26-Year Strathmore Student Wins LG Tiktok Dance Contest

A freelance dance choreographer who also doubles up as an MC and hype man has been named the winner in the just-concluded “Paca Dance Challenge” – a collaboration between LG Electronics and Ubisoft’s Just Dance via TikTok in Kenya. 26-year old James Kimani, a student of Business Information and Technology at Strathmore University, was voted winner by fans for his enthralling dance style and creative and fun-filled videos. Kimani, who is also an LG 100 Club Influencer, takes home the grand prize of an LG NanoCell TV 55 INCH NANO 79…

Galito’s Opens New outlet at OLA Lang’ata branch

It was pomp and colour as the OLA Energy team officially welcomed the newest Galitos fast-food outlet now located at the service station’s branch in Lang’ata. Speaking at the launch, Retail Offer Manager Margaret Mualuko said the Galitos branch opening was the newest addition to the several facilities that bring convenience to over 300 customers who visit the station daily to access one-stop shop services. These include Marhaba, Auto Care Center and Chemists. Galito’s Area Managers Simon Odipo & Eugene Mokaya join OLA Energy Offer Manager Margaret Mualuko & OLA…

IGAD Forum to Support Regional Infrastructure Masterplan Implementation

The African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga today opened a 3-day Development Partners Roundtable on IGAD Regional Infrastructure with a rallying call on governments in the Horn of Africa Region to reverse the slow pace of action on infrastructure – the most important enabler of trade among African nations. Themed Interconnecting Member States for Regional Integration and Trade Competitiveness, the roundtable aims to secure support for regional Infrastructure to promote economic development and integration as it offers unrivalled opportunity for the development partners to exchange views and network…

SASRA Signs MoU with DCI to Combat Fraud in SACCOs

The Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to formalize the establishment of the Sacco Societies Fraud Investigation Unit (SSFIU). The signing of the MOU signifies an important milestone towards the realisation of the Authority’s reform agenda of entrenching corporate governance practices among SACCOs as well as the fulfilment of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive issued in July 2019 to establish the Unit. Speaking during the MOU signing ceremony, SASRA Chairman John Munuve said: ‘’ We view this MOU as an…

StarTimes expands branch network to more Counties

Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has rolled out major expansion plans aimed at driving service delivery closer to subscribers across major counties. The move will see increased investment in the set up and operation of business halls across five more counties including Kajiado, Kitui, Taita Taveta, Tana River and Bungoma. The company has also grown its footprint within the capital Nairobi with the opening of a new business hall located at Solar House along Aga Khan Walk which will ease pressure on the other outlets within the central business district.…

KBL unveils festive campaign with a toast to reconnecting Kenyans

Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) has launched a festive campaign called Turn on the Spirit of the Season, which highlights the importance of re-creating memorable moments over the festive season. The campaign is centered on Kenyans’ desire to return to reconnect with their friends and families over the Christmas season, following the easing of nationwide pandemic-related restrictions that have impacted the way people celebrate across the hospitality industry. KBL’s Acting Marketing & Innovations Director, AnneJoy Michira said:  “We are proud to have been at the forefront of bringing Kenyans together for…

IGAD to build support for Implementation of Regional Infrastructure

  The African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga today opened a 3-day Development Partners Roundtable on IGAD Regional Infrastructure with a rallying call on governments in the Horn of Africa Region to reverse the slow pace of action on infrastructure – the most important enabler of trade among African nations. Themed Interconnecting Member States for Regional Integration and Trade Competitiveness, the roundtable aims to secure support for regional Infrastructure to promote economic development and integration as it offers unrivalled opportunity for the development partners to exchange views and…

Inaugural country-level research unpacks the opportunity for climate philanthropy in Africa

… Business leaders, the development finance community and governments in Africa require deep insight into the challenges and opportunities where philanthropic investment can support countries that are most vulnerable to the impacts of the climate crisis. The entry points for six countries were revealed today, in new reports providing political economy analysis of six countries – Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana and Senegal – published by Africa Practice and ClimateWorks Foundation. The inaugural research, entitled Introductory Political Economy Analysis of the Climate Philanthropy Space, assesses the political, institutional and sector-driven…