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Equity Bank named Kenya’s most admired brand

Equity Bank has once again been recognized as Kenya’s most admired brand, as banks top the list of best brands in the country. According to the latest report by brand valuation consultancy firm–Brand Finance, Equity attained a brand value increased to KSh65.8 billion, representing one per cent increase. Safaricom follows closely with KSh58.1 billion then…

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Farmers asked to take up new armyworm-resistant maize seeds

New maize varieties resistant to the deadly armyworm have been released researchers. Director General Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organisation Eliud Kireger said the new seeds were developed to stop the spread of the dangerous migratory pest. The National Varieties Release Committee, chaired by the Ministry of Agriculture approved the seeds on February 20, 2023…

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Dr Kayode Sanni, head of AATF rice initiative.

Farmers adopt hybrid technology to increase rice farming

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is pushing for the adoption of high yielding hybrid varieties to reduce the Government’s annual rice import bills. Also, it is one of the ways aimed at addressing Kenya’s significant rice production shortfall and enhance farmers’ income. Dr Kayode Sanni, who heads AATF’s rice initiative, said the situation has forced…

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Over 13 million Kenyans affected as Opera stops free data offers on regulatory changes

Opera has stopped its free data plan which allowed Kenyans to enjoy free data bundles to access the Opera, which runs the Opera Mini Browser, as a result of  local authorities’ decision, including the Betting Control and Licensing Board, to halt advertising on Speed Dials (bookmarks on the start page) within browsers. According to Google,…

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Equity Bank's Chief Executive Officer James Mwangi.

How banks paid dividends to members in 2024

Banks paid KSh66.4 billion in shares to its members for the year ended December 31, 2023. The amount translates to a 48.9 a share of the cumulative KSh153.6 billion payouts from all counters. Equity Bank topped in paying dividend to shareholders on absolute terms at KSh15 billion translating to KSh4 a share on its over…

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Safaricom PLC CEO Peter Ndegwa (right) and Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o chat with a woman admitted in the health facility when the M-PESA Foundation handed over a newly constructed and equipped Maternal and Child Health Unit at Ratta Health Centre, in Seme Constituency on April 12. Photo: Courtesy

M-PESA Foundation injects KSh20 million in Kisumu, Siaya to boost access to healthcare

The M-PESA Foundation has invested over KSh20.96 million in Kisumu and Siaya counties to construct a maternal health care unit and organise a medical camp aimed at increasing access to a broad range of health services. These initiatives, the Foundation CEO Peter Ndegwa, said will help lower risk of pregnancy complications such as hemorrhage, infection,…

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Head of Risk and Compliance at the Kingdom Bank Moses Kariuki (right), receives the bank's ISO certification. Photo: Obegi Malack

New milestone as Kingdom Bank receives ISO Certification

Kingdom Bank, a subsidiary of the Co-operative Bank of Kenya reached yet another milestone in their relentless quest to provide world class service to their clientele by attaining the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC 27001:2022) certification. ISO prestigious accreditation underscores the bank’s unwavering dedication to ensuring the highest standards of information security management….

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Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communications and the Digital Economy, speaks at the Aga Khan University’s Digital Transformation Conference on April 17.

286,000 locally assembled phones sold since October 2023, says CS Owalo

Some 268, 000 government-backed locally assembled smartphones have been sold to Kenyans since the first consignment was unveiled to the market end of October last year. The figure translate to 80 per cent of the 330, 000 phones assembled. Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communications and the Digital Economy, Eliud Owalo speaking at Aga Khan University’s…

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The outgoing Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) Dr Habil Olaka (second right) presents the certificate for Overall Winner in Customer Satisfaction Survey to Co-operative Bank team (from left) Phoebe Mureithi, Rosemary Nyamweya and Steve Kirui.

Co-op Bank emerges overall winner in banking survey

Cooperative Bank  was named Overall Winner of the recently conducted Banking Industry Customer Satisfaction Survey conducted by the Kenya Bankers’ Association (KBA), which also declared it the winner in the Tier One Bank Category. This is the second consecutive win, having also won the overall title for year 2022. The survey was conducted by interviewing…

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