Thursday, February 6, 2014

Global Ingredient Manufacturer Ingredion plans re-entry into the Kenyan market

Global Ingredient Manufacturer Ingredion plans to re-introduce full operations in the Kenyan market once it’s sure getting raw materials locally. The company which relies more on corn to produce some of its products closed down its factory in Eldoret in 2002 because of maize deficiency in the country. According to Ingredion Senior Director Strategy & Business Development, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Mike Croghan, the company is working with various industry stakeholders to improve and stabilize market conditions. However, he was non-committal on when the company would reset up a new factory in Kenya.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Airtel Kenya and Chandarana Supermarkets now offers 5% discount plus free home delivery on Purchases made with Airtel Money

Mobile money services have encroached on almost all segments of our economy, in a latest move that will see Airtel Money users spend less 5 percent on purchases made from Chandarana supermarkets, it clearly shows how local organizations are eager to cash-out on this fundamental development. The Chandarana supermarkets have an online based store from which customers can make orders and pay with various payments options including Airtel Money. Besides a 5 percent reduction in the total price, customers will also have their orders delivered at home at their convenience. Unlike most parts of Africa, Kenya is far a head in mobile payments services with Mpesa enjoying a substantial customer base among phone owners in the country.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

KTN, NTV, CITIZEN alongside affiliated TV Stations Goes Off-Air Following Dismissal of their Petition

After a high court judge ruled against a petition filed by Media owners association, top three broadcasters in Kenya went off-air leaving Kenyan’s with a message indicating the same. The petition which sort to have the period for digital migration in Nairobi extended for another five years was not granted by Judge David Majanja saying all the concerned parties were involved in the entire process and he had no reason to stall it. Among other arguments, the media owners had sort for a directive from the Judge on violations of intellectual properties as a result of Gotv rebroadcasting their content. In a surprise move, it was argued that even Startimes was insolvent and therefore not reliable. Justice David Majanja dismissed the allegations altogether saying they were unsubstantiated.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Nokia Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320 Overview

With an increasing demand for smartphones with giant screens, Nokia has finally entered the league with two large screen Lumia devices: the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320. The pair adds-up to Nokia’s best performing Lumia range that comes installed with windows phone operating system alongside other software tweaks to give user the best experience on their handsets. Both Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520 are fitted with a 6inch display panel and comes with latest advancements for windows phone OS. Having productivity as well as entertainment in mind, the two devices offers a third column of tiles on the home screen, so you can add more apps to be access instantly. Windows phone OS still trails the likes of android and iOS, however its popularity is gaining more adoptions by manufacturers, app developers and consumers.