Peter Tabichi : A Franciscan brother who gives away 80% of his income

Peter Tabichi, 36, a maths and physics teacher at Keriko secondary school in Pwani Village, in a remote part of Kenya’s Rift Valley, won the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2019. At Keriko Secondary School in Central Kenya, host Arit Okpo meets Peter Tabichi, a science teacher who received the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for 2019. As well as the title of the world’s best teacher, Tabichi received a $1 million prize and secured meetings with top dignitaries including the President of the United States. Tabichi is a member…

Ireland mission seeks key trade partnerships with Kenyan companies

Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Government’s trade and innovation agency that works with Irish enterprises to help them grow their business internationally, leads Ireland’s first trade delegation to Kenya. 25 Enterprise Ireland clients will participate in the trade mission focused on deepening trade ties between Kenya and Ireland through greater collaboration and partnership. Enterprise Ireland client exports to Kenya €29m – Kenya identified as key growth market for clients in Agriculture, Education and Construction The Irish Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Ms. Heather Humphreys will lead Enterprise Ireland’s trade mission…

Sony introduces the new EXTRA BASS Wireless Speaker with powerful sound

Enhance every beat and boost your party with EXTRA BASS™ Keep the celebration going in any location thanks to the easy to carry design and improved durability[i] Create the perfect party atmosphere with the new lighting design[ii] and colours Sony refreshes its EXTRA BASS™ wireless speaker line up in Kenya with the addition of SRS-XB32 portable speakers. Sound that packs a punch Offering deep and punchy bass sound, the XB32 from the popular EXTRA BASS™ series of speakers from Sony, has dual passive radiators which work together with stereo full…

Implementation of environmental and forestry related policies key to effective governance in the forest sector.

By Tobby Otum The government is currently implementing the second National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) for the period 2018-2022. Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Betty Maina said NCCAP is the vehicle for delivering the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement. She pointed out the National Forestry Programme 2016-2030 as a strategic framework for forest policy, recognizes that REDD+ provides an opportunity to promote effective governance in the forest sector. ‘’I am aware that REDD+ preparedness process will enhance forest management through promotion of a multi stakeholder and inclusive approach in the sector,”…

Ericsson looking to the future and the implementation of 5G networks

Ericsson has a long history in Africa, particularly in Kenya. Nicolas Blixell Head of the Global Customer Unit MTN for Ericsson Middle East and Africa,     talks about the company’s history on the continent,  “The first deal we have made in Africa came in 1896, 120 years ago, when we installed the fixed exchange in Kenya. We started the first rollout of 2G in South Africa in 1994, we had built 2G, 3G, 4G, we are across the whole continent.” Africa is a key market for Ericsson and Blixell explains why,…

Stakeholders launch a $950m initiative aimed at boosting productivity for the coffee industry

Harry Kimtai, PS Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries. The Inter African Coffee Organization (IACO) has joined forces with the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) and the International Coffee Organization (ICO) to launch the $950 million ‘Africa Coffee Facility’ (ACF) to boost Africa’s coffee industry and achieve a 40 percent increase in high-quality exports worth $5 billion a year. The ACF is projected to transform Africa’s coffee production currently 10 percent of the global coffee market into a vibrant and resilient industry again. Coffee is a primary source of…

Kenya’s populace matures to 47.6 million people

Kenya’s population has grown by 9.9 million people over the last ten years to reach 47.6 million this year. According to the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census results presented to President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House Nairobi, the total population enumerated during the census exercise conducted in August this year was 47,564,296 persons. The results indicate that the female population which stands at 24,014,716 accounts for 50.5 percent of the total population while the male population is 23,548,056 persons. The 2019 census report, presented to the Head of…

Ghetto Classics changing lives through Music

Ghetto Classics began in Korogocho, one of the largest and most dangerous slums in Nairobi, before expanding across Kenya In Kenya, Elizabeth Njoroge is using her background in classical music to give classical orchestra training to children in impoverished areas. Her initiative Ghetto Classics was founded 10 years ago on the belief that sheet music will help provide a blueprint for a better life. She talks about her project’s goals, “I teach music to young people, especially those from underprivileged areas, with the belief that music changes their lives and…

SMEs Urged to take advantage of smartphones to expand their customer base

Models, Erick Musyoki and Vanessa Lumbasio go through the features of Taffuta mobile App which enables customers to directly interact with entrepreneurs when transacting business. The upsurge in use of Smartphones in the country which now stands at over 60 percent has created a huge market opportunity for mobile App developers. According to Harsh Savalkar, Taffuta mobile App developer based in Kisumu County, the increase use of Smartphones particularly among the youth offers SMEs and individual businesses an excellent platform to market their products and services through strategic Apps that…

World first city wide fitness challenge starts 3rd edition in Dubai

Dubai has transformed into the world’s only city gym as Dubai Fitness Challenge kicks off with 30 days of free fitness fun featuring 2 Fitness Villages, 10 Fitness Hubs, 40+ events, 5,000+ fitness classes and sessions, as well as 200+ deals and offers City aims to set the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class Dubai has transformed into the world’s first and only city gym starting 18 October to 16 November. Titled ‘Dubai Fitness Challenge’ (DFC), the all-inclusive fitness movement was launched in 2017…