Rampant theft of beans drives coffee industry to the edge of ruin

Over the last four years, widespread theft of coffee beans has deeply eaten into the fortunes of the multi-billion shilling industry.

Tuesday August 23 2016

Farmers outside Kagere Coffee Factory in Othaya on January 31 after unknown people stole 200 bags of coffee. The farmers demanded that anyone ferrying coffee must be issued with a permit to check increasing cases of theft. Police are now accusing management of factories of refusing to work with the to stem increasing cases of coffee theft in the county. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI

Farmers outside Kagere Coffee Factory in Othaya on January 31, 2016 after unknown people stole 200 bags of coffee. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI NATION MEDIA GROUP

By MUCHIRI GITONGA, [email protected]

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Have good knowledge of your investment options

When it comes to returns, treasury bills usually pay a lower rate of interest than treasury bonds because of their short maturity profile.

Tuesday August 23 2016

By MIRIAM WAVINYA

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I saw empty floor in a mall and the idea of restaurant hit me

The idea of starting a fast food restaurant in the town and shifting from Nairobi started disturbing me

Tuesday July 26 2016

Ms Paula Talarico Litondo, an Italian national who has invested in hospitality industry in Nakuru town. FRANCIS MUREITHI | NATION 

By Francis Mureithi
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Boost for farmers as OLX launches new portal for fresh produce

Virtual household mall OLX has introduced a fresh produce portal where customers can order and pay through mobile cash

Tuesday July 26 2016

The OLX website. FILE PHOTO | SALATON NJAU

The OLX website. FILE PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By JAMES KARIUKI
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Concrete pylons dim farmers’ hope for eucalyptus windfall

The entry of concrete pylons into the power transmission sector is leaving a large number of commercial tree farmers standing on shaky grounds.

Tuesday July 26 2016

Celina Kosgey explains about eucalyptus trees at her farm in Kapng'etuny village, Uasin Gishu County that dried up on May 27, 2015. The entry of concrete pylons into the power transmission sector is leaving a large number of commercial tree farmers standing on shaky grounds. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA (Eldoret). 

By BARNABAS BII
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African cuisine my recipe for success

Success for Kenyan entrepreneur Pamela Muyeshi has been muscling out the international brands in the local food industry space and setting up African cuisine at the high table.

Tuesday July 12 2016

Ms Pamela Muyeshi, founder of Afro-themed hotel

Ms Pamela Muyeshi, founder of Afro-themed hotel chain, Amaica restaurants during the interview in Nairobi on June 20, 2016. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU 

By OTIATO GUGUYU
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Why SMEs are now the darling of banks

Banks and other financial institutions seem to have one thing in common at the moment: SMEs are the way to go.

Tuesday July 12 2016

Chase Bank on Mama Ngina Street in Nairobi. KCB took over the management of the bank in April. PHOTO | FILE

Chase Bank on Mama Ngina Street in Nairobi. PHOTO | FILE 

By OTIATO GUGUYU
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Poor returns from agriculture threatening food security: report

Change of land use from agricultural to commercial and insecurity fears have been blame for declining crop production in Rift Valley posing serious threat to food security.

Tuesday July 12 2016

A farmer uproots dry maize crop from a farm in Nyeri after they failed to mature due to erratic weather. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI

A farmer uproots dry maize crop from a farm in Nyeri, Kenya after they failed to mature due to erratic weather. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI 

By BARNABAS BII
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How family venture is going strong two centuries later

Some family enterprises have stood the test of time and going on to thrive for decades and even centuries.

Tuesday July 5 2016

Bollore Transport and Logistics Kenya Limited Country Managing Director Jean-Paschal Naud. PHOTO | OSCAR ANASWA 

By JAMES KARIUKI
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Fashion enthusiast blogs his way into handsome income

To many parents, blogging is not their preferred career for their children. This is largely driven by the fact that the field is relatively new and not much is known about it.

Tuesday July 5 2016

Mr Muriuki Kagiri, a Nairobi based fashion blogger. Photos- Courtesy  

By MAGDALENE WANJA
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