Ken on 28th Oct

Kenya is home to East Africa’s top business leaders who control a huge chunk of the region’s economy. They form the inner circle of economic strategy formulation in Kenya and are the drivers of the private sector. In terms of personal wealth, they are some of the wealthiest individuals not only in Kenya but also in Africa. Kenya’s political...

Ken on 01st Oct

Bad News For Nairobi As Aljazeera Walks Out Reports by Business Week Magazine indicate that Aljazeera has dropped plans to launch its Swahili news channel. For several months now, the media company had been reported to be in the process of setting up base in Nairobi for what would have seen the birth of Aljazeera Swahili. The Nairobi base would have...

Ken on 12th Sep

Uhuru Milele After weeks of speculation, Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta has finally acquired Milele FM. Uhuru had been reported severally to be eyeing the radio station through his company, MediaMax. He is reported to have acquired Milele FM together with another station, Mbaitu FM. The DPM through Mediamax now owns 4 radio stations: Kameme...

Ken on 28th Aug

So Much More Exploitation For a long time now, people have been suffering in the hands of the biggest Pay TV provider in Kenya, DSTV. Taking advantage of their exclusive rights to air English Premier League games, Multichoice has continued to charge very high fees. A few years back, it was thought that whatever DSTV was charging was the industry...

Ken on 28th Aug

So Much More Exploitation For a long time now, people have been suffering in the hands of the biggest Pay TV provider in Kenya, DSTV. Taking advantage of their exclusive rights to air English Premier League games, Multichoice has continued to charge very high fees. A few years back, it was thought that whatever DSTV was charging was the industry...

Ken on 13th Aug

Mathai supermarket, Ruiru branch chief cashier, Helen Nyokabi Nyakinyua was last week arraigned before a Thika court after she was charged for stealing Sh1.8 million from her employer.  Nyakinyua is alleged to have stolen the money on August 6th. The cash was a one week collection which she should have banked at the end of the week but failed to. The...

Ken on 20th Jul

“The service is in use by Safaricom employees on pilot basis” It will soon be easy for mobile phone users to recover their contacts should they lose their handsets. To make this a reality, Safaricom will introduce a new service, known as ‘Okoa Sim’ designed to ease the pain of losing contacts when handsets are lost or stolen by offering...

Ken on 18th Jul

Typically, women in Africa have been seen as homemakers or agriculturalists, yet a new breed of empowered women across the continent have managed to forage a way in business, whether through family connections, governmental patronage or sheer entrepreneurship. Below, Tom Jackson profiles the ten richest females on the continent. Mama Ngina Kenyatta The...

Ken on 03rd Jul

Image by The Jackal News Capital fm’s transmission capability was last night put to the test after their transmission studio collapsed, Jackal News is reporting. It is said that engineers worked overtime to set up the Outside Broadcasting van, located outside International Life House and it is the one currently being used.   Capital...

Ken on 07th Jun

Safaricom Plans on Doing Away With Scratch Cards. On Madaraka day, Safaricom subscribers received a pleasant surprise when they were awarded 50% bonus airtime above what they topped up. It may have come out as just another promotional service by Safaricom meant to build customer loyalty and to push up sales but it is emerging that there was more...