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Addis Alemayehou is the kind of guy that sees opportunities around him and pounce on them. He grew up in Nairobi and moved to Ethiopia at the age of 18 years. His youngest venture was growing veggies at the back of their family house and selling back to his...
An ongoing Christmas festive season customer reward programme by Tusker Mattresses, has raised the use of mobile payment solution Safaricom's Lipa na M-PESA at Tuskys stores countrywide, the retailer has disclosed. In an interesting development attributed to the allure of winning one of the 38 cars up for grabs in...
When Juliet Kennedy gave birth to her daughter four years ago, she was more concerned about giving her a good start in life. She wanted her to live healthy lifestyle. She once asked around and researched over the internet and social media where she could get nut butter without additives for her child but she couldn't find one. She became frustrated and...
  If you were to sift through the past two decades of the tax and commercial strategy advisory industry in the region, it would be hard to find an executive with broader range of experience than Philip Muema. Philip is the managing partner of Andersen Tax in Kenya (formerly Nexus Business...
The Retail Trade Association of Kenya (RETRAK) has confirmed that the year 2018 has opened on a positive note for the formal retail sector. From its assessment, the Year 2017 was probably the most difficult for the sector and it is hoped that both the political and economic climate...
Mrs. Esther Muchemi is an inspiring woman whose business journey embodies a successful entrepreneurship movie script. Hers is a story that started from a humble beginning, suffering, and immense challenges that almost halted her progress. From a small telecommunication business nearly two decades ago, Samchi has grown to a...
Bernard Kiragu, a Managing Partner at Scribes Services, is a man who is passionate about corporate governance and ethical standards for overall organization success. As an MD, he has partnered with firms like International Finance Corporation to facilitate workshops for Directors and executive staff of companies for efficient service....
There's no denying that the local property industry has grown in tremendously in recent years. Mirroring this growth is Granite Capital, a leading real estate boutique company that provides cutting edge services to the local real estate industry. Since its launch in 2017, the company's services have been well...
ECLOF Kenya is a middle tier microfinance institution serving the economically vulnerable people living in both urban and rural areas. It does so by availing both financial and non-financial products and services. Its aim is to contribute in alleviation of poverty and oppression of the economically marginalized people in...
With its wide scope knowledge of the local financial services, in-depth expertise and understanding of the global financial landscape, Kenbright has introduced an advisory wing to offer unique consultancy to firms in the region By Okumu Sylvester Sammy Makove, the current head of Regulatory Affairs and Advisory division at Kenbright Actuarial...
Irene Wanjiku is the founder and CEO of Rexe Roofing Products Limited, a firm she established seven years ago after resigning from her job at a construction company. She had joined the company as a receptionist and grew across the ranks learning incredible skills that would later catapult her...
No matter how you travel, or where you travel to, you should spend it the way you would a week at the beach – sopping it all in; having a good time! The art of getting closer to nature and farther away from the normal routine is what defines...
Although Kenya leads its East African peers in terms of financial inclusion, not many Kenyans at the bottom of the pyramid can actually access affordable credit to enhance their livelihoods. The 2017 Brookings Institution Report on financial inclusion shows that over 75% of Kenyan adults have a financial account, but...
by Gilbert Saggia, Managing Director: East Africa at SAP Africa From the time the first state-run courier was established by Roman Emperor Augustus in the first century AD, global postal services have slowly evolved: the first postage stamps, for example, were only issued in 1840. For nearly 2000 years, the...