February 25th 2018


Arsenal welcomes WorldRemit as first-ever official online money transfer partner

Free Press Correspondent | Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 17:11 EAT

WorldRemit was founded by Chief Executive Officer Ismail Ahmed, to offer a better way to send small sums of money more frequently, bringing family and friends closer together - wherever they are.

Menyesha by TransUnion Makes Getting Credit-Ready Easy for Rwandans

Free Press Correspondent | Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 16:41 EAT

The range of functionality that Menyesha offers allows a faster and much more efficient way for consumers to become credit ready in preparation for loan applications, clearing their debts and obtaining vital credit clearance certificates through a single digital solution.

Twitter introduces special emoji for UN Climate Change Conference #COP23

Free Press Correspondent | Tuesday, 07 Nov 2017 13:41 EAT

Given the urgency of climate action and huge number of cities, regions, businesses and investors, along with many civil society organizations who are present in Bonn and who are using Twitter to engage audiences, we expect to see that number far exceeded.

Safaricom Spark Fund invests in iProcure

Trizza Kimani | Monday, 11 Sep 2017 18:15 EAT

We share an underlying belief, with Safaricom, that small holder farmers are essential to our nation's food security, and look forward to playing our part in improving the welfare of farmers across Kenya," said Nicole Galletta, Chief Operations Officer, iProcure.

eBay Partners with Mall for Africa to Bring African Handmade Goods to US

Free Press Correspondent | Sunday, 03 Sep 2017 18:00 EAT

Mall for Africa provides African consumers a platform to purchase items directly from over 200 of the best US and UK retailers in the world. As a leader in the industry, MFA manages every step of the order process, offering its customers a simple, secure and convenient solution to online shopping.

A Kenyan Guide to 24 Hours in Dubai, other cities

Free Press Correspondent | Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017 19:19 EAT

Kenyans have also taken advantage of this trend to travel during their weekends. This has contributed to domestic tourism and travel across borders in East Africa.

Communication Authority to roll out National Addressing System

Jack Otwala | Wednesday, 07 Jun 2017 12:07 EAT

CAK has formed a NAS Strategy Development and Implementation Committee charged with the role of ensuring the establishment of a NAS with consistent and uniform standards throughout Kenya.

Secretariat tips nominees on winning OLX Social Media Awards

Liza Makena | Wednesday, 07 Jun 2017 11:36 EAT

The annual Olx SoMA Awards, which is in its fifth year, is used to recognize and reward individuals who have made good use of social media to positively impact society.

CAK statistics indicates that among the most popular social media platforms are Facebook with over 6 million active users, Twitter (1.7million), Instagram (2 million), LinkedIn (I.3 million) and Snapchat, which has about 500,000 members.

Sportsmen lead pack of  OLX Social Media Awards  2017 nominees

Mary Muthoni | Wednesday, 24 May 2017 14:47 EAT

The annual Awards are used to recognize and reward individuals who have made good use of social media to positively impact society. Voting for the nominees, which began yesterday will take a month and end ahead of the Gala Dinner on June 23 when winners will be announced.

OLX social media awards 2017 nominees list is out

Liza Makena | Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:31 EAT

Previous winners who will be the first crop of SoMA alumni to be lunched at the Awards Gala include telecommunication giant Safaricom, Daniel Ndambuki of the popular TV comedy show, Churchill Live show, Citizen TV Kenya, Afro-Pop band Sauti Sol and human rights activist Boniface Mwangi.

Econet Media CEO Joseph Hundah said, "We are seeing increasing integration across our related industries in telecommunications and media. Through our partnership we will be able to leverage our collective strengths to give customers a world-class video service through the fastest network in Kenya.”

Nominations open for 2017 OLX Social Media Awards

Liza Makena | Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017 12:37 EAT

Speaking on today’s launch, SoMA Director Martin Muli said the influential Awards will focus on celebrating achievements that have been realized in the digital space since 2013 while creating awareness on responsible use of social media ahead of the August General Elections.

Over 170 million people in Africa access Facebook every month

David Jagongo | Wednesday, 05 Apr 2017 16:34 EAT

Facebook executives Carolyn Everson, VP Global Marketing Solutions and Nicola Mendelsohn, VP EMEA, attended the launch of the new office together with Ntshingila, the firm saisd in a press news item dispatched by the African Press Organization (APO).

''Inward remittances reached a record value of just under $161m in November 2016, according to the Central Bank of Kenya, making it one of the nation’s top earners'', says the report, released to mark the the 10th anniversary of M-PESA, the biggest mobile money service in Kenya.

“Our strategy is to continuously provide customers with more of their favorite content. The new team will play major a role as part of the wider team in delivering the experience our customers deserve, and we are determined to put this at the center of our internal culture and values,” said Isaboke.

US-based IT firm servicing Kenyan banks under probe for bribery

Free Press Reporter | Saturday, 10 Dec 2016 16:33 EAT

Locally, Cognizant is working with KCB and Faulu Bank to assist with their core banking system transformation initiative. These institutions must pay close attention to this development in order to be prepared to ward off any negative consequences to them that may arise due to fallout of the probe.

Kenyan students have more time to enter DStv competition

Tobbie Wekesa | Friday, 18 Nov 2016 19:55 EAT

Participants not only stand a chance to win great prizes within their respective countries but overall winners will be rewarded with a trip of a lifetime for the overall winning essay – a trip with his/her parent/legal guardian to Eutelsat in Paris, France and onwards to a spaceport to attend a live

The CEO attributed the decline to low incomes. “We have also lost a lot of subscribers in the last year in sub-Saharan Africa, people have just not been able to afford it,” he said.

Huawei sponsors nine top ICT students for China study

Tobbie Wekesa | Thursday, 13 Oct 2016 18:02 EAT

During the two weeks spent in China, the students will study and gain work experience as well as enable them gain exposure to Chinese culture and cross-cultural work experience in a globalized business environment,” said Mr Yu.

Samsung Electronics in top ten best global brands

Free Press Correspondent | Monday, 10 Oct 2016 18:17 EAT

Samsung Electronics has once more been named amongst the world’s Top Ten brands and the only mobile, TV and home appliances manufacturer to make it to the list for 2016.

ShowMax pioneers new approach to mobile video in Kenya

Free Press Correspondent | Wednesday, 05 Oct 2016 15:38 EAT

ShowMax features local favourites such as Real Househelps of Kawangware, Churchill Live, Auntie Boss, and Kona, as well as popular series and movies from Hollywood like Mr Robot, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Blue Bloods, and The Good Wife.

Capital Markets Authority launches resource centre portal

Free Press Reporter | Wednesday, 05 Oct 2016 10:00 EAT

The resource is available at the address www.cmarcp.or.ke. It is interactive and allows visitors to give the Authority their feedback or ask questions.

Safaricom partners with social media group to bring businesses online

Free Press Correspondent | Tuesday, 04 Oct 2016 11:52 EAT

The platform will be used to sensitize the youth on job and entrepreneurship opportunities. More than 500 young people will be trained on a variety of services they can offer to businesses through the internet.

How social media is transforming the way we do business

Martin Muli | Friday, 23 Sep 2016 21:35 EAT

Invoking the award that is won through a public vote also gives winners influence and respect and opportunity to up your rate card. Your influence is your currency. When your influence is validated amongst your peers by the community that you engage, then your brand endorsement rates have to resonat

Tanzania to host this year's MOBILE 360 series - Africa Conference

Free Press Reporter | Wednesday, 13 Jul 2016 20:57 EAT

The GSMA chief marketing officer, Michael O’Hara said during the conference, the CEOs and senior executives from leading mobile companies and from players across the digital ecosystem will address the most pressing mobile trends and issues.

What is in a number plate?

Cynthia Irandu | Wednesday, 06 Jul 2016 18:33 EAT

Digital number plates are not only trendy, but also crucial in ensuring security.

Nandi County scores first in electronic revenue collection

Free Press Correspondent | Wednesday, 29 Jun 2016 18:20 EAT

Nandi County Government has rolled out an electronic financial management system, the first in the counties

Strathmore University system robbing Taita Taveta of revenue, county assembly rules

Free Press Correspondent | Thursday, 23 Jun 2016 18:57 EAT

The Taita Taveta County government has suspended the use of a computerized revenue collection system run by Strathmore University, blaming the system for reduction in tax earnings since the system was introduced in April 2015.

The PMG said that they have recently launched the Coastline Bus Service and have already acquired two buses of an expected total of thirty. Currently, they operate on the Busia route, while awaiting the other buses, for national rollout.

Kenya’s bank technologies ranked third in Africa

Jack Otwala | Tuesday, 24 May 2016 15:16 EAT

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has lauded Interswitch team for adopting fraud management tools that are of the highest standards for the payment cards industry.