Author: Dennis Ndiritu

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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They have chosen to engage in a tricky tech war, a classic case of bringing a knife to a gunfight. While they may win the legal battle, if they don’t adapt to the rapidly changing world of automation, they will definitely lose the tech war. BY DENNIS NDIRITU Pay-TV service provider MultiChoice has announced its intention of suing Safaricom and Jamii Telecom over copyright infringement. MultiChoice wants the court to compel the two telco firms to block access to websites streaming matches pirated from its Super Sport channels. Citing Section 35B of the Copyright (Amendment) Act 2019, Multi Choice are…

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Critics have viewed the judgment as offering a wide and amorphous leeway on free speech and an outrageous attempt to limit progressive European Union laws only to European Countries BY DENNIS NDIRITU On September 24, Europe’s highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that Google will not be required to enforce Europe’s controversial Right to be forgotten law outside of the European Union. The right to be forgotten, also known as the right to erasure, enables European residents through the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) of the European Union to demand that Google and other search…

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Article 231(4): Notes and coins issued by the Central Bank of Kenya may bear images that depict or symbolise Kenya or an aspect of Kenya but shall not bear the portrait of any individual On June 1, 2019 Kenya celebrated its 56th Madaraka Day. A day commemorated for the day Kenya attained internal self-governance from the British imperialists. June 1 was however a very unique day for Kenyans not because a national day was for the first time being celebrated in Narok County, but because the Governor of the Central Bank, Dr Patrick Njoroge, was launching new notes for the…

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