Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska says her country ‘cannot see the end of our suffering’

    CREDITS CNN   In an international with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska said Ukrainians are grappling with the likelihood of a “marathon” as the country enters the fifth month of war with Russia.   “It’s very difficult to hold on for five months. We cannot see the end of our suffering, so we need to accumulate our strength, we need to save our energy,” Zelenska said.   Zelenska spoke to CNN at a crucial moment in the fight. Though Kyiv racked up a series of early victories in the…

Showmax Slashes Subscription for Kenyans

Showmax has announced revamped prices of its mobile subscriptions bought and paid for via M-PESA. This will see customers enjoy lower prices on two Safaricom mobile data packages that come bundled with a 30-day Showmax Mobile subscription. The new, lower-priced deals, which take effect from 28th June 2022, are: Showmax Mobile + 1GB Safaricom data – Kshs 299, down from Ksh 389. Showmax Pro Mobile + 3GB Safaricom data – Kshs 1299. Following this move, which is exclusive to Safaricom customers, it is now easier for Kenyan streaming fans to pay…

Wahome and Chepkite Win the 2022 Lewa Safari Marathon

By Michelle Anzaya Peter Wahome and Fridah Chepkite emerged winners of the grueling 42km 2022 Lewa Safari Marathon held at the Lewa conservancy last Saturday. Wahome braced the hot weather to finish first in a time of 2: 24: 45 ahead of Philip Kigen who finished second with Paul Waweru coming in third. “Allow me to thank the organizers of this event for making it successful. I am glad that we got an opportunity to participate in the physical run. The competition was tough, but I emerged victorious given that…

Pay Television broadcaster StarTimes Media enhances local content availability across subscriber

Pay Television broadcaster StarTimes Media has enhanced local content availability across subscriber bouquets which has seen subscribers on both terrestrial and satellite platform access a variety of Kenyan productions including unscripted reality shows, crime dramas, series among other genres. The broadcaster’s latest addition FIHI done by Zamaradi productions is airing on Rembo TV across Nyota, Basic and Classic bouquets on terrestrial platform and also on Nova, Smart and Super bouquets on satellite platform which has facilitated subscribers enrolled to the StarTimes pay television platform to have an array of original…

Optiven tours USA to hand over title deeds to their clients

Real estate Company, Optiven has embarked on an international tour in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the USA to hand over title deeds to their clients who have invested with them in various projects. The company has several flourishing Strategic Business Units that include Optiven Real Estate, Optiven Foundation, Optiven Construction, Optiven Insurance, Optiven Homes, and Optiven Water among others. Speaking to the media, Optiven CEO and Founder George Wachiuri said that they are now focused on building a more human network that leverages the strength of their talent. Wachiuri said that the…

AKUH RETAINS PREMIER GLOBAL ACCREDITATION STATUS

By Michelle Anzaya  Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH,N) has been accredited for the fourth time by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the recognized global leader in health quality standards. The US-based JCI is an independent not-for-profit organisation that accredits and certifies health care organisations globally. On its website JCI notes: “Successful completion of a rigorous accreditation process is a signal to patients that a health care organization has undergone an exacting (rigorous) performance assessment and met a robust series of qualifications in patient safety and quality of care.” AKUH,N was first accredited by the JCI…

Firms Receive Sh390 Million to Sell Solar Units in 14 Underserved Counties

Funding Private Firms is Government Strategy in Achieving Universal Electrification by 2026 Kenyans living in off-grid areas are set to access more quality solar products after a key modern energy densification project released Sh390 million to sellers of such products. The funding, issued by the Kenya Off-grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP) to 14 firms, is meant to help the latter establish sustainable supply chains for the marketing and sale of solar home systems (SHS) in 14 Counties targeted by the project. The companies are contracted under the second component of KOSAP,…

Africa Avant-Garde explores the art of filmmaking on the continent

  Credits CNN In the latest episode of Africa Avant-Garde, CNN International explores the art of filmmaking across the continent and sees how Netflix is investing in African talent.   Nigerian filmmaker Femi Odugbemi has been directing films for over 25 years. He discusses what it means to be a storyteller, “A storyteller is a very empowered professional. How you tell the story can be in different forms. I mean, you have a choice. Your choices can be directed by the amount of resources you have. It can also be…