Technology is changing the informal sector in Kenya

As the population of Kenya continues to grow, formal, salaried positions are becoming sparse By CNN On this week’s episode of Marketplace Africa, CNN International travels to Kenya to learn more about how technology has the potential to revolutionise the informal sector. Known for its low-paid, irregular work without employment contracts, government regulations or worker protections, this sector employs 12 million people in Kenya. Jacob Omolo, Senior Lecturer at Kenyatta University explains to the programme how the informal sector continues to grow in Kenya: “The contribution of the informal sector…

Sonko presents candidates with exam materials, promises sponsorships

The Governor wished the candidates good luck in their exams and called upon them to take education seriously in order to secure their future. By Samson Wire Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has said his government will sponsor any Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates from Nairobi County who score at least 400 marks in the forthcoming examination for secondary education. Sonko made the promise when he presented candidates of Our Lady of Mercy Primary School with success cards and exam materials ahead of the national exams slated to commence…

Aladwa hails devolution, says Nairobi deserves more funding

The Makadara legislator has warned against any plot to put Nairobi under the management of the national government. By Erick Ludeya Makadara MP George Aladwa says that devolution has helped bring overwhelming development to Nairobi County and other cosmopolitan counties. The Makadara legislator has warned against any plot to put Nairobi under the management of the national government, noting that such a move will jeopardise the progress made in key sectors of the economy within the county. According to Aladwa, infrastructure, garbage collection and massive improvements in the education sector…

Sonko:We must protect devolution at all costs  

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko welcoming Visiting Namibian president Dr Hage Gottfriend Geingob who is on a state visit to Kenya. With him are Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma and other state officials . Photo/Samson wire. By Erick Ludeya Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has warned against any plans to delist Nairobi from the 47 counties and has instead called on politicians to support devolution. Sonko has told Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot to drop his proposal through a bill targeting to scrap Nairobi County and revert its leadership to the national…

CNN explores Kenya’s skydiving scene

By CNN This week on Inside Africa, CNN International travels to the Kenyan coast where the Skydive Diani team are one of the only fully operational skydiving centres on the continent, outside of South Africa. Diani Beach is one of the few places in the world where skydivers can jump out, over the ocean and land on a beach all year-round. Chief Supervisor, Gary Lincoln-Hope tells CNN about how the company first started: “Skydive Diani started by complete chance… A bunch of skydivers found themselves in Kenya and were missing their passion,…

Kenya Red Cross eyeing to incorporate youth in solving humanitarian crisis through programming

Switch TV Presenters Nick Mudimba,Nonny Gathoni,Daniel Peter Weke,DJ Sammy Flinch,Mwenesi Musalia and Nzula Makosi during the launch.   Kenya Red Cross has launched a new TV station targeting the youth with a view to empowering them solve humanitarian challenges in their communities. The station will offer engaging local and international content that includes an entertaining mix of; drama, comedy, reality, sports and current affairs programs. It will be available on Free to Air channels on Signet and Bamba TV. According to a study conducted by Millward Brown, a research firm…

Jubilee party intervenes to end wrangles in county assembly

Nairobi county MCAs led by the majority leader Abdi Guyo during a press conference By Adieri Mulaa Jubilee Party MCAs in Nairobi County have been summoned to a crucial meeting at the party headquarters today. Agenda for the meeting has not been disclosed or formal invitation made to the media by the ruling party. However, communication to the MCAs which was seen by the CEO read in part: “Hon. Member, you are notified that there is a scheduled meeting of all Nairobi Jubilee Party Members on Monday 8th October, 2018…

Sonko to sign NHIF deal targeting residents in informal settlements

Sonko said his administration will not relent in its efforts of attaining accessible and quality health services in county hospitals. By Erick Ludeya Poor households in Nairobi’s informal settlements will soon enroll to an easy to pay medical scheme to be unveiled by Governor Mike Sonko in partnership with the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) The new medical scheme, once unveiled will cushion vulnerable groups in the city to ensure they get quality and free medical services in county hospitals. Speaking on Friday during the ground breaking ceremony for the…

Meets FBI, a dance crew putting Kenya on a global stage

At the World Hip Hop International competition FBI won an award for best cultural act, once again putting Kenya on a global stage On this week’s episode of African Voices, CNN International meets a six-member dance crew from Kenya who represent their country on dance stages all over the world. The programme speaks to the dance crew, FBI, as they are prepare for the World Hip Hop International in Phoenix, Arizona. Ezra Njagi, one member of the dance crew, tells CNN how their name originated: “The name FBI came up through…

Hope for dyslexic learners as organization seeks to establish resource centre

Kayamba Africa’s Victor Mbuvi. He has thrown his weight behind the ‘I Can Fly’ campaign that seeks to raise funds for the construction of a resource center for dyslexic learners. By Abednego Mwikya Dyslexic children will soon have a haven to run to once a lobby group that champions for the rights of such children puts up a resource centre at Kitengela, Kajiado County. Dyslexia Organization-Kenya has already put up a school in Kitengela that specializes in the handling and teaching of children with the condition. Dyslexia is an often…