A Nairobians Perspective

A Nairobians Perspective

29 November 2017 » A Nairobians Perspective

Nairobi, Kenya 29 November 2017 - HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, is excited to announce that Android™8.0 Oreo™is now available for the Nokia 8. If you own a Nokia 8, you can enjoy a truly pure and secure version of Android Oreo, packed with the latest features to make content creation and sharing even more fun. Patrick Henchie – Head of Product, Sub-Sahara Africa, said:“We’re proud to deliver our pure and secure take of Android 8.0 Oreo on the Nokia 8. We always want to give our fans the...

19 October 2017 » A Nairobians Perspective

Nairobi, October 19th 2017:- National Bank is revamping its mobile banking services as it seeks to expand its retail banking business, the Bank’s Managing Director Wilfred Musau has said.   Effectively, the Bank has upgraded its mobile banking capabilities to include new service offerings backed by enhanced safety.  The app, NatMobile, now allows users to conveniently access an array of services via their mobile phones as it opens new opportunities for the bank to grow new revenue streams...

10 October 2017 » A Nairobians Perspective

Burg Eltz Castle GermanyI recently went on a trip to Frankfurt , Germany and first stop was a trip to Burg Eltz Castle more like 2 hours drive from Frankfurt Airport.We arrived at around 12 o'clock in the morning on Sunday and the place was just opening up in fact ,we were the first guests to arrive but shortly thereafter the place was teeming with tourists and visitors from all around the world! That speaks for it's popularity. There are guided tours in English and German .The Place is Epic...

20 December 2016 » A Nairobians Perspective

This comes as a successor to the recently celebrated Black Friday, seeking to extend travel bargains throughout the season. Nairobi, 20th December, 2016 – Following the successful 2016 Black Friday campaign, Jumia Travel has launched a campaign dubbed “Travel Wednesday” running every Wednesday to Friday on the company’s official website. The campaign’s main objective is to carry on readily negotiated rates referred to as “Dream Deals” with the aim of encouraging and facilitating travel through...

04 November 2016 » A Nairobians Perspective

Different sectors have experienced the reign of technological innovations in different ways, but perhaps it’s the travel sector that has gained more than any other. From search, to bookings, transport, payment, in-room entertainment and even itineraries; the sector continues to enjoy fresh discoveries that would have been passed as wishes not so long ago. Here are five of the current tech-inspired trends taking over the travel and tourism sector.Rise of the DIY TravelerThe do-it-yourself...

31 October 2016 » A Nairobians Perspective

October 31, 2016: I&M Bank has set aside Sh300 million for investment in project that empower members of the community in which it operates, the Bank’s Executive Director Mr. Sarit S. Raja Shah has said. Sarit Shah -Executive Director I&M BankSpeaking during the launch of a two day free medical camp at St Martins Kibagare Primary School in Loresho, over the weekend, Mr. Shah said the Bank was reaching out to the under-privileged population in three social pillars of health,...

19 October 2016 » A Nairobians Perspective

As part of its continued expansion, Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP), Ringier Africa’s publishing company, will work with Kenya’s top entertainment website ‘Ghafla’ . The partnership sees Kenya’s leading entertainment platform relaunch and enhance its editorial output, by diversifying Ghafla’s content to include current affairs, news and analysis.With this partnership and relaunch, Ghafla will now also become a regional publisher aimed at providing innovative, insightful and...

19 October 2016 » A Nairobians Perspective

Green Energy, Clean energy is no longer an alternative but a choice. I was pleased to recently visit Loiyangilani District in South Hor ,Turkana /Marsabit County and witness the  single largest private investment in Kenya’s history, The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project( LTWP)  a wind power harnessing project using large turbines  in  a stretch estimated to cover 162 square kilometers.The wind farm is expected to  provide 310MW  low cost wind power to Kenya’s national grid, equivalent to...

23 May 2016 » A Nairobians Perspective

The version 3.6 App also features card services where customers can manage their GTBank credit and debit cardsNairobi: May 23, 2016: Guaranty Trust Bank Kenya has launched an upgraded version of the Bank’s mobile App introducing fingerprint recognition, a first in the market. With this new capability, customers will be able to log onto their accounts by identifying their individual fingerprints through the Touch ID on iOS devices.  The introduction of the fingerprint recognition brings...

10 November 2015 » A Nairobians Perspective

ingles Day to be marked with drastically reduced prices for 24 hours Nairobi, Kenya 10 November2015........Leading international e-commerce group Chinabuy, which was recently launched in Kenya, is introducing Singles Day, the largest Chinese shopping festival, to the Kenyan market this year. During Singles Day, which is marked on November 11 (tomorrow), drastically reduced prices will be on offer for hundreds of items for just twenty four hours.Celebrated in China, Singles Day is a day...

05 November 2015 » A Nairobians Perspective

: NAIROBI, 2015-4-11 – Jovago.com has signed up the first of Somali hotels to Africa’s leading online booking platform. This milestone comes at a time when the global hospitality industry is shifting gear in response to the e-Commerce wave sweeping through the sector. Commenting on the new entry, Estelle Verdier, Managing Director for Jovago.comEast and Southern Africa expressed her optimism in the country’s rebirth process  quoting that, “Jovago transcends every border, as being in Somalia...

10 September 2015 » A Nairobians Perspective

  Millions in Nigeria and Kenya Embrace Facebook on Mobile to Share and Connect with OthersFacebook’s mobile momentum grows in AfricaFacebook has shared new statistics revealing that 2.2 million Kenyans use Facebook every day and 4.5 million each month, while 7.1 million Nigerians use Facebook daily and 15 million are active every month.  Almost all these people are coming to Facebook on a mobile device: 100% of Nigerian monthly users are active on mobile as are 95% of Kenya’s monthly...

23 July 2015 » A Nairobians Perspective

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 23, 2015/ -- Today, ahead of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit(#GES2015Kenya) in Nairobi, GE (NYSE: GE) announced a series of new commitments aimed at addressing some of the most critical health challenges in East Africa through a sustained focus on skills development and capacity building. Among the investments, GE announced:1.         The establishment of the GE Healthcare Skills and Training Institute in Kenya, GE’s first-ever dedicated healthcare skills...

09 June 2015 » A Nairobians Perspective

The first product in the world that allows Kenyans living abroad to make M-Pesa PayBill payments SimbaPay – a leading digital money transfer provider – today announced the launch of the first product in the world that allows Kenyans living abroad to make M-Pesa PayBill payments. This is a new addition to the existing SimbaPay platform. M-Pesa PayBill is an M-Pesa service that has previously only been available to Safaricom M-Pesa subscribers in Kenya and allows the subscribers to pay...

19 May 2015 » A Nairobians Perspective

The following info-graphics from a report published by Jovago Kenya's premier online booking website is quite telling. Question-Do you agree with it? Kenyan Travel Habits: Info graphicsTravel and tourism is the major source of foreign exchange in Kenya, as well as a major contributor to the national GDP. Although hampered by numerous challenges, tourism still remains at the forefront of the economy. With such an important role on the national plate, it’s only prudent for both government and...

14 May 2015 » A Nairobians Perspective

This year’s winners embody the Pan African essence of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa award, representing North, East & Southern Africa  SKHIRAT, Morocco, May 14, 2015/ -- Kenyan techie Alex Muriu has won  US $ 25,000 In a glittering ceremony  at the the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 .Researcher Adnane Remmal of Morocco  was announced  the Grand Winner  Alex Mwaura Muriu of Kenya won Second Prize, and South African, Lesley Erica Scott was awarded the Special Prize...

12 May 2015 » A Nairobians Perspective

A new range of research products and services intended to deepen and improve market research in Africa LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 12, 2015/ -- Global research consultancy TNS has today announced an exclusive and wide-reaching strategic partnership with GeoPoll, the world’s largest mobile survey platform. (James Eberhard GeoPoll Founder)Under the multi-year agreement, TNS and sister company, Kantar Media, will join forces with GeoPoll to deploy a new range of research products and services...

28 April 2015 » A Nairobians Perspective

Is your work taking a toll on you and are in need of a break? Or are you just dreaming of a break in your perfect destination? Well your desire might just be realized this labor day with Jovago.com.Ever since 1887 when the first labor celebrations were held, the 1st of May has evolved to be the only day of the year when workers are celebrated and work place achievements appreciated. With this year’s May Day celebration falling on a Friday, most people will have a 3 day holiday, from 1st...

22 April 2015 » A Nairobians Perspective

Nairobi, April 22, 2015: The 2015 Kenyan Blog Awards got another sponsor; Infinix mobile who launched different makes of their phones in the Kenyan market last year to a good reception from the consumers. Aided by intelligent marketing, the company is fast making a name due to their friendly prices for high performing phones. You can get a high end Infinix phone for less than half the cost of competitor brands. In a statement regarding the sponsorship, here is what the Infinix Marketing...

21 April 2015 » A Nairobians Perspective

‘Mwezi kwa Mwezi’ makes motor insurance easy, adorable and convenientNairobi, Kenya, 21 April 2015…….APA Insurance has launched a new platform that allows motor vehicle insurance policyholders to pay their annual premiums online in up to six monthly installments.The payment platform dubbed ‘Mwezi kwa Mwezi’ that was developed in conjunction with Swahiba Insurance Agency is meant to make purchase of motor vehicle insurance easy, affordable and convenient. Usually, a whole year’s premium for...

21 April 2015 » A Nairobians Perspective

First hotel on African continent to be operated by Wyndham Hotel Group under management contract, complementing the company’s existing franchised portfolio DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, April 21, 2015/ -- Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), today announced the opening of the 139-room Ramada...

16 April 2015 » A Nairobians Perspective

Residents in Kibra and Langata constituency have been urged to come out in large number and participate in the on-going blood pressure screening project being carried out at Amref centre Laini saba grounds Kibra slums.Healthy Heart Africa in conjunction with Amref yesterday launched the free hypertension screening  as part of their  public education and awareness  activities  on cardiovascular health .The activities are also aimed at creating awareness of World Hypertension Day to be marked...

15 April 2015 » A Nairobians Perspective

For the past two weeks Nairobians have been bogged down by heavy traffic  Jams especially on the main feeder road; Mombasa Road and Uhuru Highway. I have been a strong proponent on the need for an efficient and reliable public transport system that can by necessity replace the usage of personal cars within the CBD. Rather than heavily invest on Roads the priority should have been rail and trams that operate on predetermined schedules as is the case in many developed Countries that use subways...

21 January 2015 » A Nairobians Perspective

Nairobi: January 21, 2015– Chase Bank is targeting the one-billion shilling horticultural sector as it braces for its next phase of growth, Chase Bank Business Development Director Ken Ouko, has said. “Horticultural sector is one of the key sectors in the Kenyan economy and as a bank we are keen in developing this sector,” said Mr Ouko. “Our agricultural division, Chase Agri offers financial solutions that are drawn from a deep understanding of the agricultural sector, as well as the diverse...

14 January 2015 » A Nairobians Perspective

Music content is already the second most popular mobile phone feature in sub-Saharan AfricaDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, January 14, 2015/ -- Tigo  today announced the launch of Tigo Music through a partnership with Deezer, the international music streaming service that will provide Tanzanians with unlimited music experience.Announcing the launch of the new service in Dar es Salaam, Tigo Brand Manager, William Mpinga said through pre-paid data bundles from January 24, Tigo customers will be able to...

27 November 2014 » A Nairobians Perspective

The first mobile money service in the world to pay profit to its users Tigo announced today the first of its regular quarterly payments worth 3bn/- (US $ 1.8 million) to Tigo Pesa users.  This payment comes three months after the company paid a staggering profit of TZS 14.25 billion (US $ 8.64 million) accumulated in the Tigo Pesa Trust Account to become the first mobile money service in the world to pay profit to its users. Tigo Pesa has a subscriber base of 3.6 million customers. (Tigo...

07 November 2014 » A Nairobians Perspective

Only a handful of people knew the man who Killed  terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden.... until yesterday! The man now is an international figure and a motivational speaker seeking to cash in a little glory for having pumped the bullet into the head of the worlds most wanted figure. Ex Seal Robert O Neil is the man , his former colleagues in Seal Team Six are unhappy though, they prefer remaining anonymous  both in and out of the service as "Silent Professionals"(See Letter from from Force...

04 November 2014 » A Nairobians Perspective

AMI and Development Diaries Announce Social Media Awards Jury and Advisory Board The African Media Initiative (AMI) is partnering with Development Diaries Ltd/GTE to present The Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA) – a premier continental initiative established to recognize and celebrate excellence, creativity and impact of social media. Toby Daniels, Founder, Social Media Week; Fred Swaniker, African Leadership Academy Founder and Eric Chinje, Chief Executive Officer, African Media Initiative (...

31 October 2014 » A Nairobians Perspective

Music Videos are becoming a powerful tool in modern day business environment especially in the social media scene, ever heard of Psys Gangnam , Beyonce's " All The Single Ladies” Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe,” and now the" Sha Nay Nay"(made after the legendary Martin Lawrence character 'Sheneneh Jenkins')  dance trending trending in the USA. Well corporates and Ad Agencies in the West have discovered the powerful marketing effect available in such self made videos and have gone ahead to...

21 October 2014 » A Nairobians Perspective

•            GE Africa awarded Green Investment Initiative of the Year•          GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt awarded Global Investment Personality of the Year•          The Ai Investment and Business Leader Awards reward exceptional business practices, economic achievements and investments across Africa. WASHINGTON, October 21, 2014/ -- General Electric Company (GE: NYSE)picked up two awards at this year’s Africa Investor (Ai) Investment and Business Leader Awards. GE Africa was awarded...

13 October 2014 » A Nairobians Perspective

 IEA World Energy Outlook Special Report finds that action in the energy sector could unleash an extra decade of growth LONDON, United-Kingdom, October 13, 2014/ -- Increasing access to modern forms of energy is crucial to unlocking faster economic and social development in sub Saharan Africa, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Africa Energy Outlook a Special Report in the 2014 World Energy Outlook series. More than 620 million people in the region (two-thirds of the...

10 October 2014 » A Nairobians Perspective

Nairobi: October 10, 2014: Uchumi Rights Issue enters the penultimate stage following approval by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA). In a statement CMA said the Authority was satisfied that the disclosures submitted by the company complied with regulatory requirements for public offers and listings. “Submission by Uchumi is sufficient and contained information that will enable investors make an informed decision on the Rights Issue,” the statement reads in part. Uchumi’s Chief...

07 October 2014 » A Nairobians Perspective

Mombasa- October 7th, 2014: Yesterday’s delays in service ferry services between Mombasa Island and the mainland were caused by unexpected rise in water tide, Kenya Ferry Services has disclosed. “This is a natural phenomenon,” said Kenya Ferry Services Managing Director Musa Hassan Musa. “We sorry that this incidence caused some disruptions of our ferry service on the evening of Monday, Dec. 6 at about 6.00pm. It was difficult boarding since ferries floated too high. We would like to report...

24 September 2014 » A Nairobians Perspective

Nairobi: September 24th, 2014: National bank has donated 15 desktop and 5 laptop computers value at Ksh1.7 million to the Teachers Service Commission to assist computerize the commission. Handing over the computers to TSC Secretary Gabriel Lengoiboni, National Bank Managing Director and CEO Munir Sheikh Ahmed said the donation underlines the bank’s full commitment to promoting capacity development as a pillar of its corporate social responsibility.  “We’re happy to donate these...

23 September 2014 » A Nairobians Perspective

Diamond Platnumz Tanzanian Bongo Singer @DiamondPlatnumz fans will certainly find this dance video beautiful but hilarious! Apparently University of Florida 2014  African Language Initiative(AFLi) Elementary Swahili students made an impressive dance video of the popular "Ngololo dance " tune and its generating quite a buzz online.You just have to appreciate the effort as Swahili is not their native tongue and attempting the rhythmic dance was clearly  a gargantuan task for them !Reminds me of...

18 September 2014 » A Nairobians Perspective

She has all the reasons to smile after putting her hand to event planning,modelling,book writing and blogging. Blogging paid off.On Tuesday she put up a blogpost flaunting her new 24 Million Naira Range Rover  and since then many Nigerians have turned to blogging to see whether fortune can come knocking her way.Linda Ikeji with three new CarsWe are yet to see a Kenyan make so much for blogging but the truth is we are heading there.Blogging is so influential case in point is Bizokulu post on...

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