Nairobi Southern Bypass runs into trouble again

Construction of the Southern Bypass that is meant to ease congestion in Nairobi has been caught up in a traffic jam that threatens to stall the project. The Sh17.5 billion dual carriageway road project has suffered a major blow after…
Pain as VAT pushes up cost of construction materials

Property developers have decried escalated costs of construction in Kenya following last year’s introduction of value-added tax on building and construction materials. The Kenya VAT Act 2013, which came into force on September 2013, brought about a new construction materials…
Nairobi’s building boom threatens national park

The Nairobi National Park faces irreversible impacts by the construction boom of recent years, which threatens to destroy the unique natural treasures of the city’s main tourist attraction. A senior official at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) who requested anonymity…
High land prices drive builders out of Nairobi

The Nairobi property market is showing signs of a slowing growth as developers shift to city outskirts where bigger and more affordable land is available. Jenga Web managing director Nathan Luesby says developers seeking to meet the rising demand for…
Construction under way on Sh1bn ICPAK Complex

Construction is well under way on the proposed ICPAK Complex, located along Thika Superhighway, in Nairobi. The development by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) will comprise an ultra-modern 12-storey office block, shopping mall, conference facility, hotel…
How to prevent fire at construction site

Fire is one of the main hazards in a construction site. Below are five important steps towards development of a ‘fireproof’ construction fire prevention and safety plan. 1.) Create a fire protection plan This involves the development of an emergency…