Tag: Nairobi

As coronavirus steals jobs, urban Kenyans look to their rural families

“We did not have any money, and we needed to survive,” she said. “When it became apparent that hunger would kill us instead of the virus, we turned to our people back in the village.”

Op-Ed: Kenya – Bid launched to remove Ruto

On March 11, as many as 70 MPs gathered at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi to call on Deputy President William Ruto to resign.

Electric taxi-hailing service Ekorent expands presence in Kenya

In 2018, electric mobility company Ekorent, launched electric taxi hailing services in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. After a successful pilot phase, the company has added more electric vehicles to its Kenyan fleet. CEO and Founder of Ekorent, Juha Suojanen joins CNBC Africa for more.

Schneider Electric’s Olivier Jacquet on how to improve access to power in East Africa

As the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum & Expo 2020 kicks off today in Nairobi, Kenya – CNBC Africa spoke to the VP of Access to Energy at Schneider Electric, Olivier Jacquet on how East Africa can sustainably boost access to energy for all.

Kenya’s CMA to tighten regulation of coffee sales as way to combat cartels

The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) will start to regulate the sale of coffee at the Nairobi Coffee Exchange, a move that seeks to curb cartels in the sector. According to draft regulations published by Treasury CS, Ukur Yatani, the Agriculture and Food Authority’s Coffee Directorate will cease to regulate the coffee sales – including the weekly auctions in Nairobi. George Bodo, Director of Callstreet Research joins CNBC Africa for more.

Wanjuhi Njoroge on how best Kenya’s education system can leverage labour market, equip youth with skills

The past years have seen radical changes in the needs of the global labour market and Kenya, East Africa's biggest economy is yet to adjust her education system to fit these needs. Wanjuhi Njoroge, a global shaper based in Nairobi joins CNBC Africa on how best the country can adapt to the changing landscape.

Kenya’s tourism earnings up 3.9%

The East African nation, which relies on tourism as a major source of foreign exchange and jobs, had 2.05 million tourists last year, an increase of 1%.

Dubai-based Aleph Hospitality sets up shop in Kenya, looks to expand Africa footprint

Dubai-based independent hotel management company, Aleph Hospitality has opened the Best Western Plus Westlands hotel in Nairobi, marking the firm’s first operation in Kenya. Bani Haddad, Managing Director of Aleph Hospitality joins CNBC Africa for more.