Startimes bolsters local content ahead of Festive Season

By Amos Mburu Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has announced plans to upgrade its local content offering ahead of the Christmas season, this being a strategic effort to grow the company’s monthly subscriptions. Effective 8th of December, StarTimes subscribers on Basic, Classic and Unique bouquets will access a new dating show ‘Hallo Mr. Right’ that will explore singles search for their perfect partners. The show is set to run every Saturday at 9:40pm on Novela E Channel till March 2019. The company has also set out to reward subscribers during the…

StarTimes, SOS Children’s Villages partner to empower youths

By Amos Mburu Digital Television Company StarTimes Media and SOS Children’s Villages International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (‘MOU’) that will see the two organizations partner towards supporting Kenyan youth through vocational training. The MOU will see StarTimes support SOS Children’s Villages program in Kenya through broadening local learning opportunities and extending technical training and career opportunities in enabling beneficiaries to kick-start their entry into the job market. The SOS Children’s Villages partnership represents a strategic effort to facilitate the entry of youth into the job market while giving…

HUAWEI INTRODUCES Y5 LITE INTO THE KENYAN MARKET

Huawei Mobile Kenya has introduced their Huawei Y5 Lite phone. The phone is a 4G enabled budget phone that will be retailing at Kshs 9,990 in retail stores across the country, operator shops and Jumia online stores. The device which falls under the Y series family is the fourth to be launched in the market this year following the successful launch of Y9 2019, Y7 Prime and Y5 Prime. Huawei Y5 Lite offers a powerful smartphone experience, at an affordable price. A large 5.45” HD with full view display which…

Wolrd Cup tops list of Kenyans Search on Google

Google today released Year in Search 2018, an overview of the searches and questions that drove Kenyans online throughout the year. The trending searches in 2018 were mainly dominated by events and personalities. Kenyans’ enthusiasm for football was once again seen in the fact that ‘World Cup 2018’ took the top spot in the trending searches, as people went online to find out more about their favourite country teams and players. News around Sharon Otieno, the slain Rongo University student, also dominated the lists of trending searches and the most…

DARLING KENYA DONATES WIGS TO CANCER CHAMPIONS

Darling Kenya Chief Executive Officer Gaurav Kaushal takes KENCASA executive director Grace Injene (L) and Mary Wambugu a breast cancer survivor through  one of their products during the Darling donation of premium wigs to cancer survivors   Darling, East Africa’s leading hair extensions manufacturer, has donated wigs to the Kenya Cancer Association (KENCANSA) for cancer champions undergoing radiation treatment and chemotherapy. The wigs are part of the premium product range the brand recently launched under its ‘Curls and Colour’ campaign. Darling Kenya Chief Executive Officer Mr. Gaurav Kaushal said that…

MRM awards photographers Feted during ‘Eye in the Wild’ Competition

  By Barbra Onkoba Winners of the annual ‘Eye in the Wild’ photography competition themed ‘Stop the Chop’,  sponsored by Mabati Rolling Mills have been feted in a colorful ceremony held at Karura Forest. The campaign supports sustainable solutions that contribute to forest conservation with a view to protect our natural environment. It focused on four elements – wildlife, water, community, and lifestyle and provided a platform for photographers to highlight the beauty in Kenya’s landscape whilst celebrating the best talent. Speaking, Andrew John Heycott, Mabati Rolling Mills CEO said…

MOH says Triple polio vaccination increases immunity

  By Amos Mburu The ministry of health has assured parents that recent multiple polio vaccinations in 12 Counties have no effects as it meant to increase body immunity to children under 5 years. Polio is a contagious viral illness that in its most severe form causes nerve injury leading to paralysis, difficulty breathing and sometimes death and it’s mostly transmitted through contaminated water or food, or contact with an infected person. The ministry states that the quick succession of polio vaccination was meant to seal loopholes that were left…

Emirates gives Kenyans travelling to Dubai cost cut

Emirates is offering Kenyan travellers the opportunity to visit Dubai, available at a special offer for Economy and Business Class roundtrip, a free third piece of luggage of up to 23 kg and bonus Skyward miles.  Under the special offer, an Economy Class ticket from Nairobi to Dubai costs USD 309 and Business Class USD 1309. The special offer is for a limited time only and tickets must be booked between 24 October and 7 November 2018, while travel must take place between 24 October 2018 and 31 March 2019. The cost of…

In Pictures: DStv announce new programming for the festive season

DStv has today formally kicked off its festive campaign ahead of the longest school holiday season each calendar year with kids from public schools already at home. For Dstv, the festive season is perfect for family viewing and DStv has every good reason to get the family together. With the best programming created for family viewing, the holiday season is about to get exciting. Wherever your family is, there is where DStv is! Be it the regular nuclear family, your family of friends with whom you travel, watch sports, or…

Samsung opens largest retail store in Africa

Samsung Electronics East Africa has opened the largest consumer electronics and mobile products store in Africa. At 700 square feet, this is the largest Samsung store In Africa and the second store at the Two Rivers Mall.  According to Sung Yoon, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics Africa, the opening of the new store will enhance the retail experience of customers “We remain committed to delivering quality products and technological solutions to our consumers in an accessible manner. Customers have expectations and demands from our brand, and the opening of…