KBL,Kenya Red Cross Society and Amref Health Africa to aid Kenyan communities

Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) has partnered with Amref Health Africa (Amref) and Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) for emergency distribution of  135,000 litres of packed sanitizers to frontline health workers and those at high risk of contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The initiative follows the appeal by the Kenyan government for individual well-wishers and corporate organisations to play their part in the fight against the disease. KBL is spending over Kshs 50 million in the programme. KBL engaged certified sanitizer producers to produce 1,000,000 pieces of 100ml sanitisers,…

Diageo Pledges Sanitiser for Front Line Health Workers

• World’s largest distiller in unprecedented global response in the UK, Ireland, the USA, Brazil, Kenya and Australia  • Pledge aimed at protecting front-line healthcare workers and overcome shortages  • Donation of alcohol is enough to produce more than five million bottles of hand sanitiser     Diageo, maker of Johnnie Walker & Smirnoff, has today pledged to enable the creation of more than five million bottles of hand sanitiser, by donating over a million litres of alcohol to manufacturing partners, to help protect front-line healthcare workers in the fight against…

Kenya confirms 4 more cases as Kagwe warns against fake news

The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Kenya has now hit 42. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Sunday announced four more cases even as the country entered the third day of the dusk to dawn curfew. One of the new cases is a Kenyan and the other three are foreigners from the United States of America, Cameroon and Burkina Faso. The CS revealed that in the last 24 hours, a total of 69 samples from suspected cases of coronavirus have been analyzed in our various laboratories: out of those…

Kenya Rapid Response against the spread of COVID in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has already helped train 1,500 Kenyan health workers in various health facilities to prepare for just this situation. When the Kenyan Government announced the country’s first case of COVID-19, clinician Jackson Njoroge was already hard at work.  He and his colleagues from the Kenyan Ministry of Health’s Rapid Response Team had already drawn up a list of people who might have come into contact with the first patient.  Now they were rushing to find them. His mission was to find another passenger from the flight that…

More than 15 countries in Africa report COVID-19 cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially designated COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March 2020. There are now 147 confirmed cases in Africa in 15 countries, and there have been four COVID-19-related deaths. “With COVID-19 officially declared a pandemic, all countries in Africa must act,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, “Every country can still change the course of this pandemic by  scaling up their emergency preparedness or response. Cases may still be low in Africa and we can keep it that way with robust all-of-government actions to fight…

How to protect yourself against the new coronavirus

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the CEO Africa website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following: Wash your hands frequently Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and…

Grocery chains now adapting to capture new markets.

With an increasing demand for customer-centric service and changing customer behavior, Kenyan supermarkets are having to redesign and rethink their strategies in order to survive. Willy Kimani, the Chief Commercial Officer of Naivas Supermarkets, speaks about the evolving customer base, “The Kenyan customer is changing; it is right now more informed. The customer has now become more complex, he is demanding more.” Around two-thirds of Kenyans buy their groceries in traditional markets or smaller stores and kiosks. Bryan Sun, Nielsen Africa Managing Director, explains how this creates the potential for…

KRA officially takes over revenue collection in Nairobi

The Kenya Revenue Authority has officially taken over revenue collection in Nairobi County as part of the deed signed on transfer of functions to the national government. The takeover which was led by Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattani   happened between the County Executive Member for Economic Planning Allan Igambi and KRA’s Commisoner General James Mburu. The deed signed between Governor Mike Sonko and Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa allowed the authority to be the principal agent for the overall revenue collection in the county. The handover happened shorlt after the…

Youths,women to be given priority in City Hall jobs

The County Government will give priority to young people and women in filling positions of the new jobs advertised on Wednesday. The Nairobi County Public Service Board on Wednesday advertised  recruitment of 800 County Constables ,200 Fire Fighters and 498 ECDE care givers. Governor Mike Sonko has promised to personally follow up to ensure that youths, women and persons with disabilities are given priority. The govenor has further called on the board to consider applicants based on merit.  We are not going to pick old people who have worked before…

Aladwa hails truce between Sonko and MCAs

Makadara MP George Aladwa has hailed the reconciliatory path taken by Govenor Mike Sonko and MCAs to avert the leadership crisis at City Hall. The Nairobi ODM chairman on Sunday said that the move to have the impeachment motion dropped will give room to service delivery and order. The legislator noted that an impeachment would have led to a by-election which would result into a heated political process in the capital. An impeachment would be suicidal and not good at all.We all wanted a sober solution and are happy that…