OPINION: What Kenya’s mall developers must do to win tenants

For the past few years, developers have spent billions of shillings to put up show-stopping malls in Kenyan cities to meet the rising demand for international retail brands expanding into the country. This has left the capital Nairobi with 391,000…
Kenyan builders bet big on prefabricated homes

Kenyan firms are betting big on prefabricated building technology as they seek innovative ways to address the country’s housing shortage in a cost-effective way. The technology involves manufacturing modular houses in a factory, usually in standard sections that can be…
Why you should give green building a chance in 2017

You may have heard all the reasons why you should never go green when building or remodelling your home. It’s too expensive, it takes ages to complete, I’m too young for that…. And for every excuse, there are multiple reasons…
Why prefab steel houses are likely to steal Kenyan hearts

Prefabricated steel houses are increasingly gaining popularity in Kenya as demand for truly affordable housing rises. According to Eco-Steel Africa, a steel construction firm that deals with prefabs, steel prefabricated houses have become a popular choice among individuals looking to…
Why builders are rushing to adopt new technology

Property developers across the country are finding a new way to deal with the rising building costs that have increasingly denied many Kenyans a chance to own homes. The builders are now adopting new construction technologies in a bid to…
Mombasa-Nairobi railway is all set for opening on June 1

Construction of the Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge railway is nearing its final culmination, with 100 per cent of civil works already completed, the Kenya Railways Corporation has said. According to the Kenya Railways Corporation managing director Atanas Maina, civil works for…
News that took construction industry by storm in 2016

The year 2016 was a busy period for Kenya’s construction industry stakeholders, with many investors rushing to complete their projects ahead of the 2017 election campaigns. It was also a year of major announcements that took the industry by storm,…
Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge railway nears completion

Construction of phase one of the Kenya standard gauge railway is nearing its culmination, with nearly 100 per cent of civil works already completed, State House said on Sunday. In a statement sent to newsrooms, Spokesman Manoah Esipisu said 98…