Purple tea farming is a game changer for tycoons in Kenya

Black tea has for decades remained a major source of cash for agro-tycoons in Kenya, with the country being the world’s leading exporter of the commodity. In 2016, for example, the country earned a total of Sh120.6 billion from tea…
Why every woman should drink a cup of purple tea every day

For many years, black tea has remained the most popular beverage among Kenyans, with only a handful locals consuming green tea – which is perceived to be a source of numerous health benefits. Green tea is, however, being overtaken by…
Chinese solar firms eye bigger slice of Kenyan market

A vibrant solar lighting market in Kenya has attracted a host of Chinese firms seeking to meet the rising demand for affordable solar lighting systems in the country. Guangzhou-based manufacturer of integrated solar solutions, Esavior, and Shenzhen Power Solution Limited…
World Bank sees Kenya economic growth slowing in 2017

Kenya’s economic growth is expected to slow down in 2017 owing to several internal and external forces. According to the World Bank, Kenya’s GDP growth is expected to slow down to 5.5 per cent compared to the 5.8 growth in…
Kenya cement exports to EA fall as China floods market

These are tough times for Kenyan cement manufacturers as cheaper imports from Asia continue to slow down their exports to the East African region. According to the Economic Survey 2017, which was released last month by the Kenya National Bureau…
Jubilation as Kenya launches Sh327bn standard gauge railway

The much-acclaimed standard gauge railway between Mombasa and Nairobi was inaugurated on Wednesday afternoon, shortening the 480-kilometre trip between the two cities from a typical eight hours to four and a half. Speaking during the flag off ceremony for the…