I&M HOLDINGS RANKED AS MOST ATTRACTIVE LISTED BANK

Cytonn Investments has today released its H1’2020 Banking Sector Report, which ranks I&M Holdings as the most attractive bank in Kenya, supported by a strong franchise value and intrinsic value score. The franchise score measures the broad and comprehensive business strength of a bank across 13 different metrics, while the intrinsic score measures the investment return potential. The report, themed “Depressed Earnings and Deteriorating Asset Quality amid the COVID-19 Operating Environment,” analysed the H1’2020 results of the listed banks. “Asset quality for listed banks deteriorated in H1’2020 with the Gross…

KRA seizes 1,000 pieces of explosive detonators at Taveta border

Customs officers based at the Taveta-Holili One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) on Friday evening seized 1,000 pieces of explosive detonators at Mwakitau along the Taveta-Mombasa highway. Three suspects were arrested in connection to the incident. The KRA team, backed by administration police officers attached to the OSBP, while on routine patrols intercepted the devices while being transported together with Tobacco by a truck no T143ARG at around 5.30 pm, one kilometer away from Maktau roadblock, Taita Taveta County. The consignment in the vehicle had been declared at the border point as…

Setting new standards in digital cut-sheet colour production

The best just got even better. Introducing the imagePRESS C10010VP series. Built on a proven and reliable technology platform with enhanced automation and extensive media-handling capabilities, the imagePRESS C10010VP sets new standards in productivity, application diversity and quality. It’s the solution for high volume print environments that strive to achieve more. More volume, more applications, more quality and more profit. Experience a new standard of productivity For commercial print businesses or in-house print rooms looking to boost productivity, while delivering a diverse mix of high-quality printed output, you can always count on…

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…

From Google to garbage disposal: the environmentalist cleaning up India’s lakes

In an interview with CNN, Indian conservationist Arun Krishnamurthy explains why he quit a promising career at Google to lead a community effort to rejuvenate India’s urban lakes. Speaking as part of the network’s Call to Earth initiative, Krishnamurthy outlines why India is facing a range of water-related challenges, with around 70% of the country’s surface water being polluted according to the Asian Development Research Institute. Krishnamurthy tells CNN part of this is due to growing urbanisation and garbage-dumping alongside the impact of climate change: “There is excess rainfall in…

vivo to Launch Y30 with an Ultra O Screen, AI Quad Camera and a 5,000mAh Battery in Kenya

After launching the vivo V19 a month ago, vivo is back announcing a new device, the vivo Y30, that takes a winning formula with its Ultra O Screen — A.I Quad Camera, a 5000 mAh battery — high-end specs with a moderate price tag and a unique body structure. The device that will rework on the design and the front of the phone taking the fingerprint at the back will also feature the A.I. beauty technology having more twerks making it a totally new device from the vivo norm. Chronicling…

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…

Paxful hit $4.6 Billion In Volume, 4.5 Million Registered Wallets in it 5th Year

Paxful, a leading peer-to-peer bitcoin (BTC) marketplace that aims to provide financial inclusion around the globe, announced today that the platform has hit $4.6 billion in trade volume and reached 4.5 million wallet registrations. Additionally, as they embark on their 5th year in service, they have released historical data that outlines the progression of peer-to-peer marketplaces over time. Once reputed to be a breeding ground for fraudulent activity, peer-to-peer marketplaces are now one of the most dependable platforms for buying and selling bitcoin. Paxful has achieved a less than 1%…

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…