Audit reveals 500,000 acres of Lamu County has been grabbed

Audit reveals 500,000 acres of Lamu County has been grabbed

A land audit ordered by President Uhuru Kenyatta has revealed that 500,000 acres of public land were grabbed in Lamu County between the years 2011 and 2012. The land, which accounts for almost 70% of land within Lamu, was allocated illegally to 22 private entities. According to the president, most of the grabbed land is(…)

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Desparados, a Tequila Flavoured Beer, launched in Kenya

Desparados, a Tequila Flavoured Beer, launched in Kenya

Beer company Heineken has launched Desparados, a Tequila flavoured beer, in the Kenyan market. Desperados is a full bodied lager with a Tequila flavour. It has 5.9% alcoholic content and comes in a 330ml long neck transparent bottle. Desperados was first launched in France in 1995 and is now available in 66 countries with France,(…)

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Top 10 Kenyan women in tech

Top 10 Kenyan women in tech

For the longest time, the tech world has been a pre-dominantly male industry. But if the situation in Kenya is anything  to go by, there is a huge shift taking place. Women are slowly climbing up the tech ladder and taking over. If you look around you, more women are the voice of tech companies.(…)

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USADF awards 4 Kenyan YALI Fellows $25,000 grants

USADF awards 4 Kenyan YALI Fellows $25,000 grants

The United States African Development Foundation has awarded 4 Kenyans with grants worth $25,000 each to start-up/expand their business at the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) conference in Washington. The 4 winners are Eric Muthomi, Mshila Sio, Florence Kamaitha and Hope Mwanake. To support promising ventures led by young people who will foster opportunity and(…)

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Tetemesha na Safaricom winners

Tetemesha na Safaricom winners

Here are the 2014 Tetemesha na Safaricom winners of Ksh. 1,000,000 and Ksh. 100,000 classified according to the dates they won. Tetemesha Na Safaricom Winners – Ksh 1 Million Wednesday, July 16, 2014 – Mercy Jelimo Thursday, July 17, 2014 – Boniface Nigum Friday, July 18, 2014 – Zippy Muthoni Njuguna Saturday, July 19, 2014(…)

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KEPSA receives grant from DFID to implement new business strategy

KEPSA receives grant from DFID to implement new business strategy

The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID-Kenya) for a grant equivalent to KES 113.7 Million. The grant is meant to support KEPSA in implementing its new Business Strategy which has been developed on the back of KEPSA’s tenth anniversary since the(…)

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Delta Air Lines announces partnership with Kenya Airways

Delta Air Lines announces partnership with Kenya Airways

Delta Air Lines has announced that it has reached agreement on an enhanced partnership with SkyTeam partner Kenya Airway. The partnership will offer convenient connecting flights between Monrovia, Liberia, and Accra, Ghana. “Delta has had a presence in Liberia for four years and we are pleased to be able to continue this association with the(…)

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ARM Cement CEO Pradeep Paunrana is the new KAM Chairman

ARM Cement CEO Pradeep Paunrana is the new KAM Chairman

AM Cement’s CEO, Mr. Pradeep Paunrana is the new chairman of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers(KAM) board. The change follows expiry of Mr. Polycarp Igathe’s two-year tenure at the helm of the industrialists’ lobby. Prior to this appointment, Mr Paunrana served as KAM’s vice chairman, a position that has since been taken over by Flora(…)

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Airtel wins case against Safaricom to open up M-Pesa

Airtel wins case against Safaricom to open up M-Pesa

M-Pesa will no longer be exclusive to the Safaricom network. This comes as the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has ordered Safaricom to open up the platform after Airtel Kenya filed a petition, accusing Safaricom of unfair competition. It has also prohibited the mobile operator from levying extra charges on competitors using its network. In(…)

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Unilever relaunches LUX brand in Kenya

Unilever relaunches LUX brand in Kenya

For the longest time, LUX has been one brand we associated with the past. We all spoke about it as one of those nostalgic soaps we used growing up and forgot about. But all this is about to change. This comes with Unilever launching into the market 5 new variants of the soap into the(…)

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