Archives July 2019

Kiamaiko slaughterhouse runs on the sweat of young boys, trafficked from Ethiopia. Abdi Youssef is one of them. He came to Kenya when he was 7. He is now 27

It is 4.30am. As the rest of the city drags itself from sleep, Kiamaiko Market in Nairobi is abuzz with activity. At an open field, business is booming and around 20 trucks are parked. On one side, women with makeshift eateries are busy making tea, chopping vegetables and preparing for…

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7 ways to get rid of fruit flies in your house

There has been a strange infestation of fruit flies recently due to the high heat and there is no better word to describe them other than annoying. These little gnats become a nuisance flying across your face and feasting on your ripe fruits. Fruit flies are tiny quick-reproducing flies that…

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Haunted? The castle that MacMillan built in Ukambani

You have probably heard of or walked by Lord McMillan’s legacy – the McMillan Memorial Library in the CBD. Erected by his widow in his memory in 1931, the library is the landmark most commonly associated with the McMillans. McMillan was a steel heir born in 1872 in the United…

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Sunset Boulevard Estate in Athi River will not be autioned after all

The planned auction of houses in Athi River’s Sunset Boulevard Estate over a defaulted loan has been stopped amid a court order handing reprieve to more than 200 home owners. Leaky’s Auctioneers, appointed to oversee the sale of 204 houses 390 units on the estate said the principals — I&M…

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How to set-up your own concrete brick-making business (precast plant)

Whether you’re new to the business or a seasoned professional, making the decision to adopt a new technology can be challenging. But once you have determined that adding a precast line to your existing production is the right move, keep the following tips in mind to make establishing your precast…

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How subdividing land into small parcels is hurting agriculture and keeping Kenya in perpetual food crisis

Kenya is an agricultural economy. Even with the advances and aspirations of being a manufacturing-driven economy, agriculture will continue remaining a key component in supplying raw materials, or at least food. However, it is also not possible to talk of food security without mentioning land tenure which is directly correlated…

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