Technology is changing the informal sector in Kenya

As the population of Kenya continues to grow, formal, salaried positions are becoming sparse By CNN On this week’s episode of Marketplace Africa, CNN International travels to Kenya to learn more about how technology has the potential to revolutionise the informal sector. Known for its low-paid, irregular work without employment contracts, government regulations or worker protections, this sector employs 12 million people in Kenya. Jacob Omolo, Senior Lecturer at Kenyatta University explains to the programme how the informal sector continues to grow in Kenya: “The contribution of the informal sector…

Samsung opens largest retail store in Africa

Samsung Electronics East Africa has opened the largest consumer electronics and mobile products store in Africa. At 700 square feet, this is the largest Samsung store In Africa and the second store at the Two Rivers Mall.  According to Sung Yoon, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics Africa, the opening of the new store will enhance the retail experience of customers “We remain committed to delivering quality products and technological solutions to our consumers in an accessible manner. Customers have expectations and demands from our brand, and the opening of…

Sonko presents candidates with exam materials, promises sponsorships

The Governor wished the candidates good luck in their exams and called upon them to take education seriously in order to secure their future. By Samson Wire Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has said his government will sponsor any Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates from Nairobi County who score at least 400 marks in the forthcoming examination for secondary education. Sonko made the promise when he presented candidates of Our Lady of Mercy Primary School with success cards and exam materials ahead of the national exams slated to commence…

Aladwa hails devolution, says Nairobi deserves more funding

The Makadara legislator has warned against any plot to put Nairobi under the management of the national government. By Erick Ludeya Makadara MP George Aladwa says that devolution has helped bring overwhelming development to Nairobi County and other cosmopolitan counties. The Makadara legislator has warned against any plot to put Nairobi under the management of the national government, noting that such a move will jeopardise the progress made in key sectors of the economy within the county. According to Aladwa, infrastructure, garbage collection and massive improvements in the education sector…