Thai billionaire eyes Nairobi with 5-star hotel

Thailand’s second richest family is set to put up a hotel in Kenya, highlighting the growing interest of foreign billionaire investors in the country.

The Chirathivat family, with a net worth of $12.3 billion, is already in talks with a Nairobi property developer to manage the planned hotel under their Centara Hotels & Resorts brand.

The company is also looking for a property at the Coast as it eyes to grow its portfolio in the region from the current four.

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Philips Builds Community Light Centers in Kenya

Philips recently announced that it will build 19 "Community Light Centers" throughout Kenya by 2015. These Community Light Centers are areas of about 1000 square meters as large as a small football pitch, being lit up by using solar powered LED lighting.

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Solar gives Kenya space to breathe

Chepnyaliliet School, with its rough concrete walls and tin roof, at the end of a dusty lane lined with cacti and wild roses, seems a sleepy place to go looking for early adopters of technology. But that is exactly what Rhoda Sigei is.

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Hotelier Calls for Street Lights

A Mombasa hotelier has called on the county government to light up all the roads in the county. Sarova Whitesands Hotel Food and Beverage manager Mike Mutua said the poor lighting aids crime in Mombasa.

Speaking on Saturday during the annual media dinner organised by the hotel, Mutua said tourism can only flourish if everyone is feels safe to walk around at any time.

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