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Dennis Kioko
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2 bedrooms most preferred rentals in Nairobi
A survey done by yours truly has found that 2 bedrooms are the most popular units in Nairobi. Of 43 respondents to my survey, just about half of them at 48.8% were renting 2 bedroom units. The story, however, is in 3 bedroom rentals. While these come third ...

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Why can't Kenyan banks voluntary lower their lending rates?
  In one of those episodes where history is doomed to repeat itself, September 2016 saw Kenya implement interest rate caps, which had been done away with in 1991. Many Kenyans rejoiced, mistakenly thinking that it would result in easy and affordable loans. ...

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How much Nairobi Residents Pay in Rent
Map of Nairobi Rents, Safety and Fares In my last post,   I explained how difficult for people looking for housing in Nairobi . The main challenge is lack of information. On this front, I began a project that will collect some information, which will provid...

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Why moving houses in Nairobi is hard
A view of Nairobi's CBD. Moving houses in the city is difficult for most tenants as they lack enough information on what the different neighbourhoods offer.  Moving in Nairobi is hard. The hardest bit about moving isn’t even finding houses or finding a move...

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Fuzu - Banks were second highest employers in 2016 after NGOs
On Fuzu's platform, 7 out of 10 job seekers are based out of Nairobi The good guys over at Fuzu shared a report that they prepared based on data gathered on their platform. In case you have not heard of them, they are an internet firm that connects job seek...

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What Kenyan media houses can do to survive the internet
US Newspaper advertising revenues as depicted on Wikipedia The first time I read a newspaper was about 25 years ago; I wasn’t even literate. But there’s that photo of me as a cute,  plump baby holding a newspaper almost my height. It was the Daily Nation, m...

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How Jambo Jet Works
Jambo Jet's pricing is driven by a goal to sell all seats at the highest price passengers are willing to pay Just how much does a Jambo Jet flight cost? For many, the launch of Jambo Jet came with great expectations, that it would now cost the price of a bu...

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A guide to Holidaying in Watamu's Paradise
Taking your first walk on a Watamu Beach in a November afternoon can be a bit misleading. The beaches may look as white as they did on the photos you Googled, but you immediately notice the collection of dead, brown seaweeds that line the water edge. At tim...

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Corruption in Kenya and the Scarcity Mentality
The Daily Corruption Spread Is the perception of a resource scarcity to blame for corruption?  A number of resources on the pre-colonial state of the factors of production in Kenya all conclude with similar findings. There was a lot of “idle” land, probably...

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Why do Android smartphones suck?
Google's new Pixel smartphone Make Android Great Again?  It overheats. It runs out of charge fast. The camera sucks. It hangs. Why do Android smartphones suck? Many iPhone users say they won’t return to Android, and wonder why Android users are stuck with w...
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