26-Year Strathmore Student Wins LG Tiktok Dance Contest

A freelance dance choreographer who also doubles up as an MC and hype man has been named the winner in the just-concluded “Paca Dance Challenge” – a collaboration between LG Electronics and Ubisoft’s Just Dance via TikTok in Kenya. 26-year old James Kimani, a student of Business Information and Technology at Strathmore University, was voted winner by fans for his enthralling dance style and creative and fun-filled videos. Kimani, who is also an LG 100 Club Influencer, takes home the grand prize of an LG NanoCell TV 55 INCH NANO 79…

Galito’s Opens New outlet at OLA Lang’ata branch

It was pomp and colour as the OLA Energy team officially welcomed the newest Galitos fast-food outlet now located at the service station’s branch in Lang’ata. Speaking at the launch, Retail Offer Manager Margaret Mualuko said the Galitos branch opening was the newest addition to the several facilities that bring convenience to over 300 customers who visit the station daily to access one-stop shop services. These include Marhaba, Auto Care Center and Chemists. Galito’s Area Managers Simon Odipo & Eugene Mokaya join OLA Energy Offer Manager Margaret Mualuko & OLA…

IGAD Forum to Support Regional Infrastructure Masterplan Implementation

The African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga today opened a 3-day Development Partners Roundtable on IGAD Regional Infrastructure with a rallying call on governments in the Horn of Africa Region to reverse the slow pace of action on infrastructure – the most important enabler of trade among African nations. Themed Interconnecting Member States for Regional Integration and Trade Competitiveness, the roundtable aims to secure support for regional Infrastructure to promote economic development and integration as it offers unrivalled opportunity for the development partners to exchange views and network…

SASRA Signs MoU with DCI to Combat Fraud in SACCOs

The Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to formalize the establishment of the Sacco Societies Fraud Investigation Unit (SSFIU). The signing of the MOU signifies an important milestone towards the realisation of the Authority’s reform agenda of entrenching corporate governance practices among SACCOs as well as the fulfilment of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive issued in July 2019 to establish the Unit. Speaking during the MOU signing ceremony, SASRA Chairman John Munuve said: ‘’ We view this MOU as an…

StarTimes expands branch network to more Counties

Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has rolled out major expansion plans aimed at driving service delivery closer to subscribers across major counties. The move will see increased investment in the set up and operation of business halls across five more counties including Kajiado, Kitui, Taita Taveta, Tana River and Bungoma. The company has also grown its footprint within the capital Nairobi with the opening of a new business hall located at Solar House along Aga Khan Walk which will ease pressure on the other outlets within the central business district.…

IGAD to build support for Implementation of Regional Infrastructure

  The African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga today opened a 3-day Development Partners Roundtable on IGAD Regional Infrastructure with a rallying call on governments in the Horn of Africa Region to reverse the slow pace of action on infrastructure – the most important enabler of trade among African nations. Themed Interconnecting Member States for Regional Integration and Trade Competitiveness, the roundtable aims to secure support for regional Infrastructure to promote economic development and integration as it offers unrivalled opportunity for the development partners to exchange views and…

Inaugural country-level research unpacks the opportunity for climate philanthropy in Africa

… Business leaders, the development finance community and governments in Africa require deep insight into the challenges and opportunities where philanthropic investment can support countries that are most vulnerable to the impacts of the climate crisis. The entry points for six countries were revealed today, in new reports providing political economy analysis of six countries – Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana and Senegal – published by Africa Practice and ClimateWorks Foundation. The inaugural research, entitled Introductory Political Economy Analysis of the Climate Philanthropy Space, assesses the political, institutional and sector-driven…

Manufacturers push for consumption of locally produced goods

Manufacturers have called on Kenyans to embrace locally produced goods to inject additional impetus into the economy’s recovery. Speaking during the official launch of the Changamka Kenya Shopping Festival, Mucai Kunyiha, Chairman of Kenya Association of Manufacturers explained that the event had been designed as part of broader efforts by the producers’ umbrella body to build confidence in the quality of their products. The festival, which will feature over 120 companies from a variety of industries, is expected to expose Kenyans to new innovations and wide selection of goods.  “We…

Absa Bank finances Ksh1.2 billion vehicle leasing deal for National Police Service

Absa Bank Kenya PLC has signed a tripartite financing agreement with CMC Motors Limited and Avenue Lease and Rentals to supply 240 vehicles to the National Police Service (NPS) under the ongoing government’s vehicle leasing initiative. Under the tripartite agreement, the single cab Ford Rangers will be leased to the NPS for a four-year period by Avenue Lease and Rentals. Absa will provide KES1.2 billion in financing to Avenue Lease and Rentals to acquire the vehicles from CMC Motors who will also service and maintain the units over the four-year…

Emirates Announces Major Retrofit Programme 105 Aircraft, To Provide Best-In-Sky Customer Experiences

Emirates has announced that it will retrofit 105 of its modern wide-body aircraft with its Premium Economy product, in addition to other cabin enhancements. The 18-month retrofit programme, scheduled to begin at the end of 2022, will be entirely conducted at Emirates’ state-of-the-art Engineering Centre in Dubai. It will see 52 Emirates A380s and 53 Boeing 777s fitted with a new cabin class – the airline’s highly lauded Premium Economy. The airline is also considering installing a brand new Business Class product on its Boeing 777 aircraft, with customised seats in a…