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…

Lenku Among Top Contenders for Council of Governors Chair

Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku has emerged as the odds favourite to clinch the Council of Governors chairperson position. Lenku who clinched  his second term tenure in the August 9 election is expected to battle it out with Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru who is expected to be fronted by the Kenya Kwanza Government. Governor Lenku is among the most experienced among the 47 governors having served as the Interior Cabinet Secretary in the Jubilee government. He is currently ranked as the Maa Community spokesman and will be the second governor from…

South C MCA Abbas Khalifs’ Fraudulent Dealings at Cityhall Dent Majority Leader Post

Nairobi South C Mca Abbas khalifs chances of becoming Nairobi majority leader could be in jeopardy after a section of Azimio MCAs accused him over his integrity issue. The Mcas now claims that Abbas doesn’t fit the docket of majority leader citing integrity issues with him and further saying he’s using his deep pockets to buy himself through. ”He doesn’t meet the integrity threshold of ODM to occupy such a high seat that needs clean hands and strong heart to battle given that UDA has the governorship. Azimio needs a…

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…

Carnegie Mellon University and Mastercard Foundation partner to drive youth-led digital transformation in Africa

10,000 young people across Africa are set to benefit from the new Sh33.2 billion (USD $275.7 million) partnership, which will expand the engineering and technology, research, and entrepreneurship programs. The deal between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Mastercard Foundation, in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda, announced the transformational investment in higher education and innovation in Africa. The collaboration is aimed at catalyzing opportunities for 10,000 young people from economically disadvantaged communities—particularly young women, young people with disabilities, and forcibly displaced young people—and to drive inclusive development. The $275.7…

Michelle Anekeya Appointed Head of East Africa Operations for Hudson Sandler

Strategic communications consultancy firm Hudson Sandler has appointed Michelle Anekeya as Partner, Head of East Africa. Prior to her appointment, Anekeya was based at Hill+Knowlton Strategies where she worked for over a decade serving in different positions such as associate director, client service director and account director. She has a strong track record in the development of award-winning integrated communications campaigns, crisis communications, digital communications, employee and executive communications, media relations, people management, stakeholder relations and advocacy. Her career which spans over 16 years in integrated marketing and communications has…

OPPO Teams Up with Spotify for Smart and Customized Music Experiences in ColorOS 13

Global leading technology company OPPO today announced a new partnership with popular audio streaming platform Spotify, to create an all-new easy, and customizable music experience on OPPO smartphones through its latest ColorOS 13 Android-based Operating System. With the Spotify app fully integrated with many new smart features in ColorOS 13, Kenyan listeners can now enjoy music, podcasts, and audiobooks with easier access and convenient control over the Spotify app on the home screen of their OPPO device in Kenyan markets where listeners may register for and use the Spotify service.…

MultiChoice Unveils Exciting Content Line Up for GOtv, DSTV Customers

MultiChoice Kenya held its 2022 annual content showcase this week in an exciting reveal of upcoming sports, local and international content that will keep GOtv and DStv customer on the edge of their seats in the coming months. Nancy Matimu, Managing Director MultiChoice Kenya said, “Whatever our customers choose to watch, we always aim to surprise, delight, and resonate with them, bringing them value in every way. The next six months are set to do just that. Our flagship local channels in all MultiChoice markets will continue to tell stories…