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VIDEO: McDonalds finally arrives in Kenya

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Kenyans who love McDonald’s fast food won’t have to travel to US or Europe any more for the same.

The chain, one of the world’s largest fast food restaurants, is finally entering the Kenyan market.

Its  first francise is set to open in six months time at Total fuel station, Dennis Pritt road in Kilimani Estate, Nairobi Area.

According to a local online publication, Kenyawallstreet.com, this comes nearly three years since the fast-food chain invited investors to put in applications for a Kenya franchise.

“Getting a McDonalds francise licence is extremely rigorous…they have to run your credit history and yo must be ready with a good amount of money,’ Mutahi Mugwe, a businessman told KSN in an interview on Sunday.

“They also have to make sure that the location and the hygiene meet set standards and that is why it has taken so long for the company to come to Nairobi,” he added.

The company in March said it was on track to refranchise 4,000 restaurants by the end of 2017, a full year ahead of schedule. Once completed, this will bring the Company’s global franchised percentage to approximately 93%.

McDonald’s was founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, USA. They rechristened their business as a hamburger stand. The first time a McDonald’s franchise used the Golden Arches logo was in 1953 at the opening of Phoenix, Arizona, USA. In 1955, Ray Kroc, a businessman, joined the company as a franchise agent and proceeded to purchase the chain from the McDonald brothers. McDonald’s had it’s original headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, but has approved plans to move its global headquarters to Chicago by 2018.[3][4]

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McDonald’s remains one of the world’s largest restaurant chains, serving over 69 million customers daily in over 100 countries across approximately 36,900 outlets as of 2016. Although McDonald’s is known for its hamburgers, they also sell cheeseburgers, chicken products, french fries, breakfast items, soft drinksmilkshakeswraps, and desserts. In response to changing consumer tastes and a negative backlash because of the unhealthiness of their food, the company has added to its menu saladsfishsmoothies, and fruit. The McDonald’s Corporation revenues come from the rent, royalties, and fees paid by the franchisees, as well as sales in company-operated restaurants. According to a BBC report published in 2012, McDonald’s is the world’s second largest private employer (behind Walmart with 1.9 million employees), 1.5 million of whom work for franchises.

McDonald’s entry into Nairobi adds to the growing number of international franchise setting base in Kenya among them, Subway and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC).

 

 

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VIDEO: New Chinese ambassador to Kenya presents her credentials to Uhuru

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday at State House, Nairobi, received credentials from China’s first female ambassador to Nairobi Ms Sun Baohong.

Ms Sun was among three new ambassadors who have recently been posted  to Kenya. The diplomats also included Sri Lanka’s Commissioner-designate Weerawardena Sunil Dharmasena De Silva and New Zealand’s non-resident ambassador-designate Mark Ramsden, who will reside in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

President Kenyatta told Ms Baohong that Kenya had enjoyed a strong mutual understanding with her predecessor, Dr. Liu Xianfa, and hoped that the partnership between the two countries will continue during her term in Nairobi.

On her part, the new ambassador pledged to use her new position to enhance Sino-Kenyan Relations to further promote the existing strategic partnership and deepen ties between Nairobi and Beijing.

Ms Baohong, the 15th Chinese Ambassador to Nairobi is also her country’s permanent representative to two global institutions-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat).

China and Kenya have for many years enjoyed mutual collaboration in various areas including infrastructure development and manufacturing.

Kenya is keen to tap into Chinese investments in the manufacturing sector by harnessing Beijing’s technical prowess, capital and experience to promote industrial growth as outlined in the Vision 2030 blue-print.

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This co-operation is aimed at creating jobs locally and boost Kenya’s export potential.

President Kenyatta told the New Zealand ambassador that Kenya wishes to prosper the relationship with the Australasia nation.

He singled out Geo-Thermal energy sector and sport especially Rugby as two areas where the two nations could co-operate for mutual benefit.

The Head of State called for stronger people-to-people ties with Sri-Lanka.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary, Ambassador Monica Juma was also present at the function.

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VIDEO: Why you should never buy potatoes in a rush

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

Are you always in a hurry when you buy stuff by the roadside? Think twice.

Investigations have revealed that many vendors trick their customers into thinking that they are buying overflowing buckets of potatoes – and indeed other commodities – only for the unsuspecting buyers to end up with half of their money’s worth.

Yes, it is true! Unscrupulous traders are on the prowl are literally stealing your potatoes. This is what the cameras found out. Watch:

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VIDEO: Angry pastor warns members against ‘seducing’ other attendees with their ‘near-naked’ dresses

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

A pastor whose name we are yet to establish is warning his congregation against going to church while scantly dressed saying by so doing, they are seducing other members. “This is unacceptable,” he says, adding that even the guests at the royal wedding were all  “fully dressed.”

I saw all the stars who used to go naked were well covered, he adds.

“Today we have almost naked people singing on the pulpit, seducing the members of the church.”

The pastor is cheered wildly when he declares that neither fame nor money can save humanity.

“Whether you are a Hollywood star or whoever you are, nothing can save you except Jesus Christ.”

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