How To Buy Bitcoin Using Mobile Money

Long gone are the days when bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were seen as something to shun. While many Kenyans were understandably skeptical at first, the tides have turned. Kenya is…

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Digital Lessons Kenya Should Borrow from Estonia as President Kertsi Kaljulaid Tours the Country

Estonian President Kertsi Kaljulaid has said that Kenya has so much potential to leapfrog with the help of technology. The first-time female president who governs the world’s most advanced digital…

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Huawei Y6s – You can now pre-order from Huawei stores in Kenya

Despite the Global unfair trade war against Huawei, the company has remained resilient and has continued to soldier on.  They are now the undisputed leader on the 5G race and…

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It is important for businesses to do business by respecting human rights

In June of 2011, The United Nations adopted a “Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ Framework”, a document that provided a…

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Michael Joseph Makes A Come Back After Bob Collymore’s Passing

Following the passing on of the Safaricom’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Robert (Bob) William Collymore on 1 July 2019, the telecom giant has appointed an interim CEO. At a…

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UNICEF, Safaricom Partner To Provide Youth Easy Access To Skills & Careers

Kenyan youth and citizens will now be in a position to take part in critical discussions and voice their opinions thanks to the Internet of Good Things launched by UNICEF…

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AI For Good – Why the Time for Kenya to Invest in AI is Right Now

Last week I attended an event organized by Microsoft in partnership with Strathmore University where they were launching their “AI for Good” event series at the Microsoft Policy Innovation Centre,…

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Jumia’s Loss Making Trend And IPO Filing On New York Stock Exchange

Despite claims that political instability, regulatory uncertainty, and troubled logistics are the sole contributors to Jumia’s loss making trend in the African markets, the online franchise is also losing millions…

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Sports Betting in Africa- What is fuelling it?

A few days ago I watched a video of Tanzania fan of Yanga (Young Africans Sports Club) talking about how he was feeling bad after losing the match to arch…

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Healthy Government Spending and Stable Private Sector to dictate GDP growth to 6.3%

Kenya is looking at 6.3% GDP growth in 2019 CBA has stated. This will be a climb from the current 5.7 % GDP growth leaving a gap of 0.6% GDP…

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Should We Abandon The 8-4-4 System Entirely Or Should We Fix It?

The question however is, should we rectify the 8-4-4 system or should we abandon it and move on to a brand new curriculum? CBS will see leaners go through 2 years in pre-primary, 6 years in primary, 3 years in junior secondary, 3 years in senior secondary and 3 more years in a higher learning institution.

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De la Rue retains Kenya’s 10bn-a-year Money printing contract

British security printing firm De La Rue International will retain the Sh10 billion-a-year tender to print Kenya’s new-look currency after the Court of Appeal reversed High Court decision that nullified…

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Microsoft to stop Support for Windows 8 apps

Microsoft has specified end dates for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 apps in the Microsoft Store, pushing developers to port them to Windows 10. Specifically, Microsoft plans to end the…

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KCB Exits Chase In Successful Resolution

KCB Bank Kenya Limited has completed its assignment as the Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation appointed receiver manager in Chase Bank Ltd marking the first ever full resolution of a local…

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KRA To Answer Questions On Contraband Sugar After Claims Of Involvement

KRA will today appear in a joint committee session following the recent sustained crackdown on contraband goods. The Speaker of the National Assembly Hon Justin Muturi has directed that issues…

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Google

Google grants Ksh 200 million to Kenyan Non-profits

Google has unveiled a Sh200 million grant for non-profit and social-based enterprises using technology to improve lives in Africa. The 12 finalists of the first African Google Impact Challenge, which…

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Bloggers Association of Kenya Announces 2018 BAKE winners

The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) is has unveiled the list of BAKE Awards 2018 winners who were awarded at a Winners’ Gala Event held at the Crowne Plaza Nairobi,…

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Regulations breathe a new lease of life into Cryptocurrencies

When Bitcoin was first launched in 2010, the initial price was set to just below a cent. Close to 8 years now, the crypto-coin which herald the use of Blockchain…

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Sitoyo Lopokoiyit Moves back to Safaricom to head Financial Services

Sitoyo Lopokoiyit will be coming back to Safaricom as Director Financial Services effective 1st of March 2018. For the last two and half years, Sitoyo has been on assignment to…

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Kenya’s public debt hits 4.57 trillion

Kenya’s public debt has for the first time exceeded the Sh4.5 trillion mark, reflecting the Jubilee government’s increasing appetite for loans despite recent warnings over the pace at which the…

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Bitcoin technology to be used in digitizing Land registries.

Cases of double ownership of land are common in Kenya, where cartels collude with officials to create parallel titles for parcels of land they want to acquire illegally, experts said….

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Kenya to issue it’s second Eurobond

Kenya seems to be taking the path of Egypt and Nigeria in being the 3rd African country to borrow from the international markets this year. The new “Eurobond” will help…

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Nairobi’s skyline set to change with new 44-floor tower

The Nairobi skyline is set to change with the addition of a 44-floor residential tower. Czech Republic-based private equity real estate developer, Lordship Africa, is on Tuesday set to break…

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How to apply for the new Digital Kenyan Passport

Without all the required documents, getting your Kenyan passport can be difficult and seem nearly impossible, However, with all the documents ready at hand and knowledge of the correct procedures,…

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Tough times as Lenders demand Sh 2.6 Billion from Mumias Sugar

Tough times lay ahead of Mumias Sugar company. This is after 3 lenders recalled Ksh 2.6 billion in loans disbursed to the miller. The lenders which include Ecobank Kenya, KCB…

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EABL secures a Ksh12.5 billion loan for Kisumu Keg plant

The EABL is set to create 100,000 direct and indirect employment opportunities and double the demand for sorghum to 40,000 tonnes in the next 3-5 years. This is after the…

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Kenya Shilling at highest level against the dollar

Investor portfolio inflows coupled with exporter inflows offset corporate demand for the dollar powering the Kenyan shilling to an 11-month high on Tuesday. According to data, the shilling touched 102.45…

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Carrefour’s Revenue hits Ksh1.54 Billion in first 7 months

All Indications point to a booming retail sector in Kenya. This is after French retailer Carrefour recorded Sh1.54 billion in revenues in the first seven months of operations in Kenya…

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COCA-COLA Announces Global plan to reduce Plastic Pollution

The Coca-Cola Company announced today that it is fundamentally reshaping its approach to packaging, with a global goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging…

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Airtel and Telkom eye MPESA Billions in new system

Safaricom’s dominance in the mobile market is set to face the ultimate test as the government seeks to implement recommendations from a 2017 report on the state of dominance in…

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