Author: Silas Apollo

Digital application programming interface training and certification across Africa key in helping individuals looking to learn, develop and build tech solutions, the institutions say. Moringa School, Safaricom and M-PESA Africa have partnered to enable training and certification of individuals looking to learn, develop and build solutions integrated to digital solutions such as M-pesa. The institutions said on Thursday, February 22, that the initiative seeks to inspire innovation while speeding up the growth of fintech and digital payment provider, M-PESA ecosystem. It also intends to address the lack of skills within the continent where limited availability of developers has led to…

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The cabinet has approved the privatization of the Development Bank of Kenya and at least five state-owned hotels and lodges through the sale of their shares. The announcement was made after a cabinet meeting that was chaired by President William Ruto on Wednesday, February 14. The cabinet said that the move was part of Kenya Kwanza’s administration’s plan to steer the turnaround of State Corporations and other State-Owned Enterprises. “The decision by our nation’s apex policy-making organ was informed by the fact the Bank had fully transitioned into a fully-fledged Deposit taking commercial bank regulated by the Central Bank of…

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44 beneficiaries of the Family Group Foundation “Tufuzu na Elimu” high school scholarships programme have attained a mean grade of C+ and above in the 2023 KCSE examinations, meeting the university entry grade requirements, signifying 83% transition to tertiary education. Fifty-three students from the programme sat for the 2023 KCSE examinations with the top student attaining a mean grade of A, nine students with A minus and 34 students attaining grades between B plus and C plus. The students were beneficiaries of the 2020 4-year scholarship cohort and were selected from 31 counties countrywide. “We firmly believe that every child…

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The Lunar Year celebrations is the most important traditional festival in China and also one of the important festivals celebrated by Chinese worldwide. The Chinese community in Kenya on Saturday, February 10, celebrated the Chinese New Year in an event that was marked with pomp and colour and graced by various dignitaries, and guests. Held at the Chris Kirubi Square in Two Rivers mall, the event celebrated the “joyful and peaceful” Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival culture. It was celebrated through art performances and exhibitions, food tasting and other cultural activities, with Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Zhou Pingjian and…

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Coming at a time when mobile money transfer has become an economic power to a majority of Kenyans, the development will ensure seamless mobile money interoperability Airtel Money customers can now receive money directly into their mobile money wallet from any network without a withdrawal code that carried seven-day validity. Rolled out on February 6, 2024, the development comes in response to the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and industry players collaborative efforts to ensure seamless mobile money interoperability. The CBK National Payments Strategy 2022-2025 requires all mobile money providers to ensure a seamless customer journey across their different channels.…

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The much-anticipated Safari Rally Kenya is set to resume this year on Easter holidays after the World Rally Championship confirmed that the Kenyan series will start from March 28 and end on March 31, 2024, in Nairobi and Naivasha. According to the calendar released by the Federation Internationale de I’ Automobile (FIA) World Motorsports Council, the 13 rounds championship will feature Poland and Latvia. The Kenyan series has been scheduled for March 28 to March 31, 2024, according to the FIA statement. Already, preparations for the 2024 World Rally Championship Safari Rally Kenya have hit top gear with the inauguration…

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