Landlords panic as Nairobi struggles to fill its offices

A walk into many of the glittering office buildings that have recently sprouted up across Nairobi reveals something rather disturbing. Empty floors and deserted basement parking lots are the exact opposite of what would be expected in the context of…
OPINION: Allow builders to embrace construction technology

The recent move by the government to discard the roads annuity program has shocked many since it was regarded as the key to the Jubilee’s dream of constructing 10,000 kilometres of rural and medium grade urban roads during its first…
Long-delayed Outer Ring Road upgrade nears completion

The expansion of Outer Ring Road in Nairobi, which is behind schedule by more than a year, will be completed in three months giving Eastlands commuters something to smile about. According to the Chinese contractor SinoHydro Tianjin, the project is…
Japanese builder races to complete Ngong Road expansion project

A project aimed to expand Nairobi’s Ngong Road into a dual carriageway is well underway, with the Japanese contractor racing against time to complete construction works by December. Phase one of the Ngong Road dualling project, which was initially set…
German fund GIZ partners with HF Group to train Kenya artisans

As shortage of skilled labour continues to undermine Kenya’s economic growth, a German fund has partnered with a local foundation to train artisans in occupations related to construction. GIZ has teamed up with HF Foundation to train and mentor youths…