Kenya smallholder tea farmers earn Sh63.6 billion from tea exports
By Joseph Mwangi
Commercial banks have maintained high borrowing rates for mortgage despite the negative impact on the housing market, says The Mortgage Company and Hass Consult.
The first quarter of 2014 mortgage report unveiled Thursday, the two echoed views and sentiments expressed by Deputy President William Ruto who has now called for the banks to lower interest rates across board.
By Ben Kinyanjui
Prices and rents for houses in Nairobi recorded a hike in the first quarter of this year but mortgages market remained subdued.
According to Hass consult property sales volumes also picked up from January and February but remained strongest in March.
Kenya is losing Sh27 billion annually due to poor sanitation and hygiene, cabinet Secretary for Water, environment and natural resources Ms Judy Wakhungu has said.
She however reiterated Kenya’s commitment to provide clean water and improve sanitation in order to bolster its’ citizen’s health.
By Ben Kinyanjui
Shoppers at Naivas supermarkets will now be able to buy goods on credit following a partnership between the company and consumer finance company, afb.
Speaking during the announcement of the partnership (Monday), afb’s Managing Director - Cards, Brett van Aswegen said that the company is excited to partner with one of the leading retailers in Kenya, Naivas towards offering affordable credit card facilities to the mass market in the country.
By Margaret Kenyatta
For them women, the experience of childbirth is one filled with fear, pain, sorrow and even death.Should they survive the delivery, they are frightened that their baby is going to die, that their baby will not make it past the first few weeks of its life or even their first day. It breaks my heart knowing that these mothers and children do not have to suffer or die.
President Uhuru Kenyatta t has formally apologized to Rwanda over failure by the East African States to step in and save the country from the horrendous 1994 genocide.
President Kenyatta said although the rest of the world had maintained a studious silence as Rwandan Hutus killed members of the Tutsi ethnic community, it was not justified for the East African region to also stand aside without taking action.