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EACC cannot probe Airtel merger as Telkom Kenya has private company status

Published 22 Oct 2019 10:12 CET | Kenya

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has approved the merger of Telkom Kenya and Airtel after acknowledging  that Telkom is a private company, reports Business ...

Huawei launches P30 lite new edition in Kenya

Published 22 Oct 2019 09:25 CET | Kenya

Huawei has launched the Huawei P30 lite new edition in the Kenyan market for KES 28,499. This comes six months after the launch of the P30 series in the market that saw over ...

Oppo A series 2020 goes on sale in Kenya

Published 21 Oct 2019 11:19 CET | Kenya

Oppo has officially launched the new Oppo A Series 2020 in Kenya. The Oppo A9 2020 in marine green or space purple with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB ROM will be will be priced at KES ...

Microsoft hires 50 computer engineers for its hub in Kenya

Published 18 Oct 2019 08:50 CET | Kenya

Microsoft has hired 50 of its targeted 100 engineers at its Africa Development Centre (ADC) in Nairobi as it aims to increase partnerships with indigenous small- and ...

East African Cables seeks to raise additional capital

Published 18 Oct 2019 08:41 CET | Kenya

The group and company are also exploring ways of optimising its capital structure which could involve raising additional equity to recapitalise the business,  the company ...

Comesa watchdog approves Telkom and Airtel merger

Published 18 Oct 2019 08:34 CET | Kenya

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) Competition Commission has approved the merger of Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya, Business Daily reported. The ...

Airtel Kenya resolves network outage

Published 17 Oct 2019 15:52 CET | Kenya

Airtel Kenya says it has fully restored its telecom services after suffering a major network outage from the night of 15 October to around 19.00 hours on 16 October. Airtel ...

Kenya Power warns against illegally hanging cables on its electricity poles

Published 16 Oct 2019 13:05 CET | Kenya

Kenya Power has issued a fourteen-day notice to companies and individuals that are illegally stringing telecommunications cables on electricity distribution poles to offer ...

Google to train 200,000 students in Nigeria, Kenya and SAfrica

Published 15 Oct 2019 13:09 CET | Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa

Google said that it is expanding its Digital Skills for Africa programme by engaging local organisations to train 200,000 students in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa in one ...

Safaricom considers buying stake in Ethio Telecom but may start own business from scratch

Published 14 Oct 2019 09:23 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom is considering buying a stake in Ethiopia's state-owned Ethio Telecom, which has announced the sale of shares through privatisation, reports ...

Safaricom donates KES 2 mln to support XC Championship

Published 14 Oct 2019 09:12 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has donated KES 2 million in sponsorship to support the six categories for the annual Isaiah Kiplagat Ndalat Gaa Cross country championships, which ...

Safaricom says it will not phase out 4G network soon but has begun 5G trials

Published 10 Oct 2019 11:04 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has said it will not phase out the 4G network with 5G anytime soon, reports Business Day.  Network director James Maitai said the company will start ...

Samsung East Africa discounts prices as it marks 50th anniversary in Kenya

Published 09 Oct 2019 13:37 CET | Kenya

Samsung says it will offer discounted prices and special offers on a variety of products as it marks its 50th anniversary. They will apply to products ranging from mobile ...

Safaricom's M-Pesa promotes Kipchoge's attempt at sub-2 hour marathon

Published 09 Oct 2019 11:28 CET | Austria, Kenya

Kenyan operator, Safaricom has announced support for Eliud Kipchoge in his challenge to become the first athlete to run a full marathon in under two hours. The attempt is due ...

Kenyan mobile money volumes rise to KES 2.87 trln in first 8 months of 2019

Published 08 Oct 2019 09:28 CET | Kenya

Mobile money volumes reached KES 2.87 trillion in the first eight months of 2019, a 10.3 percent rise from KES 2.6 trillion in the same period last year, Business Daily ...

Jumia Food launches Prime service for unlimited free deliveries

Published 02 Oct 2019 09:53 CET | Kenya

Jumia Food Kenya has announced the launch of Jumia Prime, a subscription package that allows customers pay a standard one, three or six-month fee and receive unlimited free ...

Barclay Bank Kenya mulls integrating WeChat Pay, Alipay into digital platform

Published 30 Sep 2019 09:37 CET | Kenya

Barclay Bank Kenya said its considering integrating WeChat Pay and Alipay into its virtual banking platform, Xinhua reported. Andrew Mwithiga, head of virtual banking at ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 goes on sale in Kenya

Published 30 Sep 2019 09:33 CET | Kenya

Samsung has introduced Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ at authorised dealers in Kenya after a reservation period in August. The Galaxy Note10+ will retail at KES 119,999 ...

Safaricom Foundation, CBM start third phase of Elimu programme

Published 27 Sep 2019 11:43 CET | Kenya

Safaricom Foundation has committed KES 15 million for the third phase of the project which targets over 20,000 people countrywide including children with disabilities and the ...

Merger of Telkom Kenya and Airtel misses 27 September deadline

Published 27 Sep 2019 11:05 CET | Kenya

The planned merger of Airtel and Telkom Kenya is hanging in the balance as an investigation by the anti-corruption watchdog stretches beyond the completion deadline agreed ...

Kenyan cyber threats rise to 26.6 mln in Q4 from 11.3 mln in Q3

Published 26 Sep 2019 10:17 CET | Kenya

Kenyan organisations were hit by 26.6 million cyber threat events in the fourth quarter to June from 11.3 million detected in the period January-March, statistics from the ...

Kenyan free-to-air TV stations rises to 86 in Q4, digital TV subscriptions fall as streaming increases

Published 26 Sep 2019 10:04 CET | Kenya

The number of free-to-air television stations in Kenya grew by 6.3 percent in the fourth quarter to 30 June to 86 from 81 stations in the previous period, the Communications ...

Kenyan internet subscriptions reach 49.9 mln in Q4, up 21.4% year on year

Published 26 Sep 2019 09:49 CET | Kenya

The number of internet subscriptions stood at 49.9 million on 30 June, of which 99.9 percent were mobile data subscriptions, said the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) ...

Kenyan mobile number portings rise in Q4 but fall in FY, Kenyan domain names climb

Published 26 Sep 2019 09:40 CET | Kenya

The number mobile phone in-ports increased to 276 in the fourth quarter ended June from 274 in the previous quarter, statistics from the Communications Authority of Kenya ...

Kenyan mobile money transfers rise 13% in Q4 to KES 2.28 trillion

Published 26 Sep 2019 09:37 CET | Kenya

The value of Kenyan mobile money transactions grew 13.5 percent in the fourth quarter from April-June to KES 2.28 trillion compared with KES 1.92 trillion in the same period ...

 

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