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Telkom Kenya CEO Mugo Kibati (left) and Airtel Kenya CEO Prasanta Das Sarma before the Senate Committee on Information and Communication Technology on October 22. FILE PHOTO | NMG  By LYNETTE MUKAMIMore by this Author The competition watchdog has approved the planned merger of Airtel Kenya and Telkom Kenya. In a notice published in the Kenya Gazette Friday, the Competition...
News How Kenya can ease burden of infrastructure spending Thursday, December 12, 2019 22:00 By JULIANS AMBOKO | World Bank Vice-President for Infrastructure Makhtar Diop. FILE PHOTO | NMG  World Bank Vice-President for Infrastructure Makhtar Diop visited the country at the end of November to assess the progress made in executing a number of projects funded by the bank. During this visit,...
Companies General insurers profit up 29pc in nine months Thursday, December 12, 2019 22:00 By VICTOR JUMA AAR Insurance Kenya MD Nixon Shigoli whose firm was the second most profitable. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU  Kenyan general insurance companies recorded a 29.5 percent jump in operating profits in the nine months ended September, helped by reduced costs.Data from the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) show...
Ideas & Debate Resolving Kenya’s pending bills calls for two policy moves Thursday, December 12, 2019 22:00 By GEORGE BODO The National Treasury building in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG  The impact of government trade debt and arrears (otherwise referred to as pending bills) on Kenya’s economy is something that has not received the required levels of attention. It is common knowledge that...
Ideas & Debate LETTERS: Challenges Kenyans face need long-term solutions Thursday, December 12, 2019 22:00 By EDITORIAL A political rally. FILE PHOTO | NMG  President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday led Kenyans in celebrating Jamhuri Day. The holiday marks the day when our country became an independent republic on December 12, 1963.There were reveberating celebrations in all corners of Kenya when we became a republic...
Economy Lawyer fights ‘secret State payment to Matiba family’ Friday, December 13, 2019 10:00 By SAM KIPLAGAT The late Kenneth Matiba. FILE PHOTO | NMG  A lawyer who represented multiparty democracy hero Kenneth Matiba in a case where he successfully sued the State for torture compensation says the Treasury secretly released hundreds of millions to the family of the late politician despite...
Economy House levy is voluntary, says Uhuru Friday, December 13, 2019 10:00 By JOHN MUTUA President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing the nation during 56th Jamhuri Day celebrations at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi on December 12, 2019. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG  Kenyans in formal employment will not be forced to contribute 1.5 percent of their gross salary as housing levy after the government...
Ideas & Debate BBI is essentially a chance to get our policies right Thursday, December 12, 2019 22:00 By DENNIS KABAARA President Uhuru Kenyatta reads the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report when he received it at State House, Nairobi. PHOTO | PSCU   Kenyans lack shared ideals and aspirations; we are bonded by ethnicity and locality. We don’t trust our leaders, institutions, and...
Companies Sanlam launches road rescue services for clients Thursday, December 12, 2019 22:00 By OTIATO GUGUYU Sanlam will dispatch a towing truck to the location of the accident. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Sanlam General Insurance has introduced road assistance services for private motor vehicle clients on comprehensive insurance contracts as it seeks to grow its customer base.Services to be offered to motorists include...
Market News Insurance profits double on higher investment income Thursday, December 12, 2019 22:00 By OTIATO GUGUYU From left: Association of Kenya Insurers Executive Director Tom Gichuhi, AIG Insurance Managing Director Catherine Igathe and ZEP RE Managing Director Hope Murera during the East Africa Insure Tech Forum at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi on September 19. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA   Insurance companies...

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