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After Safety Blunders, Silverstone Air Changes Name in Rebranding Exercise

In October 2019, the low-cost carrier was in the headlines when one of its planes skid off the runway at Wilson Airport injuring two of the 50 passengers on board. A month later, another of its aircrafts was forced to make an emergency landing at Eldoret International Airport after one of its wheels came off.

Coming Soon: Yusuf Haji Road in Nairobi as Leaders Mull Tribute

The renaming of a road after a prominent changemaker is a three-step process. After a motion calling for the renaming of a road is passed by the assembly, the assembly’s implementation committee writes to the county executive communicating the approved motion.

Dusit Hero Turns Villain as New Book Angers Kenyans

Kenyans complained over the seeming erasure of the role of Kenyan security forces and local heroes such as Inayat Kassam; the licensed fire-arm holder who saved lives at Dusit, and the Westgate and 14 Riverside attacks before that.

Going Continental: Java Taps Ex-KFC Boss as CEO, to Lead Expansion

Cities eyed for new locations include Accra (Ghana), Lusaka (Zambia) and Lagos (Nigeria). Java already operates in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Locally, Java has remained competitive despite the entry of PE-backed players and international restaurant chains.

2021 Anzisha Prize: Applications Open for Young Entrepreneurs

During the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, women-led businesses on the continent are more susceptible to closure than those led by men

Why Lyft Nicotine Pouches Could Soon Make a Comeback in Kenya

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe had in October 2020 declared the registration of nicotine pouches including BAT's Lyft brand illegal. The move followed intense lobbying by groups including the Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance (Ketca), who wanted the products heavily regulated and taxed.

WPP-Scangroup CEO Bharat Thakar Suspended, Investigation Launched

Bharat Thakrar has over thirty six years in advertising and communication. He is considered a pioneering figure for the country's lucrative marketing industry. He founded Scanad, now Scangroup, in 1982 and built it up into a marketing behemoth.

NHIF: All Households to Fork Out Ksh6,000 for Mandatory New Cover

The ObamaCare model it borrows from has been a thorny issue in the United States, facing criticism from many leaders even as others praise it for supporting the nation's most vulnerable to access quality healthcare. Its adjustment, replacement or abolishment was an important campaign issue for all candidates in the 2020 US Presidential Election

5 IoT Predictions for 2021: Smarter Tech Will Make Better Business

IoT and connectivity have certainly helped keep us closer on a personal level while we've all been physically apart. The pandemic has nudged businesses to push forward with IoT adoption perhaps faster than they would have liked. To unleash the full value of IoT, secure, wireless connectivity is required.   

Airlines, Hotels Biggest Losers as International Arrivals Drop 71.5%

Most affected were players in the tourism, travel and hospitality industries who lost out on billions of shillings in revenue. Widespread job cuts, wage cuts and business closures were witnessed across the sector. Like in many other industries, however, stakeholders are banking on the global distribution of Covid-19 vaccines to turn things around in 2021.