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Kenya Bureau of Standards Bans 435 Cosmetics Brands

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has banned 435 different brands of cosmetics over their alleged contamination with mercury and hydroquinone forms of drug compounds. According to a statement issued…

BREAKING: General Motors Stops Paid Advertising On Twitter Hours After Elon Musk Takeover

Leading motor vehicle manufacturer General Motors Co (GM.N) said late on Friday it had temporarily halted paid advertising on Twitter after Elon Musk completed his takeover of the social media…

Iconic Nairobi Hilton Hotel to Cease Operations On 31 December 2022

Opened by Kenya’s founding President Jomo Kenyatta, the five-star hotel began operations on December 7, 1969, and will be winding up operations this year. According to a communiqué to the…

Mpesa Arrives in Ethiopia to faceoff with Ethio Telecom’s Telebirr

Safaricom Ethiopia is now officially open, following an event that was attended by Kenya’s President William Ruto, among others including Safaricom Kenya CEO Peter Ndegwa. The telco is now live…

Ryan Giggs’ Hotel Lost Over £3 Million in Past 2 years and Owes Over £10 Million in Loans

RYAN Giggs’ own hotel has lost a staggering £3.2million in just two years – its firm now owes more than £10million in loans. Hotel Football near Old Trafford is drowning…

Kenyans React At Unexplained Rise In Sugar Prices Following Announcement of Election Results

A cursory look at sugar prices on Thursday indicated a rise of over 18% within one week. The cost of a 50kg bag now retails at  KES 6,400 from  KES…

How Advertisers Reaped Big Money As IEBC Campaign Deadline of 6 August Draws to A Close

The 2022 campaigns according to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) calendar end by midnight on 6 August. Bonnie Khalwale’s billboard on entering Kakamega municipality. Already there’s a flurry…

Relief As KRA Extends Deadline for Tax Invoice Management System Compliance

Last month (July 2022), KRA alerted the public and all VAT-registered taxpayers of the transitioning of VAT-registered taxpayers from the old electronic tax registers to the Tax Invoice Management System…

Pwani Oil Shuts Down Plant Due to Dollar Shortage

Pwani Oil, the manufacturer of Freshfri, Salit and Fry Mate cooking oils, has temporarily shut down its oil plant due to shortage of raw materials, which it blamed on difficulties…

Gachagua, Safaricom Tiff Takes A Curious Turn As Telco Provider Disowns Statement

Safaricom PLC the mother company that runs Safaricom Kenya has branded as fake a statement attributed to it that was issued Tuesday morning following a live radio interview by Mathira…

Elon Musk Takes Over Twitter In A $44 billion Deal

The board of Twitter has agreed to a $44bn (£34.5bn) takeover offer from the billionaire Elon Musk. Mr Musk, who made the shock bid less than two weeks ago, said…

Akothee Begins Unga Promotion In Typical Raunchy Form

On April 7th Unga Limited unveiled a promotional partnership with businesswoman Esther Akoth popularly known as Akothee. Kenyans wondered how Akothee’s controversy-ridden brand will fit in with conventional foodstuff lines…

Bamburi Cement Enters Specialized Motor Market By Unveiling A Tile Adhesive Line

The new product is in line with the company’s vision to provide innovative solutions for nation building Bamburi SETI 300 is the first of Bamburi Cement’s specialized mortar products as…

Kenyans Experience Mysterious Downtime On 5 Mobile Banking Services

For three hours now on Thursday, March 24th Kenyans have been subjected to a mysterious downtime as five major Mobile Banking Services inexplicably became inaccessible. The outages occurred concurrently and…

Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make And How To Avoid Them

Almost every individual has a business idea that if provided with adequate capital and resources required can thrive better in the entrepreneurship journey. Despite this, there is a big difference…

Safaricom Hits Record High 30 Million Monthly Active M-PESA Users

Telco Safaricom has revealed that its active M-PESA users have surpassed the 30-million mark. To note, this is just for Kenya customers. The development follows the product’s 15th birthday following its…

Tabitha Karanja Cries Foul Over Keroche Breweries Closure

Keroche Breweries Limited Chief Executive Officer Tabitha Karanja has cried foul over the imminent closure of the company due to a tax row with the Kenya Revenue Authority amounting to…

Customer Uproar Forces Co-op Bank To Reverse Tariffs

During the start of the pandemic, the CBK directed financial institutions to adopt some changes that were meant to shield the ordinary Kenyan from financial pains.   For instance, mobile…

Relief As High Court Stops Auction Of Tuskys Supermarket CBD Branch

The High Court has come to the rescue of troubled Tuskys Supermarket following its ruling stopping the planned auction of the retail shop’s property in Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD).…

mySafaricom App Will Be Offline Tonight

Safaricom did a lot of maintenance work on its services and products over the better part of 2021. The interruptions happened at night, so people were not massively inconvenienced, bearing…

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