Academia among Opera news award victors’

Credit: Barbra Onkoba Karen Technical Training Institute student Kennedy Macharia and businessman Richard Kamau have been announced as the winners of Shake and win promotion by opera news. Awarding brand new cars at Renault dealership in the Simba Corp Aspire Centre, Opera news managing director Edward Ndichu said that the one month promo was meant to relieve Kenyans the world cup hangovers. He said that with over 10 million downloads, opera news has partnered with Jumia to award more than 4000 users daily with vouchers and free airtime and internet…

Obama return failed Kogello residents

The locals who had started granulating around Sauti Kuu Foundation Sports and Resource Center as early as 6am were taken back when security agents stationed at the facility denied them access. The event was an invite only and the strict security detail that comprised of the elite general service unit, regular police and the administration police as well as the diplomatic police could allow little room for breach of security. At 10am, Obama arrived with his lean entourage heading straight for a meeting at the home of his grandmother mama…

Kenya Power changes leadership

Jared Omondi Otieno has been appointed the new acting Kenya Power Chief Executive Officer taking over from Ken Tarus who stays suspended pending the determination of the ongoing court case against top managers of the utility company. Othieno’s appointment is among 12 others announced on Monday by Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter. Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter announced a new team that will replace suspended Kenya Power top managers on an interim basis. Also appointed in acting capacities are: Thagichu Kiiru –General Manager Business Strategy Imelda Bore – General Manager…

44TH US President Barrack Obama in Kenya

Former U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya Sunday, the country of his father’s birth, his first visit to this East African country since leaving office. Mr. Obama is in Kenya to help launch the sports and training center founded by his half-sister, Auma Obama, through her foundation Sauti Kuu. In Nairobi, Mr. Obama met President Uhuru Kenyatta at the official residence, according to Kenyatta’s twitter account. Mr. Obama is also expected to meet Raila Odinga, the opposition leader now working with Kenyatta’s government. Odinga and Kenyatta on March 9 pledged…

HUAWEI Y5 Prime automatically detects points of a human face

HUAWEI has introduced another innovative phone, “HUAWEI Y5 Prime” to its Y series family aimed at appealing to the tech savvy and socially fashionable youth as a focus on increasing its market share. The gadget has a memory of 2GB+16GB with 4G LTE network and18:9 Full View Display and excellent photo-taking features. It also features the stylish design of HUAWEI Full View Display; a compact design that perfectly integrates with the curved body to make it comfortable to hold. The Android 8.1.0 system and the 3020mAh battery ensure the powerful…

Kenyas’ film ‘The Cut’ Scoops International Award

A film developed by beneficiaries of the Amref Dagoretti Child Protection and Development Centre has received an international film award. ‘The Cut’, a film about a young boy trying to save his younger sister from female genital mutilation (FGM) and a forced early marriage received the Award for Best Feature at the second edition of the Africa Diaspora Cinema Festival held in Florence, Italy from July 5 to 8, 2018. The Amref Health Africa in Kenya supported Dagoretti Film School partnered with a former beneficiary of the Amref Dagoretti Child…

Technology trends shaping the hospitality sector

Credit: Josephine Wawira​ Technology is progressively becoming the backbone of the hospitality sector, and the impact is significantly being felt by hoteliers in their interactions with consumers. Below are some of the trends shaping the sector, as highlighted on the 2018 Jumia Travel. Internet & Mobile penetration Mobile penetration in Kenya is 90.4% of the adult population, while the internet penetration stands at 83% as of 2017, putting the country on a global map as a leader in share of mobile internet traffic.Mobile Bookings Mobile bookings are on the rise…

Retailing at Ksh 9,999, Huawei Y5Prime now available in the Kenya 

HUAWEI Mobile Kenya has introduced another new phone HUAWEI Y5 Prime 2018 to their Y series family. The device is available at all retail stores countrywide with an exclusive online retail at Jumia only. It features the stylish design of HUAWEI Full View Display, 5.45-inch 720×1440 display alongside 2GB of RAM and 13-megapixel rear camera. Speaking of the pre-order Derek Duh, Country Director Huawei Mobile Kenya said, “ we are introducing Y5 Prime 2018  to meet the growing demand of customers who are looking for budget friendly device that provide the…

Xpress Money partners with Co-operative Bank to ease business operations

By Amos Njau Xpress Money has partnerd with cooperative bank to increase its foot prints and strengthen its structures in the Country. Through this partnership customers will be able to send as well as receive money at 561 agent locations, which includes 150 branches of Co-operative Bank of Kenya. Xpress Money is looking at increasing its footprint in the country to ensure convenient, affordable and secure money transfer services. This partnership with Co-operative Bank of Kenya expands access to Xpress Money significantly on account of the bank’s nationwide branch network.…

Kenya Power losses 500 M on vandalism, illegal connections says Tarus

By Jacktone Lawi Kenya Power is now seeking harsher penalties for people involved in vandalism of transformers. The electricity distributor pointed out that is losing hundreds of millions in revenue from vandalism of its transformers, meter tempering and power theft through illegal connection and called for stiffer actions to deal with perpetrators of such crimes. According to the Company’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ken Tarus the firm losses about half a billion from to these vices. “We are losing KShs 500 million in revenue to vandalism and…