Month: June 2023

  • NEWSIndiGo Airlines begins direct flights between Mumbai and Nairobi

    India’s IndiGo Airlines begins direct flights between Mumbai and Nairobi

    IndiGo Airlines, India’s preferred carrier, has announced Nairobi as the 28th international in the 6E network. The airline opened bookings for daily non-stop flights between Mumbai, India’s and Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city starting August 5, 2023. This new route marks IndiGo’s entry into the African subcontinent and brings numerous benefits to both business and leisure travellers. It represents a significant…

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  • NEWSOdibets app goes live on Google Play Store

    Odibets Unveils Innovative Mobile App, Revolutionizing Sports Betting in Kenya

    Odibets, a leading sports betting company in Kenya, is thrilled to announce the launch of its highly anticipated android mobile app, providing an immersive and convenient betting experience for sports enthusiasts across the country. The Odibets mobile app represents a significant milestone in the company’s commitment to innovation and enhancing customer satisfaction. With the new mobile app, Odibets users can…

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  • NEWSKCB Group Completes Acquisition of DRC-based Trust Merchant Bank

    KCB signs African Cross-Border Payment deal to support customers

    KCB Group has signed an Africa-wide deal to facilitate settlements of cross-border transactions on the continent. The agreement signed early this week with the Pan-African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS) in Accra, Ghana on the sidelines of the Afrexim Bank Annual Meeting, makes KCB the first Bank in East Africa to onboard the financial market infrastructure that provides a secure…

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  • NEWSAir France-KLM Opens New Africa HQ in Nairobi

    Air France-KLM Opens New Africa HQ in Nairobi

    Air France-KLM has announced the official opening of its new Africa headquarters in Nairobi, as part of its strategic plan to bolster its network and enhance services in the region. The new region now consists of seven markets, including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Djibouti, South Africa, Nigeria, and Ghana, with the addition of South Africa, Nigeria, and Ghana as new…

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  • NEWSOdibets app goes live on Google Play Store

    Odibets app goes live on Google Play Store

    Odibets, one of the leading betting firms in Kenya, has launched its app on on Google Play Store. Betting fanatics will now have a better betting experience by installing the Odibets App which is an alternative to the betting firm’s website.   The Odibets App will provide customers with different gaming experiences including aviator and casino games among others.  …

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  • LIFESTYLEOdibets Launches New Live Stream and Analysis Feature

    Odibets Loyalty Bonus: Odibets to Award Customers For Losing Bets

    Kenya’s leading Odibets has launched an all-new promo dubbed ‘The Odibets Loyalty bonus’ that is set to see betting fanatics get paid for the number of bets they lose on the Odibets betting platform. Each bet you place within 7 days gets the punter closer to their free bonus. Once you claim your bonus your level moves up and your…

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  • NEWSAGRA Unveils Strategy to Boost Food Security in Kenya

    AGRA Unveils Strategy to Boost Food Security and Smallholder Farmer Resilience in Kenya

    AGRA has launched its Kenya Strategy to support the country’s efforts to enhance food security and build the resilience of smallholder farmers by strengthening market systems. The 5-year strategy aligns with Kenya’s Vision 2030 blueprint for long-term development, which aims to transform the country into a newly industrializing, middle-income nation.  The strategy builds on the achievements and lessons from Agra…

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  • NEWSEquity PayPal Withdrawals

    PayPal Withdrawals made quick and easy with Equity

    Last year, Equity launched a ground-breaking solution to expedite PayPal withdrawals to help customers transfer funds easily from PayPal to their accounts.   The service reduced the time it takes to have PayPal settlements reflected in your bank account to only 1 working day. In this article, we’ll walk you through the details of Equity’s PayPal Withdrawal Service, which ensures seamless…

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  • NEWSSamsung and Dezeen Launch Global Design Competition

    Samsung and Dezeen Launch Global Design Competition

    Samsung Electronics and global design and architecture magazine Dezeen have launched a global design competition to recognize the value of sustainability. Offering a total of £18,000 in prize money, the Re: Create Design Challenge invites entrants around the world to dream up their own creative ideas for reusing, recycling and upcycling old Samsung devices or their materials. What is the…

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  • NEWS

    Epson Makes Additional Investment in Space Robotics Development Start-Up GITAI

    Seiko Epson Corporation and its subsidiary Epson X Investment Corporation recently made an additional investment in GITAI Japan Inc., a start-up company that develops general-purpose space robots. The investment was made through their EP-GB Investment Limited Partnership. Originating in Japan, GITAI is a start-up that envisions providing safe and affordable labour in space. Their goal is to develop and sell…

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  • NEWSRadisson Hotel Group announces seven new hotels in Africa

    Radisson Hotel Group announces seven new hotels in Africa

    Radisson Hotel Group continues its ambitious growth in Africa with the signing of seven new hotels,  adding over 1,400 rooms to its African portfolio. The new hotels expand the Group’s brands, spanning from upscale to premium luxury lifestyle with a new market entry in Gambia and the introduction of new brands in key markets with the first Radisson Collection in…

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  • SUSTAINABILITYPwani Oil to Power Plants and Machinery with 50% Renewable Energy by 2030

    Pwani Oil to Power Plants and Machinery with 50% Renewable Energy by 2030

    Edible oils manufacturer Pwani Oil has announced plans to transition all its Plants & Machinery to rely on 50% renewable energy sources by 2030. This is even as it aims at upgrading its existing power plant to generate more power internally by the end of this year. The move highlights the company’s unwavering dedication to energy efficiency and aligns with its…

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  • NEWSKenya Power Home Internet services

    Kenya Power pilots smart poles for its home internet business

    Kenya Power has been mooting the idea of providing fixed internet for some time now. As of last year,  the plans were in the final stages and now it looks like the government-run enterprise is ready to kick the ball rolling. The company has commenced pilots to install special utility poles (Smart Poles) that will support this course. Kenya Power’s Managing Director &…

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  • NEWSKNCCI presidential candidate Dr. Ruto launches his manifesto

    KNCCI presidential candidate Dr. Ruto launches his manifesto

    Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) presidential candidate Dr. Eric Ruto and his running mate Mustafa Ramadhan have launched their manifesto. Dubbed “Transforming the chamber” the manifesto focuses on transforming KNCCI to its lost glory as the trade support institution of choice for the business sector. The manifesto is anchored on six pillars including advocacy, networking and collaboration,…

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  • NEWSSafaricom partners with the KEWI to deploy Smart Water System

    Safaricom partners with the KEWI to deploy Smart Water System

    Safaricom is partnering with the Kenya Water Institute (KEWI) to deploy Smart Water System at the institute’s Nairobi and Kitui campuses.  The Smart Water System will be used to facilitate practical training as well as co-create and run a Smart Water Management curriculum for students at the institution.  Safaricom says the partnership is in line with Sustainable Development Goal 6…

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  • NEWS

    Chester Wisniewski: The internal threat – the hidden face of corporate threats

    Businesses today face many threats; but if those coming from outside are their main source of concern with a priority focus on ransomware, they too often forget to consider internal threats which can be just as devastating. In fact, they take less time to assess the adaptability of their internal security measures in case a cyberattackers manages to break through…

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  • NEWSLemFi picks comedian Njugush as its brand ambassador

    Fintech firm LemFi picks comedian Njugush as its brand ambassador

    Fintech startup LemFi (Formerly Lemonade Finance) has announced comedian Njugush as its brand ambassador after launching its services in Kenya According to a statement from the company, the comedian will be working closely with LemFi to promote the company’s services and products amongst the Kenyan diaspora. Njugush will also lend his voice to LemFi’s marketing campaigns and initiatives in the country. LemFi officially…

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  • NEWSM-PESA Foundation,Zuri Health partnership.png

    M-PESA Foundation, Zuri Health Partner to offer free SMS and WhatsApp medical consultation service

    M-PESA Foundation, and health-tech startup Zuri Health have announced a partnership to offer free SMS and WhatsApp medical consultation services to patients. The program will run for six months and is expected to benefit over 160,000 patients across the country. The free service will be made accessible to patients who attend the M-PESA Foundation-funded free medical camps scheduled to take…

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  • NEWSYouth involvement in agriculture is key to accelerating climate action in Africa

    Dickson Naftali: Youth involvement in agriculture is key to accelerating climate action in Africa

    Africa is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate shocks. The continent’s overdependence on rain-fed agriculture and pastoralism exposes it to the vagaries of climate change. As a result, hunger affects 282 million Africans, a number that will grow to 350 million by 2050. Many of these victims are young people who are increasingly jobless on account of the failing farms and other enterprises across the agricultural value chain. This large youth population is constantly…

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  • NEWS748 Air Services

    748 Air Services steps up race to become a carbon neutral airline

    Renowned airline, 748 Air Services has affirmed its commitment to achieve carbon neutrality as it embarks on tree planting to compensate for its carbon emissions. 748 Air Services Managing Director, Moses Mwangi said the airline will boldly and aggressively seek proactive ways of playing in the front row of addressing climate change in the country. “We recognised in aviation we…

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