Facebook is hiring a Head of Public Policy for East Africa

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we’re building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and …

Ascent buys Limuru auto firm

Private Equity fund, Ascent Rift Valley Fund (ARVF) signed a deal to acquire Limuru based Auto Springs East Africa to angle for growing assembly market. Auto springs, the makers of spare parts industry including a variety of wiring harness, leaf springs, nuts, bolts, and washers to fit cars, trucks, and …

Moodys ratings sinks Kenyans junk bond ratings

Kenya foreign debt has been rated junk, non-investment grade speculative 11 ranks below the premium triple-A ratings given to America. Moodys downgraded Kenya’s overall ratings to B2 from B1, local debts from B2 to B3 and foreign loans from Ba2 to Ba3. Save for pricing, credit ratings have however diminished …

Don’t Let Money Be an Obstacle to Starting a Business

By Jayson DeMers, CEO Audience Bloom, I’ve found that a surprising number of professionals — the majority, in fact — have dreamed about, or at least considered, the possibility of becoming an entrepreneur. So why aren’t there more self-started businesses out there? One reason is that people are apprehensive — …

The Future of Corporate Governance is Good Relationship with Stakeholders

By Beatrice Meso  There is no person who is an island, not even corporate persons. As the Ubuntu philosophy asserts, ‘a person is a person through other people.’ We all depend on relationships to be who we are. Even corporate entities need a relationship, not just with their shareholders, but also their stakeholders …

Corporate Governance summit

The 2018 Corporate Governance Summit themed “good Governance for Good Citizenship” is set to kick off tomorrow at the Safari Park Hotel. Among Keynote speakers lined up for the two-day event are Professor Mervyn King, a corporate governance global guru and former justice of the Supreme Court of South Africa who is …

Why Africa needs to start focusing on the neglected issue of mental health

  The treatment gap for people living with mental illness in Africa is huge. Shutterstock By Crick Lund, University of Cape Town Mental health has historically been neglected on Africa’s health and development policy agenda. Faced with many challenges, including intractable poverty, infectious diseases, maternal and child mortality, as well …

African Academy of Sciences awards Sh1.1billion in grants to research in human genes

The African Academy of Sciences is awarding Sh1.1billion ($11 million) to four leading African researchers for research to accelerate the use of genomics to understand how the environment and human genes influence the susceptibility of Africans to certain diseases and their response to treatment. The grants are being awarded to …

Two vandals sentenced to 10 years imprisonment each

An Eldoret court has sentenced two suspects to 10 years imprisonment each after they were found guilty of stealing and vandalizing transformers. Wesley Rotich was apprehended at Ngeria area of Uasin Gishu county on 7th June 2016 while vandalizing a 200KVA transformer worth KShs.2.5 million while James Ngondoli was arrested on …