PRIDEINN PARADISE NAMES NEW GENERAL MANAGER

PrideInn Group of Hotels has broken the gender barriers by hiring for the first time a female head for its prestigious PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort & Spa in Shanzu. Ann Peggy, a former, Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort operations manager has been appointed as new General Manager for PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Convention Centre & Spa. She will be tasked with creating a new vision for the beach resort and setting direction to capture a wide range of the market from luxury travelers to free independent travelers, meetings, incentives, conferencing…

Tala Celebrates Five Years of Advancing Financial Inclusion in Kenya

Tala, the leading consumer lending app in emerging markets, has disbursed loans to over 2.5 million customers globally. This was revealed during the celebrations to mark the company’s five-year anniversary. When Tala (formerly Mkopo Rahisi) launched in Kenya in 2014, it was the first in the world to offer unsecured mobile lending direct to consumers. Since then, Tala has expanded credit access across Kenya by using alternative data to instantly underwrite and disburse credit to people who have been excluded from traditional finance due to lack of credit history or…

Paul Odera Appointed as The Simbas Head Coach

Odera is currently the Head Coach for Chipu; the Under 20 National Team that recently qualified for the JWRT for the second time. With the close of the regular fifteen a side season, the Kenya Rugby Union (www.KRU.co.ke) would like to announce the appointment of a technical team to manage The Simbas for the upcoming 2019 assignments. Paul Odera comes in as Head Coach. Odera is currently the Head Coach for Chipu – the Under 20 National Team that recently qualified for the JWRT for the second time. First time was…

United Nations praises the bravery of South African peacekeepers

The United Nations Resident Coordinator in South Africa, Nardos Bekele-Thomas, yesterday lavished praise on the role the country is playing in peacekeeping missions in Africa. Speaking at this year’s commemoration of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers held in Bloemfontein, Ms. Bekele-Thomas said, “South Africa’s brave men and women put their lives at risk daily in their efforts to bring peace and security in the countries from which they operate.” With a total of more than 1,190 troops stationed in UN Peacekeeping missions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,…

USAID Launches Farmer-to-Farmer Program in Zimbabwe

The program aims to generate sustainable, broad-based economic growth in the agricultural sector The five-year USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer Program (2018-2023) launched on May 30. At a launch event held at Africa Synod House, representatives of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Zimbabwe, a Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer, and implementing organization Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) reaffirmed their shared commitment to strengthening agriculture and resilience in Zimbabwe. The USAID-funded John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program provides technical assistance by highly qualified American volunteers to farmers, farmer groups, agribusinesses,…

PRIDEINN GEARS UP FOR A NEW TOURISM ERA AT IMEX FRANKFURT 2019

 Indigenous hotel group PrideInn will join top brass industry players at IMEX FRANKFURT 2019 travel expo in Germany from Tuesday to Thursday next week. The hotel chain will use this platform to showcase meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions (MICE) tourism which has grown to become a key option for the tourism and hospitality industry within the Kenyan coast and in Nairobi. “Our focus at IMEX Frankfurt this year is to create new ties with the MICE industry, and build on existing ones. Kenya’s MICE sector has taken steady steps to…

Kariobangi Sharks FC to play Everton Football Club in Kenya

Everton Football Club will travel to Nairobi, Kenya, to take on Kariobangi Sharks Football Club in the first 2019 pre-season friendly announced by the Club. The game, organised through the SportPesa partnership, will take place on Sunday, 7 July  at the Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi. Kariobangi Sharks FC are winners of the 2019 edition of the SportPesa Cup, East Africa’s biggest football tournament, which took place in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, in January. Their 1-0 win over Bandari FC gave them regional supremacy and the opportunity to play Everton. The game against Kariobangi Sharks FC marks Everton’s second visit…

Kenya National Private Security Worker’s Union issues strike notice

Kenya National Private Security Worker’s Union is a duly registered trade Union under the ministry of labour and social protection with the sole mandate of representing unionizable employees in the private security sector in Kenya. We intend to issue 21 days strike notice to All employers in the private security industry in particular the non- complying ones that have persistently opted to: 1. Underpaying the private security officers. 2. Disregarded overtime payments to the private security officers. 3. Drawn disparity in terms of remuneration between day and night guards. In…

 Hemingways Collection rolls out a five-year fixed return offer for owners

Hemingways Collection has rolled out a five-year Guaranteed Fixed Return offer for owners of the Hemingways Residences in Watamu which are now fully complete and ready for sale. The offer guarantees a return of 7% per annum on the USD purchase price including service charge, for five years, which results in 8.5% rental yield per annum and an effective 33% discount rate on the sale price of the properties. The Hemingways Residences comprise of 21 one, two and four bedroom apartments located within the five star Hemingways Watamu hotel. Styled with…

CS Magoha calls for reforms in higher education

The CS is calling for reforms in higher education including collapsing institutions offering the same courses citing Rwanda and SA as countries that have instituted mergers in universities with a high level of success. This suggestion came shortly after Education cabinet secretary George Magoha has rejected 30 requests for the establishment of new universities in the country citing new universities establishment will only duplicate courses offered in existing ones. Magoha queried the rate at which universities were expanding calling for the need to churn out quality students as well as establish a…