Co-op Bank unveils Sh15.2 billion customer networking program

By Amos Mburu Cooperative Bank has unveiled a Customer Networking Forum that will enable the firm build the capacity of its customers countrywide as part of a strategy to grow their businesses in changing operating environments. These forums are part of the Ksh15.2 billion programs that the bank, in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), launched in mid-2018 to provide affordable financing and business training to Kenyan MSMEs. Speaking Director Retail & Business Banking at Cooperative Bank, Arthur Muchangi said that Customer Networking Forums are a key part of…

Access Bank partners with CNN to put a spotlight on African arts

Access Bank is the inaugural sponsor of CNN’s newest programme, Africa Avant-Garde, which will tell stories across CNN’s TV and digital platforms about contemporary African culture. This sponsorship marks five years of CNN International Commercial’s (CNNIC) partnership with Access Bank, with this new campaign demonstrating the rich and vibrant arts across the continent. The introduction of Africa Avant-Garde adds to CNN International’s unique offering of shows dedicated to African business and culture – CNN Marketplace Africa, African Voices and Inside Africa. This week sees the first content go live on CNN Style’s special Africa Avant-Garde page, accompanied by exclusive Access…

Co-op Bank to offer up to 95% financing for purchase of Isuzu vehicles’

By Amos Mburu Through asset financing, Cooperative Bank of Kenya and local vehicle assembler Isuzu East Africa (Isuzu EA) has agreed to work together with business community to accelerate economic growth. In the partnership, Isuzu customers are set to enjoy Ksh 300,000 working capital to empower their business payable in 12 months, a 60-day repayment holiday that will allow SMEs to generate monthly installments, the lowest market negotiation fee of one per cent and the longest re-payment period of 60 months in the market. Also read:Co-op Bank Leasing firm awarded…

Kabisa energy drink hits Kenyan market

A new energy drink Kabisa has hit the Kenyan market shifting market trends in the sector. The Poland manufactured product for Sub Sahara African nations was first introduced in the country in November last year. According to Mutalo Group CEO Tomasz  Nowowiejski,, the company targets to change the energy drink sector in the country. Our target is to have Kabisa as the leading energy drink in Kenya. The market is favorable as we have had double sales every month since we penetrated Kenyan market,” said Nowowieysky. Before hitting the Kenyan…

KCB Introduces more borrowing options with revamped KCB-Mpesa Platform

KCB-MPESA customers will now enjoy more borrowing and saving options and faster transaction speeds. This follows a successful migration of the offering to a new and more robust platform, KCB Bank Kenya has said in a move that will allow KCB M-PESA users to borrow a loan, pay it back the same day and borrow again. The revamped product is part of KCB Bank digital banking proposition meant to deliver sustainable growth for the business into the future. “We are continually reimagining digital finance. There is need for us to…

Cîroc launches the first edition of the ‘Ciroc Life’ pool party.

  Ciroc has launched its first edition of the ‘Ciroc Life’ pool party which promises to be an unforgettable day of music and celebration. The pool party will be part of a spectacular series that will be held every other month throughout the coming year. Setting the tone for the end of year festivities, ‘Ciroc Life’ will be an affair of pure elegance, bringing together Nairobi’s celebrities and a special music act from the newly announced partner of the brand, Kagwe Mungai. The dance floor will also be ignited by leading…

Afreximbank looks to the future of African business in campaign with CNN

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is raising awareness about investment opportunities across the African continent through a multi-faceted campaign on CNN.  The campaign, established by CNN International Commercial (CNNIC), includes a dynamic mix of event partnership, TV and digital advertising, branded content, and editorial sponsorship. This media mix is across multiple CNN platforms in order to reach a wide range of business leaders, opinion formers and decision makers interested in doing business in Africa.    The focus of the campaign is Afreximbank’s landmark Intra-African Trade Fair – a seven-day event…

CNN meets deep sea fisherman Angus Paul

On this week’s episode of African Voices, CNN International meets deep sea fisherman Angus Paul in Malindi, Kenya. During the programme, CNN learns about his passion for fishing and the upcoming Malindi International Fishing Festival. Paul’s love for fishing has been passed down from his family as he explains: “My grandfather actually started fishing here, many years ago. And my father also he worked in the fisheries department here and his love was fishing, and he’s passed it on to me and he’s passed it on to my older son Arran.”…

StarTimes, SOS Children’s Villages partner to empower youths

By Amos Mburu Digital Television Company StarTimes Media and SOS Children’s Villages International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (‘MOU’) that will see the two organizations partner towards supporting Kenyan youth through vocational training. The MOU will see StarTimes support SOS Children’s Villages program in Kenya through broadening local learning opportunities and extending technical training and career opportunities in enabling beneficiaries to kick-start their entry into the job market. The SOS Children’s Villages partnership represents a strategic effort to facilitate the entry of youth into the job market while giving…

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…