Women and Girls Living with Disabilities get training on Digital Marketing  

By Mourice Seretta This Ability Trust a charitable organization held a three day digital marketing training in Nairobi aimed at equipping young women and girls with disabilities with digital marketing skills in order to begin to utilize technology as a platform for increasing access to sexual and reproductive health rights and other economic opportunities. This Ability Managing Director Lizzie Kiama said the training programme covered key aspects of internet, social media and mobile marketing and was facilitated through three main categories namely, introduction to digital marketing, social media and mobile…

Suzuki Kenya unveils new multi utility Ertiga

There is a growing demand for 7-seater cars in Kenya with majority of the all the new vehicle registrations made in 2018 being station wagons Motor vehicle distributor, Toyota Kenya, has introduced the all new multi utility passenger vehicle Suzuki Ertiga to the Kenyan market. The launch comes at a time when there is growing demand for 7-seater cars in Kenya with majority of the new vehicle registrations made in 2018 being station wagons. For the past five years, there has been a trend with the country registering a shift…

Huawei brings Huawei y9 Prime with a panoramic viewing experience

The HUAWEI Y9 Prime 2019 is set to come out later this month. The new device boasts an all-new HUAWEI Ultra Full View Display, a completely bezel-less design free of any notches, holes or a slider. The HUAWEI Y9 Prime 2019’s 6.59 inch FHD+ Ultra Full View Display, is entirely just the display, no bezels or notches, creating a whole new viewing experience. Speaking of the soon to be launched device in the market, Huawei Mobile Country President, Steven Li said, “Huawei, a brand known for meaningful innovations for its…

Greenpeace: 2019-20 Budget Fails to Cater For Kenyan’s Electricity Needs

Responding to the budget speech by Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich, Greenpeace Africa’s Senior Campaign Manager, Renee Olende has said: “The Ministry of Energy has failed Kenyans yet again. The budget has a narrow focus; catering for manufacturers will not ensure adequate accessibility and efficient supply of electricity to urban, peri-urban and rural communities. Approximately 40% of Kenya’s population has access to electricity, in contrast, only 15% of rural inhabitants benefit from electricity supply. Even in urban areas,  the quality of power is low and supply is unreliable. “Kenya’s renewable…

THREE KENYAN STARTUPS WIN FULLY FUNDED TRIP TO THE OSLO INNOVATION WEEK 

Three local startups have been selected for a fully funded trip by ICT Norway to showcase at the Oslo Innovation Week in Norway where they will have an opportunity to get funding that will transform their ideas to full businesses. The three tech enterprises, Arigiene Limited, Gjenge and Escon Leather Creations impressed a panel of judges that included ICT Norway representatives Torgeir Waterhouse and Christopher Hoff during a track event for the Nairobi Innovation Week that is currently ongoing. These startups will be funded by ICT Norway, a public sector organization that links the Norwegian…

Generation Africa: Inspiring young Africans to become Agri-Food entrepreneurs

Econet and Yara launch “Generation Africa”, a partnership initiative bringing the dynamism of youth entrepreneurship to Africa’s agri-food sector, with its $100,000 GoGettaz entrepreneurship competition Pan-African telecommunications, media and technology group, Econet (www.Econetwireless.com), and global crop nutrition leader, Yara International ASA, today launch “Generation Africa”, a partnership initiative to inspire young African entrepreneurs to join the agri-food sector for its viable business opportunities. Generation Africa will reach thousands of young people through its “GoGettaz”competition, which will award US$100,000 in prize money to two exceptional business ventures in the agri-food sector.…

 Plastic Ban Requires regional policy for its success

Responding to the news that the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has issued a warning over the return of plastic bags in the country, Greenpeace Africa’s Campaigner  Amos Wemanya has said: To curb the influx of contraband single-use plastics into Kenya, the government needs to improve its coordination and collaboration among various enforcement agencies including the NEMA, National Intelligence Service and Police units acting both within and across borders to nab the illegal suppliers of banned single-use plastic carrier bags.   “Unscrupulous businessmen and traders continue to take advantage of…

COPA COCA-COLA TOURNAMENT TO REWARD SCHOOLS WITH A REFURBISHED FOOTBALL PITCH

The Coca-Cola System in Kenya has embarked on an environmental behaviour change campaign involving COPA Coca-Cola 2019 participating secondary school students, educating them on the importance of a cleaner environment by taking care of plastics disposal. One school, in every region (former provinces) pitches are set to be revamped. The winner will be determined by the school that achieves the highest number of kilos over the tournament period which runs from May to July 2019. The programme is part of the company’s initiative to address the plastic waste pollution. Kenya,…

Government Commits to Address Forced Displacement and Migration Challenges

Forced displacement presents a major development challenge in the East and Horn of Africa Region, accounting for some of the world’s most protracted displacement cases with limited prospects for return or self-reliance. The Kenya Institute of Migration Studies (KIMS) has admitted its first students drawn across the IGAD member states region. The government’s school specializes on migration. Speaking at the opening of the Scientific Conference on Forced Displacement and Mixed Migration, Immigration PS Gordon Kihalangwa said the institution, a regularly updated National Migration Profile and a robust national migration policy that…

It pays to be emotional ‘I am a feminist’

It’s a title that’s crept up on me over the last few years, as I’ve become increasingly impassioned about gender equality and increasingly frustrated by the constant barrage of news stories suggesting that we don’t yet have it. Once upon a time admitting to this label would probably have meant I had to burn my bra in some irate public spectacle, but today’s fourth wave membership has a slightly more subtle admission fee.  Whilst I try not to use feminism as an excuse to be the loudest voice in every…