Kenya in big shift to renewable energy in climate change fight

Hydroelectric power has for a long time been the main source of energy in Kenya, accounting for about half of the installed capacity. But changes in climatic conditions and the subsequent unreliable rainfall has forced the Kenyan government to invest…
Land prices hit Sh80m mark as investors scramble for Marsabit

Wealthy investors are engaging in ferocious bidding wars for land in Marsabit in a move that is pushing up prices in the previously unattractive town. The scramble for a piece of Marsabit comes shortly after the completion of the Isiolo-Moyale…
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…