PRIDEINN GEARS UP FOR A NEW TOURISM ERA AT IMEX FRANKFURT 2019

 Indigenous hotel group PrideInn will join top brass industry players at IMEX FRANKFURT 2019 travel expo in Germany from Tuesday to Thursday next week. The hotel chain will use this platform to showcase meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions (MICE) tourism which has grown to become a key option for the tourism and hospitality industry within the Kenyan coast and in Nairobi. “Our focus at IMEX Frankfurt this year is to create new ties with the MICE industry, and build on existing ones. Kenya’s MICE sector has taken steady steps to…

City Hall collected Sh1.7 billion from parking services by end of March

Nairobi City County Government collected Sh 1.7 billion from its parking charges in the period ending 30th march this financial year. The county had projected to collect Sh 2.6 billion by close of the 2018/19 financial year and with one and half months only remaining before the year ends, the target remains a pipe dream. The month of January 2019 recorded the highest collections, which is Sh238.3 million while August 2018 recorded the least amount, Sh 148.2 million. In the 2017/18 financial year, the county collected Sh 1.8 billion from…

The Galaxy S10+’s super charged specs is taking Gaming to the next level

By Nemuel Ondima The culmination of ten years of industry-leading smartphone innovations, the Galaxy S10 line places a laundry list of industry-first and best technologies at users’ fingertips that allow them to do more with their phone than they ever could before. The new flagship line’s ground-breaking display, camera and performance innovations raise the bar for smartphones to follow. Now, using Gameloft Barcelona’s Asphalt 9: Legends as an example, we’ll show you how the Galaxy S10+’s supercharged specs take the gaming experience to the next level. Buckle up, folks. You’re…

Kenya National Private Security Worker’s Union issues strike notice

Kenya National Private Security Worker’s Union is a duly registered trade Union under the ministry of labour and social protection with the sole mandate of representing unionizable employees in the private security sector in Kenya. We intend to issue 21 days strike notice to All employers in the private security industry in particular the non- complying ones that have persistently opted to: 1. Underpaying the private security officers. 2. Disregarded overtime payments to the private security officers. 3. Drawn disparity in terms of remuneration between day and night guards. In…

 Hemingways Collection rolls out a five-year fixed return offer for owners

Hemingways Collection has rolled out a five-year Guaranteed Fixed Return offer for owners of the Hemingways Residences in Watamu which are now fully complete and ready for sale. The offer guarantees a return of 7% per annum on the USD purchase price including service charge, for five years, which results in 8.5% rental yield per annum and an effective 33% discount rate on the sale price of the properties. The Hemingways Residences comprise of 21 one, two and four bedroom apartments located within the five star Hemingways Watamu hotel. Styled with…

Meet David Eris a hot air balloon pilot flying over Masi Mara

On this week’s episode of African Voices, CNN International meets veteran hot air balloon pilot David Eris Nguruga. Having shown off Kenya’s Masai Mara sunrise for over 12 years, Nguruga explains how he turned a childhood dream into reality. Nguruga fondly remembers when his love for flying began: “I think I had developed a liking for flying airplanes when I was a kid. I remember, we were having lunch and this fighter jet came out. I stepped out and stepped on my food just to see this plane. I was…

Government Commits to Address Forced Displacement and Migration Challenges

Forced displacement presents a major development challenge in the East and Horn of Africa Region, accounting for some of the world’s most protracted displacement cases with limited prospects for return or self-reliance. The Kenya Institute of Migration Studies (KIMS) has admitted its first students drawn across the IGAD member states region. The government’s school specializes on migration. Speaking at the opening of the Scientific Conference on Forced Displacement and Mixed Migration, Immigration PS Gordon Kihalangwa said the institution, a regularly updated National Migration Profile and a robust national migration policy that…

CS Magoha calls for reforms in higher education

The CS is calling for reforms in higher education including collapsing institutions offering the same courses citing Rwanda and SA as countries that have instituted mergers in universities with a high level of success. This suggestion came shortly after Education cabinet secretary George Magoha has rejected 30 requests for the establishment of new universities in the country citing new universities establishment will only duplicate courses offered in existing ones. Magoha queried the rate at which universities were expanding calling for the need to churn out quality students as well as establish a…

Africa is facing housing crisis, Shelter Afrique says

Majority of African countries are facing a housing crisis as a result of high population growth, increased urbanization and low supply of affordable housing, the Pan-African housing development financier, Shelter Afrique, has said. Speaking in Nairobi at the inauguration of Karibu Homes, a low-cost housing project financed by the organization, Shelter Afrique Chairman Daniel Nghidinua said the situation is compounded by lack of affordable housing finance, high cost of urban land and weak tenure security, rising construction costs, and rapid growth in slums. The company is now calling for a…

Africa governments challenged to focus on private-sector led growth

Africa will only achieve the much-needed growth and open the continent for investment if it properly taps the power of the private sector, a continental investment conference bringing together leading business leaders has been told. “Africa has to move away from state-led economic development.  Many African states seem to focus on the idea that government needs to be at the forefront of the industry,” Mmusi Maimane, leader of the Democratic Alliance, Republic of South Africa, told the ongoing 5th  African Legal Network (ALN) Africa Investment Conference in Dubai.  “The next…