How to buy real estate in Kenya

There are several ways to make money with property by investing in the Kenyan real estate market. Here are some of the proven methods. 1) Look for a undervalued property Do your research, find out areas that are undervalued but…
Kenya’s renewable energy drive is highly commendable

Kenya has taken a major step towards advancing renewable energy – with several projects promising to raise the country’s production of clean energy from the current 1,660 megawatts (MW) to 5,000 MW by 2017. Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), the…
Can China build ‘Dubai’ in Machakos for Sh65bn?

Social media was awash with comments on April 6 when the Sunday Nation broke a story that Chinese Investors were planning to build a ‘Dubai’ in Machakos County. According to the story, 100 Asian investors are planning to build a…
Why it’s time to rethink the Kenyan home ownership dream

If Kenyans have a preoccupation these days, apart from quail farming and other get-rich-quick schemes, it seems to be real estate. For many years, we have cultivated the home ownership dream – believing that buying home is a great investment…
EDITORIAL: Vetting of contractors long overdue

The move by the National Construction Authority to register and licence afresh all contractors seeking to undertake any construction work in Kenya is long overdue. The NCA has said it will thoroughly scrutinise all contractors to ensure only those with…
EDITORIAL: Thika Road is highly commendable project

The expansion of Thika Road from four lanes to eight lanes highway is a highly commendable project that will spur economic growth in the country. The new super highway will bring to an end the dreaded traffic jam on this…
New building code needed to solve housing crisis

With an annual demand of 150,000 units against a supply of about 30,000 units, Kenya is experiencing an acute housing crisis. The housing crisis is worsening every year fuelled by the rapid population growth and the swift migration from rural…