Work begins on Sh1.4bn Wangari Mathai Institute

The construction of a ‘green’ education facility in the honour of the late Nobel laureate Prof Wangari Mathai has finally commenced in Nairobi. The Wangari Mathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies, whose groundbreaking was held on Wednesday, sits on…
Ngong Road dualling finally gets underway

Japanese contractors have begun construction work on Ngong Road, marking the start of a project to upgrade the notoriously congested road to dual carriageway. World Kaihatsu Kogyo Ltd., a Japanese construction firm, is undertaking works on the first phase of…
Turkish billionaires set sights on Kenya’s real estate

Turkish investors are eyeing more investments in the Kenyan building and construction sector following the recent signing of bilateral agreements to strengthen trade ties between the two countries. The agreements that, among other things, eliminated double taxation while promoting investment…
Embu airstrip set for Sh10 billion upgrade

Embu County, in conjunction with the national government and foreign donors, is making plans to upgrade the Embu airstrip into a modern airport with a view to easing transport and boosting trade of agricultural products which are the county’s mainstay.…
Kenyans hail expertise of Chinese contractors

The workmanship of Chinese construction firms in Kenya has continued to receive much commendation from citizens amid mounting criticism from local contractors. Many Kenyans have hailed Chinese companies, most of which are engaged in the construction of roads and railway,…
Nakuru’s tallest tower opens for business

The skyline of Nakuru has soared several feet higher following the completion and opening of the town’s tallest building yet by the Gilanis group of companies. The Sh500 million commercial block, which is known as Tower One, is strategically located…
Kenya-Ethiopia electricity highway project kicks off

China Electric Power Equipment and Technology (CET) has embarked on construction of a Sh126 billion power transmission line that will link grids of Ethiopia with Kenya. The 1,068-km Kenya-Ethiopia power line will enable Kenya to import cheaper electricity from hydroelectric…
China Wu Yi makes Sh10bn bet on new Kenyan factory

China Wu Yi has embarked on construction of a highly automated and mechanised precast building materials plant in Athi River, Machakos County, which it hopes will help grow its business in the region. The upcoming factory, which is expected to…
Two Rivers Mall now set to open under new name

After twice missing its self imposed opening date, Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi is finally preparing to open in a fortnight. Key tenants are reportedly mobilising their equipment on site – a clear signal that the construction journey that kicked…
Nairobi Southern Bypass now set for official opening

Completion of the 28.6km Nairobi Southern Bypass is expected in a few weeks with the road approachable from the junction of Mombasa Road interchange at Ole Sereni Hotel through to Kabete-Limuru road in Kikuyu town. The Kenya National Highways Authority…