Travel

Real-Time ID Check introduced to increase safety for Uber drivers in Kenya

Uber today announced the roll-out of an intelligent new safety feature, Real-Time ID check in yet another innovation on its technology to improve safety for drivers and riders using the app. With the new feature, drivers are periodically prompted to share a selfie before going online, Uber then compares this photo to the one corresponding… Continue reading Real-Time ID Check introduced to increase safety for Uber drivers in Kenya

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Health

Uhuru signs law on free sanitary towels for schoolgirls

It is estimated that a girl in primary school loses 18 learning weeks out of 108 weeks in a year during her menses, a reality that increases their chances of dropping out. This is mostly due to the high costs incurred when buying sanitary towels every month; a cost that is irrelevant to some communities against… Continue reading Uhuru signs law on free sanitary towels for schoolgirls

Tech, Travel

Safaricom’s Taxi hailing app, Little Cab expands to Kisumu

Craft Silicon has announced that taxi hailing service, Little, powered by Safaricom is now available in Kisumu and the surrounding Towns. The launch comes eleven months since the hailing service was officially unveiled in Nairobi last year. The service is now available in three major towns, Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu with a planned launch in… Continue reading Safaricom’s Taxi hailing app, Little Cab expands to Kisumu

What's Happening

Café Ngoma Social II at the Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House (Details)

Café Ngoma is a Media and Entertainment Company that seeks to promote alternative content from Africa and the rest of the World. Café Ngoma Social, which is now in its second edition, is a LIVE Interview event for their TV, Radio & Social audiences to interact with musicians, guests and host of the show on… Continue reading Café Ngoma Social II at the Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House (Details)

Tech

Safaricom undergoes rebrand after 17 years

Safaricom Limited on Saturday night, announced the repositioning of the Safaricom brand from a telecommunications brand to a digital lifestyle enabler through a new brand campaign titled Twaweza: when we come together, great things happen. The new brand position seeks to connect Kenyans to each other and also connect them to knowledge and information in… Continue reading Safaricom undergoes rebrand after 17 years

Tech

Good news for Kenyan musicians earning from Skiza

SKIZA is one of the platforms created by Safaricom over the last sixteen years to provide a forum for Kenyan musicians to sell their music and offers them a chance to reach the company’s 28 million subscribers. There are currently 11 million users of the service, which houses over 132,000 tunes. Safaricom yesterday announced a… Continue reading Good news for Kenyan musicians earning from Skiza

Banking

CBA Group set to acquire Crane Bank Rwanda

CBA has finally announced that it has signed a definitive Sale & Purchase Agreement (“SPA”) to acquire 100% of Crane Bank Rwanda from Uganda’s dfcu Bank Limited. In a statement, CBA said that the transaction is subject to regulatory approval by National Bank of Rwanda (BNR), Bank of Uganda (BoU) and Central Bank of Kenya… Continue reading CBA Group set to acquire Crane Bank Rwanda

What's Happening

US bassists Steve Bailey and Grammy Award winning Victor Wooten give thrilling performance at Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House (PICTURES)

US Bassist Steve Bailey and Grammy Award winning Victor Wooten have a thrilling performance last Friday at the Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House. Also in attendance was Don Williams Ouko and his band who auditioned for the 2017/2018 Safaricom Jazz season, invited vocalists and other instrumentalists from Berklee College. Acclaimed Kenyan pianist Jacob Asiyo was also… Continue reading US bassists Steve Bailey and Grammy Award winning Victor Wooten give thrilling performance at Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House (PICTURES)

Brands

New Chinese Menswear Store, ZOPO, Launches at Garden City Mall

Leading Chinese retailer, Zopo, has opened an ultra-modern menswear store at Garden City Mall -  one of the largest malls in the region. Zopo is a new dedicated menswear shop targeting the modern and sophisticated man with an eye for high quality and trendy collections. The store’s opening in Kenya will be the brand’s first… Continue reading New Chinese Menswear Store, ZOPO, Launches at Garden City Mall