Launched in 1993, the Always School Programme has reached millions of young girls across Kenya through puberty education. This has gone a long way in addressing period stigma and taboos in the country, creating spaces where young girls can speak freely about the changes happening in their bodies during puberty onset.
The unit was profitable, but, interestingly, data showed that bread consumption (where Blue Band and food spreads shine) was on the decline in key markets globally.
Soon enough, however, as they were blocked across all platforms by those who invited them to sign up and social media pages also went missing, it became apparent even to the staunchest of believers that Amazon Web Worker Africa was the latest in a long list of lucrative online scams Kenyans have fallen victim to in recent years.
Companies manufacturing common house-hold goods, such as detergent, tea leaves and flour started selling smaller packages of their products in a bid to target the masses. Their marketing strategies had to change as well, and SK Macharia's 'common mwananchi' focused stations were right there to capitalize on the opportunity.
“We would like to see many investors from Tanzania coming to do business in Kenya. And I want to say this, Tanzanian investors are free to come and do business in Kenya. The only thing you will be required to do is to follow the laid down regulations and the laws that are in place,” Uhuru asserted while pushing for fast-tracking of the East African Common Market Protocol.
“We need to encourage as many entrepreneurs as possible to register their businesses, formalize their operations and maintain good records of their transactions. These are important factors that determine entrepreneurs’ ability to attract investment, credit, and other business opportunities. These lessons are an integral part of our new proposition and I encourage you all to talk to us as you sign up,” Ms Wasunna said.
If the COVID-19 crisis taught us anything, it’s that quality Internet is an incredible enabler in societies and economies everywhere. From improved education through digital learning to agile entrepreneurs and companies boldly creating innovative business models and unique employment opportunities for thousands who had lost their jobs, connectivity played (and continues to play) a critical role in our world’s resilience.
Interesting observations about recent billionaire divorces include their amicable nature and the fact that many of the couples remain practically tied at the hip due to various ventures. While Melinda will continue running a global foundation with her ex-husband, Mackenzie revealed that she gave Bezos her entire holdings in Washington Post, Blue Origin and 75% of their stock in Amazon - trusting him to pursue the vision that made him one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs.
Often, Kenya's oft-talked-about media freedom has been seen through the lens of stringent regulations effectively gagging media in neighbouring East African countries as well as other parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. Unfortunately, on a continent where media markets are vastly under-developed with governments keen to control the flow of information, the bar for what is considered free media remains low.