World Mental Health Day: an opportunity to kick-start a massive scale-up in investment

Mental health is one of the most neglected areas of public health. Close to 1 billion people are living with a mental disorder, 3 million people die every year from the harmful use of alcohol and one person dies every 40 seconds by suicide. And now, billions of people around the world have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is having a further impact on people’s mental health. Yet, relatively few people around the world have access to quality mental health services. In low- and middle-income countries, more than 75%…

How to Become a Lifelong Learner

Our world is changing around us at such a frantic pace that if we do not continue to grow and develop, we will soon be left behind. In the 21st century we all need to be lifelong learners. We need to continually keep our skills sharp and up to date so that we have an edge in all we do. Teaching our children to be lifelong learners includes moulding them in the following ways: Recognising your own personal interests and goals Lifelong learning is about you. Reflect on what you’re…

Realme smartphone brand launches in Kenya

Realme has officially entered the Kenyan Market as part of the brand’s global growth and expansion strategy. The company, whose operations in both high-end and mid-range smartphones begun mid-2018 recognizes Kenya’s exclusive position as a regional nexus for smartphone technology and innovation and is keen to bring its global excellence in smartphone technology to Kenya with a range of products specifically designed to meet the leap-forward needs of young consumers. With a combination of the fastest technology adoption and innovation, open economic policies, and a strong talent pool, Kenya makes an ideal hub from…

Isuzu and Family Bank partnership to finance institutions 100%

Dubbed Isuzu Strong, Kenya Strong, the asset finance agreement between Isuzu East Africa and Family Bank, is designed to cushion SMEs from the economic slow-down caused by Covid-19.  The partnership will enable Small and Medium-Sized customers in the agribusiness, trade and logistics businesses to conveniently purchase Isuzu pickups and trucks at competitive interest rates. Schools and churches will be able to access 100 per cent financing while PSV owners can access up to 80 per cent financing. The loan will be payable within 60 months accompanied with a 90-days repayment…

Dual Punch Hole Camera Phone vivo V19 Launched in Kenya

 vivo has officially launched its cutting-edge selfie citric smartphone V19 in Kenya.  The device features a dual punch-hole camera and Super AMOLED FHD+ Ultra O Screen design. The V19 brings together extraordinary selfie capabilities and advanced technology in an elegant package to deliver an innovative mobile experience for consumers.  “vivo is committed to innovating with the consumer in mind, and the V19 reflects our deep understanding of consumers’ needs. With industry-leading selfie technology, a beautiful design, and strong performance, V19 is perfect for young consumers who care about the camera…

Hon. Salome Awino destiny of blessings

After an operation at the Aga Khan Hospital, Hon. Salome A. Awino, popularly known as Abela Wangchieng’, a member of County Assembly (MCA) of Ruma Kaksingri East Ward, went to UK to visit and attend a graduation ceremony of her cousin at the Brighton University. Though she was still recuperating from the operation, she bravely made the long journey to fulfil her quest and determination. “I have enjoyed every moment of it,” Awino joyfully said. During her stay in UK, after graduation, she went to see the High Commissioner, the…

Greenpeace calls for A Total Ban on Single-Use Plastics

This World Environment Day, Greenpeace Africa will be screening The Story of Plastic, a new documentary directed and produced by Deia Schlosberg. This documentary exposes the astonishing global environmental, climate, justice, and health impacts of the plastic industry. The virtual screenings of the film will take place between the 3 and 5 June in honor of the World Environment Day which is commemorated under the theme  It’s Time for Nature. “Our team has been eagerly looking forward to this moment when we can share this film we poured our hearts…

Dutch Flower Firm ordered to pay Ksh.1.3 billion in taxes

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has won a case to collect taxes worth Ksh.1.3 billion from Van Den Berg limited, a Dutch flower firm operating in Kenya. The firm was ordered to pay KRA after the High Court in Nairobi dismissed a judicial review application filed by the company in April, 2016 seeking to quash a tax assessment issued by the Commissioner of Domestic Taxes. In a ruling delivered online, Justice J.M.Bwonwong’a found that the company had not exhausted the dispute resolution mechanism provided under Section 12 of the Tax Appeal…

Over 128,500 confirmed COVID19 cases on the African continent

Over 128,500 confirmed COVID19 cases on the African continent with more than 53,000 recoveries & 3,700 deaths. View country figures & more with the WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard:  https://arcg.is/XvuSX Thirty-Two out of 47 counties in the country have so far recorded cases of Coronavirus disease. This number accounts for more than 60% of the counties affected. Kiambu County has recorded 39 cases, placing it at number 4 behind Nairobi (835), Mombasa (490) and Kajiado (65). This is a worrying trend, and we must collectively stop it by observing and…

DHL Express cements commitment to grow African e-commerce

DHL acquires a stake in their strategic partner company, Link Commerce, in support of growing e-commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa and other global emerging e-commerce markets; Africa’s online retail market predicted to reach an 11-digit dollar value in 2020. DHL Express today announced its minority stake acquisition in Link Commerce, the UK-based e-commerce firm that helped the logistics company develop its hugely successful DHL Africa eShop platform. Hennie Heymans, CEO of DHL Express sub-Saharan Africa, says that the acquisition demonstrates the company’s commitment to growing e-commerce on the continent. “Acquiring a…