The Rising Popularity of Equity Bank’s Eazzyloans

The Rising Popularity of Equity Bank’s Eazzyloans

In 2015 Equitel introduced EazzyLoan, a revolutionary product that made it possible for subscribers to instantly borrow 30-day loans of up to Kshs 200,000 via their mobile phones. A year…

Recycled plastic dhow to take the choke off the Indian Ocean

Recycled plastic dhow to take the choke off the Indian Ocean

CNN inside Africa in its latest report has explored the traditions of the Dhow sailboat and the generations of craftsmen who have been building them in the Kenyan coastal town…

4 Things You Need to Start Rewarding Yourself For

4 Things You Need to Start Rewarding Yourself For

The problem with millennials, according to people who have never been one, is that they expect praise and rewards for everything. Participated? Medal. Attempted? Pat on the back. Lost? Trophy….

Barron South Africa Partners With  RAMCO Printing

Barron South Africa Partners With RAMCO Printing

Africa’s largest and leading corporate and promotional brand, Barron has entered into a strategic partnership with Ramco Printing-Promo Division, in a deal that is set to give the company a…

President Kenyatta challenges UN to show value for money

President Kenyatta challenges UN to show value for money

President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on the United Nation to partner with African governments in order to make an impact even as he hit out at UN agencies over wastage…

Kenyans abroad send home record Sh14 Billion in April

Kenyans abroad send home record Sh14 Billion in April

Kenyans working abroad sent home a record Sh14.4 billion ($143.5 million) in the month of April with those living in the US being the main contributors. Diaspora remittances shot up…

A Nairobi processing firm offering hot chilli market

A Nairobi processing firm offering hot chilli market

Stranded chili farmers now have a sure market after a processing company announced that is looking for a steady supply of at least two tonnes of the produce per week….

Uber receives $3.5 billion investment from Saudi wealth fund

Uber receives $3.5 billion investment from Saudi wealth fund

Uber Technologies Inc. said it received its biggest investment to date, raising $3.5 billion from the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. The investment valued Uber at $62.5 billion, the…

US-Based Mobile App Lends Kenyans Sh1 Billion in under One Year

US-Based Mobile App Lends Kenyans Sh1 Billion in under One Year

Mobile credit app firm, Tala, formerly Mkopo Rahisi, has issued loans totalling Sh1 billion in under a year of operation, highlighting Kenya’s increased appetite for cellphone-linked financing services. California-based InVenture…

Kenya’s CBK boss Njoroge voted best Governor in Africa

Kenya’s CBK boss Njoroge voted best Governor in Africa

Kenya Central Bank governor Patrick Njoroge who was largely unknown a year ago was voted the best governor on the continent – 2016 African Banker Awards held in Lusaka, Zambia…

Sidian Bank seeks slice of Uber’s cake with Sh1m drivers car loans

Sidian Bank seeks slice of Uber’s cake with Sh1m drivers car loans

Recently rebranded lender Sidian Bank has launched a Sh10 billion fund that will see Uber drivers access car loans at below market rates. The lender, formerly known as K-Rep Bank,…

6 Reasons Your Sales Team Is Underperforming

6 Reasons Your Sales Team Is Underperforming

Businesses rely on their sales teams to bring in new customers, survive and grow. Yet, even with the most talented professionals in place, leaders often find that at least one…

Pizza Hut Takes Over Naked Pizza Kenya

Pizza Hut Takes Over Naked Pizza Kenya

American restaurant chain, Pizza Hut, has taken over local operations of Naked Pizza, marking the global fast food company’s exit from the Kenyan market. The abrupt closure comes three-and-a-half years…

Kenyan milk prices second highest in Africa

Kenyan milk prices second highest in Africa

Kenya’s milk prices are the second most expensive in Africa while the country’s mobile phone calling rates are the second lowest, a new survey shows. Expatistan Cost of Living Index…

Kenyan forensic auditors to visit US for special Eurobond demistify

Kenyan forensic auditors to visit US for special Eurobond demistify

Kenya’s top forensic auditors will visit London and New York mid next month to collect data from international banks that handled the controversial Sh250 billion Eurobond cash, Auditor-General Edward Ouko…

From the pitch to the boardroom

From the pitch to the boardroom

The first time Mathieu Flamini turned up to the Arsenal training ground in a suit, his baffled teammates asked if he had mistakenly thought it was a match day. “When…

Inflation tax sets consumers for fresh July price increases

Inflation tax sets consumers for fresh July price increases

Prices of cars, fuel, cigarettes, alcoholic drinks, juices and financial services are expected to rise once again in July when the Treasury factors in the average inflation rate for the…

Three (3) Ways to Spend Your Money Wisely

Three (3) Ways to Spend Your Money Wisely

I live in busy Kenyan capital; Nairobi County, where the temptations to spend carelessly range from artisanal chocolate chip cookies to gorgeous, expensive brownstones. Every sidewalk café – Java, café…

Kenyan motorists to buy digital number plates at $37

Kenyan motorists to buy digital number plates at $37

Kenyan motorists will pay the government more than Sh6 billion to acquire new high-tech vehicle number plates expected to replace the current ones in the coming months. Each owner of…

1,000 Kenyan drivers sign up with US taxi-hailing firm Uber

1,000 Kenyan drivers sign up with US taxi-hailing firm Uber

Online taxi hailing company Uber says it has signed up nearly 1,000 Kenyan drivers onto its platform since it began operations in January 2015. The US-based company also announced yesterday…


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