Kenya: National Power Company to upgrade street lights in Nairobi

Kenya Power- the nation’s utility company has commenced the upgrade of 4,200 street lights to help transform Nairobi into a 24-hour economy and also save on the costs of energy. Ben Chumo, Managing Director of the company stated that teams have been put in place to speed up the project. The project will involve improving the lights […]

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KENYA: First public paediatric hospital to be built

Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), Kenya’s oldest and largest public hospital has decided seek for funds from the private sector to enable them construct a US$ 182m public paediatric hospital. This project will ease the issue of congestion experienced in the children wing of the hospital. Apparently,the hospital has just 200 beds in the children ward. […]

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KENYA: MCA’s plan to set up county construction laws

After a short recess by county representatives in Nairobi which ends today,  MCAs will upon resumption tomorrow focus their attention on passing a bill to pave way for the demolition of all unauthorised buildings. Elias Okumu, majority leader stater that the current spate of collapse of buildings is rather disturbing and plans will be made […]

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KENYA: Safaricom to construct a secondary school in Thika

A US$ 32m secondary school is to be developed by Safaricom, Kenya’s most profitable Telecommunications Company. This school is expected to accommodate up to 1,000 needy students in a 50-acre piece of land in Thika, Kenya. The project dubbed as M-Pesa Academy, has already commenced and is to be completed in 2016. This is an initiative […]

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KENYA: Water collector tunnel to be constructed in Murang’a

In an attempt to supply 140 million litres of water per day to the capital city Nairobi, a US$ 743m water collector tunnel will be constructed in Murang’a County, Kenya. This was confirmed by Athi Water Service Board Chief Executive Officer, Malaquen Milgo. He stated that the initiative would help to increase water supply to the residents of […]

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KENYA: Construction industry experiences boost in the last quarter

Between July and September 2014, 11 percent growth rate was recorded in the Kenyan construction sector. This came as a result of the high number of ongoing public infrastructural projects and increased real estate developments. According to the quarterly economic survey released last week by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the growth was much faster than the […]

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KENYA: 36 substations to be built across the country

In a bid to expand power distribution in the country, Kenya Power plans to construct 36 new substations across the country. The company also hopes to implement a master plan that will help guide power distribution within the country. Already, the power distribution company has acquired US$143.4m from the African Development Bank in order to […]

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In a bid to expand power distribution in the country, Kenya Power plans to construct 36 new substations across the country  The company is also hoping to implement a master plan that will guide distribution of power at the county level in order to provide power reliably. The news of the INVESTMENT plan was made public late […]

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KENYA: US$116m set aside for the construction of two open markets

The Kenyan Government is planning to construct a US$ 74.2m open market in Athi River, Machakos County and another US$ 42m market in Murang’a, Murang’a County. For a long time coming, farmers have been at the mercy of middlemen who buy their farm products at a cheaper price and then sell them at a higher price. This has […]

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KENYA: US$30.3m to be used for automation of weighbridges

Michael Kamau, the Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary made this announcement on Monday. He indicated that the move will improve movement of goods within the country and East Africa at large. The automation of weighbridges will reduce the amount of time taken by trucks for clearance in various parts of the country. Weighbridges are a […]

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