Family turns treehouse into rural retreat in Murang’a

Snehal Shah manages a two-bedroomed eco treehouse which sits on a 500-acre family-owned fruit orchard in Makuyu, Murang’a. “My husband always had a fascination with treehouses. Growing up, his family had one in their garden so this is an extension of that dream,” she says. The construction process for the…

Kenyan-based firm among finalists for Prince William’s Earthshot Prize

Sanergy, a Kenyan-based social enterprise, is among 15 finalists in the inaugural Earthshot Prize, a global competition launched by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, last year. The company makes affordable and hygienic sanitation accessible to people living in informal settlements in Kenya, who are forced to rely on unsanitary…

IMF boss cited in World Bank data irregularities

The World Bank has discontinued the publication of the annual ‘Doing Business’ reports that ranked countries according to the favourability of their business and investment climates after a review of data irregularities in 2018 and 2020. In a statement on Thursday, the multinational lender said audits raised ethical concerns involving…

Jambojet resumes Lamu flights after four years

Budget carrier Jambojet has resumed flights to Lamu after a four-year hiatus, which it blamed insecurity and the poor state of Manda Airport. The airline, a subsidiary of Kenya Airways, will now fly the 78-capacity Dash 8-Q400 aircraft four times a week through Mombasa starting September 15. Passengers heading to…

Former KTDA bosses face prosecution in multiagency report

Former directors and top managers of the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) are staring at a possible prosecution after a report by a multiagency pointed to malpractices at the firm. Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya says the multiagency report formed by the Attorney-General in April has recommended prosecution for those…

Ex-Sports CS escapes jail after paying Sh3.6m fine

Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario, convicted for loss of public funds in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, avoided jail on Thursday after paying a Sh3.6 million fine imposed by the anti-corruption court before banks closed. Wario would have been locked up in prison for six years. Outside the court…

UK takeover of Sh2bn in SportPesa blocked

The proposed transfer of Sh2 billion worth of assets held by one of the SportPesa companies to the UK government has been opposed by an unnamed party, signalling a growing rift in the gaming firm’s empire. Liverpool-based SPS Sportsoft Limited, which offers gambling software and support services, on Tuesday published…