Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi welcomes the Christmas Season with conservation agenda

Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi marked the beginning of the Christmas Season by setting up a recycled Christmas Tree at the Lobby. The tree by Ocean Sole Africa is made from recycled ocean trash (flip flops), as part of their environmental initiatives to conserve the marine life. Our 6-foot Christmas Tree is made from over 945 recycled flip flops, with 336 hours spent by 15 artists. Mövenpick Nairobi is keen about the environment; and as part of our CSR Initiative, we chose this environmentally friendly Christmas Tree to support a…

IPM intensifies trustee trainings on pension management

IPM Executive Director James Wanyama,CIC Pension Scheme Trustee Peter Abande &Makerere Univ Scheme Chair Audit &Risk committee David Ssenoga during the Audit,Risk &Compliance workshop in Kisumu   The Institute of Pension Management (IPM) has intensified its trainings on pension management with an aim of enhancing accountability and effectiveness of pension scheme trustees and ultimately boost market confidence on pension. These workshops are informedby the exponential growth of pension funds over the last decade. With only 20% coverage of pension in the country and over 1200 pension schemes registered under the Retirements Benefits…

Tech company launches free iLearn Grade One, as KICD rolls it out to 20,000+ state schools

Atlancis Technologies has today moved to accelerate the digitisation of Kenya’s private primary schools by providing them with free tranches of the iLearn e-learning content being rolled out by KICD into more than 20,000 state primary schools. The company, which was this month named a Top 100 company for innovation, has created the only Kenyan digital content produced for the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) by Kenyan teachers, as part of its strategy of populating its Kenyan cloud platform with transformatory local content. “It was an honour to be selected by…

OKash wins best mobile loan platform of at the 3rd Digital Tech Excellence Awards

 OKash, one of the popular microlending applications in Kenya, has won the award for best Mobile Loan Platform of 2019 at the 3rd Digital Tech Excellence Awards in Kenya.  The award recognizes the outstanding positive impact the microlending app has had on the everyday life of its users in Kenya.  OKash is an innovative mobile microlending application that enables easy, fast and secure access to short term loans. The app-based service utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) technology to analyze the purpose of the loan as well as the repayment behavior of…

CHRIS MARTIN CONCERT MOVED TO IMPALA GROUND

  The much-anticipated Big Deal Concert that will be headlined by top reggae and dancehall artiste Chris Martin who jetted into the country yesterday accompanied by top dancehall artistes; D Major and Future Fambo have been moved to the Impala Grounds, Ngong Road. Due to the overwhelming response and the weather the much-hyped event has been moved to the new venue due to the overwhelming response it has gotten in terms of attendance that raises a security concern, as several heads of states will be in attendance. Speaking on the…

EkaBet Boosted Odds Changing Betting Industry

What are boosted odds? ,Majority of punters always use boosted or enhanced odd whenever they are plotting to stake the bet. Miss ,Sharon Kibuthu,the Operations Manager at ekaBet in an interview says that,an Odds Boost always moves the odds in the favor of the bettor and thus increasing the high chances of winning. She says that there are times where the odds are boosted enough that the football enthusiastic will actually forgo their entire activity for a specific event. “At EkaBet,an Odds Boost opportunity could be an increasing the payout…

Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, and Zoe saldana star in Dubai’s, ‘A Story Takes Flight’

Dubai Tourism unveils short film of self-discovery featuring Hollywood actresses directed by award-winning director Reed Morano Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) announced an exciting new collaboration with Hollywood superstars Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Zoe Saldana. The project, centers around the short film ‘A Story Takes Flight’, which stars the actresses as themselves embarking on three journeys of exploration through Dubai, filled with inspiration, discovery, and human connections. Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) commented: “Inspired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed…

Little Boda grows footprint to Nakuru

Ride-hailing company Little Cab, has launched its Boda Boda and Car products in Nakuru. Little’s clients can now enjoy a safe, convenient and affordable way of moving in and around Nakuru with minimal hassle and at affordable rates. The launch of Nakuru operations by Little comes only three weeks after a successful launch of LittleBODA product in Mombasa. The launch of Nakuru operations are in line with Little’s bigger plans of expanding its operations across the country in the short term and across the continent in the long term, thereby…

KLM’s flys the latest Dreamliner 787-10 to Nairobi

By Mourice Seretta KLM Royal Dutch Airlines introduced the latest version of the Boeing 787-10 aircraft on the Amsterdam- Nairobi route. This, as the airline embarked on a global campaign to phase out Boeing 747 from its fleet by mid-2021 in favor of the more fuel efficient, environmentally friendly and state of the art latest version of the Boeing 787-10. The move made Kenya the second destination in KLM’s African region to receive the new aircraft after Tanzania in July this year. Underscoring the airline’s confidence in the future growth…

Cytonn opens serviced apartment complex targeting business and leisure travellers.

Cysuites Apartments   Cytonn Investments has officially opened CySuites Apartment Hotel, the latest offering under its Private Equity arm. Cysuites is a serviced apartment complex with 32 two- bedroom apartments, 6 one- bedroom apartments and two penthouses that offer contemporary living and working spaces. “Our foray into Serviced Apartment Hotels is backed by thorough market research. Demand for serviced apartments continues to grow, evidenced by occupancy rates of up to 88%, according to our latest research data. Serviced apartments command very strong rental yields of about 12%, compared residential yields…