Ken on 23rd Jan

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Google said the YouTube page showcasing the “Gangnam Style” video by South Korean rapper Psy has reaped more than $8 million in ad revenue.Google Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora revealed the figure Tuesday while discussing the money-making potential of YouTube during a quarterly earnings call with financial...

Ken on 23rd Jan

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Google said the YouTube page showcasing the “Gangnam Style” video by South Korean rapper Psy has reaped more than $8 million in ad revenue.Google Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora revealed the figure Tuesday while discussing the money-making potential of YouTube during a quarterly earnings call with financial...

Ken on 10th Jan

President Kibaki on Wednesday opened the Sh 2 billion, 148 room Boma Hotel, owned by the Kenya Red Cross Society. The Mombasa Road based hotel will help improve Kenya Red Cross revenue source, and looking at what they are charging, it will contribute a great deal. The cheapest room is going for Sh 30,000 a night, with the presidential suite going for...

Ken on 10th Jan

Singer Wahu recently opened a salon at the ground floor of Krishna Centre in Westlands, Nairobi. Afro Siri is it’s name, and it has been one busy place. In late December last year, she was contracted by Safaricom to provide hair and beauty services to all singers at the Niko na Safaricom Concert held at the Impala Grounds. Here are pics of the...

Ken on 16th Dec

It’s a good time to be an investor in the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE). Over the past few months, East Africa’s dominant bourse has enjoyed a decent run. The 20-share index closed the week at 4.056 index and is showing considerable momentum even as Kenyans warm up for the upcoming Elections. Kenyan equities have hit record levels and stayed...

Ken on 26th Nov

Kenya richest man according to Forbes, Naushad Merali, has appointed his son Sameer Merali to the board of tyre manufacturing firm Sameer Africa, in what has been interpreted as a possible succession at the family controlled company. The younger Merali, from whom the company gets its name, has been appointed to replace the late Tom Owuor who passed...

Ken on 22nd Nov

Sunday Live presenter, Julie Gichuru largely influences the fashion direction Kenyan ladies take, especially the middle class. Every Sunday, thousands watch Citizen news, not because of the news, but just to see what Julie is wearing. She gets tens of compliments and dressing suggestions on her social media accounts after every Sunday Live appearance.  Together...

Ken on 21st Nov

Uhuru Kenyatta has not been included in this year’s Forbes 40 Richest Africans list. The deputy prime minister was last year listed at number 26 on the list, with a net worth of $ 500 million, with land given as the main source of the wealth. This was the description Forbes gave then. Kenya’s Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta is...

Ken on 21st Nov

SK Macharia has been named by Forbes magazine one of the African millionaires to watch in 2013. The media mogul has been listed alongside 9 other African millionaires who may move markets in the coming year.  Last year, Forbes listed 10 Africans to watch, 3 of whom ended up in this year’s list of 40 richest Africans. Among them is Kenyan industrialist...

Ken on 29th Oct

Equity Bank CEO, James Mwangi is on the verge of being named Forbes Africa Person of the Year (2012). Forbes have been conducting an online voting, to determine who the winner will be. Though the online vote does not guarantee any of the candidates the title, it helps improve the chances. Whoever among the five nominees takes it is guaranteed 25%...