Entries by Biashara.co.ke

Government Launches M-Akiba SMS Platform for Bonds

You can now lend the Government as little as Ksh 3,000 through your mobile phone money transfer service. Through the initiative, the National Treasury is seeking Ksh5 billion from individuals through the Treasury Direct System, M-Akiba to collect the cash. The Mobile phone USSD traded bond will see your registration, trading and settlement done through […]

Uber raises fares in Kenya

Uber has announced that in Kenya, where it is available in Nairobi and Mombasa, it is raising fares upwards to satisfy the demands by its drivers for a fair pricing model. The full statement from Uber on Thursday reads as follows-: “Uber works when both riders and driver-partners are benefiting. Riders need safe, reliable transport […]

Poa, Liquid Telecom connect Kibera Slum with Internet

poa! Internet in partnership with Liquid Telecom Kenya has launched a new Internet model into the Kibera slums, drawing thousands of subscribers in just a few months. Delivered using solar powered hotspots and company has also provided free Internet access to Kibera schools, health centres, churches, mosques and youth centres. Established in August last year […]

Steps for Starting a Business in Kenya

Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. These 10 easy steps can help you plan, prepare and manage your business. Step 1: Write a Business Plan A business plan is an essential road-map for business success. This living document generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines […]

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African Union passport to increase Africa travel spend by 24 percent

New research released by global travel technology provider, Sabre Corporation, has revealed that African air travel spend is expected to rise 24% with the introduction of the pan-African passport in 2018. The new African Union passport will enable African travellers to visit other countries on the continent without a visa. The comprehensive survey by Sabre […]

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When and Where? – The Maasai Market, Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya’s Maasai Market is arguably the best places for first-time visitors looking to experience authentic Kenyan culture. Offering an array of apparel, handicrafts, accessories and jewellery at excellent prices, these lively day markets are great for local and international guests. The concept of the market is borrowed from the culture of one of Kenya’s most […]

Jimnah Mbaru honoured for development of African capital markets

Think Business Africa’s Investment Awards has honoured Dyer and Blair Investment Bank’s Chairman Jimnah Mbaru with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the securities exchange and investment sector in Kenya and the region. The 8th Annual Investment Awards 2016 dinner gala, held on Friday 11th November 2016 at the Radisson Blu […]