Inventory of major construction projects in Kenya

The inventory of major construction projects in Kenya is produced by Construction Business Review to assist firms in identifying potential opportunities. This resource lists projects in Kenya valued at Sh35 billion or more that are planned, under-way or have recently…
Prefab homes in Kenya: Great potential, numerous hurdles

The use of prefabricated technology has been touted as a viable means to address the acute housing shortage in the country. Thanks to its ability to lower building costs, companies that focus on delivery of low cost homes have in…
EDITORIAL: Let’s step up fight against tender fraud and bribery

Tendering fraud and bribery have always been an issue within the Kenyan building and construction sector, however, in recent times, the vices have increasingly come under the public spotlight across the country. In any economic sector with significant and profitable…
EDITORIAL: Stop late payment culture

Local contractors are among those who feel frustrated at the late payment culture that is rife in this country. Banks too are frustrated and the chain of disappointment stretches all the way to the construction site, where casual labourers stay…
Kenya’s 10,000km roads project met with widespread scepticism

Nearly a year after the government unveiled plans to tarmac 10,000km of roads across the country, there is widespread scepticism about the project’s viability with pundits already predicting its failure. The ambitious project, which was rolled out by President Uhuru…
Analysts bullish on cement stocks

The Kenyan cement stocks are poised to rally in coming months as investors bet that the State’s massive infrastructure spending will spur rapid growth of the local cement industry. The three NSE-listed cement makers; Bamburi, ARM Cement and East Africa…
A Quick Overview of Kenya’s Construction Industry

Kenya has a well-established construction industry that comprises businesses mainly involved in the construction of commercial and residential buildings, engineering structures and affiliated trade services. The construction industry is a major contributor to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the Kenyan…
Is Lamu Port a jinxed project?

Construction of Lamu Port in the northern coast of Kenya appears to be a jinxed affair as so far nothing has moved since former President Mwai Kibaki launched the project nearly three years ago. The ground-breaking ceremony for the port…