Banking, Brands

MVisa Transaction Fees Scrapped Off

Local mVisa transaction fees have been scrapped off following a statement from Visa Group Country Manager Andrew Torre. This follows a partnership by Visa and nine Kenyan banks who will offer free person-to-person transactions. The nine banks include Barclays Bank, Cooperative Bank, Ecobank, Family Bank, KCB Bank, National Bank of Kenya, NIC Bank, Prime Bank,… Continue reading MVisa Transaction Fees Scrapped Off

Brands, Tech

Safaricom simplifies access to M-Pesa APIs to businesses in the country

Safaricom yesterday announced the release of a feature-rich M-PESA Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) portal to businesses in the country. The portal dubbed Daraja, will enable businesses to easily integrate with M-PESA drastically cutting down the more than 60 days it took businesses to link to M-PESA. Through Daraja, businesses can now seamlessly integrate both Lipa… Continue reading Safaricom simplifies access to M-Pesa APIs to businesses in the country

Tech, Travel

Uber to offer free rides to polling stations for persons with disabilities

With exactly a week to what is probably Kenya's most anticipated elections, Uber has partnered with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to ferry Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWDs) to and from their respective polling stations in Nairobi, Thika and Mombasa on August 8, 2017, free of charge. Uber will also give all new and… Continue reading Uber to offer free rides to polling stations for persons with disabilities

Brands

Facebook continues with the fight to battle fake news with editorial rights

Facebook is battling fake news by only offering verified publishers (those that regularly advertise with Facebook) the ability to edit headlines and meta descriptions for their verified links. According to Campaign Asia, Facebook is limiting editorial rights for link previews to verified publishers that advertise on its platform. In a bid to battle the prevalence… Continue reading Facebook continues with the fight to battle fake news with editorial rights

Banking, Business

Safaricom becomes first Kenyan company to hit the Sh 1 trillion valuation milestone

Safaricom on Friday became the first company to hit the Sh. 1 trillion market capitalization in Kenya. This is after its stock on the Nairobi Securities Exchange climbed to hit an all time high of Sh. 25. The stock closed at Sh. 24.50 a piece. This gave it a market capitalisation of Sh.981.6 billion —… Continue reading Safaricom becomes first Kenyan company to hit the Sh 1 trillion valuation milestone

Business

Business tycoon and Alibaba Founder Jack Ma lands in Africa for a three-day entrepreneurial visit

Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba, jetted into Nairobi Wednesday evening, starting a packed two-day visit that peaks with a public appearance at the University of Nairobi this afternoon to offer Kenyan youth tips on how to build successful business empires. The two-day visit to Kenya is in a… Continue reading Business tycoon and Alibaba Founder Jack Ma lands in Africa for a three-day entrepreneurial visit

Health

Karen Hospital Opens Thika satellite Clinic to devolve services to the county of Kiambu and its surrounding areas

A major challenge in the delivery of medical care in the country has been lack of ease of accessibility to healthcare services. In some rural areas in Kenya, patients still have to travel long distances to reach health centres. This especially becomes challenging when trying to access specialized healthcare services like cardiac treatment. With this,… Continue reading Karen Hospital Opens Thika satellite Clinic to devolve services to the county of Kiambu and its surrounding areas

Health

Philips Community Life Centre brings quality primary care to a community of 40,000 people in one of the world’s most challenging regions: Mandera County, Kenya

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Mandera County, today opened a new Community Life Centre (CLC) in the County. The new primary care and community hub is part of Philips’ ongoing commitment to improve access to quality primary healthcare and to decrease maternal and infant mortality rates –… Continue reading Philips Community Life Centre brings quality primary care to a community of 40,000 people in one of the world’s most challenging regions: Mandera County, Kenya

Events

Shamsi Music to launch their debut album ‘The Audition’ at the Kenya National Theatre

Shamsi Music will launch their latest album 'The Audition' on the 13th and 14th of July 2017 at the Kenya National Theatre. Shamsi Music is an instrumental jazz fusion band from Nairobi Kenya, which prides itself in creating memorable musical experiences that capture the heart, mind and soul. Their performance repertoire includes sharing the stage… Continue reading Shamsi Music to launch their debut album ‘The Audition’ at the Kenya National Theatre

Events

Safaricom’s Blaze BYOB kicks off season two in Meru

The Youth network BLAZE Be Your Own Boss (BYOB), a sub-brand of Safaricom, kicked off with the first regional summit on the 1st of July in Meru County at the Meru National Polytechnic. Following a successful first season that saw 43% of Kenyan youth join the BLAZE platform and 44,000 young people under the age… Continue reading Safaricom’s Blaze BYOB kicks off season two in Meru