World Bank now backs out of Nairobi toll road plan

The World Bank has withdrawn financing for the Nairobi Toll Road project citing non-compliance with certain procedures in planning. This is likely to delay the commencement of the initiative, which has also been caught up in a controversy over demolition…
UK firm partners with Basco to sell road marking paint in Kenya

Basco Paints limited has partnered with global paint manufacturer Ennis Prismo for the distribution of road marking paint. The strategic partnership seeks to expand the paint manufacture’s array of products and give it a competitive edge in the market. It…
Elsek to offer cheap homes to Kenyans

A Turkish investor is seeking to partner with the Government and the private sector to provide decent, low-cost housing units across East Africa. Elsek-Elsek Construction Limited Housing, which has set base in Kenya, is coming up with a new technology…
US firm to build green factory in Nairobi

GreenWorld Development is in talks to build a factory in Nairobi to manufacture panels and building blocks for use in affordable housing in the country. The US-based company has said it is in joint venture discussions with Kenya and a…
Spanish energy firms to build 13.6MW wind farm in Ngong

Spanish wind developers, Iberdrola Ingeniería and Gamesa have secured a contract to build a 13.6-MW wind farm in Ngong, 30 km from Nairobi. According to Iberdrola, the new Ngong wind farm, to be built within 18 months, will have 16…
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…