KWFT, AAR Insurance and Bliss Healthcare launch affordable health micro-insurance product

Kenya Women Microfinance Bank (KWFT) has partnered with AAR Insurance & Bliss GVS Healthcare to launch a medical micro- insurance cover targeting low and middle income earners in Kenya. The product named KWFT Afyafit is a comprehensive and affordable medical micro-insurance at only Ksh19,800 for a family of six. The product comes with an inpatient limit of Ksh 500,000, outpatient limit of Kshs 75,000, a generous maternity limit of Ksh100,000, dental and optical limit of Ksh10,000 respectively per family. KWFT Afyafit also covers chronic, psychiatric and congenital conditions as well as…

Survey: 40pc of car insurance policies in Nairobi might be fake

One customer said she had an accident and when she went to claim, she was told that the insurance company did not have her details in their system, despite having paid for the premiums. 40 percent of motor vehicle insurance policies in Nairobi exist only on paper according to research released by insure tech company Bismart. It reveals that a sizeable number of Kenyan drivers could be holding fake car insurance despite having paid for the cover. The research showed that 22 percent of motor vehicle insurance policies could not…

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…

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…

Counties to benefit from free fistula Safari’s medical camps

Amref Health Africa in Kenya has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the First Lady’s Beyond Zero Secretariat to manage the fistula component of the First Lady’s medical safari camps. Under the agreement, Amref Health Africa’s role during the medical safaris will be to create awareness and mobilization for uptake of free services, conduct free fistula repair, provide post-care for patients, and provide one to one counseling. The first safari will be held this week at the Narok County National Stadium. Other Counties pre-selected for the first phase of…

WHY ANARCHY REIGNS ON OUR ROADS?

By Alfred Mosoti Road madness, a product of impunity, lacuna in law, unwillingness and/or inability to execute existing laws It is unfortunate that many are so obsessed with the ‘’Haki yetu and Haki yangu mantra’’ (Our and my rights cliché) to the extent of forgetting that rights goes hand in hand with responsibilities! Nevertheless Truth be told: Rights without Responsibilities and rights while right without responsibilities only result to confusion. Back to the main agenda: The anarchy on our roads is a product of conspiracy among three main demons namely:…

Governors spearhead realization of Kenya’s blue economy potential

By Abednego Mwikya The bid for full exploitation of the potential of Kenya’s blue economy has gained momentum after county governments vowed to rally behind the agenda. More than 20 governors from counties endowed with blue economy resources said they will be on the forefront in spurring conversations around utilization of water resources in the country with a view to creating job opportunities for unemployed Kenyans and for improvement of the economy. “Going forward, we are going to tackle the challenges that prevent this country from tapping the full potential…

Finserve releases mKey keyboard app to enrich lifestyle

The audacious app, mKey, is a case study of adapting technology to customer lifestyle needs. It has redefined how we communicate and transact by fusing social conversations with the best in financial services into a lifestyle defined by ultimate user experience.  Finserve has launched mKey, Africa’s first keyboard app to converge social, and financial services into an integrated lifestyle while rewarding users as they transact. mKey brings a differentiated user experience to the market by blending the best of social conversations with the full breadth of financial services as it…

Amref partners with the, Bungoma County to Conduct Obstetric Fistula Camps

Amref Health Africa has partnered with the County Government of Bungoma to conduct a screening and surgical treatment camp for women with obstetric fistula in Webuye County Referral Hospital. The week-long camp will also aim to increase awareness about Obstetric Fistula and targets to treat at least 50 women suffering from the condition. Obstetric fistula is a complication that can affect any woman or girl who suffers from prolonged or obstructed labour without timely access to an emergency Caesarean section. The result is the woman leaking urine and/or stool through the vagina. Speaking during the flag off…

First ever safety awards scheduled for Nairobi

For the first time in the country Kenya is set hold the safety wards that seeks to promote individuals and companies championing for health and safety at workplace. The awards set for 31st of August will for a start feature two counties Nairobi and Mombasa with the window open for other counties that would like to hand in submission for the awards. According to James Kinuthia the director of Safe Pro Limited, the awards will be looking at how an individual or an organisation is working towards the improvement and…