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CS Kagwe Backs Social Protection Programmes to Ease Kenyans’ Lockdown Woes

In his address, Kagwe noted that, with new infections on the rise, it is a race against time for governments to re-look at some policy interventions necessary to provide appropriate coping and recovery mechanisms to respond to the crisis.

How to Get a Work Permit in Kenya

Foreign nationals wishing to be employed by a Kenyan entity are required to apply for a Kenyan work permit. The different classes will depend on the specific circumstances of the applicant.

In Homeboyz Radio Fallout, a Glorified Rot In Media Is Exposed

Homeboyz predicament shines the spotlight the darkest corner of radio in Kenya: use of untrained presenters to drive their shows. Radio airwaves are stuffed with so-called celebrities - from musicians, comedians to actors - who masquerade behind mics as journalists by trading in their fan base yet have no idea of journalistic principles and ethics governing the practice of journalism. Journalists in radio have been relegated to peripheral roles of gathering and editing news. Even the news presentation role is for the most part handled by these celebrities. That’s the weakest link in media brought about by stiff competition for listeners and entry of niche radio stations.

Radio Africa Hits Shaffie Weru With Ksh150M Counter-Suit

At the time of his dismissal, announced on Saturday, March 27, Weru was the Programmes Controller at Homeboyz Radio, and a stand-in host on the Homeboyz Radio morning show The Lift Off. 

GDC Set to Benefit from Sh76 Million Zealand-Africa Geothermal Fund

The National Treasury has signed a Memorandum of Arrangement (MOA) with New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and African Union Commission (AUC) to access the facility.

Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange Dies of Covid-19-Related Complications

"It is very sad that the country has lost him at such a time, just when he was spearheading his Committee in the efforts to consolidate peace and security among communities involved in inter-ethnic conflicts across the country." he said.

Family Bank Defies Trend as FY Profits Rise to Ksh1.4B

Family Bank defied the trend among lenders reporting their full year 2020 results as profit before tax rose 1.3% to Ksh1.44 billion up from Ksh1.42 billion in 2019. Profit After Tax for the full year in review was at Ksh1.2 billion, up from Ksh949.8 billion the previous year.

Incentro Transforms African Businesses as Google Cloud Partner

At the height of the pandemic, Incentro Africa, working with the Africa Google Cloud Distributor Digicloud Africa, partnered with The Central Bank of West Africa States to roll out Google Workplace in seven days for the 1300 employees located across eight countries without interrupting service or productivity. It also worked with the Kilifi County Government and SBM Bank.

Radio Star Shaffie Weru Hits Back With Ksh22M Demand

At the time of his dismissal, announced on Saturday, March 27, Weru was the Programmes Controller at Homeboyz Radio, and a stand-in host on the Homeboyz Radio morning show The Lift Off. He was sent packing alongside co-hosts Neville and DJ Joe Mfalme after an on-air conversation in which they jokingly discussed an incident in which a woman was pushed off a 12th floor after turning down sexual advances from the man she was on a date with.

Dr. Phillip Mpango Named Tanzania’s New Vice President

He previously served as Acting Commissioner General of the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA); Executive Secretary in the President’s Office (Planning Commission); Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs as well as Personal Assistant to the President (Economic Affairs).