Interviews

Analysts call for reforms in banking sector

Kenya’s ailing sector finds itself in indeterminate state By Bonface Otieno Kanyamwaya The combined effects of a volatile banking sector, an austerity campaign by the National Treasury and a general economic slowdown have conspired to create a toxic brew that has darkened the economic outlook for East Africa’s largest economy. The word in policy circles […]
Read more

Technology reshapes the dental industry

Skye Dental has a mission to restore the smiles of East Africa’s citizens   By Brian Yatich Being injected in the mouth is one of the most painful experiences one can endure, especially if you have to sit for an hour in a dentist’s chair.   Research has shown that fear of pain is the […]
Read more

Keeping your vehicle and building safe

When Macharia’s uncle was carjacked, he swore to teach criminals a lesson By Boniface Kanyamwaya Kelvin Macharia was born in June 1990 in Nakuru County. As a student at Nakuru High School, he was distressed by cockroaches, ants and flies that would find their way into his dormitory. He began to experiment with extracts from […]
Read more

Vodacom pulls plug on mobile money service M-Pesa in SA

Vodacom will discontinue its mobile money service M-Pesa in South Africa after it failed to attract enough support in its slow-growing home market, the telecommunications firm said on Monday. The service, which enables text message transactions on mobile phones, has been hugely popular in Kenya and Tanzania, but Vodacom sees little prospect of achieving a […]
Read more

Pesabazaar.com takes on insurance companies in Kenya

PesaBazaar.com has launched a Sh 40 million insurance price comparison web portal to the Kenyan market, the service allows consumers to compare premiums and features of similar insurance products and services at a glance. The portal will enable customers to freely and conveniently compare and purchase a wide range of insurance products at the click of a button. […]
Read more

“Eye in the Sky” to premiere in Kenya

Local multimedia and film firm, Planet Media Cinemas, has announced plans to screen a recently released Hollywood movie set in Kenya which features the terrorism challenges in the East and Horn of Africa. As part of Planet Media -a division of Nakumatt Holdings- strategic efforts to ensure the local release of global box office hits on […]
Read more

Orange Announces $ 85M Investment In AIG

Orange has announced the acquisition of a US $ 85.5 Million equity interest in Africa Internet Group, joining AXA, Goldman Sachs and longstanding investors MTN Group, Millicom and Rocket Internet. Through this investment, which will be accompanied by a series of strategic partnerships between the subsidiaries of the two groups, Orange will help Jumia and […]
Read more