I am not a troubled man-Sonko responds to the Standard 

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has laughed off an article in one of the dailies describing his current political life as empty and weary. He has also clarified that his political career was not built on flamboyance but by the grace of God and his own good deeds. He termed the article titled “Badi, graft case spoiling party for once flashy Sonko,’’ as wishful thinking that will never see the light of the day. “I am not a troubled man but I know I have challenges which I have to handle…

KANU threaten to withdraw MP’S membership

  By Shadrack Nyakoe Leaders from various political groups have censured Mp for Kapseret Oscar Sudi and Jonathan Ng’eno of Emurrua Dikkir for uttering unprintable epithets on former First Lady Mama Ngina persona. Kenya Africa National National(KANU) leaders have threatened to throw out Ng’eno’s membership lest he comes out to apologize. Imenti Central Mp Gideon Mwiti has categorically warned MPs against disrespecting president Uhuru Kenyatta. He said that politicians must not let raw emotions destroy the national fabric. Politician Stanley Livondo popularly known as ‘Money Bag’ has called Jubilee party…

Sonko-I support Uhuru’s plans for Nairobi

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has said that the Nairobi Metropolitan Service Director General to cabinet meetings is a good gesture from President Uhuru Kenyatta in his commitment to improve service delivery in the city. The governor clarified that he has no problem with the move as long as all engagement will be done within law. “It is a decision by the President and I cannot oppose what the President thinks is good for Nairobi,” Sonko said The governor once again clarified that he has no problem with NMS and that…

Sonko to roll out massive youth empowerment program

Sonko to roll out massive youth empowerment program Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko will next month roll out a Youth Development Program that will see at least 20,000 youths directly involved in various community based activities.  The governor on Friday announced that the department of Youths and Education is working with various stakeholders to finalize on modalities through which the county government will fund all youth’s related activities.  Among the plans the county has is to introduce the Youth Talent Development Bill that will allow the county to fund artistes, sporting activities…

Kenyan entrepreneurs receive mentorship from global investment giants

The Endeavor Investment Network held its first workshop in Africa, an event, designed to provide investors with access to high-impact entrepreneurs and key members of the business and venture ecosystems in emerging markets in Africa. The participants included local entrepreneurs from Kenya, Endeavor entrepreneurs, regional investors, and international investors including global investor network members such as TPG Rise Fund, Wamda Capital, and IFC Ventures. The  Endeavor  Investor  Network’s signature “Speed-networking” session allows for  matching  amongst entrepreneurs and investors together by geography, sector and stage for 25 minute connections. The outcome of these connections is often  the…

Paxful Expands Beyond Bitcoin, Adds Tether to its Platform

Global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, announced today the addition of Tether (USDT) to its platform. The inclusion of USDT, the world’s largest stablecoin by market value, will assist users in combating a volatile market, protecting their assets, and expanding their portfolio. The industry has seen a surging demand for a stable digital currency amidst fears of an economic recession in both traditional and digital markets. In the last 12 months, Tether has established itself as a champion amongst stablecoins, with a market capitalization of over $13 billion. “We consider this a big…

Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) to Host Virtual Food Festival

The Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) is set to host a virtual food festival through the IREN Growthpad platform. The two-day digital event, which will run from 24th to 25th September aims at re-imagining tourism and food experiences in Kenya as part of the organization’s initiative to reactivate economies through food networks. Last year, IREN published an indigenous recipe book titled “Chakula Chetu: Indigenous Recipes from the Lake Region of Kenya”. This was to be followed by a vibrant food festival, however, this was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. IREN…

Governor Alfred Mutua pre-empts juicy manifesto in presidential campaign launch

By Abednego Mwikya Presidential hopeful Alfred Mutua has revealed the main pillars of his manifesto during the launch of his presidential campaigns in Mulolongo. If elected, the Machakos governor has promised to create 5 million jobs in the first three years of his tenure to absolve educated but jobless youths. “This morning millions of educated and hardworking youths woke up unemployed and broke. Sadly, again they will go to bed still jobless and broke in the evening. My priority will be to create 5 million jobs in the first three…

Samsung Announces Goodies for Galaxy Z fold 2 pre orders

Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Galaxy Z fold 2 for customers to experience the premium phone. The Experience is currently ongoing at the Delight Experience store located on Banda Street in Nairobi. The device was launched globally on 1st September is available for pre-order from 18th September to 1st October 2020. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is the most anticipated foldable phone to hit retail shelves this year. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is the successor to last year’s Galaxy Fold has a full-size 6.2-inch front screen, giving users…

Unpacking the realme C11 and realme 6 now in Kenya

The world’s fastest growing smartphone brand realme launched two more brands into the Kenyan market, bringing the total number of its trademark into the Kenyan space to three. The giant phone maker which recently celebrated its second anniversary in the industry, launched realme C11 and realme 6 in addition to realme C3 that had been launched earlier. The two new phones are already taking over the market by storm in line the brand’s Dare to Leap strategy given their features and affordability. The brand seeks to create products with leapfrog…