Thika College offers scholarship to needy students

By Barbra Onkoba MIPS Institute of Professional Studies Thika, a new entrant in the region and with Branch in Mombasa has offered a full scholarship to 50 needy students to pursue business and artisan courses. Situated at South Haven, Uhuru Street next to G4S offices, the school offers Diploma, Certificates and Artisan courses to any student with a mean grade from D in certificate and diploma for above. Speaking during the orientation exercise, the school managing director and the founder Mr. George Maina said the gap in the education sector…

Co-op Bank feted as Best Bank in Kenya at EMEA Finance Awards 2018 in London

By Barbra Onkoba The Co-operative Bank has been feted as the Best Bank in Kenya 2018 at this year’s EMEA Finance Awards. The EMEA Finance Awards are given to banks which, through their client focus and steady management, continue to increase profits, deliver credit to the retail and wholesale markets, and support local and transnational corporations do business. Also read:Xpress Money partners with Co-operative Bank to ease business operations The award gala was hosted in London, with Co-operative Bank Head of Investor Relations & Strategy James Kaburu and Co-op Bank…

KCB Introduces more borrowing options with revamped KCB-Mpesa Platform

KCB-MPESA customers will now enjoy more borrowing and saving options and faster transaction speeds. This follows a successful migration of the offering to a new and more robust platform, KCB Bank Kenya has said in a move that will allow KCB M-PESA users to borrow a loan, pay it back the same day and borrow again. The revamped product is part of KCB Bank digital banking proposition meant to deliver sustainable growth for the business into the future. “We are continually reimagining digital finance. There is need for us to…

6th API Summit to drive deal making in Kenya’s real estate sector

Panel discussion on property investment in East Africa at the 2018 East Africa Property Investment Summit.   In 2019, the 6th annual East Africa Property Investment (EAPI) Summit will facilitate a new of era of investment and development driven by market affordability said its host, Kfir Rusin. Hosted at the Radisson Blu Hotel on 10 & 11 April 2019, the EAPI Summit will provide a transaction focused and knowledge sharing environment for 500 senior delegates from more than 20 countries as they unpack the theme: Driving Affordability and Opportunity through…

Pay Television Company introduces V.O.D to tap on the emerging market

By Amos Mburu Star Times media has launched a new brand dedicated to providing ultimate entertainment and enriched experience for subscribers to access the company’s channels on their mobile phones. Dubbed “Star Times ON” will be compatible to the Android and iOS systems will be available for download on Google Play and Apple App Store. The APP will feature Standard Definition (SD), High Definition (HD) and Ultra High Definition (UHD) content. This will enable subscribers to access Live TV, VOD and short videos covering various content genres including news, sports,…

Startimes bolsters local content ahead of Festive Season

By Amos Mburu Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has announced plans to upgrade its local content offering ahead of the Christmas season, this being a strategic effort to grow the company’s monthly subscriptions. Effective 8th of December, StarTimes subscribers on Basic, Classic and Unique bouquets will access a new dating show ‘Hallo Mr. Right’ that will explore singles search for their perfect partners. The show is set to run every Saturday at 9:40pm on Novela E Channel till March 2019. The company has also set out to reward subscribers during the…

Wolrd Cup tops list of Kenyans Search on Google

Google today released Year in Search 2018, an overview of the searches and questions that drove Kenyans online throughout the year. The trending searches in 2018 were mainly dominated by events and personalities. Kenyans’ enthusiasm for football was once again seen in the fact that ‘World Cup 2018’ took the top spot in the trending searches, as people went online to find out more about their favourite country teams and players. News around Sharon Otieno, the slain Rongo University student, also dominated the lists of trending searches and the most…

DARLING KENYA DONATES WIGS TO CANCER CHAMPIONS

Darling Kenya Chief Executive Officer Gaurav Kaushal takes KENCASA executive director Grace Injene (L) and Mary Wambugu a breast cancer survivor through  one of their products during the Darling donation of premium wigs to cancer survivors   Darling, East Africa’s leading hair extensions manufacturer, has donated wigs to the Kenya Cancer Association (KENCANSA) for cancer champions undergoing radiation treatment and chemotherapy. The wigs are part of the premium product range the brand recently launched under its ‘Curls and Colour’ campaign. Darling Kenya Chief Executive Officer Mr. Gaurav Kaushal said that…

MRM awards photographers Feted during ‘Eye in the Wild’ Competition

  By Barbra Onkoba Winners of the annual ‘Eye in the Wild’ photography competition themed ‘Stop the Chop’,  sponsored by Mabati Rolling Mills have been feted in a colorful ceremony held at Karura Forest. The campaign supports sustainable solutions that contribute to forest conservation with a view to protect our natural environment. It focused on four elements – wildlife, water, community, and lifestyle and provided a platform for photographers to highlight the beauty in Kenya’s landscape whilst celebrating the best talent. Speaking, Andrew John Heycott, Mabati Rolling Mills CEO said…

MOH says Triple polio vaccination increases immunity

  By Amos Mburu The ministry of health has assured parents that recent multiple polio vaccinations in 12 Counties have no effects as it meant to increase body immunity to children under 5 years. Polio is a contagious viral illness that in its most severe form causes nerve injury leading to paralysis, difficulty breathing and sometimes death and it’s mostly transmitted through contaminated water or food, or contact with an infected person. The ministry states that the quick succession of polio vaccination was meant to seal loopholes that were left…