Guinness Night Football champion to compete in continental fete

Edward Kamiru to participate in Pan-African championship in Lagos, Nigeria, after winning against 20 competitors in a Guinness Night Football Goal Challenge tournament competition. The win came after he knocked out Jeff Wachira, Enoch Kibet and Dennis Mwandikwa in the finals. The Guinness Pan-African championship will take place on 31st January 2020 which will be hosted by Guinness ambassador and football legend, Rio Ferdinand. Guinness consumers were tasked to recreate the best of premier league goals scored by English Premier League players where participants were required to hit the target…

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…

INVESTMENT IN E-COMMERCE SPACE PROMOTES GROWTH OF SMEs IN KENYA

Ebrima Fatty CEO Africa Sokoni and Michael Tokunbo Orimobil CEO Bolorims.com sign an agreement which will see AfricaSokoni operate as Bolosokoni in the Nigerian Market. Africa Sokoni signs a partnership with Bolorims.com from Nigeria an e-commerce platform as they celebrate their second anniversary. This partnership is an expansion strategy considering the unprecedented growth of SMEs and the urge to reach a wider customer base through online stores. A joint report by the Communications Authority of Kenya and the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics established that about 27% of Kenyans sold…

Sonko honored yet again in World Humanitarian Awards,2019

By J.Papanoo. Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has yet again bagged another international award owing to his efforts to make the world a better place. Sonko was given the prestigious World Peace Messenger award by the World Peace and Diplomacy Organization in Los Angeles, USA at a colorful event that also saw Kenyan Betty Adera awarded as a Humanitarian and Global icon. The honorary position means that Sonko is now entitled to the confidence and trust of members of the US based organisation, and will join the rest of African appointees…

Co-op Bank named Best Bank in Kenya at EMEA Finance Awards 2019 in London

From left:The Publisher and CEO EMEA Finance Christopher Moore grants the Best Bank in Kenya 2019 Award to Co-op Bank Economist Anthony Muli and Head of Investor Relations and Strategy James Kaburu at the EMEA Awards gala held recently at the Law Society, in London.PHOTO:COURTESY. By Dennis Muritu The Co-operative Bank has been named Best Bank in Kenya 2019 at this year’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Finance Awards. The EMEA Finance Awards recognise financial institutions which, through their client focus and sound leadership, continue to increase profitability, deliver affordable credit to the…

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…

Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, and Zoe saldana star in Dubai’s, ‘A Story Takes Flight’

Dubai Tourism unveils short film of self-discovery featuring Hollywood actresses directed by award-winning director Reed Morano Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) announced an exciting new collaboration with Hollywood superstars Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Zoe Saldana. The project, centers around the short film ‘A Story Takes Flight’, which stars the actresses as themselves embarking on three journeys of exploration through Dubai, filled with inspiration, discovery, and human connections. Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) commented: “Inspired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed…

ATECA Conference seeks to review skills mismatch, employees training landscape

Themed ‘Value and Accountability in Training Management and Human Resource Development Investments,’ the gathering is looking at placing a pulse on the current learning systems and technologies while championing for increased investment in modern training models that makes business sense to African organizations and their workforce. It will target corporate, academia, Not-for-Profit, government and International Development institutions. By Agencies  Even as technology continues to redefine business operations, growing competition among organizations to hire and retain top talent and worrying skills mismatch in the workplace, institutions have not put in place…

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…