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Martin K.N Siele is the Editor and Content Lead at Business Today. He is passionate about digital media, sports and entertainment and enjoys telling impactful stories. Follow him on Twitter @S_iele

From Studios in Toilets to Multi-Billion Media Empire: How SK Macharia...

Companies manufacturing common house-hold goods, such as detergent, tea leaves and flour started selling smaller packages of their products in a bid to target the masses. Their marketing strategies had to change as well, and SK Macharia's 'common mwananchi' focused stations were right there to capitalize on the opportunity.

Ksh45M Tusker Sponsorship Boosts Tokyo-Bound Kenya Olympics Team

“We are pleased that KBL has continued to stand by us, even now, under the tough COVID-19 environment. It shows that, indeed, KBL is passionate about sports and the value it brings to the country. This sponsorship will no doubt be very important in preparing the team which will be representing us in the games,” Tergat stated at an event held to announce the sponsorship.

KCB Plots Ksh6B Thika Road Housing Venture

Student accommodation, for instance, is being considered for the project and represents one of the hottest real estate investments at the market. Developers such as Acorn have been able to raise over Ksh10 billion for various projects under their Qwetu student living brand.

Taxpayers Fork Out Ksh1 Billion for Kenya’s New London Embassy

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' new approach to diplomatic real estate focuses on purchasing properties as opposed to leasing in foreign nations. Other embassies identified as dilapidated include those in New York (UN), Canada, Washington, Russia, Australia, Geneva, Japan, China, South Korea and the Los Angeles consulate.

Kidero’s Ksh540K-Per-Month Apartments Eyed for Seizure

Wachira Mburu Mwangi & Company Advocates received instructions to represent City Hall and was paid millions in legal fees. The firm's managing partner, Stephen Mburu, was paid Ksh58 million. He retained Ksh11.5 million then wired Ksh7 million to John Ndirangu Kariuki and Ksh15 million to Cups Ltd - associated with Kidero's former Chief of Staff George Wainaina.

Pest Control: Used Car Importers Slapped With New Inspection Fees

The new draft regulations would also see each container packing tyres, wires or disassembled equipment attract an inspection fee of Ksh3,000. Inspection fee for an aircraft, motorised boat or yacht stands at Ksh20,000 each.

Explained: ‘Please Call Me’ Inventor’s Ksh75 Billion Battle

Makate is instead seeking compensation to the tune of R10 Billion (Ksh75 billion), and has maintained that his fight will set a precedent for IP battles and employee relations all over the world. He has received the support of several groups in South Africa, who have on multiple occasions demonstrated in support of his demand.

NMS Plots Ksh30M Upgrade of Construction Permit Portal

Users of the platform have on a number of occasions revealed that it remains exposed to loopholes it was meant to eliminate, with several complaints of demands by city officials for bribes in exchange for construction permits.

Rents in Kilimani, Westlands Fall as Tenants Move to Cheaper Neighborhoods

“Working and schooling from home has shed light on the importance of more space, leading to increased demand for homes with compounds,” noted Sakina Hassanali, head of property development consulting and research at HassConsult.

Bolt Ventures Into Car Hire Business in Kenya

It would enable users to conveniently hire vehicles close to them from a fleet company or private owner. Bolt Service would compete with the traditional car hire service in Kenya, which has for years been a booming business but is now likely to face the effects of digital disruption.