James Finlay Donate food supplies to Kericho Women’s Prison

James Finlay (Kenya) Limited (Finlays) continues its commitment to celebrate and empower women on International Women’s Day. Finlays donated food supplies and healthcare products to the Kericho Women’s Prison. The products will help address the immediate basic needs of the women in the prison. According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics 2017 Economic Survey, there are about 10,644 convicted women prisoners in Kenya. Overcrowding remains a big challenge in most prisons, with little access to basic needs and sanitation. “Equitable access to basic needs and opportunities for women is…

Sanavita Giving biofortified foods a boost in Tanzania

Women are the backbone of African agriculture and have been unequally affected by the impacts of the COVID pandemic. And yet, despite the acknowledged inequalities, women continue to be under-represented in decision-making at community through to policy level. This year, International Women’s Day is celebrating women leadership and how women can provide role models for each other. Interventions like mentorship provided as part of agripreneur competitions remain pivotal in empowering women into leadership positions and, in turn, inspiring a new generation of women leaders in agriculture. Jolenta Joseph, a Tanzania…

Kenya Breweries launches Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla Premium Flavoured Gin

Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) has unveiled a new gin in the Kenyan market, Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla. The introduction of Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla follows a successful revamp of the gin category by KBL. Tanqueray Trademark has continuously innovated to recruit new gin and non gin consumers, through flavoured drinks. The drink taste profile is Zesty Seville Oranges, which are all balanced by the four botanicals that comes from Seville, Spain. It has 41.3% ABV – alcohol content. Speaking at the launch in Nairobi, EABL Managing Director Ms Jane Karuku…

Reprieve for Embu County as High Court Directs Resumption of Infrastructure projects

The high court in Embu has dismissed a petition seeking to stall the county infrastructure projects worth over Kshs 600 million. In a ruling last week, high court judge Lady Justice Lucy Njuguna dismissed the petition with costs ruling that the Embu County Government would have been greatly prejudiced because stalling the implementation of the county budget for the financial year 2020-2021 would mean the funds meant for development of infrastructure would have been returned to the national treasury. “This court has noted that the applicants also failed to comply…

Global Music Streaming Service Spotify Enters the Kenyan Market

Spotify, the world’s most popular global audio streaming subscription service, is available in Kenya, offering brands a new opportunity to reach millions of engaged listeners through its innovative and creative ad-supported free tier. Ad Dynamo will serve as Spotify’s local advertising sales partner. Advertisers can also sign up for the waitlist for the platform’s self-serve channel, Spotify Ad Studio, beginning today. Available for free to all in Kenya since February 23, Spotify offers the best listening experience for local and international music of over 70 million tracks across thousands of…

Rubis Energy Kenya Brands more acquired petrol stations

Rubis Energy Kenya has reiterated its commitment to the market with the transfer and rebranding of acquired Gulf Energy and KenolKobil petrol stations to the Rubis banner. This follows the unveil of 7 new rebranded petrol station at Ngong Racecourse, Karen, Matasia, Embakasi, Kimalat, Thika, and Karatina. Rubis Energy Kenya Group Managing Director – East Africa Mr. Jean-Christian Bergeron said that the rebranding of the 220 petrol stations nationwide will ensure the sustainable accessibility of Rubis products. “Globally, we have a strong petrol station networks of over 1,065 units and we hope to…

1000 farmers to benefit from new financing agreement

A thousand Ndumberi dairy farmers under the region’s co-operative society are set to access quality fodder to double their milk yield to 30,000 litres per day. Through a fodder financing agreement between Family Bank, Performeter Agribusiness and Ndumberi Dairy Farmers Co-operative Society, commercial fodder producers and cooperatives will access financing that will take away the working capital burden and increase availability and access to good quality fodder to all dairy farmers. “It is remarkable that under the sub-standard conditions the dairy farming sector has had an annual growth of 3-4% annually with the dairy value chain having reached an estimated 1.9 billion…

ACCA calls for a more inclusive approach to economic recovery

A new methodology is needed by governments says global body for professional accountants To mark International Women’s Day, ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is urging more governments to adopt the use of Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) to ensure that women and men benefit equally from the economic recovery out of Covid- 19, and to guarantee a stop to inequality. According to the UN’s global COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker, while 164 countries have GRB in some form, just 25 – such as India, New Zealand and Trinidad and Tobago – have…