ESAK: Investments in the energy sector are a key to ensuring continuity of the sector

The energy sector is a crucial sector in any country’s economy. This is crucial because energy is a key component in powering various sectors, from manufacturing to retail to households. In Kenya the energy mix is made up of various sources of energy- renewable and non-renewable such as wind, solar, water and thermal. With this diverse portfolio there is need to firm up investment in this sector. “One of the reasons why investment in the energy sector is viable in Kenya is due to the immense potential in the sector.…

Mdundo.com to Pay Over Ksh100million to rights holders

Mdundo.com has turned 10 years after years of transformation to a leading music services company. The company provides musicians with a real-time dashboard to control and manage their catalog as well as withdraw earnings from the service. Founded in 2012, the service has a strong focus on creating locally relevant solutions to benefit African musicians and the mass-market music consumers. Mdundo.com was founded in 2012 where it sold music on “scratch card vouchers” similar to airtime purchases from corner-shops but later it became a free service funded by advertising sales. The initial…

I am done planning my family’s End-of-Year Holiday!

There is no holiday bigger than Christmas. It comes at the end of the year, and I do my best to make it special for my family. Every year, we make at least one family trip to a destination. Basically, this gives us 7 days of uninterrupted family time and a whole lot of fun! Planning the trips is never easy, you have to keep raising the bar to make them even more memorable than the last. I fancy myself an expert-family-trip-planner by now, so I have gathered a few…

MentorMe Kenya Creates New Economic Prospects In Sub-Saharan Africa

German-based mentorship programme MentorMe has today announced its launch in Kenya, as part of a wider transcontinental initiative to unlock employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for young people in the country. MentorMe Kenya has partnered with the German Development Cooperation to offer an expansive network of mentors from both Germany and Kenya giving mentees access to an international outlook to the diverse sectors covered in the programme. MentorMe uses a matching software that enables the organization to match over 1000 mentors and mentees according to their needs and career growth requirements.…

KNCCI signs an MoU with India ITME Society to improve the garment industry

The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI) in collaboration with India International Textile Machinery Exhibition Society (India ITME Society) together with other agencies has today signed a memorandum of understanding to cement the relationship between the parties. The MOU will ensure co-operation in joint business ventures, trade promotion, technology transfer, training, exchange of information and market opportunities. This event aimed to convene stakeholders in the Kenyan Textile Industry to interact and network with ITME ahead of the upcoming 11th Edition of India International Textile and Manufacturing Expo (ITME 2022)…

Pathologists Lancet Kenya extends Diagnostic Services through Ponea Online Platform

Customers seeking diagnostics services from Pathologists Lancet Kenya now have an opportunity to access the same conveniently through Ponea Health, an e-commerce healthcare technology platform connecting healthcare service providers with patients. Under this arrangement, patients will be able to book healthcare services through Ponea Health’s marketplace platform, Ponea.com in a move that will see Pathologists Lancet Kenya re-engineer its operations and service processes through seamless accessibility of services. Commenting on the partnership, Pathologists Lancet Kenya Managing Director and CEO Mwende Musunga said that technological development has always influenced laboratory operations;…

Protecting yourself from online scams in the age of digital finance

The financial sector has in the last decade undergone a full scale digital transformation that has changed how users send and receive money. Sending money across borders is today as simple as sending a text message while innovations such as mobile money wallets have provided a variety of options for receivers to access and store their cash. Digital finance has, however, come with the heightened risk of fraud. Online scammers are not new, but they are today more active than ever thanks to the mass migration of financial services online.…

TechnoServe targets edible oils, rice, with new food fortification program

TechnoServe will work with key stakeholders to widen the variety of fortified foods ·         The Technical Assistance Accelerator Program (TAAP) is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ·         COVID-19 pandemic, Russian-Ukraine conflict, prolonged drought is disrupting food consumption habits Nairobi, September 12, 2022…The non-profit international development organization TechnoServe has today officially launched a program that aims to widen the variety of fortified foods, ensuring Kenyan consumers continue to have access to nutritious meals. TechnoServe, with the support from a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has launched the…

Showmax adds BBC World News in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Showmax subscribers across sub-Saharan Africa will have access to live broadcasting from BBC World News until 23 September 2022, which will include a live stream of the funeral of Britain’s longest-serving monarch at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday, 19 September at 11:00 BST. The live news channel will be available to all subscribers regardless of their plan. While Showmax doesn’t usually offer live news channels, the Showmax Pro plan includes live news from Euronews, Africanews and Newzroom Afrika; KTN News, KBC, NTV and K24 for Kenya only; GTV, TV3, Adom TV,…

From South African startup to pan-African marketplace: The evolution of a local tech startup

In many respects, there’s never been a better time to launch and grow an African startup. The continent is home to a growing labour pool of increasingly well-educated and tech-savvy young people. Internet connectivity is also becoming cheaper and more ubiquitous across the continent and funding reached record levels in 2021. But, as Alen Ribic, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at domestic services marketplace SweepSouth points out, it still takes a lot of hard work and technological adaptability to build and grow a company on the continent. He should…