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  • 26 Nov 2014 - Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have opened contract extension talks with four top players in a bid to retain their services next season.
  • 26 Nov 2014 - An investment firm associated with the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) is fighting the planned auction of 202 acres of land in Ruiru worth Sh1.4 billion.
  • 26 Nov 2014 - Bookpoint, one of Nairobi’s oldest bookstores, shuts down after more than seven decades in operation.
  • 26 Nov 2014 - Former head of Stanchart’s Kenyan advisory unit Wanjiku Mugane has been appointed to the board of Kenya Airways along with fellow banking industry veteran Caroline Armstrong-Ogwapit.
  • 26 Nov 2014 - A special police squad has been formed to hunt down and deal with men who are stripping women in public.
  • 26 Nov 2014 - Opposition parties have launched an 11th-hour challenge to the use of the Indian-made e-voting machines
  • 26 Nov 2014 - Jordin Sparks has taken aim at Jason Derulo in her latest remix of Drake's song, 'How About Now'.
  • 26 Nov 2014 - Kenya’s pioneer business process outsourcing (BPO) firm KenCall is facing liquidation for failing to pay creditors — putting more than 600 jobs on the line.
  • 26 Nov 2014 - Former minister for Education Prof Sam Ongeri leaving Lion Place on Waiyaki Way in Nairobi on Tuesday morning. var switchTo5x = false;var __st_loadLate = true;stLight.options({"publisher":"dr-9ee5cea8-e9b4-60ca-d59d-4989fe07a773"}); Read more about Spotted...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - This is the second part of our series to mark 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Like at well-loved politician’s funeral, over a hundred people showed up to Jane’s* burial. The consensus among them was that, before she was murdered in September this...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - The Capital Markets Authority has received interest from at least two firms planning to trade in mortgage-backed securities. The securities were at the core of the wracking financial crisis in 2008 after an unexpected housing bubble. The regulator did name the...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - Demand for residential properties at the Coast is high despite rising insecurity in the region which has affected hotel business. According to developers that participated at the recent Mombasa Homes Expo, inquiries for stand-alone units and apartments remain high and...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - Property Reality has handed over 100 title deeds to clients who bought land from the company in Konza, Aberdare View and Oldonyo Ridge. The company which claims to sell land at discounted rates in popular peri-urban areas, said it has started registering new clients...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - Kapsabet town needs about 300 acres of land for various developments as new investors seek business opportunities, Nandi county government has said. The town’s hotel sector has grown rapidly raising demand for land as well as diversifying economic activities in the...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - Equity bank plans to deepen its penetration into the underperforming mortgage market upon sale of its 24.78 per cent stake in stand-alone mortgage lender Housing Finance to Britam. Chief executive James Mwangi has told shareholders that the bank was keen to complete...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - National Housing Corporation will help upgrade skills of at least 50 contractors on a new house construction technology that is deemed faster and cheaper ahead of the building of 30,000 housing units. NHC said it will facilitate the training of a minimum 50 large and...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - Diekoye Oyeyika is a Nigerian author based in Lagos. He spoke to LOLA OKULO and JAMES MURUA How did you get into writing? I’ve always enjoyed creative writing and been fascinated by the African culture of storytelling. I realised as I got older that I was better at...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - Mickey is dead. Mickey, our pet tortoise, lasted approximately two weeks. He kept running away. At first we kept him at our neighbour’s who had other tortoises as we waited to fence off a part of the yard for him, but he found a way to escape through some hole in the...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - The only way Popcaan or any Jamaican artiste will be setting foot in Kenya is if their government reverses their travel advisory to “Africa due to the Ebola virus”. The organiser of the New Year party in Machakos found out the hard way when he was set to wire the...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - A group of Kenyan artistes lead by Marvin Maveke has started an initiative, Muziki Shuleni, that aims at taking music to schools. The programme which is voluntary, offers music lessons at the Milimani Primary School twice a week, all year round, plus holiday music...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - THE government yesterday admitted that repeated cases of insecurity are counterproductive to attracting foreign investors to Kenya. Industrialisation and enterprise development Cabinet secretary Adan Mohamed said the recent incidences of insecurity have been “...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - THE Central Bank said was in the money market yesterday to mop up Sh2 billion in excess liquidity, using repurchase agreements. By mopping up liquidity, the bank makes it relatively costlier to hold onto long dollar positions, which in turn helps strengthen the...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - PRIVATE pension schemes recorded a higher investment returns in the securities market during the third quarter of the year buoyed good performance of the bourse. A survey by Alexander Forbes for the period ending September 30 shows private schemes got an average...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - Kenya's Central Bank was in the money market on Tuesday to mop up Sh2 billion in excess liquidity, using repurchase agreements. By mopping up liquidity, the bank makes it relatively costlier to hold onto long dollar positions, which in turn helps strengthen the...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - The Nairobi All Share snapped its recent losing streak to tick 0.15 points higher to 161.30. The Nairobi NSE20 shaved off 8.04 points to close at 5,137.94. Equity turnover picked up speed to clock Sh771.54 million versus Sh299.122 million previously. The shilling was...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - A new report from the UN, the State of World Population 2014 says that fewer babies could herald an “economic miracle” for sub-Saharan Africa, with gains of $500 billion (a third of our current GDP) a year over three decades. The report compares Asia to Africa, and...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - All roads lead to Bungoma County for the Governor’s Chess Championship to be held over the weekend. Hosted by Bungoma Chess Club, the 2-day event has been sponsored by the County government, Ministry of Tourism, Khetia’s Drapers, Yakomart, Tourist Hotel, County 411...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - ATHLETES want Athletics Kenya constitution amended to grant them a say in the election of the federation’s office bearers. Under the umbrella of Professional Athletes Association of Kenya (PAAK), they said AK constitution has completely ignored athletes at all levels...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - Kenyan tennis players had a mixed start to the second ITF under-18 tournament in Bujumbura yesterday.Top seed Ishmael Changawa, who retired in the boys final on Sunday, beating Hashimu Nitunga of Burundi 6-2, 6-3. Changawa showed no ill effects of the ankle injury...
  • 26 Nov 2014 - REIGNING Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) Premier League champions Kenya Police clinched the final place in the forthcoming national play-offs after routing Western Jaguars 6-1 over the weekend in Kakamega. Kenya Police qualified alongside Butali Sugar Warriors, formerly...

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