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Ethiopia fills tomato supply gap

Traders in Nyeri have resorted to importing tomatoes from Ethiopia in order to bridge the deficit of the popular commodity. Prices have shot up 63 per cent per kilogramme from Sh80 last month to Sh130….



US buys less coffee from Kenya

The US has fallen back to position three in purchasing of Kenya’s specialty coffee after peaking in the 2017/2018 season. Latest data from Coffee Directorate indicate America trailed Germany and Belgium in purchases after leading…






‘How I Built my Retirement Investment’

A lush green façade adorns Convent International Hotel in Nairobi’s Lavington, built by Abednego Kimuyu and his wife Alice. The two are pastors and their hotel only caters for non-alcoholic customers. For the Kimuyus, the…


Pain of tourists in hands of fake agents

Con artists posing as tour agents have swindled hundreds of tourists from various parts of the world, threating Kenya’s image as a tourist destination. The con men use fake online campaigns, complete with sweet reviews…


Softa closes shop after two decades

Thousands of businesses collapse every year, but few have had the same impact like the Softa Bottling Company, the only Kenyan firm that took global giant Coca-Cola head-on and almost succeeded. Friday marked the end…


The secret lives of betting billionaires

Kihingo Village in Nairobi’s upmarket Kitisuru Estate is a step back to the pristine view that suddenly appears after a lonely drive on Peponi Road where horses occasionally compete for space with vehicles. Its rustic…



What killed Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore

Safaricom chief executive officer Bob Collymore has died at his home early Monday morning. According to a statement by the telecom’s chairman Nicholas Ng’ang’a, Mr Collymore has been down with Leukemia and his condition worsened…



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