Archives May 2019

Syokimau has become ‘uninhabitable’ residents are running away

When a thick smoke began to cover Syokimau in 2016, residents immediately knew there was going to be a big problem. Shortly after, children choking at night, sneezing and gasping for air.  Many homes would report a thick and sticky residue with a pungent smell on their windows and walls….

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What the Color of Your Living Room Says About You

You painted a room a certain hue because you were drawn to it, but do you know why? Color expert Betty Nyagah reveals the meanings behind your color choices. Blue As tried and true blue, you bring a no-nonsense attitude to most endeavors, and your strong belief in the things…

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KICC was inspired by ‘open and closed lotus flower’ not donkey penis

KICC started as an idea and simple sketches for a four-storey building. Under the guidance of the first President of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta, the concept underwent improvements and culminated in the construction of the iconic 28-storey building that we see today. In 1968, the ruling party Kanu approached architect David…

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DP Willian Ruto’s house will be renovated at a cost of Sh152 million

The government will spend Sh152.4 million of taxpayers money to complete the renovations in the Deputy President’s Mombasa home. A contractor was hired last year by the office of the DP to upgrade coastal home. It previously belonged to the Coast provincial commissioner as the official resident. Allocation of Sh37.4…

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How To Make A Plan On Your Home Decor Project

With all of the information (and inspiration) in magazines and on the web, it is easier and more affordable than ever to decorate your home yourself. However, if you can’t visualize what a room or space will look like after it is done, how do you even know where to…

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7 Ways To Make Your Home Feel Warmer

During this colder months of the year, it’s time to make sure our homes are as warm and inviting as they can be, both in terms of actual temperature and coziness. Today we’re sharing 7 things you can do to help create a warm cozy living room that doesn’t include…

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Decorating Your Home With Warm Colours

Decorating with a Warm Color Scheme The side of the color wheel that is comprised of reds, yellows, oranges, and yellow-greens, along with various other combinations of these colors, are typically referred to as the warm colors. The side of the color wheel that is comprised of reds, yellows, oranges,…

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Weekend is Here, Let’s Clean Up

Wipe Walls and Ceilings Use a vacuum to remove dust. Tackle stubborn surface grime, especially prevalent in kitchens, with a solvent-free degreaser (test it first in an inconspicuous area to ensure it won’t mar the surface). Reseal Grout Lines The cement-based material between wall, floor, and countertop tiles is extremely…

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Why It’s Important To Use Live House Plants

When you embellish interior spaces with houseplants, you’re not just adding greenery. These living organisms interact with your body, mind and home in ways that enhance the quality of life. Breathing Easier When you breathe, your body takes in oxygen and releases carbon dioxide. During photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide…

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Types of Land Use

What types of land use are there? Let’s find out! There are five main types of land use: residential, agricultural, recreational, transportation, and commercial. Residential What type of home do you live in? Whether you live in an apartment, townhome, house, or other type of home, the land where you…

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New opportunities as AirBnB (the Uber of hotel industry) grows in Kenya

Headquartered in San Francisco, US, AirBedandBreakfast (Airbnb) is a global online marketplace and hospitality service accessible via its websites and mobile apps. Members can use the service to arrange or offer lodging, primarily homestays, or tourism experiences. The company does not own any of the real estate listings, nor does…

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Ruaka: Apartment parking sinks with tenant cars

Tenants at an apartment in Ruaka woke up to a rude shock on Wednesday after they found their cars sunk inside a construction site. Part of the wall of their apartment had also caved in following a heavy downpour the previous day. The construction site which is in between two…

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