Cytonn awarded Most Innovative Community Developer 

Cytonn Real Estate the real estate development arm of Cytonn Investments has been recognized by the International Finance Magazine as the Most Innovative Community Developer (Mixed Use) in Kenya during the International Finance Awards. “The entire award process is strictly supervised by expert panelists comprising of key subject matter experts taking extensive care in providing true in-depth analysis and review based on performance,” said a representative from International Finance. The Most Innovative Community Developer Award is given to companies that demonstrate excellence in the residential and commercial property space in…

5 enterprises to battle for funding in assistive technology

Global Disability Innovation Hub and Amref Enterprises Limited have unveiled the five local entrepreneurs selected as finalists to the First Cohort of the Innovate Now Accelerator Program. The five start-ups were picked from a total of 30 applicants who presented their assistive technology solutions to improve the overall wellbeing of persons with disabilities. The Innovate Now Accelerator will support entrepreneurs through expert mentorship, user-centred design, user-testing through a network of Live Labs, as well as access to seed funding. Innovate Now is part of the UK aid funded AT2030 Programme and is Africa’s…

CHRIS MARTIN CONCERT MOVED TO IMPALA GROUND

  The much-anticipated Big Deal Concert that will be headlined by top reggae and dancehall artiste Chris Martin who jetted into the country yesterday accompanied by top dancehall artistes; D Major and Future Fambo have been moved to the Impala Grounds, Ngong Road. Due to the overwhelming response and the weather the much-hyped event has been moved to the new venue due to the overwhelming response it has gotten in terms of attendance that raises a security concern, as several heads of states will be in attendance. Speaking on the…

Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, and Zoe saldana star in Dubai’s, ‘A Story Takes Flight’

Dubai Tourism unveils short film of self-discovery featuring Hollywood actresses directed by award-winning director Reed Morano Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) announced an exciting new collaboration with Hollywood superstars Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Zoe Saldana. The project, centers around the short film ‘A Story Takes Flight’, which stars the actresses as themselves embarking on three journeys of exploration through Dubai, filled with inspiration, discovery, and human connections. Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) commented: “Inspired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed…

Oserian Development Company grants scholarships to top candidates within its farm

Oserian Development Company will offer full secondary school scholarships to eight top candidates from two primary schools within its farm.  The eight, six boys and two girls studied at the Oserian Primary school, a public institution and the private wing, Hilltop Primary. It was the first time in the history of the schools to produce a top candidate nationally, a fete that threw the firm’s community into a frenzy. The good performance comes in the wake of the launch, early this year, of a school feeding program to which the…

ATECA Conference seeks to review skills mismatch, employees training landscape

Themed ‘Value and Accountability in Training Management and Human Resource Development Investments,’ the gathering is looking at placing a pulse on the current learning systems and technologies while championing for increased investment in modern training models that makes business sense to African organizations and their workforce. It will target corporate, academia, Not-for-Profit, government and International Development institutions. By Agencies  Even as technology continues to redefine business operations, growing competition among organizations to hire and retain top talent and worrying skills mismatch in the workplace, institutions have not put in place…

2.6 million children targeted in 2nd of round polio vaccine

The ministry of health estimates that 2.6 million children are in danger of contracting polio. This is according to the latest mapping that was conducted in 11 counties that are said to be at the highest risk of polio cases. The 11 counties that have been mapped to undergo the second round of the immunization exercise are Turkana, Wajir, Mandera, Lamu, Tana, River, Garisa, Marsabit, Isiolo, Nairobi, Kilifi and Mombasa According to Ahmed Arule, the director Core Group Polio Project the health promotion officers from the participating 11 counties have…

KLM’s flys the latest Dreamliner 787-10 to Nairobi

By Mourice Seretta KLM Royal Dutch Airlines introduced the latest version of the Boeing 787-10 aircraft on the Amsterdam- Nairobi route. This, as the airline embarked on a global campaign to phase out Boeing 747 from its fleet by mid-2021 in favor of the more fuel efficient, environmentally friendly and state of the art latest version of the Boeing 787-10. The move made Kenya the second destination in KLM’s African region to receive the new aircraft after Tanzania in July this year. Underscoring the airline’s confidence in the future growth…

Ireland hosts education fair in Kenya

Irish Ambassador to Kenya Fionnuala Quinlan By Dennis Muruitu Irish embassy hosted an Education Fair in Kenya to highlight education opportunities and programmes that are available in Ireland across various disciplines. The event brought together students, parents, teachers, education agents, educational institutions and the Irish Embassy to showcase the benefits of studying in Ireland. Ireland has a centuries-old tradition of educational excellence, a tradition they are proud of and committed to maintaining. Today, graduates from Irish universities are welcome by employers in every industry and in every corner of the…

Net interests growth push Family Bank earnings to Ksh. 1.01 B

Family Bank CEO Rebecca Mbithi  speaking during the investor briefing    Family Bank has recorded a Sh1.01 billion profit before tax in the nine months of 2019, registering a remarkable 274% growth in earnings compared to the same period in 2018. Higher loan uptake, steady growth in customer deposits and growth in operating income are the key drivers of the bank’s profitability and the same continue on an upward trajectory. The performance, covering the period up to end of September 2019, is an improvement from the Sh269.9 million posted in…