George Wachiuri outlines reasons on why you should make Optiven your real estate partner

For over two decades now, Optiven has been changing the lives of its clients, inspiring families, as well as empowering Kenyans to free themselves from poverty. As a Person, Wachiuri has over the years, scooped many awards and appreciations including 1st Runners Up – National Diversity & Inclusion Awards (DIAR Awards) (2014/2015); Best Entrepreneur – Africa – Diaspora Entertainment Awards & Recognition (D.E.A.R) awards (2017); Executive Leadership Network Appreciation – Business Leaders Forum (2016) among others. Speaking during an interview, Optiven CEO George Wachiuri said that the company has been…

Olaseni Alabede joins MFS Africa’s Global Technology Partners as new CTO

Olaseni Alabede, a veteran of the payments technology sector with more than 18 years of experience, has joined Global Technology Partners (GTP), an MFS Africa company, as chief technology officer (CTO).   Acquired by MFS Africa in June 2022, the US-based GTP is the largest processor of prepaid cards in Africa, with more than 80 banks – including UBA, Ecobank, BIA, Stanbic, Coris, NSIA and Zenith Bank – using its platform.   Prior to joining the GTP executive team, Alabede was the Vice President of Product Development in MasterCard’s Installments…

OPPO Reno 8T Unveiled in Kenya, Comes With 108MP Camera and Curved Screen

OPPO, the world’s leading smart device brand, has announced plans to launch its latest mobile phone line, OPPO Reno8 T, in Kenya. The latest addition to the Reno series brings a level up in ultra-clear imaging system, stylish design, powerful performance, and an all-around smooth experience to its users. The range will include both the 5G and 4G variations to give a more flexible choice for users with a seamless top-notch experience. To showcase the phone’s combination of style and innovation through outstanding craftsmanship on lightweight and high performance, OPPO…

NALA Partners with M-Pesa to Link Africa with EU, UK, USA

NALA, a global payments company born in Tanzania, recently launched in Europe by adding 18 new Eurozone nations to its list of send markets. After expanding from the UK to the USA earlier this year, NALA has grown rapidly via geographic expansion, product differentiation and improvement on existing infrastructure. Opening Europe allows the company to open its doors to the quarter of African migrants living on the continent. Mpesa is the largest mobile money operator in Tanzania, and as such is NALA’s most critical partner. The two companies share an…

600, 000 Staring at Job Losses in Bar Closure Directive-BAHLITA

Valery Omondi The Bar Hotels Liquor Traders Association of Kenya (BAHLITA) is now asking the government to go slow on planned closure of bars in Mount Kenya and other parts of the country citing huge economic impact. According to BAHLITA the shutdown will see more than 560,000 directly employed individuals losing their jobs. BAHLITA Chairman Simon Njoroge challenged the government to heighten surveillance and enforcement mechanisms across Mt Kenya and parts of the country to tame the alcoholism menace rather than the closure. “It is our considered view that the…

New Month! More Reasons to Invest with Comfort Homes

Lenchani Phase 6, Kitengela , is the new project on grabs.  The Grand opening will be on 18th February this year and all investors are invited to take action. With Valentine’s around the corner, surprise your loved one with a title deed. Be a land owner, have a home and free yourself from paying rent. Just invest.” Said Dr. Hezekiah Kariuki, Director  Comfort Homes. The value-added plot is selling at Kshs. 300,000 only with an installment plan of up 12 months is available with only a 10% deposit. The cash…

BAHLITA Urges the Government not to Increase Tax on Alcohol drinks

The Bar Hotels Liquor Traders Association of Kenya (BAHLITA) has urged the government not to increase taxes on alcoholic drinks as this will further the sector that is recovering from the effects of Covid-19. This comes ahead of the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)planned excise duty inflation adjustment that is expected to increase taxes on alcoholic products from October 1. Speaking to the media, BAHLITA Secretary General Boniface Gachoka noted that increasing the tax on alcoholic products will make people opt for other cheaper alternatives which in most cases are illicit…

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS EAST AFRICA UNVEILS GALAXY S23 SERIES DESIGNED FOR A PREMIUM EXPERIENCE

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd has unveiled the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23, marking a new era of Samsung Galaxy’s ultimate premium phone experience. Samsung Galaxy’s epic camera gives users more freedom to explore their creativity, like capturing truly cinematic Nightography videos with transformative AI. The “Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy” unleashes a premium experience, including groundbreaking AI, future-ready mobile gaming experience and powerfully sustained game play with the world’s fastest mobile graphics.   On the Galaxy S23 Ultra, an embedded S Pen  that many long-time…

ACCRCC Urges the County Governments to save wetlands from encroachers

The County Governments must not allow rapid urbanization and industrialization being witnessed around the country to infringe on the few remaining wetlands, the African Coalition of Communities Responsive to Climate Change (ACCRCC) and its partners in Kenyan have urged. From Busia, Muranga, Kilifi and Kiambu Counties, communities and partners report of dwindling and polluted wetlands due in part to grabbing of empty spaces, and conversion into farmlands. This is dangerous and exposes the country to the dangers of greater impacts in damages to property and infrastructure in event of floods,…

Baraza Media Lab Powers Africa Media Festival 2023

Baraza media Lab and partners, have today introduced Africa Media Festival 2023 themed ‘Reimagine Media.’ The AMF is a premier event that will bring together media professionals and enthusiasts from across the continent to celebrate the power and diversity of African storytelling. “This festival is one of the biggest of its kind in Africa and offers an unparalleled opportunity for attendees to gain inspiration for industry leaders, discover new trends and technologies, and network with other media professionals.” Stated Maurice Otieno, executive director, Baraza. AMF is keen on creating a…