Co-operative bank to sponsor about 655 needy students

By Dennis Muritu Co-operative bank will this year sponsor about 655 needy students from across the country through its scholarship program. This is after the lender’s board of directors announced the selection of the beneficiaries of this year’s Co-operative Bank Foundation Scholarship Scheme. Of the 655 new scholarships to Form One students, 420 were identified by the bank’s Regional Delegates’ Forums and the remaining 235 scholarships, at 5 per county,awarded by County Governments in all the 47 counties, the bank’s Group Managing Director & CEO Dr. Gideon Muriuki said. “Our…

Pest free campaign Launched in Makueni to boast Mango production

(L-R)Harrigan Mukhongo Deputy Feed the Future Coordinator USAID Kenya, Esther Kimani, MD ,KEPHIS, Betty Kibaara from Rockefeller Foundation, Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Dr Oscar Magenya, Director Research & Innovation, Ministry of Agriculture during the media launch of the  ‘Komesha Fruit Fly Campaign’ at the Radisson Blu hotel. PHOTO:COURTESY. By Dennis Muritu A campaign to create a Pest Free Area will be launched in Makueni to improve production and quality of mangoes to stimulate export and increase incomes for farmers. The campaign dubbed Komesha: Zuia Fruit Fly Ufaidike will sensitize and create awareness on economic…

INVESTMENT IN E-COMMERCE SPACE PROMOTES GROWTH OF SMEs IN KENYA

Ebrima Fatty CEO Africa Sokoni and Michael Tokunbo Orimobil CEO Bolorims.com sign an agreement which will see AfricaSokoni operate as Bolosokoni in the Nigerian Market. Africa Sokoni signs a partnership with Bolorims.com from Nigeria an e-commerce platform as they celebrate their second anniversary. This partnership is an expansion strategy considering the unprecedented growth of SMEs and the urge to reach a wider customer base through online stores. A joint report by the Communications Authority of Kenya and the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics established that about 27% of Kenyans sold…

SONKO WOES PERSISTS AS ACTING COUNTY SECRETARY TAKES MANTLE

Acting county secretary leboo ole morintat during cabinet meeting Cityhall  photo/Samson wire By Samson wire Things have not been rosy at the county 047 after the county boss was barred by the courts from stepping into his office by the charges from DPP. The embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was arraigned in Court and Charged with Nineteen Counts by DPP over 357million corruption related cases. Operations at City hall has been slow which skeptics alluding to the fact there has been power vacuum created after The Charges bared Sonko from…

A faster, simpler way to buy airtime and pay electricity bills

You can now be able to buy airtime and Electricity tokens by just sending a message to a toll-free shortcode 40512, Purchasing airtime across networks, paying postpaid bills to Kenya Power and buying electricity token has been made easier by Financial Technology Services solution provider Tsenda. Tsenda is a Safaricom PLC’s Paybill-backed system, supported by Kibo Capital’s PaymentGate LLP e-Receipting system. READ ALSO: Aspira ink deal with Xiaomi Mi Home, to enable customers enjoy flexible payment plan With a mobile phone, you can now purchase airtime for any network be it…

African council of NGOS, UN voted sonko rescue team the most resilient group in eastern Africa

By John Papanoo The Sonko Rescue Team, a non-profit organisation founded by Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko, has been awarded a certificate of recognition for it exemplary role in community services, and outstanding contribution towards the realization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The organisers singled out the SRT for their role alleviating poverty, provision of water and medical emergency services to the needy, while contributing immensely in conserving the environment. Upon receiving the award, the Nairobi Governor, who also doubles up as the Founder and Patron of…

New Opera-Mdundo deal to grant access to free music downloads

Global web operator Opera has partnered with Mdundo, an African music sharing platform to offer downloadable music in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Opera hopes to expand the functionalities of Opera Mini and bring African music to its users. Its popular and fast lightweight browser used by more than 100 million people around the world. Its success builds upon its great ability to speed up browsing while also saving up to 90% of data when browsing with its unique compression feature enabled. Opera Mini…

Kenyans to enjoy Billionaire Jack Mas’ Empowerment Initiative on StarTimes

Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma has set out to share his experience with Africa as well as financially support young entrepreneurs to build their own business empires. The Billionaire is tailoring an event dubbed the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI). The ANPI is a flagship initiative of the Jack Ma Foundation, created by Jack Ma after his first trip to Africa in 2017. The aim of the prize is to support and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs who are building a more sustainable and inclusive economy for the future.…

What you need to know about the latest whiskey in the Kenyan market

Christmas comes early to Kenyan Whiskey lovers as Glenmorangie unveils its one of its kind product in the market. In an interview at Radisson Blu Arboretum, Hamish Torrie, Director of Corporate Responsibility said that Glenmorangie boasts the highest stills in Scotland, and is known for a very delicate, refined and light spirit. He said that that the decision to set foot in Kenya was inspired for its position in the East African market and its rich hospitability. “Kenya is rich when it comes to the culture of hospitability and its…

Co-op Bank named Best Bank in Kenya at EMEA Finance Awards 2019 in London

From left:The Publisher and CEO EMEA Finance Christopher Moore grants the Best Bank in Kenya 2019 Award to Co-op Bank Economist Anthony Muli and Head of Investor Relations and Strategy James Kaburu at the EMEA Awards gala held recently at the Law Society, in London.PHOTO:COURTESY. By Dennis Muritu The Co-operative Bank has been named Best Bank in Kenya 2019 at this year’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Finance Awards. The EMEA Finance Awards recognise financial institutions which, through their client focus and sound leadership, continue to increase profitability, deliver affordable credit to the…