Aspira ink deal with Xiaomi Mi Home, to enable customers enjoy flexible payment plan

Aspira, a product-financing service provider that enables Kenyans to live their best life by buying products now and paying for them in monthly installments of 6, 9 and 12 months has partnered with Xiaomi Mi Home to offer Kenyans the opportunity to enjoy cutting edge mobile devices through an affordable financial offering. As the demand for affordable mobile devices continues to rev across the country, the partnership will take the shopping experience to the next level, by enabling shoppers to enjoy a flexible payment plan. Speaking during the launch of…

Why Social Media Freedom is Facilitating Easy Spread of Fake News

The World Economic Forum released a report in 2013 dubbed Digital Wildfires in a Hyperconnected World, which, among many other things noted that “digital wildfires” or digital misinformation could wreak havoc in the society. This is what the world is experiencing today; fake news. The report posited that the misuse of an open and easily accessible system and the greater danger of misguided attempts to prevent such outcomes would only serve to worsen the case. The definition of fake news varies often depending on the context. In fact, many people nowadays…

Little Boda now in Kisumu

Taxi hailing app Little has roll-out of its Boda Boda product in Kisumu commonly known as“Little Boda”. Speaking on the roll out CEO of Little Kamal Budhabatti said “Boda bodas are a very popular transport alternative for many Kenyans in the urban and peri urban areas. We as Little want to extend the same great offering that is available in Nairobi to extend to the Kisumu region” The service will work in the same way as Nairobi. Users will need to download and log in to the Little application, select…

Samsung’s first rotating camera phone with an intelligent battery is now available in the market

The new Samsung Galaxy A80 which has been created for the way people are engaging in the Era of Live is now available in Kenyan market. The gadget will offer compelling innovations with people now increasingly using their smartphones to share live interactions, capturing spontaneous photos, streaming live video and connecting over shared experiences that are happening instantly. The 48MP main camera on the A80, will allow users to shoot vivid images day and night, the 3D Depth camera offers Live Focus videos by scanning objects for measurement and depth. The Ultra-Wide angle…

Express Travel Group Joins Travel Leaders Network

Network to Provide International Corporate Travel Services with a Strong Local Presence Travel Group, one of East Africa’s premier travel management companies has joined Travel Leaders Network, North America’s largest travel agency organization with more than 42,000 travel advisors, as part of a major expansion of Travel Leaders’ international presence. Express Travel Group remains locally owned and will continue to service existing clients while anticipating new opportunities for expansion as part of the international network. Express Travel Group is one of several dozen travel management firms around the world that…

Coca-Cola introduces new range of beverage portfolio

Tapping into its global strategy, the Coca-Cola System in Kenya today announced its innovative portfolio of beverages into the market to offer customers more choice and convenience. The organization, which is evolving to become a Total Beverage Company, has been reshaping its growth strategy and operating model in line with changing consumer tastes and buying habits. Since 2017, it has broadened its product offerings in various category clusters including water, nectar juice, ready to drink coffee, tea bags and sports drinks. Amongst the products launched today was an addition to…

PRIDEINN PARADISE NAMES NEW GENERAL MANAGER

PrideInn Group of Hotels has broken the gender barriers by hiring for the first time a female head for its prestigious PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort & Spa in Shanzu. Ann Peggy, a former, Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort operations manager has been appointed as new General Manager for PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Convention Centre & Spa. She will be tasked with creating a new vision for the beach resort and setting direction to capture a wide range of the market from luxury travelers to free independent travelers, meetings, incentives, conferencing…

Angeliqua Rivera wins 2019 edition of Diageo World Class Kenya

Curtains came down at the Diageo World Class Bartending competition with the winner landing the chance to represent Kenya in the international competition in Glasgow, Scotland Now in its fifth year in Kenya, the World Class Bartender of the Year competition seeks to upskill bartenders and mixologists through a rigorous training regimen after which they compete for the right to represent Kenya in the international competition. The competition, which started in May, saw 42 of Kenya’s bartending elite go through an educational masterclass dubbed the ‘World Class Studios 2019′. After…

KWFT, AAR Insurance and Bliss Healthcare launch affordable health micro-insurance product

Kenya Women Microfinance Bank (KWFT) has partnered with AAR Insurance & Bliss GVS Healthcare to launch a medical micro- insurance cover targeting low and middle income earners in Kenya. The product named KWFT Afyafit is a comprehensive and affordable medical micro-insurance at only Ksh19,800 for a family of six. The product comes with an inpatient limit of Ksh 500,000, outpatient limit of Kshs 75,000, a generous maternity limit of Ksh100,000, dental and optical limit of Ksh10,000 respectively per family. KWFT Afyafit also covers chronic, psychiatric and congenital conditions as well as…

Learn about the new generation of rock climbers in Kenya

This week on Inside Africa, CNN International travels to Kenya to explore its iconic climbing culture. From urban walls to Mount Kenya’s snowy peaks, the programme learns how a new generation of climbers are conquering their own mountains. Kenyan born Allan Wide tells the writer how significant his sport, rock climbing, is to Kenya. He says:  “Climbing has always had quite a culture in Kenya. To understand it, I think you’ve probably got to go back quite far… the first ascent of Mount Kenya was in 1899. At that time…