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Expansion of supermarket chains threatens to push small businesses out of country’s retail sector The arrival of new supermarket chains in Kenya does not bode well for small businesses operating

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Uber partners with Delia’s Ice Cream to deliver services to customers’ doorsteps

Uber a multinational transportation company with operations in Kenya, has partnered with Delia’s All Natural Ice Cream as the taxi company that connects riders with drivers continues to expand its

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Kenyans’ commitment to investing in education remains high, Oxford research shows

Kenyan’s commitment to education as an investment in their children has remained high, new research has confirmed. Kenyan students have been ranked highly in spelling tests scores and high levels

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Card payments outpace mobile phone transactions

Kenya’s travel and hospitality sector has seen an uptick in cashless transactions as more consumers begin to adopt card payments. While mobile money continues its steady rise as the most

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ERC’s upward fuel cost review blamed on road maintenance levy increase

  The Energy Regulatory Commission’s (ERC) move to raise pump prices in its latest review has taken effect today, marking the highest increase since prices dropped last year. Pump prices

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Nairobi gears up for Social Media Week Nairobi is set to host an event dubbed Social Media Week independent (SMWi) from September 12 to September 16. Kenya’s capital will be

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KRA in move to seal loop holes, increase tax base

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has said it will review tax incentives before the 2016/17 fiscal year as the commission seeks to seal all loop holes thus increasing its tax

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iWayAfrica and Avanti announce plan to improve download speeds across East Africa

iWayAfrica, a Pan-African broadband provider and Avanti Communications, a leading provider of satellite data communications services, have announced a satellite connectivity upgrading service that will see customers in Kenya get

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Expansion of supermarket chains threatens to push small businesses off retail sector

The arrival of new supermarket chains in Kenya does not bode well for small businesses operating within the country’s retail sector, a new report from the Oxford Business Group (OBG)

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Kenyan Businesses in South Sudan to resume operations following ceasefire

Kenyan firms operating in South Sudan are hopeful their companies will resume operations as soon as possible once the situation in the conflict-ridden country returns to normal. The unrest, which