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Official Process and cost of buying or selling freehold land step by step

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May27
Buy/sell freehold land Buyer get seller’s copy of title deed Conduct an official land search at district/county land offices to confirm ownership Results will be issued by a registrar using the form Obtain survey map using title deed number at the survey of Kenya office to indicate property location Visit

Check Your NHIF Account Status Using Your Phone

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May15
To get your account status via your mobile phone: Compose a new sms Type the letters “ID”, a space, then your ID number (or passport number if applicable) e.g ID 12345678 Send to 21101 Note: Charge for this service is Kshs 10 only

Video – How a ventilator works @KenyanTraffic

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Apr03
The average person breathes in and out a staggering 22,000 times a day without even thinking about it. But when you can’t, a ventilator might be your only solution. It’s important to note, a ventilator isn’t a treatment, it is critical life support. Ventilators work by getting fresh oxygen into

How to avoid conmen when buying land step by step

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Mar10
If you are buying land from an individual or a group, please follow the steps below: 1. Ask to see the title deed or copy of title deed. Then do a search at the ministry of lands to confirm who the real owners are or if the title has any

COTU boss Francis Atwoli while fussing over DP William Ruto crushes an expensive phone in a conference video

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Mar09
Atwoli angrily throws away his phone at a press conference. pic.twitter.com/Hm9mxvTWym — Daily Nation (@dailynation) March 9, 2020

More and more Kenyans seeking divorce – Cruelty and adultery are top among the reasons spouses move to court to seek annulment of a marriage

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Mar02
In February alone, 149 cases have already been filed, court documents show. In January, about 95 people petitioned the court to dissolve their marriages. The number keeps rising. Last year, when the register was closed on December 31, some 1,108 people had filed petitions to dissolve their unions. In December

Biological Control of Locusts – New weapons for old enemies

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Feb18
During the 1988 desert locust plague, swarms crossed the Atlantic from Mauritania to the Caribbean, flying 5 000 kilometres in 10 days. Scientists were stumped because migrating swarms normally come down to rest every night. But locusts can’t swim, so how could it be? It turned out that the swarms

How to calculated the quantity of building materials for your house

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Feb17
Raw Material Calculator for house Construction. The calculation of raw material quantity is essential for any construction project. Raw Material Calculator for house Construction. The calculation of raw material quantity is essential for any construction project.

Things you must consider before buying a house off-plan to avoid a stroke

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Feb13
Never give a builder money up front. We’ve been warned of this many times yet, when you buy a house or apartment off-plans, that is precisely what you have to do (albeit not the whole sum, but a deposit of up to 10 per cent of the purchase price). Buying

How to protect yourself against the new coronavirus #COVID19 @KenyanTraffic

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Feb13
Wash your hands frequently Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub if your hands are not visibly dirty. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub eliminates the virus if it is on your hands.  Practice respiratory hygiene When

Prof. Wangari Maathai the “crazy woman” categorical and unassuming responded to Rais Moi,”The only anatomy that matters is from the neck up!”

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Feb10
I found something to educate you more on Moi the conservationist vs Wangari Maathai.@paulakahumbu pic.twitter.com/4GUUiIOpt4 — Vision 20/20 (@njooro) February 4, 2020

How to Register,Reactivate NHIF, include spouse and children @KenyanTraffic

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Feb10
This is how you register for NHIF cover both offline and online. You are eligible if you are a resident in Kenya and has attained the age of 18 years, if your income(formal and informal) from salaries or self-employment is more than Ksh 1000 per month and Ksh 12,000 per

How to protect your repossessed land, Law empowers defaulters to sue if their assets are sold off cheaply

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Feb05
Section 97 of the Land Act 2012 requires banks to exercise duty of care on reposed properties and empowers defaulters to sue if their assets are sold off cheaply. Chargee’s power of sale  The Act already provided that where a chargee exercises the power of sale by private contract, the

5 Easy Interior Design Tips Thay Will Make Your Home Trend @KenyanTraffic

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Jan11
Your home truly connotes your style, personality and way of living in an outspoken manner. So it is very essential that your home should be designed in a proper and trendy way. With some easy and creative interior design tips you can design and decorate your home in a more

Imagine Managing Your Building Project Like An Expert. Follow These 7 Steps To Get There

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Dec18
Learning the basics of building construction helps to construct a building project successfully. The steps involved in building construction are explained below: Basic Steps in Starting a Building Project When there is a plan to develop a new building, it is very necessary to have an idea about the start

5 things you must do immediately if you find yourself in a flooded house @KenyanTraffic

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Dec06
The basics of what to do after a flood include the following: stopping the water at its source, turning off the electricity only if you can do so without stepping into water, and evacuating the premises. You’ll also need to contact your insurer (or your landlord, if you rent), document

EIA – What kind of projects require Environment Impact Assessment be carried out?

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Nov28
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a critical examination of the effects of a project on the environment. An EIA identifies both negative and positive impacts of any development activity or project, how it affects people, their property and the environment. EIA also identifies measures to mitigate the negative impacts, while

Stork Meat Alert – Niwekee mwewe, managu and ugali then unatia firifiri kidogo yenye inaskika kwa umbali huko Lokichogio @KenyanTraffic

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Nov27
You could be eating marabou stork without you knowledge. The birds, also known as the ‘undertakers’, scavenge in their thousands at the Dandora dumpsite from where they’re sourced cheaply by crooked hotel operators. Though unfit for human consumption, the ‘undertakers’ are slaughtered in nearby slums and delivered to various city

Mombasa Hospital, the 128-year-old facility with a fascinating history

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Nov13
Until the recent fire that broke into the facility and broke headlines majority of watu wa bara had probably never heard of Mombasa Hospital one of the oldest biggest medical institutions in the region.  The History of the Mombasa Hospital begins in 1891 when the Imperial British East Africa Company,

Kitengela – What you need to know before settling or investing

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Oct30
Kitengela town is located in Kajiado County just 30 kilometers south of Nairobi. The town is part of the Nairobi Metropolitan Area. Kitengela has an urban population of about 30,000. Kitengela begun as The Kitengela group ranch, made up of 18,292 ha and 214 registered members which was subdivided in

How to be a successful entrepreneur doing artistic activities(creatives) @KenyanTraffic

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Oct24
While making a living from artistic endeavors isn’t new, the concept and growth of the creative entrepreneur definitely is. The Internet, in particular, has created the resources and opportunities for people to tap into their knowledge and innate abilities to make a living. If you’d like to build a business

Mida Creek Islands where all women give birth to twins

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Oct22
Mida Creek, a tidal indian ocean inlet that expands across an area of 32 km2. It has one of the largest mangrove plantations and a wide variety of habitats that are influenced by the tide. The creek is also an International Bird Area (IBA) with a wide variety of rare

He paid 2 months deposit plus rent, on the day he was moving in, the agent was nowhere to be found and the house was occupied

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Oct14
On August 28, Nancy Muthoni moved out of her house in Utawala after serving a one-month notice but since then as much as she settled in a different place, she has never forgotten about what transpired between her and the house agent. One year down the line, she can still

DIY: Interior Design Tips

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Sep16
Looking for an interior designer in Kenya? Well, there are many of them near you, but they don’t come cheap. And finding a good one can be quite the hustle. However, fear not as you can decorate your house to suit your taste using these easy DIY (do-it-yourself) tips: Apply

How to check your Fuliza limit on Safaricom

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Sep13
Fuliza is a service offered by Safaricom that enables users to complete their financial transactions even when they do not have enough money in their MPesa. The service is available to all MPesa users but caries depending on one’s credit ranking on the mobile money service and how long you

Former gangsters tell chilling stories of how they robbed people in Matatus in broad daylight[VIDEO] @KenyanTraffic

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Sep09

Murume kills and eats a dog to fight hunger pangs in Meru

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Sep06
A middle-aged man from Karimba Village in Maara, Tharaka Nithi has been arrested on suspicion of slaughtering a dog and eating its meat. The male suspect was nabbed cooking the dog meat at his home on Wednesday evening. Upon interrogation by police, the suspect said he chose to kill and

20 Facts you didn’t know about Robert Mugabe #RIPMugabe #Zimbabwe

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Sep06
Robert Mugabe has been an infamous political leader and also had a great influence on Zimbabwe’s freedom fighting movements. He still acquires a prestigious political position there. Here are some quick facts about Robert Mugabe for your reference. 1. His full name is Robert Gabriel Mugabe. He was born on 21st

University don caught pants down with her driver

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Sep05
A university don is the talk of town after she was caught pants down with her driver in a car. Her marriage is now on the rocks, with her husband threatening divorce. The don is now trying everything to save the marriage. On the other hand, the affair seems to

Hell’s Gate survivors narrate their horrific near-death experience trapped in deadly flooded gorges for hours @KenyanTraffic

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Sep03
Daniel Ohola and his friend Claire Munai had arrived at the park in the afternoon hoping to have a fun-filled excursion within the gorges popular for their scenic beauty. “We arrived at the park at around 3pm and paid the requisite fees. We were assigned a tour guide who led

Hells Gate flood tragedy, Naivasha – KWS has recovered the sixth body. One person is still missing @KenyanTraffic

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Sep02
The search for missing tourists who were caught up in the floods at Hell’s Gate National Park has resumed this morning. The search is being led by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS).  8:29am: KWS recovers the sixth body. One person still missing.  7.54 am: Search and rescue operation for three missing

44 profitable businesses that you can start with pocket change @KenyanTraffic

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Aug23
1. M-Pesa Sub Agent Business in Kenya 2. Executive Barber Shop Business in Kenya 3. Movie Shop Business in Kenya 4. Chapati Wholesale Business in Kenya 5. Smokies & Egg Vending Business in Kenya 6. Flowers Business in Kenya 7. Greenhouse Tomatoes Business in Kenya 8. Chicken Butchery Business in

Here are 3 places on earth that if you visit you wont come back alive @KenyanTraffic

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Aug15
By Michelle Steele “The Death zone” Himalayas  There’s actually a clue in the name “death zone” as to why it’s a bad idea to go there which is why it’s my number-one pick. Image source: MSSBTI/com The death zone is an altitude of 8,000 metres above sea level where there is not enough

If you don’t visit these 7 places, don’t tell anybody you were in Nairobi

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Aug14
If you are visiting Nairobi City you are probably here because of these two reasons; either you are here on business or the pull of the popular culture that Nairobi is known for. Not only is the city a short flight from the world renowned Maasai Mara but it has

Video – This well-dressed man is captured by CCTV cameras stealing a backpack inside Big Square Moi Avenue branch @KenyanTraffic

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Aug13

“I dare Jeff Koinange and Citizen TV Kenya for a interview on #JKL, myself and Mama Wendy. I am well armed with facts” – #JoeMwangi

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Aug13
I urge Lawyers to volunteer and follow up this case of Joe Mwangi and Wendy.Conmanship has killed talents in this country.I will provide Transport, Lunch and other COURT expenditures until she finds justice. #ArrestJoeMwangi #joemwangi #justiceforwendy pic.twitter.com/yfAzJwK9em — Andrew Kilui 🇰🇪 (@MrKilui) August 8, 2019 I confiscated Wendy’s phone because

Kitengela residents build their own sewer line worth sh 40million following years of suffering and frustration

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Aug13
A section of Kitengela residents in Kajiado County have come together to build a Sh40 million sewer line following claims of adverse health caused by lack of a sewerage system in the populous town. In two months, locals will have their dreams come true after a long bumpy road characterised

If you own an apartment in one of these estates it could be demolished from next week for violating maximum height regulation

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Aug08
More than 70 percent of residential buildings in Nairobi are not compliant with the county government’s zoning policy on the number of floors. Nairobi County Assembly Planning, Housing and Lands committee chairman Anthony Karanja said only 25 percent of all city buildings adhere to the policy. “It has come to

Video – These are the questions you will be asked during the national census @ma3route

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Aug05
If you spend the night in Kenya on August 24, you will be counted whether you are a citizen or immigrant.

Kenyatta National Hospital(KNH) is fundraising to build a hostel for cancer patients but some Kenyans are afraid of sending their donations

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Jul31
The Kenyatta National Hospital(KNH) is planning to build a hostel for cancer patients from all over the country but with the help of Kenyans. In a donation plea to Kenyans, KNH proposed the Ksh. 230million hostel building project that will require a maintenance fund of about the same value. ”KNH

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

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Jul31
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

DusitD2 Nairobi is re-opening today in style after January terror attack

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Jul31
DusitD2 Nairobi is re-opening today in an elaborate ceremony that marks a new beginning after the January 15 terror attack that left 21 people dead. Events lined up in a programme released by the establishment shows that a flag was set to arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in

Hiring two house girls is setting yourself up for a stroke

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Jul29
If there is one thing I will never do no matter how moneyed I am, it is to employ two house girls. That is a recipe for chaos and drama. What I am talking about is unfolding in the house of a close friend. Now let us call her Mama

Video – Biggest airport ever built, Beijing mega-airport project – now complete, is out of this world

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Jul29
Construction is complete on Beijing’s new mega-airport. This is what it looks like.

7 ways to get rid of fruit flies in your house

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Jul23
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

Haunted? The castle that MacMillan built in Ukambani

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Jul22
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

Nairobians who keep dogs or cats will be charged Sh1,000 by County Government

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Jul18
All Nairobi households will for the first time be required to pay for fire certificates, garbage collection and inspection of the health of their pets in a raft of new taxes proposed by Governor Mike Sonko’s administration. The Nairobi City County’s Finance Bill 2019 proposes that all households in the

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

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Jul18
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

Video – Benefits of folding furniture

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Jul18
See some amazing conveniences if folding furniture 

UN-Habitat Nairobi unveils a new house affordable to everyone made of recycled plastic and steel

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Jul18
The UN-Habitat has unveiled a house prototype for affordable green building aimed at addressing housing shortage in densely populated urban areas. Dubbed Tiny House, the model is expected to address the problem of affordable housing in Kenya and tackle climate change. Unlike conventional houses, the ‘tiny’ house occupies smaller space

If you bought a house at Sunset Boulevard Estate Athi River you are about to be auctioned

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Jul16
More than 200 home buyers in Athi River’s Sunset Boulevard Estate are facing eviction from their houses, following a dispute between the developer and I&M Bank. Auctioneers Monday advertised for auction 204 houses whose value is estimated at about Sh2 billion, putting the home buyers at risk of losing their

How to calculate quantity of steel to use on a column – BBS

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Jul16
Example suppose we have a column. The height of the column is 4 m and having a cross-sectional area is 300 x 400 mm and having a 40 mm of clear cover. Six bars are going to use having a diameter of 16 mm. The diameter of the stirrup is

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

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Jul13
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

Video- Eco-friendly building blocks that can be used like giant lego — and the building material is fire resistant

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Jul11
This Alberta company blends hemp, lime and water to create eco-friendly building blocks that can be used a bit like giant lego — and the building material is fire resistant.

Njenga Karume’s Jacaranda Hotel in Westlands to be auctioned over debt

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Jul10
The troubled empire of late politician and business tycoon Njenga Karume is facing a litmus test with the planned auction of the prime Jacaranda Hotel in Nairobi to clear a bank loan. The hotel, which is among the few surviving businesses that the late politician left behind, has been earmarked

Sonko’s government to pay 60 million to a couple for demolishing building without notice

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Jul10
City Hall will have to pay a couple whose properties were demolished last year without notice Sh60 million as compensation. The County Assembly Planning and Land Committee, which heard petitions from victims of the demolitions in Kariobangi South, found that Silas Njeru and Florence Gatari Njeru had been allocated the

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

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Jul09
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

Freemasons who built Nairobi School explain what they buried under the foundation and why

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Jul09
The recent fires at Moi Girls School, Nairobi and St Georges Girls shifted focus to secondary schools, the mental health of students and their safety away from overtaxed parents. But the two are not as old as Nairobi School, which was established in 1902 as European Nairobi School comprising of

Video – Drunk MP Kuria Kimani arrives to speak against drunkardness see what happens

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Jul05
Talk about ‘leading by example complete with teaching aids. Member of Parliament Kuria Kimani showed up for a meeting drunk. Ironically, the meeting had been called to address the rise in consumption of illicit brew in the area.

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

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Jun29
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

If you bought a plot and have no money to develop; here is how to earn from it without spending a coin

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Jun28
Renting out vacant land has been a practice that’s been in use for centuries. Land has always been a valuable asset, and renting the land out offers ample opportunities to make money. You can rent vacant land in one of two ways: Develop the land. Rent the vacant, raw land. I’m

Video – There’s now a 102 Metres high sky walk balcony with a transparent floor in Nairobi,

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Jun27
Le’Mac tower located in Westlands district Nairobi, is pushing the fear of heights of its visitors over the edge with the new sky walk balcony with a transparent floor, wall and railing.

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

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Jun25
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

Marketing tricks used by land dealers to steal your hard-earned money, even using celebrities and media personalities as bait

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Jun24
Getting your desired piece of land is not a walk in the park — you have to go through some legal processes to ensure the land you acquire is legitimate. Nowadays, land selling offices are all over and one wonders where all this land that is being sold on a

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

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Jun22
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

You will no longer have the convenience of buying cooking gas at your neighbourhood kiosk or nearest petrol station

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Jun21
While the new rules will greatly inconvenience consumers, they have made a major stride in ensuring user safety, placing the responsibility of making sure gas cylinders are safe on the LPG marketers. This will mean that the marketers will be answerable for accidents caused by cylinder gas leaks and other

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

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Jun19
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

How to call without using my credit

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Jun18
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

Tax collected on home and land transfer, stamp duty, will drop 21.5 per cent in the year end June, reflecting the drop in property sales

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Jun18
Fresh statistics show the Treasury expects revenue from stamp duty to dip to Sh9.51 billion from Sh12.13 billion recorded in the previous year ended June 2018. The fall in revenue from stamp duty is a pointer to reduced deals in land and houses, reflecting the recent slump in activities in

Video – Esther Passaris accused by a widow of trying to forcefully take over her house

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Jun18
Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris is embroiled in a vicious legal tussle to stop her eviction from a Sh300 million palatial house in Kitisuru, Nairobi, where she has been living for the last 13 years. According to court documents, the widow of the late billionaire Kultar Singh Hanspal, Mrs Alka

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

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Jun17
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,

Video – Kofi ya Sonko – Governor Mike Sonko slaps a man in Eastleigh

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Jun17
Governor Mike Sonko was caught on video on Sunday evening assaulting a man in Eastleigh area

Video-Eastleigh section 3 demolitions, Sonko and Ndolo on the ground

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Jun17
The dreaded earth-movers where at it again this time it was Eastleigh

Things you must do before you start building your house

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Jun16
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

Suraya- some investors think it’s a ponzi protected by the ‘people fro above’…but is it?

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Jun15
Suraya was one of Kenya’s most advertised off-plan developers. Its portfolio includes about 20 housing and mixed-used properties, including Fourways Junction, whose land is currently the centre of a court case with the Gatabaki family, the Spring Valley Business Park and apartment complexes off Mombasa Road and Ngong Road. Laurie

How human poop is being used to make strong building bricks

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Jun14
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

Government has banned cooking gas cylinder exchange, brands are only allow to fill their own cylinders

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Jun12
Consumers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) are headed back to the old regime of having to exchange their empty cylinders for same brands, ending a decade of shopping convenience. The revised Energy (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) Regulations of 2009, which take effect this week, have abolished the mandatory cylinder exchange pool

How to Advertise on Makao Bora

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Jun12
 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

Parliament has slashed the budget for digitisation of land transactions

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Jun11
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

State house intruder, this knife wielding JKUAT student was shot while trying to sneak in

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Jun11
A Fifth Year student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology was on Monday shot while trying to sneak into State House, Nairobi. Brian Kibet Bera, 25, is a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering student. He got access to State House by climbing over “Gate Bravo “when he

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

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Jun11
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

Urithi is in trouble, like Suraya, the property company is being auctioned over debts

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Jun10
With a local bank putting up for sale one hundred acres of land belonging to Urithi Housing Co-operative Society, the housing bubble for one of Kenya’s leading real estate developers appears to have burst, and left thousands of its members in a quandary. Urithi is one of the major developers

Suraya investors can now breath easy, the firm has secured Sh1.6bn to complete projects

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Jun10
Suraya Property Group has secured Sh1.6 billion financing from four banks to complete mega housing projects, whose construction had fallen behind schedule due to the biting liquidity crisis that has hit the property sector as a result of interest rate capping. The cash injection hands the company the much-needed lifeline

How to make your house smell nice all the time

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Jun08
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

How smell turns you on in many different ways

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Jun07
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

Bubble burst? Real estate investors making losses as landlords stare at empty rooms

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Jun07
Real estate investors are resorting to discounts to stir up property uptake and keep afloat amid rising concerns that supply could be outweighing demand. Listed mortgage firm, HF Group which posted its first ever full year loss of Sh598 million in 2018 down from a net profit of Sh126 million

5 Ways to Spruce up Your Home

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Jun07
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

The reason you cannot afford a house is because of expensive building materials brought about by heavy taxation

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Jun07
Industry players in the real estate sector want the president to come to their aid to enable them to provide housing faster for Kenyans. They complained that heavy taxation of building materials by both National and county governments, the lack of tax refunds when they construct public infrastructure within or

Luxury houses’ prices are falling fast in Nairobi due to oversupply

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Jun06
Prime residential prices in Nairobi slid by 6.5 per cent in the 12 months to March 2019. This is according to the Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index (PGCI) for the first quarter. This is the most significant reduction in values in a 12-month period that Nairobi has ever recorded

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

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Jun06
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),

How to drastically cut cost of building a house, you’ll be surprised how affordable construction can get

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Jun06
Before you build the dream house it is essential that you calculate the amount of money that will be spent on the project as there are several factors affecting cost of building construction in the country. Here is how you can capitalise on these factors to cut your total cost

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

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Jun06
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

Google unveils virtual tour of Buckingham Palace

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Jun05
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.

These rooftop restaurants will take your breath away

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Jun04
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

Submit a real estate or construction or interior design article to Makao Bora Blog

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Jun04
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[PHOTOS] A huge fire on Ngong Road has gutted parts of Malik Heights building razing cars

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Jun04
A fire broke out at Malik Heights building on Ngong Road in Nairobi on Monday night destroying properties of unknown value. According to security guards in the area, the building, which hosts a car bazaar, restaurant and offices, went up in flames a few minutes before 9pm. Explosions could be

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

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Jun03
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

12 TIPS FOR DECORATING, FURNITURE SELECTING, CHOOSING PAINT COLORS, AND UTILIZING FUNCTION TO MAKE A SMALL ROOM LOOK BIGGER.

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Jun01
How to Make a Small Room Look Bigger Even though our 1960 colonial has rooms much smaller than our brand new builder grade house did, I wouldn’t change it for anything. Because even though the ceilings aren’t nearly as tall, there are fewer cabinets, and it is the furthest thing

Syokimau has become ‘uninhabitable’ residents are running away

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May31
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.

What the Color of Your Living Room Says About You

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May30
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