Evans Onyancha, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Houseman General Contractors Ltd contends that the construction sector is not one for the faint-hearted. From managing the company, he has learnt some fundamental lessons. First, that as a contractor one should never go for easy money and sh…

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The Toyota Group in Kenya in partnership with Toyota Tsusho Corporation of Japan considers its Hino Division (Hino Kenya) an ultimate investment in the country. Launched in June 2013 to exclusively sell buses and trucks, the division has been on a steady growth. So far, it has sold over 3,000 units including 250 to the Kenya Police Service and created over 300 jobs for Kenyans.
Hino’s partnership with the government through the lease of vehicle to the police service is a testimony of the increasing confidence the government has in the company. Besides, it is imperative to note that in the recent past, President Uhuru Kenyatta has presented several Hino buses to various schools across the country.…

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“Every day, a billion meals are enjoyed using our products.” This is the proud message that East Africa Glassware Matt (EAGM) proclaims as a strategy to demonstrate its market dominance. Though the message communicates the future, considering that this is a vision 2020 ambition, the fact that products distributed by EAGM are widely used is with no doubt.…

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What would you do if you were offered a new job and were told you would be fired after one year but you weren’t allowed to quit during your mandate? That you would be paid peanuts compared to your old comfortable job, and you would be harassed and bashed in the media constantly. And you wouldn’t be allowed to complain. You would probably say “no thanks,” right?

I ended up with that job and found out what it really means to lead in a high turbulence environment. I was Dean of a leading business school in Paris and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the top mobile telecom operator in Tunisia when the Arab Spring broke out, turning the already troubled Middle East and North Africa upside down.…

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These, undoubtedly, are not the best of times to be in the local tourism and hospitality industry. Rising threats of domestic terrorism that have prompted a flurry of travel advisories from Western governments have plunged the industry to a near deathbed.…

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As the world’s largest nutrition and food research company with immense capability, Nestle has continuously created nutritional value and health benefits across different markets in the world. In the Equatorial Africa Region (EAR,) Nestle operates in 21 countries creating shared value…

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Employee loyalty has diminished as most workers are actively engaged in the search for better jobs, a new survey shows. According to the Employment Survey 2014 released by Corporate Staffing Services (CSS), a local human resource consulting and recruitment firm, 66 per cent of employees see themselves changing and/or searching for new jobs in 2014, while only 33 per cent are content with their current situation.…

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It is undoubtedly a multibillion industry. Every year, the events and entertainment industry in the country generates billions of shillings in revenues, making it one of the best rewarding sectors of the economy. According to a report by PwC, the entertainment and media industry generated revenues in the excess of Sh144.5 billionin 2013.…

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After decades of lethargy, the insurance industry has come into life and the dynamics are changing fast. This is a reality that Africa Merchant Assurance Company Ltd. (AMACO) acknowledges.…

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Kenya is experiencing an unprecedented growth in demand for higher education. This, in effect, has translated to a phenomenal increase in the number of universities and colleges offering various degrees, diploma and certificate courses. From a country that had only six public and eight private universities in the 1990s and about 300 registered colleges, the number has increased massively and today the country has over 20 public, about 50 private universities and hundreds of colleges.…

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The annual Kenya Hospitality Trade Fair (KHTF) is set to have a greater impact on the hotel, travel and hospitality market in an even greater magnitude this year. 
Judging from a most successful show held in July 2013, the Kenya Hospitality Trade Fair will this year be held from 14 – 16 May, 2014 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.…

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