SCHOOLS TO RE-OPEN IN JANUARY, NO NATIONAL EXAMS THIS YEAR, MAGOHA

By Maurice Serreta Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has said that all basic institutions will be re-opened in January 2021 based on the assumption that the infection curve will have flattened. Addressing the media shortly after holding a consultative meeting with education stakeholders at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, KICD, in Nairobi, Magoha also says this year’s candidates who were preparing to sit for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations, KCSE, will not sit for the same this year but…

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…

Cytonn Investments launches Cytonn Wallet

This is a one stop digital wallet where you stand to earn up to 10 to 11 % per annum. Cytonn FinTech, a subsidiary of Cytonn Investments has today launched the first of its kind digital wallet that replaces your ordinary wallet, dubbed ‘Cytonn Wallet’. Cytonn Wallet is powered by the Cytonn Money Market Fund where you stand to earn up to 11% P.A  Edwin H. Dande, Chief Executive Officer at Cytonn Investments stated “We are in the business of identifying client needs and offering effective and efficient solutions. Cytonn…

Bitcoin Donation Campaign To Support Charities in Africa’s Response To COVID-19

In 2017, Paxful launched the #BuiltWithBitcoin charitable initiative to show that bitcoin can help people around the world. With the goal to build 100 schools, water wells, and community gardens for sustainable agriculture funded entirely by bitcoin, the initiative showcases the capability of charity and philanthropy within the crypto industry. They are expanding the initiative with the launch of the Africa Fund, which aims to use bitcoin donations to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), food packs, and even provide high-risk individuals with groceries and handwashing stations. With COVID-19 on the…