Pest free campaign Launched in Makueni to boast Mango production

(L-R)Harrigan Mukhongo Deputy Feed the Future Coordinator USAID Kenya, Esther Kimani, MD ,KEPHIS, Betty Kibaara from Rockefeller Foundation, Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Dr Oscar Magenya, Director Research & Innovation, Ministry of Agriculture during the media launch of the  ‘Komesha Fruit Fly Campaign’ at the Radisson Blu hotel. PHOTO:COURTESY. By Dennis Muritu A campaign to create a Pest Free Area will be launched in Makueni to improve production and quality of mangoes to stimulate export and increase incomes for farmers. The campaign dubbed Komesha: Zuia Fruit Fly Ufaidike will sensitize and create awareness on economic…

Changes taking place within Kenya’s haulage industry

Trucks lose sometimes up to 40% of their time waiting for cargo. Without efficient and effective transport, economies stagnate CNN Eleni Giokos explores the changes taking place within Kenya’s haulage industry to streamline the process of transporting goods across the continent. Infrastructure challenges can often lead to long delays at the Port of Mombasa. Marketplace Africa writer meets truck driver Andrew Kiingi who frequently waits two days at the port for his cargo to be released. He speaks about the process,  “You have to do that waiting. It’s part of…

CHRIS MARTIN CONCERT MOVED TO IMPALA GROUND

  The much-anticipated Big Deal Concert that will be headlined by top reggae and dancehall artiste Chris Martin who jetted into the country yesterday accompanied by top dancehall artistes; D Major and Future Fambo have been moved to the Impala Grounds, Ngong Road. Due to the overwhelming response and the weather the much-hyped event has been moved to the new venue due to the overwhelming response it has gotten in terms of attendance that raises a security concern, as several heads of states will be in attendance. Speaking on the…

Little Boda grows footprint to Nakuru

Ride-hailing company Little Cab, has launched its Boda Boda and Car products in Nakuru. Little’s clients can now enjoy a safe, convenient and affordable way of moving in and around Nakuru with minimal hassle and at affordable rates. The launch of Nakuru operations by Little comes only three weeks after a successful launch of LittleBODA product in Mombasa. The launch of Nakuru operations are in line with Little’s bigger plans of expanding its operations across the country in the short term and across the continent in the long term, thereby…

KLM’s flys the latest Dreamliner 787-10 to Nairobi

By Mourice Seretta KLM Royal Dutch Airlines introduced the latest version of the Boeing 787-10 aircraft on the Amsterdam- Nairobi route. This, as the airline embarked on a global campaign to phase out Boeing 747 from its fleet by mid-2021 in favor of the more fuel efficient, environmentally friendly and state of the art latest version of the Boeing 787-10. The move made Kenya the second destination in KLM’s African region to receive the new aircraft after Tanzania in July this year. Underscoring the airline’s confidence in the future growth…

Cytonn opens serviced apartment complex targeting business and leisure travellers.

Cysuites Apartments   Cytonn Investments has officially opened CySuites Apartment Hotel, the latest offering under its Private Equity arm. Cysuites is a serviced apartment complex with 32 two- bedroom apartments, 6 one- bedroom apartments and two penthouses that offer contemporary living and working spaces. “Our foray into Serviced Apartment Hotels is backed by thorough market research. Demand for serviced apartments continues to grow, evidenced by occupancy rates of up to 88%, according to our latest research data. Serviced apartments command very strong rental yields of about 12%, compared residential yields…

KQ, Safarilink launch partnership to facilitate access to 18 world famous destinations

Kenya Airways PLC (NSE: KQ) and Safarilink Aviation (F2), Kenya’s premier safari airline, have signed a one way codeshare agreement to open up Kenya to global travellers by selling Safarilink’s direct flights to the best safari and unique beach destinations within Kenya and Tanzania. This codeshare agreement means that KQ will sell 18 remote Safarilink destinations in their global sales and distribution network, enabling them to combine their travel experience between respective international destinations and 18 remote destinations within Kenya and Tanzania that Safarilink operates. READ ALSO: HOSPITALITY WINDFALL FROM OPEN SKY POLICY During…

African Voices Changemakers explores sustainable fashion

(CNN) African Voices Changemakers, CNN International meets Ria Sejpal, a Kenyan fashion designer using waste textiles and material to create sustainable clothes and accessories. Sejpal started designing as a child when she would deconstruct and reinvent her own clothes from the wardrobe. She describes how this started, “Growing up in Kenya, we didn’t have a lot of shopping opportunities. So, I would take apart all my clothes. I just didn’t think it made sense to throw away anything. So, I guess that was the first time I engaged in up-cycling.” At…

World first city wide fitness challenge starts 3rd edition in Dubai

Dubai has transformed into the world’s only city gym as Dubai Fitness Challenge kicks off with 30 days of free fitness fun featuring 2 Fitness Villages, 10 Fitness Hubs, 40+ events, 5,000+ fitness classes and sessions, as well as 200+ deals and offers City aims to set the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class Dubai has transformed into the world’s first and only city gym starting 18 October to 16 November. Titled ‘Dubai Fitness Challenge’ (DFC), the all-inclusive fitness movement was launched in 2017…

Mombasa an economic hub for East Africa

Mombasa is Kenya’s global gateway and plays an important role as the logistics and economic hub for East Africa. With its strategic location, the port and its infrastructure projects are attracting a lot of international investment. One infrastructure development is the Japanese-funded port road and bridge project. The first phase opened in June 2018, and truck driver Swaleh Salim talks about the improvements it has made, “It was very hard to get into the port. You would take up to 5, 6, 10 hours but now it’s just a quarter-hour…