Ken on 11th Oct

It’s the vehicle that can be patched up “with string” and carry you through deep waters, across Europe and into the Sahara Desert – at least, according to its owners. So there was heartache in the hills and despairing in the dales as Jaguar Land Rover announced it will cease production of its Defender model in 2015 because...

Ken on 04th Oct

It has come to our attention that some businessperson/people is using the name Nairobi Wire inappropriately and illegally.For a time period we have not established yet, a gutter newspaper has been on sale in some Nairobi streets with the name Nairobi Wire. This has apparently been happening in several other towns.We have sketchy details at the moment,...

Ken on 02nd Oct

[Photo||Nation] Businesslady and politician Esther Passaris some time back granted Standard newspaper an interview. She revealed how she made her first million, and how her housegirl spoiled the day.Here’s how it went. At what age did you make your first million?At 25 How did you get started?From the time I was a teenager, I knew I...

Ken on 02nd Oct

[Photo||Nation] Businesslady and politician Esther Passaris some time back granted Standard newspaper an interview. She revealed how she made her first million, and how her housegirl spoiled the day.Here’s how it went. At what age did you make your first million?At 25 How did you get started?From the time I was a teenager, I knew I...

Ken on 30th Sep

Kenyan banks have slowly been expanding across the East African region, with the Central Bank of Kenya confirming that ten of the country’s biggest banks have subsidiaries operating in East African Community partner states and South Sudan. Tom Jackson takes a look at ten of the richest and most prominent bankers making money from the expansion...

Ken on 27th Sep

[Photo Courtesy] Nakumatt Holdings has been losing a store every 20 months in the last five years. There has however been a silent period of over 4 years.It started in November 2008, when the supermarket chain had its Thika Road branch demolished to pave way for the expansion of Thika Road. Branch manager at that time, Mr. Thomas Kamau was...

Ken on 27th Sep

London based insurer, Lloyd’s market, is set to dig deep into its pocket.. very deep. This is after the events at Westgate mall this past week, where at least 67 people died, and many more injured.Westgate mall hosted 80 stores and restaurants, which included Nakumatt Supermarket, Barclays Bank, Mr. Price etc. This translates to hundreds of millions...

Ken on 27th Sep

London based insurer, Lloyd’s market, is set to dig deep into its pocket.. very deep. This is after the events at Westgate mall this past week, where at least 67 people died, and many more injured.Westgate mall hosted 80 stores and restaurants, which included Nakumatt Supermarket, Barclays Bank, Mr. Price etc. This translates to hundreds of millions...

Ken on 18th Sep

A businesswoman last week sued Safaricom for allegedly selling her a defective Samsung Galaxy S4. Judy Wanjiku Munene says that she bought the phone on July 5, for Sh 64,999 at their I&M shop.After using it for a few days, she noticed that it would overheat and lose network. She took it back to Safaricom, who retained it for 14 days for repairs....

Ken on 11th Sep

This article was published by Standard at the beginning of the year Forget those you see flossing at social scenes or in music videos, these are the rich Kenyans living a life on the fabulous lane. Here are  some of Kenya’s young self-made rich tycoons. They claim to have come a long way. They all hail from humble backgrounds and claim to be...