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Four minor tweaks that can make Nairobi an economic capital of Africa- The Exchange

Nairobi needs a few changes in transport. First of all, the Central Business District should be free of Matatus. This means of transport is as old as independent Kenya and on a good day, ferries 80 per cent of Nairobi dwellers. It also racks millions in income both for individuals as well as taxes. However, the industry makes the city lose more than it makes.

Matatus are known for breaking all transport rules including double parking, blocking lanes and sometimes harbouring criminals. It costs even more money to position policemen and county government officers to reinforce discipline.

Trams and light rails have always been mooted. However, the cost and time for this have made the idea be delayed. Creating circular high capacity-bus trips commonly known as Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system in key roads around the CBD and fed by well-positioned termini from the estates will ensure that there is …

Swissport Kenya Limited, the logistic firm based in Nairobi has been crowned as the company of the year at the Aviation Business Excellence Awards (ABEA) 2019 which took place on Friday, November 15, 2019.

The Hilton Garden Inn, which was ABEA 2019 company of the year first runners up also emerged top in the hospitality Services -hotels category. The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) won in the government services category followed by the Kenya Revenue Authority.

Feted at an African themed gala dinner held at the Emara-Ole Sereni Hotel and which was attended by over 350 industry stakeholders, Swissport also won in the ground handling services category. Trade Winds Aviation Services were first runners up.

Speaking at the event, Alex Gitari, the acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said, “Since ABEA 2018, we continue to see a growing interest in participating companies. I …