African Voices enters new era, extends partnership with Glo

Having just celebrated a decade on CNN International, African Voices is entering a new era in its quest to profile outstanding individuals across the continent with a new name, a new host, a new format and a renewed multi-year partnership with long-term sponsor Globacom. Experienced Nigerian TV presenter, Arit Okpo, is the new host of the show and will lead the program with a fresh direction to focus on changemakers across Africa. Okpo has an excellent track record, having produced and presented content for EbonyLife TV and hosting the web…

Minet donates Ksh500, 000 to support 2019 KECOSO games

 Insurance brokerage firm, Minet Kenya has donated Ksh 500,000 to the Kenya Communications Sports Organization (KECOSO) to support the organization’s 2019 games.   Speaking at an event to have hand over the cheque to KECOSO secretariat, Minet Kenya Chief Executive Officer Mr. Sammy Muthui said the company was keen on supporting sports, one of the key pillars its corporate social responsibility programme, besides education and health. “While we conduct our business, we are always looking into ways of being purposeful to the communities that we serve and by supporting sports we believe we are…

Dr. James Mwangi: As a Leader, you should always have a clear turnaround strategy

Kimutaielves@gmail.com society needs to change one perception that government is for creating businesses for the people especially the youth. That is not true. It is creative ideas that brings about business opportunities. People need to see and treat the government simply as a regulator and formulator.” Every leader faces trying times, both internally and externally. Those external factors are often the most difficult to contend with since they are outside of a leader’s control. In fact, the current business climate has generated many shared concerns among managers across the board, regardless of the industry they…

HAJI MOTORS: Your vehicle is in the best hands

Kimutaielves@gmail.com “In anything you want to do, just know is like a baby who comes to this world completely knowing nothing but over time starts learning small by small through mistakes. So don’t fear to make mistakes but make sure you improve from the blunders you make.” People as well your clients would like to know who is Mark Okumu? An accountant by profession, and a simple businessman in Motor repair and service that is trying to create wealth in this country. Was this your dream job? Yes. Although am…

HAJI MOTORS: Your vehicle is in the best hands

Kimutaielves@gmail.com In anything you want to do, just know is like a baby who comes to this world completely knowing nothing but over time starts learning small by small through mistakes. So don’t fear to make mistakes but make sure you improve from the blunders you make.” When equipment or your car breaks down, everything from your productivity to your bottom line is disrupted. Your team needs a quick and effective solution. Then the difficult question arises; should you try for a repair, or replace the asset outright? Replacing equipment…

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…

Kariobangi Sharks FC to play Everton Football Club in Kenya

Everton Football Club will travel to Nairobi, Kenya, to take on Kariobangi Sharks Football Club in the first 2019 pre-season friendly announced by the Club. The game, organised through the SportPesa partnership, will take place on Sunday, 7 July  at the Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi. Kariobangi Sharks FC are winners of the 2019 edition of the SportPesa Cup, East Africa’s biggest football tournament, which took place in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, in January. Their 1-0 win over Bandari FC gave them regional supremacy and the opportunity to play Everton. The game against Kariobangi Sharks FC marks Everton’s second visit…

Africa is facing housing crisis, Shelter Afrique says

Majority of African countries are facing a housing crisis as a result of high population growth, increased urbanization and low supply of affordable housing, the Pan-African housing development financier, Shelter Afrique, has said. Speaking in Nairobi at the inauguration of Karibu Homes, a low-cost housing project financed by the organization, Shelter Afrique Chairman Daniel Nghidinua said the situation is compounded by lack of affordable housing finance, high cost of urban land and weak tenure security, rising construction costs, and rapid growth in slums. The company is now calling for a…

Africa governments challenged to focus on private-sector led growth

Africa will only achieve the much-needed growth and open the continent for investment if it properly taps the power of the private sector, a continental investment conference bringing together leading business leaders has been told. “Africa has to move away from state-led economic development.  Many African states seem to focus on the idea that government needs to be at the forefront of the industry,” Mmusi Maimane, leader of the Democratic Alliance, Republic of South Africa, told the ongoing 5th  African Legal Network (ALN) Africa Investment Conference in Dubai.  “The next…

Survey: 40pc of car insurance policies in Nairobi might be fake

One customer said she had an accident and when she went to claim, she was told that the insurance company did not have her details in their system, despite having paid for the premiums. 40 percent of motor vehicle insurance policies in Nairobi exist only on paper according to research released by insure tech company Bismart. It reveals that a sizeable number of Kenyan drivers could be holding fake car insurance despite having paid for the cover. The research showed that 22 percent of motor vehicle insurance policies could not…