Job Scammers on the rise, Embu County raises concerns

The Embu County Public Service Board has raised the red flag over a fake jobs scam targeting members of the public. In an advisory to the public, board Chairman Alfred Kamau cautioned job seekers to be wary of a clique of unscrupulous individuals extorting cash with promises of securing jobs at the devolved unit. “The clique of scammers often pose as brokers or employees of the Embu County Public Service Board”, the Chairman said. Lately, the scammers have taken advantage of joblessness to deceive the job seekers that they can secure…

The British farm that went from ‘biological desert’ to biodiversity hotspot

Credits CNN In a report for Call to Earth, CNN visited the Knepp estate, a 3,500-acre area in the south of England, where a traditional farm has been transformed into a biodiversity hotspot through rewilding. Rewilding aims to restore ecosystems to a natural state and often involves the reintroduction of native animals. Since starting the process in 2001, Knepp is now home to an array of different creatures and has become a celebrated conservation success story, attracting many rare species and transforming the landscape from an English country farm to untamed wilderness. CNN…

realme Smartphone takes Kenyan market by storm week after being rolled out

realme 6 seems to have touched Kenyans with its most powerful 64Mp quad-camera in its category, as well as its affordability, retailing at 29,999 shillings including a free realme band priced at 2,999 shillings. What motivates Kenyans into embracing the use of technology, most specifically, the use of smartphones? Is it passion for change? The will to want to see a better future that thrives on the wheels of technology? In a report released in 2019, Kenya is leading the continent in terms of smartphone penetration and internet usage with…

Sonko warns NMS against blackmail over dispute

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has asked Nairobi Metropolitan Service Director General Mohamed Badi to stop blackmailing the county over the ongoing talks to fix wrangles on the transferred functions. The Governor wants the NMS boss to the office of the Artoney General which is leading talks to iron out contested issues in the Deed of Transfer of functions. Though his spokesperson Ben Mulwa, he argues that it is wrong for Badi to continue criticizing the county for allegedly frustrating the NMS yet the AG is yet to give his verdict…

Top ColorOS features to help OPPO users get the most out of their lockdown

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present new challenges every day, there has been a rapid transformation in the way we live, work and play.  With the lockdown getting extended, people would have to continue to stay home and stay safe. Amidst all this, smartphones have become the single most important device for people across age groups to connect digitally. At the epicenter of fulfilling all communication, entertainment and financial needs, smartphones are playing an increasingly critical role. It has also become important for smartphone users in Kenya to maximize…

Employment and Labour pays out Coronavirus COVID-19 benefits to workers

To date, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has received just over 55 268 applications from employers representing about 1601767 employees. The Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi has called on employers who are registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) to apply for the Covid-19 benefits through the Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme on behalf of their employees. As part of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department has issued a directive for relief to be provided to contributors who have lost income or required to take annual leave…

OPPO offers customers with a bundled discount for purchase of A92 smartphone and W31 wireless earphones

For every OPPO A92 purchased customers get an offer on the Enco W31 at Ksh5,999 OPPO, is giving customers a discount on a bundled offer for the purchase of both the OPPO A92 smartphone and the firm’s first wireless earphones in the market, Enco W31. In all its outlets countrywide, customers will receive a Ksh2,000 discount on the Enco W31 earphones that are currently selling at Ksh7,999, for every purchase of the A92, going for Ksh29,999. The smartphone comes with a Snapdragon 665 processor and a massive 5,000mAh battery. OPPO…

FUJIMORI, THE BARINGO MAN WHO SERVES KORIEMA MEAT TO NAIROBIANS

In his hometown, the dusty village of Kapluk Sub-Location in Kerio Valley in Baringo County, where he attended his primary and secondary school they fondly call him Fujimori- a nickname he inherited from former Peru President owing to his love for history and quick grasp of political events. He is, in their eyes, a hardworking son whose thirsty for success in life took him miles away to the coastal city of Mombasa two decades ago. And upon his return from a journey he started literally with nothing, had to his…

Youths,women to be given priority in City Hall jobs

The County Government will give priority to young people and women in filling positions of the new jobs advertised on Wednesday. The Nairobi County Public Service Board on Wednesday advertised  recruitment of 800 County Constables ,200 Fire Fighters and 498 ECDE care givers. Governor Mike Sonko has promised to personally follow up to ensure that youths, women and persons with disabilities are given priority. The govenor has further called on the board to consider applicants based on merit.  We are not going to pick old people who have worked before…

CABI launches resource centre to promote use of safer bio products in farming

The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) has launched a free-to- use dedicated online resource aimed at raising awareness of environmentally friendly biocontrol and biopesticide products  and promoting their uptake by growers, their advisors and farmers. The CABI BioProtection Portal will be available initially as an online website that can be used on smartphones, tablets and desktop computers, to help growers and pest management advisors identify, source and correctly apply biocontrol and biopesticide products for their specific crop-pest problems. An offline version will follow within the next weeks to…