Two Kenyan banks lose $0.86 million to hackers in a month

Kenyan banks are believed to have lost at least $860,000 to hackers in the past one month, which has seen two lenders temporarily terminate their mobile and online banking services. The East African has learnt that one of the banks was last hit month hit as hackers, who attempted to move $1 million from its systems. The bank managed to recover $630,000. It was targeted again last week with a $120,000 hit, of which it has recovered only half. “These monies were moved out via the mobile money and the…

Obama return failed Kogello residents

The locals who had started granulating around Sauti Kuu Foundation Sports and Resource Center as early as 6am were taken back when security agents stationed at the facility denied them access. The event was an invite only and the strict security detail that comprised of the elite general service unit, regular police and the administration police as well as the diplomatic police could allow little room for breach of security. At 10am, Obama arrived with his lean entourage heading straight for a meeting at the home of his grandmother mama…

Kenya Power changes leadership

Jared Omondi Otieno has been appointed the new acting Kenya Power Chief Executive Officer taking over from Ken Tarus who stays suspended pending the determination of the ongoing court case against top managers of the utility company. Othieno’s appointment is among 12 others announced on Monday by Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter. Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter announced a new team that will replace suspended Kenya Power top managers on an interim basis. Also appointed in acting capacities are: Thagichu Kiiru –General Manager Business Strategy Imelda Bore – General Manager…

HUAWEI Y5 Prime automatically detects points of a human face

HUAWEI has introduced another innovative phone, “HUAWEI Y5 Prime” to its Y series family aimed at appealing to the tech savvy and socially fashionable youth as a focus on increasing its market share. The gadget has a memory of 2GB+16GB with 4G LTE network and18:9 Full View Display and excellent photo-taking features. It also features the stylish design of HUAWEI Full View Display; a compact design that perfectly integrates with the curved body to make it comfortable to hold. The Android 8.1.0 system and the 3020mAh battery ensure the powerful…

Kilimani, Westlands and Thindigua ranked as the best areas for apartment development.

Cytonn Real Estate, the development affiliate of Cytonn Investments, today released its Nairobi Metropolitan Area Residential Report – 2017/2018, ranking Kilimani, Westlands and Thindigua as the best areas for apartment development; and Karen, Runda Mumwe and Ruiru as the best areas for detached units’ development. The report analyzes the current state of the residential real estate sector in Kenya in terms of supply, demand, drivers, challenges, and performance. According to the report, the sector recorded total returns of 8.2% p.a compared to last year’s 9.4%, attributable to the protracted electioneering…

UNICEF: South Sudan Kids known nothing but war

Malnutrition rates are at critical levels. More than 1 million children are malnourished, including 300,000 severely so and at risk of death Out of 3.4 million babies born in South Sudan since it became the world’s youngest country in 2011, 2.6 million have been born in war, UNICEF said on the eve of South Sudan’s independence. Conflict and underdevelopment have plagued South Sudan for decades, leaving its children out of school, malnourished and vulnerable to disease, abuse and exploitation. The prospect of a better future following the country’s independence in…

Western Union Opens Office in Ivory Coast

Western Union has been providing fast, reliable and convenient money transfer services in Ivory Coast since 1995 Western Union a leader in global cross-border, cross-currency money movement, announced today the opening of an office in Ivory Coast, reinforcing the company’s on-going commitment to service excellence by getting even closer to customers. Western Union has been providing fast, reliable and convenient money transfer services in Ivory Coast since 1995, connecting customers to over half a million locations in more than 200 countries and territories. Western Union services are currently available in…

Continent’s leading satellite broadband service to launch across West Africa

Yahsat , the UAE-based global satellite operator, will participate in West Africa Com on the 10th and 11th July 2018, as Gold Sponsors. The event, which unites critical players in the telco value chain, will see Yahsat showcase its flagship broadband service – YahClick – to partners and customers in the region. Yahsat’s participation at the event is part of its expansion plan to launch YahClick this year in five new markets in West Africa. The service will be available in Senegal and Gambia through service partner Arc Telecom, in…

Retailing at Ksh 9,999, Huawei Y5Prime now available in the Kenya 

HUAWEI Mobile Kenya has introduced another new phone HUAWEI Y5 Prime 2018 to their Y series family. The device is available at all retail stores countrywide with an exclusive online retail at Jumia only. It features the stylish design of HUAWEI Full View Display, 5.45-inch 720×1440 display alongside 2GB of RAM and 13-megapixel rear camera. Speaking of the pre-order Derek Duh, Country Director Huawei Mobile Kenya said, “ we are introducing Y5 Prime 2018  to meet the growing demand of customers who are looking for budget friendly device that provide the…

Greenpeace Africa advocates for safe and healthy food

 In response to news that some of Kenya’s imported sugar contains dangerous elements such as copper and lead; and that fertilisers sold to farmers in Kenya are reported to be laced with harmful mercury, Greenpeace Africa has called on the government of Kenya to act now; Food for life Campaigner, Claire Nasike has said: “It is very shocking that food meant for human consumption contains these metals. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) copper and lead are harmful to human health. Exposure to small amounts of mercury has been…