Oserian Development Company grants scholarships to top candidates within its farm

Oserian Development Company will offer full secondary school scholarships to eight top candidates from two primary schools within its farm.  The eight, six boys and two girls studied at the Oserian Primary school, a public institution and the private wing, Hilltop Primary. It was the first time in the history of the schools to produce a top candidate nationally, a fete that threw the firm’s community into a frenzy. The good performance comes in the wake of the launch, early this year, of a school feeding program to which the…

Leaders Condemn the Rising Trend of Violence against women

By Mourice Seretta A section of women leaders under the umbrella Women Agenda have condemned at the escalating trends of violence against women and children citing that in the recent past, the country has witnessed horrific murders including that of a mother and her two children in Laikipia. The women leaders also said they are also saddened by the dismembering of a lady in Bungoma, the rape and killing of a university student in Kasarani and many more incidences of femicide adding that they were deeply concerned at the rising…

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…

Top insurance agents awarded in annual fete

Kenindia Assurance has awarded its top performing insurance agents and brokers for the year 2018 in recognition of their contribution to the growth of the Company, at an event presided over by Insurance Regulatory Authority Chief Executive officer Godfrey Kiptum. Speaking at the award event, Kenindia Assurance Managing Director B.S. Sharma said the agents still play a critical role in the growth of the Company and the insurance industry in general. “Throughout this journey agents have been an integral part of our growth, for which we are grateful. We look forward to…

Net interests growth push Family Bank earnings to Ksh. 1.01 B

Family Bank CEO Rebecca Mbithi  speaking during the investor briefing    Family Bank has recorded a Sh1.01 billion profit before tax in the nine months of 2019, registering a remarkable 274% growth in earnings compared to the same period in 2018. Higher loan uptake, steady growth in customer deposits and growth in operating income are the key drivers of the bank’s profitability and the same continue on an upward trajectory. The performance, covering the period up to end of September 2019, is an improvement from the Sh269.9 million posted in…

George Njoroge is the country’s top mechanic

George Njoroge a juakali mechanic from Roysambu, Nairobi County  has emerged the overall winner of Total Kenya Plc and Toyota Kenya Ltd sponsored Total Quartz Golden Spanner Competition. He overcame competition from 41 other juakali mechanics who had made it to the finals of the competition, and George Njoroge walked away with a Toyota Hilux single cab pickup valued at Sh3 million. Three months ago, Toyota Kenya and Total Kenya embarked on a journey to equip mechanics with skills that would help them professionalize their trade. This Partnership with Total Kenya…

Garden City, Mi Vida launch New cycling event

By Mourice Sereta  Garden City Business Park and new housing developer Mi Vida, joined forces on sunday to a  new cycling event in Nairobi dubbed, The Garden City Criterium, designed to bring together both elite and recreational cyclists and encourage more Nairobians to take up the popular sport as part of a healthy lifestyle. Speaking during the event, Chris Coulson, Garden City Managing Director, and Mi Vida CEO said that this race aims to grow the riding adventure in Nairobi. “This has been our first event to bring together cycling enthusiasts…

Peter Tabichi : A Franciscan brother who gives away 80% of his income

Peter Tabichi, 36, a maths and physics teacher at Keriko secondary school in Pwani Village, in a remote part of Kenya’s Rift Valley, won the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2019. At Keriko Secondary School in Central Kenya, host Arit Okpo meets Peter Tabichi, a science teacher who received the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for 2019. As well as the title of the world’s best teacher, Tabichi received a $1 million prize and secured meetings with top dignitaries including the President of the United States. Tabichi is a member…

Now You Can App-Hail Little Boda Ride in Mombasa

Little’s General Manager Alex Mwaura Little Cab, Kenya’s fastest-growing ride-hailing company has launched its Boda Boda product in the coastal city of Mombasa. Little’s clients can now enjoy a safe, convenient and affordable way of moving in and around Mombasa without the hustle of being stuck in the daily unending traffic congestion. Little Boda was first launched in Nairobi in November 2018 before expanding its operations to Kisumu in July 2019. The expansion to Mombasa is part of Little’s wider growth and expansion plans that will see the company’s innovation availed…

Michael Joseph: Safaricom on course to deliver 4G coverage across major towns

Safaricom says it is still on course to provide 4G coverage across every town in Kenya before the end of the year. Interim CEO Michael Joseph says development of the network remains a key strategic objective for the company in the current financial year. This year, the company has invested Sh18 billion towards increasing the number of 4G sites by 50 percent and expanded coverage to 63 percent. “Investment in network infrastructure is key to support the customer base and uptake of innovative products. The development of our 4G network…