Samsung opens largest retail store in Africa

Samsung Electronics East Africa has opened the largest consumer electronics and mobile products store in Africa. At 700 square feet, this is the largest Samsung store In Africa and the second store at the Two Rivers Mall.  According to Sung Yoon, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics Africa, the opening of the new store will enhance the retail experience of customers “We remain committed to delivering quality products and technological solutions to our consumers in an accessible manner. Customers have expectations and demands from our brand, and the opening of…

Sonko:We must protect devolution at all costs  

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko welcoming Visiting Namibian president Dr Hage Gottfriend Geingob who is on a state visit to Kenya. With him are Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma and other state officials . Photo/Samson wire. By Erick Ludeya Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has warned against any plans to delist Nairobi from the 47 counties and has instead called on politicians to support devolution. Sonko has told Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot to drop his proposal through a bill targeting to scrap Nairobi County and revert its leadership to the national…

Huawei launches latest device into the Kenyan market

Huawei East and Central Africa Head of Mobile, Steve Li (C), Huawei Marketing and Communication Manager, Nakhulo Khaimia (R) and Huawei Training Manager, Derrick Alenga display the new Huawei Y9 during its launch in Nairobi.   Huawei is looking to grow footprint into Kenyas’ growing mid-range smartphone market with the launch of Huawei Y9 2019. Through the firm’s local mobile division, Huawei has unveiled the phone that comes with a new notched 6.5inch full view display According to Huawei the new device features an upgraded Central Processing Unit (CPU), front…

Innovative Kenyan entrepreneurs to battle out for 5 million

Total Kenya has announced that entries for the second edition of Startupper of the Year Challenge will include 55 countries up from the previous 34. The competition that that seeks to promote creative ideas and entrepreneurship among young citizens will see 3 winners from each country get an opportunity to make their dream a reality. The 2018/19 Total Startupper Challenge is building on a successful first edition held in 2015/16 that attracted over 800 applicants from 34 countries, 40 of them from Kenya. READ ALSO: Importance of innovation and digitization in…

Kenya Red Cross eyeing to incorporate youth in solving humanitarian crisis through programming

Switch TV Presenters Nick Mudimba,Nonny Gathoni,Daniel Peter Weke,DJ Sammy Flinch,Mwenesi Musalia and Nzula Makosi during the launch.   Kenya Red Cross has launched a new TV station targeting the youth with a view to empowering them solve humanitarian challenges in their communities. The station will offer engaging local and international content that includes an entertaining mix of; drama, comedy, reality, sports and current affairs programs. It will be available on Free to Air channels on Signet and Bamba TV. According to a study conducted by Millward Brown, a research firm…

Sonko to sign NHIF deal targeting residents in informal settlements

Sonko said his administration will not relent in its efforts of attaining accessible and quality health services in county hospitals. By Erick Ludeya Poor households in Nairobi’s informal settlements will soon enroll to an easy to pay medical scheme to be unveiled by Governor Mike Sonko in partnership with the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) The new medical scheme, once unveiled will cushion vulnerable groups in the city to ensure they get quality and free medical services in county hospitals. Speaking on Friday during the ground breaking ceremony for the…

Elani and Greenpeace Africa join hands to encourage ecologically friendly agriculture

Entertainment brand Elani has thrown its weight behind Greenpeace Africa’s campaign for practice of environmentally safe agriculture. The fact that food security is one of the items of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four agenda means that we must all contribute towards successful agriculture. We should get to that point where Kenya does not have to import foodstuff. After all, most of these imports are coming into the country already contaminated and therefore dangerous for human consumption,” said Elani.   The band said their presence in Greenpeace campaigns will serve to…

ALP eyeing lucrative grade-A warehousing market

By Jacktone Lawi The demand for grade-A warehousing, currently far exceeds supply in the country, with warehouse users reporting that finding suitable facilities is frequently impossible. This is according to recent research by Tilisi Developments. This shortage contrasts sharply with overbuild in some other real estate segments. The oversupply of commercial space in Nairobi reached 4.7m sqft in 2017, while retail space oversupply reached 3.7 m sq ft. Meanwhile, the supply of mall space rose by 41.6 per cent last year, even as demand stagnated. With occupancy levels in the…

Give agriculture a tenth of budget, farmers demand

Smallholder farmers from the East African Community bloc now want the governments of the respective countries to allocate the agricultural sector at least 10% of national budgets. Addressing journalists, the Kenya chapter of a smallholder farmers lobby group -Kenya Small Scale Farmers (KESSF)-said the sector supports a huge population across the region and therefore should be allocated commensurate funds. And, in a bid to make the portion a guarantee every financial year, the farmers further want the percentage to be made a legal requirement. Also Read: https://www.ceoafrica.co.ke/farmers-urged-to-innovative-to-meet-international-market-demand/ READ ALSO: Greenpeace calls on…

Google unveils the future of Search with new updates

Charles Mutiro Country Manager for Google Kenya   Google just turned 20 this month and is unveiling a suit of new enhancements aimed at making the task of finding answers even easier to billions of users around the world. Recent advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology will see Search become more intuitive, conversational and connecting users to more relevant and high quality information. “Today, all I have to do is launch my Search feed and I get instant access to my travel schedule, how long it will take me to…