How tourists are fuelling construction boom in Nairobi

As business executives continue to face pressure to optimise their overseas travel budgets, and make savings, many officials are choosing to stay at serviced apartments as a less expensive accommodation option. Budget travellers mainly those with families are also capitalising…
Battle for road tenders hots up as US giant opens Nairobi office

California-based construction giant Bechtel is setting itself up for a tough battle with Chinese multinationals for mega projects in Kenya amid concerns that Asian contractors are increasingly dominating the local construction scene. Bechtel, which is one of the largest engineering…
New footbridges to ease traffic congestion on Thika Road

Two more footbridges will be added to the 18 Thika Road bridges as part of a government’s bid to curb pedestrian deaths on the highway. The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has invited bids for the construction of footbridges along…
Construction growth slows amid general election jitters

The Kenyan construction sector slowed in the first quarter of 2017 as customers delayed spending decisions ahead of the August 8 General Election. Commercial builders, civil engineers and house builders reported slow business – reflecting softer business gains as some…
How Kenyans are facing a deadly time bomb of lead poisoning

Despite aggressive campaigns to rid Kenya off hazardous paints, nearly three quarters of decorates available locally contain dangerously high amounts of lead, an environmental watchdog has warned. The Centre for Environment Justice and Development (CEJAD) says in a new report…
Japan, Kenya ink Sh2.4 billion deal for Ngong Road upgrade

The Japanese government has extended a Sh2.4 billion grant to Kenya to finance the dualling of the Prestige Plaza-Dagoretti Corner Section of the Ngong Road in Nairobi. According to Japanese Ambassador to Kenya Toshitsugu Uesawa, the money will finance the…
Richard Leakey commissions Sh10bn museum in Turkana

Kenyan paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey has hired world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind to design a Sh10 billion museum in Turkana, setting in motion a project that he has been promoting since 2015. According to an article published by The Independent, a London-based…