Beko rolls out mobile commerce platform for Kenyan consumers ahead of festive season

E-commerce has; up until fairly recently, represented the latest iteration of digital-enabled shopping, revolutionising the way customers shop and interact with retail brands. However, most recently, more widespread and rapidly expanding mobile penetration has led to the rise of mobile commerce – browsing and buying goods and services online using a mobile device. Mobile commerce puts buying power in the hands of consumers, serving the increased demand for absolute convenience and ease of access. Kenya is a key example of how this trend is taking shape within African territories, with…

ABC Bank Emerge Winners in Good Corporate Governance

African Banking Corporation (ABC Bank) was been recognized for its solid corporate governance practices at the Champions of Governance (COG) Award, organised by the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK). ABC Bank was awarded in the Finance and Investment category during the Champions of Governance Awards, making it the seventh time the lender has been recognized for exhibiting good corporate governance practices since the awards were launched in 2010. “This feat is a testimony of the Bank’s commitment to apply good governance principles and practices, embracing innovation and…

KCB Partners with Kodris on Coding Lessons, Schools & Students to Access Discounted Rates

KCB Bank Kenya customers can now access Kodris Africa coding lessons at discounted rates and pay in instalments, following a partnership between the education technology firm and the Bank. The Kodris Africa subscription licenses are now retailing at a 50% discount – Ksh9,860 for a year’s worth of coding, down from the previous KShs19,720. Qualifying KCB customers can sign up their children for the online coding lessons at the cost of KShs.822 per month. The installment-based payments will be available to customers using KCB credit card or via the Kordis…

Laikipia Residents to Benefit from A New LG And Habitat for Humanity Social Impact Project.

LG Electronics in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Kenya (HFHK) has today conducted the groundbreaking ceremony of infrastructural facilities for learning and safety, water, sanitation and hygiene set to benefit over 260 residents of Segera Ward, Nanyuki in Laikipia County. Scheduled to run for the next 10 months, the partnership between the two organisations is aimed at Improving Learning and Housing conditions for Naibor Community in Laikipia County which will comprise 229 pupils of Shiloh Naibor Primary school in Segera Ward and an estimated 35 individuals from 7 families. The…

Kenyan Farmers Support the Lifting of GMO Ban In Kenya

More than 60 farmers under the the umbrella of the Society for Bitech Farmers of Kenya (SOBIFAK) have welcomed the move by the government to lift the ban on GMOs in the country.   Addressing the media on Thursday the farmers thanked President William Ruto and the Cabinet for the lifting of the ban saying it will allow them access to climate -resilient high yielding seeds.   ‘This landmark decision has herald a new dawn towards revival of Kenya’s rich agricultural fortunes, and has opened an avenue for our prosperity…

Beko rolls out mobile commerce platform for Kenyan consumers ahead of festive season

E-commerce has; up until fairly recently, represented the latest iteration of digital-enabled shopping, revolutionising the way customers shop and interact with retail brands. However, most recently, more widespread and rapidly expanding mobile penetration has led to the rise of mobile commerce – browsing and buying goods and services online using a mobile device. Mobile commerce puts buying power in the hands of consumers, serving the increased demand for absolute convenience and ease of access. Kenya is a key example of how this trend is taking shape within African territories, with…

Optiven Takes a Stake on Disability as World Observes Day

The goal of December 3rd’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities is to raise awareness of the place of persons living with disabilities. This is in all elements of political, social, economic, and cultural life and to advance their rights and well-being at all levels of society and development. In an effort to improve the social and economic well-being of thousands of Kenyans through inclusion and diversity, Optiven has made a deliberate commitment of integrating persons with disability into it’s corporate development plans first as a culture, and second as…

Optiven shines at top brands events 2022

Top score Brands on 1st December 2022 recognized and awarded various companies for their outstanding brands. Mr. George Wachiuri, the Optiven Group CEO was the Chief Guest at the event where he spoke on the topic of creative transgenerational brands for posterity. He advised the different companies to be bold and engage beyond the Kenyan borders if their companies are to grow and outlive them to benefit future generations.  Sharing insights based on the Optiven Group history, Wachiuri noted that the leaders carrying the vision of the companies they lead,…

UNDP: Agropastoralists in Africa are taking responsibility for their development

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in agropastoral communities, investments must facilitate seamless cross-border mobility, diversify skills, livelihood options and directly strengthen family and socio-cultural bonds. This is according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s AfricaBorderlands Centre (ABC) new report “Promise, Peril and Resilience: Voices of Agropastoralists in Africa’s Borderland Regions”. Speaking during the launch of the report today, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa said: “At the centre of unleashing the potential of mobility, labour diversification and…