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…

EABL set to reduce its carbon emissions by 95 percent annually

East African Breweries PLC (EABL) will reduce its carbon emissions by 95 percent annually as a result of Ksh. 5.1 billion renewable energy investments in its plants in Kenya and Uganda, the company has reported. The investment in biomass plants will replace heavy fuel oils used at the company’s sites in Ruaraka, Kisumu in Kenya and Port Bell in Kampala and will be powered by sustainable raw materials such as macadamia shells, coffee and rice husks and sugarcane bagasse. The shift will cut its carbon emissions by 42,000 tonnes per…

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…

Property Developer Unveils Warehouses And Storage Facility To Ease Manufacturers And Businesses Inventory Headaches

Businesses and manufacturers across East Africa are set to benefit from various warehouses and dry storage to be unveiled regionally by Myspace Properties Limited, in what economists termed as a sharing economy. The model dubbed ‘space share’ will ease manufacturers’ logistics headaches since they don’t need to own warehouses and storage and therefore not incur the cost of building and even renting the entire space that they are not using. Businesses will only be required to pay for the space they are using as they share the other space with…

Health Care Practitioners Warn Against Increased Incidences of Drug Resistance in Kenya

Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) is a threat to global health Vaccination reduces AMR by preventing infections and reducing antimicrobial use AMR could cause a 3% reduction in global GDP if not checked As the world marks antimicrobial awareness week, leading global biopharmaceutical company, Pfizer hosted a media roundtable where Health Care Practitioners warned that drug resistance also known as Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) is fast becoming a threat to global health. Drug resistance occurs when a bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites change over time and become less susceptible to antimicrobial treatments. This makes…

M-TIBA Partners With BYON8 To Provide Access To Telehealth Services

M-TIBA  has announced its partnership with BYON8 to provide access to telehealth services by offering medical packages to members through the M-TIBA platform. M-TIBA provides a platform where members can access patient care digitally from specialists on the BYON8 platform. The deal was inked by the Managing director of M-TIBA, Mr. Moses G Kuria, and the CEO and CO-founder of BYON8 Mr. Josef Murad at the M-TIBA offices. The BYON8 app has many different medical packages which offer its members an unlimited monthly fee that also allows no more annual fees…

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…