Tag: Kenya

Intra-African remittances to soar to record numbers in 2020, says WorldRemit

Online international money transfer company WorldRemit predicts that 2020 will be the year of intra-African remittances. The World Bank already estimates that migrant workers within...
Samsung Galaxy S20 Series

Samsung Galaxy S20 Vs S20 Plus Vs S20 Ultra: Price And Specifications

Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy S20 Series comes in three models – Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra. But what is the difference between...
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Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra And Z Flip Price In Kenya Revealed

Samsung’s new Galaxy S20 Series has an official reveal date in Kenya. The local office says the phones will be available in Kenya from...

Africa Influencer Agency launches, introducing digital PR tools to connect business professionals in the...

Africa Influencer Agency is a B2B PR platform that will embrace all available digital channels and social media to support brands in telling their stories...

24Bit Podcast Episode 19: Value vs Brand Name

What's in a name? Well, turns out, a lot. Quite a lot. Question, would you compromise on features of a product you want to buy...
Galaxy Note 10 Lite

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite Launched In Kenya – Price, Specifications And Availability

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite is one of Samsung’s unusual launches hinted last year. The company took it far to add more variants to...

Decentralized Finance Conference to held in Nairobi in March

Fintech companies or startups are making Africa a leading global Innovation Hub. To help organisations understand this Kesho Labs Development Studio, a Kenyan based...
Nokia C1

Nokia C1 Specifications, Price And Availability In Kenya

Nokia C1 is the cheapest Nokia smartphone unveiled in Kenya end of last year. Nokia C1 is the current cheapest entry-level smartphone locally priced...
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Samsung Galaxy A51 Price And Specifications In Kenya

Samsung Galaxy A51 is part of Samsung’s continued efforts to recapture the market as it competes with Chinese brands. The Galaxy A51 succeeds last...

On-demand delivery platform Sendy raises $20 million round

Kenyan on-demand delivery platform Sendy has raised a $20 million Series B led by Atlantica Ventures. The funding was also backed by Toyota Tsusho Corporation,...
Jumia Kenya

Jumia Advertising now official, opens its platform for brands to advertise

Three weeks ago, Jumia Kenya CEO, Sam Chappatte, through a LinkedIn post revealed that the e-commerce giant was planning to launch what they’re calling...

Huawei Nova 5T Specifications, Price And Availability In Kenya

Huawei Nova 5T is the latest device from the Chinese tech company Huawei. Huawei introduced the Nova 5T on January 24th in Kenya. Nova...

24Bit Podcast Episode 18: Mobile Money and Mobile Banking Transaction Rates in Kenya

Do you use mobile money services? Okay, what kind of a question is that? Kenya is very synonymous with mobile money services. Driven by the...

Huawei Nova 5T Officially Launched In Kenya, Going For Ksh 41,999

Yesterday Huawei’s local office officially unveiled Huawei Nova 5T, a not-so-new device since the parent company introduced it first in August 2019 (It has...
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Kenya’s Drones Draft Rules Finalized, Headed To The House Soon For Approval

Initial drone regulations in Kenya were a mess. Fortunately, they were rejected. A time like this, 2020, and we still have no set rules...

Safaricom Reportedly Plans To Launch 5G In Nairobi This Week

Kenya’s largest telco Safaricom is reportedly planning to roll out 5G in some parts of the country. This is according to a report from...
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Qualcomm Announces Three New 4G Powered Mobile Processors For Non-5G folks

Towards the end of 2019, Qualcomm unveiled its next-gen chips that will power most of 2020s premium and high mid-range devices. They all supported...

Safaricom Partners With Ria Money To Enable International Money Transfers With M-PESA

Safaricom has today announced a new partnership with Ria Money Transfer that will allow MPESA users to receive money from over 20 countries across...

Online Travel Agency Timbu Launches New Fund To Invest In Kenyan Travel Startups

Timbu, a Mauritian based online travel agency has launched an investment arm to fund and invest in Kenyan travel and hospitality startups. Timbu will invest...

Remove These 17 Apps From Your Android Phone ASAP!

You might be used to this kind of news already if you frequent our space. Last year no tangible progress was made in terms...

Vivo Y19 Is Now Available In Kenya For Ksh.26,999

We have previously told you about vivo’s plans to bring the vivo Y19 smartphone in the Kenyan market. Vivo started teasing the device towards...

Kenya Has Been Ranked Among Countries With The Lowest Internet Costs in Africa

Internet costs in Africa are increasingly getting lower as time passes by. Kenya, as of now, is at a good spot being among the...

Safaricom Denies It Plans To Start Monetizing User Location Data – Here Is What...

Early this week, I am sure you were bombarded with several articles alleging that Kenya’s biggest telco Safaricom was planning on monetizing user data. The...
Telkom Kenya

Telkom Kenya Revamps Data Bundle Offerings – Now Offers Upto Double Data For The...

Data in Kenya is getting cheaper as time goes by. Telkom Kenya’s rebranding brought some cheap 4G data on the market, and we have...

Microsoft Names Kendi Nderitu New Country Manager For Kenya

Microsoft has appointed Kendi Nderitu as the Country Manager for its operations in Kenya. Prior to joining Microsoft, Kendi served as the General Manager...

Safaricom Customers Being Conned Using Telco’s Official Number

Looks like fraudsters are always devising new ways to con people on the Safaricom network. A number of users are now claiming to be...

Safaricom Is Now The Largest Fiber Internet Provider In Kenya

Safaricom has now beaten Zuku to claim the number one spot in the fixed broadband market. The Wananchi Group-owned ISP has been the long-reigning...

Nokia C1 Now Available In Kenya For Ksh 5,999

The Nokia C1 is now officially available in Kenya for Ksh 5,999. The Nokia C1 was among the devices launched by HMD Global in...
4G Capital sets up shop in Uganda to empower micro and small enterprises. Photo/4G Capital

4G Capital Raises $4million Funding For Onward Lending To MSMEs in Kenya And Uganda

4G Capital has announced the completion of its second round of fundraising.  The investment was secured by a $2m debt facility from Ceniarth LLC,...

From How To Hack WIFI To BirdBox; Here Is What Kenyans Searched For The...

Google’s year in search report for this year is out. Since most people use Google to search for answers they seek, this is a...

Tecno Spark 4 Review

Tecno Spark 4 Review: The Tecno Spark series has always been my favourite series from Tecno Mobile. Tecno first launched this series in August...

Infinix S5 Unboxing

The Infinix S5, a successor to this years Infinix S4 is already out in the market. Infinix launched two variants of the device a...

Jumia Food Index report predicts a 50% increase in On-Demand deliveries in 2020

Jumia Food launched the Kenya Food Index yesterday. The report has some interesting stats and predictions about the type of food Kenyan prefer ordering...

Huawei Y9s Preorders Go Live in Kenya

Huawei Y9S was announced in Kenya mid this month, and the company had promised to open the pre-order window on 22nd but failed to...
Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung’s Pricey Galaxy Fold Officially Announced in Kenya For Ksh 237,999

After teasing about an imminent launch of the Galaxy Fold, Samsung’s flexible display smartphone has been finally announced. The Fold is more of an...

SWVL issues an update on its operation in Kenya

SWVL, the bus hailing app, has been operational in Kenya since early 2019. The company had to halt its operation in the country thanks...

Safaricom Introduces New Internet Plans For Businesses

Apart from the popularly known home fiber plans, which are considerably cheaper, Safaricom also offers internet solutions for businesses. These plans in their nature...

Huawei Y9s Price, Specifications and Availability in Kenya

Huawei’s latest Y series device is the Y9s. Huawei Y9S takes over the Y9 Prime 2019 that has been in the Kenyan market for...

Standard Chartered Bank lends KShs 6.3bn to SME in 9 months

Standard Chartered Bank says injected KShs 6.3 billion in direct and indirect lending to Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (SME) in 9 months to...
Huawei Band 4

Huawei Band 4 and Band 4e launched in Kenya – Here is what you...

Today, Huawei launched a refresh to its Y lineup dubbed Huawei Y9s. In addition to that, there were also some new fitness trackers unveiled....

Huawei Y9s officially launched in Kenya for Ksh 31,999

Huawei launched its Y9 Prime 2019 locally in July, and now the company wants to refresh the Y series lineup with a new phone.The...
Oppo Reno 2F

OPPO Reno 2F To Be Launched in Kenya This November

Oppo Kenya plans to launch a new iteration of its Reno Series this November. The company says the new phone – Oppo Reno 2F...
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Truecaller is launching its Developer Program in Kenya

Truecaller is launching its developer program in Kenya which will enable 3rd party app developers, digital businesses, and startups in Kenya to utilize Truecaller’s...
TECNO Camon 12 Pro

Get a new Camon 12 Device for Ksh.4,316 by swapping it with your old...

If you have been waiting for a chance to get a new Tecno CAMON 12 device, you might be lucky to read this. Tecno...

On-demand deliveries startup Sendy raises $2m from Goodwell Investments

Nairobi based on-demand delivery platform Sendy has received a $2 million investment from Dutch impact investor Goodwell Investments.  According to a statement posted on Goodwell’s...

New Changes Available on Safaricom | Data Bundles with no Expiry, Free Sim Cards...

Kenya’s biggest Telco Safaricom, in celebration of its 19th birthday, made a few changes to its operations. See, I’ll go straight on this. Data bundles...

U.K announces a Ksh.1.3 billion fund to support Kenyan fintech startups

The United Kingdom has announced a Ksh. 1.3 billion fund to support fintech startups in Kenya. This announcement was made by The Lord Mayor...

[Column] How cloud-based AI enables modernisation of business

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is proving to be a key technology in delivering improved customer experience and exceeding customer expectations. It is also a highly...
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Huawei P30 Lite New Edition Available in Kenya Selling at Ksh. 28,499

After announcing the Huawei P30 Lite New Edition back in July, Huawei has started selling the device locally. The major upgrade in the New...

Passenger and cargo carrier Air Afrik to lay off 200 employees in Kenya and...

Passenger and cargo carrier Air Afrik is set to lay off at least 200 employees in Kenya and South Sudan by November 2019.  The carrier...

Creditinfo is giving free credit reports to its customers in Kenya and Tanzania

Today only, credit information and fintech services provider Creditinfo has announced an offer on credit reports for its customers in Kenya and Tanzania. As you...

Safaricom Has Rebranded M-PESA To Support Eliud Kipchoge’s Challenge

Safaricom has rebranded its M-PESA logo in honor of Eliud Kipchoge in his challenge to become the first-ever athlete to run a full marathon...

Kenya’s e-Logistics startup Lori Systems expands to Nigeria

After 10-months of piloting, Kenya's logistics startup Lori Systems has officially launched in Nigeria. The startup has been doing the pilot in Nigeria with...

CredoLab, a Singapore-based credit scoring startup has launched in Kenya

Singapore-based fintech startup CredoLab has launched in Kenya. The firm had in July this year announced its plans to expand its operations to Sub-Saharan...

Direct Bill Payments and its consumer benefits

Direct Bill Payments is a form of electronic bill payment that allows consumers to pay their bills for services or products over the internet...

Consider these key points before integrating a payment gateway into your website

More people are now shopping online and if you sell online, you have to make a smart move to provide a seamless checkout process...

Emergency loans and their benefits – Ngao Credit Limited

Emergency loans refer to short term loans meant to satisfy peoples' urgent financial needs. This means the borrower must pay off the debt within...

TAI+ has launched an app to directly link Kenya truckers and cargo shippers

Estonian based technology company TAI+ has launched a mobile App that enables truckers to connect cargo shippers directly in real-time in Kenya. The App will...

Nigeria’s CcHUB has acquired Kenya’s iHub for an undisclosed fee

Nigeria’s technology innovation centre Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), has acquired Kenya's iHub for an undisclosed fee. The deal will see iHub's team become part of...

itel S15 and S15 Pro Specifications, Price and Availability in Kenya

itel S15 and S15 Pro are the latest devices in itel Kenya’s portfolio of devices. The two phones are available locally and you can...

Startup Insight: Develop your innovative idea into a viable business

Kenya is among the African countries with a vibrant startup ecosystem. According to VCA4 this is due to a number of factors including a...

Infinix HOT 8 Pre-orders Go Live in Kenya

Infinix Kenya has officially announced the availability of Infinix HOT 8 in Kenya. Earlier we had tipped about the device launching the country any...
Applications for Standard Chartered Bank Women In Tech Incubator 3rd cohort open

Applications for Standard Chartered Bank’s Women In Tech Accelerator 3rd Cohort Open

Standard Chartered Bank Kenya has opened applications for its Women In Tech Incubator third cohort. The application which will close on 31st November is...

Infinix HOT 8 Launching in Kenya Soon, Here’s What To Expect

We already did a short piece about the upcoming Infinix HOT 8 and the expected specs. The device seems to be already selling in...

Communication Authority makes key management changes

The Communication Authority (CA) of Kenya has announced several changes in its senior management effective immediately. Acting Director-General Ms.Mercy Wanjau said the changes are also...

How to Make the Most of Social Media When Looking for a New Job

Today, social media is about much more than simply being social. From its humble beginnings as an innovative way to connect with friends and...

Boost your business profits with SwitchLink Africa’s Seamless Payment Processing service

If you run a business, it’s time to integrate payment processing with your accounting and ERP software.  The payments processing industry in Kenya has...

What to consider before choosing international money transfer services

Financial technology (Fintech) companies have made it so easy for people to send money to Kenya. Currently, there so many remittance options for sending...
Xiaomi Mi A3

Xiaomi Mi A3 Price, Specifications and Availability in Kenya

Xiaomi MI A3 follows last year’s Mi A2. Xiaomi’s A-Series smartphones are the company’s mid-range phones under Google’s Android One project. As a result,...

Nokia 5.1 Review: After 6 Months of Daily Use

I bought the Nokia 5.1 back in February and since then I’ve used the device as my daily driver – all the time. So,...

Chinese Smartphone Maker X-TIGI Found Guilty of Evading to Pay $1.94 Million Tax in...

Chinese smartphone maker X-TIGI Mobile has been found guilty by Kenya’s taxman for evading to pay tax for an eight-month period. Mr. Gao Fei,...
Samsung Galaxy A50s

Samsung Galaxy A50s Price, Specifications and Availability in Kenya

The South Korean tech giant just announced the Samsung Galaxy A50s that bumps up the spec-wise in comparison to the Galaxy A50. Although the...
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Samsung Galaxy A30s Specifications and Price in Kenya

Samsung Galaxy A30s takes over the Galaxy A30 that was launched earlier this year. Several months have gone by since the Galaxy A30 was...

A guide to understanding goods in transit insurance

If your a transporter or business person and materials or stock are an essential asset to your business, they must be protected during transit....

SwitchLink Africa: Providing Financial Inclusion For All

Financial inclusion has been on the rise in Africa over the past few years largely due to the innovation of digital financial services. In...

Nokia wants a chunk of Kenya’s smartphone market, but it’s not easy

The Nokia brand is back. At least we will all agree to that led by Finnish player HMD Global. Nokia had its own struggles...

[Column] Fintechs are disrupting the local traditional remittance market

Data from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) shows that diaspora inflows in the country rose to Ksh30.4 billion ($295.3 million) in June compared...

How to choose the right insurance company that suits your needs

If you’re an individual or a company looking for ways to insure your property, or even health, choosing an insurance company to take care...

Safaricom says its mobile agriculture platform DigiFarm will outgrow M-PESA five years

Safaricom believes that mobile agriculture platform DigiFarm will outgrow M-PESA in the next five years. Speaking at the Afro-Asian Fintech Festival at the Kenya...

FasterCapital seeking to fund startups in Kenya

On the 11th July 2019; more than 20 African countries brought into effect what is going to be the largest Free Trade Area in...

Leadway Insurance – Your Go-To Insurance Broker company

Kenya has a number of insurance companies ranging from industry giants with thousands of policies in force to small companies that sell only a...

We want to be a world-class leader in Microfinance lending in East and Central...

According to the World Bank, less than a quarter of adults in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to formal financial services. What this basically means...

SwitchLink Africa – Leveraging technology to drive efficient remittance

Latest data from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) indicates that Kenyans living and working abroad sent home Sh67.16 billion in the first three...

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 will be available in all retail stores from 6th July

Huawei launched the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 just recently. Pre-orders for the device started on 4th July and ends today (5th June) with the...
Samsung Galaxy A80

Samsung Galaxy A80 Goes on Sale in Kenya For Ksh.64,999

We already told you about the new Samsung Galaxy A80, Samsung's first rotating camera phone. The phone was launched globally a few days ago...
OnePlus One

OnePlus One smartphone goes up in flames

Smartphones catching fire is not a new thing, and it has happened even to industry giants, Samsung, and Apple. Although Samsung's incident was extreme,...

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 now available in Kenya for Ksh.24,999

The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is now officially available in the country. The device was launched today and will be retailing at a retailing...

24Bit Podcast Episode 15: Fake Phones in Kenya

Have you ever bought a fake phone? Or a tablet? Or a smartwatch? What makes up a "fake" device? How do you tell them...

MIT D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellowship Program to provide $120,00 to Six East African Startup Entrepreneurs

Six East African startup entrepreneurs from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda will receive $20,00 each from MIT D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellowships program. The one-year MIT D-Lab Scale-Ups fellowship program...

West African Tech Giant Vatebra Limited Unveils Innovative Software Solutions for the Kenyan &...

West African software and technology firm Vatebra Limited recently unveiled its presence and by extension her software solutions offerings to the East African market....

You will soon start paying your Boda rider using Visa Mobile

You might soon start paying your boda-boda rider using Visa Mobile. Visa, KCB Bank and the Boda Boda Safety Association of Kenya (BAK) are...

Huawei Y5 2019 Review: Go-to choice budget smartphone

The good people at Huawei sent me a review unit of the Huawei Y5 2019 last month just a week before the device was...

Samsung launches the Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force laptops

Samsung Electronics has added the Samsung Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force to its PC Portfolio. The laptops, according to Samsung have been designed...

WorldRemit launches new product for SMEs payments to Kenya

Kenyan entrepreneurs and contractors selling goods and services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the U.K. can now receive payments faster and more...
This customer service center will cover the Western region and according to Huawei, it will provide an opportunity for customers in the region to interact with Huawei products

24Bit Podcast Episode 14: Which Way Huawei?

Huawei has been all over the news in recent days. The company has been banned by Google from using its services including software and...

[Column] 5 key considerations for your journey to cloud

According to the IDC’s Kenya Enterprise ICT Market 2019 Outlook, 1,9 million USD is predicted to be spent on ICT in Kenya this year alone. The...

MultiChoice is urging young people to register for its Talent Factory Academy

MultiChoice Kenya is calling out for young people passionate in film and television to register for the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy. Launched in May 2018...
African Development Bank and Microsoft launch all-female coding training in five African countries

Kenya among African countries set to benefit from Microsoft’s Cloud Accelerator Programme

Microsoft has announced it is extending the reach of its Cloud Accelerator Programme to eight more countries including Kenya. The Cloud Accelerator Programme is an immersive...

[Column] Autonomous IT, empowering business to be its best

Cloud computing is rapidly becoming an essential component of business transformation. In Kenya, cloud is no longer just a possibility, it is the fundamental...

Bizna Kenya’s 2019 SME Awards winners announced

Best performing small and medium-sized businesses were feted in Nairobi during the inaugural Bizna Annual SME Awards 2019 gala night. Expeditions Maasai Safaris, a tours...
From left Joseph Claver, Simbisa Brands’ Head of Business Development and Glovo's General Manager for Kenya, William Benthall during the signing ceremony

Delivery firm Glovo partners with Simbisa Brands for food deliveries in Nairobi

Global Delivery firm Glovo recently secured a $169M Series D funding round led by technology entrepreneur VC Lakestar, and Drake, owner of global pizza...

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24Bit Podcast Episode 19: Value vs Brand Name

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip UTG Screen Terribly Fails Durability Test

Samsung's second-generation folding phone was a much-anticipated one. When the Galaxy Z Flip was announced with its flexible glass material dubbed "Ultra-Thin Glass," troubles...

Here’s why you should offer health insurance to your employees

Today, the cost of healthcare in Kenya has risen drastically, thanks to the evergrowing demand for medical services. Having health insurance is therefore very...