearly the declining trend that the housing… Read more »

Kilimambogo real estate growth slows down on bad roads

Poor infrastructure in Kilimambogo in Thika, Kiambu County, has seen the area remain largely unexploited despite its vast and affordable land. That notwithstanding, the area has caught the eyes of… Read more »

What makes a good livestock farming plan?

I am an aspiring farmer with about 40 acres of land in Laikipia West, Rumuruti Ward. The area can be described as semi-arid and for this reason I intend to… Read more »

Farmers in dry makueni County turn new leaf with moringa

Some 250 moringa trees with creamy-white flowers sway in the afternoon breeze on some half-acre piece of land in Emali. It is an amazing sight for Mbindyo Mumo who is… Read more »

Kenya imposes ban on unaccompanied cargo from Somalia

Kenyan aviation authorities Wednesday banned unaccompanied luggage on aircraft from Somalia, and insisted all planes should land at Wajir Airport for security checks. In a letter sent to Somalia, the… Read more »

Two men kidnapped from a popular club in Wetlands Tortured and dumped at Globe Cinema Roundabout

23-year-old student murdered, body dumped on roadside;another survives after both were abducted from a popular club in Westlands in Nairobi, tortured and strangled before they were dumped. The body of… Read more »

Why fate of Uhuru’s diplomat nominee to S. Korea hangs in balance

Parliament on Tuesday started vetting President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nominees to different embassies and high commissions abroad, with his nominee to South Korea facing headwinds, as it turns out she holds… Read more »