opinion: Create favorable conditions for increased value add in manufacturing

By Rajul Malde Manufacturing is the second biggest driver of Kenya’s economy at 10 per cent of Gross Domestic Product after agriculture at 30 per cent. Manufacturing generates significant economic value. According to the Kenya Economic Survey 2020, the value added by the manufacturing sector to the country’s economy grew consistently over the five-year period (2015-2019) from Ksh 588 billion to Ksh 734 billion, a 24.8 per cent increase. Manufacturing value is also evident in intermediate consumption – the goods and services utilized as inputs in the manufacturing process – calculated…

Kabogo launches bid for Kiambu governor seat

Former Kiambu governor William Kabogo has announced bid for Kiambu gubernatorial seat in August 9th. Speaking to the media, Kabogo said that the people of Kiambu have been reaching out to him to vie for the seat. “I will obey your wishes despite the fact that I was interested in the presidency,” Kabogo said that people of Kiambu have been reaching out to him. Other political giants eyeing the Kiambu seat include Nyoro, former Governor Ferdinand Waititu, Senator Kimani Wamatangi, Assembly Speaker Stephen Ndicho and Thika Town MP Patrick Wainaina.…

GOtv Slashes Prices for Its Lite Package to Ksh 199

GOtv is delighting its customers in the new year with the announcement of a price reduction on the Gotv Lite package. This means that our customers can continue to enjoy great Kenyan entertainment for less. “Our priority is to put our customers at the heart of our business. As such, we have taken the decision to ensure that we continually make our entertainment more affordable and accessible to democratize access to quality entertainment available on the GOtv platforms. GOtv Lite is our most affordable packages and this move will grant…

Mizani Poll: Nairobi Comfortable With Ngatia As Governor

Majority of Nairobi residents would vote in Chamber of Commerce boss Richard Ngatia as Governor if elections were held today. This is according to a latest poll by Mizani Africa. The Opinion Survey between 5th to 12th January 2022 across 17 Constituencies in the city place Ngatia on top with   29.2 percent followed by Bishop Margaret Wanjiru who garnered a support of 24.1 percent and Westlands law maker Tim Wanyonyi comes close at 19.1 percent. With seven months to the general election, the race for Nairobi county’s governor has started…

Virtual auctions and social media are the new online galleries in Kenya

Credits CNN   In the latest episode of Marketplace Africa, CNN International meets Kenyan artists who are moving to create infrastructure to support digital art sales, as art sales across Africa move online.   Due to global sales declining 22% in 2020, the art industry has made a drastic move online. As a result, art sales online more than doubled in the same period that year, reaching a record of $12.4 billion dollars, according to the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report.   Danda Jarolimek, director of the Circle Art…

Trends that will shape the real estate sector in 2022

By Geoffrey Kiragu, founder and director of Lesedi Group COVID-19 brought historically low-interest rates that made it cheaper to borrow money than it had ever been before. Buyers across the country knew that such a chance would likely never come again and raced to lock in loans. Those record-low rates, however, have already started inching up and continue to climb. Buyers who are waiting for prices to plummet in 2022 will likely be disappointed. Yes, prices and demand are higher now and will keep going higher in months to come. Looking…

Samsung Launches Online Brand Shop

BrandCart Limited has launched an online brand shop in partnership with Samsung Electronics East Africa that will focus on the consumer electronics segment. The launch took place at the Samsung Electronics East Africa Offices in Nairobi. Present during the launch were Mr. Sam Odhiambo Samsung Electronics East Africa Head of Consumer Electronics Division, Mr. Joseph Wesonga, Product Manager BrandCart, among other Samsung and BrandCart representatives. The launch event was also broadcasted to tech enthusiasts through the electronics company social media pages. The launch of the online brand shop comes at…

LG Levels up the Laundry Experience With the Latest in Washing and Drying Solutions

— At CES 2022, LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing a smarter, more seamless way to get laundry done with its new LG WashTower and washer and dryer pair. The new laundry solutions feature LG’s enhanced Artificial Intelligence Direct Drive (AI DD™) technology, proven steam technology and an array of functions that make washing and drying clothes more convenient than ever.   With LG’s enhanced AI DD technology, the new laundry pair delivers customized performance that can sense load size, fabric type and the level of soiling of a clothing article,…

OPPO Introduces Two New Stylish devices; the OPPO A16k and the OPPO A55

OPPO has announced availability of two new smartphones in Kenya, the OPPO A16K and OPPO A55. The OPPO A16k comes with a stylish design, lightweight body, upgraded hardware, and software optimizations powered by ColorOS 11.1, to deliver an efficient, comfortable, and smooth user experience at all times. Together with AI-enhanced camera features that enable users to capture more natural and beautified portraits, OPPO A16k is the smartphone companion for those who want to Live a Worthy Life. At 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM, the A16k will retail at Ksh19,999, and customers…

GOOGLE STADIA CLOUD GAMING NOW ON LATEST LG SMART TVS

LG Electronics (LG) announces the availability of Google’s cloud gaming service Stadia on its Smart TVs running webOS 5.0 and webOS 6.0 in twenty-two countries. Native support of Stadia gameplay on LG Smart TVs helps deliver instant access to high-end games with support for exceptional graphics and frame rates on cutting-edge displays.   Available now to download on the LG Content Store in all 22 countries where Stadia is currently available, the Stadia store features over 200 popular games such as Cyberpunk 2077, Resident Evil Village, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Hitman…