Could mVisa spark a Mobile money war with other service providers in Kenya?

Visa announced today that consumers of a Visa-led bank partnership in Kenya will be able to send money to each other domestically without paying transaction fees using mVisa. Consumers can use mVisa to send money directly from their bank to a recipient’s bank account regardless of whether they use a smart phone or feature phone. The partnership offering More...

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By admin On Friday, July 14th, 2017
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Kenya strike gold on Day 3

George Meitamei Manangoi, struck Gold in the 1500m boys final (writes topi Lyambila) to launch Kenya’s upsurge that saw the homies move from position 8 on Day 2 to second place on Friday; with a 5 medal tally More...

By admin On Friday, July 14th, 2017
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NAIROBI FIRES UP FOR IAAF WORLD U18 SHOWPIECE

The Golden Girls of the 60s and 70s fame..(l-r)-Tecla Chemabwai, Jeni Wambui Kenyatta, Lydia Stevens flanked by Rose Tata-Muya- from the 90s fame. The skies opened up soon after the opening speech by President More...

By admin On Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Kenya’s whirlwind weekend underscores election uncertainties

A series of unrelated but important events the past few days could have significant repercussions for the tightening race. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s lead in the polls over Raila Odinga has narrowed from a high More...

By admin On Sunday, July 9th, 2017
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Kenya Imposes Curfew After Nine People Beheaded in Coast Attack

Bloomberg: Kenya’s internal-security ministry imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in three districts it described as “dangerous and disturbed,” after violence including the beheading of nine people by suspected More...

By admin On Saturday, July 8th, 2017
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High Taxation on remittance hinders Diaspora Contribution -East Africa

Tanzania and Rwanda are the most expensive countries in the region to send money to from the United Kingdom, a position that has been hindering growth in diaspora remittances. Tanzania is the second most expensive More...

By admin On Saturday, July 8th, 2017
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Pockets of promise: seven African countries to watch

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in April hosted a webinar – titled ‘Sub-Saharan Africa: At a turning point?’ – that analysed the region’s opportunities and challenges. Sub-Saharan More...

By admin On Saturday, July 8th, 2017
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Fred Matiang’i appointed acting Interior CS – Kenya

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Fred Matiang’i as acting interior secretary to replace Joseph Ole Nkaissery, who has died suddenly. The replacement was named to avoid a vacuum in leadership as the country More...

By admin On Saturday, July 8th, 2017
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Kenya interior CS Gen Nkaissery dies in hospital after a short illness

Kenya’s interior minister has died in hospital, the government said on Saturday, a month before the country is due to hold national elections. “It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce the sudden More...

By admin On Friday, July 7th, 2017
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Dr Mukhisa Kituyi spells 4-year vision, pledges fair trade between nations

The implementation of the Maafikiano Agreement will be Dr Mukhisa Kituyi’s priority as he starts the next four-year term at the helm of UNCTAD. His term was secretary-general of the UN Conference on Trade More...

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