GOVERNMENT URGED TO ALLOCATE 15% FUNDS TO ENABLE KENYANS ACCESS CLEAN COOKING

The Government has been urged to set aside 15% of affirmative funds to catalyze the growth of the clean cooking sector in Kenya. This will result in flexible loan requirements for clean cooking innovations and provide funds for targeted gender-focused capacity building and tools to support women entrepreneurs in the sector. The Clean Cooking Association of Kenya (CCAK) expects to have 10 million households using clean cooking solutions by 2022 and economically impact at least 7 million women in Kenya. Kenya has an estimated 21,000 deaths annually attributable to household…

realme C3 Game Monster Lands in Kenya as more Models Set to Launch on 25th August

Kenya’s smartphone sphere continues to shift with the entry of new players bringing on board great experiences in terms of gadgets that are taking the markets by storm. The world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand around the globe, realme, announced its official entry into the Kenyan market as part of the brand’s global growth and expansion strategy. According to Counterpoint’s second quarter global smartphone shipment report, realme, has become the world’s fastest-growing mobile phone brand for four consecutive quarters, and with a year-on-year growth rate of 11%, it has become the only global smartphone brand which achieved…

KBA, FSD Kenya, GIT partner to promote access to people with disabilities

By Mourice Seretta The Kenya Bankers Association has partnered with the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSD Kenya), non-profit inABLE and Georgia Institute of Technology in a programme to promote access to financial services for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). The initiative, whose pilot phase kicked off this month, aims to identify major accessibility challenges PWDs face while using banking service channels. The programme seeks to assess PWDs’ access challenges using the sample of seven banks. The project will be jointly funded by the banking industry and FSD Kenya. Under the partnership,…