Women Leaders throw weight behind Building Bridges Initiative

By Mourice Seretta    A section of women leaders under the umbrella Common Women Agenda (COWA) have called on all women in Kenyan to read and support the recently released report on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) saying that it will empower women in the country. The women led by Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu,  Nominated Senator Inimah Getrude Musuruve, Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization Rahab Mwikali, National Gender Commission Commissioner Priscillah Nyokabi and Professor Wanjiku Kabira say that the report that was released to President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake partner Raila…

DIB Bank Kenya Awarded Best Islamic Bank in Kenya at the Islamic Finance News Awards 2020

DIB Bank Kenya Limited (DIB) secured a prestigious win at the Islamic Finance News (IFN) awards for 2020 collecting the award for the Best Islamic Bank in Kenya. Recognized by Global Islamic Capital Markets for the past 15 years, the Islamic Finance News awards was held virtually to honor the most accomplished businesses operating across the global Islamic finance sector. Commenting on their success, Managing Director Peter Makau, said “We are truly honored to have been named Kenya’s Best Islamic Bank for the second year in a row. Such recognition in the current…

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority automates aeronautical search and rescue

The efficiency in response to aeronautical Search and Rescue is set to improve drastically after the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) launched an automated Aeronautical Search and Rescue System at the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (ARCC) located at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, shifting from the previous manual system. The setting up of the automated integrated Search and Rescue system at the ARCC that cost Kshs. 31 million will enable the KCAA Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) to have continuous coordination, of all Aeronautical Search and Rescue missions within the country.…

Emirates SkyCargo maintains supply chains for food and other perishables during COVID-19

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, continues to play a vital role in supporting Kenyan businesses through the transportation of essential food commodities using its Boeing 777-300ERs passenger aircrafts from Nairobi to Dubai. The air cargo carrier has enhanced the movement of fresh fruits and through the airline’s 10 weekly scheduled flights from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. In particular, Kenya has exported fresh fruits such as pineapple, avocados, mangoes and chilled goat meat to global markets through Emirates hub in Dubai. Mr. Saeed Abdulla, Emirates Cargo Manager, East Africa…

Women Led Businesses in Kenya to benefit from Ksh 5 Million

The Search for Women led businesses is back! @iBizAfrica-Strathmore University in Partnership with Standard Chartered Bank Kenya is excited to Launch the Fourth Cohort of the Women in Tech 2020 program. The call for applicants is now open for women led small and medium businesses leveraging on technology and new business models to drive change and grow communities. The online launch which took place today showcased how @iBizAfrica and Standard chartered bank have supported and guided over 40 female led startups in Kenya through training, mentorship, coaching and Funding over…

Greenpeace Africa Raise Concerns Over Governments Plans to Shift Farmers Out of Farming

Greenpeace Africa has raised concerns with the proposal to  commercialise agriculture in Kenya. The lobby organisation says that the government and the Ministry of Agriculture want to shift farmers out of agriculture by commercialising Kenya’s agriculture sector through a new agricultural policy, the agricultural sector transformation and growth strategy (2019 – 2029). This policy also seeks to increase the use of chemical pesticides and fertilisers among Kenyan farmers. This is despite evidence from a white paper by Route to Food that some of the pesticides used in Kenya are harmful…

IREN hosts virtual festival to promote international food tourism

The just-concluded IREN Growth pad Virtual Food Festival saw various tourism, food sectors, hospitality and industry players take part. The two- day digital food festival took place on the 24 th and 25th of September; under the theme; Re-Imagine, Connect, Build Food Tourism in Kenya as part of the organization’s initiative toreactivate economies through food networks. The event aimed at connecting rural-urban economies through promotion of Kenyan Indigenous cuisines, promoting both domestic and international food tourism experience in Kenya and providing a consolidated platform that showcases use of virtual reality…

SAMSUNG LAUNCHES CONSUMER EDUCATION CAMPAIGN

Samsung Electronics has announced the launch of a new customer education campaign dubbed “You Deserve More”, the campaigns objective is to educate electronics and home appliance customers on emerging consumer electronic technology to allow them to make more informed decisions. The campaign launch took place at the Samsung customer experience store at the Mirage Building along Waiyaki way. The launch is coming at a time when the demand for smart consumer electronics and home appliances is at an all-time high in Kenya. Present at the event was Mr. Sam Odhiambo, Samsung’s…

realme Brand Bags International Design Awards

It’s all about real design   Phones have evolved immensely since the 80’s, both in design and function and several models of phones have since launched in the market in tandem with customers’ dynamic demands. realme, which is currently the fastest growing smartphone brand adopts a trendsetting design concept that it has always adhered to in a bid to bring back trendy culture in the technology space. The brand explores art and beauty, going beyond the constraints of conventional aesthetics technology to bring trendsetting aesthetic design to consumption in electronic…

Africa’s Experts Converge to Prepare for World Telecommunication Development Conference 2021

The African Telecommunications Union in conjunction with the National Communication Authority of South Sudan has convened the 1st Preparatory Meeting (virtual) for the next International Telecommunication Union’s World Telecommunication Development Conference, “WTDC-21”.  The meeting aims to bring together duty bearers of the telecommunications sector across Africa in order to establish leading committees to develop the African common proposals and positions on the WTDC agenda items. The World Telecommunication Development Conference 2021 and its preparatory meetings come at a time when the world is increasingly aware of the role of ICT as a…