Women at The Centre of Agilitee’s Innovative Dealership Store

GREENTECH Giant Agilitee is starting the roll out of its Franchise Dealerships known as Agilitee XPress which sell electric scooters and electric cars. The Green Revolution Pioneer is opening the dealership on the first of December 2022 in Cape Town and the store will also house the battery swapping infrastructure for electric two and three wheelers and the charging station for all electric vehicle brands. Agilitee will install both the swapping station for electric scooters and the charging station for cars at  the dealership. The charging system is Agilitee first…

The CDL Group launches The Mwalimu Co in Kenya, one of East Africa’s first teacher-laptop program

The CDL Group announces the soon-to-launch The Walimu Co. a project that aims to empower every public school teacher in Kenya with a laptop, internet, certified professional development and solar power for 1800 – 2500 KSH/ month. Partnering with global tech, regional banks and financiers (including RentCo & House of Procurement), teachers can lease to own the bundled laptops for a period of 1 to 3 years. . Teachers are the most essential facilitator in the implementation process of the curriculum. Children have endured difficult times since COVID-19 arrived in Kenya. In…

Embrace modern technology for rainwater harvesting

By Simon Thomas, Megapipes Solutions Country Director The ongoing short rains have given us a reprieve from months of drought, one of the worst in over 40 years, but freedom is not yet here. The time is ripe for putting words into action on mitigating the adverse effects of climate change. One way we can do this is by beginning to harvest rainwater, especially in our urban areas. The timing could not be better because at present, millions of litres of water will be wasted in the form of surface…

Private sector innovation for the public good: why NGOs should embrace the digitisation of payments and collections

By  Annalisa Plachesi, UK & EU GDO Relationship Manager, MFS Africa    Digital payments have fundamentally transformed lives across Africa by providing access to financial infrastructure and enabling innovation. More jobs have been created, leading to higher incomes that help sustain economies and millions of households.   For the most part, however, that innovation has resulted from private-sector initiatives. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Non-governmental organisations across the continent should also embrace the digitisation of payments. In doing so, they can deliver funds directly to a broader…

Agilitee to Open Three Franchise Outlets in December

GREENTECH Giant Agilitee is starting the roll out of its Franchise Dealerships known as Agilitee XPress which sell electric scooters and electric cars. The Green Revolution Pioneer is opening the dealership on the first of December 2022 in Cape Town and the store will also house the battery swapping infrastructure for electric two and three wheelers and the charging station for all electric vehicle brands. Agilitee will install both the swapping station for electric scooters and the charging station for cars at  the dealership. The charging system is Agilitee first…

OPPO Unveils Challenge to Reward Footballing Talent In Kenya

In partnership with local football star David “Chehe” Ochieng, world-leading smart device brand OPPO has  launched  the #OPPOGameTime Challenge that will see Kenyan fans bring out their best football skills. The Reno8 football challenge will see the top three contestants walk away with Ksh50,000 for the winner, Ksh30,000 for the 1st runners-up and Ksh10,000 for the 2nd runners-up. Rules are simple – fans need to record a short video showing off their unique football skills. Once done, users will need to follow @OPPO Kenya  Instagram page and/or Facebook page, post…

Mogo, Platinum And Premier Credit Exposed: How a Sh16,000 Loan Accumulated Into Sh250,000 With Unexplained Interests

In 2017, John Mwangi had a medical emergency, his brother had been admitted to hospital. Broke and desperate, a friend referred him to Platinum Credit, a micro-finance that offers instant loan with motor vehicles acting as security, now a simple loan of Sh 16,000 has morphed up into Sh 250,000 with unexplained interests even after completing his payment last year on June. ‘’I wonder how they do their computation on principal amount and interests.Now my motor vehicle has been auctioned that I had offered as the security.Platinum Credit motive is…

Fairview Hotel Hosts World Cup Watch Party in Nairobi

  Food, drinks and entertainment brings people together and that was our case when we were hosted a public viewing event of the opening match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Sunday, 20th November 2022 at Fairview Hotel in Nairobi. We experienced an evening tasting a variety of food and paired drinks. Everyone deserves good bonding session during a hectic month where you sit down and enjoy a once in four year event. The match which ended in favor of Ecuador after defeating the host nation Qatar with two…

10 000 Kenyans to Access to Safe Water Following New Pact

Europe Appliance maker Beko has announced plans to mobilise investments of USD 700 000 (Sh85.2 million) for water and sanitation projects in Kenya’s hard hit areas. Through a partnership with Water.org, the firm says is on a drive to mobilise capital investments for water and sanitation loans to impact hard-to-reach communities. According to Gary White, CEO and Co-founder of Water.org, the initiative will empower 10,000 Kenyans in need of access to safe water and sanitation solutions. “Access to safe water and sanitation is an essential human right, and any barriers…

NBK, Growth Match Africa, and UK Kenya Tech Hub Partner to offer board advisory program for startups

The 40 Advisors and 60 Growth stage startups will be participating in the speed networking program. National Bank of Kenya (NBK), Growth Match Africa and UK Kenya Tech Hub have partnered in a mentorship program dubbed “StartUp & Chill” to pair startups with strong mentors and advisors that have significant domain, technical or business expertise in their respective field of business to help them realize growth. Speaking at the 2nd edition of the Start Up & Chill event, Mr. Fred Kioko the Head of Change and Integration at NBK noted…