Jadiah Mwarania: on how Kenya-Re is banking on CSR

By James Ratemo, jratemo@gmail.com

For any company that values its reputation, giving back to the community is key to boosting its brand awareness and cultivating good will among its clientele. Continue reading

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Setback for Kenya’s digital migration journey as KBC, K24 back to analogue

Picture 30The drama that has bedeviled Kenya’s Digital broadcasting journey is far from over.

Two free-to-air stations have ditched digital platform citing poor reach of the platform.

National broadcaster, KBC, and Mediamax’s channel K24 are now airing their programs in analogue format saying most Kenyans are yet to purchase set-top-boxes meaning digital TV reach is still limited. Continue reading

Mobile app, iafya, rich in health information

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Kenyan health workers are using a mobile app to learn and educate the masses on health principles.

Dubbed ‘iAfya’, the tool by Avallain Limited, a social enterprise based in Switzerland and Kenya, is already being used as a professional companion by health workers at Coptic hospital.

The tool is gaining prominence since the mobile phone has become ubiquitous (widely available) in Kenya and the region. Continue reading

Vincent Lobry is the new Telkom Kenya CEO

“Change of Guard: Board Chair of Orange Telkom Kenya, Eddy Njoroge (centre) congratulates Vincent Lobry (right), the new Chief Executive Officer of the company, upon his appointment which takes effect September 4, 2014. Mickael Ghossein, the immediate former Chief Executive of Telkom Kenya (left) becomes Senior Vice President of Orange Business Services – Middle East.

“Change of Guard: Board Chair of Orange Telkom Kenya, Eddy Njoroge (centre) congratulates Vincent Lobry (right), the new Chief Executive Officer of the company, upon his appointment which takes effect September 4, 2014. Mickael Ghossein, the immediate former Chief Executive of Telkom Kenya (left) becomes Senior Vice President of Orange Business Services – Middle East.

Vincent Lobry is the new Chief Executive Officer for Telkom Kenya taking over from Mickael Ghossein.

Mickael Ghossein has been appointed Senior Vice President of Orange Business Services – Middle East. Continue reading

Kenyan journalists who successfully completed the MOOC Data- driven Journalism course

The list below is a list of all students that scored 17 or higher on the Final Exam Quiz, applied for the certificate, and agreed to have their names listed on the DDJ website

Kenya Oscar Alochi Mr website
Kenya Anja Bengelstorff Africa Correspondent
Kenya Burhan Farah Hassan Journalist website
Kenya Hellen Githaiga Online Subeditor
Kenya Patrick Kibet Journalist
Kenya Kinuthia Mburu Journalist
Kenya Harry Misiko Mr/journalist (sub-editor) website
Kenya Whitney Mwangi Freelance Journalist website
Kenya Sophia Mbugua Broadcast Journalist
Kenya Fred Mbugua Online Editor website
Kenya Lynette Mukami Sub-editor, Business Daily Africa website
Kenya Dauglas Mwanga Journalist website
Kenya Samuel Njihia Online Editor website
Kenya Percila Njira Freelance
Kenya Rose Odengo Journalist website
Kenya Winnie Osika Freelance Journalist
Kenya Dorothy Otieno Journalist website
Kenya James Ratemo Digital Media Trainer/ Journalist website
Kenya Millie Wachira Visual Communication Specialist

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Kenya: Mobile subscribers up 1.8 percent to 31.8 million

Mobill phones have had a great impact in Kenya's economy

Mobill phones have had a great impact in Kenya’s economy

Number of mobile subscribers in Kenya rose 1.8 percent to reach 31.8 million in the first quarter of  2014. In its quarterly review of the sector, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) reports tha this trend is similar to that observed over the last two years where quarter-on-quarter growth has remained below 2 per cent. The same period of the previous year had recorded a decline of 2.9 per cent. Continue reading

Nairobi adopts e-payment for ease, parking

images-124The Nairobi City County (NCC) Government has moved to ease payment for services and streamline revenue collection by switching to e-payments for its services such as Matatu seasonal ticketing and rent collection for its estates and market stalls.

Speaking when the e-payment module went live, Dr. Evans Kidero, the Nairobi City County Governor said e-payment for land rates and Single Business Permit were already operational and had helped ease long queues at City Hall. Continue reading