Archives June 2019

What is a Letter of Offer when buying land or a house?

A letter of offer is a document that details the terms and conditions of the transaction. It is drafted before any payments are made and signed by both the buyer and seller. On the other side, a sale agreement stipulates the mutual consent of both parties and signed by them…

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All Saints Cathedral Nairobi was built by the Freemasons and Africans were not allowed to worship there until 1963 after independence

After the construction that lasted 35 years, Nairobi was bequeathed the All Saints’ Cathedral, a magnificent building rich in symbolism that seeks to mirror the spiritual journey of an Anglican. Located at the intersection of Kenyatta Avenue and Processional Way, the building has been a crucial element in the history…

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Weston Hotel may now be demolished if the new bid by KCAA goes through

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has moved to court seeking to repossess the contentious land.NLC found that the four-star hotel had been built on grabbed land belonging to KCAA and ordered that Ruto should negotiate for compensation.But in a new twist to the long running saga, KCAA has now…

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Forget US GreenCard, If you buy a house in Greece you will automatically get permanent residency visas for you, your parents and children

Greek realtors have launched an Africa-wide charm offensive targeting affluent investor-families keen on moving to the European Union (EU) member country through purchase of at least Sh30 million property. Enterprise Greece board member George Zissimatos said the campaign officially launched in Nairobi last week is aimed at exciting the Greece…

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How to call without using my credit

Safaricom has announced availability of its “Reverse Call” feature. The service, also known as ‘call collecting’ is available to its more than 31 million customers and allows for one to transfer the call cost to the receiver. To access the feature, a caller will have to add ‘#” before the number…

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How Moi sent assassins to trail and kill Koigi Wa Wamwere in Norway

In February of 1987, Kenya’s Environment Minister, Jeremiah Nyaga, was visiting Scandinavia. Addressing officials, he said: “It is better for Koigi (pictured) to be incarcerated in a Kenyan prison than for him to face an uncertain future in Norway…” A few weeks back, dissident Koigi Wamwere had fled to Norway,…

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Things you must do before you start building your house

Before building a house do your homework to avoid inconveniences and counter obstacles that may arise. Simple checks and covering all your bases before deciding to take the leap to build your dream home can save you from foreseeable losses. Here’s a checklist that will make the building process more…

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How human poop is being used to make strong building bricks

An Australian professor Abbas Mohajerani has found a way of turning human waste into bricks for building. “By turning biosolids into bricks, you can recycle the world’s stockpiles of treated sewage sludge and boost sustainability in the construction industry,” Mohajerani and his team of researchers wrote in their study, “Green…

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How to Advertise on Makao Bora

 To advertise your property on Makao Bora simply  Register with your email address(also as your username)   Check for a confirmation email with a verification link.  Follow the link to set a password and login. You can now start advertising your land/houses for-sale or to-let. Each Ad costs Ksh400 OR  You can simply send us the…

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Parliament has slashed the budget for digitisation of land transactions

The Budget and Appropriations Committee (BAC) has slashed Sh200 million for the year starting July. The ministry had planned to condense the land procedures into three steps under the Public Land Information Management System (PLIMS) project to save time and costs involved in registering land. However, this has not happened…

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Landlord who came demanding rent at night thoroughly clobbered by his tenant

A tenant who allegedly assaulted his landlord for demanding rent at night has been charged in a Nakuru court. Appearing before Principal Magistrate Bernard Mararo on Monday, Mr Yohana Sunday was charged with unlawfully assaulting Mr George Shiundu, his landlord, in Kaptembwo estate within Nakuru County on May 20 occasioning…

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How to make your house smell nice all the time

When you walk into a house, you want it to smell heavenly. Often times, this isn’t the case. It’s worse when you invite a friend over and the first thing they comment about is the smell. However, bad smells in the house aren’t completely your fault. Your house is prone…

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How smell turns you on in many different ways

It is surprising how smell plays a crucial part in marketing and selling of products for a number of companies. This is in the sense that it is used to influence customers while making decisions about goods and products they want to buy. For example, restaurants use it as a…

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5 Ways to Spruce up Your Home |2019

Just like people, homes needed good grooming from time to time. In this article, we offer you tips on how to revamp your home without having to break the banks. Here are trendy styles you can incorporate into your home to give it the look you desire. Bright and bold…

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United Nations employees in Nairobi says landlord as stealing from them; they never refund their hefty deposits

United Nations employees in Nairobi are seeking diplomatic intervention to have their house rent deposits refunded whenever they vacate their houses, accusing Kenyan landlords of extorting them. In a letter addressed to Ambassador Rose Makena Muchiri, the Permanent Representative to the Kenya Mission for United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON),…

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Sonko’s CitizenTV interview on Jeff Koinange’s JKL is cut short when he revealed ‘secret clip’ on Passaris

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s interview on Jeff Koinange Live show turned ugly on Wednesday night, forcing Citizen TV editors to abruptly cut it short. The decision to stop the interview midway was prompted by Sonko’s claims that he has damning evidence against Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris. Governor Sonko insisted he was ready to…

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Google unveils virtual tour of Buckingham Palace

Web surfers will be able to peek into the gilded interiors of Queen Elizabeth II’s home in a new virtual reality tour launched by Google on Wednesday. Buckingham Palace, the queen’s primary residence, has opened its doors to the tech giant for 360-degree photos of some of its richly-decorated rooms….

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These rooftop restaurants will take your breath away

These restaurants around the world offer wonderful  aerial views that are instagram worthy and perfect for impressing that special someone. 1 Rooftop Sunset Bar at Double-Six, Bali With its 1700 square meters it, the Sunset Bar on top of Double-Six Seminyak is the largest rooftop bar Bali has to offer. And really…

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A new app helps individuals and small businesses to connect with customers

The platform enables vendors such as electricians, carpenters, jua kali artisans to register their business for free and advertise to end users seeking the services through a simple tap on their smartphones. “Taffuta is a mobile app that enables vendors to register their business for free and advertise to the…

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