Pest free campaign Launched in Makueni to boast Mango production

(L-R)Harrigan Mukhongo Deputy Feed the Future Coordinator USAID Kenya, Esther Kimani, MD ,KEPHIS, Betty Kibaara from Rockefeller Foundation, Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Dr Oscar Magenya, Director Research & Innovation, Ministry of Agriculture during the media launch of the  ‘Komesha Fruit Fly Campaign’ at the Radisson Blu hotel. PHOTO:COURTESY. By Dennis Muritu A campaign to create a Pest Free Area will be launched in Makueni to improve production and quality of mangoes to stimulate export and increase incomes for farmers. The campaign dubbed Komesha: Zuia Fruit Fly Ufaidike will sensitize and create awareness on economic…

A faster, simpler way to buy airtime and pay electricity bills

You can now be able to buy airtime and Electricity tokens by just sending a message to a toll-free shortcode 40512, Purchasing airtime across networks, paying postpaid bills to Kenya Power and buying electricity token has been made easier by Financial Technology Services solution provider Tsenda. Tsenda is a Safaricom PLC’s Paybill-backed system, supported by Kibo Capital’s PaymentGate LLP e-Receipting system. READ ALSO: Aspira ink deal with Xiaomi Mi Home, to enable customers enjoy flexible payment plan With a mobile phone, you can now purchase airtime for any network be it…

China donates TVs to Kenya for the 10,000 Villages Digital Television Project

The Chinese Government has handed over the 800 digital television project to Kenya government being part of the 10,000 Villages Digital Television Project in Africa. The project that was launched in June 2018 has been running across the 47 Counties through the installation of satellite television services in public institutions and select individual households. Twenty households in each of the 800 villages were installed with Satellite television service composed of a satellite dish, a high definition set-top box and accessories while three public institutions in each village received two solar-powered…

New Opera-Mdundo deal to grant access to free music downloads

Global web operator Opera has partnered with Mdundo, an African music sharing platform to offer downloadable music in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Opera hopes to expand the functionalities of Opera Mini and bring African music to its users. Its popular and fast lightweight browser used by more than 100 million people around the world. Its success builds upon its great ability to speed up browsing while also saving up to 90% of data when browsing with its unique compression feature enabled. Opera Mini…

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…

EkaBet lures new subscribers with free bundles

Betting company EkaBet has announced free data bundles to new subscribers after staking tickets worth ksh 50. Recently, Ekabet announced that they have revamped mobile website to enhance quick and easily navigation of the site when placing the bet. The company operations manager Miss Sharon Kibuthu said that they have released low data usage platform that would entertain football fans. “You stand a chance to win 1 gb Safaricom bundles once you stake more than two tickets of ksh 50 each, “Miss Kibuthu said. READ ALSO : EkaBet Boosted Odds Changing…

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.…

IPM intensifies trustee trainings on pension management

IPM Executive Director James Wanyama,CIC Pension Scheme Trustee Peter Abande &Makerere Univ Scheme Chair Audit &Risk committee David Ssenoga during the Audit,Risk &Compliance workshop in Kisumu   The Institute of Pension Management (IPM) has intensified its trainings on pension management with an aim of enhancing accountability and effectiveness of pension scheme trustees and ultimately boost market confidence on pension. These workshops are informedby the exponential growth of pension funds over the last decade. With only 20% coverage of pension in the country and over 1200 pension schemes registered under the Retirements Benefits…

Tech company launches free iLearn Grade One, as KICD rolls it out to 20,000+ state schools

Atlancis Technologies has today moved to accelerate the digitisation of Kenya’s private primary schools by providing them with free tranches of the iLearn e-learning content being rolled out by KICD into more than 20,000 state primary schools. The company, which was this month named a Top 100 company for innovation, has created the only Kenyan digital content produced for the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) by Kenyan teachers, as part of its strategy of populating its Kenyan cloud platform with transformatory local content. “It was an honour to be selected by…

What you need to know about the latest whiskey in the Kenyan market

Christmas comes early to Kenyan Whiskey lovers as Glenmorangie unveils its one of its kind product in the market. In an interview at Radisson Blu Arboretum, Hamish Torrie, Director of Corporate Responsibility said that Glenmorangie boasts the highest stills in Scotland, and is known for a very delicate, refined and light spirit. He said that that the decision to set foot in Kenya was inspired for its position in the East African market and its rich hospitability. “Kenya is rich when it comes to the culture of hospitability and its…