Academia among Opera news award victors’

Credit: Barbra Onkoba Karen Technical Training Institute student Kennedy Macharia and businessman Richard Kamau have been announced as the winners of Shake and win promotion by opera news. Awarding brand new cars at Renault dealership in the Simba Corp Aspire Centre, Opera news managing director Edward Ndichu said that the one month promo was meant to relieve Kenyans the world cup hangovers. He said that with over 10 million downloads, opera news has partnered with Jumia to award more than 4000 users daily with vouchers and free airtime and internet…

Longhorn Publishers appoints new boss

Longhorn Publishers appointed Maxwell Wahome its new Acting Group managing director effective Thursday last week. The move follows the resignation of Simon Ngigi, who the firm’s board says will continue serving the book-maker for the next three months as it undergoes the leadership transition. “The board takes this opportunity to thank Ngigi for his dedicated service to the group during his tenure as the Group Managing Director and wishes him well in his future endeavours,” the company said in a statement from chairman Francis Nyammo. Mr Wahome is faced with the…

44TH US President Barrack Obama in Kenya

Former U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya Sunday, the country of his father’s birth, his first visit to this East African country since leaving office. Mr. Obama is in Kenya to help launch the sports and training center founded by his half-sister, Auma Obama, through her foundation Sauti Kuu. In Nairobi, Mr. Obama met President Uhuru Kenyatta at the official residence, according to Kenyatta’s twitter account. Mr. Obama is also expected to meet Raila Odinga, the opposition leader now working with Kenyatta’s government. Odinga and Kenyatta on March 9 pledged…

Technology trends shaping the hospitality sector

Credit: Josephine Wawira​ Technology is progressively becoming the backbone of the hospitality sector, and the impact is significantly being felt by hoteliers in their interactions with consumers. Below are some of the trends shaping the sector, as highlighted on the 2018 Jumia Travel. Internet & Mobile penetration Mobile penetration in Kenya is 90.4% of the adult population, while the internet penetration stands at 83% as of 2017, putting the country on a global map as a leader in share of mobile internet traffic.Mobile Bookings Mobile bookings are on the rise…

CYTONN MAINTAINS A POSITIVE OUTLOOK FOR THE MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT

  “FOLLOWING A REVIEW OF THE FIRST HALF OF 2018, CYTONN MAINTAINS A POSITIVE OUTLOOK FOR THE MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT IN KENYA, WITH BETTER GDP GROWTH PROSPECTS, SUPPORTED BY IMPROVED WEATHER CONDITIONS AND A CONDUCIVE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT”  Following a review of H1’2018, we maintain a positive outlook for the macro economic environment in Kenya, with better GDP prospects relative to 2017, supported by improved weather conditions and a conducive operating environment.   The Kenyan economy is projected to grow by 5.5% on average in 2018, according to GDP projections from 15…

Xpress Money partners with Co-operative Bank to ease business operations

By Amos Njau Xpress Money has partnerd with cooperative bank to increase its foot prints and strengthen its structures in the Country. Through this partnership customers will be able to send as well as receive money at 561 agent locations, which includes 150 branches of Co-operative Bank of Kenya. Xpress Money is looking at increasing its footprint in the country to ensure convenient, affordable and secure money transfer services. This partnership with Co-operative Bank of Kenya expands access to Xpress Money significantly on account of the bank’s nationwide branch network.…

Using Technological Solutions to Drive Revenue

Case Study: The Zehneria Portico Kenya is largely viewed as a leisure destination. However, as Kenya takes on the new identity of being East Africa’s economic hub, it is continually molding into a business destination. Additionally, Kenya is globally getting recognized as the African New Technologies hub, therefore bolstering the country as a leader towards the growth of business travel. So where do the Kenyan hotels fit into this new image that the Kenyan government is propelling? Moreover, how can hotel managers attract the current e-generation where virtual world supersedes…

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