Innovative Kenyan entrepreneurs to battle out for 5 million

Total Kenya has announced that entries for the second edition of Startupper of the Year Challenge will include 55 countries up from the previous 34. The competition that that seeks to promote creative ideas and entrepreneurship among young citizens will see 3 winners from each country get an opportunity to make their dream a reality. The 2018/19 Total Startupper Challenge is building on a successful first edition held in 2015/16 that attracted over 800 applicants from 34 countries, 40 of them from Kenya. READ ALSO: Importance of innovation and digitization in…

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…

Elani and Greenpeace Africa join hands to encourage ecologically friendly agriculture

Entertainment brand Elani has thrown its weight behind Greenpeace Africa’s campaign for practice of environmentally safe agriculture. The fact that food security is one of the items of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four agenda means that we must all contribute towards successful agriculture. We should get to that point where Kenya does not have to import foodstuff. After all, most of these imports are coming into the country already contaminated and therefore dangerous for human consumption,” said Elani.   The band said their presence in Greenpeace campaigns will serve to…

ALP eyeing lucrative grade-A warehousing market

By Jacktone Lawi The demand for grade-A warehousing, currently far exceeds supply in the country, with warehouse users reporting that finding suitable facilities is frequently impossible. This is according to recent research by Tilisi Developments. This shortage contrasts sharply with overbuild in some other real estate segments. The oversupply of commercial space in Nairobi reached 4.7m sqft in 2017, while retail space oversupply reached 3.7 m sq ft. Meanwhile, the supply of mall space rose by 41.6 per cent last year, even as demand stagnated. With occupancy levels in the…

Give agriculture a tenth of budget, farmers demand

Smallholder farmers from the East African Community bloc now want the governments of the respective countries to allocate the agricultural sector at least 10% of national budgets. Addressing journalists, the Kenya chapter of a smallholder farmers lobby group -Kenya Small Scale Farmers (KESSF)-said the sector supports a huge population across the region and therefore should be allocated commensurate funds. And, in a bid to make the portion a guarantee every financial year, the farmers further want the percentage to be made a legal requirement. Also Read: https://www.ceoafrica.co.ke/farmers-urged-to-innovative-to-meet-international-market-demand/ READ ALSO: Greenpeace calls on…

Lucky Guinness consumers to meet Rio Ferdinand

Guinness set to bring Rio Ferdinand to Kenya hence Providing Extraordinary Football Experiences to Fans Made of More. This has been made successful after the company through its beer brand, Guinness, unveiled an exciting new partnership with legendary English Premier League football legend, Rio Ferdinand. Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) Guinness Marketing Manager, Nduku Wamakau, cited that, Guinness is a bold beer, for extraordinary people, so we are delighted to be working with Rio Ferdinand this year as he was a player who certainly demonstrated his creativity, imagination and confidence on…

Google unveils the future of Search with new updates

Charles Mutiro Country Manager for Google Kenya   Google just turned 20 this month and is unveiling a suit of new enhancements aimed at making the task of finding answers even easier to billions of users around the world. Recent advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology will see Search become more intuitive, conversational and connecting users to more relevant and high quality information. “Today, all I have to do is launch my Search feed and I get instant access to my travel schedule, how long it will take me to…

MILLENNIAL RESHAPING HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

By Hasnain Noorani It’s hard to believe it’s been more than ten years since the 2007/2008 political skirmishes which almost brought Kenya’s economy to its knees forcing consumers to focus on reducing their expenditures. Now, for the first time since 2008, it looks like the hotel and hospitality industry is returning to normal — whatever normal is. It’s in deed heartening to see statistical evidence, which shows occupancy rates are on the rise and holiday makers are travelling again (Jumia Travel and hospitality report of 2018). For many Kenyan millennials,…

City sprouted with Alcoholic retreats despite tough regulations

Issuance of new liquor licenses in Nairobi has been frozen in a move aimed at allowing Nairobi City County Alcoholic Drinks Control and Licensing Board to review existing liquor outlets. Regional Commissioner Kangethe Thuku urged the board to control and regulate the number of wines and spirits and bars sprouting near schools and in residential areas. Speaking during a sensitization workshop for local leaders, administrators and bar owners, Thuku pointed out that National Agency for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) Authority statistics for 2017 indicate Nairobi County…

Star Times to broadcasts UEFA Europa League till 2021

Pay Tv StarTimes Media has been accredited exclusive rights to air 205 live UEFA Europa League during each of the three (3) season till 2021. The development adds to the already rich football action available on the StarTimes platform which includes broadcast rights to the on-going German Bundesliga, French League 1, Ghana Super League as well as the FIFA Club World Cup which is expected to kick off in December. The media rights will run across all platforms including pay television and online mobile application enabling subscribers to access the…