Ireland hosts education fair in Kenya

Irish Ambassador to Kenya Fionnuala Quinlan By Dennis Muruitu Irish embassy hosted an Education Fair in Kenya to highlight education opportunities and programmes that are available in Ireland across various disciplines. The event brought together students, parents, teachers, education agents, educational institutions and the Irish Embassy to showcase the benefits of studying in Ireland. Ireland has a centuries-old tradition of educational excellence, a tradition they are proud of and committed to maintaining. Today, graduates from Irish universities are welcome by employers in every industry and in every corner of the…

VIVO launches first dual pop up Camera phone in Kenya

Vivo Kenya Managment posing for a picture during the Launch of the Vivo Brand Global technology company vivo, has stamped its mark in the Kenyan market by launching its regional offices in the Kenyan capital and also unveiled the new V17 Pro smartphone in the Kenyan Market. Vivo is committed to the Kenyan market and looks forward to making the most of its innovation and ingenuity to deliver user experiences that Kenyan consumers love. The company is actively investing in offline retail stores as a touch-point in Kenya to enable…

Price of Bottled water to go up by Sh 7 per litre

Kenyans are set for tough times ahead following the move by the taxman to impose Excisable Goods Management System (EGMS) stamp that will increase water prices by up to Ksh. 100 per 20m litre refil The Water Bottlers Association of Kenya (WBAK) pointed out that the price of bottled water is expected to increase by an average Ksh.7 per litre as the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) moves to implement new excise taxes on the non-alcoholic beverage from Wednesday next week. WBAK chairperson Henry Kabogo said the new excise tax will…

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…

Kenya’s populace matures to 47.6 million people

Kenya’s population has grown by 9.9 million people over the last ten years to reach 47.6 million this year. According to the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census results presented to President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House Nairobi, the total population enumerated during the census exercise conducted in August this year was 47,564,296 persons. The results indicate that the female population which stands at 24,014,716 accounts for 50.5 percent of the total population while the male population is 23,548,056 persons. The 2019 census report, presented to the Head of…

Top city lawyers, police officers and former City Council officials on the spotlight over dubious land sale

Cartels in Sh280 million land scam unmasked Intrigues detailing how Proland Ltd Company entered into a deal with some officials at City Hall to irregularly award the firm Sh 280 million in a leasehold agreement have emerged. The company, which was blasted by Governor Mike Sonko on Wednesday for colluding with police officers and the judiciary to defraud the County, has been getting into questionable deals that have seen millions of money lost. It has now emerged that the company entered into leasehold sell agreement with the defunct Nairobi City…

SMEs Urged to take advantage of smartphones to expand their customer base

Models, Erick Musyoki and Vanessa Lumbasio go through the features of Taffuta mobile App which enables customers to directly interact with entrepreneurs when transacting business. The upsurge in use of Smartphones in the country which now stands at over 60 percent has created a huge market opportunity for mobile App developers. According to Harsh Savalkar, Taffuta mobile App developer based in Kisumu County, the increase use of Smartphones particularly among the youth offers SMEs and individual businesses an excellent platform to market their products and services through strategic Apps that…

The world is waking up to the power of dyslexia

By Robyn Curnow As a journalist, I love words. I care about what I write, think before I speak, read with delight and savour language. Part of that relationship with words comes from the fact that I respect them.  My profession, more than most, teaches the value and importance of words, and their power. But sometimes I fear words too. Each word I write or say is hard-fought and comes from deep within. I am dyslexic, which is a highly common learning disorder; an estimated 10 percent of school children…

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…

Tax agents charged for aiding tax evasion

Three tax agents were today charged at a Mombasa court for aiding two companies to fraudulently reduce their Value Added Tax (VAT). The two were charged alongside directors of the two companies. The tax agents from Ogot &Associates, together with directors of Gaab Transporters Limited and Samumu Construction Services were charged with several counts in two separate cases. They appeared before Mombasa Senior Resident Magistrate Christine Ogweno. In one of the cases, the accused persons, Mohamed Moalin Mohamed, a director of Gaab Transporters Limited as well as Wilson Ogot Owera,…