TECH NEWS

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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TECH NEWS

SYSPRO Solution-As usage of ERP increases globally, is Kenya being left behind?

The other day while reading about the ERP trends across the world, I came across research by RsearchandMarkets.com where they predicted that the ERP market will be worth $41.04 billion…

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TECH NEWS

Tech check: KRA among leading global tax collection agencies

Kenya has been cited among countries that have made it easier to pay taxes. The report lists Kenya alongside Botswana; Brunei Darussalam; El Salvador; India; Indonesia; Lithuania; Maldives; Morocco; New…

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HOME APPLIANCES

LG’s SUPER UHD TV lineup featuring nano cell technology

Ove the years LG has had low key operations in Kenya but in the last one year or so, that changed. They are making their presence felt both online and…

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BUSINESS

China’s rising import ceiling could take away Kenya’s Vision 2030 blueprint

China- Kenya imports are likely to hit the 400 billion mark two years after breaking the 300 billion ceiling. This, is largely on account of huge shipments of building materials…

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TECH NEWS

Why IEBC is not to blame and Politicians are

As we await  the final results…if not all, most Kenyans can attest to the impact technology seen in the 2017 election from voting to relying to tallying and to announcing….

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BANKING

Ten Years Down The Line and 80% Of Kenyan GDP Pass Through M-PESA

The year 2017 will probably be more associated with the forth-coming general elections in Kenya and whatever will happen thereafter but this is also the year M-PESA turned ten.  M-pesa…

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TECH NEWS

Why is it important to backup your data

Online backup services are the best ways to protect oneself from loss of precious computer data through hard disk crashes or unintentional deletion.  Online data backups, however, do not only…

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BUSINESS

Private labels killing Kenya’s supermarkets

There is turmoil in the retail industry in Kenya. Supermarket chains are reporting a drop in revenues, closing some branches in Kenya, closing operations in other East African countries, retrenching…

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KENYA

Kenya’s Middle Class Plunging Deep Into Poverty

A PewResearchCentre 2015 report shows that Kenya’s middle class is plunging deep into poverty. The report shows that while the global middle-income population has doubled, Kenya’s middle class is declining….

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TECH NEWS

Small Businesses Success and Safaricom Blaze BYOB Winners

Last week while in the office the guys from Kenya National Bureau of Statistics showed up from nowhere, they wanted to know how we are doing and the progress we…

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Huawei P10 TECH NEWS

Huawei P10 Up For Local Pre-order

Huawei Mobile Kenya has announced that its HUAWEI P10 is now available for local pre-order in Kenya Speaking during the announcement, Mark Hemaobin, General Manager, Huawei Mobile Kenya said the…

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BUSINESS

Uber increases fares in Nairobi and Mombasa after pressure

Uber has caved in to pressure from drivers and MPs to  increased its fares. According to the drivers this will benefit thousands of independent contractors and provide a more level…

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BUSINESS

KQ reports a decline in the exit of pilots.

  An execution of some of the demands brought forward by the Kenya Airline Pilots Association has led to slowing down of a pilot exit from Kenya Airways.  More than…

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How to chalk out Twitter marketing strategy for your business?

Twitter is one of the popular social media platforms and microblogging tool which supports messages also called as tweets that are limited to maximum of 140 characters. Twitter was reportedly…

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NexTech Africa AFRICA

NexTech Africa : Microsoft’s new flagship technology event tailored for Africa happening in Kenya come February, 2017

NexTech Africa is Microsoft’s new flagship technology event tailored for Africa. It was created by Africans currently working at Microsoft. Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, is back again into the limelight. It…

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AFRICA

#Blog4Dev Contest: Enter the World Bank blogging competition for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Washington DC

The #Blog4Dev Contest is an ideas-sharing platform. The platform is mainly focused for youth in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. It is a brainchild of the World Bank. This year, the…

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Rate of Inflation BUSINESS

A breakdown of how the Rate of Inflation affected different consumer commodities in Kenya

Happy New Year! Each month the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) releases Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation. The overall inflation rate for December stood at 6.35…

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Inflation Rate BUSINESS

Kenya’s Inflation Rate for December 2016 stood at 6.35%, representing the first drop since September

As can be deduced from the table below, the overall rate of inflation has been on the rise for the last couple of months. The most recent data released by…

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Kilimall TECH NEWS

Kilimall opens operations in Nigeria and Uganda after successful trials during Black Friday

Kilimall has expanded its operations to our neighbouring country Uganda and Nigeria, all the way in West Africa. The move comes after the company running trials in both markets during…

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KENYA

How to subscribe to 4G data bundles from Safaricom Limited

Follow the following simple procedure if you wish to subscribe to the cheaper bundles dedicated to 4G users from Safaricom Limited: How to subscribe to 4G data bundles from Safaricom…

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safaricom 4G/LTE KENYA

Safaricom 4G/LTE rolls out to five more towns in Kenya

On Friday, 28th October, 2016, Safaricom limited announced that it was expanding its 4G coverage to five more towns in Kenya. It was only last year that Safaricom rolled out…

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GADGETS AND DEVICES

Midcom launches new FERO smart phone in Kenya

Kenya has seen an influx in budget smart phones in the last few years with Huawei leading the pack followed closely by Infinix which currently dominates the market. These phones…

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STARTUPS

Travelsnap offers you a photographer on the go

I love to travel, mostly for the food and the scenery, well and the memories too. Most times I am too engrossed in the moment to remember to take a…

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AFRICA

Little doesn’t want to go into a fight with Uber

Safaricom-endorsed Little does not want to brew up fights with what’s probably its fiercest competitor in town: Uber. In a recent interview with the Financial Times Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore…

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APP REVIEWS

Soon you will be able to track Government’s expenditure using a simple App

Action for transparency, a project aimed at strengthening transparency and accountability in Kenya, is working on launching a mobile application that will enable Kenyans keep track of the government’s expenditure,…

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digitization KENYA

Digitization of the Civil Registration Department (CRD)

Digitization of the Civil Registration Department (CRD) The Ministry of State for Immigration and Registration of Persons is in the process of digitizing birth and death registers in the country….

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APP REVIEWS

Mkenya Online – App Review

This Android app with a developer with quite an interesting name (KissDevs) is described as ‘All in one News, Sports, Politics, Events, eCitizen, Landmarks/Map & much more’ in its Play…

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BUSINESS

Uber Services in Kenya: My Findings

This article first appeared as a Facebook post on my page on February 2, 2016. This is a reproduction of the same post following a follow-up article I wrote today…

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BUSINESS

KenGen set to top the world in geothermal energy generation

The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is set to embark on an ambitious growth strategy that will see it move to the top of the world in geothermal energy generation…

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