Ken on 19th Nov

Nairobi’s Mombasa road is attracting high profile investments due to the growing number of middle-class Kenyans building homes in the South East of Nairobi.Investment firm Britam is the latest to join the list of investors on the busy road. The firm is set to start construction of a shopping mall, having already acquired the land. The firm’s...

Ken on 18th Nov

Digital Pay Television company StarTimes has announced a drop in the cost of acquiring its approved DVB T2 decoders, in a move aimed at further growing the its market share. The Startimes Pay Television Digital Box will now be retailing at just Sh 2,999 down from Sh 3,499 where the same will be enabled with one month free viewing of the Unique...

Ken on 08th Nov

Rank Brand Brand Value ($bil) 1-Yr Value Change (%) Brand Revenue ($bil) Company Advertising ($mil) Industry 1 Apple 104.3 20 156.5 1,100 Technology 2 Microsoft 56.7 4 77.8 2,600 Technology 3 Coca-Cola 54.9 9 23.5 3,342 Beverages 4 IBM 50.7 5 104.5 1,339 Technology 5 Google 47.3 26 43.5 772 Technology 6 McDonald’s 39.4 5 88.3 788 Restaurants 7 ...

Ken on 06th Nov

There’s a new billboard in town. This time at the unlikeliest of places… on top of KICC.Hundreds of electronic screens have been used to create a ring around Kenya’s most iconic building, in what will surely bring in lots of revenue for it. Currently, Samsung has taken the spot, and it’s not clear whether the deal is long...

Ken on 06th Nov

Kenya’s largest milk processor, Brookside Dairies has concluded the acquisition of Bukezi Milk Company, Business Daily is reporting.Bukezi are the owners of the popular Molo Milk brand.Molo milk has been quite popular mostly because of it’s competitive pricing. This was also helped by its series of adverts, where they used some renowned...

Ken on 29th Oct

Meet Heshan De Silva, a 25 year old Kenyan who already carries the billionaire title with him… and this is Kenyan Shilling Billionaire. He owns the De Silva Group, a venture capital firm.Heshan went through a lot before discovering himself. He was born in a ‘not so rich’ family, but his parents gave him the best education they could,...

Ken on 23rd Oct

1. What was your first job? I started being an entrepreneur when I was very young. My parents owned a hotel in Nanyuki and I needed to make pocket money. So, I started a disco night in the hotel. I must have been about 15. I would have a disco night twice a week and I would charge an entry fee. That was my first job and business. 2. Who has had...

Ken on 23rd Oct

1. What was your first job? I started being an entrepreneur when I was very young. My parents owned a hotel in Nanyuki and I needed to make pocket money. So, I started a disco night in the hotel. I must have been about 15. I would have a disco night twice a week and I would charge an entry fee. That was my first job and business. 2. Who has had...

Ken on 17th Oct

Time Warner, the owners of Cartoon Network, have sued local sweet manufacturer Kenafric, for using its trademarked BEN 10 in their chewing gums.The popular cartoon channel wants Kenafric Industries Limited stopped from wrapping its sweets with packages branded BEN 10.They say that associating the chewing gum with the brand can damage its reputation and...

Ken on 11th Oct

[Photo||BD Africa] Renowned publisher Malkiat Singh is set to make close to one million dollars, following an acquisition by Longhorn publishers.Longhorn on Wednesday said that it has concluded a deal that will see Mr Singh receive Sh83 million in cash and royalties from the sale of his books—which are expected to generate about Sh200...