Co-operative bank to sponsor about 655 needy students

By Dennis Muritu Co-operative bank will this year sponsor about 655 needy students from across the country through its scholarship program. This is after the lender’s board of directors announced the selection of the beneficiaries of this year’s Co-operative Bank Foundation Scholarship Scheme. Of the 655 new scholarships to Form One students, 420 were identified by the bank’s Regional Delegates’ Forums and the remaining 235 scholarships, at 5 per county,awarded by County Governments in all the 47 counties, the bank’s Group Managing Director & CEO Dr. Gideon Muriuki said. “Our…

Sonko tops governors in Clearing Pending Bills

By John Papanoo When Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko took over the office in 2017, he found pending Bills standing at Ksh. 64 Billion. The governor further realized most of the bills were fake, prompting him to go to court and obtained a moratorium stopping suppliers from forcing him to make payments until the bills were verified by his administration. In order to fast-track this, Governor Sonko set up the first Pending Bills Committee headed by Senior Advocates PLO Lumumba and Eric Mutua. READ ALSO: Sonko to fix shortage of health…

Kenyans to enjoy Billionaire Jack Mas’ Empowerment Initiative on StarTimes

Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma has set out to share his experience with Africa as well as financially support young entrepreneurs to build their own business empires. The Billionaire is tailoring an event dubbed the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI). The ANPI is a flagship initiative of the Jack Ma Foundation, created by Jack Ma after his first trip to Africa in 2017. The aim of the prize is to support and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs who are building a more sustainable and inclusive economy for the future.…

Ireland hosts education fair in Kenya

Irish Ambassador to Kenya Fionnuala Quinlan By Dennis Muruitu Irish embassy hosted an Education Fair in Kenya to highlight education opportunities and programmes that are available in Ireland across various disciplines. The event brought together students, parents, teachers, education agents, educational institutions and the Irish Embassy to showcase the benefits of studying in Ireland. Ireland has a centuries-old tradition of educational excellence, a tradition they are proud of and committed to maintaining. Today, graduates from Irish universities are welcome by employers in every industry and in every corner of the…

KOFISI, LAUNCHES NEW OFFICE IN KAREN

Kofisi, provider of flexible office work space across Africa, have opened a new office site in Karen This will serve the growing market that has been witnessed in Karen while at the same time positioning itself for new clientele to meet rising demand  “As a result of population growth, and infrastructure development, affluent suburbs like Karen are evolving and a need for flexible office work space is growing.”  said Kofisi CEO Michael Aldridge. We are currently in six countries, our vision is to open in 25 cities, representing a market size…

Over 5,000 delegates to attend Global Summit in Nairobi

(L-R) Principal Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Macharia Kamau, H.E Ms. Mette Knudsen, Ambassador Danish Embassy and UNFPA Chief of Staff Pio Smith during the Diplomatic missions and international organizations briefing on ICPD5. The Governments of Kenya and Denmark, and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today announced plans for the convening of a high-level summit to advance the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action.   The Governments of Kenya, Denmark and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have announced that atleast over…

Its Sh378bn for Counties as President Uhuru signs into law revenue bill

By Tobby Otum President Uhuru Kenyatta has assented to the Division of Revenue Bill 2019 and called on Counties to prioritize settlement of pending bills. The Head of State said he has signed into law the Division of Revenue Bill 2019 to pave way for the release of funds to counties. He said the new law allocates Shs 378.1 billion to county governments for the 2019/20 financial year. ‘’Out of the total allocation, Shs 316.5 billion is the equitable share of national revenue while Shs 61.6 billion is for conditional allocations to…

African Voices enters new era, extends partnership with Glo

Having just celebrated a decade on CNN International, African Voices is entering a new era in its quest to profile outstanding individuals across the continent with a new name, a new host, a new format and a renewed multi-year partnership with long-term sponsor Globacom. Experienced Nigerian TV presenter, Arit Okpo, is the new host of the show and will lead the program with a fresh direction to focus on changemakers across Africa. Okpo has an excellent track record, having produced and presented content for EbonyLife TV and hosting the web…

Nairobi MCAs to seek court clarification on house allowances

Nairobi MCAs will move to court for guidance if the Salaries and Renumerations Commission does not effect a 2018 Court ruling that qualifies them for the perks. Led by majority leader Abdi Hassan Guyo, the MCAs have lamented the hardship they have to go through,with what they termed as meager and discriminatory earnings. READ ALSO: MCA donates foodstuffs to residents affected by inferno The MCAs new push is pegged on the 2018 Highcourt ruling over the same in the petition No. 328 of 2016. In a motion mGuyo on Thursday,the legislators…

Four Kenyans qualify for global leadership programme in UK

Winners will travel to the UK to undergo advanced leadership training at the Møller Institute, University of Cambridge and will meet with British MPs and inspirational global leaders. Four young Kenyans were declared winners in the final selection for the British Council’s Future Leaders Connect Programme 2018 held at University of Nairobi on Thursday 8th, August 2019. Sharon Adhiambo, Nafula Wafula, Alphaxard Gitau and Dr. Phyllis M. Maina Won these years Future leaders connect initiative. The initiative that is run by the British Council – the UK’s international organisation for…