Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Enterprise, Tech and Innovation

Enterprise, Tech and Innovation

Mobile money transfer charges to go up as Rotich increases duty to 12%

Kenyans will be forced to dig deeper into their pockets to get mobile money transfer services. Treasury CS Henry Rotich, in budget estimates read on Thursday, introduced a 12 per cent excise duty on mobile...

Toward Future Smart Cities – lessons from around the world

Historically, the growth of cities and their development has always been haphazard. For instance, the growth of Nairobi was based on the needs of the then new railway line that ran through to the...

Alibaba’s Ma hopes Beijing 2022 can be smarter, cheaper, faster

Billionaire Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma foresees an Olympics that is better for fans and athletes and is more economical -- and hopes Beijing 2022 will be the pinnacle of that vision. Ma's e-commerce giant in...

KENYAN YOUTH ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR GRANTS FROM THE QUEEN’S COMMONWEALTH TRUST FOR...

On Tuesday January 30th 2018 Mrs Nicola Brentnall MVO, Director at the Queens Trust and Mr. Jamie Webb, Strategic Philanthropy Consultant and Charity Advisor paid a courtesy call on the High Commissioner H.E. Lazarus...

Former street child escapes poverty through enterprise

Isaac Karimi, a scrap metal dealer in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado, says he is optimistic his children will grow up to achieve the highest education in the land. The 33-year-old father of three never went to school after...

YouTube labels state-sponsored news as rules tighten

YouTube on Friday began labeling news broadcasts that get government money as it vowed to be stricter about content at the globally popular online video-sharing service. A feature being rolled out in the US displays...
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150 NBK employees to join growing list of banks lay-off

NAIROBI, KENYA: The National Bank of Kenya (NBK) will send home 150 employees by February 1, 2018 in a fresh round of restructuring aimed at keeping the embattled lender afloat. In a statement, NBK said...

Kenya’s Nakumatt Supermarkets goes into administration

Nakumatt, which expanded from a mattress shop in a rural town to have branches across Kenya and East Africa, was forced to shut more than a dozen outlets last year as it struggled to...

Kenya’s Jambojet to start flights to Uganda next month

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Nairobi based budget airline Jambojet is set to expand its wings in East Africa with the launch of a double daily flight between Nairobi and Entebbe starting Feburary 14, 2018. Jambojet’s...

Sale of sugar mills to private investors concludes in August

The Privatisation Commission plans to complete the sale of five state-owned sugar mills by August 2018, removing the most important excuse Kenya has used to lock out cheap sugar from regional economies. The commission said...