CNN meets deep sea fisherman Angus Paul

On this week’s episode of African Voices, CNN International meets deep sea fisherman Angus Paul in Malindi, Kenya. During the programme, CNN learns about his passion for fishing and the upcoming Malindi International Fishing Festival. Paul’s love for fishing has been passed down from his family as he explains: “My grandfather actually started fishing here, many years ago. And my father also he worked in the fisheries department here and his love was fishing, and he’s passed it on to me and he’s passed it on to my older son Arran.”…

Startimes bolsters local content ahead of Festive Season

By Amos Mburu Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has announced plans to upgrade its local content offering ahead of the Christmas season, this being a strategic effort to grow the company’s monthly subscriptions. Effective 8th of December, StarTimes subscribers on Basic, Classic and Unique bouquets will access a new dating show ‘Hallo Mr. Right’ that will explore singles search for their perfect partners. The show is set to run every Saturday at 9:40pm on Novela E Channel till March 2019. The company has also set out to reward subscribers during the…

MOH says Triple polio vaccination increases immunity

  By Amos Mburu The ministry of health has assured parents that recent multiple polio vaccinations in 12 Counties have no effects as it meant to increase body immunity to children under 5 years. Polio is a contagious viral illness that in its most severe form causes nerve injury leading to paralysis, difficulty breathing and sometimes death and it’s mostly transmitted through contaminated water or food, or contact with an infected person. The ministry states that the quick succession of polio vaccination was meant to seal loopholes that were left…

Greenpeace Africa Calls on China to Maintain the Ban on Rhino Horns

Conservationists in Kenya are worried by China’s decision to reverse the ban on trade in tiger bones and rhino horns.  Experts have also condemned the move as one that could have dire repercussions for the endangered species.  Reacting to these developments, Greenpeace Africa’s Senior political advisor, Fredrick Njehu has said: “China’s decision to reopen trade on rhino horns and tiger bones will not only reactivate the demand for rhino products, but also contribute to a rise in poaching and other illegal activities. This also reverses steps that have been made…

Huawei launches latest device into the Kenyan market

Huawei East and Central Africa Head of Mobile, Steve Li (C), Huawei Marketing and Communication Manager, Nakhulo Khaimia (R) and Huawei Training Manager, Derrick Alenga display the new Huawei Y9 during its launch in Nairobi.   Huawei is looking to grow footprint into Kenyas’ growing mid-range smartphone market with the launch of Huawei Y9 2019. Through the firm’s local mobile division, Huawei has unveiled the phone that comes with a new notched 6.5inch full view display According to Huawei the new device features an upgraded Central Processing Unit (CPU), front…

Kenya Red Cross eyeing to incorporate youth in solving humanitarian crisis through programming

Switch TV Presenters Nick Mudimba,Nonny Gathoni,Daniel Peter Weke,DJ Sammy Flinch,Mwenesi Musalia and Nzula Makosi during the launch.   Kenya Red Cross has launched a new TV station targeting the youth with a view to empowering them solve humanitarian challenges in their communities. The station will offer engaging local and international content that includes an entertaining mix of; drama, comedy, reality, sports and current affairs programs. It will be available on Free to Air channels on Signet and Bamba TV. According to a study conducted by Millward Brown, a research firm…

Meets FBI, a dance crew putting Kenya on a global stage

At the World Hip Hop International competition FBI won an award for best cultural act, once again putting Kenya on a global stage On this week’s episode of African Voices, CNN International meets a six-member dance crew from Kenya who represent their country on dance stages all over the world. The programme speaks to the dance crew, FBI, as they are prepare for the World Hip Hop International in Phoenix, Arizona. Ezra Njagi, one member of the dance crew, tells CNN how their name originated: “The name FBI came up through…

Elani and Greenpeace Africa join hands to encourage ecologically friendly agriculture

Entertainment brand Elani has thrown its weight behind Greenpeace Africa’s campaign for practice of environmentally safe agriculture. The fact that food security is one of the items of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four agenda means that we must all contribute towards successful agriculture. We should get to that point where Kenya does not have to import foodstuff. After all, most of these imports are coming into the country already contaminated and therefore dangerous for human consumption,” said Elani.   The band said their presence in Greenpeace campaigns will serve to…

MILLENNIAL RESHAPING HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

By Hasnain Noorani It’s hard to believe it’s been more than ten years since the 2007/2008 political skirmishes which almost brought Kenya’s economy to its knees forcing consumers to focus on reducing their expenditures. Now, for the first time since 2008, it looks like the hotel and hospitality industry is returning to normal — whatever normal is. It’s in deed heartening to see statistical evidence, which shows occupancy rates are on the rise and holiday makers are travelling again (Jumia Travel and hospitality report of 2018). For many Kenyan millennials,…

VAT will not affect Unga prices

Nairobi to host international grain millers’ conference with focus on trade wars and innovation  The Cereal Millers Association through its Chairman Mr. Mohamed Islam has confirmed that, despite the president signing the 8 % VAT law on the fuel, it will not affect the current prices of Unga at the retail shops. This is so because they had already reconsider this when the government lifted tax exceptions on wheat and maize floor products after a prolonged drought witnessed in the country early this year. Mr. Mohamed noted this during the…