Author: Dennis Ndiritu

Leaders of African countries will attend the fifth Global Peace Leadership Conference (GPLC) that is set to take place in Kenya from June 25 to 27, 2024, to shape a prosperous and peaceful future for the continent. The two-day event, themed “one family under God: empowering African renaissance as a global catalyst for freedom, peace and sustainable development”, will convene over 500 educators, leaders, visionaries, change-makers and other stakeholders from 25 countries to discuss critical issues around freedom, peace and sustainable development in Africa. President William Ruto is expected to deliver the key note address at the event, which is…

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Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed firm, Kakuzi has positioned itself as an “integrated international markets focused agribusiness enterprise” to enhance its returns on investment score and sustain its market positioning. Speaking at the firm’s 96th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, May 14, Kakuzi’s board chair, Nicholas Ng’ang’a, said the company, which has the vision to be “Africa’s leading superfoods producer and exporter”, will maintain a heavy focus on sustainable crop and animal production to boost shareholder returns. During the AGM, the company’s shareholders approved a first and final dividend payout of Sh 24.00 per ordinary share for the Financial Year ended…

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The private sector has called for the formation of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advisory Council comprising of local and international experts to develop a framework for ethical adoption of AI even as the new innovation takes root in various sectors of the economy. This was part of the recommendations of a two-day “Digital Transformation in East Africa Conference” organised by the Aga Khan University that brought together high profile speakers and delegates from various countries. The conference also called for sustainable development and environmental conversation that focuses on green technology, digital tools for sustainable development and nurturing the entrepreneurial ecosystem…

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Aga Khan University and Ministry of Information, Communication and the Digital Economy want more public and private sector collaboration in the implementation policies, laws and regulations for digital infrastructure. During a two-day conference that runs from Wednesday, April 17 to 18, themed “Digital Transformation in East Africa”, delegates explored diverse facets of digital innovations shaping the region and delved into crucial digital transformation topics including digital governance, generative AI in healthcare and education, cybersecurity, data privacy and climate and sustainability. “We are cognisant of the impact that digitisation has on social development, and we are keen on leveraging on technology…

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The country snatched the prestigious title of ‘most-favoured global country’ destination dethroning long-standing favourite, New Zealand By Bird story agency Nearly 30,000 readers who took part in a comprehensive survey conducted via The Telegraph’s global travel news platform have placed South Africa ahead of all other global destinations for 2023. The southern African country snatched the coveted title of most-favoured global country destination dethroning long-standing favourite, New Zealand. Participants rated the country’s remarkable accessibility from the UK and the US as a significant plus for the country, praising South Africa’s accessibility thanks to direct flights to both Johannesburg and Cape…

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BY SILAS APOLLO The judges based their decision on the lender’s ‘longstanding and unwavering commitment’ to satisfying the needs of SMEs Pan-African Banking Group, Ecobank has been named Africa’s Best Bank for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by the Euromoney Awards for Excellence. Ecobank Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Awori said that the award, won for the second year running, (having also won the accolade in 2022), reflects the bank’s commitment to support African SMEs and its continuous suite of innovations to spur their growth and success. “We aim to be the bank of choice for Africa’s SMEs. Undoubtedly, these SMEs…

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BY SILAS APOLLO Gaming and digital tech company, Viral Gorrrila has unveiled a series of web-based mobile games to help primary-going children learn more about financial literacy, social skills, school curriculum lessons, and African history and culture. Dubbed AMUA, a Swahili term for decide, the mobile web-based edutainment game platform targets primary-going children from Grades one to six and borrows from the CBC curriculum guidelines. The platform is piloting a series of 10 games and animation stories designed to help children learn lessons through the journey of ‘Kitu’ and her nomadic family who are traveling across the continent of Africa…

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The exercise involved the simulation of a fuel tanker colliding with a matatu stopping to drop passengers at a roundabout resulting in oil spillage and casualties Oil marketing companies, fuel transporters, and emergency recovery teams today held a highway emergency response drill in Nairobi to test and evaluate response-ability and create awareness on what to do in the event of an accident involving petroleum tankers. The drill was spearheaded by the Petroleum Institute of East Africa and involved response teams from St. John’s Ambulance, the Kenya Police, Nairobi City County Government Ambulance and Fire Engine, and the National Disaster Management…

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The National Coordinator of Bunge La Mwananchi, Mr. Rodgers Mwololo has been convicted on two counts of receiving a bribe and fined a total of Sh250, 000 or 12 months imprisonment in default. Bunge La Mwananchi is an amorphous group that brings together people of all life stations to openly debate pressing current issues in the society – their discussions generally revolve around governance issues affecting the masses. Mr. Mwololo faced three charges all on soliciting and receiving of a bribe. The court heard that on diverse dates, the accused had blackmailed Mr. Lucas Monata Sameta for money on account…

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BY DENNIS NDIRITU Data protection in Kenya has been an area of concern for a long period especially with the advent of technology in governance and commerce. The Data Protection Act No. 24 of 2019 is now law following Presidential ascent of the Bill that had been undergoing deliberations in the Senate and National Assembly for an extended period. Prior to this, the state had been faulted for failing to provide a reliable data protection framework for shaping Information Communication Technology (ICT) policies in the country, in the wake of the proliferation of ICTs that required a legal framework for…

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