Tagged in: Kenya: 50 Dramatic Years


Laying down the law for mining companies

As Kenya plans to capitalise on the riches of a fledgling mining sector, industry stakeholders are in an uproar over the decision to increase royalties to an internationally unprecedented high.

Construction – Pausing for breath?

Stroll down the Westlands suburb of Nairobi and you would be hard pressed to decide whether it is a commercial or residential district since ostentatious skyscrapers stand alongside Victorian town houses.It is the ultimate paradox in a capital city where informal settlements border affluent neighbourhoods, and droves of cattle share the busy Mombasa-Nairobi highway with 4WD vehicles.…

Uhuru Kenyatta – born into leadership

Kenya’s fourth president, Uhuru Kenyatta, who was elected in March this year, in many ways completes the circle started by his father, Jomo, who led the country into independence in 1963 and remained its first, charismatic leader until his death in 1978.…