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Miguna, Obado And Journalist Jacque Maribe Top Kenyan Searches On Google In 2018

Governor Obado and Miguna Miguna were among the top Kenyan personalities that aroused Kenyans curiosity on google in 2018. Miguna came in third on the list while Obado came in sixth in this years  google searches. The controversial lawyer trended during his arrest and deportation from Kenya  while...

Canon Launches Its New EOS R Camera For The First Time In East Africa

  Canon Central & North Africa (CCNA) has launched its pioneering EOS R System  with range of full frame, mirrorless cameras in Kenya targeting professional photographers and filmmakers. The manufacturers have termed the new make as the world’s fastest auto focus camera with faster communication between camera and lens. "The EOS R System...

12 Winners Feted For The 2018 Google Impact Challenge In Kenya

Google has announced the 12 finalists for the first Google Impact Challenge in Kenya, which seeks to identify and fund the most innovative social enterprises using technology to improve society on a local or national scale. The company has invested a total of Ksh200 million in grants to...

DPO Group To Manage Aero CRS’s Online Payments In New Deal

Payment service provider DPO Group has inked a deal with Aero CRS (an airline customer reservation system) that will see DPO power all the payments at the back-end for Aero CRS. In addition, all the payments from the customer side will checked by the DPO fraud prevention team. The...

New Digital Speed Governors To Transmit Matatu Real-time Data To NTSA Servers

By March next year, every public service vehicle (PSV) should be fitted with a digital, tamper-proof speed governor, NTSA has ordered. The speed governors, according to National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) should be able to transmit real-time data to their servers. To be fitted with the speed governors...

Uber Launches Bodaboda Service In Nairobi, uberBODA

Taxi hailing firm Uber has launched a bodaboda service in Nairobi, uberBODA, that will allow commuters to hire a boda-boda using the Uber app. This becomes the second taxi-hailing service to introduce bodaboda service, after Taxify. The move has been preceded by the launch of  uberBODA in Kampala, Uganda...

Huawei Accused Of Selling Faulty Phones On Jumia

Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei is on the spot for selling faulty gadgets on Jumia, which do not conform with set standards. Several social media users have expressed distaste with the Chinese company for flooding the market with 'reject' devices, most of which have been installed with fake operating...

Instagram Rages War Against Fake Followers, Comments And Likes

You are likely to lose followers and likes on your Instagram account, after the Facebook owned photo-sharing platform announced plans to boot fake followers, likes, and comments. The exercise which kicked off on Monday will do away with fake followers, likes and comments generated by applications tailored to...

Huddah Cosmetics To Pioneer Cellulant’s First Augmented Reality (AR) Sale Platform On Messenger In Africa

Pan-African Payments company, Cellulant, has built Africa’s first Augmented Reality (AR) powered try-on experiences in Facebook Messenger, Mula. As part of the roll-out programme, Huddah Monroe's Huddah Cosmetics has been selected as the first social commerce merchant on Mula to launch the platform. "For Huddah lipsticks, for example, the AR technology switches on...

Uber Contemplates Venturing Into Matatu Business

Taxi-hailing app Uber Technologies is contemplating venturing into the public transport sector in Kenya, if Egypt and Mexico trials prove successful. Talking to Reuters, Uber’s East Africa General Manager Loic Amado estimates that over a third of Kenyans in Nairobi use matatus as their main form of transport around...

Six Safaricom Staffers Arrested In Connection To Ksh70 Million Sacco Scam

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested six people, among them Safaricom staff, interns and agents, in connection with electronic fraud targeting Kenyan Saccos, which led to the loss of Ksh70 million. Among those arrested include Jason Amayo, Arnold Orupia Okello, Silas Shihundu, John Wangila,...
CS Joe Mucheru, Katherine Getao

Government Appoints Katherine Getao As ICT Authority CEO

Ministry of Information Communication and Technology CS, Joe Mucheru has appointed Ms Katherine Getao as the new CEO of Information and Communications Technology Authority for the next three years. “In exercise of the power conferred by the Information and Communications Technology Authority Order, 2013, the Cabinet Secretary for Information,...

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