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…
Eastern Bypass Nairobi

The Eastern bypass is among the Kenyan government’s major infrastructure projects that are aimed at making the country a regional commercial hub. The 39-km bypass starts on the Ruiru-Kiambu road. It crosses the Northern bypass and the Ruiru railway line…
Northern Bypass Nairobi

The Northern bypass is one of Kenya government’s major infrastructure projects aimed at making the country a regional business hub. The 31-km bypass starts from Ruaka trading centre along Limuru Road, overpasses Banana Road through Runda and Thome estates. It…
Kenya requires Sh800bn to upgrade slums

Slum upgrading in Nairobi and other parts of Kenya 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 Slum Upgrading Programme (KENSUP)…
Kenya picks nuclear plant site

The government of Kenya has identified construction sites for a nuclear energy plant, 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…
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 Mr Lee Kinyanjui has told the landlords to urgently vacate the bypass…
Hacienda project well underway

Construction of Hacienda Eco City, Kenya’s first environmentally, socially, economically and culturally self-sustaining residential settlement, is well underway on the outskirts of Mombasa. Going by the name Hacienda- a Spanish word meaning big homestead, the development, located in the Mwakirunge…