Johan ICT Kenya launched to offer data protection as compliance dateline for firms’ looms

Information, Communications and Technology Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has urged corporate organisations to embrace data protection and compliance as the government seeks to expand the market opportunities and cooperation in the region. While officially opening a data protection and compliance conference organised by UK based Johan Consults, CS Mucheru said the government is working on Smart Africa Alliance where over 37 African countries are coming together to create a single digital market where there’s no roaming charges. “We want a situation where data charges are the same through Africa continental…

How Glenmorangie celebrated fathers Day in style

The Scottish Highland distillery Glenmorangie hosted an exclusive single malt tasting event at Sankara, Nairobi, bringing together influential fathers who are whisky lovers. The event aimed at celebrating Father’s day with immersion in Glenmorangie’s elegant refinement, a layered complexity that adds depth and substance to the captivating sensory taste experience. Speaking at the event, Mr. Alexandre Helaine Moet Hennessy, Market Manager, Eastern Africa, noted, “At Glenmorangie, we’ve been honing our craft for 179 years, on our quest to create the most delicious whiskies. “We aim to create immersive brand experiences…

Kenya set to host first ever transport awards – Afrika Mashariki transport awards

The first ever Transport awards in East and Central Africa – Afrika Mashariki Awards – AMTA is set to reward various stakeholders in the transport industry at an awards Gala on 15th July 2022.   Afrika Mashariki Transport Awards and Expo is an event meant to celebrate excellence in the transport industry by recognizing excellence in efficiency, safety, affordability, accessibility and customer service.   The awards, which are the first in the history of Transport in East and Central Africa, will award excellence and outstanding personalities in the various sectors-…

Zamara Feted as the Overall Best Insurance Broker of the Year

Zamara has been feted as the overall Best Insurance Broker of the year, during the 2022 Think Business’ Insurance Awards held on 10th June 2022 at Serena Hotel, Nairobi.   The firm received the coveted Overall Best Broker in Kenya Award alongside other enviable awards such as Best Corporate Lines Broker, Best Life Broker and Best General Insurance Broker of the year.   Zamara was also distinguished for its leading role in innovation and technology in the sector, with the award focusing on the organization’s excellent customer service and its knack…

A Pro-growth Poverty Reduction Strategy is a Primer for Post-pandemic Recovery in Africa

By Michelle Anzaya African governments must adopt a pro-growth poverty reduction strategy as a key policy element to achieve sustainable poverty reduction in the post-pandemic. Dr. Kisu Simwaka while speaking on behalf of Dr. Wilson Banda, the Governor Reserve Bank of Malawi said that most African economies are vulnerable to external shocks and the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the situation widening the poverty gap hence the need for support to cushion households with limited financial resources. “In sub-Saharan Africa, we are constantly at risk of being pushed back into extreme poverty during economic downturns and other external shocks. The pandemic has worsened the situation for many countries, and…

Kiambu County Unveil KShs. 1.3B Fund for SMEs in Deal with KCB Bank

Entrepreneurs to access affordable financing enabled by the absorption of 6% interest by the County Government. Kiambu County Government in partnership with KCB Bank Kenya has launched a KShs. 1.3 billion revolving fund that seeks to unlock the business potential of Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the county. This ensure that youth, women, and other vulnerable groups in the County have access to low-interest loans and loan guarantees to grow their businesses and in the long run, improve their livelihoods. Under the scheme dubbed Jiinue Fund, KCB Bank is…

Del Monte Commits to tackling climate change

Del Monte, Kenya’s largest producer and exporter of pineapple products and fruit beverages has stated its commitment to safeguarding the environment and the earth during the World Environment Day celebrations.   This year’s World Environment Day is aimed at raising awareness of emerging environmental issues from marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.   In commemoration of this day, Del Monte Kenya partnered with Murang’á County Government to plant 1,000 trees at Maragua Primary school as part of its commitment to plant 2.5 million…

LG Electronics Hands Over Social Impact Projects to Nairobi, Kajiado and Kiambu Community Groups

LG Electronics has today handed over complete projects to three social groups from Nairobi, Kiambu and Kajiado counties that seek to solve their community’s most pressing needs. The three, Ghetto Evolve from Nairobi, The Eagles from Limuru and Mporokua Primary school emerged as the 2021 winners of the LG Electronics Ambassador Challenge that seeks to promote the growth and self-reliance of local communities. Giving his remarks during the handover ceremony, LG Electronics East Africa Managing director Sa Nyoung Kim said, “This initiative allows us to contribute to the sustainable development of…

Dalbit commemorates 20 years anniversary by planting 1000 Trees

Dalbit Petroleum Ltd has marked its 20-year anniversary by planting 1,000 trees at the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy as part of its environmental conservation efforts aimed at preserving the world’s first Mountain Bongo sanctuary.   The tree planting exercise is being done in partnership with the local communities and employees as part of a tree planting initiative that will contribute towards the Conservancy’s target of planting 5,000 indigenous tree species in 2022. This further complements the existing work done by the local communities and will ultimately contribute to the already…

New-style traveller centres launch in Naivasha, with first regional electric vehicle charging

Kenyan real estate company Dowgate Properties has today opened its first Safari Centre highway service station, on the A104 at Naivasha, in a new servicing model for motorists and travellers, offering facilities from electric vehicle charging stations to children’s play areas, rest rooms, restaurants, and retail stores, right beside the highway. The centre’s electric charging points are the first outside Nairobi and will make it possible for high-end electric vehicles to drive from Nairobi to Kisumu and back, by charging each way at the Naivasha Safari Centre. This is the…