Ken on 05th Jun

President Kenyatta with Microsoft Global President, Jean-Philippe Courtois and Dr. Fred Matiangi [Photo||PPS] Microsoft, the company that has made Bill Gates the richest man in the world, is not willing to be left behind in President Kenyatta’s free laptop program.Yesterday, the president hosted Microsoft Global President Jean-Philippe...

Ken on 05th Jun

Days after major local channels pulled out of Startimes, the Chinese company has launched a set top box with capability to provide both paid and free content. This will give an option to those seeking to migrate from analogue to digital, but are not ready to pay a monthly fee for TV services.  The latest move may see the return of Citizen TV, NTV...

Ken on 30th May

East Africa’s largest supermarket chain Nakumatt, is giving new meaning to retail shopping, by introducing Nakumatt On Wheels (NOW).  The Nakumatt On Wheels ‘branch’ will be transported to any location in Kenya, atop a 12-tonne truck. Nakumatt Holdings Managing Director Atul Shah, confirmed that the first, NOW store, will be, on...

Ken on 30th May

After 30 years of its existence, what was once an iconic Jack and Jill supermarket in downtown Nairobi is no more. It was demolished to the ground in a matter of minutes last week, to the merry of opportunists who looted millions worth of goods as a handful of police officers stood guard. The story of this iconic...

Ken on 24th May

The county government of Nairobi has ordered Equity Branch to relocate its City Hall branch, the Star is reporting.The bank has been given six months to move out, to give room for a restaurant for the County Assembly members.Apparently, Equity Bank chief executive James Mwangi has been trying to get an appointment with governor Evans Kidero, but so...

Ken on 20th May

Kenya Power has listed Mama Ngina Kenyatta as its fourth largest individual investor, making the electricity distributor the only Nairobi bourse-listed company bearing her name on the shareholder list. Filings with the Capital Markets Authority show that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s mother owns 2.2 million shares...

Ken on 16th May

One of the most recognized businessman in Africa, Chris Kirubi, was recently interviewed by Drum Magazine on his views on women empowerment.  This is how it went. DRUM: You work with a number of talented women. One could say you believe in women’s empowerment. How has the experience been for you as an employer and what would you say have been...

Ken on 22nd Apr

Below is a report prepared by American spy agency CIA, on the state of the economies of Kenya and Tanzania. Going by the trend, it is clear that Kenya’s position as East Africa’s largest economy, is threatened by our brothers in the south. Economy Tanzania Kenya Economy – overview Tanzania is one of the world’s poorest...

Ken on 16th Apr

Paul Kinuthia L’Oreal, the world’s leading cosmetic company has acquired the health and beauty division of Interconsumer Products, one of Kenya’s largest manufacturers of personal care and beauty products. The deal was closed on Friday April 12 and was announced only today by Wang’ombe Kariuki, the Director General of Kenya’s Competition...

Ken on 14th Apr

South Africa is the richest country, Nigeria has the richest man but they could not beat Kenya in having Africa’s richest president. Uhuru Kenyatta is now Africa’s richest president. Kenya’s fourth president was in 2011 named the 26th richest man in Africa by Forbes Magazine, with a net worth of $500 million. That was Forbes’...