Olaseni Alabede joins MFS Africa’s Global Technology Partners as new CTO

Olaseni Alabede, a veteran of the payments technology sector with more than 18 years of experience, has joined Global Technology Partners (GTP), an MFS Africa company, as chief technology officer (CTO).   Acquired by MFS Africa in June 2022, the US-based GTP is the largest processor of prepaid cards in Africa, with more than 80 banks – including UBA, Ecobank, BIA, Stanbic, Coris, NSIA and Zenith Bank – using its platform.   Prior to joining the GTP executive team, Alabede was the Vice President of Product Development in MasterCard’s Installments…

OPPO Reno 8T Unveiled in Kenya, Comes With 108MP Camera and Curved Screen

OPPO, the world’s leading smart device brand, has announced plans to launch its latest mobile phone line, OPPO Reno8 T, in Kenya. The latest addition to the Reno series brings a level up in ultra-clear imaging system, stylish design, powerful performance, and an all-around smooth experience to its users. The range will include both the 5G and 4G variations to give a more flexible choice for users with a seamless top-notch experience. To showcase the phone’s combination of style and innovation through outstanding craftsmanship on lightweight and high performance, OPPO…

Kilimani MCA in Trouble With Police Over Azimio Kamkunji Rally

Kilimani MCA Moses Ogetos’ office is under siege by the police. The security personnel have been camping at the offices as from today morning. Ogeto is key in organising and facilitating the Azimio supporters to rallies. “There main intention is to arrest mheshimiwa they have searched everywhere including his residence.” One of his aides said. Meanwhile Azimio leaders in Nairobi have warned the police against harassing their leaders saying they have a right to gather and express themselves. “It is our right to picket,demonstrate and even gather and express ourselves…

NALA Partners with M-Pesa to Link Africa with EU, UK, USA

NALA, a global payments company born in Tanzania, recently launched in Europe by adding 18 new Eurozone nations to its list of send markets. After expanding from the UK to the USA earlier this year, NALA has grown rapidly via geographic expansion, product differentiation and improvement on existing infrastructure. Opening Europe allows the company to open its doors to the quarter of African migrants living on the continent. Mpesa is the largest mobile money operator in Tanzania, and as such is NALA’s most critical partner. The two companies share an…

Safaricom’s unwavering support for the development of golf among women and girls

Safaricom, through its spirit of Tuinuane, has for more than two decades used sports such as golf to nurture and support talent to transform lives. Part of this support includes KES 26.8 million sponsorship towards the third edition of the Magical Kenya Ladies Open at Vipingo Ridge, Baobab Course in Kilifi County. This is a premier event that puts Kenya and the East African region on the world map. Since 2019, Safaricom through the M-PESA brand has supported the Magical Kenya Ladies Open with sponsorship of over KES 60 million.…

600, 000 Staring at Job Losses in Bar Closure Directive-BAHLITA

Valery Omondi The Bar Hotels Liquor Traders Association of Kenya (BAHLITA) is now asking the government to go slow on planned closure of bars in Mount Kenya and other parts of the country citing huge economic impact. According to BAHLITA the shutdown will see more than 560,000 directly employed individuals losing their jobs. BAHLITA Chairman Simon Njoroge challenged the government to heighten surveillance and enforcement mechanisms across Mt Kenya and parts of the country to tame the alcoholism menace rather than the closure. “It is our considered view that the…

Airline Operators Commend the Engagement Rule Making Process by KCAA

The Kenya Association of Air Operators (KAAO) has commended the proposed enhanced industry engagement rule making process between the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and stakeholders in the industry. KAAO which has for years been calling for an inclusive engagement process between the different industry stakeholders termed the first Aviation Thought Leaders Forum, since creation of the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, as a step in the right direction and one that will improve synergies between the regulator and the operators. The association said this inclusive engagement could lead to extra benefits…

New Month! More Reasons to Invest with Comfort Homes

Lenchani Phase 6, Kitengela , is the new project on grabs.  The Grand opening will be on 18th February this year and all investors are invited to take action. With Valentine’s around the corner, surprise your loved one with a title deed. Be a land owner, have a home and free yourself from paying rent. Just invest.” Said Dr. Hezekiah Kariuki, Director  Comfort Homes. The value-added plot is selling at Kshs. 300,000 only with an installment plan of up 12 months is available with only a 10% deposit. The cash…

BAHLITA Urges the Government not to Increase Tax on Alcohol drinks

The Bar Hotels Liquor Traders Association of Kenya (BAHLITA) has urged the government not to increase taxes on alcoholic drinks as this will further the sector that is recovering from the effects of Covid-19. This comes ahead of the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)planned excise duty inflation adjustment that is expected to increase taxes on alcoholic products from October 1. Speaking to the media, BAHLITA Secretary General Boniface Gachoka noted that increasing the tax on alcoholic products will make people opt for other cheaper alternatives which in most cases are illicit…

Are ERP Systems Expensive?

By Mark Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of SYSPRO EMEA As manufacturers seek to eliminate process inefficiencies and maximise profitability, they are adopting automation and turning to digital technologies that provide them cross-departmental visibility and control of their operations. While adopting an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a great place to start. Originally designed to manage quality and inventory in large manufacturing enterprises, ERP systems have transformed to support a much wider range of organisations as it seamlessly integrates business operations. However, various misconceptions exist about ERP systems that prevent organisations…