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Ukheshe, KCB Bank in Deal to Boost East African Payment Services

Ukheshe, KCB Bank in Deal to Boost East African Payment Services

Ukheshe, South African fintech startup has introduced a new Bank Identification Number (BIN) deal with Kenya-based lender KCB Bank Kenya. The new deal will see KCB sponsor Ukheshe’s Bank Identification Number (BIN) number, which will allow the startup to immediately issue both physical and virtual cards across East Africa where KCB has an extensive footprint. […]
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Google Unveils $10M Grant to Kenya for Post Covid-19 Recovery

Google Unveils $10M Grant to Kenya for Post Covid-19 Recovery

American tech giant Google has announced a 10 million US dollar package to support Kenya’s post Covid-19 recovery efforts. The announcement was made Wednesday evening by Google’s Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai during a virtual meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta on the sidelines of a public discussion on digital transformation in Africa organised by the […]
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Why IT and Computer Science Degrees are a Good Choice to be Studied Online

Why IT and Computer Science Degrees are a Good Choice to be Studied Online

Many students in Africa have been faced with overwhelming challenges in accessing high-quality higher education. Traditionally, degrees have been accessible only on-campus and have been too expensive for less privileged students in Africa, especially from the sub-Saharan region. However, this norm has changed. Thanks to modern e-learning technology, world-class universities worldwide can offer online degree […]
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KNEC to hire 286,000 officers for KCSE & KCPE Exams

KNEC to hire 286,000 officers for KCSE & KCPE Exams

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has announced plans to hire 286,000 officers to supervise KCPE and KCSE examinations in March 2021. According to the body, the hiring exercise is expected to be completed by end of February which will see around 286,901 field officers including supervisors and invigilators expected to be contracted for the  2020 national […]
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Safaricom launches Electronic receipts MPesa Bill Manager for businesses

Safaricom launches Electronic receipts MPesa Bill Manager for businesses

Safaricom has announced the launch of an MPesa Bill Management service for MPesa customers offering electronic receipts. The new service provides MPesa customers with a single point where they can view all their bills, receive reminders and automate payment of bills. The innovation targets schools, landlords, utilities and other businesses with repeat payments, offering a […]
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IEBC meets BBI target verifies 1.14 million signatures

IEBC meets BBI target verifies 1.14 million signatures

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced that it has verified 1.14 million BBI signatures. This confirms that the commission has reached its target in a bid to take the BBI Bill to the 47 county assemblies. The 1,140,845 registered voters are out of the 4.2 million signatures collected by the BBI team […]
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Kenya Health Ministry deploy Robots in fight against Covid-19

Kenya Health Ministry deploy Robots in fight against Covid-19

Ministry of Health on Friday introduced three anti-epidemic robots which will assist in the fight against Covid-19. The three robots, donated at a cost of Ksh36 million by the United Nations Development Program, will minimize contact between doctors and patients further minimizing the risk of infections. The robots will be installed at Mbagathi Hospital, Kenyatta National […]
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