Uhuru receives special gifts from Magufuli

By Tobby Otum President Uhuru Kenyatta received a special gift of peacocks from his Tanzanian counterpart President John Pombe Magufuli at State House in Nairobi. The ornamental birds were delivered to the Head of State by Tanzania High Commissioner to Kenya Dr Pindi Hazara Chana who also delivered a goodwill message from President Magufuli. The birds were gifted to President Kenyatta by his host during his recent private visit to Tanzania in what President Mugufuli termed as a sign of deep respect and appreciation for the Kenyan leader. Speaking while…

Why trust, reliability, and relevance matter most to today’s news consumers

The evolution of consumer expectations Marketing has existed for as long as people have had something to sell, but the modern era – with the advent of traditional and then digital media – has transformed consumers’ relationships with products. Looking back, the birth of outbound marketing in the early 20th century created a period of mass production and inefficiency as advertising spoke AT consumers rather than WITH them. In the 1950-1960s, the marketplace became saturated and as a result, there was intense competition for customers. This saw a shift in the role…

Nyamu hails sports progress in Nairobi,says new stadia will improve football

Karen Nyamu,is not a new name to Nairobi Households. The Highcourt advocate made headlines when she contested the Nairobi Woman Representative seat back in 2017. She was not successful but has remained active in leadership forums and activities across the county. What stands out is her magnificent love for sports,talent development and education in the society. Over the weekend,she stole the show when she graced the Kothbiro finals at Ziwani Sports Ground,where she chucked out Sh 50,000 to appreciate teams that made it to the last four. Kingston FC from…

Winning the Battle Against Fake News

Fake news seems to be a perpetually hot topic. Some say that winning the war against it is a losing battle, and thanks to the internet, its scale, the geopolitical agendas, unlimited funding, and leadership failure, misinformation seems impossible to contain. However, we can easily fight fake news. The best part, in fact, is that fake news is that it’s verifiably false. There are simply no facts to back it up. Also, because it has a purpose, the information can be disputed ideally that it aims to promote a specific…

Haze is clearing for cannabis investors

Few Investment opportunities promise the potential highs and lows offered by the Cannabis Industry. Pot stocks are smoking hot. Like dozy eyed stoners jolted awake by a 2 am pizza delivery, investors are rousing to the possibilities offered by this largely-elicit substance.  More than 25 countries are apparently considering the legal status of the wicked weed, and its reputation as a business proposition is rapidly evolving. If you can handle volatility in the shorter term, the longer term looks fruitful. The legal marijuana market could hit USD 66 billion globally…

Greenpeace: 2019-20 Budget Fails to Cater For Kenyan’s Electricity Needs

Responding to the budget speech by Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich, Greenpeace Africa’s Senior Campaign Manager, Renee Olende has said: “The Ministry of Energy has failed Kenyans yet again. The budget has a narrow focus; catering for manufacturers will not ensure adequate accessibility and efficient supply of electricity to urban, peri-urban and rural communities. Approximately 40% of Kenya’s population has access to electricity, in contrast, only 15% of rural inhabitants benefit from electricity supply. Even in urban areas,  the quality of power is low and supply is unreliable. “Kenya’s renewable…

Liverpool vs Tottenham: A great English Showdown in Madrid

In a little over 24-hours’ time, the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid will host the 64th Final of European’s Premier Cup competition and the 27th Final since the tournament was rebranded as the Champions League nearly 3 decades ago. The 2018/19 Final between Tottenham and Liverpool is only the second all-English climactic fixture of the competition since it’s original inception in 1955, and it sets up a mouth-watering local skirmish on a continental battleground in the Spanish capital. There is no denying that Liverpool have been absolutely sensational this season, and it’s quite…

How to easily get your Huduma Number

Every Kenyan Citizen will now be required to have a huduma number (Namba) issued through the NIIMS portal. This is applicable to every person residing in Kenya. What is Huduma Number (Namba)? Huduma Number (Namba) is a number provided through NIIMS registration that is the ‘source of truth’ of identity of all persons residing in Kenya. Unlike a national ID or birth certificate that is issued to only Kenyan Citizens, Huduma Number will be issued to all persons residing in Kenya, be it refugees or foreigners. Is it Must to…

It pays to be emotional ‘I am a feminist’

It’s a title that’s crept up on me over the last few years, as I’ve become increasingly impassioned about gender equality and increasingly frustrated by the constant barrage of news stories suggesting that we don’t yet have it. Once upon a time admitting to this label would probably have meant I had to burn my bra in some irate public spectacle, but today’s fourth wave membership has a slightly more subtle admission fee.  Whilst I try not to use feminism as an excuse to be the loudest voice in every…

Is Leboo the man who might help Sonko fix things at City Hall?

Leboo Ole Morintat who has served at top management level for 25 years in various parts of the country has emerged as one of the most trusted allies of Governor Mike Sonko. The Public Service Management Chief Officer was last week appointed the Deputy County Secretary by Governor Mike Sonko. Mr Leboo who has also served as Town Clerk at City Hall was the Acting County Secretary for almost eight months before the appointment of Peter Kariuki. Mr Kariuki was suspended alongside other top officials at City Hall  over sabotage…