Gusii Leaders Accuse Governor Ongwae of frustrating his Deputy

By Mourice Seretta A section of Gusii leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday condemned Kisii county governor James Ongwae for allegedly harassing his deputy Joash Maangi. The leaders led by South Mugirango Member of Parliament Sylvanus Osoro accused Governor Ongwae of allegedly denying his Deputy Maangi access to his official office in the county and withdrawing his official cars. Flanked by North Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko, Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga, businessman Don Bosco Gichana, a section of Kuria leaders among others, Osoro said the act of withdrawing…

KENYA’S ECONOMIC GROWTH IS EXPECTED AT 5.6% – 5.8%-REPORT

Cytonn Asset Managers has today released their 2020 Macroeconomic Outlook, projecting 2020 GDP Growth to come in at 5.6% to 5.8%, inflation to average 5.2% for the year and the Kenya Shilling to remain stable and range-bound, between Kshs 101.0 and Kshs 104.0. Cytonn Asset Managers remains positive on the equities market performance in 2019, driven by higher growth in corporate earnings, while advising investors to remain biased to short-term fixed income instruments given the possible upward pressure on interest rates as the Kenyan Government manages debt sustainability. “For the…

A faster, simpler way to buy airtime and pay electricity bills

You can now be able to buy airtime and Electricity tokens by just sending a message to a toll-free shortcode 40512, Purchasing airtime across networks, paying postpaid bills to Kenya Power and buying electricity token has been made easier by Financial Technology Services solution provider Tsenda. Tsenda is a Safaricom PLC’s Paybill-backed system, supported by Kibo Capital’s PaymentGate LLP e-Receipting system. READ ALSO: Aspira ink deal with Xiaomi Mi Home, to enable customers enjoy flexible payment plan With a mobile phone, you can now purchase airtime for any network be it…

Sonko honored yet again in World Humanitarian Awards,2019

By J.Papanoo. Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has yet again bagged another international award owing to his efforts to make the world a better place. Sonko was given the prestigious World Peace Messenger award by the World Peace and Diplomacy Organization in Los Angeles, USA at a colorful event that also saw Kenyan Betty Adera awarded as a Humanitarian and Global icon. The honorary position means that Sonko is now entitled to the confidence and trust of members of the US based organisation, and will join the rest of African appointees…

African council of NGOS, UN voted sonko rescue team the most resilient group in eastern Africa

By John Papanoo The Sonko Rescue Team, a non-profit organisation founded by Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko, has been awarded a certificate of recognition for it exemplary role in community services, and outstanding contribution towards the realization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The organisers singled out the SRT for their role alleviating poverty, provision of water and medical emergency services to the needy, while contributing immensely in conserving the environment. Upon receiving the award, the Nairobi Governor, who also doubles up as the Founder and Patron of…

China donates TVs to Kenya for the 10,000 Villages Digital Television Project

The Chinese Government has handed over the 800 digital television project to Kenya government being part of the 10,000 Villages Digital Television Project in Africa. The project that was launched in June 2018 has been running across the 47 Counties through the installation of satellite television services in public institutions and select individual households. Twenty households in each of the 800 villages were installed with Satellite television service composed of a satellite dish, a high definition set-top box and accessories while three public institutions in each village received two solar-powered…

New Opera-Mdundo deal to grant access to free music downloads

Global web operator Opera has partnered with Mdundo, an African music sharing platform to offer downloadable music in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Opera hopes to expand the functionalities of Opera Mini and bring African music to its users. Its popular and fast lightweight browser used by more than 100 million people around the world. Its success builds upon its great ability to speed up browsing while also saving up to 90% of data when browsing with its unique compression feature enabled. Opera Mini…

Sonko tops governors in Clearing Pending Bills

By John Papanoo When Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko took over the office in 2017, he found pending Bills standing at Ksh. 64 Billion. The governor further realized most of the bills were fake, prompting him to go to court and obtained a moratorium stopping suppliers from forcing him to make payments until the bills were verified by his administration. In order to fast-track this, Governor Sonko set up the first Pending Bills Committee headed by Senior Advocates PLO Lumumba and Eric Mutua. READ ALSO: Sonko to fix shortage of health…

EkaBet lures new subscribers with free bundles

Betting company EkaBet has announced free data bundles to new subscribers after staking tickets worth ksh 50. Recently, Ekabet announced that they have revamped mobile website to enhance quick and easily navigation of the site when placing the bet. The company operations manager Miss Sharon Kibuthu said that they have released low data usage platform that would entertain football fans. “You stand a chance to win 1 gb Safaricom bundles once you stake more than two tickets of ksh 50 each, “Miss Kibuthu said. READ ALSO : EkaBet Boosted Odds Changing…

Kenyans to enjoy Billionaire Jack Mas’ Empowerment Initiative on StarTimes

Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma has set out to share his experience with Africa as well as financially support young entrepreneurs to build their own business empires. The Billionaire is tailoring an event dubbed the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI). The ANPI is a flagship initiative of the Jack Ma Foundation, created by Jack Ma after his first trip to Africa in 2017. The aim of the prize is to support and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs who are building a more sustainable and inclusive economy for the future.…