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…
Top Chinese solar firms eye Kenya for lucrative deals

Chinese solar firms are increasingly setting their sights on the Kenyan market in the wake of the rising demand for reliable, cheaper and clean energy in the country. Shenzhen Power Solution Limited and Guangzhou-based manufacturer of integrated solar solutions, Esavior…
10 building materials that pose highest risk to your health

Hazardous construction materials, commonly known as red list building materials, are natural or synthetic chemical substances that are harmful to humans or the environment. Though highly toxic, the chemicals can hardly be seen, tasted or smelt but they are present…
Why laminate flooring has become so popular with homeowners

Laminate flooring, referred to as floating wood tile in the U.S and Canada, is a synthetic flooring product consisting of two thin sheets of paper impregnated with melamine. Although it looks like real wood or real stone, laminate wood flooring…
Dangote postpones Kenya factory plan over Nigeria’s forex crisis

Africa’s largest cement producer Dangote has postponed its planned entry into Kenya as the company continues to struggle with a constricted supply of foreign-exchange in Nigeria. Dangote Group, which is owned by Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, had earlier announced…