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nssf act
LIFESTYLE

The new look of NSSF under the NSSF Act No. 45 of 2013

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is a statutory organization that provides financial security for Kenyan workers upon retirement. The NSSF was established in 1965 through an Act of Parliament,…

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water 4 mercy
TECHNOLOGY

Water 4 Mercy launches Israeli’s technology for agri-tech in Embu, Kenya

Agriculture is a vital sector for Kenya, as it contributes to about 25% of the country‚Äôs GDP and employs more than 40% of the population. However, the sector faces many…

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gomaka millionaire
TECHNOLOGY

The second gomoka millionaire plans to open an electrical products business 

Dickson Wandera, a father of two based in Nairobi, has become the second to become Gomoka Millionaire after winning KES 1 million grand prize in Safaricom‚Äôs Gomoka na Go monthly…

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faulu
BUSINESS

Faulu Microfinance Bank launches a slew of new products for SMEs

Faulu Microfinance Bank which has been serving the Kenyan market for over 25 years, has revamped its product offering to better suit the needs and aspirations of its customers. The…

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Visa Innovation Studio
TECHNOLOGY

Visa Innovation Studio: A Hub for Co-creating Future Payment Solutions in Africa

Visa, the global leader in digital payments, recently launched its first dedicated innovation site in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Visa Innovation Studio, in Nairobi, Kenya. The studio has been established to…

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AfriKonekta
TECHNOLOGY

There is nothing unique about AfriKonekta online booking platforms

Online booking for long distance travel is not a new phenomenon in Kenya. For several years, major bus companies have been offering this service to their customers, allowing them to…

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regulating tiktok
OPINION

Banning or regulating TikTok in the era of freedom of expression? Really?

A petition has been filed in parliament to ban TikTok in Kenya, citing that the app is inappropriate, promotes violence, vulgar language, explicit sexual content, hate speech, and threatens the…

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IXAfrica
TECHNOLOGY

State of the art data centre to be launched in Nairobi courtesy of IXAfrica and Tilisi Developments 

IXAfrica, a leading developer and operator of hyperscale-ready data centers in East Africa, has signed a term sheet to purchase 11 acres of prime land from Tilisi Developments, a premier…

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E9 Kubwa
TECHNOLOGY

A few things you need to know about the E9 Kubwa – the 36-seater electric bus

The E9 Kubwa, a 36-seater electric bus designed by BasiGo, an e-mobility company based in Nairobi, is a welcome innovation that could revolutionize the public transport sector in Kenya. The…

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mobile insurance
TECHNOLOGY

Despite past failures, Airtel once again moves to setup an insurance product in partnership with Britam and Inclusivity

The success of MPESA made many think that anything mobile can succeed in Kenya, but this hasn’t been the case for insurance providers. Many attempts by Airtel and even Safaricom…

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faraja
TECHNOLOGY

Interest free loans for up to Kshs 100K from Safaricom and Faraja are here – but only for shopping

Shopping online or offline can be a hassle when you don‚Äôt have enough money to pay for what you want. You might have to wait until your next paycheck, borrow…

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World Rugby
LIFESTYLE

Don’t Miss the Exciting World Rugby U20 Trophy Play-Offs in Kenya

If you are a rugby fan in Kenya, you don‚Äôt want to miss the final play-offs of the World Rugby U20 Trophy tournament this weekend. The tournament features eight teams…

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wazo
TECHNOLOGY

WAZO: A New Way to Listen and Earn from Podcasts in Kenya and Africa

If you are a podcast lover or a podcast creator, and you haven’t heard of SemaBox, now is the time you knew about them. For starters, they are the leading…

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turere
TECHNOLOGY

Maasai Inventor Richard Turere Wins Young Inventor Prize for Lion Lights

The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that Richard Turere, a Maasai inventor from Kenya, has won the Young Inventor Prize at the European Inventor Award 2023. Turere was recognized…

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goldpesa
TECHNOLOGY

GoldPesa Academy is now educating Kenyans on Blockchain technology

Blockchain technology is one of the most disruptive and revolutionary innovations of the 21st century. It has the potential to transform various sectors of the economy, from finance and trade…

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absa mobi tap
TECHNOLOGY

Absa Mobi Tap, a Visa-powered mobile payment solution for small businesses in Kenya

If you are a small business owner in Kenya, you know how important it is to offer your customers convenient and secure payment options. You also know how expensive and…

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women-led tech
TECHNOLOGY

KCB has brewed a partnership with Strathmore to sponsor 15 women-led tech StartUps

KCB has brewed a partnership with Strathmore to sponsor 15 women-led tech StartUps. The partnership will see the 15 women-led startups undergo 12 weeks of business incubation training under the…

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m-mama
LIFESTYLE

How m-mama is saving lives of mothers and newborns in Kenya

Every year, thousands of women and newborns die in Kenya from preventable complications during pregnancy and childbirth. One of the main challenges they face is accessing timely and quality emergency…

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startup activity
OPINION

Factors driving the thriving startup activity in Kenya

Kenya is a hub for entrepreneurship and startup development in East Africa, with a growing ecosystem of innovative businesses and supportive infrastructure. According to the recently released Partech Africa Tech…

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QR Standard
BUSINESS

CBK has launched a new QR Standard aimed at streamlining payment services in Kenya

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has announced the issuance and implementation of the Kenya QR Standard 2023 (KE-QR Code Standard 2023), which will guide how Payment Service Providers and…

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google bard
TECHNOLOGY

Google Bard is now available in Kenya!

Google Bard is now available in Kenya, but Bing Chat (ChatGPT powered by GPT-4), is still way better. For example, the first part of this article was written by Bing…

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silicon savannah clubs
TECHNOLOGY

Moses Kuria says the government will set up Silicon Savannah clubs in Primary and Secondary Schools

Kenya‚Äôs commitment to digital transformation has been highlighted at the ongoing Connected Summit 2023. To hasten the transformation, the government is planning to launch Silicon Savannah clubs across the country….

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AWS Academy
TECHNOLOGY

Amazon’s AWS Academy and ICT Authority to empower over 10,000 young Kenyans with digital skills

Digital skills are essential for the future of work and the development of the digital economy. According to the World Economic Forum, by 2025, 97 million new roles may emerge…

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Hustler Fund
TECHNOLOGY

18 Million on Hustler Fund and other Key Insights from Day 1 Connected Summit 2023

Hustler Fund and other Key Insights from Day 1 Connected Summit 2023. The Connected Summit 2023 kicked off yesterday in Diani, Kwale County, with the theme of “Digital Economy: Endless…

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connected summit
TECHNOLOGY

Connected Kenya Summit Kicks Off at Diamonds Leisure Beach & Golf Resort Diani-Kenya

The ongoing Connected Summit 2023 that started yesterday, April 2, 2023, is a gathering of regional and global ICT industry leaders, policymakers, executives, financiers, and innovators. It nurtures innovative ideas…

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connected kenya 2023
TECHNOLOGY

Connected Kenya 2023 will take place from April 2nd to April 5th in Diani, Kwale

It’s that time of the year once more, time for Connected Kenya. The Connected Kenya summit is a highly anticipated event that aims to explore endless opportunities for Kenya‚Äôs development…

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Zone
LIFESTYLE

Play online games on Zone’s E-Sport Blockchain Gaming platform and earn up to $250 monthly prizes

Blockchain gaming company, Zone, has launched a web-based gamefi platform built on blockchain technology that allows players to earn cryptocurrency rewards for their gaming skills. The platform, which is the…

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Zipline Drones
TECHNOLOGY

Zipline Drones will now deliver your online orders directly to your homes without noise

¬†Zipline has unveiled its new Zipline Drones platform that provides quiet, fast, and precise autonomous delivery directly to homes in cities and suburbs. The company‚Äôs next generation home delivery platform…

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Burhani Engineers
TECHNOLOGY

Burhani Engineers launches region’s first valve rehabilitation center

Burhani Engineers Ltd, pioneers of integrated engineering solutions, has unveiled the first valve testing and rehabilitation hub in the region to save industrial plants money spent on maintenance and repair…

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GOL Season 4
TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft (ADC) has announced GOL Season 4

Microsoft Africa Development Centre launches Game of Learners (GOL season 4) competition for university students across Africa. The new season will offer African university students an opportunity to develop their…

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