StarTimes Secures Top Rank Boxing, Motor racing Broadcast Rights

Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has acquired exclusive broadcast rights for the 2020 Bob Arum’s Top Rank boxing events. This will see the broadcaster air live boxing events including various world title bouts on the roster. Top Rank Inc. stands as one of the world’s premiere boxing promoters where for nearly half a century; it has produced some of the most exciting bouts. Top Rank’s current stable of champions include Vasiliy Lomachenko, Terence Crawford, Oscar Valdez, Gilberto Ramirez, Jose Ramirez and Tyson Fury. Additionally, the company has secured Extreme E…

Schneider Electric Foundation creates fund for underprivileged children and communities

The Schneider Electric Foundation has created a fund to support rural and disadvantaged communities in Kenya who are facing economic hardship. All funds are being distributed through the Foundation’s Kenyan partner and non-governmental organization, Food for Education. Since the onset of the Covid19 pandemic, the Schneider Electric Foundation has supported 6,000 families by providing them with basic necessities, specifically meals for underprivileged children and communities in response to the coronavirus pandemic through Food for Education. Food for Education is a Nairobi-based organization Kenya that provides lunches to public primary school…

KANU threaten to withdraw MP’S membership

  By Shadrack Nyakoe Leaders from various political groups have censured Mp for Kapseret Oscar Sudi and Jonathan Ng’eno of Emurrua Dikkir for uttering unprintable epithets on former First Lady Mama Ngina persona. Kenya Africa National National(KANU) leaders have threatened to throw out Ng’eno’s membership lest he comes out to apologize. Imenti Central Mp Gideon Mwiti has categorically warned MPs against disrespecting president Uhuru Kenyatta. He said that politicians must not let raw emotions destroy the national fabric. Politician Stanley Livondo popularly known as ‘Money Bag’ has called Jubilee party…

Nation League of Women call on leaders to stop divisive politics

  By Archeadious Ashiono A section of women under the name friends of Ruto have today condemned the leaders who are engaging in insults. Annie Thuku the chair of the Nation League of Women while addressing a press conference in Nairobi called on all leaders to focus on the four agendas which were promised by the Jubilee government. She pointed out that the the leaders who are insulting each other want to deviate minds of Kenyans from the scandal at KEMSA which is making Kenyan lives hard. “we want KEMSA…

Three women tech entrepreneurs providing sexual reproductive solutions during COVID-19

On June President Uhuru Kenyatta called for a multi-sectoral partnership approach to tame the rapidly increase in Gender Based Violence (GBV) happening in homes, mental health and instances of teenage pregnancies. While these cases are commonly attributed to financial constraints that may lead to transactional ‘sex for pads’ and ‘sex for fish’ that is rampant in women and girls from disadvantaged backgrounds, Genesis Care, Inteco Kenya ARI and MumsVillage have been at the forefront in mitigating these issues. In 2018, the Graça Machel Trust, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Kenya…

Kenyan entrepreneurs receive mentorship from global investment giants

The Endeavor Investment Network held its first workshop in Africa, an event, designed to provide investors with access to high-impact entrepreneurs and key members of the business and venture ecosystems in emerging markets in Africa. The participants included local entrepreneurs from Kenya, Endeavor entrepreneurs, regional investors, and international investors including global investor network members such as TPG Rise Fund, Wamda Capital, and IFC Ventures. The  Endeavor  Investor  Network’s signature “Speed-networking” session allows for  matching  amongst entrepreneurs and investors together by geography, sector and stage for 25 minute connections. The outcome of these connections is often  the…

Paxful Expands Beyond Bitcoin, Adds Tether to its Platform

Global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, announced today the addition of Tether (USDT) to its platform. The inclusion of USDT, the world’s largest stablecoin by market value, will assist users in combating a volatile market, protecting their assets, and expanding their portfolio. The industry has seen a surging demand for a stable digital currency amidst fears of an economic recession in both traditional and digital markets. In the last 12 months, Tether has established itself as a champion amongst stablecoins, with a market capitalization of over $13 billion. “We consider this a big…

LG Electronics unveils its Commercial Laundry Reference Store in Buruburu

LG Electronics has today launched its first commercial laundry Reference store in Buruburu introducing the company’s range of commercial washers and dryers in Kenya. The Reference store is designed to provide customers business ideas and insights into LG’s Commercial Laundry System, a total laundry solution that comes with complete set-up of LG washer and dryer equipment and end-to-end business support. Speaking at the launch event, LG’s East Africa Managing Director Mr. Sa Nyoung Kim said, “The laundromat business remains a venture with potential in the Kenyan market. With this Laundromat…

Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) to Host Virtual Food Festival

The Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) is set to host a virtual food festival through the IREN Growthpad platform. The two-day digital event, which will run from 24th to 25th September aims at re-imagining tourism and food experiences in Kenya as part of the organization’s initiative to reactivate economies through food networks. Last year, IREN published an indigenous recipe book titled “Chakula Chetu: Indigenous Recipes from the Lake Region of Kenya”. This was to be followed by a vibrant food festival, however, this was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. IREN…

Emirates returns US$ 1.4 billion to customers in refunds

Nairobi, 07 September 2020 – Emirates reveals that is has returned over US$ 1.4 billion in COVID-19 related travel refunds to date, making strong and steady progress on its commitment to customers to complete pending refunds. More than 1.4 million refunds requests have been completed since March, representing 90% of the airline’s backlog. This includes all requests received from customers around the world up until the end of June, save for a few cases which require further manual review. Since the pandemic hit, Emirates has invested additional resources to ramp…