Kenya Civil Aviation Authority automates aeronautical search and rescue

The efficiency in response to aeronautical Search and Rescue is set to improve drastically after the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) launched an automated Aeronautical Search and Rescue System at the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (ARCC) located at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, shifting from the previous manual system. The setting up of the automated integrated Search and Rescue system at the ARCC that cost Kshs. 31 million will enable the KCAA Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) to have continuous coordination, of all Aeronautical Search and Rescue missions within the country.…

Emirates SkyCargo maintains supply chains for food and other perishables during COVID-19

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, continues to play a vital role in supporting Kenyan businesses through the transportation of essential food commodities using its Boeing 777-300ERs passenger aircrafts from Nairobi to Dubai. The air cargo carrier has enhanced the movement of fresh fruits and through the airline’s 10 weekly scheduled flights from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. In particular, Kenya has exported fresh fruits such as pineapple, avocados, mangoes and chilled goat meat to global markets through Emirates hub in Dubai. Mr. Saeed Abdulla, Emirates Cargo Manager, East Africa…

Governor Mutua reveals new plan for miraa farmers

Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader and presidential aspirant Dr Alfred Mutua has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to constitute a team that will secure global markets for miraa (khat) produce. The Machakos Governor said he is ready to lead a delegation and even act as a special envoy to go out and lobby foreign markets for the crop, mainly grown in the Eastern region of Meru and Embu. “I have been in Meru and Embu region to listen to issues that affect its people and they left no doubt that…

Early identification of prehypertension as a preventive measure can avert associated morbidity and death

Deaths due to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are projected to rise to 55 percent by the year 2030 On this World Hypertension Day, Kenya’s largest hypertension screening programme, AstraZeneca’s Healthy Heart Africa (HHA), has marked a six-year milestone of action against hypertension, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and implementing partners the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and the Academic Model Providing Access to Health Care (AMPATH). This comes as a new study reveals an overall burden of 54.5% and 20.8% for prehypertension and hypertension respectively, out of a…

Women Led Businesses in Kenya to benefit from Ksh 5 Million

The Search for Women led businesses is back! @iBizAfrica-Strathmore University in Partnership with Standard Chartered Bank Kenya is excited to Launch the Fourth Cohort of the Women in Tech 2020 program. The call for applicants is now open for women led small and medium businesses leveraging on technology and new business models to drive change and grow communities. The online launch which took place today showcased how @iBizAfrica and Standard chartered bank have supported and guided over 40 female led startups in Kenya through training, mentorship, coaching and Funding over…

Greenpeace Africa Raise Concerns Over Governments Plans to Shift Farmers Out of Farming

Greenpeace Africa has raised concerns with the proposal to  commercialise agriculture in Kenya. The lobby organisation says that the government and the Ministry of Agriculture want to shift farmers out of agriculture by commercialising Kenya’s agriculture sector through a new agricultural policy, the agricultural sector transformation and growth strategy (2019 – 2029). This policy also seeks to increase the use of chemical pesticides and fertilisers among Kenyan farmers. This is despite evidence from a white paper by Route to Food that some of the pesticides used in Kenya are harmful…

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…

IREN hosts virtual festival to promote international food tourism

The just-concluded IREN Growth pad Virtual Food Festival saw various tourism, food sectors, hospitality and industry players take part. The two- day digital food festival took place on the 24 th and 25th of September; under the theme; Re-Imagine, Connect, Build Food Tourism in Kenya as part of the organization’s initiative toreactivate economies through food networks. The event aimed at connecting rural-urban economies through promotion of Kenyan Indigenous cuisines, promoting both domestic and international food tourism experience in Kenya and providing a consolidated platform that showcases use of virtual reality…

SAMSUNG LAUNCHES CONSUMER EDUCATION CAMPAIGN

Samsung Electronics has announced the launch of a new customer education campaign dubbed “You Deserve More”, the campaigns objective is to educate electronics and home appliance customers on emerging consumer electronic technology to allow them to make more informed decisions. The campaign launch took place at the Samsung customer experience store at the Mirage Building along Waiyaki way. The launch is coming at a time when the demand for smart consumer electronics and home appliances is at an all-time high in Kenya. Present at the event was Mr. Sam Odhiambo, Samsung’s…

Shun Divisive Politics, Mutua Tells Political Leaders

Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader and presidential aspirant Dr Alfred Mutua has called on the people of Mt. Kenya region to remain united ahead of the general election. Dr Mutua said the region has witnessed incidents of political activities that could fan animosity and divide the community. “The political rhetoric and chest thumping that we have witnessed in parts of this region in the recent past is not good for the people,” Mutua said. He added that there are political leaders who are taking advantage of the fact that President…