National Average Retail Prices

A list of the National Average Retail Prices of selected commodities in Kenya

As we have written before, the overall inflation rate stood at 6.99 percent in January 2017. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 1.00 percent from 175.18 in December 2016 to 176.93 in January 2017. The price of Maize Flour is still on the rise. The average retail price for 2 Kg packet of sifted


NMG acquires KenyaBuzz in a move aimed at reorienting itself into a fully digital entity

Nation Media Group (NMG) Limited has acquired Events Listing and Lifestyle website KenyaBuzz for an undisclosed amount. According to NMG Editor in Chief Tom Mshindi, NMG is trying to reorient itself into a fully digital entity and KenyaBuzz is part of the ways to do it. In-line with this agenda of becoming a fully digital

Microsoft earnings

Cloud-based services drive Microsoft to record $24.1 billion in revenue in FY17 Q2

Last week, more specifically on 26th January, 2017, Microsoft released its earnings report for the quarter ended 31st December, 2016. According to the report, the Tech Company recording $24.1 billion in revenue. This was a slight increase of 1.69 percent compared to the same quarter a year previously where it reported $23.7 billion in revenue.

Oh yeah, you can sponsor Facebook Posts straight from MPESA

Fredrick Ombako is our Economic Analyst. Back in October 2016 he raised an issue about sponsored posts on Facebook on which he remarked that Facebook needs to find a way of incorporating MPESA as one of the payment options available for Kenyans – and many of his Facebook friends, including myself, agreed. However, none of