Monday, January 24, 2022

Kenya invites global bids for setting up COVID-19 vaccine plant

Kenya has moved closer to constructing Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing plant after the country opened bids for the investment. Through an international tender advertised by the Kenya Bio Vax Institute, Kenya seeks a consultant for the firm’s assembly and installation sites. The State is at the same time looking for a company to design, build, commission, and maintain a fully-fledged vaccine manufacturing...

Kenya COVID-19 vaccination drive targets colleges, varsities

Starting February, the ministry of Health will conduct Covid-19 vaccination drives in schools and institutions of higher learning as the country seeks to boost uptake of the jab. Kenya vaccines deployment taskforce chairman Dr Willis Akhwale said the uptake among teenagers has been low, with latest data from the ministry indicating that 30,351 doses have so far been administered to teenagers between 15 and...
Jumia Food

Jumia Food spices offerings with free deliveries on Mondays

Jumia Food customers will enjoy free delivery services every Monday as the online shopping company moves to shore up its presence in the Kenyan market. Apart from helping reduce person-to-person interaction as part of the measures to check the spread of Covid-19, the new development is aimed at encouraging even more consumers to support restaurants. Head of Commercial Jumia Food Kenya,...
Equity Group

Equity’s Till Number platform loops all digital wallets for merchants

Similar to Safaricom M-PESA Till numbers which have made the payment of goods and services simple, Equity Bank has rolled out a centralized digital payment solution for merchants, dubbed One Equity Till Number. The platform, a first in the Kenyan market, however, differs from what M-PESA offers in that it has an interoperability feature that enables merchants to receive payments from multiple payment channels...




Diaspora remittances

December diaspora inflows up 17 percent to Sh40 billion

Kenyans living and working in the diaspora wired home a record Kes39.8 billion (US$350.6 million), compared to $299.6 million (Sh33.9 billion) recorded...
fuel prices

Fuel stabilization scheme keeps oil prices unchanged

Motorists will continue paying the current pump prices for the next one month as the government continues to deploy the petroleum stabilization...


Kenyans to mark second Labour Day under Covid curbs, record job losses

For the second year running, Kenya will be marking the worker’s day in subdued fashion due to Covid-19 curbs that restrict public...

Mauritius lender takes Chase Bank deposits at 6.65 per cent

The conclusion of the Chase Bank SBM deal after Central Bank adjusted lending rates has handed depositors a Sh150 million haircut after the rate...

Kenyatta hospital board asks management to consider relocating breastfeeding mothers

Four days after the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) rape allegations came up, here is what institutions board has to say. Read full statement


Are you made for film? Multichoice academy wants to turn you...

A significant number of budding actors in Kenya could lose once in a lifetime chance to hone their skills as the applications...

Kenya to develop Africa’s first ICT services accessibility standard

Kenya is set to come up with National ICT Accessibility Standard, a first in Africa, as the country seeks to help people...