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How COVID-19 will affect big ticket projects

How COVID-19 will affect big ticket projects

Kenyans have been in a state of panic since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. From a projects perspective, contractors have been a particularly worried lot, seeing as the pandemic has affected supply chains and their ability to meet their contractual obligations.

COVID-19 and its impact on loans and real estate arrangements in Kenya

COVID-19 and its impact on loans and real estate arrangements in Kenya

In the wake of the spread of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the real estate and loan markets in Kenya are bound to be affected. On 16 March 2020, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of Kenya revealed that three (and now 25) patients had tested positive for the virus culminating in presidential directives towards preventing its spread to the rest of the population

Digital lending in Kenya: an urgent case for regulation

The concept of money lending has been in existence for millennia. Since the commencement of trade, human beings have, on occasion, found themselves on economically unequal situations where one cannot always afford to pay for what they need. It is for this reason that in early civilisations, farmers would borrow seeds and repay with grain after their fields yielded a harvest. They would also borrow livestock on the promise that it would be returned upon the arrival of a new calf.

How grid defection may disrupt the utility monopoly in the Kenyan energy sector

In November 2020, the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) approved an increase in electricity tariffs for consumers. It is no secret that high costs of power coupled with occasional reliability issues have forced some of the large industrial consumers, who account for approximately 54.8 percent of Kenya Power’s sales revenues, back to the drawing board in a bid to find a sustainable, affordable and reliable solution for their energy needs.