US firm to build green factory in Nairobi

GreenWorld Development is in talks to build a factory in Nairobi to manufacture panels and building blocks for use in affordable housing in the country. The US-based company has said it is in joint venture discussions with Kenya and a…
Spanish energy firms to build 13.6MW wind farm in Ngong

Spanish wind developers, Iberdrola Ingeniería and Gamesa have secured a contract to build a 13.6-MW wind farm in Ngong, 30 km from Nairobi. According to Iberdrola, the new Ngong wind farm, to be built within 18 months, will have 16…
Chinese firms beat Kenyan ones on projects

As Kenya continues to embark on its most ambitious infrastructure investment program, it is emerging that Chinese are out muscling local contractors on the country’s major projects. According to sources, Chinese companies have scooped more than two thirds of the…
Kenya requires Sh800bn to upgrade slums

The Kenya slum upgrade programme, featuring Nairobi and other parts of the country will cost the government a total of Sh800 billion according to Housing minister Shoita Shitanda. To this end the government and development partners have initiated the Kenya…
Kenya picks nuclear plant site

The government of Kenya has identified construction sites for a nuclear powerplant, potentially the first in Africa outside South Africa. A senior engineer for the Kenyan government, Rolex Kirui, recently said one site has been identified near the coastal region and…
Nakuru landlords to vacate bypass route

More than 1,000 landlords who have built houses within the proposed Nakuru bypass route have been asked to demolish their buildings or be forcibly moved. Roads assistant minister Lee Kinyanjui has told the landlords to urgently vacate the bypass route…