East African Private Sector to offer a common industrialization vision in the region

Peter Mathuki Executive Director of EABC By Dennis Muruitu  The EABC in partnership with trademark East Africa (TMEA) is organizing a regional private sector workshop on comprehensive review of the EAC-Common External Tariff (CET) scheduled on 22nd August 2019 in Nairobi Kenya. The regional workshop will offer a platform for the private sector players to review a common industrialization vision for the region and address any inconsistencies identified in the EAC CET that hinder intra-EAC trade. The 34th meeting of the EAC council of ministers held in 2016 directed the…

Nairobi MCAs to seek court clarification on house allowances

Nairobi MCAs will move to court for guidance if the Salaries and Renumerations Commission does not effect a 2018 Court ruling that qualifies them for the perks. Led by majority leader Abdi Hassan Guyo, the MCAs have lamented the hardship they have to go through,with what they termed as meager and discriminatory earnings. READ ALSO: MCA donates foodstuffs to residents affected by inferno The MCAs new push is pegged on the 2018 Highcourt ruling over the same in the petition No. 328 of 2016. In a motion mGuyo on Thursday,the legislators…

BARBADIAN NOW FREE TO INVEST IN KENYA

By Tobby Otum President Kenyatta has invited the Barbadian business community to invest in Kenya.The Head of State has urged Barbadian investors to set shop in Kenya saying his administration has created an enabling environment for both foreign and local businesses to thrive.President Kenyatta said the Kenyan government has put in place mechanisms such as protection of investment legislation and other instruments that facilitate an enabling business environment. The Head of State added that Kenya is a signatory to a number of treaties in the region that make it a…

Uhuru receives special gifts from Magufuli

By Tobby Otum President Uhuru Kenyatta received a special gift of peacocks from his Tanzanian counterpart President John Pombe Magufuli at State House in Nairobi. The ornamental birds were delivered to the Head of State by Tanzania High Commissioner to Kenya Dr Pindi Hazara Chana who also delivered a goodwill message from President Magufuli. The birds were gifted to President Kenyatta by his host during his recent private visit to Tanzania in what President Mugufuli termed as a sign of deep respect and appreciation for the Kenyan leader. Speaking while…

CS Balala Lauds Mama Ngina drive upgrade

By Tobby Otum CThe Mama Ngina Drive in Mombasa county which is being regenerated into a waterfront and cultural district is taking shape ahead of this year’s Mashujaa Day national celebrations. Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has lauded the progress of the work at the facility which will cost the taxpayer Sh 460 million. He said the facility is a transformation gift handed over to the coast region residents by President Uhuru Kenyatta. “The place will be a historical site where family and friends will convene and interact with visitors who will throng it,” he…

Why trust, reliability, and relevance matter most to today’s news consumers

The evolution of consumer expectations Marketing has existed for as long as people have had something to sell, but the modern era – with the advent of traditional and then digital media – has transformed consumers’ relationships with products. Looking back, the birth of outbound marketing in the early 20th century created a period of mass production and inefficiency as advertising spoke AT consumers rather than WITH them. In the 1950-1960s, the marketplace became saturated and as a result, there was intense competition for customers. This saw a shift in the role…

FIXING NAIROBI: City under the sun regaining its lost glory

When he was sworn in as the Governor of Nairobi back in August 2017, not so many people had slightest of believe in Mike Mbuvi Sonko transforming the City. His predecessor, Dr Evans Kidero had by no doubt proved to be a big let down to the thousands of voters who had faith in him- owing to his cooperate world experience and outstanding education background. Two years now since the flamboyant Sonko took over, there is growing hope that the City under the sun will be great again. The beautification…

Valon lotion now in Kenya

Indian conglomerate Godrej Consumer Products Limited has launched Valon Body Lotion in Kenya, a first for the global company. Godrej Chief Executive Officer Mr. Rohit Vengurlekar said that the launch of Valon Body Lotion is part of the company’s commitment in providing East African consumers with superior quality products at great price points. READ ALSO: Greenpeace launches new tree planting initiative for school children “We have invested heavily in the Valon Body Lotion’s research and development to deliver superior skin care products at a great value for the Kenyan consumer,” said…

Cytonn hands over phase 1 of the Alma in Ruaka

Cytonn Real Estate has officially handed over The Alma Phase 1, its flagship residential development in the Ruaka town. The Alma is the most recent project to be handed over by Cytonn following last year’s completion and handing over of Amara Ridge in Karen. Phase 1 is 100% sold out. In giving her opening remarks, Yvonne Ondego, a Project Management Associate at Cytonn Real Estate noted that, “Recently, comprehensive developments have been growing in popularity because they provide an enriched living environment that caters to all the needs of its…

Aspira ink deal with Xiaomi Mi Home, to enable customers enjoy flexible payment plan

Aspira, a product-financing service provider that enables Kenyans to live their best life by buying products now and paying for them in monthly installments of 6, 9 and 12 months has partnered with Xiaomi Mi Home to offer Kenyans the opportunity to enjoy cutting edge mobile devices through an affordable financial offering. As the demand for affordable mobile devices continues to rev across the country, the partnership will take the shopping experience to the next level, by enabling shoppers to enjoy a flexible payment plan. Speaking during the launch of…