176 VULNERABLE YOUNG WOMEN BENEFIT FROM TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING

By Michelle Anzaya Nearly 200 vulnerable young women and adolescent girls graduated into the trades of plumbing, electrical, and painting during a ceremony today, boosting the technical workforce in Nairobi and Kiambu counties. “The role that technical and vocational skills play in propelling the Kenyan people to new industrialized status by 2030 and creating opportunities for self-employment cannot be underscored. I commend Family Bank and USAID through World Vision Kenya for joining hands to empower the lives of these young women,” said Engineer Edward Karani, Director for Infrastructure Development, Technology…

High Court orders ISPs to block sports pirating websites  

The High Court of Kenya confirmed a permanent injunction compelling internet service providers (ISPs) to block sports pirate websites infringing on copyrighted material. In November 2019, Multichoice Kenya filed a suit against Safaricom PLC and Jamii Telecom Limited seeking to compel the ISPs to block live sports streaming sites on their networks. The High Court had initially on 26th November 2021 issued a temporary order to the ISPs to block the said infringing content but the same was swiftly stayed by the Court of Appeal on application by Safaricom. In…

KENYA SET TO HOST A PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A ROW

Jubilant Stewards of Africa (JSA) a Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to the improvement of living standards, social ethics, dignity and empowerment of communities will mid this year honor various companies in the Annual Top Companies Awards dubbed Pacesetters Awards (PSA). The Pacesetters Awards are an annual industry leadership recognition and appraisal award that seek to honour industry leaders for their innovation, quality products, service provision, job creation, exemplary leadership, economic growth, and societal transformation. As a result, these awards are based on the economic and social impact rather than the balance…

Ogilvy Africa Wins First-Ever Gold for East, Central and West Africa at the 2022 Cannes Festival, for Lesso Lessons

By Michelle Anzaya    Ogilvy Africa has won a Gold Lion in the Design – Special Editions & Bespoke Items category for “Lesso Lessons” at the 2022 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. This is the first-ever Gold for Kenya, and the first Gold for any country or agency in East, Central and West Africa. Lesso Lessons is a project launched in March 2022, in partnership with Roto Tanks, to combat malnutrition using traditionally patterned fabric garments often used to carry babies (called ‘lessos’) to educate young Kenyan mothers in rural areas on proper…

PwC Africa admits Brian Ngunjiri in the new partner cohort

By Michelle Anzaya  PwC Africa has announced Brian Ngunjiri, Kenya as one of the new partners in the firm. Brian is among 35 other new partners that have been admitted to the firm, effective from 1 July 2022. This is the highest number of new PwC partners ever admitted across the continent, with 51% of them female. Prior to this appointment, Brian has been an Associate Director, financial services with extensive experience in delivering financial and regularity audits and business advisory services to clients in various sectors in Kenya and…