Alcohol worth Ksh2 billion stolen

Security at Thika-based Africa Spirits has been beefed up following reports of theft of alcohol from the brewing plant which was closed early last year. Last Friday, a contingent of General Service Unit officers was deployed to the plant owned by tycoon Humphrey Kariuki who is facing charges of tax evasion to the tune of Sh41 billion along with senior managers. Recent reports indicate that alcohol worth more than Sh2 billion disappeared mysteriously from the firm that was closed down in January 2019. The plant was marked as a crime…

ICT Authority turns to e-learning for its brightest talents

As the ICT Authority begins recruitment for its fifth cohort of DigiTalents it is ramping up its support for the current cohort before they graduate. Enhancing their commitment to helping the students get the latest skills training, whilst also making the most of their private sector partnerships, the ICT Authority recently called upon Huawei to help provide the latest cutting-edge training to the students. The ICT Authority has always been quite digitally advanced, and the 400 DigiTalents are managed and supported through an online portal; one that helps match them…

Ibis Styles Nairobi Westlands Set High Medical Standards to Fight COVID-19

The hotel is open and ready to welcome guests to stay and dine-in service at the Rooftop Restaurant-Kilele Nyama- following the implementation of ALL Safe measures in addition to the Ministry of Health directives. The ground-breaking ‘ALL Safe’ programme, already rolled out at ibis Styles Nairobi Westlands has seen the hotel appoint a health and safety officer Mr Vincent Okong’o, who not only ensures cleaning and hygiene protocols are implemented to the highest standards but also works with the rest of the team at the hotel to be available to…

Vivo Leveraging on Innovation and Quality of Products to Offer Customer Satisfaction

Since vivo Smartphone made its debut into the Kenyan market a year ago, the brand has thoroughly committed to product and technology innovation that creates a more immersive and comprehensive experience for users. With the introduction of the latest products, the vivo V17 Pro, and the Y- series, the brand is taping on factors such as affordability, durability, reliability, responsiveness, and performance. It also seeks to leverage on this on the extensive range of smartphones to be introduced in the market. The quality quotient has always been high in vivo phones. This…

My Space Properties to Donate to 10,000 Families to Ease Covid-19 Miseries

Myspace Properties, a real estate and property firm, has extended its charity to vulnerable groups and communities to ease coronavirus miseries. The firm together with its partners and other well-wishers have donated food and non-food essentials to various vulnerable and needy groups in Nairobi while Mombasa is slated for from next week. The firm said that it targets to help at least 10,000 families by the end of the first phase of its donations. The first phase targets the Homeless and slum dwellers. The second phase will target those who…

Samsung to Introduce ‘Eco-Packaging’ for Its Lifestyle TV Lineup

Samsung Electronics today announced it will introduce a new eco-friendly packaging across its Lifestyle TV product portfolio in efforts to reduce the environmental footprint. Samsung’s new ‘eco-packaging’ made from eco-friendly corrugated cardboard will be applied to The Serif, The Frame and The Sero, allowing customers easier recycling as well as upcycling of the cardboard boxes for creative reuse. Samsung has applied a dot matrix design on each side of its eco-friendly corrugated cardboard boxes, allowing customers to cut the boxes more easily and assemble them into various other uses, such…

KCB, Safaricom in KShs30B COVID-19 Response

KCB Bank Kenya & Safaricom Plc. have committed to support customers in financial distress, making available more affordable lending and cutting transaction costs on mobile as part of the measures to assist as the country grapples with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. The announcement which follows a meeting hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi on Wednesday, bringing together banking industry players will see KCB Bank set aside KShs. 30 billion in a stimulus fund for onward lending to KCB M-PESA customers during the next 90 days. The fund will allow…

Students to access free books following new partnership

Opera, one of the world’s leading browser providers, and international nonprofit organization, Worldreader, are expanding access to eBooks for children and students via the Opera Mini browser during the coronavirus outbreak. Starting this week, World reader will offer a new selection of eBooks to all Opera Mini users as well as a brand new web app designed for children. The new app, Book Smart from World reader, will offer a wide variety of eBooks dedicated for children while the regular version will continue providing eBooks for young adult readers. World…

StarTimes launches Dedicated Program on Coronavirus

Pay Television operator StarTimes Media has launched a new dedicated television program aimed at sharing the latest information about coronavirus pandemic. StarTimes Daily —— COVID-19 Report will broadcast every weekday on 7 channels as well as on StarTimes ON mobile application in English, Kiswahili, French among other languages. The program aims at ensuring information on the pandemic is more accessible to viewers. StarTimes Daily —— COVID-19 Report will provide viewers with relevant updates and data about the situation in Africa and across the world. Speaking on this development, StarTimes Regional Marketing Director Mr…

Food4Education program changing lives

Established in her hometown of Ruiru, Kenya, Food4Education is an organisation that ensures school children get the right food to keep their minds sharp. Wawira speaks about her mission, “Serving people nourishment is in my point of view very sacred because it helps people. Their bodies function, their minds function, them being able to work and being able to be productive. I make sure that no student has to learn on an empty stomach.” Wawira studied nutrition at university. She explains how this taught her the importance of food for…