Co-op Bank feted as Best Bank in Kenya at EMEA Finance Awards 2018 in London

By Barbra Onkoba The Co-operative Bank has been feted as the Best Bank in Kenya 2018 at this year’s EMEA Finance Awards. The EMEA Finance Awards are given to banks which, through their client focus and steady management, continue to increase profits, deliver credit to the retail and wholesale markets, and support local and transnational corporations do business. Also read:Xpress Money partners with Co-operative Bank to ease business operations The award gala was hosted in London, with Co-operative Bank Head of Investor Relations & Strategy James Kaburu and Co-op Bank…

CNN explores the creative side of Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp

Last week on Inside Africa, CNN International traveled to Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp which has become a home for more than 180,000 people fleeing war and violence. The programme learns how young people in the camp are telling their own stories through film, photography and personal productions. CNN spoke to FilmAid Kenya employee Aroji Otieno who described the artistry within camp: “The creative scene in Kakuma is very vibrant… Is mainly due to a collision of cultures coming together …. It feels like it’s an expression not only of themselves,…

KCB Introduces more borrowing options with revamped KCB-Mpesa Platform

KCB-MPESA customers will now enjoy more borrowing and saving options and faster transaction speeds. This follows a successful migration of the offering to a new and more robust platform, KCB Bank Kenya has said in a move that will allow KCB M-PESA users to borrow a loan, pay it back the same day and borrow again. The revamped product is part of KCB Bank digital banking proposition meant to deliver sustainable growth for the business into the future. “We are continually reimagining digital finance. There is need for us to…

Cîroc launches the first edition of the ‘Ciroc Life’ pool party.

  Ciroc has launched its first edition of the ‘Ciroc Life’ pool party which promises to be an unforgettable day of music and celebration. The pool party will be part of a spectacular series that will be held every other month throughout the coming year. Setting the tone for the end of year festivities, ‘Ciroc Life’ will be an affair of pure elegance, bringing together Nairobi’s celebrities and a special music act from the newly announced partner of the brand, Kagwe Mungai. The dance floor will also be ignited by leading…

Afreximbank looks to the future of African business in campaign with CNN

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is raising awareness about investment opportunities across the African continent through a multi-faceted campaign on CNN.  The campaign, established by CNN International Commercial (CNNIC), includes a dynamic mix of event partnership, TV and digital advertising, branded content, and editorial sponsorship. This media mix is across multiple CNN platforms in order to reach a wide range of business leaders, opinion formers and decision makers interested in doing business in Africa.    The focus of the campaign is Afreximbank’s landmark Intra-African Trade Fair – a seven-day event…

CNN meets deep sea fisherman Angus Paul

On this week’s episode of African Voices, CNN International meets deep sea fisherman Angus Paul in Malindi, Kenya. During the programme, CNN learns about his passion for fishing and the upcoming Malindi International Fishing Festival. Paul’s love for fishing has been passed down from his family as he explains: “My grandfather actually started fishing here, many years ago. And my father also he worked in the fisheries department here and his love was fishing, and he’s passed it on to me and he’s passed it on to my older son Arran.”…

Wolrd Cup tops list of Kenyans Search on Google

Google today released Year in Search 2018, an overview of the searches and questions that drove Kenyans online throughout the year. The trending searches in 2018 were mainly dominated by events and personalities. Kenyans’ enthusiasm for football was once again seen in the fact that ‘World Cup 2018’ took the top spot in the trending searches, as people went online to find out more about their favourite country teams and players. News around Sharon Otieno, the slain Rongo University student, also dominated the lists of trending searches and the most…

DARLING KENYA DONATES WIGS TO CANCER CHAMPIONS

Darling Kenya Chief Executive Officer Gaurav Kaushal takes KENCASA executive director Grace Injene (L) and Mary Wambugu a breast cancer survivor through  one of their products during the Darling donation of premium wigs to cancer survivors   Darling, East Africa’s leading hair extensions manufacturer, has donated wigs to the Kenya Cancer Association (KENCANSA) for cancer champions undergoing radiation treatment and chemotherapy. The wigs are part of the premium product range the brand recently launched under its ‘Curls and Colour’ campaign. Darling Kenya Chief Executive Officer Mr. Gaurav Kaushal said that…

Emirates gives Kenyans travelling to Dubai cost cut

Emirates is offering Kenyan travellers the opportunity to visit Dubai, available at a special offer for Economy and Business Class roundtrip, a free third piece of luggage of up to 23 kg and bonus Skyward miles.  Under the special offer, an Economy Class ticket from Nairobi to Dubai costs USD 309 and Business Class USD 1309. The special offer is for a limited time only and tickets must be booked between 24 October and 7 November 2018, while travel must take place between 24 October 2018 and 31 March 2019. The cost of…

In Pictures: DStv announce new programming for the festive season

DStv has today formally kicked off its festive campaign ahead of the longest school holiday season each calendar year with kids from public schools already at home. For Dstv, the festive season is perfect for family viewing and DStv has every good reason to get the family together. With the best programming created for family viewing, the holiday season is about to get exciting. Wherever your family is, there is where DStv is! Be it the regular nuclear family, your family of friends with whom you travel, watch sports, or…