No cash for hiring as MCAs approve Sh3.6 billion to offset debts

The planned hiring of more than 1400 staff at City Hall hangs in the balance after MCAs warned that the ballooning wage bill at the county may not favour absorption of new staff. This emerged as MCAs approved Sh 3.6 billion to help clear debts owed to suppliers and contactors at City Hall. The Supplementary budget also saw Sh 1.3 billion allocated for Ward Development projects that have stalled for the last two years. Nairobi County Assembly Finance and Budget Committee Chairman Robert Mbatia while reading the supplementary budget estimates,…

Uhuru Intervenes to help BBI Rift Valley edition happen

The Saturday 21st BBI rally scheduled for Nakuru will finally take place after President Uhuru Kenyatta hosted Governors from the region at State House Nairobi. The leaders are said to have briefed him on the plans put in place to ensure the meeting is peaceful and that every Kenyan who will attend is guaranteed security. The Governors assured the President of their full backing of the BBI process and undertook to ensure unity and inclusion of all stakeholders in the run-up to the Nakuru rally. There have been reports that the…

UD Trucks Make a comeback to the East African market

UD Trucks has long been a major player in the Eastern African market. Yet 2020 is set to be a landmark year for the Japanese brand that is fully owned by the Volvo Group, as it rolls out ambitious new plans for its operations in Kenya. CMC Motors Ltd, a motor dealer with a rich legacy spanning over 70 years in Kenya and the regional market is the dealer of choice appointed by UD Trucks to continue with the dedicated development, advancement and expansion of the brand both locally and…

PRODUCT REVIEW: Vivo Y19 the ultimate battery phone

Choosing the right smartphone is definitely a mind-boggling task these days as the market is flooded with hundreds of phones that are quite able to make a difference with their quality features. Many brands are putting their best foot forward to add to their clientele. Owing to this stiff competition, users have a plethora of options to choose from. On the one hand where some brands are struggling to get more and more buyers, there are brands that have proved their worth and are known out and out. Vivo is…

GAUGING THE ECONOMIC WAVES OF CORONAVIRUS ON KENYA

The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), the apex body of the private sector in Kenya, this morning resolved to engage all its members to begin to calculate the projected economic impact of Coronavirus in each sector. The collated input will inform the development of a rapid response mitigation plan to minimize the impact of the outbreak on the Kenyan market. It will also allow the private sector to measure the impact of the expected global slowdown of trade on Kenya. KEPSA is encouraged by Executive Order No 2 ofhttps://www.expresstoday.co.ke/?p=2932&preview=true 2020…

Students across the World to join hands in the fight against modern-day slavery

This year’s #MyFreedomDay will be held on Wednesday, March 11 with schools and communities around the world coming together to raise awareness of human trafficking. Now in its fourth year, thousands of students in more than 100 countries across six continents have pledged to take part in the day of action to shine a light on the 40-million people currently trapped in slavery. CNN is asking the question ‘What does freedom mean to you?’ and encouraging students to share their responses on social media using the #MyFreedomDay hashtag. On March 11, that…

Greenpeace Africa  Lauds Plans to Roll Out Off-Grid Solar Electricity in Kenya

Responding to the news that the Government of Kenya has partnered with the World Bank to finance off-grid solar projects in Kenya,  Amos Wemanya, Greenpeace Africa’s Campaigner has said:   Greenpeace Africa has received this news with a lot of eagerness. The project will help rural off-grid households access electricity that is important in unlocking their economic potential. “Kenya is among the countries that have been hit hard by the impacts of climate breakdown. Investing in clean energy technologies such as solar, especially for the rural off-grid households will help…

Linda: How one chance opened up my PR career

Tell us about yourself I was born in Nairobi in 1992.I went to St Nicholas Primary School and later Kapropita Girls High School. I studied IT in Strathmore before pursuing communications at st Paul’s university where I majored in public relations and journalism. How was your journey after college? I was an English news editor at ATG and writer at Sunday Express Newspaper. How did you start doing PR? When I was in school I saved up enough money to start my pr firm it was always a dream of…

Womens Central League draws close to the end

Black Pearls top the table standings with 5 points from 2 games while Avengers have 4 points from one game and Thunderbirds have 1 point from one game  The second week of the URU Women’s Central Regional league had Black Pearls hosting Avengers at the Kings Park Arena. Black Pearls were coming off a historic 10-13 win against the defending champions Thunderbirds, while Avengers were playing their first match in the 3 team league. Avengers were first off the blocks using their powerful forwards to gain metres in the Pearls…

Blue Band launches 3 new products into the Kenyan Market

Blue Band has added three products to its portfolio in the East African Market. Now an Upfield brand, Blue band has introduced three new products in the market to meet its customers’ demand. In addition to its original Blue band spread, the brand has now added, peanut butter, mayonnaise, and canola oil. Grown at the foot at the foothills of Mount Kenya, Canola oil is a cholesterol-free product rich in Omega 3, 6, and 9, a healthy option for salads and shallow frying. The new Blue band peanut butter is…