Dandora dumpsite: The Transformation of the city’s neglected public spaces

In Nairobi’s highly concentrated, low income areas a free, open community park is an unusual sight. This lack of public space inspired Evans Otieno, the manager of Believers Garden, to make a change. He says, “You’ll find it’s very rare to find a garden that the government has just made for [people] to go and rest. So that is when we decided we are not going to wait for the government to come, because I know for sure they won’t do that, but we are going to be that change…

ESET setting standards in Cyber security awareness

ESET, a global IT security solutions firm with over 110 million users in 202 countries and territories is drawing your attention to the changing trends in the use of technology, where most Kenyans are always online. ESET’s Brand Ambassador Dr. Bright Gameli Mawudor, the Founder of the Cyber Security collective Africahackon,  while holding a media deliberations meeting  recently in Nairobi said devices such as personal mobile phones, tablets and laptops said they have inevitably found themselves connected to company networks through WIFI internet connections. He also said what many do…

Mombasa an economic hub for East Africa

Mombasa is Kenya’s global gateway and plays an important role as the logistics and economic hub for East Africa. With its strategic location, the port and its infrastructure projects are attracting a lot of international investment. One infrastructure development is the Japanese-funded port road and bridge project. The first phase opened in June 2018, and truck driver Swaleh Salim talks about the improvements it has made, “It was very hard to get into the port. You would take up to 5, 6, 10 hours but now it’s just a quarter-hour…

KOFISI, LAUNCHES NEW OFFICE IN KAREN

Kofisi, provider of flexible office work space across Africa, have opened a new office site in Karen This will serve the growing market that has been witnessed in Karen while at the same time positioning itself for new clientele to meet rising demand  “As a result of population growth, and infrastructure development, affluent suburbs like Karen are evolving and a need for flexible office work space is growing.”  said Kofisi CEO Michael Aldridge. We are currently in six countries, our vision is to open in 25 cities, representing a market size…

Africa must step up to support its innovators

By Robyn Curnow I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard business leaders from outside Africa refer to the continent’s enormous potential.  It’s a cliché, as well as a source of frustration for many Africans.  Put simply, we’ve heard it for too long. We know Africa is a continent rich in resources, we understand the possibilities of untapped markets, we can see the enormous progress made in certain cities.  But overall, it is difficult to escape the notion that opportunities are being squandered. Africa is also a continent…

OLA Energy Kenya urges Government to review taxes on lubricants

OLA Energy, Global Chief Executive Officer, Mazin Binramadan   Oil marketer OLA Energy Kenya (formerly OiLibya) is calling on the Government to lower the cost of doing lubricant business in Kenya.  OLA Energy which runs an ISO Certified Lubricant blending plant in Mombasa says that raw materials for the manufacture of lubricants – base oils and additives are charged an import duty of 10% while in other African markets the materials are duty free. The only levies charged are on the finished product when sold in local markets or exported.…

Kenya joins over 70 Countries Worldwide for the Breast Cancer Campaign

(L) Jerim Otieno UAP Old Mutual Group Managing Director Life Business with Joyce Gikunda Founder Lintons Beauty and Mario Lazzaroni Estee Lauder Country Manager Sub-Sahara Africa look at their partnership agreement for Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign     UAP Old Mutual and The Estée Lauder Companies have partnered for the month of October to raise awareness on Breast Cancer. The partnership will see the UAP Old Mutual Tower light up in Pink for the whole month of October as well as support the campaign by the Estee Lauder Companies to encourage people…

TECNO SPARK 4 is back with its unprecedented big screen 

Global premier mobile phone brand TECNO Mobile (www.TECNO-Mobile.com) lately launched new smartphones TECNO SPARK 4, with AI Bright Camera. TECNO SPARK 4 is coming back with its unprecedented big screen and with 13MP AI Triple Rear Camera for its outstanding shooting performances. Already touted as an “immersive screen smartphone”, it is no surprise that TECNO SPARK 4 takes unprecedented step of adopting 6.52″ Dot Notch Screen, giving the users the true super full view experience. With 90% perfect screen ratio and high resolution, the world explored through TECNO SPARK 4…

Tax agents charged for aiding tax evasion

Three tax agents were today charged at a Mombasa court for aiding two companies to fraudulently reduce their Value Added Tax (VAT). The two were charged alongside directors of the two companies. The tax agents from Ogot &Associates, together with directors of Gaab Transporters Limited and Samumu Construction Services were charged with several counts in two separate cases. They appeared before Mombasa Senior Resident Magistrate Christine Ogweno. In one of the cases, the accused persons, Mohamed Moalin Mohamed, a director of Gaab Transporters Limited as well as Wilson Ogot Owera,…

KRA wins case against Dubai firm seeking to stop collection of KShs 2.3 billion tax debts

The High Court in Nairobi has ruled in favour of KRA in a case filed by a Dubai based company seeking orders to stop KRA from collecting KShs 2.3 billion in tax debts from its affiliate company registered and operating in Kenya. Justice Pauline Nyamweya on 23rd September 2019 ruled in favour of KRA and struck out a Judicial Review filed on 28th July 2018 by   United Arab Emirates registered firm, Suzan General Trading JLT. Suzan General Trading JLT had sought among others an order to stop KRA from enforcing the warrants…