World first city wide fitness challenge starts 3rd edition in Dubai

Dubai has transformed into the world’s only city gym as Dubai Fitness Challenge kicks off with 30 days of free fitness fun featuring 2 Fitness Villages, 10 Fitness Hubs, 40+ events, 5,000+ fitness classes and sessions, as well as 200+ deals and offers City aims to set the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class Dubai has transformed into the world’s first and only city gym starting 18 October to 16 November. Titled ‘Dubai Fitness Challenge’ (DFC), the all-inclusive fitness movement was launched in 2017…

Waititu Dares Nyoro to Fire and Hire County Executives

Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu has said that deputy governor James Nyoro wasn’t given executive power  by the Judiciary. In an interview with Newsline,Waititu says that Judge Onesmus Makau adjourned the hearing of the petition for 30 days waiting the decision of judge Korir. “The media was mislead by few character Nyoro was given 30 days to file any petition,”Waititu said adding that the case will be heard on 18th November.   A Court document obtained by Newsline,Judge states that ” In view of the Judicial policy cited by the applicant…

Dandora dumpsite: The Transformation of the city’s neglected public spaces

In Nairobi’s highly concentrated, low income areas a free, open community park is an unusual sight. This lack of public space inspired Evans Otieno, the manager of Believers Garden, to make a change. He says, “You’ll find it’s very rare to find a garden that the government has just made for [people] to go and rest. So that is when we decided we are not going to wait for the government to come, because I know for sure they won’t do that, but we are going to be that change…

ESET setting standards in Cyber security awareness

ESET, a global IT security solutions firm with over 110 million users in 202 countries and territories is drawing your attention to the changing trends in the use of technology, where most Kenyans are always online. ESET’s Brand Ambassador Dr. Bright Gameli Mawudor, the Founder of the Cyber Security collective Africahackon,  while holding a media deliberations meeting  recently in Nairobi said devices such as personal mobile phones, tablets and laptops said they have inevitably found themselves connected to company networks through WIFI internet connections. He also said what many do…

Mombasa an economic hub for East Africa

Mombasa is Kenya’s global gateway and plays an important role as the logistics and economic hub for East Africa. With its strategic location, the port and its infrastructure projects are attracting a lot of international investment. One infrastructure development is the Japanese-funded port road and bridge project. The first phase opened in June 2018, and truck driver Swaleh Salim talks about the improvements it has made, “It was very hard to get into the port. You would take up to 5, 6, 10 hours but now it’s just a quarter-hour…

The world is waking up to the power of dyslexia

By Robyn Curnow As a journalist, I love words. I care about what I write, think before I speak, read with delight and savour language. Part of that relationship with words comes from the fact that I respect them.  My profession, more than most, teaches the value and importance of words, and their power. But sometimes I fear words too. Each word I write or say is hard-fought and comes from deep within. I am dyslexic, which is a highly common learning disorder; an estimated 10 percent of school children…

Africa must step up to support its innovators

By Robyn Curnow I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard business leaders from outside Africa refer to the continent’s enormous potential.  It’s a cliché, as well as a source of frustration for many Africans.  Put simply, we’ve heard it for too long. We know Africa is a continent rich in resources, we understand the possibilities of untapped markets, we can see the enormous progress made in certain cities.  But overall, it is difficult to escape the notion that opportunities are being squandered. Africa is also a continent…

Ted Turner’s Environmental Legacy Ready for broadcast

Al Gore, Jane Fonda and Bill Gates to feature in hour-long special, Ted Turner: Captain Planet – In an hour-long documentary on CNN, Ted Turner  the founder of the 24-hour news network sits down for a rare and exclusive interview to discuss his longstanding conservation efforts amid the ongoing climate emergency. While Ted Turner is best known as a billionaire media mogul, an America’s Cup-winning captain and the owner of a baseball, basketball and ice hockey team, Ted Turner: Captain Planet examines how he has been at the forefront of…

New logistics App connecting shippers and transporters Launched

From Left Gordon Okitte COO tai+,  Rait Raal CEO and Chumari Wachaga Chief Technology Officer take a selfie after launching tai+ mobile App in the market. The App is expected to disrupt the digital space by creating an opportunity for the logistics industry to address perennial cargo transportation challenges such as real time information sharing, need for return cargo, demand for transport services as well as provide regular cargo. TAI+, an Estonian based mobile App that enables truckers to connect cargo shippers directly in real time has been unveiled in Kenya. The App…

Japan now the fifth biggest importer of goods into Kenya.

CNN’s Marketplace Africa explores Japanese car manufacturing in Kenya Recently on Marketplace Africa, CNN International investigated the international influence of the automotive industry in Kenya. This sector is dominated by Japanese car manufacturers who account for 80% of the market share, with Japan now the fifth biggest importer of goods into Kenya. Although Japanese automakers have been assembling vehicles in Kenya for more than three decades, no parts are currently made locally. Instead, they are imported from Japan and then assembled in Kenyan factories. Fareedh Kana, the General Manager at…