Digital pay TV provider hails China-Africa Cooperation

By Barbra Onkoba The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit that was attended by over 3,200 participants from China, Africa, and international organizations cemented the relationships. This was a demonstration that China-Africa practical cooperation is full of vitality as it set new grand goals for upgrading. StarTimes media has been in the forefront to champion the Chinese agenda in the country by playing an active role in African digital migration progress, the project of Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages and African HIV/AIDS Prevent Campaign. The FACAC summit…

Why a by-election might loom in Embakasi North

By Amos Mburu Electorates of Embakasi North Constituency might be warming for a by election after their MP James Gakuya was implicated in ksh 40million CDF scandal a week ago. The anti-corruption agency stated Gakuya is being investigated for misappropriation of funds allocated for road construction for the financial year 2014-2015. According to EACC, the MP awarded his companies tenders worth millions of shillings for the construction of non-existence road structures. “Investigations established that three companies associated with the Embakasi North Member of Parliament were James Mwangi Gakuya were awarded…

Meet the City inspectorate officer whose role is to curb noise pollution

By Samson wire. Shaban Muchelule has been credited with various crackdowns on noise pollutions within the city. After joining the council in 1990 and worked for 27 years as a mere constable, he has since been promoted to be the chief inspector Environment, Monitoring and compliance officer. After joining the county Government in 1990 he became the training instructor in 2002, served in water and debt collection departments, Shaban has remained steadfast and committed to the course of service delivery. While in charge,a number of bars owners have been arrested…

Nairobi MCAs to discuss state of the county,conduct of Speaker Elachi

Nairobi County Assembly Members will on Thursday hold a special session to discuss the state of the county as well as the conduct of speaker Beatrice Elachi. The Jubilee and Nasa MCAs held special meetings on Monday and Tuesday respectively and reached consensus to discuss the two ‘weighty matters’ according to an MCA who sought anonymity for fear of victimization. “ We have agreed to discuss key issues affecting Nairobi residents and the two most important ones is the state of affairs in the county and the conduct of the…

Construction of recreational park in Embakasi set to begin

By Erick Ludeya City Hall will construct a recreational park on the 1.5km road reserve along the famous Spine Road in Embakasi East. According to Environment Executive Larry Wambua, the road reserve had been turned into a dumping site; illegal structures had been set up over the drains emitting a bad stench. Wambua told the Sunday Express that this is part of Governor Sonko’s plan to beautify the City as well as creating employment to the youths. “We are going to convert the place into one of the best recreational…

Sony scoops up 17 honours at Red Dot Award

  Sony continues to push the boundaries of digital innovation, and has picked up 17 accolades at this year’s edition of the Red Dot Award: Product Design for its superb product design across various product categories, including wireless earphones, in-ear headphones and digital cameras, among others. The Red Dot Award is a leading international design competition for product design, communication design and design concepts. The BRAVIA® AF8 Series was among several other products that earned the highest distinction, the Red Dot: Best of the Best Award. The awards jury highlighted…

Increased investment in security, soaring Kenya’s tourism

Kenya’s tourism industry is increasingly driving exports and providing foreign exchange, earning the country tourism expenditures of about 1.2 billion US Dollars in 2017. This represented a 20% increase from approximately 989 million US Dollars in 2016, according to a hospitality report by Jumia Travel. This improving sector performance is being facilitated by various factors, among them a steady macroeconomic environment, improved budgetary allocations by the government, increased air connectivity within Africa, infrastructural developments like The Standard Gauge Railway, and enhanced security in the country. This article focuses on the…

Residents demand accountability from Sonko,want him back at City Hall

By Samson Wire Nairobi residents have petitioned the Nairobi Counst Assembly to force Governor Mike Sonko to relocate to City Hall as well as putting an end to what they term as Public Relations gimmicks from the county boss. The residents in collaboration with Bunge La Wananchi led by Henry Shitanda have urged speaker Beatrice Elachi to allow the assembly to discuss pertinent issues affecting the county. The  presented  the petition to Minority leader Peter Imwatok Makogeni (Makogeni MCA) on behalf of the Speaker who was out of office, and lamented…

Babu Owino’s comrade support for Bobi Wine Sparks storm in Uganda as ‘Museveni’ warns against threats

  The ‘comrades’ remarks issued by Embakasi East MP Babu Owino over the detention of Ugandan opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine has triggered more protests   from Ugandans , who have now taken power upon themselves  to directly tackle security officers in the East African state. On Thursday Morning, a video of Ugandan residents beating up army officers went viral, sending signs of a possible revolt against   the state over the manner in which it has mistreated the vocal lawmaker who is now the new face…