CNN explores the creative side of Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp

Last week on Inside Africa, CNN International traveled to Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp which has become a home for more than 180,000 people fleeing war and violence. The programme learns how young people in the camp are telling their own stories through film, photography and personal productions. CNN spoke to FilmAid Kenya employee Aroji Otieno who described the artistry within camp: “The creative scene in Kakuma is very vibrant… Is mainly due to a collision of cultures coming together …. It feels like it’s an expression not only of themselves,…

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…

Cîroc launches the first edition of the ‘Ciroc Life’ pool party.

  Ciroc has launched its first edition of the ‘Ciroc Life’ pool party which promises to be an unforgettable day of music and celebration. The pool party will be part of a spectacular series that will be held every other month throughout the coming year. Setting the tone for the end of year festivities, ‘Ciroc Life’ will be an affair of pure elegance, bringing together Nairobi’s celebrities and a special music act from the newly announced partner of the brand, Kagwe Mungai. The dance floor will also be ignited by leading…

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.”…

CNN travels to the largest comic convention in East Africa, NAICCON

On the latest episode of African Voices, CNN International travels to Kenya and goes behind the scenes of East Africa’s biggest comic convention with the man who started it, Thomas Imboywa. Since childhood Imboywa has had a passion for comics, gaming and animation and felt that Kenya needed a platform for people like him to express their ‘inner geek’. He explains to CNN: “We love all these weird geeky stuff… We were like we can’t afford to go to San Diego Comic Con, or New York Comic Con, or these huge comic cons…

HUAWEI INTRODUCES Y5 LITE INTO THE KENYAN MARKET

Huawei Mobile Kenya has introduced their Huawei Y5 Lite phone. The phone is a 4G enabled budget phone that will be retailing at Kshs 9,990 in retail stores across the country, operator shops and Jumia online stores. The device which falls under the Y series family is the fourth to be launched in the market this year following the successful launch of Y9 2019, Y7 Prime and Y5 Prime. Huawei Y5 Lite offers a powerful smartphone experience, at an affordable price. A large 5.45” HD with full view display which…

Wolrd Cup tops list of Kenyans Search on Google

Google today released Year in Search 2018, an overview of the searches and questions that drove Kenyans online throughout the year. The trending searches in 2018 were mainly dominated by events and personalities. Kenyans’ enthusiasm for football was once again seen in the fact that ‘World Cup 2018’ took the top spot in the trending searches, as people went online to find out more about their favourite country teams and players. News around Sharon Otieno, the slain Rongo University student, also dominated the lists of trending searches and the most…

DARLING KENYA DONATES WIGS TO CANCER CHAMPIONS

Darling Kenya Chief Executive Officer Gaurav Kaushal takes KENCASA executive director Grace Injene (L) and Mary Wambugu a breast cancer survivor through  one of their products during the Darling donation of premium wigs to cancer survivors   Darling, East Africa’s leading hair extensions manufacturer, has donated wigs to the Kenya Cancer Association (KENCANSA) for cancer champions undergoing radiation treatment and chemotherapy. The wigs are part of the premium product range the brand recently launched under its ‘Curls and Colour’ campaign. Darling Kenya Chief Executive Officer Mr. Gaurav Kaushal said that…

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…

Emirates gives Kenyans travelling to Dubai cost cut

Emirates is offering Kenyan travellers the opportunity to visit Dubai, available at a special offer for Economy and Business Class roundtrip, a free third piece of luggage of up to 23 kg and bonus Skyward miles.  Under the special offer, an Economy Class ticket from Nairobi to Dubai costs USD 309 and Business Class USD 1309. The special offer is for a limited time only and tickets must be booked between 24 October and 7 November 2018, while travel must take place between 24 October 2018 and 31 March 2019. The cost of…