Kenya hosts inaugural East and Central Africa’s biggest automotive industry show

East and Central Africa’s biggest automotive industry show and conference kicked off in Nairobi today, with dealers and manufacturers showcasing some of the latest innovations in vehicle technology, as they eye a bigger slice of the growing regional market. The show dubbed ‘Auto Parts East Africa’ brings together over 100 exhibitors and runs September 12 – 14 at the Sarit Center, Westlands. More than 2000 visitors comprising customers and industry professionals are expected to attend the event. The event will highlight the latest technology trends in seven categories – autoparts,…

Marketplace Africa explores Kenya’s Geothermal Power Industry

This week on Marketplace Africa, CNN International discovers how a key partnership between Kenya and Japan has led to Kenya becoming one of the top ten producers of geothermal power in the world. Nearly 50% of the total energy powering Kenya’s national electric grid is produced at the Olkaria Geothermal Field power plant. This facility is run by the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen). CNN meets Peter Ouma, the Geothermal Development Director for KenGen, who tells the programme about the power source, “Geothermal energy is thermal energy generated and stored…

Quickmart supermarket now in Westland

By Kelvin Majangah Fast rising retailer Quickmart Supermarkets has opened a new branch along Waiyaki way as it count on quality services and convenience to penetrate the country’s competitive retail sector. Quickmart’s latest strategic location is expected to serve customers in the wider Westland’s region region that includes Loresho, Kangemi, Lavington and Kinoo neighborhoods.where residents have been having limited shopping options. The new Wayaki way branch that has at least 100 attendants brings the retailer’s total outlets to 11, adding to the two in Nakuru, and one each in Kahawa…

Embrace Public-Private partnerships to achieve sustainable development on the continent,Faki

African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki called for more Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects between their governments and Japanese entities. In a speech delivered at the opening ceremony of the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), African states advanced that the PPP model of development was the most ideal approach of achieving sustainable development on the continent. Mr Faki assured that through PPP’s, African enterprises with the support of Japanese investments will be able to fully exploit the resource potential of the continent for the benefit of…

Co-operative Bank Records Ksh 10.44 Billion Shillings in Half-Year Results

By Denis Muritu The Co-operative Bank of Kenya has registered a profit before tax of 10.44 billion shillings for the first half of 2019 in the financial results released by the lender on Thursday. The 10.44 billion shillings in pretax profits for H1 of 2019 is an increase from 9.98 billion shillings recorded at the same time in 2018. The pretax profits grew by 5 percent despite the prevailing challenges in Kenya’s economy including the persistence of the Interest Capping Rate. Profits after tax came in at 7.5 billion shillings,…

East African Private Sector to offer a common industrialization vision in the region

Peter Mathuki Executive Director of EABC By Dennis Muruitu  The EABC in partnership with trademark East Africa (TMEA) is organizing a regional private sector workshop on comprehensive review of the EAC-Common External Tariff (CET) scheduled on 22nd August 2019 in Nairobi Kenya. The regional workshop will offer a platform for the private sector players to review a common industrialization vision for the region and address any inconsistencies identified in the EAC CET that hinder intra-EAC trade. The 34th meeting of the EAC council of ministers held in 2016 directed the…

Daawo edges out recruitment agencies in domestic workers industry

For years there have been a public outcry by Kenyan domestic workers in Saudi Arabia owing to mistreatment. But this is now a thing of the past since the Kenyan and Saudi Arabia governments signed an agreement to streamline the sector. The agreement was signed in 2017 to end the mistreatment of domestic workers working in the Middle East country. Recruitment agencies in Kenya have had to comply with the new guidelines to ensure no Kenyan is suffers while working in Saudi Arabia. Daawo Holdings Limited a registered recruitment agencies…

Need an Apartment? Purple Haze Residences development has what it takes

Purple Haze Residences development is situated off Dennis Pritt Road on Kitale Lane and it offers luxury residential 2 and 3 bedroom apartments as well as 3 and 4 bedroom penthouses all designed in modern living architecture and fitted with world class appliances. The name came up due to the Jacaranda trees and flowers that were blossoming in the land the development occupies and it is the ideal choice for anyone looking for space, luxury, comfort, security and serenity. During an exclusive interview with the Director of Purple Haze Mavji Varsani, he noted…

African Voices enters new era, extends partnership with Glo

Having just celebrated a decade on CNN International, African Voices is entering a new era in its quest to profile outstanding individuals across the continent with a new name, a new host, a new format and a renewed multi-year partnership with long-term sponsor Globacom. Experienced Nigerian TV presenter, Arit Okpo, is the new host of the show and will lead the program with a fresh direction to focus on changemakers across Africa. Okpo has an excellent track record, having produced and presented content for EbonyLife TV and hosting the web…

Four Kenyans qualify for global leadership programme in UK

Winners will travel to the UK to undergo advanced leadership training at the Møller Institute, University of Cambridge and will meet with British MPs and inspirational global leaders. Four young Kenyans were declared winners in the final selection for the British Council’s Future Leaders Connect Programme 2018 held at University of Nairobi on Thursday 8th, August 2019. Sharon Adhiambo, Nafula Wafula, Alphaxard Gitau and Dr. Phyllis M. Maina Won these years Future leaders connect initiative. The initiative that is run by the British Council – the UK’s international organisation for…