Water prices set to rise by Ksh. 7 per litre

Kenyans are set for tough times ahead following the move by the taxman to impose Excisable Goods Management System (EGMS) stamp that will increase water prices by up to Ksh. 100 per 20m litre refil The Water Bottlers Association of Kenya (WBAK) pointed out that the price of bottled water is expected to increase by an average Ksh.7 per litre as the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) moves to implement new excise taxes on the non-alcoholic beverage from Wednesday next week. WBAK chairperson Henry Kabogo said the new excise tax will…

Now You Can App-Hail Little Boda Ride in Mombasa

Little’s General Manager Alex Mwaura Little Cab, Kenya’s fastest-growing ride-hailing company has launched its Boda Boda product in the coastal city of Mombasa. Little’s clients can now enjoy a safe, convenient and affordable way of moving in and around Mombasa without the hustle of being stuck in the daily unending traffic congestion. Little Boda was first launched in Nairobi in November 2018 before expanding its operations to Kisumu in July 2019. The expansion to Mombasa is part of Little’s wider growth and expansion plans that will see the company’s innovation availed…

Michael Joseph: Safaricom on course to deliver 4G coverage across major towns

Safaricom says it is still on course to provide 4G coverage across every town in Kenya before the end of the year. Interim CEO Michael Joseph says development of the network remains a key strategic objective for the company in the current financial year. This year, the company has invested Sh18 billion towards increasing the number of 4G sites by 50 percent and expanded coverage to 63 percent. “Investment in network infrastructure is key to support the customer base and uptake of innovative products. The development of our 4G network…

KQ, Safarilink launch partnership to facilitate access to 18 world famous destinations

Kenya Airways PLC (NSE: KQ) and Safarilink Aviation (F2), Kenya’s premier safari airline, have signed a one way codeshare agreement to open up Kenya to global travellers by selling Safarilink’s direct flights to the best safari and unique beach destinations within Kenya and Tanzania. This codeshare agreement means that KQ will sell 18 remote Safarilink destinations in their global sales and distribution network, enabling them to combine their travel experience between respective international destinations and 18 remote destinations within Kenya and Tanzania that Safarilink operates. READ ALSO: HOSPITALITY WINDFALL FROM OPEN SKY POLICY During…

Slum dwellers receive boost to kick-start career in hospitality

Kenya Wines Agencies Limited (KWAL) has graduated the first class of their Inua programme that seeks to train under privileged slum dwellers in applicable skills that they can use to source for employment. The trainees underwent two week training on bar management Hospitality and mixology. Speaking during the graduation KWAL managing Director, Linah Githuka said that the training covers only those critical skills that are needed to work in the hospitality industry. “Inua is KWALs social impact programme geared towards up skilling the youth through training in essential practical and…

Is Odibets a silver lining for the Kenyan Betting industry?

Odibets is one of the most popular betting sites in Kenya. From their slogan, ’betextraordinary’, you can surely tell they are something unique. They are a notch higher than other betting sites and truly deliver what they promise.  But are they Kenya’s fastest rising betting hope? Odibets has grown tremendously with their website being ranked as the 5th most visited website in Kenya just behind Betika according to mafans.com. Although the company halted its sponsorship of Mathare United in the Kenya premier league a little while ago, the slew of…

Vihiga painter wins big on Odibets

Alex Odary, a painter from Vihiga County in Western Kenya is the latest winner on OdiBets – one of the few licenced betting companies in Kenya. Alex, a father of two won, Ksh 445,200/= twice totaling to Ksh 890,400/= after duplicated his 11 team multibet with a stake of Ksh 49/=. The elated artisan could not hide his joy upon receiving his winnings. “This is the best day of my life, I normally bet on sms or online and today I have won. Thank you so much OdiBets,” he said.…

DIB Bank in a 4.3 b expansion strategy into the Kenyan market

Kamukunji MP Yusuf Hassan Abdi cuts the ribbon to officially open the DIB Bank Kenya Eastliegh Branch. Looking on are the DIB Bank Kenya Board Director Michael Murphy and CEO Peter Makau.   Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) is investing 4.3 billion for expansion in their business in Kenya. This comes after the bank registered a 665 million loss in their first year of operation in the country. DIB Bank Kenya, which offers exclusively Shariah Banking services, launched a new branch in Eastleigh as the bank starts to implement an expansion…

Are you the lucky one? Why Odibets is giving free goodies to customers this week

In line with the customer service this week, one of the fastest growing betting firms in Kenya, Odibets.com has announced free bet offers to their customers. This declaration was made by Odibets country marketing manager Aggrey Sayi on Tuesday as the CSW takes effect in most corporate organizations. For every 5 bets worth 50 bob, each punter will automatically receive Ksh 50 from Odibets as bonus. “As we celebrate customer service week, we want to appreciate our customers by giving them consistent free bets to win BIG” said Mr. Sayi,…

 Shopkeeper becomes instant Millionaire on Odibets with Sh30

The English Premier League (EPL) spelt out doom for most punters this weekend after Man City suffered a surprise defeat at Etihad to Wolves, Manchester United lost to a struggling Newcastle side while Tottenham continued with their miserable form after being thrashed by Brighton. Despite the disappointment, that was not the case for one punter Joseph Karenju (a shopkeeper), who won Ksh 425,041.09 thrice, using a stake of Sh10 on a 13  team multibet. Karenju, who hails from Nyeri County, duplicated his 13 team multibet 3 times totalling to Sh30.…