Author: Silas Apollo

Silas Apollo is a Nairobi based journalist who specializes in politics, current affairs and business reporting. He has about 10 years of experience as a journalism, working both as a print and broadcast journalist.

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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The government on Monday evening moved in to curb the rising cases of insecurity and criminal activities in short term rentals and residential buildings thanks to rising cases of criminal activities including murder. In the new directives published by the ministry of interior in response to growing cases of crime, all private security companies guarding residential apartments, lodgings and hospitality facilities will now be required to register all visitors or face penalties. In the regulations issued by the Private Security Regulatory Authority chief executive officer Fazul Mahamed, visitors seeking access to private properties will henceforth be required to provide identification…

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