UN green office in Nairobi sets pace for green economy

The new eco-friendly United Nations (UN) office building in Nairobi is a major step towards achieving a green economy. The solar-energy powered office complex, located at UN headquarters in Gigiri – about 9.7km from the Nairobi city centre – is…
Pepsi to build a manufacturing plant in Kenya

Pepsi Cola, the world’s second largest food and beverage company, has announced plans to build a Sh2.4 billion manufacturing plant off Thika Road and Baba Dogo Road in Nairobi. The U.S. Based company has bought 14 acres of land at…
Africa’s largest solar panel installed in Nairobi

Africa’s largest on-roof photovoltaic solar panel has been installed for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi. Built by the German Energiebau Solarstromsysteme GmbH company, the 515 kWp photovoltaic system has transformed UNEP’s new administration block into the first…
UK firm partners with Basco to sell road marking paint in Kenya

Basco Paints has partnered with global paint manufacturer Ennis Prismo for exclusive distribution of road marking paint in Kenya. The strategic partnership seeks to expand the paint manufacture’s array of products and give it a competitive edge in the market.…
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 contractors beat Kenyan rivals on local 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…