Monday, August 3, 2020

List of Animal Feeds Manufacturers

Looking for an animal feeds manufacturer in your area? The following is a list of all animal feeds manufacturers in Kenya.


Manufacturer Location Postal Address Phone
ABC Superfeeds Ltd ABC Superfeeds Ltd Factories, Government Printing Rd 17790 20100 Nakuru 512215497
Alltech Products (E. A) Ltd Bandari Plaza, Mezz 3 Flr, Woodvale Grv 13995 00800 Westlands
Aniko Superfeeds Ltd
21585 00505 Ngong Rd
Animal Minerals and Allied Zambezi 43031 00902 Kikuyu (+254) 0703 286763
Arom Ltd Godown Plot No 33 Kingorani Prison Along Lumumba Rd 96312 80110 Likoni (+254) 0733 242767
Belfast Millers Ltd Belfast Millers Ltd (Bldg 24), Bamburi Rd 18453 00500 Enterprise Rd (+254) 0735 100499
Bora Feeds Mukurweini/Karatina Rd 232 10103 Mukurweini (+254) 0734 662925
Bunda Cake & Feeds Ltd
1313 20100 Nakuru (+254) 0722 685678
Calvin Centre Next to Kikuyu Nursing 62507 00200 City Square (+254) 0721 392055
Century Feeds Ltd Timber Mill Rd 3742 20100 Nakuru (+254) 0722 833671
Chefima Ltd Off Garage Rd 20179 00200 City Square
Dagoretti Market Animal Feed Karen Connection, Karen Rd 21041 00502 Karen (+254) 0722 346844
Economy Farm Products (K) Ltd City Cabanas Interchange KNTC Godown, Airport North Rd off Nanyuki Rd 64983 00620 Mobil Plaza (+254) 0735 337753
GAF Feeds Ltd Behind Giddo Plaza, Harvester''s Rd 16310 20100 Nakuru (+254) 0728 381597
Global Enviromental Solutions Ltd Dul Dul Complex Godown No 7, Mombasa Rd 4176 00506 Nyayo Stadium (+254) 0733 607402
Goldstar Feeds Ltd Enterprise Rd 61767 00200 City Square
Grace Care Investments Neema Hse, Gr Flr
(+254) 0723 790319
Hay Masters Animal Feeds
73167 00200 City Square (+254) 0723 309007
Hemco Feeds (K) Ltd Hemco Hse, Kariobangi Light Industries Hemc, Off Komorock Rd 12199 00400 Tom Mboya St
Hika Stores Munene Industries, Kenyatta Hwy 1983 01000 Thika
James Kiratu Githinji Next to Stan Movers, Lang'ata Rd 474 00502 Karen (+254) 0722 679608
Joeliz Bone Meal Ltd Joeliz Bone Meak Ltd (Bldg 15), Lunga Lunga Rd 17873 00500 Enterprise Rd (+254) 0723 804413
Joeliz Bonemeal Ltd Joeliz Bone Meak Ltd (Bldg 15), Lunga Lunga Rd 17873 00500 Enterprise Rd
Jubilee Feed Industries Ltd Off Garissa Rd 4566 01002 Madaraka (+254) 0727 532215
Kengrow Ltd Punch Towers, East Gate Rd Off Mombasa Rd 42897 00100 Nairobi GPO (+254) 0724 777460
Kings Animal Feeds Opp Gulf Energy, Nakuru/Kisumu Hwy 10345 20100 Nakuru (+254) 0733 873880
Lake Feeds Kisumu/Kakamega Rd 1194 40100 Kisumu (+254) 0726 666360
Lens Agri Agencies Ltd Timber Mill Rd, Behind Giddo Plaza, Nakuru 7214 20110 Nakuru 512213679
Lens Agri Agencies Ltd Lens Agri Agencies Ltd Bldg Behind Giddo Plaza, Timber Mill Rd 7214 20110 Timber Mill Rd (+254) 0722 722293
Machfeeds Suppliers & General Gr Flr, Mama Ngina Drv 2650 01000 Thika (+254) 0727 957340
Mayfeeds Kenya Ltd Garissa Rd 4893 01002 Madaraka (+254) 0733 814792
Mbale Farm Inputs
823 50316 Banja
Milele Feeds Ltd Kenyatta Hwy 6582 01000 Thika (+254) 0718 264410
Miracle Animal Feeds Ltd K F A Bldg, General Kago Rd 7461 20100 Nakuru (+254) 0722 803312
Molaplus Investment Molaplus Investment premises Behind St. Georges, Murunyu Rd 18100 20100 Nakuru (+254) 0722 656142
Molaplus Ltd Nakuru Press Bldg,Printing Press Rd,Upper Industrial Area,Nakuru 18100 20100 051 2216895 (+254) 0722656142, (+254) 0780 216893, (+254) 0780 016893
Mukurwe-ini Wakulima Feeds Factory Mukurweini/Othaya Rd 232 10103 Mukurweini
Muss Kenya Limited Opp Engen Pepetro Station, Industrial Rd 625 01000 Thika (+254) 0722 560604
Naku Modern Feeds Ltd Nakuru Press Bldg, Printing Hse Rd 15725 20100 Nakuru (+254) 0720 682226
New Day Feeds Nkrumah Rd 4618 00100 Nairobi GPO (+254) 0724 431371
Ngecha Feeds Ltd Kikuyu Township 1215 00902 Kikuyu
Ngong Animal Feeds

(+254) 0714 267367
Njuga Consolidated Co Ltd Kongoni Rd off Beach Rd 80409 80100 Mombasa (+254) 0706 560752
Njuga Consolidated Co Ltd Garissa Rd 55 01002 Madaraka (+254) 0734 600921
Ongata Vision Chicks & Feeds Supplies Kware Stage, Focus Hse, Gr Flr, Magadi Rd 79483 00503 Mbagathi (+254) 0722 648422
Pioneer Feeds Ltd opp Kenya Airways HQ, Old North Airport Rd 4606 00506 Nyayo Stadium (+254) 0735 799299
Prime Feeds Westbuild Bldg Opp Gatumaini Primary School, Gr Flr, Workshop Rd 27 01000 Thika (+254) 0735 453500
Pwani Feeds Ltd Pwani Feeds Ltd premises, Makaburini Rd off Mombasa/Malindi Rd 80501 80100 Mombasa (+254) 0722 819767
Qarrey Trading Co Ltd Old Factory Rd 41557 00100 Nairobi GPO
Ranchers Agro-vet Savis, Gr Flr, Namanga Rd 158 00242 Ewaso Kedong (+254) 0712 239303
Rimandi Traders Ltd Witeithie Hse, Kwame Nkrumah Rd 172 00100 Nairobi GPO (+254) 0725 106967
Rogmer Feeds Joppa Hse, Gr Flr, Namanga Rd 57331 00200 City Square (+254) 0724 972056
Royal Animal Feeds Timber Mill Rd 586 20100 Nakuru (+254) 0722 235887
Shakers Animal Feeds (K) Ltd Mombasa Rd 24152 00100 Nairobi GPO (+254) 0722 649715
Shubh Enterprises Gr Flr, Kenyatta Hwy 2999 01000 Thika (+254) 0722 501512
Sigma Feeds Ltd Ideal Farm, Bogani Rd 18138 00500 Enterprise Rd (+254) 0733 600897
Sigma Supplies Ltd (Isinya Feeds/Chicken) Namanga Rd, Isinya 18138 00500 Enterprise Rd 202338172  ,612303962
Sirari Feeds Ltd Young Traders Bldg, Factory St 32 00515 Buru Buru (+254) 0722 722892
Southern Agri Enterprises Wananchi Millers, Muindi Mbingu St 2105 01000 Thika (+254) 0733 336195
Stemark Animal Feeds Magadi Rd 46653 00100 Nairobi GPO (+254) 0722 478489
Tamfeeds Ltd Tamfeeds Ltd Premises, Ushirika Rd off Gataka Rd 24371 00502 Karen (+254) 0733 714406
Tarime Suppliers Ltd Young Traders Bldg Behind Tuskys Supermarket, Factory St 57547 00200 City Square (+254) 0729 099550
Tosha Feeds (K) Ltd Zambezi, Nairobi/Naivasha Hwy
(+254) 0733 991722
Trust Feeds Ltd Factory Rd 144 01000 Thika (+254) 0733 725581
Tulla REserve Suppliers Ltd Nationals Cereal Board, Lusaka Rd
(+254) 0722 492874
Unga Farm Care (E. A.) Ltd Unga Farm Care, Printing Hse Rd 7202 20100 Nakuru (+254) 0733 217066
Unga Farm Care (E. A.) Ltd Unga Farm Care, Printing Hse Rd 7202 20100 Nakuru
Unga Farm Care (E. A.) Ltd Unga Farmcare E.A. Ltd Premises, Dakar Rd 41788 00100 Nairobi GPO (+254) 0733 624166
Ushindi Feeds Ltd K F A Bldg, General Kago Rd 3638 20100 Nakuru (+254) 0726 037311
Valley Feeds And Hay Ltd Near Total Roundabout Off Stanley Mathenge Rd 14119 20100 Nakuru (+254) 0722 742170
Wonder Feeds Ltd
2780 20100 Nakuru

Suggested Reading

How to make chicken feed

How to Withdraw M-pesa from Airtel Line

If you own an Airtel line, you can still receive a Mpesa mobile money payment. An Airtel number is treated in the same manner as an unregistered Safaricom number. The person sending the money will follow the usual steps and receive a notification that the number is unregistered before they send the payment.



Once payment is sent, the sender will receive a confirmation message. The Airtel number will also receive a message from M-pesa containing a 4 digit code which they will use to withdraw money from an M-pesa agent.

How to Withdraw M-Pesa Agent




  1. Find an M-pesa agent
  2. Confirm the agent has sufficient funds for your transaction.
  3. Present the SMS containing the M-pesa voucher number (notification confirming receipt of cash).
  4. Give your Airtel phone number
  5. Show original ID.
  6. The agent will enter the 'one time code' that is displayed on the customer's SMS notification.
  7. Both the agent and the customer will receive an SMS confirming the transaction.
  8. The agent will give you your money and request you to sign the Log book which is a record of M-pesa transactions done in that store.

Source
Safaricom


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Driving on Kenyan Roads with a Foreign License

The conditions allowing one to drive on Kenyan roads using a foreign driving license are stipulated in Kenya's Traffic Act. Cap 403, Part IV, Section 31, Sub-Section 1A states,  "A licensing officer shall not grant an applicant a driving licence endorsed in respect of any class of motor vehicle unless the applicant - (a) satisfies the licensing officer that he has passed a test of competence to drive that class of motor vehicle conducted under section 39, or that he holds a certificate of competency for that class of motor vehicle issued under the Traffic Ordinance (now repealed), or is the holder of a valid driving licence for that class of motor vehicle granted by a competent authority in some part of the Commonwealth where such driving licences are granted only after a prescribed test has been passed or is the holder of an international driving permit."

This means that with a commonwealth license and an Aliens Card or Kenyan ID you can easily be issued a Kenyan license without taking any test.

Countries Whose Citizens are Allowed to Drive in Kenya

There are currently 53 countries in the membership of the Commonwealth of Nations. If your country is among the following countries, you can drive in Kenya with your local driving license.

Africa Asia Caribbean and Americas
Botswana Bangladesh Antigua and Barbuda
Cameroon Brunei Darussalam Bahamas, The
Ghana India Barbados
Kenya Malaysia Belize
Lesotho Maldives Canada
Malawi Pakistan Dominica
Mauritius Singapore Grenada
Mozambique Sri Lanka Guyana
Namibia
Jamaica
Nigeria
Saint Lucia
Rwanda
St Kitts and Nevis
Seychelles
St Vincent and The Grenadines
Sierra Leone
Trinidad and Tobago
South Africa

Swaziland

Uganda

United Republic of Tanzania

Zambia





Europe Pacific
Cyprus Australia
Malta Fiji
United Kingdom Kiribati

Nauru

New Zealand

Papua New Guinea

Samoa

Solomon Islands

Tonga

Tuvalu

Vanuatu

To apply for an International Driving Permit (IDP), you need to liaise with your local traffic authority. Most countries issue IDP's upon application.


Source
Traffic Act Chapter 403, Laws of Kenya

Suggested Reading
How to Get a Foreign Vehicle Permit


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List of Pharmacies in Nairobi

The following is a list of pharmacies in Nairobi. Contact information and physical addresses are included.







Company Name Physical Address Telephone
Dapco Pharmaceuticals Ambassadeur Hotel, Gr Flr, Moi Ave, Nairobi
P.O.Box: 596 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 202102939, (+254) 202102940
Martian Pharmacy Ltd - Buru Buru Ph 2 Jimlizer Hotel, Gr Flr, Mumias South Rd
P.O.Box: 4916 00506 Nyayo Stadium
(+254) 0722 833921, (+254) 0738 199739
Bujagali Pharmacy Mlolongo Market, Mombasa Rd
P.O.Box: 2810 00200 City Square
(+254) 0722 752288
Ben-Ammi Pharmacies Ltd 5th Avenue Office Suites, Gr Flr, Rm G2, 5th Ngong Ave
P.O.Box: 5629 00506 Nyayo Stadium
(+254) 0722 571454, (+254) 0739 713830
Mountain Peak Pharmacy East Gate Mall, Gr Flr, Rm 5
P.O.Box: 43934 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0722 740838
Acacia Pharmacy - City Centre ICEA Bldg, 2nd Flr, Kenyatta Ave
P.O.Box: 61405 00200 City Square
(+254) 0735 338036
Goldlife Pharmaceticides Ltd Mutindwa Stage Mutindwa Rd (+254) 0720 714633
Green Mark Chemist Jubilee Shopping Centre, Lang''ata Rd
P.O.Box: 35428 00200 City Square
(+254) 0722 710160
Cedar Pharma Care Ltd Braidwood Hse, Gr Flr, Tom Mboya St
P.O.Box: 70841 00400 Tom Mboya St
(+254) 0722 706959
ABC Pharmacy Ltd ABC Place, Waiyaki Way
P.O.Box: 10267 00100 Nairobi GPO

Pink Pharmaceutical Ltd Mtongwe Rd
P.O.Box: 47056 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0708 612223
Faw Pharmacy Njemwa Hse, Gr Flr, Wood Ave
P.O.Box: 22522 00400 Tom Mboya St
(+254) 0771 263984
Le Grande Speciality Pharmacy 5th Avenue Office Suites, 3rd Flr, Suite 2, 5th Ngong Ave
P.O.Box: 25358 00100 Nairobi GPO

Donholm Pharmaceuticals Ltd Donholm Shopping Centre, Off Outering Rd
P.O.Box: 14619 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0722 262528
Dischem Pharmacie Victoria Hse, Gr Flr, Tom Mboya St
P.O.Box: 29019 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0736 786148
Medchum Pharmaceuticals Ltd Stima Plaza, Mezz Flr, Kolobot Rd
P.O.Box: 68121 00200 City Square
(+254) 0713 784803
Tuco Chemist Hawaki Plaza, Gr Flr, Shop 25, Digo Rd
P.O.Box: 103454 00101 Jamia

Alpha Herbal Nutritional Clinic Gill Hse, 2nd Flr, Rm 15, Tom Mboya St
P.O.Box: 8963 00300 Ronald Ngala
(+254) 0722 469456
Masten Pharmaceuticals Ltd Near Coast Bus Offices, Duruma Rd
P.O.Box: 59319 00200 City Square
(+254) 0721 224871
Life Belt Pharmacy Tawakal Palace Hotel
P.O.Box: 78370
(+254) 0724 218871
Pentapham Ltd K. T. D. A. Farmers Bldg, Tom Mboya St
P.O.Box: 42445 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0787 245097
Jeddah Pharmaceuticals Ltd Al Hiddaya, Basement Flr, Rm 37
P.O.Box: 50249 00300 Ronald Ngala
(+254) 0725 529518
Ruth Pharm Ltd K. M. A. Centre, Gr Flr, Mara Rd
P.O.Box: 28276 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0719 765600
Ace Pharmaceuticals Ltd Kenya Re Towers, Gr Flr, Ragati Cls
P.O.Box: 19900 00202 Kenyatta N. Hospital
(+254) 0726 833638
Ava Pharmacy The Hub Karen, opposite Carrefour Supermarket
P.O.Box: 2108 00502 Nairobi
(+254) 715 737 330, (+254) 733 737 330
Phoenix Pharmacy Ltd Epren Centre, Gr Flr, Mumias South Rd
P.O.Box: 4142 00506 Nyayo Stadium

Ecodrugs Pharmacy Off Outering Rd
P.O.Box: 100531 00101 Jamia
(+254) 0737 870513
Maxim Pharmaceuticals Ltd Viewpark Towers, 5th Flr, Utalii Ln off Uhuru Hwy
P.O.Box: 20995 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0722 775526
Concepts (Africa) Ltd Alpha Centre, Unit 58, Mombasa Rd
P.O.Box: 8970 00200 City Square
(+254) 0727 624255
Porters Pharmacy - Harambee Estate Off Rabai Rd
P.O.Box: 2249 00202 Kenyatta N. Hospital
(+254) 0725 346470
Happy Justin Pharmacy next to Tumaini Supe, Shukrani Hse, Gr Flr
P.O.Box: 27712 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0721 522882, (+254) 0737 522882
Malibu Pharmacy Agriculture Hse, Gr Flr, Moi Ave
P.O.Box: 69652 00400 Tom Mboya St

Sage Pharmacy Kirkwood Hse, Gr Flr, Kenyatta Mkt Off Mbagathi Way
P.O.Box: 54373 00200 City Square
(+254) 0721 233515
Elegance Beauty Salon Fairlane Bldg, 2nd Flr, Rm 5, Mtongwe Rd Next To Golf Course Commercial Centre
P.O.Box: 51265 00200 City Square
(+254) 0722 699400
Kam (h) Health Clinic Gill Hse, 2nd Flr, Tom Mboya St
P.O.Box: 44449 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0722 737528
Juna Pharmaceutical Ltd Agoi Rd
P.O.Box: 26110 00514 Valley Arcade
(+254) 0722 825966
Zanaki Pharmacy Ltd Kayole Esate Off Spine Rd
P.O.Box: 52168 00200 City Square
(+254) 0725 851188
Rafiki Pharmacy Rafiki, Gr Flr
P.O.Box: 28902 00200 City Square
(+254) 0703 041221
Zuripharma Ltd KEMU Towers, 16th Flr, University Way
P.O.Box: 263 00511 Ongata Rongai
(+254) 0727 029775, (+254) 0731 173611
Hikmas Pharmacy Ltd Maashallah Bldg, 5th Ave off 2nd Eastleigh Ave
P.O.Box: 6798 00610 Eastleigh
(+254) 0724 095958
FAW Pharmaceuticals Ltd Njemwa Hse, Gr Flr, Wood Ave off Argwings Kodhek Rd
P.O.Box: 22522 00400 Tom Mboya St
(+254) 0716 104510
Wade Pharmacy
(+254) 0725 346471
Rupa Pharmacy Kombo Munyiri Rd
P.O.Box: 381 00510 Makongeni
(+254) 0721 679323
Neptunus Yala Tws, 8th Flr, Biashara St (+254) 0712 097688
Wellmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd Kilimambogo Hse, Gr Flr, Mfangano St
P.O.Box: 60063 00200 City Square
(+254) 0722 765933
Green Pharmacy 8th St Eastleigh Section II
P.O.Box: 924 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0722 731940
Pharmatrade Pharmacy Ltd Uchumi Hse next to Uchumi Supermarket, Gr Flr, Aga Khan Wlk
P.O.Box: 10976 00400 Tom Mboya St
(+254) 0721 702965
S E N Fedha Estate
P.O.Box: 10268 00300 Ronald Ngala
(+254) 0720 721781
Tower Chemists BuruBuru Shopping Centre, Gr Flr, Mumias South Rd
P.O.Box: 59331 00200 City Square

Pharmatis Laboratories Ltd Vision Plaza, 1st Flr, Mombasa Rd
P.O.Box: 19750 00202 Kenyatta N. Hospital
(+254) 0739 828822, (+254) 0739 828822
Inkamed Pharmaceuticals Uchumi Hse, Aga Khan Wlk
P.O.Box: 60113 00200 City Square
(+254) 0772 512319
Radiant Pharmaceuticals Vision Plaza, 3rd Flr, Mombasa Rd
P.O.Box: 18947 00100 Nairobi GPO

Applegene Pharmacy Tana Hse Karen Shopping Centre, Gr Flr, Lang'ata Rd /Ngong Rd
P.O.Box: 414 00502 Karen

PSM Pharmaceuticals Ltd Nabui Hse, 1st Flr, Woodvale Grv
P.O.Box: 1422 00606 Sarit Centre
(+254) 0735 999383, (+254) 0735 999383
Elpochem Ltd Gigiri Shopping Centre, Limuru Rd
P.O.Box: 14167 00800 Westlands

Northern Pharmacy Sheikh Karume Rd
P.O.Box: 50179 00200 City Square
(+254) 0716 217217, (+254) 0733 495440
Superdrug Pharmacy Accra Trade Centre, Gr Flr, Accra Rd (+254) 0724 843300
Githurai Medical & Pharmaceuticals Supplies Ltd Githurai Shopping Centre, Off Thika Rd
P.O.Box: 64003 00619 Muthaiga
(+254) 0726 850701
Medimart Healthcare Ltd The Green Hse, Gr Flr, Ngong Rd
P.O.Box: 42718 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0703 392888
Medimart Healthcare Ltd - Head Office Thika Rd Mall, Gr Flr, Thika Super Hwy
P.O.Box: 42718 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0725 873737, (+254) 0733 392888
Lifestyle Pharmacy Satellite Bldg, Dagoretti Rd
P.O.Box: 657 00605 Uthiru
(+254) 0715 919191
Dishchem Pharmacy Mkulima Hse, Kangundo Rd
P.O.Box: 10230 00400 Tom Mboya St
(+254) 0722 282085
Prime Health Pharmacy Ltd Waumini Hse, Gr Flr, Chiromo Rd
P.O.Box: 19506 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0722 145800
Sadiki Pharmacy Kayole 1 A2106 Off Spine Rd
P.O.Box: 66408 00800 Westlands
(+254) 0721 528807
Geel Pharmacy Katara Hse, Eastleigh 3rd St
P.O.Box: 16239 00100 Nairobi GPO

Rudra Pharmacy Ltd Pearl Apt, Gr Flr, Rm 2, Ngara Rd
P.O.Box: 48333 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0721 923656
Elma Pharma Ltd 2nd Eastleigh Ave
P.O.Box: 50506 00200 City Square
(+254) 0707 145554
Awale Pharmaceuticals Ltd 2nd Eastleigh Ave 5th St
P.O.Box: 18397 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0722 166655
Canaan Pharmaceuticals Petosam Hse Buruburu Phase 3, Gr Flr, Mumias South Rd
P.O.Box: 49410 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0735 131569, (+254) 0735 131569
Prime Pharmacy (K) Ltd Avenue Hse, Kenyatta Ave
P.O.Box: 38684 00100 Nairobi GPO

Lynx Pharmacy Ltd Ngong/Karen Rd
P.O.Box: 19819 00202 Kenyatta N. Hospital

Blue Bell Pharmacy Ltd Njema Court, Rhapta Rd
P.O.Box: 66606 00800 Westlands
(+254) 0721 973314
Raj Pharmacy next to Nairobi Hospital, Argwings Kodhek Rd
P.O.Box: 46885 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0733 812664, (+254) 0733 812664
Yogi Chemist Ltd Nabro Tws, Gr Flr, Ngara Rd
P.O.Box: 11096 00400 Tom Mboya St
(+254) 0751 374345
Infinite Care Pharmacy Mugumo Centre, Gigiri Ave Off Limuru Rd
P.O.Box: 2473 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0722 477701, (+254) 0733 978629
Newmark Pharmaceuricals Norwich Union Hse, Gr Flr, Kimathi St
P.O.Box: 53960 00200 City Square
(+254) 0772 767219
Med World Valley Arcade, Gr Flr, Shop No. 4, Gitanga Rd
P.O.Box: 39105 00623 Parklands
(+254) 0706 757192
Unisel Pharma (K) Ltd Maksons Plaza, 1st Flr, Parklands Rd
P.O.Box: 39356 00623 Parklands

Kays Chemist National Hse, Gr Flr, Market St
P.O.Box: 260 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0710 618502
Biotech Pharma Ltd Riverside Mews, Riverside Drv
P.O.Box: 616 00606 Sarit Centre
(+254) 0720 403808
Adcock Ingram East Africa Ltd Surgilink Bldg, Mombasa Rd
P.O.Box: 101674 00101 Jamia
(+254) 0731 660010, (+254) 0731 660010
Tritech Cyber Ltd Suraj Plaza, 2nd Flr, Rm S16, Ngara Rd
P.O.Box: 6358 00200 City Square
(+254) 0712 624633
Star Chemist Waiyaki Way (+254) 0723 456047
Maendeleo Medicare Pharmacy Maendeleo Hse, Gr Flr, Monrovia St
P.O.Box: 54127 00200 City Square

Tropical Pharmaceuticals Mumias South Rd (+254) 0725 173522
Jojemi Chemicals Weithaga House opp Salvation Army, Gr Flr, Ukwala Rd
P.O.Box: 953 00600 Ngara Rd
(+254) 0710 636403
Togdeer Pharmaceutical Ltd
(+254) 0721 260876
Sky Pharmacy Ltd - Head Office Cargen Hse, 1st Flr, Harambee Ave
P.O.Box: 45563 00100 Nairobi GPO

Kahegi Pharmaceuticals Ltd Huruma Est, Huruma/Mathare Rd
P.O.Box: 52123 00200 City Square

Montel Pharmacy Travel Hse, Gr Flr, Mama Ngina St
P.O.Box: 72739 00100 Nairobi GPO

A A A Pharmaceuticals Ltd Woodvale Place, Woodvale Grv
P.O.Box: 1394 00606 Sarit Centre
(+254) 0721 603660
Chemmatt Pharmacy Nakumatt Nyali, Gr Flr, Malindi Rd
P.O.Box: 88439 80100 Mombasa

Medox Pharmaceuticals Ltd Medox House, Muthithi Rd
P.O.Box: 52771 00200 City Square
(+254) 0722 206261
City Square Pharmacy Ltd Jeevan Bharati Hse, Gr Flr, Harambee Ave
P.O.Box: 55082 00200 City Square

Damco Pharmacier Ltd Cianda Hse, Gr Flr, Koinange St
P.O.Box: 27718 00506 Nyayo Stadium

Neem Pharmacy Oil Libya Ngong Rd, Ngong Rd
P.O.Box: 66224 00800 Westlands
(+254) 0738 423395, v
Pamstech Pharmaceutical Ltd Pamstech Hse, Woodvale Grv
P.O.Box: 38805 00100 Nairobi GPO

Dannes Pharmacy next to Total Petrol Station, Airport North Rd
P.O.Box: 774 00501 Embakasi
(+254) 0712 131887
Abacus Pharma (Africa) Ltd Apricot Suites No.402, 4th Parklands Ave
P.O.Box: 66829 00800 Westlands
(+254) 0736 108036, (+254) 0736 108036
Global Net-Medical Ltd Gr Flr, United Nations Ave
P.O.Box: 14167 00800 Westlands
(+254) 0721 411037
Kent Pharmaceuticals Ltd Gulf Energy Petrol Station, Jogoo Rd
P.O.Box: 493 00202 Kenyatta N. Hospital

Fedha Pharmacy (2002) Ltd Fedha Tws, Muindi Mbingu St
P.O.Box: 19850 00100 Nairobi GPO

Nickpharm Ltd Emmaccra Hotel Bldg, Accra Rd
P.O.Box: 12404 00100 Nairobi GPO

Pentapharm Ltd - Tom Mboya KTDA Farmers Bldg, Gr Flr, Tom Mboya St
P.O.Box: 42445 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0734 797201, (+254) 0734 797201
Pentapharm Ltd - Muthaiga Oilibya Plaza, Gr Flr, Muthaiga Rd
P.O.Box: 42445 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0736 786154, (+254) 0736 786154
Pentapharm Ltd 5th Avenue Office Suites opp Traffic Police HQ, Gr Flr, 5th Ngong Rd
P.O.Box: 42445 00100 Nairobi GPO

Pentapharm Ltd - Corner House Corner Hse, Gr Flr, Mama Ngina St
P.O.Box: 42445 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0718 772352
Pentapharm Ltd - Ngong Rd 5th Avenue Office Suites opp Traffic Police HQ, Gr Flr, 5th Ngong Ave
P.O.Box: 42445 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0736 786152, (+254) 0736 786152
Rockfields Pharmacy Koma Rock
P.O.Box: 2119 00202 Kenyatta N. Hospital

Oakley's Pharmacy Ltd Krishna Plaza, Gr Flr, 3rd Parklands Ave
P.O.Box: 38565 00623 Parklands
(+254) 0770 270222
Edwan Pharmacy Ltd - Buru Buru Visions Place, Mumias South Rd
P.O.Box: 20984 00202 Kenyatta N. Hospital

Edwan Pharmacy Ltd - Cotts Hse Cotts Hse, City Hall Way
P.O.Box: 20984 00202 Kenyatta N. Hospital

La Bonvie Pharmacie Ltd Utalii Hse, Behind Laico Regency, Gr Flr, Utalii Hwy
P.O.Box: 12378 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0736 293638, (+254) 0736 293638
Salama Pharmaceuticals Limited Raiciri Bldg, Accra Rd
P.O.Box: 51665 00200 City Square
(+254) 0751 123594
Salama Pharmaceuticals Limited - Head office Raiciri Hse, Accra Rd
P.O.Box: 51665 00200 City Square

Pharma Vision Ltd Maksons Plaza, 3rd Flr, Parklands Rd
P.O.Box: 611 00606 Sarit Centre
(+254) 0722 292464
BelEa Pharmacy Ltd Ink Key Mini Mall opp Nyakio Hse, River Rd
P.O.Box: 6397 00200 City Square
(+254) 0721 700098, (+254) 0734 748105
Veteran Pharmaceuticals Ltd 2nd Eastleigh Ave
P.O.Box: 63575 00619 Muthaiga
(+254) 0722 753016, (+254) 0733 333663
Flame Tree Pharmacy Ltd The Mall, Gr Flr, Chiromo Rd
P.O.Box: 38287 00623 Parklands
(+254) 0713 211039
Goldmed Pharmacy Ltd The Bazaar, Gr Flr, Biashara St
P.O.Box: 55294 00200 City Square
(+254) 0725 215234
Belladonna Pharmacy Ltd - Hotline Village Market, Limuru Rd
P.O.Box: 602 00621 Village Market
(+254) 0738 996104
Belladonna Pharmacy Ltd Village Market, Limuru Rd
P.O.Box: 602 00621 Village Market
(+254) 0735 122147
Caxma Pharmaceuticals Ltd - South B Shopping Centre Mchumbi Rd
P.O.Box: 67138 00200 City Square

Dan Pharmacie Ltd Westlands Square opp The Mall, Gr Flr, Ring Rd
P.O.Box: 60526 00200 City Square
(+254) 0722 770945
Mimosa Pharmacy Ltd - Karen Crossroad Karen Crossroad Mall, Gr Flr, Lang'ata Rd /Ngong Rd Junction
P.O.Box: 1852 00621 Village Market
(+254) 0727 305713
Mimosa Pharmacy Ltd - Junction The Junction Mall, Gr Flr, Ngong Rd
P.O.Box: 1852 00621 Village Market
(+254) 0724 840970
Mimosa Pharmacy Ltd - Junction - Annex The Junction Mall, Gr Flr, Ngong Rd
P.O.Box: 1852 00621 Village Market
(+254) 0705 235295
Mimosa Pharmacy Ltd - Head Office Empress Office Suites, 2nd Flr, Ring Rd
P.O.Box: 1852 00621 Village Market
(+254) 0703 703777, (+254) 0735 703777
Mimosa Pharmacy Ltd West Gate Shopping Mall, Gr Flr, Mwanzi Rd
P.O.Box: 1852 00621 Village Market

Mimosa Pharmacy Ltd - Ridgeways Ridgeways Mall, Gr Flr, Kiambu Rd
P.O.Box: 52078 00200 City Square
(+254) 0712 041172
Ridge Pharmaceuticals Jambo Plaza, Argwings Kodhek Rd
P.O.Box: 20853 00202 Kenyatta N. Hospital
(+254) 0733 868666
Nature Chemist (K) Ltd Buru Buru Arcade Shop 2, Gr Flr, Mumias South Rd
P.O.Box: 12236 00100 Nairobi GPO

Virdi Pharmacy Ltd Kasuku Centre, Migori Rd
P.O.Box: 10768 00100 Nairobi GPO

Mumbi House Pharmaceuticals Ltd Hotel Accra & Lodge, Accra Rd
P.O.Box: 27702 00506 Nyayo Stadium
(+254) 0722 207552, (+254) 0735 983482
Solai Medical Supplies Ltd Langata Shopping Mall off Lang'ata Rd
P.O.Box: 19445 00202 Kenyatta N. Hospital

Dapco Pharmaceuticals Ambassadeur Hotel, Gr Flr, Moi Ave
P.O.Box: 596 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0721 511916
Danchem Pharmacy Ltd Muoni Hse Near Coast Bus Booking Office, Gr Flr, Duruma Rd
P.O.Box: 68155 00100 Nairobi GPO

Kavakava Pharmacy New Kagondo Bldg, Gr Flr, Sheikh Karume Rd
P.O.Box: 25649 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0722 257281, (+254) 0733 868043
Rosegate Pharmacy Hurlingham Plaza, Argwings Kodhek Rd
P.O.Box: 4920 00200 City Square
(+254) 0724 295425
Jacaranda (Karen) Chemists Kimathi Hse, Gr Flr, Kimathi St
P.O.Box: 40468 00100 Nairobi GPO

Lens Pharmacy Ltd Mfangano St
P.O.Box: 6130 00100 Nairobi GPO

Pharmart Chemists Ltd - Mega Nakumatt Mega Bldg, Uhuru Hwy
P.O.Box: 1022 00606 Sarit Centre

Pharmart Chemists Ltd - Nakumatt Lifestyle Hazina Trade Centre, Gr Flr, Monrovia St
P.O.Box: 1022 00606 Sarit Centre
(+254) 0719 705753
Pharmart Chemists Ltd - ABC ABC Place, Gr Flr, Waiyaki Way
P.O.Box: 1022 00606 Sarit Centre
(+254) 0706 595840, (+254) 0733 899129
Pharmart Chemists Ltd Tuskys Imara, Tom Mboya St
P.O.Box: 1022 00606 Sarit Centre
(+254) 0726 866196, (+254) 0731 095211
Pharmart Chemists Ltd - Galleria Galleria Mall near Bomas of Kenya, Gr Flr, Lang''ata Rd Off Magadi Rd
P.O.Box: 10267 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0738 065685
Green County Pharmacy Ltd Fairlane Hse next to Golf Course, 3rd Flr, Mtongwe Rd
P.O.Box: 14613 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0775 471107
Vidonge Pharmaceuticals Ltd Hotel Accra & lodge, Gr Flr, Accra Rd
P.O.Box: 9584 00300 Ronald Ngala
(+254) 0722 504133
Corner Pharmacy Ltd Corner Plaza, Gr Flr, Parklands Rd
P.O.Box: 3328 00506 Nyayo Stadium
(+254) 0721 868932, (+254) 0733 937291
Brimar Chemist Mombasa Rd (+254) 0727 652672
Theluji Pharmacy Ltd Gill House, Gr Flr, Tom Mboya St
P.O.Box: 6397 00200 City Square
(+254) 0718 181462
New Lemuma Pharmacy Co. Ltd KTDA Farmers Bldg, Gr Flr, Tom Mboya St
P.O.Box: 16605 00602 Kabete
(+254) 0713 755274, (+254) 0737 843338
Westlands Medical Stores Ltd Oilcom Petrol Station, Gr Flr, Chiromo Rd
P.O.Box: 67542 00200 City Square
(+254) 0733 763903
Southlands Pharmaceuticals Ltd Jubilee Insurance Hse, Gr Flr, Mama Ngina St
P.O.Box: 27685 00506 Nyayo Stadium
(+254) 0722 962997
Infusion Medical Centre Banadir Hse, Gr Flr, Meru Rd (+254) 0729 639999
Ridge Pharmacy Highridge Shopping Centre, 3rd Parklands Ave (+254) 0720 924525
Jawamed Pharmaceuticals Afya Centre, Mezz 2 Flr, Tom Mboya St
P.O.Box: 26679 00100 Nairobi GPO
(+254) 0722 441265, (+254) 0733 869547
Zenamed Pharmaceuticals Ltd Ruare House Rware Hse, Mfangano St
P.O.Box: 2349 00202 Kenyatta N. Hospital
(+254) 0724 271816
Westons Pharmacy Ltd Caxton Hse, Gr Flr, Koinange St
P.O.Box: 1043 00606 Sarit Centre
(+254) 0775 811746
Walgreen Pharmacy Karen Park opp St. Christopher''s Sec School, Ngong Rd
P.O.Box: 78158 00200 City Square
(+254) 0724 435055
Bibi Pharmaceuticals (k) Ltd Lunga Lunga Rd
P.O.Box: 78193 00507 Viwandani
(+254) 0726 440800, (+254) 0734 512236
Alfajiri Pharmaceuticals Limited Hotel Accra & lodge, Gr Flr, Accra Rd
P.O.Box: 9584 00300 Ronald Ngala
(+254) 0738 592999
Racmes Pharmacy Ltd Racmes Hse, Gr Flr, 2nd Ave 7th St
P.O.Box: 72126 00100 Nairobi GPO

Saturday, August 1, 2020

A list of Kenyan Banks That Have Collapsed

In the wake of the collapse of Chase Bank, it is worth retracing Kenya's banking sector's "rich" history of having banking institutions go bust.

The First Wave (before passing of 1989 Banking Act); 1984-1989, Post-Independence; mainly family/community owned banks:

1. Union Bank
2. Jimba Credit Cooperation
3. Estate Finance
4. Estate Building Society
5. Business Finance
6. Nationwide Finance
7. Kenya Saving and Mortgages
8. Home Saving and Mortgages
9. Citizen Building Society

The Second Wave; 1993-1995: 19 banks collapsed, several of which had been wrapped up in the Goldenberg Scandal.

The Third Wave,1998
10. Bullion Bank
11. Fortune Finance
12. Trust Bank
13. City Finance Bank
14. Reliance Bank
15. Prudential Bank

2007 - 2015, under former Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Prof Njuguna Ndungu

16. Kenya Finance Corporation
17. Trade Bank
18. Euro Bank
19. Charter House
*None of the stated banks was put under liquidation.

June 2015 to present, under new Central Bank of Kenya Governor Patrick Ngugi Njoroge

20. Dubai Bank
Customer Deposits-Sh1.7 billion
August 14, 2015; placed under statutory management by the Central Bank of Kenya for a period of one year with Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation (KDIC) as the receiver manager.
24th August 2015, CBK appoints KDIC as liquidator of Dubai Bank Kenya.
21. Imperial Bank
Customer Deposits-Ksh58 billion
13 October 2015; placed by the Central Bank of Kenya under management and control of the state's Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation


Friday, July 24, 2020

What are the Kenya Police Telephone Hotline Numbers?


The Kenya Police hotline number is 999. In case you need to reach the police urgently, call this number or the two hotlines complementing the emergency numbers, these are:
  1. 020 272 4154 
  2. 020 355 6771
You can also call the following emergency numbers free-of-charge from your mobile phone:
  • Police Emergency hotline - 911
  • Safaricom Network - 112
  • Safaricom Emergency Number - 0800 720002
  • Kenya Red Cross Toll Free Hotline - 1199
Below are other police telephone numbers (take note some numbers may have changed). 

Nairobi Area Police Hotline Numbers

  • Police Hqs Vigilance Hse 020-3566780
  • Control Room 020-3531850
  • Anti Terrorist Police Unit (ATPU) Mobile Hotline Number 0729 999998
  • Central 0736350100
  • Kilimani 0736350101
  • Embakasi 0736350102
  • Langata 0736350103
  • Ongata Rongai 0736350104
  • Buruburu 0736350105
  • Kasarani 0736350106
  • Parklands 0736350109
  • Pangani 0736350110
  • Muthaiga 0736350111
  • Central Police Station 0712 179 524
  • Kilimani Police Station 0712 179 562
  • Industrial Area Police Station 0712 179 561
  • Langata Police Station 0712 179 522
  • Buruburu Police Station 0712 179 521
  • Kasarani Police Station 0712 179 563
  • Kayole Police Station 0712 179 520
  • Ongata Rongai Police Station 0712 179 523
  • Central Police Station 020-3531851
  • Kamukunji Police Station 020-3531852
  • Kilimani Police Station 020-3531853
  • Kilelesshwa Police Station 020-3531854
  • Muthangari Police Station 020-3531855
  • Jamhuri Police Station 020-3531856
  • Embakasi Police Station 020-3531857
  • Industrial Area Police Station 020-3531858
  • Langata Police Station 020-3531859
  • Karen Police Station 020-3531860
  • Riruta Police Station 020-3531861
  • Ongata Rongai Police Station 020-3531862
  • Ngong Police Station 020-3531863
  • Buruburu Police Station 020-3531864
  • Jogoo Police Station 020-353186
  • Shauri Moyo Police Station 020-3531866
  • Makongeni Police Station 020-3532199
  • Kasarani Police Station 020-3531867
  • Pangani Police Station 020-3531868
  • Muthaiga Police Station 020-3531869
  • Ruaraka Police Post 020-3531870
  • Ngomongo Police Post 020-3531871
  • Gigiri Police Station 020-3531872
  • Parklands Police Station 020-3531873
  • Kabete Police Station 020-3531874
  • Spring Valley Police Station 020-3531875
  • Runda Police Station 020-3531876
  • Kayole Police Station 020-3531877
  • Ruai Police Station 020-3531878
  • Ruai Police Station 020-6752180

Coast Police Hotline Numbers

  • Provincial Control Room Mombasa 020-3556769
  • Diani 0736350113
  • Watamu 0736350114
  • Mtwapa 0736350115
  • Voi 0736350117
  • Diani Police Station 020-3556777
  • Voi Police Station 020-3592275
  • Central Police Station 020-3531892
  • Likoni Police Station 020-3531893
  • Changamwe Police Station 020-3531894
  • Makupa Police Station 020-3531895
  • Nyali Police Station 020-3531896
  • Kilifi Police Station 020-3531897
  • Mariakani Police Station 020-3531898
  • Kijipwa Police Station 020-3531899
  • Kwale Police Station 020-3532150
  • Diani Police Station 020-3532151
  • Malindi Police Station 020-3532152
  • Watamu Police Station 020-3532153
  • Voi Police Station 020-3532154
  • Mariakani Police Station 020-3509975
  • Kaloleni Police Station 020-3509974
  • Mtwapa Police Station 020-3509958
  • Lamu OCPD 020-3556770
  • Tana River OCPD 020-3592275

Central Police Hotline Numbers

  • Nyeri 0736350120
  • Kiambu 0736350121
  • Murang’a 0736350125
  • Thika 0736350126
  • Karatina 0736350128
  • Mukurueini 0736350129
  • Nyandarua Ops Room 0736350122
  • Tigoni Police Station 020-3562650
  • Kikuyu Police Station 020-3556782

Eastern Police Hotline Numbers

  • Makueni 0736350135
  • Meru 0736350139
  • Machakos Radio Room 0736350131
  • Embu Ops Room 020-3556774
  • Ijara Police Police Station 020-2086162
  • Meru Police Police Station 020-3556792
  • Garissa Police Police Station 020-3556787
  • Kapenguria 020-3556758
  • Wajir Police Police Station 020-3556783
  • Mwingi Radio Room 020-3581855
  • Mwingi Police Stn 020-3581872
  • Ukasi Police Station 020-3581873
  • Kyuso Police Station 020-3591874

Nyanza Police Hotline Numbers

  • Kisumu Ops Room 020-3556788
  • Migori 0736350142
  • Ogembo 0736350147
  • Kisii Divisional Headquarters 020-3556772
  • Nyamira Divisional Headquarters 020-3556775
  • Kisumu Police Station 020-3531879
  • Kondele Police Station 020-3531880
  • Kisii Police Station 020-3531881
  • Nyamira Police Station 020-3531882
  • Keroka Police Station 020-3531883
  • Oyugis Police Station 020-3531884
  • Kendu Bay Police Station 020-3531885
  • Migori Police Station 020-3531886
  • Homa Bay Police Station 020-3531887
  • Ahero Police Station 020-3531888
  • Chemilil Police Station 020-3531890
  • Siaya Police Station 020-3531891
  • Maseno Police Station 020-3531917
  • Miwani Police Station 020-3531916
  • Keroka Police Station 020-3531883
  • Kosele Police Station 020-3507671
  • Ukwala Police Station 020-3529081
  • Rioma Police Station 020-3507831
  • Ramasha Police Station 020-3507824
  • Lwalaw Kotiende Police Station 020-3530665
  • Akala Police Station 020-3529083
  • Boya Police Station 020-3529072
  • Pap Onditi Police Station 020-3529070
  • Sondu Miriu Police Station 020-3529071
  • Kendubay Police Station 020-3531885

Western Police Hotline Numbers

  • Vihiga 0736350149
  • Matunda 0736350150
  • Butere 0736350154
  • Kapsokwony 0736350155
  • Webuye Police Station 0736350153
  • Busia Divisional Headquarters 020-3556761
  • Bungoma Divisional Headquarters 020-3556763
  • Kakamega Police Station 020-3532186
  • Vihiga Police Station 020-3532187
  • Bungoma Police Station 020-3532188
  • Webuye Police Station 020-3532189
  • Busia Police Station 020-3532190
  • Njoro Police Station (Rift) 020-3532191
  • Matunda Police Station 020-3532192
  • Chesikaki Police Station 020-3532193
  • Mbale Police Station 020-3532194
  • Sio Port Police Station 020-3532195
  • Mumias Police Station 020-3532196
  • Malaba Police Station 020-3532197

Rift Valley Police Hotline Numbers

  • Nakuru Ops Room 020-3556762
  • Narok 0736350159
  • Kericho 0736350160
  • Eldoret 0736350165
  • Nanyuki 0736350169
  • Kitale 0736350170
  • Nakuru 0736350172
  • Kericho Divisional Headquarters 020-3556765
  • Kericho Police Station 020-3532155
  • Londiani Police Station 020-3532156
  • Kipkelion Police Station 020-3532157
  • Sotik Police Station 020-3532158
  • Narok Police Station 020-3532159
  • Baringo Div Hqs 020-3532160
  • Kabarnet Police Station 020-3532161
  • Sondu Police Station 020-3532162
  • Iten Police Station 020-3532163
  • Kaptagat Police Station 020-3532164
  • Bomet Police Station 020-3532165
  • Timboroa Police Station 020-3532166
  • Eldama Ravine Police Station 020-3532167
  • Eldoret Police Station 020-3532168
  • Langas Police Station 020-3532169
  • Moiben Police Station 020-3532170
  • Kilgoris Police Station 020-3532171
  • Molo Police Station 020-3532172
  • Elburgon Police Station 020-3532173
  • Rongai Police Station 020-3532174
  • Kuresoi Police Station 020-3532175
  • Soy Police Station 020-3532176
  • Litein Police Station 020-3532177
  • Kapsowar Police Station 020-3532178
  • Nakuru Police Station 020-3532179
  • Tambach Police Station 020-3532180
  • Kipkabus Police Station 020-3532181
  • Tarakwa Police Station 020-3532182
  • Mau Summit Police Station 020-3532183
  • Kitale Police Station 020-3532184
  • Moi’s Bridge Police Station 020-3532185
  • Kitaleradio Room 020-3532184
  • Eldoret Control Room 020-3556760
  • Olenguruon Police Station 0203532191

North Eastern Police Hotline Numbers

  • OCPD Ijara 020-2086162
  • OCPD Wajir 020-3556783
  • OCPD Mandera 020-3556781
  • Mandera Police Station 020-3556781

Other Emergency Telephone Numbers

  • Nairobi Fire department Telephone Number - 999 or 222181/2/3
  • Kenya Ambulance Services Telephone Number - Nairobi - 999 or 222181/2/3
  • Ambulance accident services - 222222
  • Saint John's Ambulance - 210000
  • AMREF - 315454/5
  • AAR - 2717374
  • Nairobi hospital - 2722160/352101/6
  • Aga Khan hospital - 3740000/3742531/5
  • M.P. Shah hospital - 3742763/4/7
  • Gertrude's garden hospital  - 3763474/3763477/3764097
  • Kenyatta hospital - 2726300/2726556

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Services Offered by Cyber Cafes in Kenya

Cybercafes in Kenya offer more than Internet browsing services. In a country that boasts a high Internet penetration rate 87.2% and one of the highest smartphone penetration rates in Africa at 91%, the majority of the population has challenges using technology to access various government services.



This low digital literacy has given a lifeline to cybercafes who now make money assisting people to access online government services. Some of the services offered by cybercafes in this regard include:

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Services

  • KRA pin
  • KRA Returns (VAT, ITI, Rental, ITC)
  • Tax Compliance Certificate
  • Advance Tax
  • Land rates and Rent Payment

E-Citizen Services

  • Birth Certificate Application for applicable regions
  • Passport Application
  • Temporary Permit
  • Police Certificate of Good Conduct Applications
  • Land Search Records
  • Land Rate inquiries
  • Paying Land Rent
  • Driving License Renewal
  • Business Name Search and Reservation
  • Business Name Registration
  • CR12 Applications

National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA) and TIMS Services

  • Motor Vehicle Registration
  • Transfer of Motor Vehicle
  • Confirmation of Ownership
  • Motor Vehicle Change of Particulars
  • Duplicate Logbook
  • Number Plate
  • Confirmation of In-charge
  • Forced Transfer
  • Motor Vehicle Booking inspection.
  • E- Sticker
  • Driving License Application
  • Motor Vehicle Search of Records
  • PSV
  • Duplicate Driving License

Other Online Services

  • Visa Applications
  • Flight Booking and Online check-in
  • TSC Number
  • NHIF
  • NSSF
  • Payslips
  • IFMIS
  • Helb Loan Application

In addition, cyber cafes also offer various other services such as; web design, web hosting, domain name registration, graphic design (business cards, wedding cards, harambee cards, brochures, posters, banners, t-shirt printing, any printable documents), computer/laptop repair and maintenance (virus removal, formatting, installation of application software and operating systems, antivirus software), software solutions, networking services, data recovery, phone repair, lamination, binding, photocopy, typing, color printing, black printing, passport photos, and any other ICT related services.

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Monday, July 20, 2020

How to Advertise your Business Online using Google

Kenyan businesses spend billions on advertising every year. Most of this money is channeled through advertising agencies and ends up with radio and TV networks. Advertising on radio and TV has traditionally been the best way to get the word out about your product or service. Unfortunately, it is also quite expensive and businesses need massive advertising budgets to use these platforms. A 30-second ad on TV will cost a minimum of 30,000/= depending on the TV station and the time of day. Primetime advertisements are the most expensive.


Print media will also set you back a couple thousand bob. A short three-sentence ad in the leading dailies will cost you about 10,000/=. Quarter page adverts cost an average of 45,000/=. Magazine and billboard ads are also out of reach for the average SME.

So, how can you cost-effectively advertise your business? The answer is online advertising.  via Google or more specifically, Google AdWords.

What is Google AdWords?


Google AdWords is Google's online advertising program. This is what propelled the company into one of the most valuable companies in the world. You must have seen the advertisements browsing websites. Businesses pay Google to run ads on sites such as this one. With Google AdWords, you can reach new customers and grow your business on a modest advertising budget.

Introduction to Pay Per Click (PPC) Marketing


Google AdWords is run on on a PPC model. Pay-per-click is an advertising model where you only pay for the ad when someone actually clicks or taps on it and visits your website. Depending on how competitive your industry is, you can pay anything from a few pennies to a several thousand bob per click. But, the average PPC cost for most industries in Kenya is less that $0.3 per click (as at May 2014) which is about 25/= at today's exchange rates. Working with this figure, one can estimate that to bring 100 people to your website every day and view your product offering, you would need to spend an average of 2,500/= every day.

The actual cost of a click is determined by a bidding process where all bidders interested in a specific word, known as a keyword, place bids. The highest bidder gets their ad placed highest on the sponsored section of the Google search results page for a search for that keyword or phrase.

Online Advertising with Google Example


Let's say, for example, that you own a shoe shop specializing in imported women's shoes. You will begin by creating a website and have a nice landing page where you will direct your website visitors.

Next, create a Google AdWords account. You will need a Visa or MasterCard Internet enabled debit or credit card in order to pay Google for the ads. Talk to your bank to activate your card for Internet purchases. Alternatively, read my article, how to get an Internet enabled MasterCard in Kenya.

Keyword Research with the Keyword Tool

The next thing you need to do is to carry out some keyword research. In your Google AdWords account, click on the Tools menu and scroll down to Keyword Planner. 

Click on Search for new keyword or ad group ideas. In the Product or Service field, enter your keyword phrase to get new keyword ideas which you can bid on. In this example, the keyword phrase is "ladies shoes". Make sure you select "Kenya" from the list of countries. You can even target a specific city or town. Enter your website's landing page, product category and sub-category. The landing page is the URL your viewers will arrive at when they click on ads leading to your site. For this example, I chose to use the broad category "footwear" to get a long list of possible keyword ideas. You can experiment with different sub-categories and also specify the date range. In this example, the date range is the last 12 months.



Click "Get Ideas" to begin your search for keyword ideas to bid on. AdWords will return a graph of search volume trends as well as a group of ad group and keyword ideas. An Ad group is a number of closely related keyword ideas. See the result below.


Look for broad keyword ideas using the AD group ideas tab and specific ideas using the Keyword ideas tab. You can sort the results based on any of the columns. For example, to see ideas with the highest number of monthly searches on Google, click on the "Avg monthly searches" column. Ideally, you will be looking for a keyword with a high search volume and medium to low competition. Unless of course, you have a large ad budget in which case you can go after keywords with a high search volume and high competition. Higher competition means there are many advertisers like yourself interested in that same keyword. In my example, the keyword with the highest number of monthly searches in Kenya was "wedding shoes".

Google suggests that I place a bid of $0.49 (about 40 bob) for this keyword. This suggestion is based on the amount that other advertisers in Kenya have paid on average for this keyword over the last 12 months. The implication is that every time someone clicks on my ad and visits my site, Google will charge me 40 bob. Take note this CPC can vary. It may end being higher or lower based on the bidding results. But, you can specify a maximum CPC and daily spend. For example, you can set your maximum CPC at $0.5 and your daily spend at $5. This allows you to plan your monthly marketing expenditure.

Select a couple of keywords that are a close match to your product and click on the arrows in the Add to plan column. Follow the prompts to begin your marketing campaign. This article is only meant to be a primer on Google AdWords. Full a full tutorial, please see the Google AdWords help page.

Take note that your landing page should contain proper details on how the viewer can purchase your product or service. This could be a call to action such as "Call Us", "Visit our Shop on Tom Mboya" or you could include an online store where users make payments via Lipa na Mpesa or Debit/Credit card and you then make the delivery.

In addition to Google, Facebook also offers PPC advertising with some major ad targeting differences.

The Advantage of PPC Advertising Over Traditional Advertising


Traditional advertising on print and broadcast media is like a broad spectrum antibiotic. There is no specificity. Ads are broadly targeted with little room to select ad viewers based on demographics, interests and other factors. PPC advertising, on other hand, allows the same features of traditional advertising but with the added advantage of specific targeting and messaging.

PPC also has the advantage of targeting online users. The average Kenyan youth is now spending at least one hour a day on the Internet. This is almost as much time as they spend watching TV or listening to the radio. PPC allows you to put your product/service offering in front of this market at the lowest cost. 

Create a Website


If you don't have a website for your business, then by this point it must have dawned on you that you cannot use Google AdWords before you create a website for your business. There is no escaping this. Please read my article titled, "how to create a website for my business cheaply" for more on website creation.

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How to Hack DSTV in Kenya

The title should really read 'how not to hack DSTV in Kenya and avoid jail time.' Hacking DSTV is illegal in Kenya and all other countries in Africa for that matter. Kenyan laws make it very clear that it is illegal to obtain service dishonestly from any licensed telecommunications provider. The penalty is a fine of up to one million shillings, imprisonment of upto five years of both. Clearly, it is not worth the risk to hack DSTV. Multichoice Africa is extremely vigilant at protecting the integrity of their system. They have a highly adept investigation team and regularly carry out raids in conjunction with the Kenya Police...so be warned.



Legal DSTV Alternatives

Rather than take the risk of hacking DSTV, you should consider a couple of alternatives:
  1. Free-to-air (FTA) satellite TV channels - point your dish to a satellite that offers a wide range of FTA channels such as the NileSat 102 which offers several free movie channels such as MBC 1,2,3 and 4 as well as Aljazeera News and several other English language channels. See our MBC 2 live streaming page for Hollywood movies in English. You will need an FTA receiver to complete the set-up (your DSTV decoder will be useless for this).
  2. If you need to watch sports channels, you may need to invest in a second satellite dish (90 cm diameter and above) to track satellites (such as EutelSat W3 and RDV)  that offer FTA sport channels. Your options with two dishes are increase because you will merely switch between the receivers to watch your preferred programming. You will only incur the initial set-up and installation charges e.g. 5,000 for a dish and that's it. No more recurring charges from DSTV or ZUKU.


For more information, read the article on 'How to Get Free Satellite TV in Kenya'.

Tips & Warnings

  • DO NOT ask your neighbor to 'sambaza' DSTV' to you via a multiplexer. This is an offence under the law and attracts severe penalties as already outlined. This is common in a number of Estates in Nairobi where 'subscribers' pay about KES 1,000 to access the Premium Package. Many people have been arrested, tried and sentenced.

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Kenya Information and Communications Act

How to Create a Website for Your Business Cheaply

If you are a running a business and you don't have a website you should be ashamed of yourself. In this day and age when everything is moving online, not having a website is setting yourself up for failure. You need to make it a priority to create a website and there are dozens of cheap website design options these days.

Kenyans are no longer just using the Internet for fun. They are increasingly using it to locate businesses, make price comparisons and for online shopping. So, by choosing to stay offline, you are losing out on potential business opportunities. The cost of a website is no longer an excuse. You actually don't need any money to start a basic website for your business.


So, where do you get a cheap website? Read on below.

Free Website

While I would not recommend this option for any serious entrepreneur, it is better than having nothing at all. Visit Google's Blogger.com pages or WordPress.com and create an account. Your website address will be something similar to https://yourbusiness.blogspot.com or  https://yourbusiness.wordpress.com. This is not a professional web address but like I said, if you really have no money to invest in a proper website, you can start with this free option.

Cheap Website Design

Unless you have basic HTML, CSS and CMS skills, I recommend that you hire a cheap website designer to create a professional looking site for you. Sorry ... you don't know what those initials stand for? ...my point exactly! There are many competent designers in Nairobi who will charge you a modest fee of between 5 and 10k to create a five-page basic website. Search Google using the phrase "Website Design Kenya".

You could also visit any of the following online freelance marketplaces and hire a cheap web designer from any part of the world.
  1. PeoplePerHour.com
  2. Upwork.com
  3. Freelancer.com

A simple five-page professional website will cost you an average of $100 (10,000/=). However, our sister company is currently running a promotional offer where you can get a simple 5-page website for 5,000/=. This cost includes one-year domain registration and a year's hosting. Click here to send an email enquiry.

You should also consider hiring a web copywriter to write your site's content. Even if you are naturally a good writer, writing for the Internet differs in many ways from writing offline content. You need to consider keyword placement and density and you have to do so without compromising on grammar. Web copywriters are also available for hire at the sites listed above.

Domain Registration & Hosting

One of the reasons, I said Blogger and WordPress websites are a bad idea is because you don't own the domain, you only own the sub-domain. You should always use a domain name for your website. It is more professional to use "yourbusiness.co.ke" or "yourbusiness.com" as opposed to "yourbusiness.blogspot.com". For more about domain names, please read the article, "what is a domain name?"

Register a Kenyan domain name (.co.ke) at a Kenyan registrar. See the list of Kenyan registrars on this KENIC page. If you prefer an international .com domain name, register one at Godaddy.com. Most Kenyan registrars accept Mpesa. You will need a Visa or MasterCard debit/credit card to pay GoDaddy. The cost of a Kenyan domain is about 1,500/=, renewable annually, while a .com domain costs roughly $12 (about 1,000/=) also renewable every year.

Hosting refers to the server where your website "sits" so that it can be accessed by the rest of the world. You can pay for hosting monthly or annually. The average cost for a small site is about 300 bob a month.

You can register a domain name at any time before you hire the designer though many web design companies offer a complete package covering website design, domain registration, and hosting.

Web Design Tutorial

There is a third option for those willing and with time to learn a new skill. You can teach yourself web design. Content Management Systems such as Blogger, WordPress, and Joomla are extremely user-friendly. Begin by teaching yourself basic HTML and CSS by reading the tutorial at W3Schools.com

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