Varsity granted green light to offer General Surgery

By Amos Njau Mount Kenya University has been accredited permission to offer a Master of Medicine in General Surgery by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board. In a letter to the university’s Vice-Chancellor. Prof. Stanley Waudo confirmed the course approval by the oversight body. “The board has granted your institution provisional approval to start the Mater of medicine programme in general surgery,” The Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board CEO Daniel Yumbya said. The accreditation comes a day after the Commission for University Education (CUE) warned Universities of offering unaccredited courses…

Young legislators decry sidelining of youth in presidential appointments

A section of young parliamentarians has decried failure by President Uhuru Kenyatta to consider young people in his recent appointments. Speaking to the media, the lawmakers said such exclusion was unconstitutional and wanted the president to rope in the youth in his next round of appointments. We are surprised that young people were excluded from appointments to top government jobs. We expect that in his next round of appointments, the president considers the young population since it makes the greater percentage of the country’s population,” said Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja.…

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…

MIPS College to focus on Private-Public partnerships

By Barbra Onkoba Milestone Institute of Professional Studies (MIPS) at Thika town is now focusing on private-public partnerships to streamline service delivery and strengthen its internal capacity to ensure students get a quality education. Speaking, George Maina, Founder, and Chairman said that the college through new with only two branches, Thika and Mombasa has a robust internal quality assurance mechanism that ensure its graduates have the desired knowledge, skills, creative abilities, and moral qualities. He said that partnering with the public institution will help in exchange of programmes noting the…

Co-op Bank, other corporate donates over Sh163 million to Beyond Zero Marathon

By Amos Mburu First Lady Margaret Kenyatta received over Sh163 million from local corporate in support of this year’s Beyond Zero Marathon slated for March 10th Nyayo Stadium. Co-op bank on Monday boosted the Beyond Zero Half Marathon fundraising initiative at state house with Ksh 20,000,000. Group Managing Director and CEO Dr. Gideon Muriuki presented the cheque to the First Lady of the Republic of Kenya. Mr. Muriuki affirmed the support for the Beyond Zero Initiative especially on maternal and child health noting that its impact is already felt by…

Bro. Isaac G.M Andabwa: The celebrant of change and success

Poor payment, treatment and discrimination of private security workers, having experienced firsthand of its worse,  made me come out of my comfort and use my intelligence, ideas and solutions to form private  security workers’ union that will spearhead and fight for workers’ rights.” Being a man of his words and determination, full of experience in the private security sector, Bro. Isaac GM Andabwa, the CEO and founder of the Kenya National Private security workers Union (KNPSWU), believes that the private security sector plays a big role in both the native…

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…

Co-operative Bank, Isuzu East Africa partner to address SMEs’ challenge

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. Co-operative Bank Director for Retail &…

CNN World Rugby explores the sport’s takeover in Kenya

On this month’s episode of CNN World Rugby, host Christina Macfarlane explores the growing popularity of rugby in Kenya. Macfarlane discovers how gender stereotypes are being challenged by Kenya Sevens Women’s team and learns of the positive impact the sport is having on young girls in the country. The programme also meets Men’s Sevens player Collins Injera as he reflects on his achievements and Men’s 15s captain Davis Chenge, who outlines why many rugby players are campaigning for higher wages in Kenya. The sport has recently seen women take ownership…