Stanbic Bank unveils product targeting to empower women

  Stanbic Bank has unveiled a product that to provide essential financial and non-financial services that Kenyan women need to grow. Dubbed Dare to Aspire Dare to Achieve (D.A.D.A), the package aims of reducing the financial inclusion gender gap in Kenya. A kitty of KSh20 billion has been set aside by Stanbic Bank to specifically lend to SMEs in Kenya between now and 2020. DADA is tailored to help women develop financially from a personal and business perspective.  This is in turn will help secure their families, impact communities and…

Angeliqua Rivera wins 2019 edition of Diageo World Class Kenya

Curtains came down at the Diageo World Class Bartending competition with the winner landing the chance to represent Kenya in the international competition in Glasgow, Scotland Now in its fifth year in Kenya, the World Class Bartender of the Year competition seeks to upskill bartenders and mixologists through a rigorous training regimen after which they compete for the right to represent Kenya in the international competition. The competition, which started in May, saw 42 of Kenya’s bartending elite go through an educational masterclass dubbed the ‘World Class Studios 2019′. After…

AAR Insurance names Tom Mshindi as Board Chair

Veteran journalist and manager, Mr. Tom Mshindi, has been appointed Board Chair of AAR Insurance Kenya Ltd, replacing Mr. Kiprono Kittony who has served for over 6 years and retired.  Also appointed to the Board, as a Non-Executive Director, is Ms. Beatrice Soy, former HR Director at Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen). She replaces Dr. Catherine Ngahu who has retired after serving her full term. The board thanks the two outgoing Directors for their exemplary service to the company. Mr. Mshindi is the immediate past Group Editor-in-Chief and Executive Director of…

CS Munya Commissions Ksh 1Billion New Isuzu EA Assembly Lines

The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives Hon Peter Munya, today commissioned new assembly lines at the Isuzu EA Assembly Plant constructed at a cost of Ksh 1billion. Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, Isuzu EA Managing Director, Rita Kavashe, indicated that the move was a demonstration of Isuzu EA’s manufacturing capacity to locally assemble a wide range of upcoming commercial vehicles that meet diverse customer needs in different economic sectors. “The introduction of the new assembly lines is aimed at modernizing and boosting assembly operations in readiness for…

Co-op Bank re-calibrates its ATMs for new currency

The Co-operative bank has already started re-calibration of the ATM’s machines across all the Counties to accommodate the new currencies launched during Madaraka celebration in Narok. The exercise is expected to end in mid-July where 580 ATM machines across the Country will be fully operational. The Co-op bank is the only financial institution in Kenya which has started the exercise of the automation. “We’ve 580 ATMs, re calibration expected to be concluded in a months’ time, say mid- July,” reads a statement. The small nature and new features of the…

KWFT, AAR Insurance and Bliss Healthcare launch affordable health micro-insurance product

Kenya Women Microfinance Bank (KWFT) has partnered with AAR Insurance & Bliss GVS Healthcare to launch a medical micro- insurance cover targeting low and middle income earners in Kenya. The product named KWFT Afyafit is a comprehensive and affordable medical micro-insurance at only Ksh19,800 for a family of six. The product comes with an inpatient limit of Ksh 500,000, outpatient limit of Kshs 75,000, a generous maternity limit of Ksh100,000, dental and optical limit of Ksh10,000 respectively per family. KWFT Afyafit also covers chronic, psychiatric and congenital conditions as well as…

Nairobi’s majority leader challenges new Public Service Board to solve labor menace

By Erick Ludeya The approval of five nominees for the Nairobi County Public Service Board by the county assembly will help in fast tracking labor related challenges at the county. Majority leader Abdi Guyo has asked the nominees to speed the employment of qualified personnel in understaffed departments like health. The five who were approved are former Kakamega deputy speaker Abdihakim Mohamed who will be the chairman, Aisha Wanjiku, Sharon Mirella, Consolata Muthoni and Thomas Mweu. Guyo said that the board should also work on retirement plans for employees who…

Over 3,500 pupils in Machakos to benefit from free dental screening and treatment

Over 3,500 school-going children in Machakos County are set to benefit from free dental screening and treatment, courtesy of an ongoing oral health programme spearheaded by Mars Wrigley in partnership with the Kenya Dental Association (KDA).   The two-year oral health program dubbed ‘Meno yetu, afya yetu’ targets school-going children aged between six and eight years. So far, 18,000 children have been reached, in line with the target to reach 20,000 pupils by the end of the program. Phase 1 of the program, which was officially launched by Nairobi Senator Hon. Johnson…

Business most trusted entities in Africa, Report

Government is the least trusted institution according to a recently released survey from ten African countries The report titled Annual Trust Barometer ranked businesses as the most trusted institutions in Africa. Produced by E-Plus in Partnership with Edelman, Gina Din Group and KEPSA the report in its  19th  edition sampled 10 African countries Kenya, Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Cote d’ Ivoire, Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Angola. However, trust in Media amongst the 10 African countries exceeds the global average of trust in Media. Business is the most trusted in…

Nairobi First Lady calls on leaders to support menstrual hygiene

Story by Correspondent Nairobi City County First Lady Primrose Mbuvi has called on leaders to support menstrual hygiene programs. Speaking during the World Menstrual Hygiene day at Daniel Komboni Primary School in Korogocho, Nairobi, the First Lady said ignoring menstrual hygiene is a violation of girls’ rights. “It is a violation of young girls’ rights to miss twenty percent of school days in a given year due to lack of sanitary products. Let us all take a minute and imagine how inconvenient, uncomfortable and embarrassing it is for women and…