Nyayo estate tenants reject Sonko’s BBI branded trucks

Drama ensued in Nairobi’s Nyayo estate after residents raged against Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s water trucks that had come to their rescue following a two-day water shortage. Despite the outcries from the residents to the govenor,they shockingly rejected the help, demanding that the trucks go back and return only less BBI colors. ” We asked for water and not BBI vehicles so go back and bring water,” Ruth Ambetsa, a tenant at the estate. The residents further complained that their efforts to reach out to Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company…

Yamaha introduces two new motorcycles targeting the urban commuter

Motor vehicle distributor Toyota Kenya has introduced two motorcycles, the Yamaha FZ15 and Yamaha FZ25, looking to capture a growing interest from urban commuters in acquiring a motorcycle to beat the capital city’s infamous traffic snarl-ups. The 149cc FZ15 and 249cc FZ25 are suitable urban bikes, coming in with a new styling based on the ‘Urban Fighter Concept’, and new features for a comfortable and steady city ride and occasional trips outside the city. The addition of the new features, which include a body design that groups the front face,…

Greenpeace Report: Intensifying Weather Events Threaten The Most Vulnerable in Africa

 A Greenpeace scientific report released today reveals that extreme weather events such as heatwaves, floods and intense rain are increasing in intensity, frequency and severity across many parts of Africa, gravely threatening human health, food security, peace, and biodiversity. Weather across sub-Saharan Africa has become more extreme and unpredictable in the twenty-first century, a trend that climate scientists project will become more pronounced in future decades. This is the key finding confirmed by the comprehensive report published today by Greenpeace Africa and the Greenpeace Science Unit. The report ‘Weathering the…

AFRICA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF INTERNET WITH LESS THAN 40% CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET.

The month of October marked 25 years of Internet in Africa, a major milestone and an opportune time to reflect on the development and the spread of the internet in the continent and its socio-economic impact. October marked the silver jubilee of the arrival of internet in the continent as internet penetration in Africa stood at 39.3 percent as of Q1 2020, significantly lower than the global average of 58.8 percent and trailing the actual average of 62.9 percent posted by the rest of the world, by some distance, according to Internet World…

IGAD STATES TO ASSESS THE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE MASTER PLAN

 IGAD member states have today met to assess the development for the regional infrastructure master plan that is due in December, 2020. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development Regional Infrastructure Master Plan (IRIMP) began in May 2018 and seeks to establish regional infrastructure development for the region in order to enhance regional physical and economic integration, and in the long run promote trade, movement of goods and persons and poverty reduction amongst its Member States. Although the region is making strides in the development of new regional infrastructure projects such as…

BuyAfricaBuildAfrica initiative launched to promote African brands and goods

BCW Africa, Brand Leadership, Kantar and Geopoll today announced the launch of the #BuyAfricaBuildAfrica initiative. This initiative encourages local brands to adopt the #BuyAfricaBuildAfrica stamp of approval for ‘made in Africa’ brands and to wear their local identity with pride. In the ten years since the inception of the Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands survey and rankings, regarded as the most authoritative survey and analysis of brands on the continent, African brands have lagged their non-African counterparts. Since a high of a 34% share in 2011 when the first…

115 healthcare professionals get training improve and increase access to quality heart health in Kenya

Novartis, University of Nairobi Enterprises & Services (UNES) Ltd and The Heart Centre unveiled a partnership that aims to broaden access to cardiovascular diagnosis in Kenya.   Novartis handed over 30 Butterfly iQ™ ultrasound devices to UNES and The Heart Centre to equip trained doctors who have no access to essential ultrasound equipment, particularly in rural areas across the country. The handheld portable ultrasound devices connected to a mobile phone enable imaging of body organs and tissues at the convenience of a patient, moving away from the bulky and expensive…

Kenyan Students cruise to the Final of Global Huawei ICT Competition

A strong performance by Kenyan students from JKUAT, Laikipia University, Multimedia University and the University of Nairobi competing as the Kenyan team in the Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa ICT Competition has got them a place in November’s Global Final. The announcement was made yesterday at an online award ceremony attended by government officials, industry leaders and academia from across the continent following last week’s training and competition. They were amongst the top eight teams from the more than 40 African teams that competed in the fierce regional competition. This year, more…

Music lovers to enjoy these top discounts from StarTimes GO

StarTimes GO, the integrated e-shopping platform will this Friday 30th October extend great discounts on music related devices including wireless headphones, earphones and Bluetooth speakers. Dubbed Musical Friday, StarTimes GO customers will enjoy special offers on the recommended devices for music fans enabling them to indulge in their creative music world. The current best sellers including KLGO LY-100 Speaker will feature a 13.5% discount to retail at Ksh. 1,900 from Ksh.2, 200, KLGO Wireless Headphone customers will enjoy a 21% discount to retail at Ksh. 1,800 from Ksh. 2,299. Additionally, StarTimes…