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Five lessons drawn from AAR Insurance PR failure

AAR Insurance facts

On March 25, 2019, AAR Insurance, one of the largest insurers in Kenya was involved in a social media spat with one of its clients, activist Boniface Mwangi.

Uber acquires rival to solidify footprint in North Africa and ME

Uber Careem merger

Uber has flexed its financial muscle and widened the scope of its operation in North Africa and the Middle East (ME) by acquiring its main rival Careem. Uber coughed USD 3.1 billion

New 24 hour business TV channel launched in Kenya

Metropol TV Kenya

There is a new 24 hour TV station in town, and its service will be dedicated to offering business news and analysis. Metropol TV was launched Tuesday, 26 March, 2019. While speaking during the launch at Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi, the Metropol Group Managing Director Sam Omukoko said the station

How new Space Agency will help farmers boost food production

Kenya Space Agency

The newly established Kenya Space Agency will mine data of satellite imagery going back to two decades as the country works towards finding new strategies to boost farming in the wake of erratic weather patterns.

Ekeza sacco scandal

Ekeza Gakuyo lawyer

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has finally signed an MoU with the Commissioner for Cooperatives sector to audit the lifestyles of sacco managers in a bid to curb corruption. The MoU signed Monday 25th, March 2019 gives the anticorruption agency the power to scrutinize the wealth of sacco staff

Latest news on the controversial NIIMS also known as Huduma Namba

NIIMS latest news photo

In the latest news on Huduma Namba, we have established that the Kenya Senate suspended the NIIMS registration exercise until the government answered pertinent questions.

How to send MPESA to Airtel Money

Airtel Money to Safaricom Image

You can send money across networks. That means you can send mobile money from MPESA to Airtel Money or T-Kash and vice-versa. Follow the process below to send money from MPESA to Airtel Money: Dial *234#Select Option 1. MPESA products. (You will see a list of products. Scroll to the end)Enter 98: More (This

MPESA transaction rates 2019

MPESA rates

The MPESA transaction rates 2019 are still the same since they were adjusted by the Financial Bill 2018. Following implementation of the bill, mobile money transactions attract an excise duty of 15 percent. Before the bill was effected, excise duty was pegged at 10 percent. MPESA to MPESA rates in KES Min

How to use MPESA on Ali Express

AliExpress MPESA

MPESA and Ali Express entered a partnership in May 2019 to enable customers on the e-commerce platform make mobile payments when buying goods. This is an addition on the MPESA Global initiatives which have seen the premier Safaricom service make deals with several fintech companies for easy financial transactions across

Governors Startup Challenge 2019 Open for Submission


The Governors Startup Challenge (GSC) is a flagship program of Youth Empowerment Program Initiative (YEPI), designed to help young entrepreneurs to learn, design and earn by building sustainable businesses