Business


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…




KQ plane returns to Mombasa after mid-air scare

There was a security scare at Mombasa International Airport after a Nairobi-bound flight aborted mid-air. Kenya Airways flight KQ609 had departed Mombasa at 5.45pm on Monday but was forced to return an hour later following…



Why UN staff is unhappy with Nairobi landlords

United Nations employees in Nairobi are seeking diplomatic intervention to have their house rent deposits refunded whenever they vacate their houses, accusing Kenyan landlords of extorting them. In a letter addressed to Ambassador Rose Makena…


What the Kenyan hustler does abroad

Kenya exports products like tea, coffee and flowers. But we have not been good at exporting services like the Americans, have. We have attempted, though, with lots of Kenyans working in the Gulf, Europe, US,…



In a jam: How traffic slows urban economies

Spiralling traffic and poor urban planning could rob developing countries of opportunities and jam economic progress in fast-growing cities, a study published on Thursday found. As more people flock to cities, congested roads, expensive commutes and a…




error: Content is protected !!