Young legislators decry sidelining of youth in presidential appointments

A section of young parliamentarians has decried failure by President Uhuru Kenyatta to consider young people in his recent appointments. Speaking to the media, the lawmakers said such exclusion was unconstitutional and wanted the president to rope in the youth in his next round of appointments. We are surprised that young people were excluded from appointments to top government jobs. We expect that in his next round of appointments, the president considers the young population since it makes the greater percentage of the country’s population,” said Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja.…

Majority of Nairobians confident the City county on the right path

Majority of Nairobi residents have expressed confidence that Governor Mike Sonko’s administration is moving in the right direction. According to city residents, who are attending the ongoing public participation for the 2019/20 County Fiscal Strategy Paper, the Nairobi County government is doing well in terms of delivering on its mandate. Simon Leboo, Nairobi Deputy County Secretary, said preliminary feedback reports on the County Fiscal Strategy of 2019/20 has been positive. “Overall, the feeling among the majority of Nairobians is that they have confidence in our ability to do better,” said…

Co-op Bank, other corporate donates over Sh163 million to Beyond Zero Marathon

By Amos Mburu First Lady Margaret Kenyatta received over Sh163 million from local corporate in support of this year’s Beyond Zero Marathon slated for March 10th Nyayo Stadium. Co-op bank on Monday boosted the Beyond Zero Half Marathon fundraising initiative at state house with Ksh 20,000,000. Group Managing Director and CEO Dr. Gideon Muriuki presented the cheque to the First Lady of the Republic of Kenya. Mr. Muriuki affirmed the support for the Beyond Zero Initiative especially on maternal and child health noting that its impact is already felt by…

Bro. Isaac G.M Andabwa: The celebrant of change and success

Poor payment, treatment and discrimination of private security workers, having experienced firsthand of its worse,  made me come out of my comfort and use my intelligence, ideas and solutions to form private  security workers’ union that will spearhead and fight for workers’ rights.” Being a man of his words and determination, full of experience in the private security sector, Bro. Isaac GM Andabwa, the CEO and founder of the Kenya National Private security workers Union (KNPSWU), believes that the private security sector plays a big role in both the native…

Co-op Bank to offer up to 95% financing for purchase of Isuzu vehicles’

By Amos Mburu Through asset financing, Cooperative Bank of Kenya and local vehicle assembler Isuzu East Africa (Isuzu EA) has agreed to work together with business community to accelerate economic growth. In the partnership, Isuzu customers are set to enjoy Ksh 300,000 working capital to empower their business payable in 12 months, a 60-day repayment holiday that will allow SMEs to generate monthly installments, the lowest market negotiation fee of one per cent and the longest re-payment period of 60 months in the market. Also read:Co-op Bank Leasing firm awarded…

CNN World Rugby explores the sport’s takeover in Kenya

On this month’s episode of CNN World Rugby, host Christina Macfarlane explores the growing popularity of rugby in Kenya. Macfarlane discovers how gender stereotypes are being challenged by Kenya Sevens Women’s team and learns of the positive impact the sport is having on young girls in the country. The programme also meets Men’s Sevens player Collins Injera as he reflects on his achievements and Men’s 15s captain Davis Chenge, who outlines why many rugby players are campaigning for higher wages in Kenya. The sport has recently seen women take ownership…

Crawford International School Open doors at Tatu City

By Amos Njau Crawford International School has opened its doors in Kenya at the prestigious Tatu City, in response to the rising demand of a high-quality education. With a capacity for 1 700 students, Crawford International School is part of South Africa’s JSE-listed ADvTECH Group, Africa’s largest private education provider. The group recently acquired the Makini Group of Schools in Nairobi and Kisumu marking the start of a five-year expansion strategy in the East African region. Speaking during the official opening ceremony, Ms. Jenny Coetzee, Managing Director said Crawford International…

Co-op Bank Leasing firm awarded Sh 890 million Government fleet deal

By Amos Njau Co-operative bank’s recently-established firm dubbed Co-op Bank Fleet Africa Leasing Limited has been awarded a deal worth Sh890 million by the government. The new venture is joint partnership between the bank and global leasing specialist Super Group based in South Africa which operates locally through a subsidiary known as Fleet Africa Limited. The Sh 890 million maiden transactions is part of larger of Sh2.2 billion deal, entails the financing and delivery of a fleet of 125 vehicles to the Ministry of Interior, the National Police Service and…

Kabisa energy drink hits Kenyan market

A new energy drink Kabisa has hit the Kenyan market shifting market trends in the sector. The Poland manufactured product for Sub Sahara African nations was first introduced in the country in November last year. According to Mutalo Group CEO Tomasz  Nowowiejski,, the company targets to change the energy drink sector in the country. Our target is to have Kabisa as the leading energy drink in Kenya. The market is favorable as we have had double sales every month since we penetrated Kenyan market,” said Nowowieysky. Before hitting the Kenyan…

Quickmart opens first 24-hour branch in Lavington

Fast rising retailer Quickmart Supermarkets has opened its first 24-hour outlet inLavington’s Valley Arcade as it counts on quality services and convenience to penetrate the country’s competitive retail sector. Quickmart’s latest strategic location is expected to serve customers in the wider Kilimani region that includes Kileleshwa and Lavingtonneighborhoodswhere residents have been having limited shopping options,  relying on nearby malls that close before midnight. Marketing head at Quickmart Betty Wamaitha said the retailer, the pioneer estate shopping experience in Kenya is adding time factor to its quality services to give customers…