Capwell Industries Donates 550 bales of Soko Maize Meal to Meru County Residents to Alleviate effects of Covid-19

The donation is part of the Ksh20 Million worth of Soko Maize Meal contribution that Capwell had pledged to the National COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to mitigate the negative effects of the virus. Ten other counties are the beneficiary of this initiative by Capwell Industries. Thika based food and beverage processing company Capwell Industries Limited, has donated 550 bales of Soko maize meal to Meru County Government emergency response team as part of the firm’s corporate efforts to help in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the country’s…

QuickMart Opens new store in Kilimani

Kenya’s fastest growing retail chain QuickMart has opened its 32 branch in Kilimani area. The new chain is now Flagship store in the Kilimani, Hurlingam and Lavington area The rapid rise has seen the retailer grow to become the 3rd largest retailer in Kenya offering variety in terms of fruit vegetable clothes liquor furniture among other items. “End of last year we merged with Tumaini to form one strong business we have a fund we are investing in the business that has enabled us to expand rapidly as a result of…

Paxful and OKEx Announce Strategic Partnership to Provide Easy Access and Liquidity to Global Communities

 Paxful, a peer-to-peer bitcoin (BTC) marketplace that aims to provide financial inclusion around the globe, announced today a strategic partnership with OKEx, a world-leading cryptocurrency exchange with high liquidity and cold storage technologies. This partnership will integrate the Paxfu Kiosk directly onto the OKEx platform, for new and existing OKEx users. The strategic integration between OKEx and Paxful provides convenient payment methods for OKEx users to buy bitcoin (BTC) with over 160 fiat currencies including GB pounds, euros, Argentinian pesos, Thai baht, Indian rupee, and more. It will also allow…

Over 100 Health Experts Approve Safety of Reusables During COVID-19 Pandemic 

Over 100 health experts from eighteen countries, several of them from Africa signed onto a statement today assuring retailers and consumers that reusables are safe during COVID-19, pushing back on claims by the plastic industry. The health experts  — joined by Greenpeace USA and UPSTREAM, both members of the Break Free From Plastic movement — emphasize that disposable products are not inherently safer than reusables and that reusable systems can be utilised safely during the pandemic by employing basic hygiene. “Single-use plastic is not inherently safer than reusables and causes…

OPPO Kenya celebrate young Dads on Fathers’ Day

Father’s Day is coming up. The truth is, many people are quick to relate to Mothers’ Day as compared to Fathers’ Day. Things are changing, and the day is becoming popular as years scroll by, especially in Kenya. To many people, the day is about appreciating a “Father’s Figure” in a family. It is a day to reflect and realize how important they are in our lives or the lives of your families. During this day, some people choose to recognize their biological fathers, husbands, big brothers, or anyone who…

Samsung Launches The Incredible Crystal UHD TV

TV has become a massive part of our lives from those must-watch series to the sports matches that have us glued to the screen. World-renowned for pioneering innovation in this popular category of technology, Samsung has now launched Crystal UHD TV. Featuring Samsung’s cutting-edge Crystal Display, the new Crystal UHD TV will bring high-resolution content to life in a whole new way, delivering a viewing experience like never before in a mainstream UHD TV. Controling all function with VoiceAssistant and enjoyingmultiple contents on one screenwith Multi View are just some of the welcome advancements on this incredible TV. “Samsung TV has been constantly paving the path for technological innovations by…

Boarding pass for cargo: what flies on the Emirates seat?

 In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, countries around the world have witnessed an increase in the demand for essential commodities such as personal protective equipment and medical devices. However, with limited air cargo capacity available due to suspension of the majority of passenger flights, air cargo carriers have had to innovate to optimise capacity on cargo flights. Since mid-April, Emirates SkyCargo has been transporting cargo on the seats and the overhead bins inside the passenger cabin of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Placing cargo inside the aircraft cabin allows Emirates SkyCargo…

How well prepared are we on the current trends in sexual reproductive health amid COVID- 19 pandemic?

Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in the African Region has declined from an estimated 857 maternal deaths per 1000 live births in the year 2000 to 525 deaths per 1000 live births in 2017, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Despite this progress, countries have united behind a new target to accelerate the decline of maternal mortality by 2030. Through Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 3, the ambitious target is “reducing the global MMR to less than 70 per 100 000 births, with no country having a maternal mortality rate of…

A Guide to Your StarTimes E-shopping Experience

The recently launched StarTimes e-shopping platform StarTimes GO allows Kenyans to access a one-stop shopping experience without the need to visit an electronics dealer or supermarket. The interactive platform supported by TV, Online and Phone call services, presents an e-shopping platform enabling Kenyans to make tailored orders. Here’s, a guide to your shopping through the hotline… First, access StarTimes Go through the company’s over the top streaming media application StarTimes ON or watch the 15 minute programs that are broadcast on the pay television platform’s Rembo, Border and Triple P channels…

I&M HOLDINGS RANKED MOST ATTRACTIVE LISTED BANK IN Q1 BANKING REPORT

Cytonn Investments has today released its Q1’2020 Banking Sector Report, which ranks I&M Holdings as the most attractive bank in Kenya, supported by a strong franchise value and intrinsic value score. The franchise score measures the broad and comprehensive business strength of a bank across 13 different metrics, while the intrinsic score measures the investment return potential.   The report, themed “Deteriorating Asset Quality amid the COVID-19 Operating Environment,” analyzed the Q1’2020 results of the listed banks. “We note that asset quality deteriorated in Q1’2020 with the gross NPL ratio increasing by 0.9%…