US hotel giant Wyndham to build golf resort in Kenya

Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company, plans to build a high-end outlet – Wyndham Amboseli Golf Resort and Spa – near the Amboseli National Park as battle for high-end tourists intensifies. The New Jersey-based group that boasts 7,260…
Kenya universities scout for developers to build hostels

Investors in student accommodation in Kenya are set to earn billions of shillings from a housing investment boom triggered by the rising demand for hostels in the country. At least seven public universities are currently scouting for developers to build…
Chris Kirubi sets ambitious goal

Christopher J. Kirubi, 72, is without doubt one of the richest Kenyans – with a net worth of at least Sh25 billion. The flamboyant businessman with interests in FMCG, real estate, investments and media says he is working extremely hard…
Who should buy the latest Porsche Cayenne?

If you have been casting envious eyes on those Porsche Cayenne being driven along the Uhuru Highway in Nairobi, you may be wondering if you could fit such machines into your budget. Firstly, a carefully spec’d Cayenne starts at Sh7…
Agriculture sector in Kenya

Agriculture in Kenya provides livelihood for the major Kenyan population. About 75 per cent of the population rely on agriculture for employment and livelihood. Agriculture sector in Kenya contributes about 30 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP)…
Toyota Tsusho to design Uganda-Kenya oil pipeline

Toyota Tsusho, the trading arm of the Japanese carmaker, has been contracted to oversee a feasibility study and design for the construction of a crude oil pipeline network in East Africa. Toyota Tsusho, which clinched the tender last month, will…
Ormat signs 25-year deal for Menengai geothermal plant

Ormat Technologies Inc., a US developer of geothermal energy, has inked a 25-year deal to supply Kenya Power with electricity from the proposed 35-megawatt Menengai geothermal project in Nakuru. Ormat’s majority-owned Kenya unit has also signed a project implementation and…
Domino’s Pizza opens in Nairobi

Domino’s Pizza, one of America’s largest pizza chains, has opened an outlet at Fortis Tower in Westlands, Nairobi, joining a growing list of US fast food brands that have entered Kenya in recent years. Local franchise holder of the brand,…