Dandora dumpsite: The Transformation of the city’s neglected public spaces

In Nairobi’s highly concentrated, low income areas a free, open community park is an unusual sight. This lack of public space inspired Evans Otieno, the manager of Believers Garden, to make a change. He says, “You’ll find it’s very rare to find a garden that the government has just made for [people] to go and rest. So that is when we decided we are not going to wait for the government to come, because I know for sure they won’t do that, but we are going to be that change…

Women lobby push for implementation of 2016 Act to enable women own matrimonial land

Women have called on the government to move with speed and equip local communities living in group ranches and community land with accurate and open information relating to compliance of the parcels of land to avoid misinformation, exploitation and extortion of these communities. Speaking during the International Day of Rural Women which seeks to celebrate and honour the role of rural women by recognizing their importance in enhancing agricultural and rural development, Jennifer Kasana Groots Member from Laikipia pointed out that women have been left out in the land matter…

Africa must step up to support its innovators

By Robyn Curnow I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard business leaders from outside Africa refer to the continent’s enormous potential.  It’s a cliché, as well as a source of frustration for many Africans.  Put simply, we’ve heard it for too long. We know Africa is a continent rich in resources, we understand the possibilities of untapped markets, we can see the enormous progress made in certain cities.  But overall, it is difficult to escape the notion that opportunities are being squandered. Africa is also a continent…

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,…

Court rules now Daughters can marry their fathers

A controversial Bill passed allows men to marry daughters, draws flak from other nations? Iran Parliamentarians have moved a bill in order to protect the rights of children which includes a clause that lets a man marry his own adopted daughter considering the fact that she is 13 years old. However, activists of the country have expressed alarm that the bill sanctioned by parliament, gives an opportunity for the caretaker of a family to marry his or her adopted child if a court orders it is in the best interests…

KRA wins case against Dubai firm seeking to stop collection of KShs 2.3 billion tax debts

The High Court in Nairobi has ruled in favour of KRA in a case filed by a Dubai based company seeking orders to stop KRA from collecting KShs 2.3 billion in tax debts from its affiliate company registered and operating in Kenya. Justice Pauline Nyamweya on 23rd September 2019 ruled in favour of KRA and struck out a Judicial Review filed on 28th July 2018 by   United Arab Emirates registered firm, Suzan General Trading JLT. Suzan General Trading JLT had sought among others an order to stop KRA from enforcing the warrants…

New logistics App connecting shippers and transporters Launched

From Left Gordon Okitte COO tai+,  Rait Raal CEO and Chumari Wachaga Chief Technology Officer take a selfie after launching tai+ mobile App in the market. The App is expected to disrupt the digital space by creating an opportunity for the logistics industry to address perennial cargo transportation challenges such as real time information sharing, need for return cargo, demand for transport services as well as provide regular cargo. TAI+, an Estonian based mobile App that enables truckers to connect cargo shippers directly in real time has been unveiled in Kenya. The App…

Women and Girls Living with Disabilities get training on Digital Marketing  

By Mourice Seretta This Ability Trust a charitable organization held a three day digital marketing training in Nairobi aimed at equipping young women and girls with disabilities with digital marketing skills in order to begin to utilize technology as a platform for increasing access to sexual and reproductive health rights and other economic opportunities. This Ability Managing Director Lizzie Kiama said the training programme covered key aspects of internet, social media and mobile marketing and was facilitated through three main categories namely, introduction to digital marketing, social media and mobile…

Japan now the fifth biggest importer of goods into Kenya.

CNN’s Marketplace Africa explores Japanese car manufacturing in Kenya Recently on Marketplace Africa, CNN International investigated the international influence of the automotive industry in Kenya. This sector is dominated by Japanese car manufacturers who account for 80% of the market share, with Japan now the fifth biggest importer of goods into Kenya. Although Japanese automakers have been assembling vehicles in Kenya for more than three decades, no parts are currently made locally. Instead, they are imported from Japan and then assembled in Kenyan factories. Fareedh Kana, the General Manager at…