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Avoiding M-Pesa Charges, Kenyans Exploit CBK Directive to Enjoy Free Transfers,...

As the zero-rated transaction period lapsed on January 1, Safaricom cut low value M-Pesa transaction fees by up to 45 per cent in line with a deal agreed with the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK). Withdrawal fees remained in place.

Court Declines to Lift Order Against Safaricom in Multichoice Copyright Case

All eyes are now set on the Court of Appeal, which has set the ruling on the stay application for the 19th March 2021. In November 2020, the High Court issued a landmark ruling that required Safaricom Plc and Jamii Telkom Limited to pull down and disable 141 sites that were cited for infringing on Multichoice Kenya's copyright.

VIDEO: Sauti Sol’s Reality TV Show Returns for All-New Season

The show essentially unveils the behind the scenes magic of the artistes' music production process and a glimpse of their family life and romantic relationships. The show's in-depth and intimate production won the hearts of many Kenyans, earning the title of  Showmax’s list of most-watched shows on the platform for weeks.

Bolt Introduces Eco-friendly Rides With New ‘Green’ Option

The category will have hybrid and electric cars to reduce emissions during trips taken on the Bolt platform thus offering greener transport options. It will attract similar rates as the Bolt Base category, with a minimum fare of Ksh300.

New Journalism Awards Celebrate Digital Shift Threatening Big Boys’ Revenues

During the pandemic, Nation Media Group saw a reduced number of newspaper circulations. Shortly after, the news conglomerate imparted changes to its brand and interface. The rebrand to Nation Africa applied to mainstream and digital media, however, the latter has been taken to account more.

TSC to Hire 35,000 Teachers Ahead of Double Transition in Schools

Of the 35,000 teachers, 25,000 will be employed on a permanent basis while 12,000 will be on internship. The recruitment is considered necessary to ensure a smooth running of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).

Wealth Tax: Govt Plans Surprise for Kenya’s Super-Rich & High-Income Earners

The move notably comes amid a global conversation on imposing higher taxes on the rich - with a growing movement piling pressure on their governments to do so as a way of taming inequality and channeling resources to neglected and impoverished communities.

KEBS Unveils New Biashara Centre for MSMEs

The new center will provide essential business and trade services such as registration of tax compliance, loans, registration of branding, training of MSMEs on production, certification of products, accreditation of systems, promoting, regulating, and developing MSMEs under one roof.

Empowering Wanjiku in 2021: Here’s What We Must Do

Wanjiku, an Agikuyu name, found its way into mainstream discourse thanks to the Second President of Kenya, the late Daniel Moi, who irritably used the word as retaliation to Kenyans in the 1990s. At the time, political activists and Kenyans were calling for a constitutional review that would actively feature Kenyans' input.

Kisumu Residents Get Free Health Insurance in County Govt Scheme

Through support from PharmAccess which is a Non-Governmental Organization, the county is investing Ksh67,500,000 as payment for the first phase of payment for the 45,000 most vulnerable households.