Marketplace Africa explores Kenya’s Geothermal Power Industry

This week on Marketplace Africa, CNN International discovers how a key partnership between Kenya and Japan has led to Kenya becoming one of the top ten producers of geothermal power in the world. Nearly 50% of the total energy powering Kenya’s national electric grid is produced at the Olkaria Geothermal Field power plant. This facility is run by the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen). CNN meets Peter Ouma, the Geothermal Development Director for KenGen, who tells the programme about the power source, “Geothermal energy is thermal energy generated and stored…

Mo Salah Grilled on Retirement, AMR Warda and Women’s Rights

What does football superstar Mohamed Salah think about his position in the Egypt team and their performance in the Africa Cup of Nations? The superstar shared his thoughts in an interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson in Connect the World, and also talked about his controversy-mired colleague Amr Warda. Here are key quotes from the interview:  On winning the Champions League: “Honestly it was great. It’s a dream for everyone, the city, the player, to win a Champions League, so something great and something very big. So everyone was having that…

India’s Energy Challenge

It is big, fast growing, with a young population and a middle class that is nearly as big as the entire U.S. population. Those attributes all line up in the plus column for India, but on the other side of the ledger, this giant emerging market is dealing with a thirst for energy, rising CO2 emissions and alarming air pollution. This is India’s energy challenge and the first stop on our year-long journey around the world for CNN’s new program, The Global Energy Challenge, dedicated to discovering what is realistic…

Dr. James Mwangi: As a Leader, you should always have a clear turnaround strategy

Kimutaielves@gmail.com society needs to change one perception that government is for creating businesses for the people especially the youth. That is not true. It is creative ideas that brings about business opportunities. People need to see and treat the government simply as a regulator and formulator.” Every leader faces trying times, both internally and externally. Those external factors are often the most difficult to contend with since they are outside of a leader’s control. In fact, the current business climate has generated many shared concerns among managers across the board, regardless of the industry they…

HAJI MOTORS: Your vehicle is in the best hands

Kimutaielves@gmail.com “In anything you want to do, just know is like a baby who comes to this world completely knowing nothing but over time starts learning small by small through mistakes. So don’t fear to make mistakes but make sure you improve from the blunders you make.” People as well your clients would like to know who is Mark Okumu? An accountant by profession, and a simple businessman in Motor repair and service that is trying to create wealth in this country. Was this your dream job? Yes. Although am…

HAJI MOTORS: Your vehicle is in the best hands

Kimutaielves@gmail.com In anything you want to do, just know is like a baby who comes to this world completely knowing nothing but over time starts learning small by small through mistakes. So don’t fear to make mistakes but make sure you improve from the blunders you make.” When equipment or your car breaks down, everything from your productivity to your bottom line is disrupted. Your team needs a quick and effective solution. Then the difficult question arises; should you try for a repair, or replace the asset outright? Replacing equipment…

Maritime and Shipping PS calls assures Seafarers Union of government protection

Maritime and Shipping Principle Secretary Nancy Karigithu addressingjournalists during the inauguration of board members of Bandari Maritime Academy held at Bandari College in Mombasa County. By  Tobby Otum Maritime and Shipping Principle Secretary Nancy Karigithu said the Seafarers Union of Kenya (SUK) is a validly registered party under the trade unions act. She insisted the government won’t allow the affairs and welfare of the seafarers to be handled casually. “The splinter group under the name of Kenya Seafarers Welfare Association [KSWA] was formed as a result of an election despute,” she pointed out. Karigithu said the government won’t recognize the…

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…

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…