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…

Huawei brings Huawei y9 Prime with a panoramic viewing experience

The HUAWEI Y9 Prime 2019 is set to come out later this month. The new device boasts an all-new HUAWEI Ultra Full View Display, a completely bezel-less design free of any notches, holes or a slider. The HUAWEI Y9 Prime 2019’s 6.59 inch FHD+ Ultra Full View Display, is entirely just the display, no bezels or notches, creating a whole new viewing experience. Speaking of the soon to be launched device in the market, Huawei Mobile Country President, Steven Li said, “Huawei, a brand known for meaningful innovations for its…

Tala Celebrates Five Years of Advancing Financial Inclusion in Kenya

Tala, the leading consumer lending app in emerging markets, has disbursed loans to over 2.5 million customers globally. This was revealed during the celebrations to mark the company’s five-year anniversary. When Tala (formerly Mkopo Rahisi) launched in Kenya in 2014, it was the first in the world to offer unsecured mobile lending direct to consumers. Since then, Tala has expanded credit access across Kenya by using alternative data to instantly underwrite and disburse credit to people who have been excluded from traditional finance due to lack of credit history or…

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…

Nairobi’s majority leader challenges new Public Service Board to solve labor menace

By Erick Ludeya The approval of five nominees for the Nairobi County Public Service Board by the county assembly will help in fast tracking labor related challenges at the county. Majority leader Abdi Guyo has asked the nominees to speed the employment of qualified personnel in understaffed departments like health. The five who were approved are former Kakamega deputy speaker Abdihakim Mohamed who will be the chairman, Aisha Wanjiku, Sharon Mirella, Consolata Muthoni and Thomas Mweu. Guyo said that the board should also work on retirement plans for employees who…

Over 3,500 pupils in Machakos to benefit from free dental screening and treatment

Over 3,500 school-going children in Machakos County are set to benefit from free dental screening and treatment, courtesy of an ongoing oral health programme spearheaded by Mars Wrigley in partnership with the Kenya Dental Association (KDA).   The two-year oral health program dubbed ‘Meno yetu, afya yetu’ targets school-going children aged between six and eight years. So far, 18,000 children have been reached, in line with the target to reach 20,000 pupils by the end of the program. Phase 1 of the program, which was officially launched by Nairobi Senator Hon. Johnson…

Greenpeace: 2019-20 Budget Fails to Cater For Kenyan’s Electricity Needs

Responding to the budget speech by Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich, Greenpeace Africa’s Senior Campaign Manager, Renee Olende has said: “The Ministry of Energy has failed Kenyans yet again. The budget has a narrow focus; catering for manufacturers will not ensure adequate accessibility and efficient supply of electricity to urban, peri-urban and rural communities. Approximately 40% of Kenya’s population has access to electricity, in contrast, only 15% of rural inhabitants benefit from electricity supply. Even in urban areas,  the quality of power is low and supply is unreliable. “Kenya’s renewable…

THREE KENYAN STARTUPS WIN FULLY FUNDED TRIP TO THE OSLO INNOVATION WEEK 

Three local startups have been selected for a fully funded trip by ICT Norway to showcase at the Oslo Innovation Week in Norway where they will have an opportunity to get funding that will transform their ideas to full businesses. The three tech enterprises, Arigiene Limited, Gjenge and Escon Leather Creations impressed a panel of judges that included ICT Norway representatives Torgeir Waterhouse and Christopher Hoff during a track event for the Nairobi Innovation Week that is currently ongoing. These startups will be funded by ICT Norway, a public sector organization that links the Norwegian…

Opera launches 2019 State of Mobile Web Report for Africa

40% of Kenyans using global mobile browser Opera Mini access online social media site Facebook, says global survey. 40% of Kenyans using global mobile browser Opera Mini access online social media site Facebook, says a 2019 State of Mobile Web Report for Africa.  The report which gives a detailed look at the digital landscape of the African region further details that eight out of ten people access Facebook on a daily basis with Opera Mini registering on average 73 million browsing results to social media platforms in Q1-2019 in Africa.  According to…

Good news to DStv and GOtv Subscribers as 2019 Afcon Comes home

It’s Africa’s football stars’ time to shine! As Africa’s top footballers get together in Egypt this June for the continent’s biggest football tournament, SuperSport will bring all the action live and in HD! Kenya will play its first match on 23rd June 2019 against Algeria in the group stages and DStv and GOtv subscribers can gear up for the action at no extra cost. In true SuperSport Style with live games and HD coverage, magazine shows, detailed pre and post-game analysis from leading football experts and well packaged highlights, DStv…