Finclusion Group, mTek Enhance Cooperation Through Sh340m Investment Funding

On the heels of a recent $1.50 million (KSh 170 million) investment which helped to unlock for Kenyan citizens greater, real-time access to health insurance, plus other general insurance products, Kenyan insurtech and digital insurance platform mTek has secured an additional investment commitment from African-focused fintech platform, Finclusion Group, to-date totaling $3 million (KSh 340 million) – through both debt and equity. The intensified cooperation seeks to accelerate mTek’s growth into the Kenyan marketplace through continual improvements to the platform and via the expansion of its customer base. mTek’s Chief…

Telkom launches Changa Bundle to enable Kenyans to share Data, Minutes, Voice and SMSs

Technology company Telkom has launched the Changa Bundle to enable Kenyans share data, minutes, voice and SMSs. Telkom prepaid customers now have the opportunity to acquire 100 GB of data, 200 on-net minutes, 50 off-net minutes, and 200 SMSs for KSh 1500. This Changa Bundle can be shared with 3 to 5 friends and family members. A Nominator (Main Purchaser) will first buy the bundle, then set up a group with at least 3 and at most 5 members. The Nominator’s number is subscribed automatically. Changa Bundle groups will then be set up within 24 hours,…

Going For a Trip? Here Are 5 Reasons Why You Need to Pack the LG XBoom Bluetooth Speaker

Over the weekend, a couple of friends and I decided to tour the Ololosokuan Nature trail. With most of us working from home, all we needed was a break away from the indoor ambience and for once embrace the beauty that nature has to offer. The atmosphere was welcoming, birds chirped and it was all fun climbing the rocks and seeing the different types of tree species. To spice our trip, we carried along the LG XBoom Go PL5 portable Bluetooth Speaker with us. Trust me, you need some music to psyche…

Old Mutual, KICD Commence the development of the Financial Literacy online orientation Course for junior and senior secondary school Teachers

In partnership with the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Old Mutual has commenced developing a financial literacy online orientation course for junior and senior secondary teachers. The course is designed to equip teachers with the capacity to effectively implement the financial literacy concepts that are to be mainstreamed into the curriculum during the learning process. “At Old Mutual, part of our responsible business ethos is to integrate skills development and financial literacy in the work that we do to support the communities where we operate in. This initiative is right…

Kenyan couples in better financial position, but report black tax burden, Enwealth survey shows

Over 83% of Kenyan couples have indicated that being in a relationship has had a positive impact on their financial position. This is according to a survey done by pension administrator Enwealth Financial Services dubbed “The saving and investments behavior among Kenyans”. The research which was done in partnership with Strathmore University and the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) further revealed that 96% of them would be interested in taking joint financial advisory and planning sessions with their spouses. Even though 60% of the respondents have adequate knowledge to…

Kenya is one of our top 3 markets in Africa, WorldRemit says

nya is among the top 3 countries in Africa where WorldRemit users globally send money to. In data shared with newsrooms globally to mark International Day of Family Remittances, the London-based global payments company noted it had processed transactions to Kenya worth 170 million GBP (Sh24.47 billion) as of June 1st, 2022. This figure puts Kenya at par with Zimbabwe and second only to Nigeria, where WorldRemit users globally sent 270 million GBP (Sh38.86 billion) over the period under view. The full ranking, which looks at send volumes on the…

Netflix Announces The Release Date For First Kenyan Series, Country Queen

Streaming giant Netflix has announced that its first Kenyan licensed Branded Series, Country Queen will begin streaming on the service from the 15th of July, 2022. Set in contemporary Kenya, Country Queen is a family drama series that tells the story of ordinary Kenyans fighting against a corporate power that threatens to destroy their homes and lives. The series focuses on the issues of land grabbing and exploitation, and how these factors impact the lives and relationships of the main characters, their families and communities. Filmed in Nairobi, Machakos County…

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…

Samsung Unveils Bespoke Consumer Electronics Range  

 Samsung Electronics has unveiled the 2022 Bespoke range of consumer electronics.   The Range was unveiled at a Global event dubbed “Bespoke Home 2022” that was streamed globally from Milan Italy.   Locally the event was viewed by luxury consumer electronics enthusiasts and interior designers.   The Bespoke Home 2022 is the second annual global showcase highlighting the latest in Samsung’s innovative home appliances.   This year’s event revolved around three key themes related to expansion — of space, experience and time. Samsung highlighted how Bespoke is furthering its global…

OPPO Launches The Find X5 – The Ultimate 5G Flagship With Focus On Night Photography

Oppo brings to light another addition to its Find X Series, The OPPO Find X5. This flagship introduces an advanced camera system powered by MariSilicon X that supports 4K Ultra Night Video capabilities; 120Hz Billion-Colour Bionic Display; Superior 5G performance; industry leading 80W SUPERVOOC plus 30W AIRVOOC wireless charging; IP54 Water and Dust Resistance, and more. OPPO Find X5 boasts an ultra-premium finish, with frosted, matte glass and fingerprint-resistant chassis. Available in Black or White, the fine grain of this 90% frosted texture creates a beautiful, almost silky lustre that…