Lack of welfare studies on captive breeding exposes lions to undocumented cruelty

There is a major scientific gap of animal welfare studies focusing on captive lions housed in commercial farms in South Africa. This has been revealed in a joint scientific study published earlier this month by World Animal Protection and Blood Lions. “With a substantial captive lion industry of more than 350 commercial facilities holding between 8,000-10,000 lions and the complete absence of scientific welfare studies in that industry, we are in the dark in terms of the extent and nature of the welfare issues we are dealing with. The many atrocities found by the National Council…

Huawei goes for top talent as revenue surges

Huawei technologies has set its eyes on high grade global talent in a bid to support its strategy for innovation and building a greener intelligent world. In a statement sent from the Kenya Office, the company quoted its Rotating Chairman Ken Hu saying that the firm’s focus on innovation was tied inextricably to the quality of people on its workforce as its rolled out its Top Minds Recruitment program. “For us to effectively tackle the prevailing and future global challenges, we need to attract world-class talent and work together to…

Pwani Oil Embarks on Anti-Malaria Campaign with Innovative Soap That Keeps Mosquitoes Away

The campaign is in line with World Malaria Day 2022 theme that calls for harnessing innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives. ·         It seeks to sensitize communities on Malaria prevention and the role of Detrex Citronella Soap in preventing its further spread. Pwani Oil has embarked on a countrywide campaign to educate and sensitize communities in malaria-endemic regions on malaria prevention and control with an aim to achieve zero Malaria cases. In partnership with the Kenya Progressive Nursing Association (KPNA), the manufacturer kicked off its second campaign…

Mushe’s (XMU) crypto currency token opens up its pre-launch sale

The new token revolutionises existing options through its ease of use, affordability and compatibility with multiple blockchain platforms.   Mushe (XMU) has announced the latest token which is set to revolutionize the decentralized exchanges (DEX) market. The token will be available to the public on July 4th 2022. The presale, which began on April 18th to July 3rd 2022, has seen tokens available for as low as  $0.005 on the first day, ahead of the target launch in July.   The token is built on the Constellations Hypergraph to provide the…

Salem takes the stage on Maisha Magic Plus

Mumbi Maina, Foi Wambui, Melvin Alusa, Brian Kabugi and other A-list critically acclaimed TV stars will grace your screens beginning April 11, 2022, when the much-awaited show Salem premiers on Maisha Magic Plus.   Timothy Okwaro, M-Net Director for East and Central Africa Channels said, “Hyper-local content remains a strategic differentiator for us at MultiChoice. We are already aggressively playing in this space, and we will continue to raise the bar each time with new productions such as Salem. As the country’s most loved storyteller we have continued to partner with…

Tech Leaders Root for Public -Private Cooperation to Beat Cyber Crime

A strong collaborative framework and adhering to global quality standards is the future way of managing Kenya’s cyber-criminal threats. This is the position taken by technology leaders and regulators meeting at this year’s edition of the annual ISACA Conference where a rigorous assessment of the country’s preparedness against cybercrime is taking place. In order to get there, Communications Authority Director, General Ezra Chiloba told the 300 delegates drawn from across government, regulators and various economic sectors that protecting Kenya’s cyberspace demands increased investment in qualified staffing and quality infrastructure. “The…

Nkedianye, Land Cartels Furious With Ole Lenku Over Reforms

In August 2020,Kajiado County land’s registry  launched new generation allotment letters with extra security features to cab  land fraud cases. The allotment letters have an extra eight security features over and above what the earlier allotment letters had to protect genuine land owners from fraudsters. The launch saw  12,657 plot owners acquire the new and authenticated documents after a validation process that took one year. The 26 trading centres where plot owners were issued with the new allotment letters include: Namanga, Nkoile, Ilbissil, Rombo, Ng’atataek, Loitokitok, Isinet, Isinya, Kisaju, Enoomatasian, Orum Mashuuru. Others…

Shoppers to save upto Ksh 82,000 in LGs biggest easter campaign unveiled today

LG Electronics East Africa has today unveiled its biggest Easter Campaign ever in 2022 dubbed Celebrate PASAKA na LG aimed at improving customers’ shopping experience for more value and more benefits. Customers who purchase products from LG branded shops will however receive more value and benefits in line with LGs Something Better Campaign that is currently running in the LG Brandshops. The Easter campaign is set to run between April and May in Kenya. During this period, customers will have access to quality products and services discounted for upto 35 per cent. This will see them save from as low as…

Recovery, growth key to creation of jobs in industries

By Rajul Malde The election season is in top gear. As expected, promises by politicians on how they will create jobs and re-engineer the economy are now the order of the day. However, there is a need to interrogate such claims carefully given the prevailing economic reality. The economy is not doing well as shown by the rising cost of living, including escalating prices of basic commodities like foodstuffs. Fuel prices went up significantly in mid-March further pushing up the cost of production. Given the lingering impact of Covid-19, it…

Sidian Bank, a bank with an SME focus, announced their 2021 Financial results

Sidian Bank, a mid-tier bank focused on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) has recorded an increase in its consolidated net profit to Sh486 million for the year to 31 December 2021 from Sh19 million in the prior year 2020. The increased profitability is as a result of the loan book growth in the period which grew interest income as well as lending fees. The lender received long term funding of over Sh3.5 billion in the year from Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and its Partners which has supported the bank’s SME…