realme C12 and realme 7i now Available in the Kenyan Market

realme has once again made good on its promise to offer the Kenyan smartphone market a comprehensive, superior, innovative experience with the launch of two brand new smartphones; the realme C12 and realme 7i. The launch of both realme C12 and realme 7i adds to a portfolio of four other realme smartphones and three AIoT products in Kenya including realme C3, realme C11, realme C15, realme 6, realme Band, Air Neo, and Buds Q. In the spirit of dare to leap, realme has always asserted its commitment to providing an…

Nyayo estate tenants reject Sonko’s BBI branded trucks

Drama ensued in Nairobi’s Nyayo estate after residents raged against Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s water trucks that had come to their rescue following a two-day water shortage. Despite the outcries from the residents to the govenor,they shockingly rejected the help, demanding that the trucks go back and return only less BBI colors. ” We asked for water and not BBI vehicles so go back and bring water,” Ruth Ambetsa, a tenant at the estate. The residents further complained that their efforts to reach out to Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company…

CREDIT BANK RECEIVES BEST SME BANK AND BEST MOBILE BANKING AWARDS

Credit Bank Plc, Kenya’s leading SME bank, has received the ‘Best SME Bank in Kenya’ and ‘Best Mobile Banking in Kenya’ awards from International Business Magazine. The International Business Magazine Awards recognize the best in class achievements pertaining to global leaders and corporates across varied spheres in the International Business and Finance Arena. The judging process, led by subject matter experts, involves a meticulous look into the institution’s talent, leadership skills, service quality, and capability among other things. “The two awards by International Business Magazine Awards reflects Credit Bank’s unparalleled…

Yamaha introduces two new motorcycles targeting the urban commuter

Motor vehicle distributor Toyota Kenya has introduced two motorcycles, the Yamaha FZ15 and Yamaha FZ25, looking to capture a growing interest from urban commuters in acquiring a motorcycle to beat the capital city’s infamous traffic snarl-ups. The 149cc FZ15 and 249cc FZ25 are suitable urban bikes, coming in with a new styling based on the ‘Urban Fighter Concept’, and new features for a comfortable and steady city ride and occasional trips outside the city. The addition of the new features, which include a body design that groups the front face,…

Greenpeace Report: Intensifying Weather Events Threaten The Most Vulnerable in Africa

 A Greenpeace scientific report released today reveals that extreme weather events such as heatwaves, floods and intense rain are increasing in intensity, frequency and severity across many parts of Africa, gravely threatening human health, food security, peace, and biodiversity. Weather across sub-Saharan Africa has become more extreme and unpredictable in the twenty-first century, a trend that climate scientists project will become more pronounced in future decades. This is the key finding confirmed by the comprehensive report published today by Greenpeace Africa and the Greenpeace Science Unit. The report ‘Weathering the…

LG LAUNCHES BRAND SHOP AS CONSUMER DEMANDS FOR ELECTRONICS INCREASES

LG Electronics in partnership with Opalnet Limited has opened its fourth Brandshop amid a 20% increase in consumer demand attributed to Kenyans increasing preference for using smart electronics and appliances. LG Electronics East Africa Managing Director Mr. Sa Nyoung Kim said that an increase in disposable income, a growing middle-class and a preference to usage of smart electronics and appliances has led to an increase in demand for LG products since March 2020. “This brandshop is a showcase of our commitment to redefining retail standards in the Kenya which we…

KBL launches a brand new gin in the market

Kenya Breweries Limited today unveiled their latest offering in the spirits category, the new Chrome Gin. It is a smooth, crisp gin which is made in a distinct, authentic Kenyan style. The newest Gin innovation is the second category in the trademark following the launch of Chrome Vodka in December 2014. Speaking at the launch event, KBL Managing Director Ms. Jane Karuku celebrated the new product introduction, expressing that the launch was in line with the company’s efforts to engage the ever-evolving consumer categories in the country. Ms. Karuku Said…

Double launch for realme as brand set to launch both realme C12 and realme 7i simultaneously

Call it the Twin Launch. The world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand, realme, is set to launch two smartphones on the same day in a move that will see Kenyans spoilt for choice. Initially, the brand had announced the launch of realme 7i but has since moved to include the launch of realme C12 for the festive season. The launch will stream live on realme’s social media platforms including YouTube https://youtu.be/4H78i7bg9N8 and @realme on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Kenyarealme/posts/177746213926560 , November 10th 2020 The two phones are hitting the Kenyan market with some amazing features…

AFRICA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF INTERNET WITH LESS THAN 40% CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET.

The month of October marked 25 years of Internet in Africa, a major milestone and an opportune time to reflect on the development and the spread of the internet in the continent and its socio-economic impact. October marked the silver jubilee of the arrival of internet in the continent as internet penetration in Africa stood at 39.3 percent as of Q1 2020, significantly lower than the global average of 58.8 percent and trailing the actual average of 62.9 percent posted by the rest of the world, by some distance, according to Internet World…

IGAD STATES TO ASSESS THE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE MASTER PLAN

 IGAD member states have today met to assess the development for the regional infrastructure master plan that is due in December, 2020. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development Regional Infrastructure Master Plan (IRIMP) began in May 2018 and seeks to establish regional infrastructure development for the region in order to enhance regional physical and economic integration, and in the long run promote trade, movement of goods and persons and poverty reduction amongst its Member States. Although the region is making strides in the development of new regional infrastructure projects such as…