• 4 Dec 2020 - A recent study by Kaspersky indicates that Kenya is now Africa’s easiest target for cybercriminals. According to the report, the East African country accounted for more than 1 out of every 2 million online attacks on the continent. Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, estimated…
  • 4 Dec 2020 - The Co-operative Bank has awarded a total of 5 million shillings to the top four fintechs in the just concluded Akili Kali Innovation Challenge. Of the four winning fintechs, three are operated by Kenyans while the fourth has some foreign interest. The top four are Chamasoft Ltd, Awamu Kenya Ltd,…
  • 4 Dec 2020 - National Treasury to reinstate old tax rates on PAYE and VAT from 1st January 2021 as Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani says government revenues dipped significantly due to Covid-19 measures. CS Yatani says the government will continue to cushion low-income earners by retaining 100 percent tax…
  • 4 Dec 2020 - The M-PESA Foundation has committed KES 22.5 million to improve menstrual hygiene among teenage girls as part of Safaricom’s 20th-anniversary celebrations. The Foundation in partnership with NGO Huru International will distribute sanitary towels and offer sexual and reproductive health education to…
  • 4 Dec 2020 - Reusable sanitary towels Specification is a first edition guideline whose objective is to offer quality and affordable reusable sanitary pads especially for women and girls in low-income areas who are currently forced to use clothes or other unhygienic materials or for students, they are forced to…
  • 4 Dec 2020 - Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has approved an additional standard with the aim to enhance the quality and safety of face masks produced locally. The Kenya Standard – KS 2924:2020, Personal Protective Equipment – Face Masks – Masks for public use – Requirements and Test Methods, prescribes…
  • 4 Dec 2020 - Telkom has made senior appointments aimed at building its leadership bench strength; fortifying its operations and customer service excellence and aligning these with its new strategic direction. Claire Munene and Saddiq Mwai join as the new Director, Customer Experience, and the Director of…
  • 4 Dec 2020 - At the recent AfricaCom event from November 9-12, part of the virtual Africa Tech Festival, Huawei held an online IP Gala conference with its industry partners to introduce the Key Architecture Index (KAI) and share its applications. The theme of the conference was “Leading intelligent IP networks…
  • 4 Dec 2020 - The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) has issued a global alert to law enforcement agencies around the world warning them that organized crime networks may try to sell fake Covid-19 vaccines or steal real supplies. The global police coordination agency, based in France, said on…
  • 4 Dec 2020 - According to the National Aids Control Council (NACC) report, some 20,363 children below 14 years of age gave birth in public hospitals last year after being defiled. The youngest mothers were aged 10 years. The report, released by NACC chair Angeline Siparo, shows that thousands of children were…
  • 4 Dec 2020 - The Co-operative Bank of Kenya has been named this year’s Bank of The Year in Kenya, in The Ft Banker 2020 Awards run by the Financial Times of London. “As Co-op Bank implements its digitization strategy plans, it is enjoying gains from increased efficiency and enhanced digital offerings to its…
  • 4 Dec 2020 - Johnnie Walker brand has turned 200 years, cementing itself as one of the longest brands that have maintained the label and taste. The first bottle of Johnnie Walker was sold in 1820 at small groceries in Kilmarnock, Scotland by John Walker. The month-long campaign will be marked through various…
  • 4 Dec 2020 - The fourth episode of the House Of Trace is running today, live on both YouTube and Facebook pages courtesy of Trace East Africa. The YouTube Link: https://youtube.com/user/TRACETV Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/traceeasternafrica/  Today, Dj Lisney and Dj Cibin will be ruling the airwaves…
  • 4 Dec 2020 - If you want to showcase your creative skills and earn money on the side, you might as well consider a freelance gig as a digital artist. According to Payscale, freelance graphic designers with one to four years’ experience in Kenya could earn up to KSh 470,000. Meanwhile, independent digital…
  • 3 Dec 2020 - On Thursday, December 3rd, the High Court ordered the State to refund money to all Kenyans who were illegally forced into quarantine due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Justice James Makau ruled that the government should refund in full the money collected from persons who were quarantined and were…
  • 3 Dec 2020 - Kenya has revived plans to increase fees for students enrolled at public universities from next year. Private institutions are considering similar plans, spelling doom for students who could be paying at least double the current charges next year. While appearing before the National Assembly…
  • 3 Dec 2020 - TechnoServe, in partnership with the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), is hosting its 4th Virtual Micro Retail Stakeholder Forum on 9th December with the theme Adopting Digital Solutions to Overcome Key Micro-Retail Challenges. Micro retailers, like other industries, have been…
  • 3 Dec 2020 - The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) funding university students has been reduced from 45,000 shillings to 37, 000 shillings. According to HELB CEO, Charles Ringera said that they had reduced the loans from Ksh 45,000 shillings to Ksh 37,000 shillings due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic…
  • 3 Dec 2020 - As other shares at the Nairobi Securities Exchange continue to feel the heat of the Covid-19 pandemic on their returns, giant telecommunications company, Safaricom, seems to be having a field days with its share sailing through. According to data contained on the Business Daily, Safaricom share has…
  • 3 Dec 2020 - Safaricom has continued dominating the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) as the top mover. On Wednesday, the telecommunications giant moved 13.89 million shares with a market capitalization of 1.32 trillion shillings. The second top mover of the day was Equity Group who sold 8.55 million shares…
  • 2 Dec 2020 - Kenya has always thrived on the wheels of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The sector has been and is still key in empowering people economically, facilitating financial inclusion, and enhancing daily economic activities in the country. In a country whose unemployment rate has been rising with…
  • 2 Dec 2020 - Bars in Kenya will only open to operate during the festive season if bar owners fully adopt the new guidelines that the government has issued to help combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. According to the statement, the Pubs Entertainment and Restaurants’ Association, Bar Hotels Liquor Traders…
  • 2 Dec 2020 - King Fahad Referral Hospital in Lamu county will now offer critical health services for expectant women after the Safaricom Foundation invested 13 million shillings in the renovation and equipping of the unit. The hospital, which previously referred pregnant women who needed critical care services…
  • 2 Dec 2020 - Blaze by Safaricom has held a two-day career and skills fair among youth aged between 18 and 26 years. The first of a kind digital career fair aimed at engaging, educating, and empowering young Kenyans across the country by training them on career development, entrepreneurial skills, personal…
  • 2 Dec 2020 - The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) is set to lose about 26.9percent or at least 15 billion shillings in defaulted student loans amid job cuts and a freeze in hiring in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The 15 Billion shillings account for 26.9 percent of loans that risk falling into default…
  • 2 Dec 2020 - Aid Agencies said that a strawberry-flavored tablet for children living with HIV will be rolled out in African countries in 2021, the first generic pediatric version of a key anti-retroviral available even for babies. According to reports, Benin, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda, and Zimbabwe are due…
  • 2 Dec 2020 - The “Digital Intelligence Index” by Fletcher School at Tufts University shows that in emerging and developing economies such as Kenya, there is strong and growing digital demand – one example is that of social media use and mobile payment adoption. In the Index done in partnership with Mastercard,…
  • 2 Dec 2020 - 551 people tested positive for the virus on November 1st, from a sample size of 4,675 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 84,169 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. Of the cases, 525 are Kenyans while 26 are foreigners. The new cases are from; Nairobi 212, Kilifi 39, Mombasa…
  • 2 Dec 2020 - Kenya is a youthful country. According to the latest census report, 73 percent of Kenya’s population is below 35. For a country to be youthful it is a good thing, but for it to have a huge unemployed youthful population, it loses the meaning and the pride of being “youthful.” The truth is there is…
  • 2 Dec 2020 - As the second wave of Covid-19 continues to sweep across Kenya, and as people continue losing jobs and businesses shutting down, the cost of living and rising and weighing heavily on the shoulders of Kenyans who have nowhere to turn to for help. Stats released by the Kenya National Bureau of…