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,…
Construction finally starts on Sh70bn Turkana wind farm

Construction has finally begun on the long-awaited 310MW wind farm on the south eastern shore of Lake Turkana in Marsabit County, northern Kenya. The Sh70 billion Lake Turkana wind farm, which is touted as the largest wind power project in…
Nairobi plans to hike business permit fees by 300pc

Small traders in Nairobi will dig deeper into their pockets to remain in business after the county government announced plans to raise single business permit fee by up to 300 per cent. Informal traders such as newspaper vendors, shoe shiners…
Nairobi ranked in top 10 African cities of the future

The Kenyan capital Nairobi has been recognised as a leading Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) destination for foreign investors by consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. The city was ranked sixth among top 10 cities in SSA that promises the best investment returns for…