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Safaricom HR manager quits

Safaricom’s HR director Maria Shipiri is set to leave the mobile services giant at the end of January after three years at the helm. In a memo to staff, Safaricom chief executive officer Bob Collymore said Ms Shipiri had left for personal reasons, Business Daily reports. “I wish to announce ...

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2,500 youth graduate from training and employment programme

Some 2,500 young Kenyans on Friday graduated from a youth education-to-employment programme – “Generation Kenya – supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the McKinsey Social Initiative.  The programme provides technical and professional skills training to address youth unemployment in Kenya.  Of those who graduated, 95 ...

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Quack journalist in court for stealing tea at city hotel

A fake journalist was today charged with stealing a KTDA gift hamper at Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, turning the spotlight on the growing breed of imposters who hop from function to function looking for food and handouts. David Wandera Ojiambo appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Charity Oluoch but denied stealing the ...

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KUJ takes battle for higher pay to court

The Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) has sued the Nation Media Group and Standard Group for declining to give journalists a pay increase this year. KUJ, which has now raised its demand to 50% pay increase for unionisable journalists, has hired lawyer Ogeto Ongori to represent the union. Mr Ongori ...

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Alex Chamwada joins Uhuru’s campaign team

Veteran journalist Alex Chamwada has landed a new political appointment. The TV reporter is understood to be joining the Jubilee Alliance Party secretariat as communications specialist. His appointment underscores the increasingly critical role journalists are playing in shaping political discourse as communications managers for parties. It is not clear whether ...

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Safaricom recruiting more women

Safaricom has announced plans to recruit 62 interns by January 2017 as it progresses its agenda to woo more women to the technology field. The internships will target 40 female university students under its Women In Technology initiative, with a further 18 internships open to all university applicants and an ...

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Galava takes over Standard weekend

The Standard Group yesterday officially unveiled Dennis Galava as the new Managing Editor for its weekend newspaper editions, just two days after Business Today reported that the former Nation editor had reached a deal to rejoin Standard. In a memo to staff dated November 11, Group Head of Human Resources ...

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New IHRM syllabus for HR professionals

Human resources professionals will have to undergo fresh training to be certified to practice in Kenya, raising the bar for joining the lucrative industry, after the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) launched a new curriculum to improve competence. Speaking on Wednesday during the launch of the Certified Human Resource Professional ...

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Zain Asher: From ashes of war to CNN anchor

Like many zero-to-hero stories, the rise of Zain Asher from a victim of to an international star as CNN anchor is inter-twined with twists and turns that conspire with fate to change fortunes. Born 33 years ago of Igbo parents in Nigeria, Asher had no more than education to bank ...

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Top Citizen TV and radio presenters sacked in Royal Media lay-off

Just hours after Royal Media Services issued a redundancy notice to its employees, the company’s human resources department started dishing out letters to those targeted by the restructuring of Citizen TV and its stable of radio stations. Over 20 journalists had been sacked by last evening, including some big names ...

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