Ghetto Classics changing lives through Music

Ghetto Classics began in Korogocho, one of the largest and most dangerous slums in Nairobi, before expanding across Kenya In Kenya, Elizabeth Njoroge is using her background in classical music to give classical orchestra training to children in impoverished areas. Her initiative Ghetto Classics was founded 10 years ago on the belief that sheet music will help provide a blueprint for a better life. She talks about her project’s goals, “I teach music to young people, especially those from underprivileged areas, with the belief that music changes their lives and…

Uhuru receives special gifts from Magufuli

By Tobby Otum President Uhuru Kenyatta received a special gift of peacocks from his Tanzanian counterpart President John Pombe Magufuli at State House in Nairobi. The ornamental birds were delivered to the Head of State by Tanzania High Commissioner to Kenya Dr Pindi Hazara Chana who also delivered a goodwill message from President Magufuli. The birds were gifted to President Kenyatta by his host during his recent private visit to Tanzania in what President Mugufuli termed as a sign of deep respect and appreciation for the Kenyan leader. Speaking while…

KCB Bank Commits KShs. 10M for Fintech Summit

KCB Bank Chief Operating Officer Mr Samuel Makome hands over a dummy cheque of Kshs 10 million to CBK Governor Dr Patrick Njoroge. The money will go towards facilitating the Afro Asia FinTech Festival 2019, a first of its kind in the region.   KCB Bank Kenya has today committed KShs. 10 million to the Afro-Asia Fintech Festival 2019, a first of its kind in the region which will be held next week. The funds will go into supporting the mega financial technology (Fintech) summit being hosted by the Central Bank…

KLM launches flights to East Africa on its newest aircraft

The global aviation industry has embarked on major initiative geared toward reducing carbon dioxide emissions in its operations. The initiative under the banner ‘Fly Responsibly’ is spearheaded by international carrier KLM. It seeks to bring together global aviation actors – airlines, partners, customers and employees – to play a more active role in reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The global aviation industry contributes an estimated 2 – 3 per cent of the man-made CO2 emissions in the world. The overall goal of the ‘Fly Responsible’ initiative is to rally aviation industry…

PRIDEINN PARADISE NAMES NEW GENERAL MANAGER

PrideInn Group of Hotels has broken the gender barriers by hiring for the first time a female head for its prestigious PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort & Spa in Shanzu. Ann Peggy, a former, Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort operations manager has been appointed as new General Manager for PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Convention Centre & Spa. She will be tasked with creating a new vision for the beach resort and setting direction to capture a wide range of the market from luxury travelers to free independent travelers, meetings, incentives, conferencing…

Angeliqua Rivera wins 2019 edition of Diageo World Class Kenya

Curtains came down at the Diageo World Class Bartending competition with the winner landing the chance to represent Kenya in the international competition in Glasgow, Scotland Now in its fifth year in Kenya, the World Class Bartender of the Year competition seeks to upskill bartenders and mixologists through a rigorous training regimen after which they compete for the right to represent Kenya in the international competition. The competition, which started in May, saw 42 of Kenya’s bartending elite go through an educational masterclass dubbed the ‘World Class Studios 2019′. After…

Business most trusted entities in Africa, Report

Government is the least trusted institution according to a recently released survey from ten African countries The report titled Annual Trust Barometer ranked businesses as the most trusted institutions in Africa. Produced by E-Plus in Partnership with Edelman, Gina Din Group and KEPSA the report in its  19th  edition sampled 10 African countries Kenya, Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Cote d’ Ivoire, Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Angola. However, trust in Media amongst the 10 African countries exceeds the global average of trust in Media. Business is the most trusted in…

One year more for general in the office

President Uhuru Kenyatta on the advice of the Defence Council has extended the term of service for the Chief of the Defence Forces General Samson Jefwa Mwathethe for one year effective 6th May 2019. According to a statement by KDF spokesperson Bogita Ongeri Monday, the President at the same time also upheld recommendations by the Defence Council, Chaired by Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb Raychelle Omamo various promotions, appointments and postings of the officers of the Kenya Defence Forces. Major General Adan Kanchoro Mulata was promoted to Lieutenant General and appointed Commandant…

Co-op Bank to offer up to 95% financing for purchase of Isuzu vehicles’

By Amos Mburu Through asset financing, Cooperative Bank of Kenya and local vehicle assembler Isuzu East Africa (Isuzu EA) has agreed to work together with business community to accelerate economic growth. In the partnership, Isuzu customers are set to enjoy Ksh 300,000 working capital to empower their business payable in 12 months, a 60-day repayment holiday that will allow SMEs to generate monthly installments, the lowest market negotiation fee of one per cent and the longest re-payment period of 60 months in the market. Also read:Co-op Bank Leasing firm awarded…

Crawford International School Open doors at Tatu City

By Amos Njau Crawford International School has opened its doors in Kenya at the prestigious Tatu City, in response to the rising demand of a high-quality education. With a capacity for 1 700 students, Crawford International School is part of South Africa’s JSE-listed ADvTECH Group, Africa’s largest private education provider. The group recently acquired the Makini Group of Schools in Nairobi and Kisumu marking the start of a five-year expansion strategy in the East African region. Speaking during the official opening ceremony, Ms. Jenny Coetzee, Managing Director said Crawford International…