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.

In a move towards sustainable agriculture and food security, Kenya, through the Kenya Development Corporation (KDC) has entered into a partnership with the United Green Group (UG) by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop an advanced climate-smart agri-food system.

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The year 2023 has been a defining one for the country in more ways than one -whether on the social, political or economic front. It was bound to happen, anyway. Every Kenyan agrees that the newly elected Kenya Kwanza administration began with heightened political tensions pitting the ruling coalition against the opposition Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance. At the start of the year, the opposing teams engaged in protracted political battles revolving around electoral reforms, especially those touching on the conduct of the 2022 presidential elections and other governance issues. These would later drag on into the year, shaping…

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BY SILAS APOLLO In today’s world, technology is not just an add-on, it is interwoven into the fabric of our daily lives, and in the midst of this digital revolution, Samsung’s smart fridges emerge as an embodiment of how technology can redefine even the most ordinary of tasks, like grabbing a snack from the fridge. The fridges are not just like any other appliances, but a testament to how the company is reshaping the (very) concept of home living. The real magic for customers lies in how they use it. From keeping track of your food inventory to helping you…

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A failure by the government to institute radical changes in its way of doing businesses may compound the country’s liquidity problems further BY SILAS APOLLO At the start of the year when the government proposed an introduction of a new set of taxes on basic goods and commodities, the idea was to find a way of raising additional revenue for the exchequer. The move was to help the country mitigate a financial crisis that had been occasioned by heavy borrowing and to reduce the current public debt stock that has since crossed the Sh10 trillion ceiling that had been set by…

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The company expressed its profound gratitude to New Holland for their unwavering commitment to advancing the agricultural industry BY SILAS APOLLO Motor dealer CMC Motors has announced a new partnership deal with New Holland, a player in the African agricultural machinery industry as it marks the 75th anniversary of its establishment in the country. The deal was signed in an event which was attended by key industry figures, including CNH Industrial EMEA President, Carlo Alberto Sisto, New Holland Brand representatives, representatives from various agricultural organizations and CMC Motors’ staff and partners. A a special training camp was organised to underscore…

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Kenya’s hospitality group, Sarova Hotels and Resorts has signed a strategic franchise agreement with Maiyan Luxury Resort located in Nanyuki, Laikipia county marking a significant milestone in Sarova’s ongoing commitment to expanding its footprint in Kenya. Effective November 1, 2023, Maiyan Luxury Resort will be rebranded as Sarova Maiyan Nanyuki, becoming the ninth property under the Sarova Hotels and Resorts brand. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Sarova Hotels group managing director, Jimi Kariuki said the new partnership brings on board a brand with values that align seamlessly with that of the Sarova Group. “As a part of Sarova Hotels, Maiyan…

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The security company will provide a secure and ‘enjoyable environment’ to motor enthusiasts attending the 2023 Africa Concours d’Elegance event SGA Security Kenya has signed a Sh1 million sponsorship deal ahead of the 2023 Africa Concours d’Elegance organized by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club to provide guarding services. The security company will combine technology with physical security to ensure maximum security is offered, sniffer dogs to complement the security patrols, walk throughs and crowd control management. “We aim to provide a secure and enjoyable environment to the motor enthusiasts attending the event from Africa and the rest of the world,…

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The new funding will help support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) especially in Kenya to scale new solutions and overcome global challenges The Unilever-backed impact accelerator programme, TRANSFORM, reveals that “more impact enterprises” across East Africa will now be able to access Sh1 million funding per SME. The new funding, Unilever said, will help support SMEs especially in Kenya to scale new solutions and overcome global challenges. “We’re thrilled to have reached such an important milestone at TRANSFORM. Some of the best new ideas and groundbreaking solutions are coming from entrepreneurs and start-ups,” Unilever’s chief sustainability officer Rebecca Marmot said…

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