PURPLE DOT UNVEILS NEW Sh.2.5B ‘GREEN’ MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT ENERGY, WATER SAVINGS ESTIMATED AT 27 AND 41 PER CENT

Purple Dot International Ltd has unveiled its brand-new EDGE Certified, Purple Tower to industry stakeholders, including investors and tenants who are set to make material savings on utility costs in the Sh2.5 billion mixed-use commercial project in Nairobi.   The proposed development, whose off-plan sale was unveiled by the developer today, sits along Mombasa Road, hovering just above the completed Nairobi Expressway which opened this month for public use. The MUD (Mixed Use Development) is centrally located and strategically nestled near key urban addresses including the city’s CBD (Central Business District), Upperhill,…

FIFA WORLD CUP™ TROPHY TOUCHES DOWN IN MAGICAL KENYA FOR A TWO DAY TOUR

By Michelle Anzaya Kenya is receiving the trophy 4th time as it sets out on its tour of 51 countries globally. The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy arrived in Nairobi this morning to a magical welcome at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport accompanied by FIFA officials and Juliano Belletti, the football legend appointed by FIFA for the tour. The plane carrying the Trophy and the entourage touched down at JKIA at 11:00 am from Ethiopia as part of the African leg of the fifth FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour, which started…

Without nicotine alternatives, Kenya’s tobacco industry is growing  

By Joseph Magero, Chair, Campaign for Safer Alternatives   This World No Tobacco Day, Kenya appears to be further than ever from reducing cigarette sales and smoking. Its decision not to have any smoking reduction plan or policy since 2015, is proving to be good news for the smoking industry. For, without it, the government’s cocktail of ignoring nicotine replacement therapies and banning tobacco alternatives is leading to a surge in cigarette sales, according to global market researchers, in an unexpected windfall for the country’s cigarette producers. For those of…

StarTimes is enhancing content offering through its channels

Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has today announced revamped content offering across its local and Bollywood content giving viewers wider variety across its entertainment content genre at the same most affordable monthly subscription costs across its terrestrial and satellite television platforms. The broadcaster has brought onboard a Kenyan crime drama series – ‘Borderline’ that will be airing on Rembo TV every Monday to Friday from 8pm. ‘Borderline’ is set in popular ‘Eastlands’ estate where action revolves around Lebo, a reformed gangster working hard to stay clean. Unfortunately, around him, many…

Azimio Gains Support From People Living With Disability in Mount Kenya.

People Living with Disability in the Mount Kenya region have applauded the appointment of Martha Karua as Raila Odinga’s running mate. Led by their leaders, they have called out all those living with disability to join and support Azimio saying it is where they will benefit if they get into government in the forthcoming General Elections. “We us people living with Disability support Azimio because it is where we will have an opportunity. Martha is a mother and where you get a mother being helped the next person is a…

FAMILY BANK ACQUIRES 1.95 BILLION FOR ONWARD LENDING TO SMES AND THE EDUCATION SECTOR

By Michelle Anzaya Family Bank has secured a total of Ksh. 1.95 billion, USD 17 million, from BlueOrchard Finance Ltd (BlueOrchard) managed funds to extend to the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and to support the education sector. The funding will be used for onward lending to MSMEs to enable the resumption of business operations from the challenges of COVID-19, to expand access to affordable credit extended to SMEs by the Bank and to promote access to education for secondary, higher and vocation education levels through customised financial services. “Our long-term business perspective is to…

Canon to Showcase Latest Digital Technologies And Innovation At GPP 2022

Canon Central & North Africa, the leading provider of imaging technologies and services will be participating at Gulf Print & Pack (GPP) 2022 and showcasing its entire range of state-of-the-art technologies and innovative solutions, while highlighting the latest trends within the print industry. In keeping with global trends in a post-pandemic era, where customer demand has shifted towards digital technologies, Canon will be spotlighting its digital printing technology, inkjet capabilities, wide format technology and complete workflow, from pre-press to post-press technology, spanning various industries including packaging, labelling, and retail.   As a…

How Jobseekers Can Increase their Chances of Getting Hired

In 2021, the talent competition heated up as recruiters scrambled to fill open roles created by digital transformation. It was a year in which hiring managers and professionals were left wondering about the future of employment. Employment is key, not only to the job seeker but also to the economy. This is due to the fact that the labour industry largely contributes to the GDP of a country. A strong labour force equates to a strong economy. In Kenya, however, there is a great challenge of unemployment among the youth…