KCB announce plans to venture into mobile banking, close branches

KCB Group has announced plans to venture more into mobile and agent banking in the coming future following a reduction in the revenue generated by branches. According to The Groups Chief Executive, Joshua Oigara the group recorded improved performance from mobile and agent banking and will be looking to expand more into personal banking. “Branches continue to contribute less and less of our business, we will invest more in mobile and ensure ATMs remain stable. We will no longer need to have branches when we have these agents since they…

Luxury tree houses that will bring to life your childhood fantasies

Remember that backyard escape with your siblings to a tree house? Or a lazy solo afternoon of quiet to read, relax and reflect on the events of your youthful days? Oh, how sometimes we wish to relive those moments where we can just forget, even for a weekend, the stresses of our adult life, and hideaway amidst tree branches. Well, with glamping hub, it is still possible to fulfill your childhood fantasies with a perfect opportunity to spend a cherished night and to wake up to the chirping of the…

CNN discovers how Nairobi’s property development is reaching new heights

On this week’s episode of Marketplace Africa, host Eleni Giokos reports from Nairobi, Kenya, at a time where the city is becoming a worldwide property magnet. In its latest report, the global real estate consultancy Knight Frank declared Kenya as one of the top five property investment locations for Africa’s wealthiest individuals – coming third after the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Edwin Dande, the CEO of Cytonn Investments, explains why these individuals are now turning to Nairobi: “It tends to be a place where global companies…

Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018 finalists

Ecobank, the leading independent pan-African banking group, has announced the finalists for the 2nd edition of the annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge, a competition for Africa-focused technology start-ups. An Innovation Fair & Awards ceremony will honour the start-ups on August 30, 2018 at the global headquarters of Ecobank in Lomé, Togo. The list includes eleven (11) fintech start-ups from across the continent and beyond. At the ceremony, the start-ups will exhibit and pitch their products to a jury for the Ecobank Africa Fintech Prize, which will be awarded the top innovator…

Kenya to showcase tourist attractions during Skal global conference

By Abednego Mwikya Kenya will for the first time host the global Skal conference in Mombasa in October this year. The five-day conference is expected to give local tourism hotspots a boost from the conference will provide an opportunity for both local and international delegates to tour various attractions during their stay in Kenya. During a media briefing in Nairobi, Tourism and Wildlife CS Najib Balala said Kenya was honored to host the conference this time, saying insecurity posed by Al Shabaab and Ebola outbreaks in DRC had denied Kenya…

Demystifying Luxury Tourism: A Case Study of Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa

Credits: Josephine Wawira / PR Manager – Jumia Kenya Luxury tourism is being redefined just like every aspect of the hospitality industry. Beyond the world of first-class flights to the coast of Kenya and the palatial beach resorts previously experienced by an older, wealthier generation, luxury tourism has evolved to include a younger generation in the rising middle class. So how do the affluent beach resorts maintain the exclusivity and top-notch services while catering to the needs of a mushrooming, well-off population?   Types of Luxury Travelers A no brainer for…

Huawei advances its souk forte globally

Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), the global smartphone giant, overtook Apple in second quarter of 2018 to become number two smartphone vendor globally for the first time. According to International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide, Huawei earned 15.8 per cent market ahead of Apple at 12.1 per cent. The entry of Huawei in the second position marks a turning point for the smartphone industry as it delivered shipments of 54.2 million units with a record high market share of 15.8%. Huawei has recorded 41% year-on-year growth leaping ahead of the other two…

NEW Power FORMULATION IN SHELL FUELS

Vivo Energy Kenya has launched its new Shell fuels portfolio; Shell V-Power, Shell FuelSave Unleaded and Shell FuelSave Diesel, designed for engine efficiency. The new fuels now have DYNAFLEX technology that has been developed to help clean and protect key components in the engines, designed to work with both modern and older vehicles. Managing Director Vivo Energy Kenya Mr. Joe Muganda emphasised the drive that the organization has to constantly offer customers the very best at Shell Service stations. “We place customers at the heart of everything we do, and…

Hemingways partners with EcoWorld for eco-awareness course

As part of its commitment to preserving the Kenyan coastline and ecosystem within it, Hemingways Watamu hotel has amalgamated with a local non-governmental organization ‘EcoWorld Watamu,’ which employs underprivileged locals to collect plastic debris along the beach each week and reuse and recycle it for better purposes. All plastic waste from Hemingways Watamu is directed to EcoWorld where it is separated according to weight and colour, before being shredded or melted, and recycled.  The recycled waste is used in creating art works, furniture, fence posts, and trinkets, generating income while…

Spain’s La Liga and Ronaldo, Seria A debut to be enjoyed by GOtv Subscribers

  With the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, GOtv customers are in for an enormous viewing of over 760 matches set to commence mid-August. GOtv Kenya fans are in for a treat this football season with a serving of the full Italian Serie A and Spain’s La Liga on the GOtv Max Package. “SuperSport is the home of football and we are equally happy that we can now offer our subscribers both the Italian Serie A and Spain’s La Liga, enabling them to follow all 760 matches of…