MKU founder Gicharu re-brands TV47 into Swahili

  The much hyped TV47 owned by businessman Simon Gicharu has re-launched into Swahili station. The station made headline a month ago when it pouched top journalists from Citizen, TV and KTN to boost in its market rating. Among those who joined the station included Mohamed Ali also known as jicho pevu Eugene Anangwe from Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) and CNBC to lead its young vibrant team as acting MD while Godfrey Omanga who previously worked with k24 will lead the digital team. @AmEugeneAnangwe ~The media must creatively tell and…

Nestlé calls on Kenyan innovators to take part in its R&D innovation challenge

Nestlé has invited Kenyan innovators and entrepreneurs to take part in its ongoing Research and Development (R&D) innovation challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa as part of the company’s efforts to contribute to the local innovation ecosystem. The challenge will help boost local entrepreneurship, as well as provide a platform for start-ups and universities to contribute to local sustainable growth by bringing breakthrough ideas to the market. Other countries participating in the Nestlé R&D innovation challenge include Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa. The goal is to work collaboratively with…

AAR Insurance names Tom Mshindi as Board Chair

Veteran journalist and manager, Mr. Tom Mshindi, has been appointed Board Chair of AAR Insurance Kenya Ltd, replacing Mr. Kiprono Kittony who has served for over 6 years and retired.  Also appointed to the Board, as a Non-Executive Director, is Ms. Beatrice Soy, former HR Director at Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen). She replaces Dr. Catherine Ngahu who has retired after serving her full term. The board thanks the two outgoing Directors for their exemplary service to the company. Mr. Mshindi is the immediate past Group Editor-in-Chief and Executive Director of…

Aga Khan Academies Celebrate Graduating 1,000 Global Leaders

The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa celebrated its 13th graduation ceremony for 85 exceptional students who join a growing legacy of global young leaders, driven by the academy’s unique curriculum and approach to education. The graduation marks a proud milestone of 1,000 such leaders across both the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa and its sister school, the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad, India. One key mission Aga Khan Academy Mombasa is to create ethical leaders working towards a shared goal of sustainable development to improve the lives of those living not only in…

COPA COCA-COLA TOURNAMENT TO REWARD SCHOOLS WITH A REFURBISHED FOOTBALL PITCH

The Coca-Cola System in Kenya has embarked on an environmental behaviour change campaign involving COPA Coca-Cola 2019 participating secondary school students, educating them on the importance of a cleaner environment by taking care of plastics disposal. One school, in every region (former provinces) pitches are set to be revamped. The winner will be determined by the school that achieves the highest number of kilos over the tournament period which runs from May to July 2019. The programme is part of the company’s initiative to address the plastic waste pollution. Kenya,…

Kipng’eno to defend Ndakaini Half Marathon title

The 15th Edition of the annual Ndakaini Half Marathon will be held on Saturday, 6th October in Murang’a County. According to the organisers the date is shift from the traditional September month. This years edition will for the first time conduct online registration with the same expected to close on 30th September 2018. Ndakaini Environmental Conservation Association (NDEKA) Chairman Professor Joseph Kimura noted that elite athletes will use the race to prepare for international competitions “We are excited by the immense interest the elite athletes have shown in the Ndakaini…

Stay Connected No Matter Where You Are with the New Samsung Galaxy Watch

Samsung Electronics has introduced the new Samsung Galaxy Watch. Galaxy Watch brings the best of the Samsung’s Galaxy ecosystem with long-lasting battery life, LTE connectivity, wellness capabilities and a timeless and personalized design. Galaxy Watch helps users accomplish more with new stress and sleep monitoring capabilities, in addition to offering a more robust line up of style options including three new watch faces in Silver, Midnight Black and Rose Gold, and new customizable watch band colors. “At Samsung, we have a long history of providing consumers with choice, while maintaining…

King of Condoms nominated for CNN HEROES AWARD

Amos Njau Kenya’s king of condom Stanley Ngara has been nominated as CNN hero’s of the year. He is expected to battle for the crown among other contestants across the World. Popularly known as the king by peers,he has been traversing the Country on the dangers associated with unprotected sex such as sexual transmitted diseases. His kind of attire all over written Condom made it easy for him to be recognized among crowd. Per day he distrutes about 5000 free condoms. “I am appealing to my fellow Kenyans and supporters…

Greenpeace launches new tree planting initiative for school children

By Jacktone Lawi Greenpeace has launched a tree planting exercise that seeks to inculcate tree planting culture in children. This according to Erastus Ooko, Greenpeace mobilization officer, will enable the children to understand the benefits of tree planting at an early age and prevent future deforestation. The initiative saw the opening of a new environmental garden at Loreto Girls Msongari Convent and St Marys School. “We started this planting day for kids to enable them understand a need to preserve our environment from an early age” said Ooko. The program…

Richard Quest explores our ‘World of Wonder’ in new CNN series

“Quest’s World of Wonder can be summed up in one sentence: We’re going to interesting places to meet fascinating people,” says Richard Quest, host of the new immersive travel series on CNN International. He continues: “We’re not tourists, we’re travelers. It’s a show about meeting the people who reveal the heart of the city and help you understand what makes the place tick, leading you to that ‘wow’ moment when you realize you belong.” Each month Quest will travel to a different destination to dig deep into its DNA, exploring what…