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Shaffie Weru: I’ve Already Spent Over Ksh1 Million Fighting Radio Africa...

The fall-out quickly moved to the legal front, as Shaffie through his lawyers sent a demand letter seeking Ksh22 million for unlawful termination, citing various labour laws he believes were contravened. Radio Africa responded with a counter-suit for Ksh150 million, insisting Shaffie disregarded the station's code of conduct in addition to media ethics regulations.

5 Network Management Mistakes Smart Businesses Should Avoid

As organisations race to accelerate their digital transformation ahead of competitors, modern business networks increase in scale and complexity. And the more complex they become, the more difficult it is to optimise and manage them manually. Not to mention how costly and labour intensive this exercise is. 

What Can the World Learn from Africa’s Approach to Tech and...

And, outside of the broad picture, there are examples of African companies using digital transformation in exciting and innovative ways. Within these examples are lessons that can be applied to the rest of the world, not least because they show that digital transformation is an ongoing process and not a “once-and-done” exercise.

KRA Wins Ksh234M Tax Claim Against Equity Bank

The High Court, in upholding the judgement of the Tribunal agreed with KRA’s submissions that the ESOP confers a benefit to an employee and the benefit to the employee arises from the fact that value of shares, whether or not they are issued at a discount, would ordinarily appreciate at the time of vesting.

Machachari’s Mama Baha Stars in New Showmax Original ‘Borderline’ [VIDEO]

A Zamaradi production, Borderline is directed by Makutano Junction writer Morrison Mwadulo and produced by Louise Kamwangi (Dream Child), with Appie Matere (Kina, Jela 5-Star, Kona) acting as executive producer.

Standard Group Posts Ksh434 Million Loss as Advertisers Flee

The media firm posted a whooping Ksh434 million pre-tax loss, down from Ksh684 million in 2019 - representing a 36 per cent decline. Like other major players in the media industry, Standard Group was affected by reduced advertising as firms trimmed marketing costs in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Uber’s Electric Motorcycles and Scooters Launched in Kenya

The launch of electric boda presents a 45% reduction in overall costs for Uber Boda and Uber Connect drivers, for whom fuel is the most significant operating cost. In Kenya, the boda boda sector employs over 1.6 million youths, the vast majority of which are based in Nairobi. 

NTV Gets Bragging Rights After Hiring KTN Presenters

Fridah Mwaka and Lofty Mutambo resigned from KTN in March and April respectively to ‘pursue other interests’ but their destination has been a poorly kept secret. The two are featuring in a primer released by NTV indicating they will co-host Kiswahili news programmes at the station owned by the Nation Media Group. Such promos are used as a form of bragging after wresting talent from rivals geared at achieving a psychological effect for both the donor station and recipient.

UN Competition Wants Start-Ups Shaping the Future of Food Systems

The competition recognises those playing a key role in “building back better” from the pandemic while calling attention to the challenges they have been battling to overcome.  The pandemic has disproportionately affected smaller businesses across the globe, especially those led by women.

Vivo Partners With Online Retailer to Expand Kenyan Footprint

''The Kenyan Smartphone market offers a favorable competitive landscape; with consumers considering online purchasing options, this partnership will give our users a wide range of choice and will see them enjoy the best mobile phones at the most affordable prices as we continue to expand locally,'' said vivo Kenya Brand and Communications Manager Mr. James Irungu.