Why farmers need to adopt sustainable farming practices to combat climate change.

By Sammy Kirui, HSC Kenya is the third largest producer of black tea globally after China and India, and is the world’s largest exporter of black tea, contributing over 20% of total world exports. The sector is therefore significant to the global and national economy. According to the Ministry of Trade, tea and horticulture are among the top export earners in Kenya, contributing approximately 1.5 percent to the National Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2018. Tea is Kenya’s principal agricultural industry; and the continued viability of the sector is critical…

Tips on How To Manage Your Personal Finances Efficiently

By Geoffrey Kiragu, Founder and Director, Lesedi Developers Limited Personal financial management is a formidable and an incessant task that can cause even the most economically perceptive individual to become confused or shortsighted. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a magic spell or a standard formula that allowed you never to have to worry about money or manage your finances again? Fact is, you do not necessarily have to have a well-paying job or a windfall of money to improve your personal finances. While that may not be realistic,…

ENGIE Mobisol Kenya rebrands to ENGIE Energy Access Kenya and launches new product brand – MySol

Pay-As-You-Go solar industry announced a corporate change of name to ENGIE Energy Access Kenya (EEA Kenya). The company started operations in Kenya in 2016 serving mostly off-grid customers with high quality solar home systems (SHS) to power households and small businesses. In 2020, parent company ENGIE integrated ENGIE Mobisol with Fenix International, another SHS company and mini-grids provider, ENGIE PowerCorner under a new entity and name – ENGIE Energy Access. This integration puts the company in a unique position as the only energy player offering end to end off-grid energy solutions with both solar home systems…

Kenya Airways, Embraer and AFRAA partner to host Aviation Innovation Summit

Kenya Airways (KQ), Embraer S.A and Africa Airlines Association (AFRAA) are set to host summit to enhance intra African Trade. Dubbed “Africa Aviation and Travel Innovation” The three-day event will take place in Nairobi, under the theme: “Enhancing Intra-African Trade Through Aviation and Travel.” The Aviation innovation summit set for 22-24 November 2021 is designed to explore opportunities with local start-ups, small and medium-size enterprises to co-create innovative solutions with aviation stakeholders while contributing to the sustainable development of Africa. Allan Kilavuka, CEO, Kenya Airways said that the summit is an…

Galito’s Opens New outlet at OLA Lang’ata branch

It was pomp and colour as the OLA Energy team officially welcomed the newest Galitos fast-food outlet now located at the service station’s branch in Lang’ata. Speaking at the launch, Retail Offer Manager Margaret Mualuko said the Galitos branch opening was the newest addition to the several facilities that bring convenience to over 300 customers who visit the station daily to access one-stop shop services. These include Marhaba, Auto Care Center and Chemists. Galito’s Area Managers Simon Odipo & Eugene Mokaya join OLA Energy Offer Manager Margaret Mualuko & OLA…

IGAD Forum to Support Regional Infrastructure Masterplan Implementation

The African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga today opened a 3-day Development Partners Roundtable on IGAD Regional Infrastructure with a rallying call on governments in the Horn of Africa Region to reverse the slow pace of action on infrastructure – the most important enabler of trade among African nations. Themed Interconnecting Member States for Regional Integration and Trade Competitiveness, the roundtable aims to secure support for regional Infrastructure to promote economic development and integration as it offers unrivalled opportunity for the development partners to exchange views and network…

StarTimes expands branch network to more Counties

Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has rolled out major expansion plans aimed at driving service delivery closer to subscribers across major counties. The move will see increased investment in the set up and operation of business halls across five more counties including Kajiado, Kitui, Taita Taveta, Tana River and Bungoma. The company has also grown its footprint within the capital Nairobi with the opening of a new business hall located at Solar House along Aga Khan Walk which will ease pressure on the other outlets within the central business district.…

Inaugural country-level research unpacks the opportunity for climate philanthropy in Africa

… Business leaders, the development finance community and governments in Africa require deep insight into the challenges and opportunities where philanthropic investment can support countries that are most vulnerable to the impacts of the climate crisis. The entry points for six countries were revealed today, in new reports providing political economy analysis of six countries – Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana and Senegal – published by Africa Practice and ClimateWorks Foundation. The inaugural research, entitled Introductory Political Economy Analysis of the Climate Philanthropy Space, assesses the political, institutional and sector-driven…

The European Investment Bank launches report on impact of COVID-19 on African Banks

By Debbie Moraa The European Investment Bank (EIB) today published a unique analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on financing across Africa. The Finance in Africa 2021 report surveyed 78 leading banks and financing institutions active across sub-Saharan Africa to examine the impact of the pandemic on banking and business lending, investigate how Africa’s financial sector is harnessing the digital revolution and detail the challenges and opportunities of green finance for banks. Speaking during the online event, Thomas Östros, European Investment Bank Vice President noted that Africa’s banks are crucial…

What to Consider When Buying Land

By Geoffrey Kiragu, Founder and Diector, Lesedi Developers Individuals new to real estate are often puzzled when they discover that location is an imperative consideration when buying property. The idea of location has been so ingrained in the minds of many Kenyans that sometimes one cannot help but wonder if it is the property that matters more or where it is sited. Well, both are significant but it is the location that matters more. For instance, areas close to urban centers are highly valued as compared to others. This idea…