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[Column] Patrick Ndegwa: Unlocking the Value of Mobile Connectivity in Kenya

Advancing far more quickly than other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya has seen a rapid expansion of the adoption of mobile technology and mobile...
Caetano launches a Ksh.350M automotive hub in Kenya

Salvador Caetano launches a Ksh.350M showroom in Kenya

Portuguese multinational Salvador Caetano Group has launched a new one-stop showroom in Kenya. The company says it has invested Ksh 350M into this automotive...
Phyllis Wakiaga,Kenya Association of Manufacturers

Kenya Association of Manufacturers is piloting a Circular Economy programme with SMEs in Ruaraka

The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) is piloting a Circular Economy programme for local SMEs with Denmark in Ruaraka, Nairobi. This was revealed during...
SMEs in Kenya

Kenya’s Economy Set to Slow as Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic Take Hold, Report

The Kenyan credit market is coming under severe pressure as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the Kenyan economy. According to the latest TransUnion Q1 2020...
CBK Seeks to Regulate Digital Lenders in Kenya in new Proposed Bill

CBK Seeks to Regulate Digital Lenders in Kenya in new Proposed Bill

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) seeks to regulate mobile lending loan rates in a new bill proposed to parliament. It's part of the...
Applications for the 2020 HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge Opened

Applications for the 2020 HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge Opened

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) has opened submissions for its 2020 HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge in South Africa. HiiL is is looking to mentor...
HerVenture, a business skills training mobile app for women entrepreneurs launched in Kenya

HerVenture, a business skills training mobile app for women entrepreneurs launched in Kenya

The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and DHL Express have launched HerVenture, a business skills training mobile app for women entrepreneurs, in Kenya. The...
GSMA 2019 Mobile Gender Gap Report

Kenya raising the bar for digital transformation in East Africa

From rapid mobile penetration to better financial inclusion, Kenya has been at the heart of digital transformation in East Africa; and the country continues...
Jack Ngare Microsoft

[Column] Jack Ngare: Organisations need to think critically about digital skills for the new...

More than ever before, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the place of technology and elevated the need for employees to have digital skills to...
Open Banking

Open Banking opens up new opportunities for Banks in Africa

Open Banking is a global FinTech trend that is revolutionising the financial services landscape across the world by enabling banks acquire the skills and...
Scanad Chief Executive Officer Sandeep Madan

Consumers facing financial uncertainty under Covid-19, SCANAD report

Consumers shrinking wallets have sparked drastic shifts in spend, purchasing habits and routines as they try to cope with the harsh economic effects of COVID 19,...
Chief Justice David Maraga

Kenya Judiciary Goes Digital, Launches an Electronic Case Filing System

The Kenya Judiciary has today officially launched an electronic case filing system. The platform will provide both law firms, lawyers and even non-lawyers a...
Adil Youssefi, Liquid Telecom Regional CEO - East Africa

[Column] Technology has the potential to transform Kenya’s agricultural sector

Kenya’s agriculture sector has grown by 4.8% annually since 2012 with its share of GDP at 33% as of 2016. At the same time,...
Google for Startups Accelerator Africa

These Are The 6 Kenyan Startups Selected For Google’s Startups Accelerator Africa 2020

Google has announced that 20 African startups that have been selected for its new class of Google for Startups Accelerator Africa 2020. The startups are...
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FedEx Express Expands To Kenya

FedEx, the international shipping company is eyeing for a share of East Africa’s logistics business. The American company has announced its entrance into the...
Visa launches new initiative to support Small Businesses in Kenya

Visa launches new initiative to support Small Businesses in Kenya

Visa has launched a new initiative to support support small businesses in Kenya. The “Where You Shop Matters’ initiative seeks to raise awareness of the...
Gumzo video conferencing

Gumzo Now Features YouTube Live and Recording Capabilities

Gumzo has added new features to its platform that will enable users to record and broadcast their calls live through YouTube Live. This integration comes...
Microsoft

Microsoft launches hackathon to spur innovation among Kenyan university students

Microsoft has launched a student-driven and hands-on hackathon programme to spur innovation among university students across Kenya. The Game of Learners (GOL) programme in the...
Tippy Tap Kenya

This Kenyan organization is installing hand hygiene devices in commercial and public spaces in...

Tippy Tap Kenya, a Nairobi-based community-based organization dedicated to creating awareness and solutions to barriers of accessing WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) launched its...
Kenya loses over Ksh.100 bn in revenue to illicit trade, report

Kenya loses over Ksh.100 bn in revenue to illicit trade, report

The Kenyan Government revenue lost in 2018 to illicit trade stood at Kes 102.99 billion up from Kes 101.23 billion in 2017. This is...
Ngao Credit: How SMEs can benefit from Our Jijenge loan product

Ngao Credit: How SMEs can benefit from Our Jijenge loan product

The coronavirus pandemic is hitting the global economy hard. While it is hard to exactly tell the extent the damage the virus will have...
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Top business tools for effective remote working

With social distancing measures likely to remain strictly in place for the foreseeable future as we seek to contain the spread of Covid-19, remote...
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[Updated] Okash and Opesa Criticized Over Debt Collection Malpractices by The Digital Lenders Association

The Digital Lenders Kenya Association (DLKA) has called out two digital lenders – Okash and Opesa – over their debt collection methods. This follows...
Trans Nzoia lady wins Ksh 450,237 on odibets

Trans Nzoia lady wins Ksh 450,237 with 7 shillings after outrageous 9 team multibet...

Lydiah Mutinga from Trans Nzoia County is the latest winner on Odibets. Mutinga won Ksh 450,237 after placing a 9-team-multi bet with Ksh7 stake. The...
Counterfeit HP goods seized in Tanzania March 2020

Thousands of Counterfeit HP Products Seized in Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania

HP, together with local authorities has seized close to 200,000 counterfeit products in Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania The products include fake HP printer cartridges and...
Are Kenyans Ready for Cashless Matatu Payments?

24Bit Podcast Episode 23: Are Kenyans Ready for Cashless Matatu Payments?

In this latest episode of our 24Bit podcast, Emmanuel Chenze, Nick Kanali and Dickson Otieno discuss the new upcoming requirement by the NTSA to...
Nokia C2 Masoko

Nokia C2 is currently selling on Masoko at a discounted price of Ksh.7,499

The Nokia C2, the successor of the Nokia C1 that was launched in Kenya in December last year is selling on Masoko at a...
Sharon Evelyn Ombongi Sophos

Sophos Appoints Sharon Evelyn Ombongi as Country Manager for Kenya

Sophos has appointed Sharon Evelyn Ombongi as country manager for Kenya. In her new role, Ombongi will drive the company’s strategic business growth in...
NTSA Wants To Ban Cash Payments On Matatu Fares

NTSA Wants To Ban Cash Payments On Matatu Fares

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), wants to ban the use of cash for matatu fares across the country. In a notice issued...
KRA Digital Tax Proposition

KRA Wants Netflix, Uber, and Other Online businesses To Start Paying Income Tax

Kenya is going all-in in the taxation of online-based businesses according to a new digital Tax proposition by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). This includes...
24bit Podcast

24Bit Podcast Episode 22: Video Chat Apps – The new normal for many

In this latest episode of our 24Bit Podcast, Emmanuel Chenze, Nick Kanali and Dickson Otieno discuss Video Chat Apps people are using with the...

Affordability of Smartphones Crucial in COVID-19 Fight

The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced how important connectivity is in the modern world. As it has become more challenging to communicate directly, the use of...
TeleAfya

TeleAfya Mobile app wants to connect patients with local doctors for medical assistance

A new mobile application that seeks to connect patients with doctors for medical assistance has been launched in Nairobi. Known as TeleAfya, the app,...

Maintaining Enterprise Resilience during Systemic disruption

The coronavirus pandemic is hitting the global economy hard. While it is hard to exactly tell the extent the damage the virus will have...

Digital and mobile channels to be key service delivery platforms for financial service providers

As countries prepare for imminent easing of movement restrictions and resumption of normal operations in most sectors of their economies, many are convinced that...

Uber has a new feature that allows users to send packages to each other...

Uber has announced the launch of Uber Connect, a feature that allows users to send packages to family friends through the app. The product provides...
Samsung Galaxy M11 Kenya

Samsung Galaxy M11 Goes on Sale in Kenya At Ksh 18,000

Samsung has unveiled yet another device in the country under the M-series branding. The Samsung Galaxy M11 is a lower midrange device with a...

Villgro Kenya awards $150,000 to 12 EA startups fighting COVID-19

Nairobi-based healthcare incubator and investor Villgro Kenya has awarded $150,000 in grant to 12 East African startups helping in the fight against COVID-19. The startups have...
Samsung Galaxy A31 Kenya

Samsung Galaxy A31 Goes On Sale in Kenya Priced At Ksh 28,000

Samsung's revamped Galaxy A series is quite popular around the world and we have a ton of devices under this series in the country....
Startimes Go

StarTimes revamps its bouquet offering, introduces 8 new premium channels

StarTimes has today announced a revamped bouquet offering that will see the introduction of 8 new premium channels across news, kids, movies, fashion, novelas,...
Gumzo video conferencing

This Kenyan Gaming startup has launched a video conferencing system for Africa

Kenya’s Gaming tech start-up, Usiku Games has today launched Gumzo, the first Made-in-Africa video conferencing system. The launch comes at a time when the...

TECNO Spark 5 Quick Thoughts

TECNO Spark 5 review: Tecno officially unveiled the Spark 5 in the market a week ago. The Spark Series is one of the most...

Impact of Covid-19 on business: How to Stay Afloat

Global trade has, with no doubt, taken a major blow in the wake of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The rates of imports and exports...
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Visa customers who order medication and essential products via MYDAWA to get discounted rates

Visa has entered into a partnership with online retail pharmacy MYDAWA to give discounts to its customers who order medication and other essential products...

Bundesliga is Back: Best Bets, Predictions and Key Fixtures on Bongobongo

Football is back, and this weekend, action returns in Germany with the restart of the Bundesliga this Saturday on May 16. All eyes will be on...

Insurance sector players urged to go digital to cope with Covid-19 realities

Players in the insurance sector have been urged to speed-up the industry's digitization process so as to be able to cope with the new...
Safaricom CEO and other panel members

Safaricom to provide free data, voice call minutes and SMSs to over 5,500 Government...

As the effects of the coronavirus continue to bite, Safaricom has announced that it will provide communication support for the pandemic response teams. The...

24Bit Podcast Episode 20: Working from Home – How it has been for us

The world is going through what is being called the world’s biggest work-from-home experiment over the current coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. I this 20th episode of...

Safaricom’s M-PESA revenues from betting declined by Ksh.1.9B

Safaricom's M-Pesa revenue shrunk by 33%, amounting to a whooping 1.9 Billion due to reduced betting activities in the country. This is according to...

Egypt’s Largest Private Lender Acquires 51% Stake in Kenya’s Mayfair Bank

Egypt's Commercial International Bank (CIB) is acquiring a 51 percent of the shareholding of Kenya's Mayfair Bank Limited (MBL). Commercial International Bank is the largest...

Bolt introduces new ride-type to safeguard drivers and passengers against COVID-19

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the globe. Different organisations and businesses are coming up with solutions to protect their consumers.  Bolt, formerly...

TECNO Camon 15 Review: A good camera phone that needs some slight adjustments

TECNO Camon 15 Review: TECNO mobile launched the TECNO Camon 15 a few weeks ago in the Kenyan market. The device is available countrywide...
Loon Balloon in launch station

Four Loon Internet Balloons Finally Arrive in Kenya, Kicking Off Commercial Testing

Just a month after Project Loon was given a go-ahead by the government, commercial testing has already commenced. Current reports suggest that Telkom Kenya...
Infinix NOTE 7 Kenya

Infinix NOTE 7 Specifications, Price and Availability in Kenya

Infinix NOTE 7 Specifications: The NOTE 7 is the latest Note device available in Kenya after 2018’s Note 5. Infinix NOTE 7 price starts...

Safaricom Data Traffic Up By 40 Percent Due To Stay At Home Order

Kenya’s largest telco, Safaricom, has reported a 40 percent spike in data traffic as more Kenyan stay at home in conjunction with the government...

Kenya’s Logistic Platform Amitruck Secures Funding From GreenTec Capital

Kenya’s mobile and web-based trucking logistics startup Amitruck has received a new investment from GreenTec Capital. With this new undisclosed investment, GreenTec will work...
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Its Now Legal To Own And Operate A Drone In Kenya – What You...

Alas! The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority has finally approved the use of drones in Kenya. Under the Civil Aviation (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Regulations, Act...
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Facebook launches its Coronavirus Information Center in Kenya and 16 other African countries

After launching in South Africa, Facebook is now expanding its Coronavirus Information Center to 17 more countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The Information Centers form...

OPPO Reno 3 Coming To Kenya On April 16

The OPPO Reno 3 smartphone is coming to Kenya this month. OPPO Kenya has announced plans to launch the device in the Kenyan market...
Internet Solutions completes Ksh.280 million fibre access network upgrade

Internet Solutions Enters Home Internet Market in Kenya

Converged ICT Services Provider Internet Solutions (IS) has entered into the home internet market in Kenya. The company has unveiled a new solution dubbed...

Safaricom Customers To Pay Less As Telco Implements Government’s Reduction In VAT Order

As of today, you may have already heard that the government slashed the Value Added Tax from 16 percent to 14 percent. This was...

Coronavirus: This could be the right time to get home internet

The demand for home internet and wireless connectivity in Kenya might go high as more Kenyans work and learn remotely due to global concerns...

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe and experts share experiences with counterparts in China on Covid-19...

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe and other health experts recently held a video conference call from Afya House with their counterparts in China to...
Jumia Kenya

Kenyans turn to e-commerce as coronavirus pandemic fears grow

The coronavirus has spread to dozens of countries across Africa within weeks, with the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) warning that the...
Nokia C1

Smartphones Under Ksh 10,000 Are Most Popular In Kenya

The Kenyan smartphone market is quite diverse, like in other markets. There are many devices spanning across almost any price point you want, from...

Glovo partners with Naivas to offer free deliveries for orders above Ksh.1,000

Delivery firm Glovo has announced a new partnership with Naivas Supermarkets to provide free deliveries in the wake of the Covid 19 Global Pandemic. The...

Usiku Games To Offer Kenyan Mobile Gamers Free Access During Coronavirus Lockdown

Kenya’s Mobile Games company, Usiku Games, has free-rated its fees on mobile app games. Mobile app gamers will now not pay the usual Ksh.10 to...
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Coronavirus: Here’s How To Clean Your Phone Properly

The coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) continues its tour, and has, unfortunately, made it to over 100 countries around the world. Kenya has already confirmed seven cases so...

Safaricom Waives Fees For M-PESA Transactions Below Ksh 1000 Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Safaricom has announced that they have waived off all the transaction fees for M-PESA transactions below Ksh 1000. In a press release late this...

This Kenyan Ed-tech startup wants to train teachers on digital content creation amidst Coronavirus...

The coronavirus outbreak has brought the world to a standstill. The virus, which started in China before spreading to different countries has so far...
Tecno Camon 15 price in Kenya

Tecno Camon 15 Specifications, Price and Availability in Kenya

Tecno Camon 15 is the younger sibling to Tecno Camon 15 Pro thus features less specced. The phone is now available in Kenya selling...

Itel A56 Specifications, Price And Availability In Kenya

itel introduced the itel A56 in Kenya recently. The phone is an entry-level device going at a price of Ksh. 6,699. itel A56 is...

SWVL Appoints Former Uber Kenya Country Manager Its New GM

Egyptian shuttle-hailing company SWVL has today announced the appointment of Dip Patel as its General Manager in Kenya. Until his appointment at SWVL, Patel was...

itel A56 now available in Kenya for Ksh. 6,699

itel is launching a new smartphone in its A series into Kenya, the itel A56.  The device is the successor of the itel A55 and comes...

Visa has unveiled a Ksh.242M grant to support Kenyan women-owned micro-businesses 

Visa has announced a Ksh.242 Million grant to Hand in Hand Eastern Africa to support low-income business owners in Kenya. The program aims to...
Safaricom CCO Slyvia Mulinge

Safaricom Plans To Launch Device Financing Models For PostPay Customers

After unveiling their new PostPay plans yesterday, Safaricom announced that they plan to bring financing models for smartphones. Through this, PostPay customers will be...
Safaricom Chief Customer Officer, Sylvia Mulinge

Safaricom Introduces New PostPay Plans With No Expiry Data And Minutes – How To...

Safaricom has introduced new offerings for its postpaid customers. The new packages have been harmonized to offer more value for money and its not...
Huawei P40 Lite

Huawei P40 Lite Specifications, Price And Availability In Kenya

Huawei announced the P40 Lite ahead of schedule in select markets in Europe. As usual to Huawei, their P series phones usually come in...

Huawei Y6S Specs, Price And Availability In Kenya

Huawei Y6S specs: Huawei Y6S smartphone is expected to go on sale across the country from March 4th 2020. The device has been available...

Safaricom Will Consider Huawei To Build Its 5G Infrastructure

By now it's presumed that you are aware of 5G, the next generation of wireless technology that takes over 4G. In Kenya, we are...
Huawei Y6S Kenya

Huawei Y6S Launching In Kenya Soon

Huawei fans in Kenya will soon have a new device that adds to the already wide-catalog of smartphones the company has in the country....

Safaricom’s 200 Percent Storo Bonus Promotion is Back

Kenya’s largest telco, Safaricom, is back with its Stori Ibambe promotion, which offered its subscribers a 200 percent airtime bonus when they hit a...
Samsung Galaxy A71

Samsung Galaxy A71 Price And Specifications In Kenya

Towards the end of 2019, Samsung released new devices in its Galaxy A-series. One of them was the Galaxy A51 which is already available...

Kenyan fintech startup Wapi Pay raises capital to scale across Africa

Singapore and Kenyan based Fintech startup ‘Wapi Pay’ has raised seed capital through the accelerator Future Hub making it its first Fintech Investment in...

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...
Samsung Galaxy S20 Series

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...
samsung galaxy A51

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...
Qjualcomm 4G chips

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...

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Zoho’s new BackToWork solution will enable companies transition back to workplace

Zoho, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) firm has announced BackToWork, a new solution to enable  businesses and organisations to safely transition back into the workplace. Zoho BackToWork,...