Exclusive Interview: How Technology is Making Work Manageable But Risking Employees Health

 In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, people across the country are working from home at unprecedented levels. Although remote work has been on the rise for some time now, up until the pandemic, the trend was relatively low. COVID-19 changed all of that as states enacted stay-at-home orders, and companies moved to telework to help slow the spread of the virus. We held an interview with Mark Muoki, The Talent hunter and Hiring manager in East Africa for Lapaire Group, who says that the majority of hiring managers plan…

Get Ready to Rise to the Challenge: Redmi Note 11 Series is Coming to Kenya

The Xiaomi Corporation announced today that the much-anticipated Redmi Note 11 Series will launch in Kenya on 17th February 2022. As a build up to the launch, the Rise to the Challenge campaign has been kicked off with a campaign song by Exray, Ndovu Kuu and Jovial. The song challenges people to rise to the challenge, to belief in themselves and go after their passions. With the song that dropped today with a music video, Xiaomi dares the public to a music challenge. To take up the challenge, one should record themselves…

3rd Edition of Chile themed Latino Sunday hosted at Alchemist

Revellers thronged the 3rd edition of Latino Sunday which was Chilean themed in celebration of the Latin America Culture hosted at The Alchemist Nairobi. The colourful event which began at 10.00am till late in the evening brought together different cultures from across the city to experience a fusion of food, dance, music and games featuring guest artistes and Dj’s. Latino Sunday is a monthly cross-cultural celebration hosted by Circolo.Life in conjunction with The United Tribe of Africa at The Alchemist. Held Once a month, it features a guest Latin American…

Wireless Earbuds to set the Trend in Tech in 2021

The tech sector this year, according to many tech gurus, is set to be defined by Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) with a great range of products tailored towards gadgets in the telecommunications sector; mobile phones. Many Kenyan millennials seem to already be setting the pace by embracing wireless over the use of the normal earphones commonly known as earbuds. According to those using wireless earbuds, they are convenient since they are light, stylish and trendsetting. One tech giant that purposes to be a tech-trendsetter brand through its “mobile phone…

Kenyans Set For A thrilling February with an AEW Wrestling Program

Kenyans are set to experience an exciting and amazing 2021 in terms of viewing experience courtesy of TNT Africa that is set to launch a series of interesting shows, among them the much-hyped AEW Dynamite, an all-action wrestling program set to redefine the space. The much-awaited AEW Dynamite will be a weekly flagship show from All Elite Wrestling, featuring a new professional wrestling league that is already taking the world by storm will be hitting the screens on Friday, February 5, at 2.20 pm with the first five episodes of the…

Sarova Hotels & Resorts Wins 2020 World Luxury Hotel Award.

Sarova Hotels and Resorts, Kenya’s first indigenous hospitality company has this year clinched top accolades at the 14th edition of the World Luxury Hotel Awards for outstanding service in the Industry. Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa clinched the best Luxury Family Beach Resort in the region while Sarova Mara Game Camp won the best Tented Safari Camp at the world’s most prestigious and exclusive awards which recognize the best facilities and service quality the hotel industry has to offer. The region’s leading Hospitality Group which is committed to hospitality…

Early identification of prehypertension as a preventive measure can avert associated morbidity and death

Deaths due to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are projected to rise to 55 percent by the year 2030 On this World Hypertension Day, Kenya’s largest hypertension screening programme, AstraZeneca’s Healthy Heart Africa (HHA), has marked a six-year milestone of action against hypertension, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and implementing partners the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and the Academic Model Providing Access to Health Care (AMPATH). This comes as a new study reveals an overall burden of 54.5% and 20.8% for prehypertension and hypertension respectively, out of a…

Greenpeace Africa Raise Concerns Over Governments Plans to Shift Farmers Out of Farming

Greenpeace Africa has raised concerns with the proposal to  commercialise agriculture in Kenya. The lobby organisation says that the government and the Ministry of Agriculture want to shift farmers out of agriculture by commercialising Kenya’s agriculture sector through a new agricultural policy, the agricultural sector transformation and growth strategy (2019 – 2029). This policy also seeks to increase the use of chemical pesticides and fertilisers among Kenyan farmers. This is despite evidence from a white paper by Route to Food that some of the pesticides used in Kenya are harmful…

Sarova Experience: It is Migration Season in Kenya

It is Migration season, and tourism enthusiasm now revolves around the Great Wildebeest Migration, but you could choose to spend your time at the Kenyan coast and marvel at how a 15-meter long and 30 ton humpback whale creates massive splashes as they jump out of the Indian Ocean waters before splashing back in with a rhythmic swim. In what is known in Kenya as a Twin Migration, wildebeest and the humpback whales migrate between the months of June to October marking a unique wildlife phenomenon that incorporates both the…

What is Coronavirus

The name for this kind of virus comes from the crownlike spikes it has on its surface — “corona” is Latin for “crown.” Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that infect mostly bats, pigs and small mammals. In rare cases, they are what scientists call zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted from animals to humans, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   How does it spread Like other coronaviruses – such as the common cold – the virus is spread via droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. It can also…