Over 300 entries received for Kenya’s inaugural sports film festival

More than 300 entries have been received for Kenya’s inaugural sports film festival to be held in November, officials have disclosed. The Kenya International Sports Film Festival (KISFF), which was launched recently, will run between Nov.22 and Nov.25 and will feature films from across the globe. The fete is an initiative of former national cricket team captain, Aasif Karim under his Safinaz Foundation that promotes sports in the country and aims to use the movies to unify and inspire society. Florence Nduta, the festival director who is also the national…

OKash introduces facial security protection system to edge out Scammers

By Barbra Onkoba OKash, the microlending app developed by Opay has introduced a facial recognition security system to protect the identity of any OKash borrower from potential third-party fraud. Kenyan mobile financial technology providers face multiple challenges by scammers who use personal information such as a phone or ID number to get a loan using someone else identity. On 16 May 2018, President Uhuru Kenyatta assented to the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Bill, 2018. The Act contains some new provisions relating to the blockchain, mobile money, and offenses related to…

KCB announce plans to venture into mobile banking, close branches

KCB Group has announced plans to venture more into mobile and agent banking in the coming future following a reduction in the revenue generated by branches. According to The Groups Chief Executive, Joshua Oigara the group recorded improved performance from mobile and agent banking and will be looking to expand more into personal banking. “Branches continue to contribute less and less of our business, we will invest more in mobile and ensure ATMs remain stable. We will no longer need to have branches when we have these agents since they…

Tourism in Nakuru projected to rise with completion of ksh800m luxury homes

Nakuru County is set to receive a boost in tourism facilities following the completion of KSh800 million iconic holiday homes dubbed Lake Elementaita Mountain Lodge. Constructed by Superior Homes Kenya the luxury homes sit on a 12-acre plot along Nairobi-Nakuru Highway, the facility boasts of breathtaking uninterrupted panoramic views of Lake Elementaita, consisting of 33 standard Villas, 13 Villa Suites and 4 Executive Villas, conference facility with access to recreation facilities such as a bar and restaurant, gym, spa and an infinity swimming pool. “With the tourism sector projected to…

Luxury tree houses that will bring to life your childhood fantasies

Remember that backyard escape with your siblings to a tree house? Or a lazy solo afternoon of quiet to read, relax and reflect on the events of your youthful days? Oh, how sometimes we wish to relive those moments where we can just forget, even for a weekend, the stresses of our adult life, and hideaway amidst tree branches. Well, with glamping hub, it is still possible to fulfill your childhood fantasies with a perfect opportunity to spend a cherished night and to wake up to the chirping of the…

Kitui County gangs funds Towards Climate Change Adaptation

Claire Nasike, Greenpeace Africa’s Food for Life Campaigner, has applauded the Kitui County government for endorsing a law that will see its 1% annual budget driven towards climate change adaptation. “Greenpeace Africa commends the move by the Kitui county government to help vulnerable communities adapt to adverse weather patterns caused by climate change,” said madam Nasike. With the county’s budget this financial year (2018/19) standing at Sh11.7 billion, it means the county will spend at least Sh117 million in climate change initiatives. This will ensure that farmers build resilience against future…

Funding for Commercial Real Estate on the Rise

“The market is still growing at a faster clip than the rest of the World.” – JD Diabira, CEO of BHCI. The bilingual Francoreal Property Investment Summit taking place on 16 & 17 October 2018 in Dakar, Senegal will provide a platform for the region and continent’s premier real estate investors and developers to gauge opportunities in one of the world’s fastest growing zones – known colloquially as Francophone West and Central Africa. Providing macroeconomic and currency stability; through the West African Monetary Union (UEMOA) regional block, this integrated and increasingly developed…

Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018 finalists

Ecobank, the leading independent pan-African banking group, has announced the finalists for the 2nd edition of the annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge, a competition for Africa-focused technology start-ups. An Innovation Fair & Awards ceremony will honour the start-ups on August 30, 2018 at the global headquarters of Ecobank in Lomé, Togo. The list includes eleven (11) fintech start-ups from across the continent and beyond. At the ceremony, the start-ups will exhibit and pitch their products to a jury for the Ecobank Africa Fintech Prize, which will be awarded the top innovator…

Kenya to showcase tourist attractions during Skal global conference

By Abednego Mwikya Kenya will for the first time host the global Skal conference in Mombasa in October this year. The five-day conference is expected to give local tourism hotspots a boost from the conference will provide an opportunity for both local and international delegates to tour various attractions during their stay in Kenya. During a media briefing in Nairobi, Tourism and Wildlife CS Najib Balala said Kenya was honored to host the conference this time, saying insecurity posed by Al Shabaab and Ebola outbreaks in DRC had denied Kenya…

uncooked chicken takes mom’s life

Her husband claims that she chose a piece of chicken from the hotel’s buffet, and that it was bleeding when she cut into it. The family of Natalie Rawnsley has filed a lawsuit after the 37-year-old mother-of-two from England died from eating uncooked chicken served by a hotel in Greece in August 2017. Rawnsley allegedly chose a piece of chicken from the Corfu hotel restaurant’s buffet, People reported. “Natalie started to eat hers and as she cut the chicken, the chicken oozed red blood to which I commented it looked bloody,”…