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11 December 2017 » Kachwanya

Safaricom has rolled out jitambulishe a service that will now allow customers to use their voices for authentication before accessing assisted services such as resetting M-PESA PIN, and PUK requests, significantly cutting down the steps a customer goes through before they are assisted. The new voice biometrics system is also expected to reduce fraud and […] The post Safaricom’s ‘jitambulishe’ to recognize customers through their voices appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

08 December 2017 » Kachwanya

As we near the end of 2017, we will be reflecting on a number of issues that came up in the year of our Lord 2017. And today we start with online space and cyber security.  During connected Kenya summit at the coastal town of Diani back in April, I came to learn about Cyber […] The post Year 2017 in Review: Cyber Security and series of unfortuante online events appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

07 December 2017 » Kachwanya

Jamii Telecom limited is back to ruffle feathers once again in the telco industry with the new low-cost data bundles offer. This comes at a time top telecommunication companies are enjoying massive data revenue profits from consumers who now heavily rely on data for everyday operations, unlike the traditional voice services. Data Bundle packages Data […] The post 1GB = KSh40, Jamii Telecom enters Kenya’s mobile internet market appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

07 December 2017 » Kachwanya

“Nganya safe” or “My Matatu Story” campaign has come in the wake of sexual harassment awareness across the world, a deed that has for the longest time gone unpunished. The motive towards the latest campaign by NTSA will now hold accountable matatu Saccos and staff mentioned in any reported cases by commuters. Stickers clearly stuck […] The post NTSA’s floppy “Nganya safe” campaign will not help end sexual harassment in PSVs appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

06 December 2017 » Kachwanya

Apple is at it again in the courtrooms not so long after settling a long stalemate with Samsung. Qualcomm is determined to see sales of iPhone X banned in the US after claims of striking similarities between webOS and the iPhone X’s gestures, a software that powered early smartphones made by Palm. The Chipmaker now […] The post iPhone aspects illegally riding on Qualcomm’s innovations, chipmaker tells court appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

06 December 2017 » Kachwanya

Huawei has opened a training center for technical skills in a bid to enhance its capacity to facilitate technology-related skills in East Africa. The technology’s firm head office campus located in Lavington Nairobi will see regional trainees trained on new generation computing, telecommunication, and related technologies. According to Head of Learning Services in the region, […] The post Huawei to offer “new technology skills” in new training center appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech...

06 December 2017 » Kachwanya

Kenya is known to be one of the countries where technology has played a great role in changing people’s lives, but largely due to the MPESA phenomenon. Elsewhere, Internet is the tool that make many rise from dust to grace. Of course in Kenya we have our own Julius Yego story and a few others, […] The post Faiba 4G, the kind of Internet offer that will change lives appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

05 December 2017 » Kachwanya

United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) has come out strongly to champion the development and harnessing of HPC in Africa. USIU in partnership with Carnegie Africa Diaspora fellowship program (CADFP) and Intel under the umbrella High Performance Computing Consortium-Africa (HPC2-Africa) hosted four days’ conference at USIU and UNEA to discuss HPC, Big Data and Research. As […] The post USIU Africa Partners With Intel to Champion the development and Harnessing of HPC appeared...

03 December 2017 » Kachwanya

So the last two days I have been discussing the HPC on my Twitter Time line and some who have not been following keenly have asked me to explain further what is HPC.  HPC is acronym for High performance Computing.  To be specific it refers to the practice of aggregating computing power in a way […] The post Why Kenya has to invest in building HPC Center and ecosystem appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

01 December 2017 » Kachwanya

The 40 inches StarTimes Digital TV is a Full HD LED TV that is pug and watch, allowing viewers to enjoy 200 + Digital TV Channels both on Terrestrial FTA (Free-to-Air) plus PTV (Pay-television). Additionally, viewers can still watch Satellite FTA (Free-to-Air)+PTV (Pay-television ). The 40 inches StarTimes Digital TV is Ultra Slim and Sleek, OTA & USB […] The post Review: The 40 inches StarTimes Digital Full HD TV appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

01 December 2017 » Kachwanya

How many remotes do you have in your house? There must be one for your sound system, be it the hi-fi sound or the home theatre unit. Another for the LED screen you recently bought and yet another for a set top box if you are using one. If you are using a DTT or […] The post Your digital TV is incomplete, unless it is the 32 inches StarTimes Digital TV appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

01 December 2017 » Kachwanya

How many remotes do you have in your house? There must be one for your sound system, be it the hi-fi sound or the home theatre unit. Another for the LED screen you recently bought and yet another for a set top box if you are using one. If you are using a DTT or […] The post Unless it is the 24 inches StarTimes Digital TV, you don’t have a digital TV yet appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

30 November 2017 » Kachwanya

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 ( Ksh 4.2 Trillion) by 2020 . The value is based on the compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9 %, for the period between […] The post SYSPRO Solution-As usage of ERP increases globally, is Kenya being left behind? appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

27 November 2017 » Kachwanya

In the last few years, there has been a huge effort to place Kenya as the leader of innovation in the region. This stemmed from how the vision 2030 was drafted, with technology considered as one of the cornerstones necessary to taking Kenya to a middle-income economy by the year 2030. Twelves years to the […] The post Microsoft Policy Innovation Centre and why Kenya Needs to Take Advantage Of It appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

24 November 2017 » Kachwanya

By the close of business yesterday, Safaricom had ordered Challa Communications Ltd to refund subscribers who were billed more than once to check KCPE results. Following complains on social media, Challa Communications confirmed the technical challenge that affected at least 424,011 requests each request costing the user sh25. The 22252 Short code used to deliver […] The post Safaricom parts with sh10 million in refund following KCPE queries appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

24 November 2017 » Kachwanya

Brands are using live streaming more and more in order to reach the masses. There was a time when cable was considered the sole means of getting access to quality television programming. However, the influx of online video and streaming services is now threatening the very existence of cable and satellite television. Cable loyalists are […] The post LG TVs recommended by Netflix for superior viewing experience appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

23 November 2017 » Kachwanya

The Kenyan entertainment industry has really grown in the last few years.  But a lot of questions still remain unanswered concerning the current status and the future of the space. To help us understand the industry, Kachwanya.com had a sit down with two of the great minds behind the ShowMax in Kenya. In part one, […] The post ShowMax Interview Part 1. One on one Talk with Denise Mwende appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

23 November 2017 » Kachwanya

50 million Uber customers had their names, email addresses and phone numbers stolen while 7 million Uber drivers had their personal information stolen and compromised. The hack that affected 57 million Uber users was however not reported and it was concealed by the then CEO Travis Kalanick. The cyber-attack that has been termed “costly” by […] The post UBER CYBER ATTACK: Travis Kalanick under fire for paying off hackers appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

22 November 2017 » Kachwanya

Central Bank of Kenya has opened bids for the tender of printing after Petitioners accused CBK of unlawfully restricting process to foreign entities. The new currency will be printed in accordance with the 2010 constitution which prohibits images or portraits of individuals but instead bear images depicting aspects of Kenya. The bid opening follows an […] The post De La Rue in trouble for holding CBK tendering documents without consent appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

22 November 2017 » Kachwanya

If you have a few million dollars and you want to enter into competition with a company like Netflix that is worth almost a billion dollars then you have already lost, unless you are ShowMax. When it comes to the African market, ShowMax is doing something that Netflix will probably never do; penetrating each African […] The post Focus on local content is giving ShowMax Kenya an edge over competition appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

22 November 2017 » Kachwanya

Huawei Mobile Kenya, in conjunction with local online retailer Jumia have officially launched the Huawei Mate 10 mobile devices in the Kenyan market. Jumia Kenya will exclusively sell the Mate 10 series online for 2 weeks before it gets into the retail stores across the country. In a market entry strategy, Huawei Mobile Kenya will […] The post Huawei and Jumia partner to maximize the Mate 10 series’ sales appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

22 November 2017 » Kachwanya

The acronym ERP is widely used in the business innovation world but at the same time there are many people who have no idea what it means or its importance. Yesterday while attending the official launch of SYSPRO in Kenya, one of the well-known providers of ERP in the world, I kept on thinking why […] The post SYSPRO Opens Office in Kenya, Target Manufacturers and Distributors With ERP Solution appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

21 November 2017 » Kachwanya

KCPE 2017 SMS short code is 22252 The results of KCPE 2017 are out, and according to Prof. Magoha, the performance of KCPE 2017 students is so remarkable that the top students in KCPE 2016 cannot even rank in top 20 KCPE 2017. Not only that, but this year’s KCPE results have registered zero incidences […] The post KCPE 2017 results and SMS short code appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

20 November 2017 » Kachwanya

Following a revision of Madaraka Express Passenger service timetable by Kenya Railways, arrival and departure timings for both the express and inter-county train will be affected. Starting 1st of December, the timing of the Inter County service from Nairobi to Mombasa via Athi River, Emali, Kibwezi, Mtito Andei, Voi, Miasenyi, Mariakani will be departing Nairobi at […] The post Kenya Railways announces new schedule for Madaraka Express passenger service appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya...

15 November 2017 » Kachwanya

Brookside, New KCC, Redstar International, Kisima Management Limited, Kenindia Insurance, Lemoc Limited, Kevian, Haco Industries are just some of the companies that will have a hard time following up on defaulted payment by Nakumatt. This is following a reveal that the company that has severally been evicted from rented retail shops is largely Mauritian. Documents […] The post Nakumatt’s creditors face a harder time getting paid in retail chain’s ownership twist appeared first on Kachwanya.com...

15 November 2017 » Kachwanya

AllenHark Group recently launched presales to build its AllenHark Terminal, a hardware and software subscription-based platform to provide crypto-traders with real-time data, aggregated news and trading reports to help them track and double their returns on their investments. With algorithms, human researchers and editors, the terminal will curate and create real-time data, reports and news […] The post AllenHark to provide real time reports on investment to crypto-traders in new platform...

14 November 2017 » Kachwanya

Majid Al Futtaim, is set to open its third Carrefour store tomorrow, signalling commitment to the growth and expansion of its footprint in Kenya. Carrefour replaces Nakumatt Supermarket that was evicted weeks ago for defaulting rent and utility fees. The new store at the popular Thika Road Mall “TRM” will operate with partial area and […] The post Carrefour finally opens its third branch at Thika Road Mall appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

14 November 2017 » Kachwanya

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 Zealand; Philippines; Rwanda; Saudi Arabia; Uruguay; Uzbekistan; Vietnam and Zambia as one of the 16 leading global economies that have introduced or enhanced systems for […] The post Tech check: KRA among leading global tax collection agencies appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

14 November 2017 » Kachwanya

GC Retail, owner of Garden City is the latest landlord to ask high court to allow it to repossess the space Nakumatt occupies over unpaid rent, service charges and utilities amounting to sh48.1 million. The tenant Nakumatt, a privately held company has occupied the space since May 2015 and has been in default since June […] The post Nakumatt to be kicked out of Garden City Mall appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

09 November 2017 » Kachwanya

Fees and commissions saw KCB Group’s total non-interest income read at Ksh 17.5 billion an increase of 18.4% against the same period in 2016. The financial institution posted a pre-tax profit of 22.4 billion in the third quarter ending September 30th 2017 a growth of 3.1%compared to the same period last year. However, interest Income […] The post KCB Quarter financial report: Interest cap and political tension to blame for Low interest income appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

09 November 2017 » Kachwanya

Huawei has released its Envision 4K Video Solution in Africa aimed to assist telecoms carriers in developing and optimizing video as a fundamental service with an improved user experience. Envision video solution is designed to enable consumers to enjoy personalized multi-screen hybrid video services anytime anywhere, its key feature is enabling the delivery of 4K […] The post Huawei woes African telcos with new video technology appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

07 November 2017 » Kachwanya

I have been studying how companies and organization carry out their operations in regard to cyber security from the day I attended the AON Kenya Cyber security event.  That event itself left me a bit shocked on how easy it is for hackers to use some soft spots within companies or orgs operations to carry […] The post The Cyber-Attacks Through Emails and Why Employees need to be well Trained appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

07 November 2017 » Kachwanya

As Bob Collymore take a few months off due to sickness, here at Kachwanya.com we would like to wish him a quick recovery. We hope to see him back soon on the steering wheel of the most profitable company in East and Central Africa, Safaricom. Meanwhile we would like to take this chance to highlight […] The post The seven years of Bob Collymore at the helm of Safaricom appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

06 November 2017 » Kachwanya

If you have not received an email from Netflix with a subject line “Your suspension notification” warning you of account suspension due to invalid billing information, beware of a scam going round that could have personal and credit card information stolen. The recent Netflix email scam is targeting subscribers of the popular streaming service asking […] The post Nearly 110 million Netflix subscribers targeted in recent email scam appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

03 November 2017 » Kachwanya

Safaricom’s half year profit hit sh 26.2Bn. The telecommunication company’s M-Pesa and data continue to be the engines of growth showing further progress during the first half of the year while the traditional telco business continued to record single digit growth. Service Revenue Service revenue grew by 12.0% to Kshs 109.73bn driven predominantly by growth […] The post Half Year results: M-pesa and data continue to beat traditional telco in growth appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech...

31 October 2017 » Kachwanya

Africa is currently going through a rapid phase of urbanisation, as more people move from rural areas to cities and towns in search of opportunities. This has come with its benefits and challenges. One of the challenges is that city life, owing to a huge surge in population, has become more hectic. People living in […] The post LG Gram laptop is your ultimate E-learning companion appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

31 October 2017 » Kachwanya

Safaricom’s CEO Bob Collymore, has started medical leave to receive specialised treatment for a number of months. During this time, Sateesh Kamath, the current Chief Financial Officer for Safaricom who is also Mr. Collymore’s alternate on the Board, will take a primary role. He will be supported by Joseph Ogutu who is the current Director – Strategy and […] The post Bob Collymore takes a months’ leave as political tension lessens appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

22 October 2017 » Kachwanya

Artificial intelligence (AI) has often been put out as complex technology far from your daily life. Your smartphone, your car, your bank, and your house all use Artificial Intelligence, the exact reason why most device manufacturers today are striving to integrate AI into them. “As we enter the age of intelligence, AI is no longer […] The post What about the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 pro appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

22 October 2017 » Kachwanya

Alphabet Inc, Google parent company set off flying solar-powered balloons to provide internet service to Puerto Rico. The effort is to provide internet to remote areas of the United States territory where cellphone towers were affected by the Hurricane Maria. The project loon balloons are navigating using an algorithm that puts them in the best […] The post Google parent releases internet balloons to connect Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

18 October 2017 » Kachwanya

South Africa’s Zulu tribe is blaming Google for undermining their culture terming it “An attack on African culture”.  The accusations by the South Africans stem from age restrictions on their cultural content by YouTube. Reed dance The Zulu tribe has said that by the channel restricting videos from the reed dance ceremony also called Umhlanga […] The post Google under fire for restricting Zulu content appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

16 October 2017 » Kachwanya

From succession kinks to Samsung’s affiliates, Cheil Industries and Samsung C&T merge debacle, Samsung could be suffering more than Kwon Oh-hyun resignation. Thev Samsung Electronics’ CEO, vice chairman announced his resignation stepping down from his CEO role as well as his positions on the board and CEO of Samsung display in March 2018. The vice chairman […] The post Samsung hit by succession kinks as screen business dwindles appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

10 October 2017 » Kachwanya

TechCrunch an American news site in conjunction with Facebook, is set to host a competition for 15 African startups after a months-long search for the most promising startups on the continent. Startup Battlefield Africa, set to kick off on Wednesday 11th Oct 2017, will see an esteemed panel of judges will select a winner in each […] The post Facebook to sponsor competition for African startups to be held in Nairobi appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

03 October 2017 » Kachwanya

Following trials over the last four months in Nakuru, Safaricom has today announced the availability of M-PESA 1Tap in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and Nyeri. M-PESA 1Tap will be available to all Lipa Na M-PESA merchants and customers and aims to make it faster and easier to make and receive cashless payments. The service is […] The post Safaricom launches MPESA 1Tap an NFC based reader appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

03 October 2017 » Kachwanya

After Nakumatt shutdown its Thika Road Mall (TRM) branch, last month barely a month after closing its outlet at the NextGen Mall on Mombasa Road after just nine months of operations, Majid Al Futtaim has announced it will open its third hypermarket Carrefour in Kenya, as part of its growth and expansion plans in the Country. […] The post Carrefour Supermarket to replace Nakumatt at Thika Road Mall appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

29 September 2017 » Kachwanya

OPPO Kenya in partnership with Safaricom has today launched a new mid-tier 4G device as it seeks to increase its footprint in the Kenyan market. The new OPPO A71 smartphone offers premium design alongside enhanced features. The launch of the new smartphone device is set to increase smartphone penetration and fast-track Safaricom’s vision to drive digital […] The post Safaricom partners with Oppo in new mid-tier device launch appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

29 September 2017 » Kachwanya

It is amazing to watch the rate of development within the robotics industry. Unfortunately, most of the discussion outside the tech cycles is about the fear of people losing their jobs or the robots turning against humans. The two issues are based on the misunderstanding of how technology works. It is true that robots take […] The post LG robots enhance consumer convenience appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

28 September 2017 » Kachwanya

“Data Is the New Oil of the Digital Economy. Data in the 21st Century is like Oil in the 18th Century”. That is a common phrase these days that most people probably take for granted, but it is real.  I am still looking around to find out who coined the phrase.  To understand this fully,  […] The post AON Kenya Announced Cyber Enterprise Solutions To Guard Against Cyber Risks appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

27 September 2017 » Kachwanya

Tech giants are at it again after Amazon publicly accused Google for blocking YouTube on Echo show, a voice controlled assistant with a screen that can display information and videos. Both companies issued statements criticizing one another. Amazon said Google had blocked YouTube on Echo Show “without explanation” and on the other hand Google blamed […] The post Google and Amazon at it over application “user experience” appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

27 September 2017 » Kachwanya

Britam Asset Managers has received a license from the Capital Markets Authority to operate as a REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) Manager. The asset management subsidiary of Britam Holdings Plc is now among the few companies in Kenya who have been licensed by the regulator to offer REITS as an alternative investment vehicle. REITS are […] The post Britam Asset Managers awarded licence to operate as a REITS Manager appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

27 September 2017 » Kachwanya

Our attention has been drawn to the statement read by NASA on September 26th with regard to the conduct of the August 8th General Election. Safaricom Limited would like to clarify our role in the last general election. We were required to: Provide a dedicated secure tunnel to transmit the encrypted data from the KIEMs […] The post Safaricom reacts to NASA’s rigging accusations appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

26 September 2017 » Kachwanya

After nearly a year of negotiating business permit fees with Tanzania, the East African state has retained the fees. This follows a treaty that took effect in 2010 owing to scrap visas and work permit fees charged on firms from neighboring countries. The Maghufuli led country then introduced permit charges in 2015 with the enactment […] The post Tanzania unmoved after retaining permit fees for Kenyan firms appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

25 September 2017 » Kachwanya

Kenyans will now enjoy an additional service that will enable them to book and pay for tickets on the Madaraka Express through their mobile phones. This follows the introduction of an SMS based payment platform utilizing USSD code *639#. The code will enable passengers to book, pay and even cancel tickets for the Madaraka Express. […] The post Madaraka Express tickets to be made through an SMS based platform appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

19 September 2017 » Kachwanya

Over the campaign season, businesses have suffered not only from political tension but also fake news that was laughable at first, as it was seen as just propaganda. The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), Safaricom, Standard Group Limited and Soma connect came together to forge a way forward being that traditional media is most […] The post Fake News costing listed companies a fortune at the Nairobi Securities Exchange appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

15 September 2017 » Kachwanya

  Safaricom has announced renewed investments in its Customer Care organization as it seeks to strengthen service delivery to customers. Following last year’s announcement of an additional 600 jobs at its primary call centre located in Nairobi, Safaricom has started the process to create an additional 300 job opportunities this year to boost ongoing customer […] The post Safaricom Announces Fresh Investments in Customer Care   appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

13 September 2017 » Kachwanya

This article is in two parts – 1. how hacking of IEBC Servers helped in the rigging August 8th Presidential Elections through manipulation of results from some 11,000 polling stations, and 2 why such hacking should have been inconsequention in the first place. Part 1 – Hacking of IEBC Servers in relation to altering results […] The post Why NASA must not lose sleep over hacking of IEBC Servers appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

12 September 2017 » Kachwanya

Artificial Intelligence or AI has been a popular buzz-word in the tech industry for quite some time now. There are a variety of speculations as to where this powerful technology could be applied to practical uses in the near future. The year 2017 itself is expected to contain many turning points for the AI technology. […] The post Top 4 Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2017 appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

12 September 2017 » Kachwanya

One of the most fascinating aspect of Kenyan tech space has been the inability for the local techpreneurs to unlock the e-commerce or m-commerce. I am talking as someone who has tried the whole thing through Maduqa.com sometime back and failed. Since then I have been closely watching what is going on the space, and […] The post OLX Kenya’s New Service Helping Build Trust on The Online Platform appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

11 September 2017 » Kachwanya

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) treated leading Kenyan investors to a breakfast meeting  to present its equity offering aimed at raising between $100 million and $300 million through the issuance of Depositary Receipts backed by its Class “D” shares. The listing of the Depositary Receipts on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius was approved in August, […] The post Afreximbank Woos Kenyan Investors, Seeks $100 Million to $300 Million Equity Through Depositary Receipts appeared first on...

11 September 2017 » Kachwanya

Safaricom has invested $1 million in its sixth and final investment in agri-tech startup iProcure. Started in 2014, the $1 million Safaricom Spark Venture Fund seeks to make late-seed to early-growth stage investments in startups using mobile technology as an enabler. Shortlisted as a beneficiary in the telcos final investment, iProcure is the largest agricultural […] The post Safaricom supports iProcure’s mission to bridge farmer access to quality, affordable inputs appeared first on Kachwanya...

04 September 2017 » Kachwanya

Safaricom will on Saturday 9th September 2017 conduct a planned upgrade on the M-PESA platform. This upgrade comes a decade after Safaricom launched the service and two years after the company deployed a new local platform that has enhanced the system’s capacity.  The upgrade will commence on Saturday 9th September 2017 at 10 PM and complete on Sunday 10th September […] The post M-Pesa services to be unavailable for thirteen consecutive hours appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

04 September 2017 » Kachwanya

Huawei and Safaricom will be together to deploy a fiber to the home (FTTH) network Safaricom adopts Huawei’s end-to-end (E2E) FTTH solution in the deployment in order to expand its capability to new home broadband services. Kenya has a steadily developing economy, but its fixed broadband penetration rate is lower than 1%, failing to meet […] The post Safaricom let’s in Huawei in home broadband deployment to reduce Return On Investment period appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

30 August 2017 » Kachwanya

I once wanted to buy a dress for my wife. I asked for the price. He said Shs 5,000. “Discount?. He insulted me – the same way Multichoice insulted DStv subscribers in their press statement released yesterday. The actual price of a dress marked at Shs 5000 at any jua kali stall mtaani is normally somewhere around Kshs 3,000. […] The post This is an insult to DStv subscribers appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

29 August 2017 » Kachwanya

The broader societal concern about sustainability has grown from almost nothing in the early 1990s to a dominant theme today. Sustainability is now an essential ingredient for a company’s long-term success. We are witnessing a situation whereby companies are increasingly adopting environmental, social and community related policies that are not self-defeating or dangerous to the […] The post LG styler offering eco-friendly substitute to the dry-cleaners appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya...

25 August 2017 » Kachwanya

Are you amongst those people who are of the opinion that the main feature that a mobile should possess is its display size? Then, you are mistaken! There are many other people who might consider that it is the processor speed RAM amount, or internal storage that makes the device more effective. But everybody forgets […] The post 3 Excellent Android Phones With Awesome Battery Life appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

24 August 2017 » Kachwanya

Samsung Electronics Ltd introduced the Galaxy Note 8 at a colorful event in New York while the launch in Kenya is expected to take place in October. This is a smartphone that pushes the boundaries of phablets with its seamless hardware design and a variety of new service offerings. The Galaxy Note 8 brings a […] The post Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was launched yesterday, and she is coming to Kenya in October appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

23 August 2017 » Kachwanya

Islamic Republic of Pakistan is now the largest buyer of Kenyan goods. This is after goods exported to the country jumped 90.8 per cent to sh24.8 billion from 13 billion last year as at May. Uganda and Tanzania were top importers of Kenyan products for years over. Exports to Pakistan have more than doubled over […] The post Pakistan takes over Kenyan exports from East Africa’s Uganda appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

23 August 2017 » Kachwanya

The government is looking to plan its cash flows better and possibly reduce borrowing through overdrafts and other short term treasury securities. This, will be under regulations provided for by the Public Finance Management Bill 2017 seeking to consolidate government funds under one account. Under the regulations, the National Treasury and each County Treasury will […] The post Effects of the Proposed Treasury Single Account appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

21 August 2017 » Kachwanya

First Internet Bancorp operates First Internet Bank of Indiana as a bank holding company. It is one of the very first state-chartered, FDIC-insured banking institutions that doesn’t have any brick and mortar locations. You might be thinking, “Slow down. There are no physical locations?” You’ve got that right. These online-only banks are becoming increasingly popular, […] The post Internet Banking- Meet First Internet Bancorp appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

21 August 2017 » Kachwanya

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 from China for building the SGR as well as poll gadgets prior general elections this year. China took the lead from India, formerly the largest […] The post China’s rising import ceiling could take away Kenya’s Vision 2030 blueprint appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

21 August 2017 » Kachwanya

A phone that goes for Kshs 25K sounds expensive, especially when you think it is one of those Infinix or other Chinese brand smartphones. But when that phone has the beloved Nokia brand, then you know the quality that has gone into that handset must be amazing, trustworthy. And true to the brand name, Nokia […] The post Nokia 6 and why it costs Kshs 25K appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

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