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…

Nokia unveils latest smartphones series for the Kenyan Market

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has today announced the availability of  the Nokia 2.3 in Kenya – making it the first market that the phone is on sale – after its global launch in Cairo on 5th December. Gopher Ogembo, Senior Business Manager East Africa, HMD Global, noted that The Nokia 2.3 is a step forward in the promise of offering you experience that stays fresh longer – giving consumers access to two years of OS upgrades and three years of monthly security updates even in the affordable price tier.…

OKash wins best mobile loan platform of at the 3rd Digital Tech Excellence Awards

 OKash, one of the popular microlending applications in Kenya, has won the award for best Mobile Loan Platform of 2019 at the 3rd Digital Tech Excellence Awards in Kenya.  The award recognizes the outstanding positive impact the microlending app has had on the everyday life of its users in Kenya.  OKash is an innovative mobile microlending application that enables easy, fast and secure access to short term loans. The app-based service utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) technology to analyze the purpose of the loan as well as the repayment behavior of…

ADC Acquires New tractors to help farmers breed quality seeds

Construction and Agricultural equipment manufacturer and supplier, FEIL Group of Companies (FEIL), has sold three Landini Super 9500 and ten DT 110B Landini tractors to Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC). The tractors were delivered to Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC) earlier last month, after they were given funds by the government to purchase modern equipment to breed quality seeds, to promote food security, which is one of the Big 4 agendas in Kenya. ADC is a government parastatal under the Ministry of Agriculture tasked with breeding of cattle and sheep and empowering…

DIGITAL PENSION PLAN MOBIKEZA, PROPEL OCTAGON AMONG TOP 100 SMEs

Octagon Pension Services Limited has once again scooped the Top 100 SME award two years in a row. Kenya Top 100 mid-sized companies seek to identify Kenya’s fastest-growing medium-sized companies in order to showcase business success excellence and highlight the country’s most successful entrepreneurship stories. “We are humbled to be recognised in the Top 100 SME Awards among medium-sized companies. We are glad that our effort to leverage technology to drive efficiency and increase uptake of pension within Kenya, and the region is bearing fruits,” said Octagon Pension Services Limited CEO…

Betting firm announce plans to open shops

In line with the customer service this week, EkaBets has announced early Christmas after announcing plan to open betting shops across the Country. The company further announced continuity of boosted odds that enables customers to benefits from their stakes. Ms Sharon Kibuthu, the Operations Manager at EkaBet, says that an Odds Boost always moves the odds in the favor of the gamer and thus increases the high chances of winning. “We would like to tell our loyal customers that ,they plans are underway to open betting shops across the Country…

KWAL LAUNCHES NEW CANE SPIRIT IN KENYA

Kenya Wine Agency Limited (KWAL) has diversified its local product portfolio with the launch of Caribia cane spirit. Caribia is a finely crafted smooth cane spirit that is designed to mirror the progressive attitudes and behaviours of the Kenyan Millennial and their dynamic tastes and preferences. The product is packaged in a unique design inspired by the vitality, energy and vibrant expression of the target audience who are lovers of afro-inspired themes. Through an interactive marketing campaign dubbed Ingia kwenye mix, the new Cane will be unveiled during Reggae artist Chris…

Cytonn awarded Most Innovative Community Developer 

Cytonn Real Estate the real estate development arm of Cytonn Investments has been recognized by the International Finance Magazine as the Most Innovative Community Developer (Mixed Use) in Kenya during the International Finance Awards. “The entire award process is strictly supervised by expert panelists comprising of key subject matter experts taking extensive care in providing true in-depth analysis and review based on performance,” said a representative from International Finance. The Most Innovative Community Developer Award is given to companies that demonstrate excellence in the residential and commercial property space in…

5 enterprises to battle for funding in assistive technology

Global Disability Innovation Hub and Amref Enterprises Limited have unveiled the five local entrepreneurs selected as finalists to the First Cohort of the Innovate Now Accelerator Program. The five start-ups were picked from a total of 30 applicants who presented their assistive technology solutions to improve the overall wellbeing of persons with disabilities. The Innovate Now Accelerator will support entrepreneurs through expert mentorship, user-centred design, user-testing through a network of Live Labs, as well as access to seed funding. Innovate Now is part of the UK aid funded AT2030 Programme and is Africa’s…