SENATOR KEG UNVEILS SH76 MILLION NATIONAL CONSUMER PROMOTION

Senator beer brand has launched the Shikisha Form na Senator Ushinde national consumer promotion Senator Consumers to win over sh76 million in prizes in cash, shopping and home makeovers The…

‘The ocean is our life-support system’: Kerstin Forsberg on why we must protect our seas

Credits CNN Call to Earth. The Peruvian conservationist has long held a passion for marine life and she tells CNN about why the oceans need protecting, “The ocean is our…

Kenya Railways Golf Club to get a facelift worth sh4m from KBL

Kenya Breweries Limited through Johnnie Walker re-modernized Kenya Railways Golf Club. The investment, which was Sh4million. Kenya Railways Golf Club was established in 1921 and had not undergone any major…

Cartoon Network giving Kids tools to fight against Climate change

Cartoon Network has announced a brand-new multi-territory and multi-language climate change awareness initiative launching across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The campaign, Cartoon Network Climate Champions, sets out…

500 trees planted as BM foundation calls for more environment friendly programs

We need the world more than it needs us. This is the message that runs down through the veins of BM Foundation who have been leading the way in ensuring…

Multichoice Scoops Record Awards at Fourth KUZA Gala

By Oduor Jacktone Multichoice Kenya walked away with five coveted awards at the fourth edition of the Kuza Awards held recently by the Communication Authority(CA). The 2021 edition brought together…

Sarova Hotels and Resorts Re-Opens Flame Tree and Thorn Tree Restaurants For Dine-In

Sarova Hotels and Resort has re-opened its city restaurants, Flame Tree and Thorn Tree, to the public for indoor dining after restaurants and bars were re-opened after a month of…

Trouble For David Murathe After Making Nasty Utterances Against People Living with Albinism

With the struggles of Kenya and its government to include people with disabilities into mainstream leadership, Albinism Society of Kenya on in Friday, May 21st vehemently excoriated words uttered by…

This is how I found out that I was to die into two days, and How I managed to escape it

My name is Sandra and till date, I am always grateful to a friend who gave me a very good advice that changed my life by saving me from death.…

Glenmorangie Celebrates World Whisky Day

Scottish Highland distillery Glenmorangie hosted Single Malt Whisky lovers and connoisseurs for a Glenmorangie’s Revolver Sensory Cocktails Experience at Revolver bar in Nairobi.The event aimed at creating an exceptional immersion…

Cate Waruguru’s husband Peter Waweru now claims female politician he rejected behind his marital woes

Laikipia county women rep Cate Waruguru’s Husband Peter Waweru has defended his wife Cate Waruguru over the fake social media reports that she had attacked his ex wife Zipporah Njoki.…

Opera adds new features to its fast-growing chat service Hype

By Oduor Jacktone Opera is adding new features to Hype, its new and fast-growing chat service built into the Opera Mini web browser. Hype users in Kenya can now use…

Didmus Barasa Recues Bungoma Governors aide, amid scuffle in funeral.

Drama erupted today as angry youths Allied to Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Baraza buyed for the blood of Bungoma Governor Wycliff Wangamatis goon. This is after the said the…

Waruguru rubbishes Claims that she was arrested.

Laikipia woman rep Cate Waruguru has rubbished claims that she has been arrested for assaulting a domestic worker in Mombasa. Reacting to rumors that she was arrested by police officers…

Juacali thrills fans at Wasafi Lounge Show

This past weekend saw revelers throng Wasafi lounge for the Genge Vibes Party that was held on Saturday at the Kiambu Road establishment. Juacali had fans on their feet throughout…

CNN Hires Larry Madowo as Nairobi-based Correspondent

Larry Madowo is leaving the BBC to take up a new position with CNN as the network’s Nairobi-based correspondent, it was announced today by Deborah Rayner, Senior Vice President of…

Kananu hosts muslims to Iftar Dinner

Nairobi Deputy Governor Ann Kananu hosted an Iftar dinner event to mark the end of Ramadhan for Muslim faithful at Charter hall. The event was attended by leading  National Government…

Waruguru terms Bamburi drama reports as “cheap politics from soar BBL loser”

Laikipia Woman Representative Cate Waruguru has dismissed online reports linking her to a woman captured on camera allegedly at a private residence in Mombasa’s Bamburi estate as cheap politics from…

New blood collection centre launched at Mama Lucy

Nairobi City County acting Governor Ann Kananu and the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director General Mohamed Badi on Tuesday unveiled a new blood collection center at the Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital.…

Nairobi roots for development partnership with US cities

The United States acting Ambassador to Kenya Eric Kneedler and Nairobi Deputy Governor Ann Kananu have said that there is need for Nairobi to continue working closely with the US.…

Africa Dominates “My African Stories Series” On Boomerang

Boomerang will launch My African Stories a video series aimed at raising young African kids’ voices by allowing them to share unique, cultural moments of their daily lives with their…

Engage BCW defies odds tops at the African SABRE Awards

Engage BCW has been recognized for excellence in five campaigns in this year’s Africa SABRE Awards. Engage BCW’s won a Gold Sabre award in integrated marketing and Certificates of Excellence…

Leaders root for strict laws to protect trees in the city

NAIROBI leaders have resolved to work on strict laws that will protect trees and the environment from human activity. Parklands MCA Mahendra Jalde and his counterpart Mary Arivitsa who chairs…

Africa CDC Director urges continent to produce vaccines

Credits CNN In an interview on CNN’s One World with Zain Asher, Dr. John Nkengasong, the Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), discussed efforts for…

African countries playing ‘catch-up’ with coronavirus vaccines

Credits CNN In a report airing on One World with Zain Asher, CNN’s Eleni Giokos explores the coronavirus vaccination rollout across Africa, where countries are playing catch-up following delays in…

Why City cartels wanted Sonko Out of office.

When Mike Mbuvi Sonko was elected as the second Governor of Nairobi county, the largest County in Kenya,the news was received in equal measure by the various stakeholders in Nairobi.…

Five year old Mwanzia to undergo cancer operation at Kenyatta Hospital

Well-wishers have been requested to help raise funds that will aid the operation of Peter Mwanzia, 5, who is a cancer patient. Mwanzia, a resident of Matopeni ward, Embakasi Central…

Ruaraka Diversified Investments Limited to pay KRA Kshs.672M for sale of Garden City property

By Oduor Jacktone The Tax Appeal Tribunal has held that Ruaraka Diversified Investments Limited, a real estate company, was liable to pay Kshs.672, 150,686 in corporation tax arising from the…

Shock as Jubilee turns guns on Wamatangi

Afresh showdown looms in Jubilee Party as President Uhuru Kenyatta trains his gunsights on the senate leadership in the new reshuffle. An insider who sought anonymity said that the Head…

Venus William eyes to compete in Wimbledon and Olympics this summer

Credits CNN In an exclusive interview on CNN’s Quest Means Business, four-time Olympic Champion Venus Williams discussed her plans to compete in Wimbledon and the Olympics this summer, “If I…

News Programme Dubbed One World launched by CNN

Credits CNN CNN International is launching a new global news program hosted by Zain Asher, it was announced by Mike McCarthy, executive vice president and general manager of CNN International.…

How Safaricom wants to create a more connected Africa through mobile money

Credits CNN In an interview with CNN’s Eleni Giokos, Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa discussed the impact of the pandemic and how the telecommunications industry can help connect the continent. Safaricom,…

Vivo Partners with Jambo Shoppe to increase Footprint in the Kenyan Market

vivo Smartphone has announced its partnership with Kenya’s online retailer Jambo Shoppe as it aims to increase its footprint in the Kenyan market and provide a secure convenient way for consumers to shop…

MCA wants Kananu, county officials investigated over medical cover

The Director of Criminal Investigations(DCI) and the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) have been asked to probe Nairobi Deputy Governor and two other officials over possible loss of county insurance…

Mi Vida Homes Showcases Latest developments

Last weekend, Mi Vida Homes held its first Open Day Weekend of 2021 to showcase its amazing apartments lined up for prospective buyers. Mi Vida gave Kenyans an opportunity to…

Panic at City Hall as EACC zeroes in on major suspects in Sh50 million scam

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has intensified its probe into possible loss of Sh50million at City Hall, Nairobi. Among those being investigated are top city lawyer Tom Ojienda and several…

ATO Steering Committee lays the ground for the launch of the final online dashboard

By Oduor Jacktone The AfCFTA, and the free trade area that it creates encompassing over 1.2 billion inhabitants with a combined output of over $2.6 trillion, has the potential to…

Gigiri, Karen the best performing commercial office nodes in Nairobi

Gigiri and Karen were the best performing commercial office nodes in the Nairobi metropolitan area according to the latest report by Investment firm Cytonn. The two areas recorded rental yields…

Nairobi roots for more trade deals as Kenya takes over EAC block

Nairobi has been handed a major boost to remain the region’s dominant trade partner after Kenya bagged the Secretary General’s post in the East African Community(EAC) block. Kenya took over…

Kenya and UK to Fundraise Ksh.542 billion For Education

Kenya and the United Kingdom pleaded with world leaders on Wednesday to participate the Global Education Summit that is to be hosted by the two nations in London on July…

The evolution of Fast-Charging Technology

Smartphones have been a part of our lifestyle for several years now. The year 2012 was the time smartphones became very popular as before people were content with the mulika…

Worlds most aesthetic TV now available in Kenya

The Samsung Frame TV dubbed the world most aesthetic TV is now available in Kenya. The Frame TV is one of several Designer TVs from Samsung that has been retailing in other…

RUBIS ENERGY KENYA LAUNCHES ITS FIRST ADDITIVIZED FUEL IN NAIROBI

RUBiS Energy Kenya has today launched Ultra Tec, its first additivized fuel that is set to revolutionize fuel and engine performance for Kenyan motorists. Ultra Tec has been designed using…

Inaugural IUCN Africa protected areas congress officially launched

The Government of Rwanda will in March 2022 host the inaugural IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) to discuss conservation of the continent’s protected areas. This comes after the relaunch…

How Africa’s telecommunications industry is transforming business

Credits CNN. In the latest episode of Connecting Africa, CNN International’s Eleni Giokos explores how Africa’s telecommunications industry is transforming business and gearing up for a more interconnected continent. Giokos…

Over 100,000 people to benefit from City Hall’s feeding program

At least 127,500 residents in Nairobi County have been identified to benefit from a feeding program unveiled by the county government. The county is set to donate the following food stuffs;…

Lobby seeks financial support for over 10,000 suffering, Vulnerable families

By Shadrack Musumba A lobby group supporting over 10,000 street children, slum families and people affected by fistula is now seeking for financial aid to give a helping hand to…

Emirates commences IATA Travel Pass trials

By Oduor Jacktone Emirates has commenced trials of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass– a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any…

Government to reintroduce Monthly Contributions to Kenyans affected by new Covid-19 measures

The Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Labour Simon Chelugui wants part of the Sh257 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to cushion workers involuntarily squeezed out of…

Mi Vida Leverages 200 Years Experience To Bring Affordable Housing to Kenya

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. Simply put, home is where the heart is. That is why home…

Why Kenya and UK must cultivate trade relations in the wake of COVID-19

By Baiju Kantaria: Director at Elgon Kenya For over a century, Kenya and the United Kingdom have enjoyed strong ties hinged on trust, enhanced cooperation and mutual benefit across key…

JSC kick-starts journey for the next Chief Justice

By James Macharia A ten-day journey to find Kenya’s next Chief Justice (CJ) has kicked off today, with aspirants eyeing the seat seemingly putting the best of their feet on…

Humphrey Kayange the Most accomplished Kenyan Rugby Player

Credits CNN Kayange is one of Kenya’s most accomplished rugby sevens players, but his rugby journey started when he didn’t make it onto his high school football team. He talks…

PERAK Appeal for Better Covid Protocols

The Pubs, Entertainment and Restaurants Association of Kenya (PERAK) has appealed to the Government to review the Covid-19 safety measures, which have had a devastating impact across the hospitality industry…

How a massacre in Tigray was captured on video

Credits CNN A new CNN investigation from senior international correspondent Nima Elbagir in collaboration with Amnesty International has verified gruesome video showing Ethiopian forces carrying out extrajudicial executions of unarmed…

IMF Defends Sh255bn Loan Facility to Kenya, Says its for the good of Kenyans

The International Monetary Fund issued a statement on Tuesday explaining its decision to extend a Sh255 billion loan facility to Kenya saying the fund would help the country stabilize its…

Africas’ amazing Voices Season 2 set for return

Not even a global pandemic has been able to stop Africa’s amazing voices from being heard. Season two of Old Mutual Amazing Voices singing competition is on its way to…

City businessman says Vidhu Shah had passion for uplifting small businesses

City businessman and politician Johnstone Oduk has described the late Vidhu Shah as an established and committed businessman who did not only care about the big players in the business…

Pastor Lovy Longomba heaps praises on Rev Lucy Natasha,says she is the most powerful⁵ prophet in the world.

The former musician turned pastor Lovy Longomba while on a tour of Kenya for the past few days said that Kenyans are lucky to have Reverend Lucy Natasha. Lovy who…

Podcasters Changing the Media Landscape

Credits CNN The popularity of podcasts has been growing steadily in Africa for the past decade. CNN’s Inside Africa hears from people who are helping to shape discussions across the…

Emirates becomes first cargo carrier to deliver 50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Air cargo carrier transported more than 220 tonnes of COVID-19 vaccines on over 150 flights to over 50 destinations In the run up to World Health Day (7 April), Emirates…

Kenya to export more agriculture produce to UK in new trade pact

Kenya agriculture sector umbrella body, The Agriculture Sector Network, ASNET, has lauded the recently ratified Economic Partnership Agreement between Kenya and UK saying it will go a long way in…

HOPE Consortium and leading experts pledge to close the global immunization gap

Abu Dhabi’s HOPE Consortium and world-leading experts marked the end of The World Immunisation & Logistics Summittoday by pledging to close the global immunisation gap. Through a series of key…

KRA Unearths a Syndicate Involving Exportation of Hides and Skins

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has unearthed a syndicate involvingexportation of hides and skins without payment of export duty. Unscrupulous traders behind the scandal export locally sourced hides and skins…

Inside Kananu’s surprise bid for Nairobi gubernatorial seat

She has emerged as a people friendly leader yet many thought that when she took over office, she was going to adopt some sense of autocratic leadership where everything starts…

Wambora moves to cushion Embu businesses from the 3nd wave of Covid-19

Embu Governor Martin Wambora has waived penalties and lowered licences fees in a new raft of measures aimed at cushioning the business community from adverse effects of the virus. In…

Global Leaders in Healthcare and Philanthropist joins World Immunization & Logistics Summit

Acclaimed global healthcare and philanthropic professionals, decision makers, experts and senior world government officials are joining the upcoming World Immunisation & Logistics Summit, a two-day event hosted by Abu Dhabi’s…

Non-essential offices at City Hall to close for 30 days

City Hall will close all its non-essential offices from Monday for a period of 30 days as a precautionary measure to curb the escalating Covid-19 cases in the city. The…

Kananu challenges new county workers officials to instill culture change

Nairobi Deputy Governor Ann Kananu has called on the newly elected county officials to work diligently and untill the ethics of culture change among the staff. The DG has assured…

OPINION: Energy Efficiency Will Decide Whether We Meet Our Global Climate Targets!

By Carol Koech, Country President, Schneider Electric East Africa. ‘Earth Hour is a chance to take action to protect our planet, not just for an hour, but every day,’ says…

MultiChoice shuts Railways Service Centre

MultiChoice Kenya has closed its Railways Service Centre from today March 25, 2021. In a notice on Wednesday, MultiChoice said customers can visit other branches which include; Junction, Sarit centre,…

City Hall executives to sign 2020/21 performance contracts

Nairobi Deputy Governor Ann Kananu is scheduled to lead the County Executive Committee Members in signing the 2020/21 performance contracts. This was revealed in Mombasa, during the opening session for…

Sonko donates KCSE material to Nairobi schools

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko gifted a number of KSCE students in Nairobi with geometrical sets and other exam material. Through his Sonko Rescue Team, he gifted St Anthony and…

African nations urged to adopt digital solutions to recover economically from COVID-19

African nations have been urged to adopt digital solutions towards achieving economic recovery from impacts of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Speaking during a webinar organized by Konza Technopolis Development…

realme C11 top Most purchased Smartphone

Among the six smartphones that the world’s fastest-growing smartphone maker realme introduced in the Kenyan market, realme C11 seems to have struck a code in the hearts of many Kenyans…

Kananu hails Kericho DG as a mentor to women and entrepreneurs

Nairobi Deputy Governor Ann Kananu who is also the acting governor joined other leaders at the burial burial ceremony of Kericho Deputy Governor Susan Kikwai. She described Kikwai as a…

Majority of city residents want Kananu sworn in as governor

Nairobi residents are anxiously waiting for the decision by a three-judge bench that is set to determine petitions against Nairobi Deputy Governor Ann Kananu. However,a survey conducted by The Times…

Popular series ‘The Killer Bride’ debuts on StarTimes

StarTimes subscribers are set to enjoy one of the most popular telenovela series ‘The Killer Bride’ on ST Novela E Plus channel every day from 09:40 pm. It is the very first…

Benga Maestro Artist gets equipments from Tonny Yogo.

By Samson Wire. Businessman Tonny Yogo donated Musical equipment worth Ksh 700,000 to Luo Artist Osito Kalle.  Yogo who is also targeting the Siaya senatorial seat underlined the need for…

NEMA Needs To Act Urgently To Save Kenya’s Lakes: Greenpeace Africa

Following the recent calamity of poisoned fish in Lake Nakuru and Lake Victoria, Greenpeace Africa  is calling on NEMA to commit to stopping pollution in Lake Nakuru and Lake Victoria.…

Kenya completes 10 year Master Plan for Science and Technology Parks

The Ministry of Education has completed a 10 year Master Plan for Science and Technology Parks (STPs) in Kenya, Principal Secretary State Department of University Education and Research, Amb. Simon…

Women dominate campaigns as Nairobi workers gear for elections

By Samson Wire A good number of women have come out to contest a number of seats in the Nairobi Workers Union elections slated for this week. One of the…

Big win for Sonko as court stops hearing of terror case

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko received a major boost after the High temporarily stopped the hearing of the two cases against him in Kiambu and Kamiti courts. Justice Weldon Korir…

Kananu getting closer as court dismisses Sonko’s application

The Court of Appeal on Friday dismissed an application for injunction filed by former Governor Mike Sonko seeking orders to restrain the swearing in of Ann Kananu as the Deputy…

Another of Raila’s close ally happy to have survived Covid-19 threat

City Businessman and politician Johnstone Oduk has revealed that he tested positive for Covid-19 and has been admitted at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital for the last 10 days. Speaking to…

Chipper Cash, Atotos Sports partner to enhance soccer coaching skills in Nairobi

Chipper Cash, Africa’s fastest-growing money transfer platform has partnered with Atotos Sports to provide professional training for Kenyan Coaches who come from disadvantaged backgrounds within Nairobi. The training is set…

MCAs want Accra road renamed in honor of Kenneth Matiba

Nairobi MCAs on Thursday afternoon passed a motion seeking to rename Accra Road in Nairobi Central Ward to Kenneth Matiba Road. This is meant to recognize the former opposition leader…

Low turnout as Machakos residents vote for their next senator

By Lillian Mutavi There was a low voter turnout on Thursday as Machakos residents went to the ballot to elect their next senator. IEBC commissioner Boya Molu confirmed that there…

Environmentalist bringing grassroots organisation to the Great Green Wall.

Credits CNN In a report for Call to Earth, CNN speaks to Sarah Toumi, an environmentalist who achieved success in combatting desertification in Tunisia and who now finds herself at…

New Policy Restrict Packaging of Potatoes to 50kg bags

By Shadrack Musumba Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya has launched regulations on potatoes packaging not to supersede 50 kilograms bags. The regulations will ensure that the merchandisers don’t get exploited…

KPA extends Regional Maritime Awards Entries to March 31st

Companies and individuals interested in taking part in the second Kenya Ports Authority East Africa Maritime Awards 2020 have until Wednesday March 31, 2021to submit their entries. The Awards seek…

How a religious festival turned into a massacre

late November as religious pilgrims gathered for the Orthodox festival of Tsion Maryam – an annual feast to mark the day Ethiopians believe the Ark of the Covenant was brought…

Chipper cash partners with Atotos sports management to enhance soccer coaching skills in Nairobi.

Chipper Cash, Africa’s fastest-growing money transfer platform has partnered with Atotos Sports to provide professional training for Kenyan Coaches who come from disadvantaged backgrounds within Nairobi. The training is set…

Education CAS lauds ECDE progress in most counties

The Cabinet Administrative Secretary for Education Dr Sarah Ruto has hailed counties for the massive progress witnessed in implementing Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) programs. The CAS noted that…

Governors urged to lead vaccination campaigns

As the national rollout of The Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine accelerates, the Council of Governors (COG) Chairman Martin Nyaga Wambora has rallied Kenyans to get vaccinated. Speaking after he was publicly…

Grevy’s Zebras are among Africa’s most endangered large mammals

Credits CNN CNN International’s Arit Okpo traveled to the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya to meet the woman responsible for ensuring the survival of an endangered zebra species. Sheila Funnell is a wildlife…

Pictures: Moet & Chandon champagne tasting and food pairing event

Moët & Chandon hosted celebrities, media personalities, friends and consumers of the brand, to an exclusive champagne tasting event at the Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi, a leading 5 star destination…

RUBiS Energy Kenya Launches Digital App to Enhance Customer Experience

Rubis Energy Kenya has launched an innovative mobile app dubbed “RUBiS App” as part of its promise to customers to make their life’s journey better. The RUBiS App is a…

Nairobi County Employees to get 500m Mortgage and Car Loans

Nairobi City County Government employees will now be eligible to 500 million Shillings in car loans and mortgages starting July this year. The plan was approved by the county assembly…

Gadget Review Samsung A12: Your Perfect low budget Smartphone The low budget smartphone market in Kenya is gaining traction with entry of smartphones that contain premium features.  One such phone…

Hope for Traders as Kenya, UK Deal is Ratified

By Shadrack Musumba Joy to traders and farmers as Kenya, UK trade deal ratification is completed. The treaty seeks to facilitate trade in goods, providing Kenya with duty-free and quota…

Final day for the search of the next biggest Radio star

Radio enthusiasts have one more day to try out for the NRGetic MVPs which a campaign is seeking to offer opportunities to the very best raw talent from the country.…

Comedian Eric Omondi arrested, to be charged in court

By Adieri MulaaControversial Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi is in police custody following his apprehension on Thursday 11 March, 2021.The comedian was arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations…

Why Ann Kananu should serve as hope for women seeking leadership

Nairobi City County Deputy Governor Ann Kananu may not have been elected by city voters to represent them but you cannot just wish her away. Born a go-getter, Ann has…

3rd Edition of Chile themed Latino Sunday hosted at Alchemist

Revellers thronged the 3rd edition of Latino Sunday which was Chilean themed in celebration of the Latin America Culture hosted at The Alchemist Nairobi. The colourful event which began at…

Smartphone Global Shipment Report Places realme Among Top 5 In 15 Regions

World-fastest growing smartphone maker, realme is among the Top 5 brands in 15 regions according to Q4 2020 Canalys global smartphone shipment report. The brand that has been making inroads…

Persons Living With Albinism to Benefit From Ksh.40m Medical Consignment

By Shadrack Musumba 3,800 persons living with albinism are set to benefit from a new partnership between Kenya Medical Supplies Agencies (KEMSA) and National Council for People with Disabilities (NCPWD).…

KBL Launches Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla Gin

Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) has unveiled a new gin in the Kenyan market, Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla. The introduction of Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla follows a successful revamp of the…

Embu County cleared to progress with Ksh600m infrastructure projects

The high court in Embu has dismissed a petition seeking to stall the county infrastructure projects worth over Kshs 600 million. In a ruling last week, high court judge Lady…

Global Music Streaming Service Spotify Enters the Kenyan Market

Spotify (NYSE: SPOT), the world’s most popular global audio streaming subscription service, is available in Kenya, offering brands a new opportunity to reach millions of engaged listeners through its innovative…

Cultivate Africa’s Future initiative empowers women farmers with access to finance

Since the onset of COVID-19, existing inequalities have been further exacerbated, as already vulnerable and marginalized groups are faced with additional challenges and even further reductions in their access to…

Giving biofortified foods a boost in Tanzania

Women are the backbone of African agriculture and have been unequally affected by the impacts of the COVID pandemic. And yet, despite the acknowledged inequalities, women continue to be under-represented…

MCA calls for more investment in eye care health services

Parklands MCA Jahendra Malde has encouraged investors in the health sector to consider working closely with the national and county government in building more eye care centers within the Nairobi…

1STCOMMONWEALTH WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT LAUNCHED

On the first joint International Women’s Day and Commonwealth Day for several years, the inaugural Commonwealth Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit is launched. Held while the UK is Commonwealth Chair and G7…

Sportpesa resumes sports sponsorship

By Fred MaingiIt was cheers, joy and excitement at the Jericho Camp Toyoyo grounds yesterday (Sunday) as Sportpesa Gaming firm made a strong comeback in the football scene after sponsoring…

Family Bank Ink Fodder Financing Deal With Dairy Farmers

A thousand Ndumberi dairy farmers under the region’s co-operative society are set to access quality fodder to double their milk yield to 30,000 litres per day. Through a fodder financing…

ACCA calls for a more inclusive approach to economic recovery

To mark International Women’s Day, ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is urging more governments to adopt the use of Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) to ensure that women and men…

Hennessy to support Kenyan bartenders

As part of its commitment to support the hospitality industry, the world’s leading cognac, Hennessy has once again partnered with bartenders across the globe for the 2nd edition of the…

Kenya has a bright future with abundant Tennis talent, coach Rosemary Owino

By Fred MaingiKenya has a bright future in tennis that needs only to be nurtured to go to another higher level, widely travelled Tennis head coach Rosemary Owino(pictured) has said.…

Kananu drums up support for BBI,warns against propaganda

Nairobi Deputy Governor Ann Kananu has urged Nairobi City residents to support the BBI constitutional Bill,2020.The DG on Sunday said that she will join hands with other leaders in Nairobi to…

Now is the Time to redeem the lost Glory in the Nursing Profession

By Halima Adan Ahmed Over the years I have been engaged in the fight to improve the welfare of nurses in this country and specifically in Machakos county. Recently together…

MPs in fresh bid to ratify Kenya, UK trade deal

By Shadrack Musumba  Parliamentary committee on Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development is currently exploring possible ways through which the Economic Partnership Agreement between the UK and Kenya signed in December 2020 can fully be ratified. The…

Covid-19 brings out the resilience of Kenya’s flower industry

By Baiju Kantaria, Director at Elgon Kenya Last year at the height of COVID-19 the Kenya flower industry was grappling with a cocktail of threats that had taken a toll…

East and Central Africa’s biggest educational content distributor opens new branch.

 East and Central Africa’s largest Educational, Cultural and Technological Content and Products Distributor, Textbook Centre Ltd (TBC) has opened its 10th branch in Kenya. The new branch at 680 Hotel, Kenyatta Avenue…

Mitumba Traders now want recognition by the government

By Shadrack Musumba Mitumba Consortium a body representing over two million traders in Kenya has disputed the claims that the second hand clothes in the country are killing the local…

African photography awards to champion conservation initiatives

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Nature’s Best Photography (NBP) have officially announced the new Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards. Named to honor the late, iconic African leader and…

African airlines made a revenue loss of US$10.21 billion in 2020-AFRAA

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) have published a report on the financial impact of COVID-19 pandemic on African airlines and insights for the…

Farmers in Western Kenya bet on community seed bank, indigenous foods to boost incomes and tackle malnutrition

With increasing malnutrition and key nutrient deficiency of zinc, iron and vitamins in Western Kenya, occasioned by changing diets, a group of farmers are reversing this trend by investing in…

tvN – Korea’s top entertainment brand debuts on DSTV

CJ ENM HK and MultiChoice Group have announced the launch of Korean entertainment pop up channel tvN Africa on DStv, channel 134 from Monday 01 March 2021, with a feed customized specially for…

Mt Kenya MCAs Caucus Chairman Endorses BBI

Mount Kenya MCAs caucus chairman Charles Mwangi Nga’ng’a popurlary known as Ichagki one has said the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) constitutional reform process will better the business environment in the…

Hennessy is now the official spirit of NBA following new deal

Hennessy, the world’s best-selling cognac, and the National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced a global expansion of their partnership, making Hennessy the “Official Spirit of the NBA” worldwide. The multiyear…

Kenya Breweries Launches Diageo Bartender Academy to train 10,000 bartenders

Nairobi, Kenya 25th February 2021…Kenya Breweries Limited, has unveiled a Diageo Bartenders Academy whose aim is to upscale, build capacity and trade engagement to Kenyan bartenders. The Academy intends to…

Meet JIVU the Afro Fusion Kenyan Artists.

JIVU which means Grey or Ash in Swahili is an Afro Fusion Singer/Songwriter duo from Nairobi, Kenya. The two, Johnson Keragori (Uncle K.) and Chege Anderson present a dynamic combination…

Kenyans land deal to create stickers for Operas’ new Chatting app

Two Kenyan artists, Brian Omolo and Lulu Kitololo were selected to collaborate with Opera, the Norwegian browser developer, in creating original sticker packs that reflect everyday expressions unique to Kenyans for Hype, its new dedicated…

Faulu Bank to lend Ksh 3 billion to SMEs to boost growth

Faulu Microfinance Bank plans to lend up to Ksh 3 billion to micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs)  agribusiness, chamas and  group customers to help them recover and grow following…

Ailing Sonko gave Gor Mahia half a million in Lusaka trip

By Erick Ludeya Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is among well-wishers who came out to the rescue of cash strapped and reigning Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia in their…

Saving Grey Crowned Cranes in Rwanda

In a report for Call to Earth, CNN traces the remarkable recovery of Rwanda’s grey crowned cranes from near extinction due to the efforts of conservationist and local vet Olivier…

realme treats fans to Valentines Fiesta through #DaretoLove Campaign

The month of Love is upon us and in usual fashion, couples took time to express their love to their special ones in different ways. This year was especially unique…

Hype: The New Chat App developed by Kenyans

Opera, the Norwegian browser developer is announcing the launch of its new dedicated chat service Hype, built into mobile web browser Opera Mini. With the introduction of Hype in the…

Lobby Calls for Disapproval of BBI

A youths’ caucus namely Youths Against BBI has on Monday condemned the constitution amendment Bill, BBI for ignoring the voices of the minor. They want counties to fall the bill…

HUAWEI AND ICT AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE DIGITAL TRAINING

Technology firm Huawei has committed to providing training to 377 trainees under the Presidential Digital Talent Programme (PDTP) in partnership with the ICT Authority of Kenya. The five-week virtual training…

Delight for Bailey’s Drinkers despite Ravages of Pandemic

Bailey’s Delight, the new, luscious cream liqueur from Kenya Breweries Limited has been a standout performer in its category, despite being launched as the global Covid-19 pandemic engulfed the country.…

Nairobi women caucus drum up support for BBI

Women leaders in Nairobi have vowed to fully support the BBI constitutional amendment bill, 2020. Led by Nairobi County Assembly Women Caucus chairperson Dorris Kanario, the women have said that…

BBI sails through in Nairobi as MCAs Unanimously endorse

A hundred and fourteen county legislatures have approved the constitution amendment bill in a unanimous vote. The motion was moved by Kahawa Ward rep Joseph Komu who is also chairperson…

CIRCOLO Life Hosts Baila at Mawimbi

Latino themed evenings hosted by Circolo.life are back at Mawimbi. #Baila seeks to bring together salsa enthusiasts at a show that showcases the best of Latin America. The show which…

Nairobi MCAs unanimously approve BBI report

Nairobi County Assembly became the 10th assembly to adopt the BBI referendum Bill. All the 109 MCAs present in the house voted to adopt the bill while five voted yes…

Tough bail terms the state is using to silence Sonko and supporters

Ex- Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is a man known for his ability to attract large crowds from his supporters. Ordinarily,one would expect to have at least seen quite a good number…

2021-2022 budget expected to top Ksh 3.5 trillion

Kenya’s 2021/22 budget is expected to top Ksh.3.5 trillion with National Treasury divulging details to the spending plans in the 2021 Budget Policy Statement (BPS) published at the end of…

Hope as county releases bursary funds for 62,500 students

Nairobi county government has today Launched Nairobi County Executive and Ward Bursary Funds to city needy students,that will see over 62,000 students benefit. Speaking at the Launch, The county education…

Lobby calls for dissolution of government over poor service delivery

By Shadrack Nyakoe The Justice and Freedom party led by its party Leader Justus Mumbi have  condemned the government for abandoning its people and failing to deliver services as per…

StarTimes prices drop 33%

Pay Television Company StarTimes has today announced a price reduction of up to 33% targeting new subscribers acquiring the company’s type approved set top boxes. The price drop is expected…

KWALs new manufacturing facility to cost Ksh.4billion

Today, Kenya Wine Agencies Ltd (KWAL) hosted an official function to commemorate the ground breaking of its Ksh 4 Billion ultra-modern manufacturing facility. The event took place at the facility’s…

How city cartels fixed Sonko in Buruburu land saga

In May 25th the year 2019, chaos erupted at a church in Nairobi’s Buruburu Phase 4 Estate when youths who had allegedly been hired by a private developer stormed the…

Nairobi residents to have more access to health services

Atleast 24 more health centres will be commissioned before the next general elections. The Nairobi Metropolitan Service ( NMS) and the County Government on Tuesday unveiled complete and new health…

realme targets 30% sales increase in 2021

After making its debut in the Kenyan smartphone market in 2020 with a record release of more than six gadgets in the market, realme now has eyes focused on bigger…

Uhuru to Ruto: You are either with us or not

President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked his Deputy William Ruto to stop engaging in double speak regarding the government’s development agenda. The President on Friday said that it’s hypocritical of Ruto…

Kibra MP unveils state of the art Kibra Secondary School classes

Kibra Member of Parliament Imran Okoth has officially unveiled Kibra Secondary school state of art classes a project that has been fully funded by Kibra NG-CDF. The new classrooms will…

FAMILY BANK OFFICIALLY OPENS ITS 92ND BRANCH IN EASTLEIGH

Family Bank has expanded its branch network to 92 across 37 counties with the opening of a new branch in Eastleigh, bringing its services closer to one of the country’s fastest-growing business…

How data and technology are Transforming Transport Infrastructure in Africa.

Credits CNN. CNN International’s Eleni Giokos explores explores how data and technology are transforming transport infrastructure across the continent. First up, Giokos visits the Kenya Standard Gauge Railway (S-G-R) to…

Nairobi women and youth groups awarded Ksh176 Million

Youth and Women groups in Nairobi on Wednesday received cheques worth Sh 176.5million as an empowerment kitty. The cheques were issued by Nairobi Deputy Governor Ann Kananu and Chief Administrative…

Shebesh, Passaris urge Nairobi youths to rally behind Uhuru and Raila

Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris and Chief Administrative Secretary Rachel Shebesh have called on Nairobi youths and women to rally behind the government’s initiative to promote entreneaurship. The two leaders…

UNITLIFE and Ecobank Foundation to prevent chronic malnutrition amongst children in Africa

UNITLIFE, the United Nations initiative dedicated to fighting chronic malnutrition through innovation, and the Ecobank Group Foundation have launched “Make the Connection” campaign, which aims to raise awareness and funds…

Youths engaging in Agriculture to benefit from Ksh.2.2B funding

The ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries & Co-operatives has set aside more than Kshs 2.2 Billion for the involvement of youth in agriculture. The funds are being implemented under the…

Rockefeller Foundation commits Ksh. 3.5 billion to covid-19 response efforts in Africa

The Rockefeller Foundation announces an initial USD 34.95 million to ensure more equitable access to Covid-19 testing and vaccines; leverage innovation, data, machine-learning; combat the escalating food crisis; and scale…

Junet in hot soup over Senator Mwaura’s remarks

By Kelvin Majangah People living with disability and Kenyans at large have condemned Suna East MP Junet Mohamed for his derogatory statements against nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura based on his…

Kenyan programmes to air on DSTVs new HONEY channel

HONEY, the new Pan-African lifestyle channel, goes live on Monday, 15 February 2021 at 18:00 (EAT), offering an exhilarating blend of African lifestyle content from the continent. “We are delighted…

NHC says new technology will be gamechanger in delivery of affordable housing

The National Housing Corporation (NHC) is banking on the adoption of Alternative Building Technologies to develop quality affordable homes across the country. Speaking during a tour of the Corporation’s EPS…

Accountancy and finance profession less likely to face harassments, report

Sixty-one per cent of respondents to a global survey amongst accountancy and finance professionals say that they work in an environment free from harassment and discrimination, ACCA (the Association of…

KCB Bank MSME customers to enjoy discounted facility to help address cashflow challenges

KCB introduced discounted financing facility to boost KCB MSME customers whose operations have been adversely affected by COVID-19. Micro, small and medium enterprises experiencing disrupted cash flows will be able to access both…

Carbacid to take over BOC Kenya Plc

Carbacid Investments PLC’s (CIL) shareholders have today approved the acquisition of up to 100% of the shareholding of BOC Kenya Plc (BOC) pursuant to the offer that was announced in…

Meet ‘Safari Doctors’ founder Umra Omar

Credits CNN Umra Omar is an award-winning social entrepreneur, community leader, and the founder of Safari Doctors, a mobile medical clinic serving underprivileged communities in Kenya. Omar and the Safari…

Sonko now wants witnesses in Kibicho case placed under witness protection program

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has asked the Witness Protection Agency to place all of his witnesses against Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho under the witness protection program. In a…

Nairobi Deputy Governor Ann Kananu Congratulates Wambora

Congratulations on your outstanding achievement E Martin Wambora EGH .You deserve every bit of it. You have made us proud. Congratulations on your success. You worked hard for it, and…

Former County Executive Committee member Karungo wa Thangwa translates presidents’ letter to Kikuyu

Former Kiambu Sports and Touth CEC Karungo wa Thang’wa has translated to Kikuyu language the letter addressed to President Uhuru Kenyatta by a section of politicians allied to deputy President…

Covid-19: Eabl records a drop in sales

East African Breweries Limited (EABL) recorded a net sales decline of 3% to Kshs 44.5 billion for the half-year ended December 2020 compared to the same period last year. The…

Google to inject Ksh.1 billion in Kenyas’ economic recovery

Google on Wednesday committed $10 million (Ksh1.1 billion) to support economic recovery in Kenya, which has been battered by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. “To continue to support the…

What China-Africa relationship means to the economy

In recent years, Africa continent’s engagement with China has progressively grown with different African countries engaging China on diverse spheres. To further buid understanding on communication between Africa and China…

KenGen announces 13 Billion Profit for the year ended June 2020

The Leading energy producer, KenGen, has announced a Ksh.13.9 Billion profit before tax for the Financial year ended June 2020. This translates to 8.3% growth in profit from the previous…

Proposed law on drinks packaging is unrealistic and unnecessary, alcohol manufacturers say

The Alcohol Beverage Association of Kenya (ABAK) is concerned about a private member’s Bill by Wundanyi MP Danson Mwakuwona seeking to amend the Alcohol Drinks Control Act of 2010. The…

KRA issues accounting guidelines for Corporate Tax rates for 2020-2021

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has released guidelines outlining the applicable corporation tax rates for the years of income 2020 and 2021. The guidelines will be used by corporations whose…

Toyota Kenya and Sendy partner to support riders in the acquisition of Yamaha bikes

Online logistics platform, Sendy, and Crediation, a fintech firm based in Nairobi have entered into a financing agreement that will enable riders on the platform acquire Yamaha motorcycles from Toyota…

Sonko : I will sue Kibicho for character assassination, misuse of public office

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko now says that he will sue Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho for character assassination and possible misuse of public office and resources. Through one of…

PRIDEINN LAUNCHES TECHNOLOGY ENABLED HYBRID MEETING INITIATIVE

By Barbara Onkoba Indigenous hotel group PrideInn, is tapping technology to launch enhanced conferencing capabilities. The new initiative dabbed “RevMeet” (Real and Virtual Meeting Combined) is designed to provide the…

New Screening Technology at JKIA reduce travelers time to 15 minutes

Covid -19 clearance at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport has been made easier following the adoption of a digitisation platform dubbed Africa CDC Trusted Travel platform. The platform has seen…

Samsung and Safaricom partner for Galaxy S21 pre-orders

Samsung has partnered with Safaricom for the pre-order of the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S21 range of devices. The Galaxy S21 range pre-order will be available at Safaricom shops nationwide…

3000 Kericho residents to benefit from new water project

In a bid to provide clean and safe water for communities in Kericho, James Finlay Kenya, Ministry of Energy and County Government of Kericho have commissioned a new borehole in…

The controversial management life of Paul Ndungu

News that one Paul Ndung’u had been ejected from all the Sportpesa boards may not have come as a surprise to many. Ndung’u who had fallen out with the rest…

Wireless Earbuds to set the Trend in Tech in 2021

The tech sector this year, according to many tech gurus, is set to be defined by Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) with a great range of products tailored towards gadgets…

Did Sonko walk out of meeting with Raila?

Sources reveal that the former Nairobi Governor  may have held a meeting with ODM leader Raila Odinga but the two allegedly disagreed on various issues touching on the Building Bridges…

New twist as plot to have Mutura continue as acting governor hatched

The confusion surrounding the swearing-in of Ann Kananu as the substantive governor continues to reign after it emerged that there is a plot to have speaker Benson Mutura continue serving…

Experts: Law and not politics should take precedence in Sonko’s impeachment

The impeachment of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and the subsequent process to replace him with Anne Kananu Mwendwa as the substantive governor has continued to divide legal minds in the…

Youth in Kenya urged to explore talents for job opportunities

Youth in Kenya have been challenged to exploit their talents and creativity for income-generating opportunities as a way of tackling the rising unemployment. In a keynote address during a webinar…

Kenyan Scientists Discover New Coronavirus Mutation

Kenyan scientists have raised an alarm on a coronavirus variant they say differs from the one spreading in South Africa and Britain. About 10 investigators from the Kenya Medical Research…

Israel set to showcase agricultural innovations in Embu

Embu County is set to host some of the most acclaimed Israeli agricultural technologies in a trade fair set for 28th January this year. The international agribusiness fair will bring…

Emirates among first airlines in the world to try IATA Travel Pass

Emirates has partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to become one of the first airlines in the world to trial IATA Travel Pass – a mobile app to…

Kenyans fault President Uhuru over remarks that he helped Sonko

Remarks by President Uhuru Kenyatta that he helped former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko to clinch the gubernatorial seat have sparked angry responses from majority of city residents. While speaking to…

‘M-Net Movies Presents 007 James Bond Pop-up Channel’ Makes A Grand Return

Prepare to shake, not stir, the January blues in 007 fashion. Owing to the massive success of the M-Net Movies Presents 007 James Bond pop-up channel early last year and the forthcoming instalment…

“He is arap mashamba” Kalonzo hits out at Ruto over new land scandal

Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has hit out at the Deputy President William Ruto over his recent remarks that the Kamba kingpin grabbed a parcel of land in Yatta. in…

Sarova introduces two brands to its portfolio as it diversifies into standalone restaurants

Kenya’s first indigenous hospitality leader Sarova Hotels and Resorts has introduced two other brands to its portfolio, The Kitchen by Sarova and ChiSo as it diversifies into the stand-alone restaurant…

LG unveils latest ultra series premium monitors for home and office

LG Electronics (LG) has unveiled the 2021 Ultra series premium monitors as it cements its innovation leadership in the category.   The new UltraGear™, UltraWide™ and UltraFine™ series monitors launched at the…

Meet Africa’s Rising Esports Stars dominating the world of competitive Video gaming

Credits CNN CNN International showcases the fast-growing world of esports, meeting rising stars from Kenya and South Africa who are dominating the world of competitive video gaming. In Kibera, Kenya…

Samsung Launch Galaxy S21 with 108MP camera

Samsung Electronics has launched the Galaxy S Series range of smart phones globally. The range includes the Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 + and the Galaxy S21. The devices are…

KRA wins Kshs 105.6 million case against Mars Logistics Limited

The High Court sitting in Nairobi has dismissed an appeal by Mars Logistics Limited contesting a charge of Value Added Tax (VAT) on transportation services among other claims. Mars Logistics…

Hospitality Industry Players Eyeing MICE for Business Revival

By Barbara Onkoba The Hospitality industry in Kenya is hopeful that the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) sector will recover after a sharp decline in 2020 resulting from COVID-19…

SIB banks’ foreign investment arm records mild drop in returns

MansaX delivered 18.75% return after fees (23.75% gross return) in 2020 despite the effects of the COVID19 pandemic on both local and global markets. The return compares favourably with the…

Isaac Chege Says he is the best Candidate to Succeed Sonko

Roots Party candidate Isaac Chege Claims he is the best Candidate to Succeed Sonko Roots party of Kenya has joined the race to succeed the embattled former Nairobi governor Mike…

Nyandarua Speaker Ndegwa Wahome impeachment motion was fake

Nyandarua speaker Ndegwa Wahome on Tuesday officiated the assembly session despite the earlier reports of impeachment by members of County assembly. In an interview with the media, Ndegwa said that…

CHELSEA FAN MUTUKU WINS SPORTPESA MIDWEEK JACKPOT

A Nairobi-based Chelsea fan and businessman Mutuku Muoka has become the first person to win the SportPesa Mid-Week Jackpot since the company resumed business three months ago. He was presented…

Scania to Start Production of BRT buses

Swedish bus and heavy trucks manufacturer Scania will venture into mass production of high capacity buses once the demand for the units picks up in readiness for the rollout of…

Family appeals for medical help for 3 year old daughter

A family has made a public appeal for medical funds to help their 3 year child suffering from Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (Soft Tissue Cancer, Stage 3) fly to India for treatment. According to…

Governor Mutua offers Senator Kang’ata a drink for his BBI letter to President Kenyatta

By Mourice Seretta  Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua has said that Murang’a Senator who is also the Senate Majority Chief Whip Irungu Kang’ata should be honored and rewarded for rescuing…

realme takes stock of its performance in the Kenyan market as it hits 50 Million shipments globally

Kenyans have warmed up to realme products few months after setting foot in the Kenyan market. The world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand has broken a record in Kenya as among the…

Public private partnership grows Kenya’s agriculture fortunes in a tough year

By Nelson Maina. Kenya’s agriculture has beaten the odds of a difficult 2020 to end on a high, having registered one of the best growth trajectories across key segments in…

TRIDENT INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED ON THE SPOT FOR FRUSTRATING CLIENTS.

By Mourice Seretta Trident insurance company limited is on the spot for allegedly frustrating its clients. This is after it emerged that one of its clients, Mr Christopher Majau Kithinji,…

Ksh.3 Million for Kalasha Film Awards Winners

Kenya Film Commission will award a total of Ksh 3 Million prize money to the winners of the 10th edition of Kalasha International Film and TV Awards. Each category winner…

Nairobi County, NMS to offer Christmas to those in slums

By Jacktone Lawi The county of Nairobi in conjunction with the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) have flagged off 24 tonnes of food stuffs to benefit the less privileged in slums.…

German robotics firm signs training agreement with Kenya’s African Elite Group

German RPA provider Servicetrace and Kenyan African Elite Group – Tech signed a training services agreement which is aimed at the development and job creation to tackle the most pressing…

Afreximbank and CNNIC partner for a unique multi-year initiative that puts African scale-up companies in the spotlight

CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) and African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) are collaborating on a new long-term initiative to showcase, empower and tell the stories of emerging and expanding businesses – known…

Svalbard’s polar bears are sending messages to scientists

Credits CNN. In a report for CNN’s Call to Earth, the network reports from Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago north of the mainland, to explore how testing and tracking is helping…

KBL Partners with The Liquor House to Open the first Liquor Supermarket in Kenya

Kenya Breweries Limited in partnership with The Liquor House has opened the country’s first liquor supermarket. The country’s first liquor supermarket is fitted with Diageo’s World Class Tasting Room, where…

Cheki celebrates 10th anniversary

By Mourice SerettaCheki.co.ke has celebrated its 10th anniversary since its inception in Kenya.Speaking during a dinner and a cake cutting ceremony to celebrate the 10th anniversary at a Nairobi Hotel,…

Sonko: I am happy to go back to my life with ordinary people

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has said that he is happy and excited to go back to his life and freely mingle with the ordinary citizens. In a Facebook post…

KBL NAMED PRIVATE SECTOR WINNER OF THE 2020 SDGS KENYA AWARDS

By Mourice Seretta Kenya Breweries Limited has been named Private Sector winner of the 2020 SDGs Kenya Awards, during the National Sustainable Development Stakeholders Conference held in Mombasa. KBL was…

CRAWN TRUST: Maternity Services Record Decline

By Jacktone Lawi HIVand AIDS is still the leading cause of mortality among women and children according to the latest report by community advocacy and awareness firm CRAWN Trust This…

BAT progresses COVID-19 candidate vaccine into Phase I human clinical trials

· Investigational New Drug application approved by the FDA for COVID-19 candidate vaccine, allowing BAT to progress into a Phase I clinical trial in adult volunteers · Vaccine candidate created…

Digital Services Tax is a retrogressive policy

Amidst calls for social distancing and avoiding use of cash owing to curb the spread of Covid-19, the Government has moved to charge Kenyans for opting for safer online shopping;…

street children listed as beneficiaries of City Hall KSh 1 billion garbage scandal

The Financial Reporting Centre is on a trail of monies in the scandal in a bid to get to the masterminds behind the irregular deals. Documents from director-general and financial…

New Dawn for Ruiru residents as Water Company gets back to its roots for better services

It is now nine months since the hygiene crisis started. Hand washing with soap is one way to effectively prevent oneself from getting the virus. Thus water firms had to keep…

ibis Styles Nairobi Westlands launches festive season menu

– ibis styles Nairobi, Westlands launched a Festive Menu, in preparation for the forthcoming festive season. The celebration held at the scenic rooftop Kilele Nyama restaurant brought together members of…

Opera:Bridging the digital divide in Sub-Saharan Africa

The African region is the fastest growing continent in terms of internet penetration. Recent reports from GSMA show that only 300 million out of the total population of 1.1 billion people are…

LG Electronics recognizes the “DARE TO DREAM” Digital Campaign winners

By Oduor Jacktone  LG East Africa has today announced the top winners of the recently completed digital campaign dubbed the ‘DARE TO DREAM’ Talent Search. The 4-week social media competition,…

Reprieve for Sonko as senate opts for plenary session in impeachment motion

The fate of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko will be prosecuted by the entire senate.Speaker Ken Lusaka invoked standing order 74 to give room for a plenary debate after Majority leader…

KBL unveils 2020 Festive Gifting Catalogue

By Kelvin Majangah Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) has unveiled the 2020 Festive Gifting catalogue. The festive catalogue aims to give Kenyans who are above the legal purchase age a wide…

Highcourt stops payments to NMS,asks wrangling parties to reach agreement

The Attorney General may have to lead fresh talks between the Nairobi Metropolitan Service and the Nairobi City County Government to unlock the stalemate on how the agency can be…

Boomerang unwraps the fun and cheer with Magic Makers Festive Edition!

The festive season is bound to look very different this year, but, there are still a lot of ways to share the love with family and friends. This December, Boomerang…

Covid-19: Lower Demand For Serviced Apartments eat up rental yields

By Oduor Jacktone The serviced apartments sector within the Nairobi Metropolitan Area has recorded a 3.6% drop in average rental yields compared to 2019. This year the NMA recorded an…

New partnership to provide post-retirement medical cover

By Eunice Kayo Octagon Insurance Brokers Ltd, a subsidiary of Octagon Africa Financial Services Ltd, has partnered with Jubilee Health Insurance to provide affordable and flexible post-retirement medical cover to…

City residents want pro-Sonko MCAs punished

The impeachment of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has elicited mixed reactions from Nairobi residents, with majority praising the Nairobi County Assembly for standing firm against the governor whom they blame…

BIC onboards Content Creators for its Social Distancing Campaign.

BIC onboards Content Creators for its Social Distancing Campaign  BIC, the country’s leading stationery brand, has partnered with family-focused digital content creators, The Green Calabash and Yummy Mummy, for the…

KBL Celebrates as Johnnie Walker turns 200 years

Kenya Breweries Limited kicked off an integrated marketing and communication campaign that is aimed at celebrating 200 years of its flagship brand Johnnie Walker. The first bottle of Johnnie Walker…

Glenmorangie partners with Penny Winter Kenya

By Oduor Jacktone Scottish Highland distillery Glenmorangie hosted a single malt whisky event to celebrate the new launch of Penny Winter in the Kenyan market. Glenmorangie East African Brand Ambassador…

TechnoServe to host micro-retail stakeholders’ forum with a focus on digital solutions in Africa

TechnoServe, an international nonprofit economic development organization, in partnership with the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), is hosting its 4th Virtual Micro Retail Stakeholder Forum on 9th December with…

Don’t let disinformation endanger lives, tobacco harm reduction is real

By Joseph Magero Everyone wants to reduce the approximately 30,000 annual tobacco-related deaths in Kenya; so it’s especially disappointing to see the nay-sayers undermining our best opportunity to do just…

82 MCAs now claim they did not sign Sonko’s impeachment motion

Atleast 82 MCAs in Nairobi now claim that they did not append their signature on the Sonko impeachment motion. They MCAs who addressed the media amidst disruption from police officers…

StarTimes customers to get free Ksh.400 voucher for every subscription

Pay Television Company StarTimes Media subscribers are set to be rewarded with integrated e-shopping platform StarTimes GO shopping vouchers for every Ksh. 300 spent on subscription renewal. Subscribers will enjoy a Ksh.…

KENYA LAGS BEHIND REST OF WORLD IN CUTTING DEATHS FROM SMOKING

KENYA is falling behind the rest of the world in the battle to save the lives of millions of smokers, the Campaign for Safer Alternatives (CASA) warns today. A new…

Black Friday: StarTimes announces new offers

Shoppers usually look out for Black Friday offers to acquire preferred items at a bargain. On Friday 27th November, e-commerce platform StarTimes GO has lined up major discounts as the platform…

Ken Wakuraya announces performance Schedule

Ken Wakuraya is a familiar face in our local television station as he alongside his power partner Muthoni Wamukiri anchors news at Inooro television owned by S.K Macharia and its…

Motion to Impeach Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko tabled

By TheTimes Tough times lie ahead for Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko after the county assembly formally begun the process of impeaching him. The motion was tabled by Embakasi MCA Michael…

StarTimes-Go Becomes First Recipient Of COFEK’s Consumer Top Brands Award

Integrated e-shopping platform StarTimes GO, has become the first recipient of Cofek’s #ConsumerTopBrands awards. The dedicated 24/7 shopping channel prides itself for enabling viewers to shop at the comfort of their homes or…

Maisha Magic bag 16 nominations in Kalasha Awards

Maisha Magic East and Maisha Magic Plus have received 16 nominations at this year’s Kalasha TV and Film Awards, reaffirming their position as Kenya’s best storyteller. Hailed as Kenya’s premier…

Speaker Stephen Ndichu is very evil-Waititu claims

Former Kiambu governor Ferdinand Ndung’u Waititu has claimed that his friend turn foe Stephen Ndichu who is County Speaker betrayed him during his impeachment period. Waititu said that Ndichu knew…

Purple Dot International breaks ground for Ksh.1.3 billion Marigold Residency

Purple Dot International Limited, a fast growing and dynamic residential, commercial real estate developer has today broke ground on its latest real estate project, Marigold Residency Townhouses, an exclusive KES…

Over 800 Basco painters set to benefit from newly relaunched Zawadika na Marngi Program.

As the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage the country, the paint business has been adversely affected as many people keep off from letting painters in their homes…

CNN to launch new series Connecting Africa which explores intra-African trade

Credits CNN CNN International is launching a new series, Connecting Africa which will profile the people, projects and companies revolutionizing African business and bringing the continent together by championing trade…

Traditional Chinese medicine to boost immunity against viral pneumonias now available in Kenya

Global Chinese manufacturer Jiangyin Tianjiang Pharmaceutical company limited has today launched herbal medicines in Kenya to boost immunity, treat and manage viral pneumonias. Operating under a local agent, XRP Medical…

Reprieve for Kenyans as fuel prices drop

The hard times that Kenyans have been witnessing in the past few months is set to ease following the recent drop in energy prices. The Regulator, Energy and Petroleum Regulatory…

Nestlé provides Nutrition Education to over 800 Students and 22 Primary schools.

Initiative has encouraged children replicate their school experience to establish kitchen gardens at home With schools closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, over 800 students and their parents from…

Del Monte launches Women Health and Empowerment Program targeting over 10,000 women.

Murangá based food processor, Del Monte Kenya Limited (DMKL) has officially launched its Women’s Health and Empowerment program with a six – day employee awareness campaign offering free Reproductive Health…

Sarova Hotels Bags Top Honors for outstanding Services

Sarova Hotels and Resorts, Kenya’s first indigenous hospitality company has this year clinched top accolades at the 14th edition of the World Luxury Hotel Awards for outstanding service in the…

NRG RADIO WINS 2 PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

NRG Radio, has bagged not only one but two prestigious international radio awards. Celebrating this morning, the national urban youth station clinched the two awards last night at the awards…

MultiChoice unveils 2020 Festive Campaigns programming

MultiChoice Kenya is overflowing with excitement and an abundance of premium content this festive season offering customers a wide array of choice and value for money. MultiChoice is inviting customers…

Hennessy announces plans to support local artists

Hennessy embarks on supporting creatives, empowers e-tailers as businesses go fully digitalHennessy through its Never Stop Never Settle campaign initially launched before the coronavirus pandemic is supporting creatives to promote…

African Airlines Call for Concerted Efforts to Save the Air Transport Industry

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is now calling for a multi-sectorial and pragmatic approach by governments and stakeholders to support the recovery of air transport industry and interrelated sectors such…

realme C12 and realme 7i Hits the Kenyan Market

realme has once again made good on its promise to offer the Kenyan smartphone market a comprehensive, superior, innovative experience with the launch of two brand new smartphones; the realme…

Sonko to sue rejection of Budget memorandum

Nairobi Govenor Mike Sonko has vowed to challenge in court the decision by the Nairobi City County Assemby to reject his memorandum on the 2020/2021 budget. Sonko insists that the…

Unpacking; vivo Y20 Now on Sale in Kenya

Vivo smartphone has officially announced the availability of its latest mid-range smartphone the vivo Y20 in Kenya with official sales going live today on vivo Kenya brand stores and dealers countrywide. Priced…

African Students to be trained on Producing crime series

By Eunice Kayo The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) and thematic TV channel CBS Justice, owned by AMC Networks International – UK and ViacomCBS, have announced their first partnership, offering four…

AFRICA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF INTERNET WITH LESS THAN 40% CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET

The month of October marked 25 years of Internet in Africa, a major milestone and an opportune time to reflect on the development and the spread of the internet in…

CNN and Hyundai Motor Company embark on a new campaign exploring innovations in transport and mobility

Credits CNN CNNIC and Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) are partnering on a cross-platform campaign that explores how innovation will change the way we will live in the future. In this…

Cathy Ibal and Rob Bradley to lead CNN’s ‘Audience First’ strategy

CNNIC has appointed two joint-heads of CNN’s international advertising sales business to give brands and advertisers from wherever they are in the world greater access to global solutions from CNN…

DStv launches new Channel for Sub-Saharan subscribers

DStv is has announced the launch of the new Timeless Dizi Channel (TDC) on DStv channel 123, from today, 2 November 2020. the channel, owned by SPI International, will be available to…

BuyAfricaBuildAfrica initiative launched to promote African brands and goods

BCW Africa, Brand Leadership, Kantar and Geopoll today announced the launch of the #BuyAfricaBuildAfrica initiative. This initiative encourages local brands to adopt the #BuyAfricaBuildAfrica stamp of approval for ‘made in…

Cytonn Hands Over Phase II of Its Ksh 5 Billion Flagship Project

By Eunice Kayo Cytonn Real Estate, the development affiliate of Cytonn Investments, handed over the second phase of its Kshs 5 Billion Flagship Project, The Alma on Thursday 29th October…

Novartis donates 30 handheld portable ultrasound devices targeting rural Kenya and low-income communities affected by cardiovascular diseases

Program aims to reach more than 36 000 patients per year across Kenya, broadening access and helping strengthen the healthcare system 115 doctors have been trained in cardiac diagnosis and…

StarTimes GO to reward its customers

StarTimes GO, the integrated e-shopping platform will this Friday 30th October extend great discounts on music related devices including wireless headphones, earphones and Bluetooth speakers. Dubbed Musical Friday, StarTimes GO customers…

Kamanda, Aladwa to lead BBI mobilisation in Nairobi

Nominated Member of Parliament Maina Kamanda and his Makandara counterpart who is also ODM chairman in Nairobi George Aladwa have been tasked to lead BBI campaigns in Nairobi. Speaking on…

realme 7i set to Launch in Kenya

In the wake of the festive season, the world fastest-growing smartphone brand realme plans to unveil another trendsetting product from its number series, the realme 7i on Tuesday, November 10th…

Haji on the spot over Sh 1.1 billion NHIF fraudcase

Pressure mounts on DPP to revisit Jambopay’s Sh 1.1 billion fraudcase Legal experts and lobby groups have questioned the motive behind a decision by the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin…

A ‘Toast to Togetherness’ – Moët & Chandon celebrates Champagne Day across the continent

  From coast to coast, toast to toast, Moët & Chandon celebrated this year’s Moët Grand Day with an unforgettable ‘Toast to Togetherness’ uniting stars across the African Continent on…

OPPO A93 now officially in Kenya

OPPO Kenya has today launched the OPPO A93, the latest addition to the A Series portfolio. The OPPO A93, which starts retailing today in all OPPO Kenya brand stores and…

Kenyans Embrace StarTimes New Shopping Model

The launch of the first integrated e-shopping television channel StarTimes GO has enriched Kenya’s e-shopping experience with an enriched category of products available on the e-shopping platform. This has led…

realme Buds Q roll out in Kenyan Market

The world’s fastest-growing smartphone maker, realme has introduced realme Buds Q in the Kenyan market. This following realme’s commitment to becoming a tech-trendsetter brand that dares to leap using “mobile…

Nairobi County Engineers Caught up in Ksh 5Million tender row

By Samson Wire.  Nairobi county Engineers are on the spotlight after Business People located at Pokomo road demanded 5million in a Cabros tender row. Speaking during a Committee meeting session…

Nairobi Governor Sonko gives City tenants a six month waiver.

By Samson Wire. Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has extended a waiver on rent payable to the Nairobi City County for another six months to cushion the city residents from the…

Ministry of ICT launches initiative to support unemployed youth

The Ministry of ICT, Innovation, and Youth Affairs and the World Bank have launched a Ksh120 million initiative dubbed the Future Bora, to support organizations that create income generation opportunities…

We plan to take M-Pesa to a new level, says Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa.

Credits CNN In an interview with CNN’s Richard Quest, the CEO of Safaricom PLC, Peter Ndegwa, outlined how he expects M-Pesa to develop in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Ndegwa also…

OPPO A93 set to be launched in Kenya

Smartphone giant OPPO is set to introduce the amazing OPPO A93 to the Kenyan market, making it the latest addition to the A series family after the launch of the…

A new revolution in Shaving now available in StarTimes GO

Do you prefer shaving from home or having your own shaver while visiting your regular barbershop? To maintain that clean shave, you can now acquire the all new Enchen BlackStone3…

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority automates aeronautical search and rescue

By Oduor Jacktone The efficiency in response to aeronautical Search and Rescue is set to improve drastically after the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) launched an automated Aeronautical Search and…

Governor Mutuas’ new Plan for Miraa Farmers

Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader and presidential aspirant Dr Alfred Mutua has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to constitute a team that will secure global markets for miraa (khat) produce.…

Governor Mutua calls on President to kick-start hiring of electoral commissioners

Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader and presidential aspirant Dr. Alfred Mutua has urged president Uhuru Kenyatta to urgently set in motion a process of hiring commissioners to the Independent Electoral…

KenGen to earn Ksh 118 million from Clean Development Mechanism Project

Leading energy producer, Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is set to earn about USD 1,100,960 (about Ks 118million) in the next seven years from the Olkaria II Clean Development Mechanism…

Shun Divisive Politics, Mutua Tells Political Leaders

Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua has called on the people of Mt. Kenya region to remain united ahead of the general election. The Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader and presidential…

Governor Nyoro Promises New Stadium in 7 months

Kiambu governor James Nyoro has said the completion of Kirigiti Stadium will be a game-changer for Kiambu youths and society in general. This is the first stadium that is being…

Schneider celebrates latest smart electrical distribution solution at Bidco

BIDCO Africa Limited, has implemented a smart electrification solution for its latest production site at Bidco Industrial Park in Ruiru. Schneider Electric has provided and installed a suite of hardware…

Governor Alfred Mutua Calls for National Government Intervention to End Marginalisation

By Oduor Jacktone Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader and presidential aspirant Dr Alfred has urged the government to put in place measures to end marginalisation in many parts of the…

realme feted in International Design Awards

It’s all about real design Friday, 9th October 2020…Phones have evolved immensely since the 80’s, both in design and function and several models of phones have since launched in the…

Saspacity Salon and Wellness online services launched to tap into the beauty industry

Salon and wellness services online booking platform, Saspacity, has rolled out its services in Kenya as it targets to tap into the country’s billion shillings beauty industry. The platform, which…

Police Disrupt Deputy President William Rutos’ meeting

By Mourice Seretta Barely a day after the National Security Advisory Committee led by Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua warned against campaigns that it said were being used to…

Rubis Energy Kenya officially launches following KenolKobil, Gulf Energy acquisitions

By Kelvin Majangah RUBiS Energy Kenya has officially launched into the market following the successful acquisitions of KenolKobil Plc and Gulf Energy Holdings Ltd. These acquisitions saw RUBiS Energy Kenya…

realme C15: Second Hot sale rolled out

After the successful launch and roll out of realme C15,The brand has now rolled out the second Hot Sale for the realme C15 that will see Kenyan customers enjoy amazing…

Student Leaders Now Want School Fees waived for 2 years

By Archaedious Ashiono The University Student Leaders are now calling on the government to waive school fees as part of the economy recovery measures. Led by Fikirini Jacobs the President…

Uchumi Issues new Directive to Debtors

Uchumi Supermarkets Plc has opened an online portal for trade and services creditors to register their debts as part of the retailer’s implementation of the Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA). Registration…

KETCA Wants Ban on Nicotine Pouches

The Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance (KETCA) wants the government ban nicotine pouches or put in place stiffer regulatory measures for their sale and how they are dispensed. This follows after…

KRA wins Kshs.255 million tax appeal by water company

The Kenya Revenue Authority has won a tax suit filed by Highlands Mineral Water Company Limited challenging a tax demand of Kshs.155.4 Million. This is after the Tax Appeals Tribunal…

Nyayo stadium contractor to take over upgrade of City stadium

The county government will work with the national government to speed up renovation of Nairobi’s City Stadium.  This is in line with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive for a collaborative effort…

Tussle Between NMS and City Hall Bosses explodes Again

By Shadrack Nyakoe Fresh feuds has evoked between the two agencies running the Kenya’s Capital city after a mother conceived at the entrance of Pumwani Maternity Hospital after being blocked…

Subru Motors Limited to pay Kshs 181 million in taxes

The Tax Appeals Tribunal has dismissed an application filed by Subru Motors Limited seeking stay of collection of taxes amounting to Kshs. 181,406,247 found due by the Tribunal. Subru Motors Limited had…

Carol Koech appointed new Country head for Schneider Electric East Africa

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has appointed Carol Koech as the new Chief Executive for East Africa. A Kenyan national, Carol will lead…

Sonko strikes deal with KRA over contentious Ksh 3.5 billion tax bill

By Erick Ludeya The Kenya Revenue Authority has reached agreement with the Nairobi City County Government over settlement of the contentious Ksh3.5 billion tax bill. Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on…

FKE establishes business network for persons living with disability

By Gor Ogutu dikson@thetimes.co.ke Kenya Federation of Employers (FKE) has established the Kenya Business and Disability Network (KBDN) intended to become the single voice for businesses in Kenya owned by…

World Animal Protection Launch Campaign to End Global Wildlife Trade

By Mourice Seretta World Animal Protection has launched a global digital campaign to end wildlife trade.  The campaign aims to put pressure on South Africa and other G20 countries to…

DPP Okays prosecution and arrest of former KPA boss Daniel Manduku

By Mourice Seretta The Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP, Noordin Haji now wants the immediate former Kenya Ports Authority, KPA, Managing Director, MD, Daniel Manduku arrested over alleged irregular procurement…

President Kenyatta condoles with the Mwahima family

By Mourice Seretta President Uhuru Kenyatta has led the nation in mourning former Likoni Member of Parliament Masoud Mwahima who passed away last night. In his condolence message to the…

Six arrested over COVID-19 funds demonstrations

By Mourice Seretta  Six people were arrested today in Mombasa after they staged a demonstration over the misappropriation of COVID-19 funds. Police used teargas to disperse the protestors who had…

We cater for Kenyans who are scared of dishonest lenders- OnePay Credit Limited’s Gladys Kanyiva

By Gor Ogutu          Gladys Kanyiva is a business woman on a mission. She is not your ordinary Sales and Marketing Manager. She knows what ails the microfinance industry in Kenya:…

SIM card fraudsters device ways of conning Kenyans

“My SACCO FOSA accounts were swept clean. I lost over Ksh90, 000 in a flash. Whoever was behind the criminal back-end activity proceeded to withdraw everything I had on the…

Make up personal time to examine what your life is worth

By Cynthia CM There is a famous Socrates phrase that goes, “the unexamined life is not worth living”. Do you feel you are living a monotonous life, going to work,…

Police lobby teargas to disperse protestors of COVID-19 scandal

By Mourice Seretta Several protestors who had converged at Nairobi’s Uhuru Park to protest against alleged misuse of funds in the fight against COVID-19 were dispersed by police who lobbied…

Emirates revises Booking for Kenyans to attend Shopping Festival

By Nemuel Ondima Following the resumption of international passenger flights, Emirates has announced that it is offering Kenyan travellers the opportunity to travel to Dubai for Dubai Summer Surprises 2020…

Standard Chartered Extends KShs 200 million credit line to Gertrude’s Hospital

Standard Chartered Kenya announced today that Gertrudes Hospital is the latest company to complete a drawdown from the Bank’s global USD1 billion COVID-19 financing commitment, underscoring its ongoing efforts to support local…

Pwani Oil Acquires Ushindi soap brand for 107 million

Consumer brands manufacturer Pwani Oil has acquired the popular Ushindi soap brand from PZ Cussons for Sh107 million. The deal, approved by the Competition Authority of Kenya, comes as demand…

EFG Hermes reports solid set of results for the second quarter of 2020

By Mourice Seretta EFG Hermes, the leading financial services corporation in Frontier Emerging Markets (FEM), has reported a net profit after tax and minority interest of EGP 328 million in…

Global Athletes Unite To Keep Malaria Fight Alive During COVID-19

By Mourice Seretta To keep the malaria fight alive and front of mind during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new team of global influencers are joining with youth champions behind the…

Kakamega Senator Malala released unconditionally

By Mourice Seretta Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has been released unconditionally. Malala who was being held in Mumias Police Station was released after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin…

Galaxy Note 2 Ultra to retail at Ksh140,000

Samsung has opened local pre orders for the recently launched Galaxy Note 20 Serries. The limited pre order period will see those who make early purchases of Galaxy Note20 Ultra…

KEPSA commits to combating corruption

The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) has reaffirmed its commitment to the promotion of ethical business practices in order to help combat corruption and bribery. KEPSA’s statement comes amidst widespread…

FAMILY BANK RECORDS KSH852.1 PROFIT BEFORE TAX IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2020

Family Bank has posted a 63.6 per cent increase in its profit before tax for the Group through the first six months of the year to Sh 852.1 million, up…

National Bank records 381million after-tax loss

By Oduor Jacktone National Bank of Kenya (NBK) posted Kshs. 186million in profit before tax for the first half of the year ending June, representing a 62% increase from a…

Is Kagwe’s fight against Afya House Cartels starting to bear fruits?

By Mourice Seretta The cartels at Afya House may be gnashing their teeth as the fight to get them out intensifies. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe as over and again…

Jubilee fronts former MP Benson Mutura to replace Elachi

By Adieri Mulaa The ruling Jubilee Party has endorsed former Makadara MP Benson Mutura for the position of Speaker of Nairobi City County Assembly in elections scheduled for tomorrow. Jubilee…

BBI in jeopardy as Mount Kenya rues revenue sharing fall-out

By Gor Ogutu The Building Brides Initiative (BBI) and the much touted handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga is now under siege in Central Kenya. Leaders…

ODM overhauls key organs ahead of grassroots elections

By Abednego Mwikya The Orange Democratic Movement has made changes in two key committees in a move aimed at revamping the party ahead of 2022 election campaigns. The party’s National…

KBA,GIT and FSD Kenya to promote financial inclusion to people with disabilities

By Mourice Seretta The Kenya Bankers Association has partnered with the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSD Kenya), non-profit inABLE and Georgia Institute of Technology in a programme to promote access…

Elachi resignation sparks speculations of complete NMS takeover

By Abednego Mwikya The resignation of embattled Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi has triggered speculations that the Nairobi Metropolitan Service could take over more functions. Ms Elachi resigned on…

vivo to Launch Y30 with an Ultra O Screen, AI Quad Camera and a 5,000mAh Battery in Kenya

By Jacktone Lawi After launching the vivo V19 a month ago, vivo is back announcing a new device, the vivo Y30, that takes a winning formula with its Ultra O…

Oral Nicotine Products “Infinitely Better” Than Smoking – Expert

By Larmy Kelvin Economists and leading international Tobacco Harm Reduction experts, drawn from Africa and Europe, have stated that snus and tobacco-free nicotine pouches are “at least 90% safer than…

Why Uhuru won’t let Sonko go

By Adieri Mulaa In the run up to the last General Election in August 2017, Senator Mike  Sonko was quite instrumental in popularizing the ruling Jubilee Party in Nairobi and…

Karua wants Government to disclose use of Covid 19 funds

By Mourice Seretta   NARC Kenya party leader Martha Karua is faulting the government for allegedly failing to provide information to Kenyans as regards to the use of Covid 19 monies…

Lions on the verge of extinction animal rights experts warn

By Mourice Seretta As the world marks World Lions Day, World Animal Protection warns that the King of the Jungle may soon be extinct if urgent measures are not taken.…

Airtel Launches TV in Kenya

Following the failed merger with Telkom Kenya, Bharti Airtel’s Airtel Kenya has launched a TV app services in a bid to tap into the growing demand for movie streaming services…

We need to End Human Trafficking

By Sophie Otiende July 30 every year marks World Day against Trafficking in Persons. On this day, organizations come together to create awareness on Human trafficking in addition to giving…

All state transport parastatals merged

By Jacktone Lawi His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta has today issued an Executive Order establishing a framework for the management, coordination and integration of public port, railway and pipeline services…

MoH Maintains Underlying medical conditions causing Death Among Covid-19 patients

By Mourice Seretta The Ministry of Health still insists that underlying medical conditions are the major causes of deaths of patients that are suffering from Covid 19 in the country.…

Alain Lejeune apointed to head Global Operations for HMD

 By Oduor Jacktone HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces the appointment of Alain Lejeune in the new Global Operations Leadership role for the company. Lejeune brings with…

LG Electronics Launches Premium Showroom

By Abednego Mwikya Electronics Manufacturer LG Electronics has launched an expansive showroom in Nairobi that will allow visitors experience its artificially intelligent products. Located at Westland’s Sarit Centre Hotpoint outlet,…

2020 QLED TVs: Where AI-powered Upscaling Meets Deep Learning

By Jacktone Lawi In recent times, screen picture quality has transcended high definition – these days, it’s all about ultra-high definition including 4K and 8K. Samsung has led the way…

You Can Now take 8K quality Images With new Samsung Note

By Jacktone Lawi Galaxy Phone Series lovers will be spoilt for choice following the release of the latest range of phones and accessories that have combined performance and design The…

Kamukunji politician wants constituency split into two

By Abednego Mwikya A Kamukunji politician has petitioned The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to divide Kamukunji Constituency into two. In an exclusive interview with The Times, the 2022 MP…

MoH handed massive boost in Fight against Covid-19

By Oduor Jacktone  The Ministry of Health has received a boost in the fight against Covid-19 after Samsung handed smartphones to aid in Contact Tracing With the daily reported cases…

Governor Oparanya moves to quash speculations of fallout with Deputy

By Abednego Mwikya Council of Governors chair and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has come out to dispell speculations that his cabinet reshuffles on Monday were informed by a fall-out between…

Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa freed on bond

By Mourice Seretta The outspoken Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa has been freed on a Kshs 100, 000 cash bail by a Kajiado court in a case where he…

Operations at Devolution Ministry Suspended

By Mourice Seretta  The Ministry of Devolution has asked all its staff to go on self isolation for two weeks after several staff from the ministry tested positive for Covid-19.…

Kakamega CEC busted in bed with University student

By The Times Correspondent Kakamega County Culture and Sports CEC Member Robert Makhanu seems to have obtained more than power after the man who was recently appointed to the lucrative…

Opinion:We must safeguard oversight role in county assemblies

By Faith Lukosi The promulgation of the 2010 Constitution gave Kenyans a new lease of life as it brought power closer to the people in terms of resource allocation. The…

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE WEEK: A well built cargo container can be anything – Kyellenge

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE WEEK: A well built cargo container can be anything - Kyellenge

Habil Olaka Appointed to head FKE

The Federation of Kenyan Employers (FKE), during its recently held 61st Annual General Meeting (AGM), appointed Mr. Habil Olaka as its president, effective immediately, for a period of two years. Habil…

Ruto’s New Plan to Capture Nairobi

Nairobi is a prized political jewel for many reasons. It is the heartbeat of the country, where the gravitas and political pulse of the nation is felt. Whoever has any significant political say in Nairobi can easily build sway across the country. For DP Ruto, he knows this only too well.

COVID-19: Women and girls at increasing risk of sexual exploitation.

By Albert Nyawawa Nairobi, July 30, 2020- Awareness Against Human Trafficking (HAART), an organization whose main effort is to help support victims of human trafficking has said that the COVID-19…

New move to save flower industry from pests

The Kenyan government and agricultural industry are launching an urgent offensive against a moth that has infested 70 types of crops, from roses to citrus fruits and capsicums, prompting a…

EABL Sales drop 9%

East African Breweries Limited (EABL) recorded a 9% decline in net sales for the financial year ended 30 June 2020, as first half growth of 10% was offset by a…

Nderi: I lost my sister to Down Syndrome and resolved to create awareness about the disease. By Teresa Nderi An hour after they arrived to pick me up from school,…

Safaricom names its former CEO Michael Joseph as Board Chair

By Mourice Seretta Safaricom has appointed its former Chief Executive Officer Michael Joseph as its new Board Chairman following the retirement of Nicholas Nganga from the post. A statement released…

KNUT hits out at TSC over Blackmail

By Mourice Seretta                                                                                    The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), now wants the teachers employer, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to immediately release Kshs7 billion it is allegedly holding…

StarTimes Secures UEFA Nations League Broadcast Rights

Pay television operator StarTimes media has acquired the broadcast rights for the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League that is set to kick off from 3rd September StarTimes has secured UEFA Nations League…

Equity hits 20th clinic with two new medical centres

By Oliver Shikami Equity Afia, the medical franchise of Equity Group Foundation, has opened two new medical centres in Ruaka and Githurai to complement the existing medical services offered by…

Matiang’i Condemns Police Brutality on a Nairobi MCA

By Mourice Seretta Interior and Government Coordination Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i has condemned the violence meted out against Mlango Kubwa MCA Patricia Mutheu on Tuesday and other members of…

Good News for Tuskys as Suppliers seal a new agreement

The Tusker Mattresses Limited (TML) Board of Directors say they have secured a suppliers’ commitment to avail supplies for sale pending the conclusion of the capitalization effort. Under this arrangement,…

Chaos rock Nairobi County Assembly as factions fight over position of clerk.

By Albert Nyawawa & Eric Ludeya Chaos have Tuesday rocked the Nairobi County Assembly forcing the GSU police officers to use teargas canisters to disperse irate members of the county…

Covid-19 strikes as Bondo Police boss, Makueni man die after breathing problems

By Albert Nyawawa Sixty five year-old Richard Nthini Kingona has died after complaining of headache and difficulty in breathing in Kitivo Village, Kasikeu Makueni. County Health Officials have since moved…

International Flights to Kenya Resume

International airlines are gearing to resume flights in and out of Kenya, following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive for international flights to resume from 1st August 2020. Emirates has scheduled a…

Government invites bids to build a new city in Muthurwa

The government of Kenya through the ministry of Housing and Urban Development invites bids for the construction of the proposed Nairobi Railway City, which is intended to expand the Central Business District.…

80 Nairobi MCA’s sign petition to impeach Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi

By Albert Nyawawa & Eric Ludeya Trouble at the Nairobi County has escalated after 80 Nairobi MCA’s signed a petition to impeach speaker Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi on…

Dandora family with one week old baby sleep in the cold after landlord Mwangi removed roof over their heads.

A family in Mowlem, Dandora area Nairobi is sleeping in the cold with a one week kid after the landlord decided to remove the roof following unpaid two months rent…

Airtel profits drop to Ksh 5.7 Billion

Airtel Africa has reported a 6.9% jump in revenues to $851 million in the first quarter that ended on 30th June 2020 with mobile money and data recording the most…

Bar owners oppose illegal declarations by county officials, police

The Bar, Hotels and Liquor Traders Association has protested against the proposal by the Ministry of Health to ban the sale of alcohol to sit-in customers as a measure to…

Online racism is worse than incidents in the stadium-Watford’s Christian Kabasele.

By Kelvin Larmy It was a moment that shocked European football. Christian Kabasele, who was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, scored for Genk against Standard Liege in October…

Stop eating meat, milk and eggs, eat Soya, millet to fight Covid-19, Health Ministry tells Kenyans.

By Albert Nyawawa Medical experts have urged Kenyans to eat more traditional meals like millet and soya to improve abilities of their immune systems to fight Covi-19 infection. “Older persons…

New Dawn at Kenya Power

Following the resignation of 5 directors at Kenya Power Plc, the board has appointed five new directors at a time when the company is rolling out its growth strategy. They…

Raila Banking on Women for 2022

By Eric Ludeya Opposition leader Raila Odinga is already working on his 2022 campaign manifesto, with the agenda of women empowerment as his key selling point, The Times has learnt.…

Kalonzo, Otiende Amollo finally named Senior Counsel.

By Albert Nyawawa After passionately arguing and winning the Supreme Court case against the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta alongside Senior Counsel James Orengo and others in 2017, Rarieda Member…

Friday Nairobi lock-down looms as Covid-19 infections surge

By Albert Nyawawa A second lock down of the City County of Nairobi could be announced this coming Friday after President Uhuru Kenyatta convened an emergency session of national and…

Nairobi Preacher Rev. Lucy Natasha warns against culture of political hand-outs

By Times Correspondent Popular Nairobi preacher Rev. Lucy Natasha has called on political and religious leaders to engage in activities that will help Kenyans in the long term to make…

OPINION EDITORIAL: Invest heavily in behavior change messaging to help combat spread of Covid-19 by young people.

That the Corona virus pandemic has unsettled our national life in many unprecedented ways is no longer news. According to the ministry of Health, Nairobi County, Mombasa County and Kiambu…

Shock as 23 aborted infants, dead bodies found in Nairobi River.

By Albert Nyawawa Three more bodies of aborted infants were Sunday found in Korogocho along the expansive Nairobi River by a clean-up team affiliated to Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. This…

Trouble as 11 PSC staff members test positive for Covid-19.

By Albert Nyawawa What began with one member of staff testing positive for Covid-19 at the Public Service Commission (PSC) a week before the end of June has quickly escalated…

Sonko calls on young girls to stop Abortion,disposing of babies

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has called on young mothers to seek help if they find raising babies an impossible challenge. He spoke on Friday after his Sonko Rescue Team yet…

More than three-quarters of polled Africans report income falls on COVID-19

By Jacktone Lawi A five-nation survey by GeoPoll in Sub-Saharan Africa has found that 60 per cent of those employed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic have not been able to…

Drama as drunk Nairobi Senator Sakaja threatens to transfer officers at Kilimani police station.

By The Times Correspondent Drunk Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja Friday night caused trouble at the Kilimani Police Station after getting arrested with three of his friends while drunk. The Senator…

President Kenyatta meets with UNSC reps of Africa and Caribbean

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday met representatives of Africa and the Caribbean on the UN Security Council (UNSC) at State House, Mombasa. The diplomats representing Kenya (Martin Kimani), Niger (Abdou…

Agriculture, Technology Top Agenda As Uhuru Meets Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney

President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Mombasa held talks with the visiting Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of Ireland Simon Coveney. The President and his visitor discussed a…

Convergence Partners’ latest fund to drive digital inclusion in Africa

Convergence Partners, a private equity investor focused on the technology sector across sub-Saharan Africa, announced the successful first close of its third fund, the Convergence Partners Digital Infrastructure Fund (CPDIF)…

Blogger Robert Alai arrested for allegedly assaulting singer Ringtone

Blogger Robert Alai was on Friday arrested and detained at the Kilimani Police Station on allegations of beating artist Ringtone Apoko with a wooden club. The two accused each other…

KANU embarks on reclamation of its assets countrywide

By Tobby Otum The Kenya African National Union (KANU) is in the process of reclaiming its properties countrywide which is at an advanced stage. The Party’s Director of Organization Job…

KASNEB Completes Major Syllabus Review Promising a Major Shift in the Sector

By Mourice Seretta The Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB) has completed a major syllabus review introducing new feel and shift for professionals within the sector. Driven by…

KBL Relaunches Affordable Quality Whiskey into the Kenyan Market

 Kenya Breweries has relaunched an affordable quality whiskey into the Kenyan market, primarily targeted at young, upwardly mobile and fun-loving consumers of both genders. Mr Dowell’s is a smooth and…

Naivas Opens its Flagship Store for the Western Region

Leading local retail chain, Naivas Supermarket has opened doors of its newest and biggest outlet yet in Kisumu City at the Simba Union along Kakamega road.  The new store a…

Waiguru ups efforts to improve road network in Kirinyaga town

Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru has embarked on a major plan aimed at giving Kirinyaga town a major facelift. The governor has this week  commissioned the upgrading of Kianyaga town roads…

vivo Y53s To Launch in Kenya; Bringing Clarity Into Life

vivo is set to launch its latest smartphone, the vivo Y53s on the 4th of August in the Kenyan stores. The device, which goes by the slogan ‘Clear shot, Unlock…