White Cap Lager unveils a premium new pack

Kenya Breweries has unveiled a new pack design for its WhiteCap Lager brand. The new WhiteCap Lager pack includes a redesigned logo adapted from its original, historic form, which proudly highlights its 70-year heritage. As one of the most storied brands in the Kenya Breweries portfolio, it was felt that the time was right to elevate the livery of the WhiteCap. The new pack also represents a reinforcement of KBL’s strategy of positioning WhiteCap Lager as the leading local premium beer, as well as keeping up with the evolving needs…

Food4Education program changing lives

Established in her hometown of Ruiru, Kenya, Food4Education is an organisation that ensures school children get the right food to keep their minds sharp. Wawira speaks about her mission, “Serving people nourishment is in my point of view very sacred because it helps people. Their bodies function, their minds function, them being able to work and being able to be productive. I make sure that no student has to learn on an empty stomach.” Wawira studied nutrition at university. She explains how this taught her the importance of food for…

BAT refutes claims that ‘Battle of minds’ Completion is meant to promote Tobacco  

BAT Kenya has refuted claims made in various media channels that the Battle of Minds student competition serves to advertise and promote its tobacco products. In a Statement released today by the spokesperson for BAT Kenya said: “Battle of Minds is the BAT Group’s global internship competition designed to offer graduates who are 18 years and above, an opportunity to gain real practical work experience. Our aim is to strengthen the company’s talent pool and develop the next generation of leaders. “Established to attract, celebrate and support the best and brightest…

Grocery chains now adapting to capture new markets.

With an increasing demand for customer-centric service and changing customer behavior, Kenyan supermarkets are having to redesign and rethink their strategies in order to survive. Willy Kimani, the Chief Commercial Officer of Naivas Supermarkets, speaks about the evolving customer base, “The Kenyan customer is changing; it is right now more informed. The customer has now become more complex, he is demanding more.” Around two-thirds of Kenyans buy their groceries in traditional markets or smaller stores and kiosks. Bryan Sun, Nielsen Africa Managing Director, explains how this creates the potential for…

FUJIMORI, THE BARINGO MAN WHO SERVES KORIEMA MEAT TO NAIROBIANS

In his hometown, the dusty village of Kapluk Sub-Location in Kerio Valley in Baringo County, where he attended his primary and secondary school they fondly call him Fujimori- a nickname he inherited from former Peru President owing to his love for history and quick grasp of political events. He is, in their eyes, a hardworking son whose thirsty for success in life took him miles away to the coastal city of Mombasa two decades ago. And upon his return from a journey he started literally with nothing, had to his…

Nairobi Jubilee MCAs comes to Sonkos Aid

Jubilee MCAs in Nairobi have resolved to rally behind Govenor Mike Sonko who is battling an impeachment motion tabled last week. The MCAs,both elected and nominated held a meeting on Sunday afternoon in Nairobi, where they made a decision to unanimously oppose the motion tabled by Makongeni MCA Peter Imwatok . Imwatok wants Sonko out over corruption,incompetence and inability to put order at City Hall. But the Jubilee MCAs, according to Umoja one mca Mark Mugambi ,claim that the issues are already before court and that it should be left…

Students across the World to join hands in the fight against modern-day slavery

This year’s #MyFreedomDay will be held on Wednesday, March 11 with schools and communities around the world coming together to raise awareness of human trafficking. Now in its fourth year, thousands of students in more than 100 countries across six continents have pledged to take part in the day of action to shine a light on the 40-million people currently trapped in slavery. CNN is asking the question ‘What does freedom mean to you?’ and encouraging students to share their responses on social media using the #MyFreedomDay hashtag. On March 11, that…

Cathy Ibal promoted to CNNs Senior Vice President

  CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) has promoted Cathy Ibal to the role of Senior Vice President of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, based in Paris. This new position is an expansion of Cathy Ibal’s previous role where she was Vice President of Advertising Sales for Middle East, Africa and Southern, Central and Eastern Europe and responsible for some of CNN International’s largest commercial partnerships. As Senior Vice President, Cathy Ibal will now also lead CNN’s commercial teams responsible for France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Belgium markets working with new partners and long-standing…

100 M rural people to be lifted out of extreme poverty and hunger in new drive

International advocacy organization Global Citizen has announced a partnership with the United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as part of Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream. Both organizations are calling on world leaders to help mobilize new investments in rural and agricultural development. With an additional $10 billion, 100 million rural people could be lifted out of extreme poverty and hunger. 2020 marks five years of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and 10 years until their 2030 deadline. This year, Global Citizen will be offering a platform…

Dandora kids make history as the first Kenyan talents to feature in a Cartoon Network show

Some 9 school-going children aged between 7-14 yrs, from Dandora slums, will be the first Kenyan talents to feature in a Cartoon Network (CN) show. The Cartoon Network Pop Up Party Show will be beamed to a global audience from 29th Feb. It is also the first show for the network to be shot in Kenya. The 9 dynamic talents will be performing today’s trendiest dance moves including Bazokizo, Shaku Shaku, Vimbada, Gwara Gwara among others. The talents will produce 8 brand new stylish videos highlighting one dance style performed…