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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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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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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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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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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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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Court stops government from deducting housing levy from Kenyan workers for a second time

The Employment and Labour Relations Court has further extended orders stopping the government from deducting 1.5 percent affordable mass housing levy. The government hatched a plan to pinch 1.5 percent of all workers’ salary in the formal sector to set up the housing fund. Here are some of the organisations…

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City Hall has demolished “Pimp my ride” car wash on Simmers land at Kenyatta Avenue

Nairobi’s Kenyatta Avenue was a spectacle on Monday because demolition of stalls, a car wash and a car park constructed on land previously occupied by the popular Simmers Club. They were demolished after Nairobi Governor Michael Sonko thretened to bring them down. County government earth-movers flattened the famous “pimp my…

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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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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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