PURPLE DOT UNVEILS NEW Sh.2.5B ‘GREEN’ MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT ENERGY, WATER SAVINGS ESTIMATED AT 27 AND 41 PER CENT

Purple Dot International Ltd has unveiled its brand-new EDGE Certified, Purple Tower to industry stakeholders, including investors and tenants who are set to make material savings on utility costs in the Sh2.5 billion mixed-use commercial project in Nairobi.   The proposed development, whose off-plan sale was unveiled by the developer today, sits along Mombasa Road, hovering just above the completed Nairobi Expressway which opened this month for public use. The MUD (Mixed Use Development) is centrally located and strategically nestled near key urban addresses including the city’s CBD (Central Business District), Upperhill,…

Without nicotine alternatives, Kenya’s tobacco industry is growing  

By Joseph Magero, Chair, Campaign for Safer Alternatives   This World No Tobacco Day, Kenya appears to be further than ever from reducing cigarette sales and smoking. Its decision not to have any smoking reduction plan or policy since 2015, is proving to be good news for the smoking industry. For, without it, the government’s cocktail of ignoring nicotine replacement therapies and banning tobacco alternatives is leading to a surge in cigarette sales, according to global market researchers, in an unexpected windfall for the country’s cigarette producers. For those of…

KBL, Tusker unveils mega beer campaign to celebrate 100 years of existence

KBL and its flagship brand Tusker have launched a national consumer initiative to support bottled beer drinkers in pursuit of their dreams. KBL aims to celebrate and share the company’s success with millennial beer drinkers in realizing dreams and aspirations born from beer occasions as part of its centennial celebrations in Kenya. Dubbed, Tekeleza Teketeke – 100 dreams in 100 days, the initiative will see 100 millennial consumers win Sh100,000 daily across 100 days – and KSh41 million worth of rewards, if they activate a code under Tusker Lager, Tusker Cider, Tusker…

Dalbit commemorates 20 years anniversary by planting 1000 Trees

Dalbit Petroleum Ltd has marked its 20-year anniversary by planting 1,000 trees at the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy as part of its environmental conservation efforts aimed at preserving the world’s first Mountain Bongo sanctuary.   The tree planting exercise is being done in partnership with the local communities and employees as part of a tree planting initiative that will contribute towards the Conservancy’s target of planting 5,000 indigenous tree species in 2022. This further complements the existing work done by the local communities and will ultimately contribute to the already…

Ascent Rift valley Fund buys majority in Valley Hospital in Nakuru

Ascent Rift Valley Fund II LP, a leading East African private equity firm in the region has acquired a significant equity stake of Valley Hospital Limited (“Valley Hospital”) located in Nakuru City, Kenya. David Owino, Managing Partner of Ascent Capital Advisory Services LLP commented, “We are very excited about the fund’s investment into Valley Hospital. It is a hospital with enormous potential, and we look forward to serving the residents of Nakuru County by offering high-quality affordable healthcare as well as working with the medical community and other stakeholders. Together with…

New-style traveller centres launch in Naivasha, with first regional electric vehicle charging

Kenyan real estate company Dowgate Properties has today opened its first Safari Centre highway service station, on the A104 at Naivasha, in a new servicing model for motorists and travellers, offering facilities from electric vehicle charging stations to children’s play areas, rest rooms, restaurants, and retail stores, right beside the highway. The centre’s electric charging points are the first outside Nairobi and will make it possible for high-end electric vehicles to drive from Nairobi to Kisumu and back, by charging each way at the Naivasha Safari Centre. This is the…

Naivas Opens Its 84th Store in Kayole, Naivasha

Naivas Supermarket has officially opened the doors of its newest outlet in Kayole, Naivasha along Nairobi- Nakuru highway.   The opening of the new store covering 18,000 square feet puts Naivas national store count at 84 with three of those now in Naivasha. The other outlets within the town are Naivasha Kubwa and Naivasha Ndogo. Naivasha Ndogo is the original store that first bore the name Naivasha Self Service Stores a name that later evolved to Naivas.   Speaking on the expansion, Naivas Chief Commercial Officer, Willy Kimani, said “We…

realme: Affordable premium smartphones will help bridge widening internet coverage gap

realme is setting the pace towards making smartphones affordable in Kenya, to bridge a widening internet coverage gap, despite huge investments in high speed internet across Africa. realme Kenya PR and Marketing manager  said Kenyans should expect more affordable smartphone ranges with premium features, after a successful run since the launch of realme C25Y into the market in December 2021- and a growing demand for cloud computing, gaming , streaming and other connected services. “For close to a decade, there has been significant development geared at boosting 3G and 4G…

South Africa’s wine Industry where Challenges are Solved with Technology

Credits CNN On this week’s Inside Africa, CNN International explores South Africa’s world-renowned wine industry, which is undergoing a transformation where challenges are being met with innovative approaches and inventive solutions.     The programme meets Professor Evodia Setati, a Senior Researcher with the Stellenbosch university’s department of viticulture and oenology where much of her work involves micro-organisms. She, her colleagues and their students are trying to understand the effects of climate change on vineyards and the grapes they produce.     “The vineyards ecosystem is influenced by environmental factors…

Jubilee Party to Support Governor Ole Lenku’s Reelection

  The race for the Kajiado Gubernatorial race took a new twist after Jubilee leaders led by David Murathe and Peter Kenneth endorsed incumbent Joseph Ole Lenku. The move is a major blow to former governor David Nkedianye who is the Jubilee party flag bearer. Lenku got the rare support when ODM leader Raila Odinga attended official launch in Kajiado town.Nkedianya and his running mate Joseph Manje skipped the event. All leaders who attended the event rallied locals to reelect Ole Lenku. Murathe endorsed Lenku as the official Azimio candidate…