Four Kenyans qualify for global leadership programme in UK

Winners will travel to the UK to undergo advanced leadership training at the Møller Institute, University of Cambridge and will meet with British MPs and inspirational global leaders. Four young Kenyans were declared winners in the final selection for the British Council’s Future Leaders Connect Programme 2018 held at University of Nairobi on Thursday 8th, August 2019. Sharon Adhiambo, Nafula Wafula, Alphaxard Gitau and Dr. Phyllis M. Maina Won these years Future leaders connect initiative. The initiative that is run by the British Council – the UK’s international organisation for…

Why Social Media Freedom is Facilitating Easy Spread of Fake News

The World Economic Forum released a report in 2013 dubbed Digital Wildfires in a Hyperconnected World, which, among many other things noted that “digital wildfires” or digital misinformation could wreak havoc in the society. This is what the world is experiencing today; fake news. The report posited that the misuse of an open and easily accessible system and the greater danger of misguided attempts to prevent such outcomes would only serve to worsen the case. The definition of fake news varies often depending on the context. In fact, many people nowadays…

Dr. James Mwangi: As a Leader, you should always have a clear turnaround strategy

Kimutaielves@gmail.com society needs to change one perception that government is for creating businesses for the people especially the youth. That is not true. It is creative ideas that brings about business opportunities. People need to see and treat the government simply as a regulator and formulator.” Every leader faces trying times, both internally and externally. Those external factors are often the most difficult to contend with since they are outside of a leader’s control. In fact, the current business climate has generated many shared concerns among managers across the board, regardless of the industry they…

 Plastic Ban Requires regional policy for its success

Responding to the news that the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has issued a warning over the return of plastic bags in the country, Greenpeace Africa’s Campaigner  Amos Wemanya has said: To curb the influx of contraband single-use plastics into Kenya, the government needs to improve its coordination and collaboration among various enforcement agencies including the NEMA, National Intelligence Service and Police units acting both within and across borders to nab the illegal suppliers of banned single-use plastic carrier bags.   “Unscrupulous businessmen and traders continue to take advantage of…

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…

Suspended VCs must proceed on leave, union demands

Kenya University Staff Union (KUSU) now demands that Vice Chancellors ordered to go on suspension in disciplinary action do so immediately. Addressing journalists in Nairobi, KUSU officials said continued stay of the managers in office was impunity and called upon the Ministry of Education to take stern measures upon such leaders. It is worrying that university VC’s are running these institutions with untold impunity. Why would a VC be adamant that they will not proceed on suspension even when they have been ordered to do so?” wondered KUSU Secretary General…

City sprouted with Alcoholic retreats despite tough regulations

Issuance of new liquor licenses in Nairobi has been frozen in a move aimed at allowing Nairobi City County Alcoholic Drinks Control and Licensing Board to review existing liquor outlets. Regional Commissioner Kangethe Thuku urged the board to control and regulate the number of wines and spirits and bars sprouting near schools and in residential areas. Speaking during a sensitization workshop for local leaders, administrators and bar owners, Thuku pointed out that National Agency for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) Authority statistics for 2017 indicate Nairobi County…

Ngara ward MCA Chege Mwaura elected acting Nairobi County Assembly Speaker

Ngara ward MCA Chege Mwaura has been elected as the Nairobi County Assembly Speaker in an acting capacity. Chege who is also serving as the majority Chief Whip was elected unopposed, following the withdrawal of two other contestants Mary Njambi and Mary Ariviza. Deputy Speaker Kamangu Nyumu declared Chege validly elected as per the guidelines of article 178 (2)(b) of the Constitution and section 9 (4) (b)  of the County Government Act. The process was however marred with drama after the sudden appearance of Mary Ariviza who shouted that her…

opposition MCAs vow: We will go on with Sonko’s impeachment motion

A section of Senators and members of the Nairobi County Assembly are accusing Sonko of staging theatrics to gain political mileage even in matters he should have handled as governor a long time ago. Governor Sonko has over the past one year, sacked and suspended his county executives and officials in what critics describe as unsettling of county operations. Opposition MCAs in Nairobi have vowed to go on with Governor Mike Sonko’s impeachment motion once the assembly resumes on Tuesday next week. The MCAs are citing the ongoing Pumwani saga over…

DTB bank reassures its stakeholders all is well

Nasim Devji Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director DTB Group has emphasized in a statement that at the moment, no penalty has been imposed by the Central Bank of Kenya. The bank is currently reviewing the report with a view to providing a detailed response to the issues raised by the Central Bank of Kenya within the stipulated period. We wish to reassure our stakeholders as a responsible corporate citizen and a regulated entity, DTB respects and complies with all laws and applicable regulatory guidelines. We also wish to…