RBA reaches out to Counties to enhance national wide coverage

  By Amos Njau Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) has extended services to informal sector to gain national wide coverage, already there are 1,248 registered schemes with 3 million members in the Country. RBA and County governments are working in collaboration to formulate structures that will entice Kenyans to save for their retirements such as tax exemption, tax-free investment income, and tax-free pension at age 65 and above. Speaking in a media Workshop, RBA CEO Mr. Nzomo Mutuku said that the authority is planning to expand coverage through targeted awareness programmes…

CNN discovers how Nairobi’s property development is reaching new heights

On this week’s episode of Marketplace Africa, host Eleni Giokos reports from Nairobi, Kenya, at a time where the city is becoming a worldwide property magnet. In its latest report, the global real estate consultancy Knight Frank declared Kenya as one of the top five property investment locations for Africa’s wealthiest individuals – coming third after the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Edwin Dande, the CEO of Cytonn Investments, explains why these individuals are now turning to Nairobi: “It tends to be a place where global companies…

How Kenya replaced the ‘baton with the pen’ and transformed prisoners’ lives

When Peter Ouko was sentenced to death for murder 20 years ago, he was sent to Kenya’s Kamiti maximum security prison, notorious for being one of the worst jails in the world. The prison was modeled on an old-style colonial system, torture was widespread, and inmates were forced to sleep on the floor amid squalor and unsanitary, overcrowded conditions. Ouko was sometimes locked up in a small cell with 13 other men for 23 and a half hours a day. Food was not guaranteed, and beatings were frequent. “When I…

First ever safety awards scheduled for Nairobi

For the first time in the country Kenya is set hold the safety wards that seeks to promote individuals and companies championing for health and safety at workplace. The awards set for 31st of August will for a start feature two counties Nairobi and Mombasa with the window open for other counties that would like to hand in submission for the awards. According to James Kinuthia the director of Safe Pro Limited, the awards will be looking at how an individual or an organisation is working towards the improvement and…

Ksh3.3 million up for grabs for creative Engineering

Kenyan engineers, across all disciplines, have a chance of winning Ksh3.3 million (£25,000) following the opening of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. The competition, an initiative of the Royal Academy of Engineering, is open to engineers who provide scalable entrepreneurial solutions for local problems. Applications will close on June 23 2018 and the winners will be announced in June 2019 and the Kenyan engineering fraternity will have another chance of producing a winner in the Africa-wide competition. 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer Brian Gitta won the 2018 Africa Prize for…

How a Kenyan coffee farmer uses cow dung to produce energy

Zeddy Rotich, a coffee farmer from Kericho County, explains to CNN how she uses cow dung to power her biogas stove. “Initially we are faced with so many challenges, struggling and getting firewood. And especially during the rainy season, wood fuel does not burn up, does not produce energy for cooking. With these many challenges of collecting firewood, we decided to come together as a group, that is a group of three hundred women. We wanted to construct some biogas units, at least ten every year for the women.” On…