Majority of Nairobians confident the City county on the right path

Majority of Nairobi residents have expressed confidence that Governor Mike Sonko’s administration is moving in the right direction. According to city residents, who are attending the ongoing public participation for the 2019/20 County Fiscal Strategy Paper, the Nairobi County government is doing well in terms of delivering on its mandate. Simon Leboo, Nairobi Deputy County Secretary, said preliminary feedback reports on the County Fiscal Strategy of 2019/20 has been positive. “Overall, the feeling among the majority of Nairobians is that they have confidence in our ability to do better,” said…

Access Bank partners with CNN to put a spotlight on African arts

Access Bank is the inaugural sponsor of CNN’s newest programme, Africa Avant-Garde, which will tell stories across CNN’s TV and digital platforms about contemporary African culture. This sponsorship marks five years of CNN International Commercial’s (CNNIC) partnership with Access Bank, with this new campaign demonstrating the rich and vibrant arts across the continent. The introduction of Africa Avant-Garde adds to CNN International’s unique offering of shows dedicated to African business and culture – CNN Marketplace Africa, African Voices and Inside Africa. This week sees the first content go live on CNN Style’s special Africa Avant-Garde page, accompanied by exclusive Access…

Bro. Isaac G.M Andabwa: The celebrant of change and success

Poor payment, treatment and discrimination of private security workers, having experienced firsthand of its worse,  made me come out of my comfort and use my intelligence, ideas and solutions to form private  security workers’ union that will spearhead and fight for workers’ rights.” Being a man of his words and determination, full of experience in the private security sector, Bro. Isaac GM Andabwa, the CEO and founder of the Kenya National Private security workers Union (KNPSWU), believes that the private security sector plays a big role in both the native…

CNN World Rugby explores the sport’s takeover in Kenya

On this month’s episode of CNN World Rugby, host Christina Macfarlane explores the growing popularity of rugby in Kenya. Macfarlane discovers how gender stereotypes are being challenged by Kenya Sevens Women’s team and learns of the positive impact the sport is having on young girls in the country. The programme also meets Men’s Sevens player Collins Injera as he reflects on his achievements and Men’s 15s captain Davis Chenge, who outlines why many rugby players are campaigning for higher wages in Kenya. The sport has recently seen women take ownership…

Without the Circus, Davos can get down to business

By Richard Quest  In a more innocent age, Davos was a high-minded gathering for intellectuals trying to solve the world’s problems.  But the World Economic Forum has gradually become overwhelmed by a circus of rock stars, Hollywood A-listers, big-ticket world leaders and their entourages.  The issues may still be debated, but they can feel secondary to the spectacle.  It’s easy to forget about the state of the world when you’ve just spotted Charlize Theron. Last year’s big-ticket rock star was of course Donald Trump.  The US president certainly knows how to…

Kabisa energy drink hits Kenyan market

A new energy drink Kabisa has hit the Kenyan market shifting market trends in the sector. The Poland manufactured product for Sub Sahara African nations was first introduced in the country in November last year. According to Mutalo Group CEO Tomasz  Nowowiejski,, the company targets to change the energy drink sector in the country. Our target is to have Kabisa as the leading energy drink in Kenya. The market is favorable as we have had double sales every month since we penetrated Kenyan market,” said Nowowieysky. Before hitting the Kenyan…

Quickmart opens first 24-hour branch in Lavington

Fast rising retailer Quickmart Supermarkets has opened its first 24-hour outlet inLavington’s Valley Arcade as it counts 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 Kilimani region that includes Kileleshwa and Lavingtonneighborhoodswhere residents have been having limited shopping options,  relying on nearby malls that close before midnight. Marketing head at Quickmart Betty Wamaitha said the retailer, the pioneer estate shopping experience in Kenya is adding time factor to its quality services to give customers…

Thika College offers scholarship to needy students

By Barbra  Onkoba MIPS Institute of Professional Studies Thika, a new entrant in the region and with Branch in Mombasa has offered a full scholarship to 50 needy students to pursue business and artisan courses. Situated at South Haven, Uhuru Street next to G4S offices, the school offers Diploma, Certificates and Artisan courses to any student with a mean grade from D in certificate and diploma for above. Speaking during the orientation exercise, the school managing director and the founder Mr. George Maina said the gap in the education sector…

CNN travels to the largest comic convention in East Africa, NAICCON

On the latest episode of African Voices, CNN International travels to Kenya and goes behind the scenes of East Africa’s biggest comic convention with the man who started it, Thomas Imboywa. Since childhood Imboywa has had a passion for comics, gaming and animation and felt that Kenya needed a platform for people like him to express their ‘inner geek’. He explains to CNN: “We love all these weird geeky stuff… We were like we can’t afford to go to San Diego Comic Con, or New York Comic Con, or these huge comic cons…

Wolrd Cup tops list of Kenyans Search on Google

Google today released Year in Search 2018, an overview of the searches and questions that drove Kenyans online throughout the year. The trending searches in 2018 were mainly dominated by events and personalities. Kenyans’ enthusiasm for football was once again seen in the fact that ‘World Cup 2018’ took the top spot in the trending searches, as people went online to find out more about their favourite country teams and players. News around Sharon Otieno, the slain Rongo University student, also dominated the lists of trending searches and the most…