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Stawi

SMEs have a reason to rejoice after CBK and its partners offer to mend...

It’s nothing new. Small business owners in Kenya have been grumbling with access to finance and the high cost of credit. And, after the Intrest rate caps in 2016, the problem became worse. The Central Bank of Kenya says that about eighty percent of the MSME’s in the country go out business before they can celebrate their second birthday.
America

America’s grand plan to advance commercial ties with Kenya

In August last year, when President Uhuru held a meeting with his American counterpart President Donald Trump in Washington D.C – Among the items in the bag of goodies he brought back home was a strategic bilateral partnership that granted Kenya certain special privileges when doing business with the United States. The two Presidents set out to craft a working group whose sole...
Safaricom Half year

Safaricom’s boss welcomes the Airtel Telkom merger but says some conditions must be met

On September 3rd, Telkom Kenya CEO Mr. Mugo kibati caused a sensation when he accused Safaricom of frustrating an intended merger with Airtel – before it emerged that it was indeed anti-corruption detectives who had frozen it after smelling a rat in previous deal carried out by Telkom. During the release of its half-year results for the period ended September 30th, Safaricom CEO,...
Safaricom Mast

Mobile operator to ride on partnerships as plans to penetrate new markets intensifies

The Ethiopian government is soon expected to grant a telecom license to two new international telecoms with Safaricom poised to be among the beneficiaries. Despite a tough regulatory environment plus the incumbent telco – Ethio Telcom enjoying several state privileges, Safaricom which recently marked 19 years in business - will be betting on Ethiopia’s massive population of over 122 Million and low mobile money penetration...
Blue Band Master

The Chef betting on margarine to hack your taste buds

The joy that comes from munching a supremely baked caked cannot be underestimated. In every decent restaurant, cake is almost always an ubiquitous site; strategically positioned in a manner designed to arouse cake lovers’ sensory cues even before they sermon the steward - to place that order. Read also: Master brewer shares the keys to crafting the finest beer
Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa

Which way for Safaricom as it matures past its teen age?

Before his untimely demise, Bob Collymore had spent his last years at Safaricom trying to figure out the future of East Africa’s most profitable company. He had decided that the company needed to transform into a digital company and not just a mobile telecom and had spent his time trying his hands at e-commerce, a digital music studio, home fiber and he pioneered a...

INSIGHTS

MARKETS

Sale of Imperial Bank set to rekindle fight between regulator and...

Some insiders are speculating on the sale of Imperial Bank with expectations that fellow Ismailia lender Diamond Trust Bank will acquire it in a...

NSE to train investors using Zamara index

Actuarial firm Zamara has partnered with the Nairobi Bourse to market its new index that helps investors know where to place their bets. The partnership...

BUSINESS AND MONEY

Peter Simpson Guiness

Master Brewer shares the keys to crafting the finest beer

Peter Simpson says that beer is a very personal thing, and when any layman analyzes consumer trends even here in Kenya –...
Oktoberfest

Beer could be an embodiment of national symbolism

On October 5th, the beer started flowing at Oktoberfest in Nairobi, a two-day festival organized by the brewers of Tusker – one...

JOBS

Kenya Red Cross is hiring two Regional Grants Officers

Kenya Red Cross is hiring two Regional Grants Officers Reporting to the Regional Programs Coordinator, the Grants Officer will be responsible for coordination and management of...

EPL game week One: The weekend action

The English Premier League kicked off on Saturday 11th August, and with a full programme of 10 matches, the entertaining weekend has left us...

Kenya’s first oil export expected in 2021, requires Sh290 billion investment...

Kenyans will have to wait for at least three more years before the country can export its first oil. In its annual statement, British firm...

KRA to host first tax stamp forum in Africa

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and Reconnaissance will co-host this year’s Tax Stamp Forum to be held in Africa for the first time. The...

OTHER NEWS

Questions CMA wants former Uchumi bosses to answer

Barely a month after being left off the hook, three former Uchumi directors James Murigu, Bartholomew Ragalo and Joyce Ogundo are back on the...

What Miguna had to say after landing in Canada, deported

First, let me confirm that, yes, the illegitimate, despotic regime of Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto forcefully placed me on a late night KLM...

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