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...

Ken on 29th May

The following is pictorial evidence as to how thieves are draining money from your account without shedding any blood and surprisingly with your cooperation. Please read through the article and spread the word. Image sourced from Fina Bank What he is doing is placing a trap in the ATM machine to “capture” the next user’s card: Altering...

Ken on 18th Apr

Lets Do Business.  NTV business news journalist Larry Madowo is finally leaving the station. There had been many false alarms previously that Larry was leaving the media house for the monied CCTV. Many reporters were snapped by the Chinese entrant and are said to be earning well above what they previously were.  Larry Madowo has been very instrumental...

Ken on 23rd Mar

Still wondering why Los Blancos Is the richest club. If you’ve been wondering why Real Madrid has been named the richest club in the world year after year, this is why. In 2015, the Spanish La Liga leaders will open an amazing man made island resort in the United Arab Emirates.  The mega project, called Real Madrid Resort Island will host...

Ken on 18th Mar

The Thai billionaire responsible for the globally popular energy drink Red Bull has died at the age of 89. Chaleo Yoovidhya founded  T.C. Pharmaceuticals 30 years ago and the production of Red Bull started. In 1984, Chaleo partnered with an Austrian company and since then, Red Bull has become a global phenomenon. Chaleo was ranked 205th on the Forbes...

Ken on 16th Jan

World track champion Usain Bolt, will be the face of Virgin Media latest advertisement promoting the fastest internet broadband connection in the UK, at 120 mbps. ( Safaricom speed is 21mbps, on paper, but you will be very very lucky to reach a quarter of that). The ad, directed by director of comedy movie, Horrible Bosses Seth Gordon started airing...

Ken on 14th Jan

Rumour has it that SK Macharia has gone shopping for a chopper. The media mogul is reported by Jackal News to have departed for the United states on Monday together with part of his family to identify the perfect helicopter for his media empire. Some months ago the star newspaper, on its corridors segment had reported that one media station was planning...

Ken on 03rd Jan

Reverse calling is here with us courtesy of yuMobile. The service which entails the receiver of the call footing the bill, was introduced today first and exclusively by the same network offering free Facebook browsing. The service, code name Pay4me-6565 allows people with little or no credit to request the receiver of a call to pay for the talk time....

Ken on 02nd Jan

The popularity of Facebook has motivated many products and many don’t know that there is a Facebook phone. With this phone, you are required to log in to your Facebook account every time you switch on. It is manufactured by Alcatel, for Vodafone and its affiliates among them Safaricom and now, Safaricom has introduced it in Kenya for only sh...

Ken on 30th Dec

Deacons Kenya has expanded its presence in the region by opening two outlets namely Mr Price and Mr Price Home brands in Kigali, Rwanda. They are located at the ultra modern Kigali City Towers which also houses a Nakumatt branch. The investment came at a cost of sh 120 million, about $1.5million. Rwanda has over the past few years experienced great...

Ken on 29th Dec

What do you do when you are the world’s best paid footballer? You don’t have to answer that.. Samuel Eto’o has just launched a mobile network in his native country of Cameroon. Set’Mobile was launched in the capital Douala and becomes the third mobile network in Cameroon after MTN and Orange. Ironically, prior to launching Set’Mobile,...

Ken on 16th Dec

The secret recipe of Coca Cola, that has been under lock and key in a bank vault in Atlanta since1925, is finally in the open. The priceless list of ingredients was carefully moved to a new vault that is now on display at the World of Coca-Cola Museum in downtown Atlanta. Visitors will be able to see the vault and just that. The vault can only be...

Ken on 15th Dec

Social networking service, Tagged announced that it had acquired Hi5 for an undisclosed fee. Hi5 was at one time only second to Facebook and Myspace in terms of popularity but things started to turn around for it and it never recovered. Last year it announced massive lay offs. Tagged on the other hand has been on an upward trend increasing its work...

Ken on 13th Dec

Inflation may be going up with everyone striking or wanting to strike but this is not stopping Kenyans from having some fun. Huawei has announced that they have sold over 130,000 ideos phones in the Kenyan market since launching it last year. That means that with an ideos retailing at 8500, Kenyans have used over one billion to buy this smart device....

Ken on 06th Dec

Morocco recently opened the largest shopping mall in Africa and top five largest in the world. The shopping mall has been under construction since 2007 and has taken over 255 million US dollars, about 20 billion Kenya shillings. All this money has been spread over an area of a few hectares. It will contain over 300 big shops including some of the...

Ken on 10th Jun

If you own a phone, you can now get the stories you love straight to your phone without much loading required. The official nairobi wire. app  is now available free of charge in ovi store. just click  the image  and pap! you’ve got it. ...

Ken on 10th Jun

During the celebration of Les Paul 96th birthday, google dsigned its best doodle ever and the reception was WOW!. googlers around the world tried their ‘electric guitar prowess’ by recording themselves playing the guitar. The guitar which may have passed some people as any other doodle was alive. That I had mentioned here. Google was overwhelmed...