Ireland mission seeks key trade partnerships with Kenyan companies

Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Government’s trade and innovation agency that works with Irish enterprises to help them grow their business internationally, leads Ireland’s first trade delegation to Kenya. 25 Enterprise Ireland clients will participate in the trade mission focused on deepening trade ties between Kenya and Ireland through greater collaboration and partnership. Enterprise Ireland client exports to Kenya €29m – Kenya identified as key growth market for clients in Agriculture, Education and Construction The Irish Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Ms. Heather Humphreys will lead Enterprise Ireland’s trade mission…

Sony introduces the new EXTRA BASS Wireless Speaker with powerful sound

Enhance every beat and boost your party with EXTRA BASS™ Keep the celebration going in any location thanks to the easy to carry design and improved durability[i] Create the perfect party atmosphere with the new lighting design[ii] and colours Sony refreshes its EXTRA BASS™ wireless speaker line up in Kenya with the addition of SRS-XB32 portable speakers. Sound that packs a punch Offering deep and punchy bass sound, the XB32 from the popular EXTRA BASS™ series of speakers from Sony, has dual passive radiators which work together with stereo full…

Stakeholders launch a $950m initiative aimed at boosting productivity for the coffee industry

Harry Kimtai, PS Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries. The Inter African Coffee Organization (IACO) has joined forces with the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) and the International Coffee Organization (ICO) to launch the $950 million ‘Africa Coffee Facility’ (ACF) to boost Africa’s coffee industry and achieve a 40 percent increase in high-quality exports worth $5 billion a year. The ACF is projected to transform Africa’s coffee production currently 10 percent of the global coffee market into a vibrant and resilient industry again. Coffee is a primary source of…

Africa must step up to support its innovators

By Robyn Curnow I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard business leaders from outside Africa refer to the continent’s enormous potential.  It’s a cliché, as well as a source of frustration for many Africans.  Put simply, we’ve heard it for too long. We know Africa is a continent rich in resources, we understand the possibilities of untapped markets, we can see the enormous progress made in certain cities.  But overall, it is difficult to escape the notion that opportunities are being squandered. Africa is also a continent…

TECNO SPARK 4 is back with its unprecedented big screen 

Global premier mobile phone brand TECNO Mobile (www.TECNO-Mobile.com) lately launched new smartphones TECNO SPARK 4, with AI Bright Camera. TECNO SPARK 4 is coming back with its unprecedented big screen and with 13MP AI Triple Rear Camera for its outstanding shooting performances. Already touted as an “immersive screen smartphone”, it is no surprise that TECNO SPARK 4 takes unprecedented step of adopting 6.52″ Dot Notch Screen, giving the users the true super full view experience. With 90% perfect screen ratio and high resolution, the world explored through TECNO SPARK 4…

New logistics App connecting shippers and transporters Launched

From Left Gordon Okitte COO tai+,  Rait Raal CEO and Chumari Wachaga Chief Technology Officer take a selfie after launching tai+ mobile App in the market. The App is expected to disrupt the digital space by creating an opportunity for the logistics industry to address perennial cargo transportation challenges such as real time information sharing, need for return cargo, demand for transport services as well as provide regular cargo. TAI+, an Estonian based mobile App that enables truckers to connect cargo shippers directly in real time has been unveiled in Kenya. The App…

Japan now the fifth biggest importer of goods into Kenya.

CNN’s Marketplace Africa explores Japanese car manufacturing in Kenya Recently on Marketplace Africa, CNN International investigated the international influence of the automotive industry in Kenya. This sector is dominated by Japanese car manufacturers who account for 80% of the market share, with Japan now the fifth biggest importer of goods into Kenya. Although Japanese automakers have been assembling vehicles in Kenya for more than three decades, no parts are currently made locally. Instead, they are imported from Japan and then assembled in Kenyan factories. Fareedh Kana, the General Manager at…

Delays in Processing Construction Permits is Hurting the Economy

By Dennis Murutu The Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) and the Kenya Private Developers Association (KPDA) say the E-Construction Permit systems has not been working as expected in various counties adversely affecting projects in the building and construction sector. Speaking during a press conference Monday to address the downtime issue on the electronic permitting systems in Kenya, the associations says they have been following this matter closely and keenly to no avail. They noted in May this year, the Nairobi County system started experiencing hitches and eventually collapsed when the…

Marketplace Africa explores Kenya’s Geothermal Power Industry

This week on Marketplace Africa, CNN International discovers how a key partnership between Kenya and Japan has led to Kenya becoming one of the top ten producers of geothermal power in the world. Nearly 50% of the total energy powering Kenya’s national electric grid is produced at the Olkaria Geothermal Field power plant. This facility is run by the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen). CNN meets Peter Ouma, the Geothermal Development Director for KenGen, who tells the programme about the power source, “Geothermal energy is thermal energy generated and stored…

Valon lotion now in Kenya

Indian conglomerate Godrej Consumer Products Limited has launched Valon Body Lotion in Kenya, a first for the global company. Godrej Chief Executive Officer Mr. Rohit Vengurlekar said that the launch of Valon Body Lotion is part of the company’s commitment in providing East African consumers with superior quality products at great price points. READ ALSO: Greenpeace launches new tree planting initiative for school children “We have invested heavily in the Valon Body Lotion’s research and development to deliver superior skin care products at a great value for the Kenyan consumer,” said…