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Acorn eyes students with Sh1.9bn hostels in Karen

Nairobi, Sept. 22 -- Property developer Acorn Holdings is rolling out a 3,591-room hostel on a five-acre plot in Karen, targeting students from Catholic University of Eastern Africa. Environmental im... Read More


Vehicle filter firm gets nod to manufacture ventilators

Nairobi, Sept. 22 -- Regional vehicle filter manufacturer Mutsimoto Limited has received approval to produce oxygen ventilators for hospitals. Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) said the ventilator, du... Read More


Water tariffs in Nyeri to shoot up by 140pc

Nairobi, Sept. 20 -- Water tariffs in Nyeri will be raised by up to 139.6 percent to offer the utility firm more cash to upgrade its supply network. Nyeri Water and Sanitation Company Limited (Nyewas... Read More


Developers step up ready-mix concrete uptake

Nairobi, Sept. 18 -- Property developers in Nairobi have increased uptake of ready-mix concrete to cope with the fall in the number of workers allowed on-site due to strict Covid-19 prevention guideli... Read More


Movenpick Hotel to offer health cover for guests

Nairobi, Sept. 17 -- Movenpick Hotel and Residences Nairobi has inked a partnership with global insurance giant AXA to provide free medical cover to incoming guests. The facility, run under the Accor... Read More


Google offers local SMEs free website set up

Nairobi, Sept. 15 -- Kenyan small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can now access free website and online profile creation services from IT giant Google in a move designed to increase their visibility to... Read More


How events entrepreneur is weathering Covid-19 storms

Nairobi, Sept. 15 -- Wambui Njoora began the year with a back-to-back schedule for corporate meetings. Her enterprise was tasked with providing tents, seats and sound systems for various events across... Read More


Kenyan low-cost house design wins global award

Nairobi, Sept. 8 -- Kenyan architectural firm BellTower's low-cost housing design is on the verge of global adoption after emerging the winner in the Lexus Design Award (LDA) Grand Prix. The Nairobi-... Read More


New World Bank head to oversee Sh1.3trn projects in E.Africa

Nairobi, Sept. 7 -- World Bank has picked American national Keith Hansen to oversee 100 projects worth Sh1.3 trillion in East Africa. Mr Hansen will start his new role as the bank's country director ... Read More


Nigeria now second-biggest Shelter Afrique shareholder

Nairobi, Sept. 7 -- Nigeria has injected Sh1.01 billion ($9.4 million) in additional capital in Nairobi headquartered Pan African housing development financier Shelter Afrique, making the west African... Read More