opinion: Create favorable conditions for increased value add in manufacturing

By Rajul Malde Manufacturing is the second biggest driver of Kenya’s economy at 10 per cent of Gross Domestic Product after agriculture at 30 per cent. Manufacturing generates significant economic value. According to the Kenya Economic Survey 2020, the value added by the manufacturing sector to the country’s economy grew consistently over the five-year period (2015-2019) from Ksh 588 billion to Ksh 734 billion, a 24.8 per cent increase. Manufacturing value is also evident in intermediate consumption – the goods and services utilized as inputs in the manufacturing process – calculated…

Kabogo launches bid for Kiambu governor seat

Former Kiambu governor William Kabogo has announced bid for Kiambu gubernatorial seat in August 9th. Speaking to the media, Kabogo said that the people of Kiambu have been reaching out to him to vie for the seat. “I will obey your wishes despite the fact that I was interested in the presidency,” Kabogo said that people of Kiambu have been reaching out to him. Other political giants eyeing the Kiambu seat include Nyoro, former Governor Ferdinand Waititu, Senator Kimani Wamatangi, Assembly Speaker Stephen Ndicho and Thika Town MP Patrick Wainaina.…

GOtv Slashes Prices for Its Lite Package to Ksh 199

GOtv is delighting its customers in the new year with the announcement of a price reduction on the Gotv Lite package. This means that our customers can continue to enjoy great Kenyan entertainment for less. “Our priority is to put our customers at the heart of our business. As such, we have taken the decision to ensure that we continually make our entertainment more affordable and accessible to democratize access to quality entertainment available on the GOtv platforms. GOtv Lite is our most affordable packages and this move will grant…

Mizani Poll: Nairobi Comfortable With Ngatia As Governor

Majority of Nairobi residents would vote in Chamber of Commerce boss Richard Ngatia as Governor if elections were held today. This is according to a latest poll by Mizani Africa. The Opinion Survey between 5th to 12th January 2022 across 17 Constituencies in the city place Ngatia on top with   29.2 percent followed by Bishop Margaret Wanjiru who garnered a support of 24.1 percent and Westlands law maker Tim Wanyonyi comes close at 19.1 percent. With seven months to the general election, the race for Nairobi county’s governor has started…

Virtual auctions and social media are the new online galleries in Kenya

Credits CNN   In the latest episode of Marketplace Africa, CNN International meets Kenyan artists who are moving to create infrastructure to support digital art sales, as art sales across Africa move online.   Due to global sales declining 22% in 2020, the art industry has made a drastic move online. As a result, art sales online more than doubled in the same period that year, reaching a record of $12.4 billion dollars, according to the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report.   Danda Jarolimek, director of the Circle Art…