Tag: Nairobi

AirBnB: Nairobi vs Kampala

There is an oddity to the tale of Nairobi’s real estate sector. Despite being the largest city in East Africa and a tourist hub, Nairobi trails Kampala in AirBnB occupancy rate. Statistics obtained from AirDNA, an AirBnB data aggregator, shows Nairobi’s occupancy rate is at 38 percent while Kampala’s is at 43 percent. Nairobi has ...

Kenya Supermarket Report

What would you learn if you collected discarded supermarket receipts from Nairobi shoppers? That’s what Emmanuel Kens, Anthony Otieno, and I decided to find out. We got a bunch of street kids and paid them to collect the receipts on our behalf. A few months later we had 1,465 receipts enough for a sample size ...

Finding Big Square’s Next Outlet Location

The City of Nairobi has 1,695 restaurants – compared to major cities in the world, Nairobi is underserved by restaurants (see chart below).  Disparities in per capita income which stands at $1,081 in Nairobi and $54,373 in New York City explains the difference in number restaurants per person. However, an assessment of MPESA’s role in ...

Finding Big Square's Next Outlet Location

The City of Nairobi has 1,695 restaurants – compared to major cities in the world, Nairobi is underserved by restaurants (see chart below).  Disparities in per capita income which stands at $1,081 in Nairobi and $54,373 in New York City explains the difference in number restaurants per person. However, an assessment of MPESA’s role in ...

Don't Get Scammed on Betin Kenya Dog Races

After writing the article on Dog-Race betting obsession in Nairobi, I was contacted by Samuel (not real name) from GREY2K USA – an American institution whose goal is the prohibition of dog racing worldwide. He wanted to know more on certain aspect of dog-race betting in Nairobi including; how many gambling centers there are in Nairobi? Are they all ...

Don’t Get Scammed on Betin Kenya Dog Races

After writing the article on Dog-Race betting obsession in Nairobi, I was contacted by Samuel (not real name) from GREY2K USA – an American institution whose goal is the prohibition of dog racing worldwide. He wanted to know more on certain aspect of dog-race betting in Nairobi including; how many gambling centers there are in Nairobi? Are they all ...

Dog-Race Betting Obsession in Nairobi

On Mfangano Street in Nairobi’s Central Business District, stands a nondescript building next to the Ismail Rahimtullah Walji Trust library which hosts a betting depot for Betin Kenya company. Yesternight, throngs of men filled the 50 square foot room clustered around betting stations, eyes fixed on TV screens. On the floor, used tickets litter the room. The overwhelming ...

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