KQ, Safarilink launch partnership to facilitate access to 18 world famous destinations

Kenya Airways PLC (NSE: KQ) and Safarilink Aviation (F2), Kenya’s premier safari airline, have signed a one way codeshare agreement to open up Kenya to global travellers by selling Safarilink’s direct flights to the best safari and unique beach destinations within Kenya and Tanzania. This codeshare agreement means that KQ will sell 18 remote Safarilink destinations in their global sales and distribution network, enabling them to combine their travel experience between respective international destinations and 18 remote destinations within Kenya and Tanzania that Safarilink operates. READ ALSO: HOSPITALITY WINDFALL FROM OPEN SKY POLICY During…

Universal Church Premiers ‘Nothing To Lose 2’ movie

The Kenyan premier of the movie Nothing To Lose 2 was held on Saturday at the Anga Cinema in Parklands Nairobi. The colorful VIP event was graced by local gospel artists, entrepreneurs, and journalists.’ The Nothing to Lose 2’is based on the book of the trilogy of Edir Macedo; founder of The Universal Church. The movie shows the trajectory of Macedo from the day he left prison in 1992 until the inauguration of the Temple of Solomon in São, Paulo, which took place in 2014. With 60 actors, 6,000 extras and…

Slum dwellers receive boost to kick-start career in hospitality

Kenya Wines Agencies Limited (KWAL) has graduated the first class of their Inua programme that seeks to train under privileged slum dwellers in applicable skills that they can use to source for employment. The trainees underwent two week training on bar management Hospitality and mixology. Speaking during the graduation KWAL managing Director, Linah Githuka said that the training covers only those critical skills that are needed to work in the hospitality industry. “Inua is KWALs social impact programme geared towards up skilling the youth through training in essential practical and…

African Voices Changemakers explores sustainable fashion

(CNN) African Voices Changemakers, CNN International meets Ria Sejpal, a Kenyan fashion designer using waste textiles and material to create sustainable clothes and accessories. Sejpal started designing as a child when she would deconstruct and reinvent her own clothes from the wardrobe. She describes how this started, “Growing up in Kenya, we didn’t have a lot of shopping opportunities. So, I would take apart all my clothes. I just didn’t think it made sense to throw away anything. So, I guess that was the first time I engaged in up-cycling.” At…

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.…