Why remittances to Kenya have remained resilient despite inflation

By Ivan Kanyali Inflation is one of the most widely discussed subjects in the world today. The rising cost of food, energy, and other commodities has had an adverse impact on the financial stability of millions of households. Many families around the world have been compelled to cut back on non-essential spending, tap into savings, or change their consumption habits amid the rising cost of living. Despite the impact of inflation on households’ finances, remittances, or money sent back home by migrants living and working abroad, have remained resilient in…

Narok’s sewer system cited as an example of how innovative technology can solve health challenges

Narok Town’s first sewerage system has been internationally recognised for its positive effects on reducing incidences of waterborne diseases.   Narok’s modern sanitary sewer network and treatment plant which was commissioned in late 2020 has been used as a case study at the Plastic Pipes XIII Conference, organised by the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA).   The South Rift Valley town’s sewerage system used 5 kilometres of Weholite HDPE structured wall pipes which has resulted in reduced incidences of waterborne diseases.   “Anecdotal evidence from the Department of…

The African Union Malaria Conversation Guide For ‎Youth In Africa Officially Launched

The African Union Commission, Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and ‎Social Development launched the first continental conversation guide on malaria for youth in Africa‎ at a virtual event hosted by the AIDS Watch Africa Secretariat (www.aidwatchafrica.net) on Friday, 12 August 2022 (International Youth Day)‎ ‎from 11:00 am to 1.00 pm ‎‎(GMT+3)‎. The launch was held under the theme: ‎“Strengthening Youth Leadership and Engagement in Policy Dialogue for Malaria ‎‎Elimination in Africa‎.”‎   A study led by the RBM Partnership to End Malaria ‎highlighted that  9 in 10 African youths want to take personal action to fight against malaria, with ‎almost two-thirds believing the…

Beauty Pageant for Peace held in Nairobi ahead of elections

Wezesha Youth Initiative on Saturday 25th June 2022 held Mr and Miss Tranquility Kenya, a beauty pageant aimed at using fashion and art as a tool of peace and cohesion as we gear up for the elections. With it’s theme been in pursuit of peace love and harmony, it was the first edition of the event with various political stakeholders, artists, models in attendance. Speaking at the event, Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) Communications Director, Nelly Muluka, who represented the Chief Guest KFCB CEO Christopher Wambua, said that the…

Going For a Trip? Here Are 5 Reasons Why You Need to Pack the LG XBoom Bluetooth Speaker

Over the weekend, a couple of friends and I decided to tour the Ololosokuan Nature trail. With most of us working from home, all we needed was a break away from the indoor ambience and for once embrace the beauty that nature has to offer. The atmosphere was welcoming, birds chirped and it was all fun climbing the rocks and seeing the different types of tree species. To spice our trip, we carried along the LG XBoom Go PL5 portable Bluetooth Speaker with us. Trust me, you need some music to psyche…

Eco-friendly products will save you money in the long run

By Sa Nyoung Kim Global warming and climate change have contributed to a green consumer revolution whereby more people are buying goods they consider less harmful to the environment, while also promoting healthy lifestyles. As such, more consumers want products that have reduced negative impact on the natural surroundings. The environmental impact or footprint of a product is defined as any positive or negative effect on the ecosystem during its entire lifecycle from manufacture to disposal. IGI Global, a leading science publisher defines eco-friendly products as those that protect the…

Nice & Lovely Launches Limited Edition Body Lotion To Promote Girl-Child Education

By Michelle Anzaya Kenya’s No. 1 body lotion; Nice & Lovely has today launched a limited-edition lotion in partnership with Sky Girls Kenya. The campaign dubbed ” She’s counting on you” is aimed at boosting the confidence of the girl using the lotion, and on another, to help another girl stay in school. “We are proud to announce a partnership that will see Nice &Lovely commit to donate Ksh 5 for every limited-edition lotion bought,” said L’Oreal Managing Director, Serge Sacre during the product launch ceremony held in Nairobi .…

Form One Admission Crisis

The Regional Education Learning Initiative (RELI) has made some recommendations to the government following the recent release of the 2021 KCSE result. RELI wants the government to track and put measures on schools that consistently underperform to determine the factors behind the poor results. They say that they are concerned by the increase in poor performance since 60% of the students that sat for the exam, scored a D+. This indicates that the secondary education system has failed more than half students that sat for the 2021 KCSE. Speaking at…

EdTech: Deploying contemporary Information Technology solutions for Academic Delivery

By Paul Okanda,  The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many economic sectors and allowed a number of them to accelerate their hitherto slow adoption of information technology systems for efficient service delivery. One of the showcase emerging sectors remains the education industry. This sector is now thriving with the adoption and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in education systems, popularly known as “EdTech”. Global bodies such as the World Bank Group have stepped up engagements and support to help countries leverage EdTech investments to develop resilient hybrid learning systems.…

LG Electronics earns top rating for environment and social-friendly Innovation ahead of Earth Day

LG Electronics has received the highest possible rating in the 2021 MindClick Sustainability Assessment Program (MSAP) for Marriott International. As a supplier of hotel TVs and digital signage displays for 14 Marriott brands, LG has earned the “Leader” rating for seven consecutive years and remains the only display manufacturer to receive the distinction. Announced ahead of Earth Day, the “Leader” rating demonstrates LG’s “exemplary use of environmentally and socially responsible practices throughout the life cycle of all product lines, from material choice to end-of-life solutions,” verified by MindClick through a…