Inside Kenya’s Online Brothels

It’s a few past one in the morning. A man leaves a bar in Nairobi’s CBD to his car, parked safely a yard away....

Standard Chartered Bank Introduces Fingerprint Login

Kenya's Standard Chartered Bank has launched the Touch Login feature for smartphones that allows customers to use fingerprint to access their accounts. According to...

Equity Bank partners Oracle to launch EazzyBanking, a Banking As a Service Platform

Equity Bank has finally launched its EazzyBanking suite of applications, a banking as a service platform aimed at disrupting itself through innovative technology to support...

KCB & Safaricom Launch KCB MPESA Account to Kill Commercial Banks

We have been talking about disruptive loan facilities for sometime because we are a small business and run out of liquidity often, especially for...

Kenya’s Pesa Zetu entangled in a bitter feud with former employees over unpaid wages

Kenya’s Pesa Zetu, a peer-to-peer lending startup is reportedly entangled in a bitter feud with former employees over unpaid wages and expenses they incurred...

Cardplanet Becomes First Kenyan Startup to be Accepted Into 500 Startups

This must be the greatest news I have had to share about the Kenyan startup ecosystem this year. Two Kenyan grown entrepreneurs Rodgers...

Register for Connect to Grow; Supporting Enterprise Growth Through Innovation and Partnership

Register for Connect to Grow;  Supporting enterprise growth through innovation and partnership Connect to Grow is a first-of-its-kind enterprise matchmaking initiative, designed to help ambitious enterprises like...

CEO Weekends: Inventure’s Mkopo Rahisi wants to break banks in Africa

Getting a loan for an emergency or just any occasion is not as easy as it seems. Banks need almost every document you have...

Kenya Revenue Authority Launches its iTax System Countrywide to Simplify Tax Collection

iTax is a web-based system developed to simplify revenue collection in Kenya by allowing taxpayers to simply update their tax registration details, file tax...

Cheki launches flexipay to allow car buyers pay in installments

One Africa Media's Cheki Kenya, an online car classified portal has launched Flexipay, an affordable payment plan for selected cars on its site, a...

Safaricom ditches its mobile telco look as it starts journey as an enabler platform...

On the surface, there might be nothing much from the new Safaricom logo but deep in its realms the telco is inching closer to...

Top 100 locally-run & most visited websites in Kenya-Part 1

We took to Alexa to list the most visited websites in Kenya. We elimanted international corporations such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo, LinkedIn among others...

M-Shwari Launches a Fixed Deposit Account Dubbed Lock

Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) and Safaricom's paperless banking service M-shwari has today launched a fixed deposit savings account dubbed “Lock Savings Account”, the...

What Heshan De Silva Really Does :Part I

Heshan de Silva needs no introduction. He has been in press for both good and not so good reasons but the devout christian says...

NollyLand Now Available on Roku in USA & Canada |Releases Chromecast-Ready Android App

Launched in November last year, the African movie platform NollyLand has announced the availability of its Roku channel to audiences in the United States...

Why Equitel Poses As A Game Changer In Mobile Money Transactions.

It is the minute that the banking industry in Kenya is facing a lot of challenges specifically on governance issues, leading to a decline...

Kenya’s Sendy creating a network of couriers to open up business in Nairobi

Moving stock from point A to point B is not an easy feat in Nairobi, East Africa’s largest economy known for its snail-pace traffic...

CEO Weekends: Kenya’s MoneyJet Promises Faster PayPal-to-Mpesa Withdrawals, Cheaper rates & Freelancer loans

There is a new entrant in the Kenyan ‘PayPal-to-Mpesa’ market by the name of MoneyJet. The financial technology firm operating in Kenya and the...

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest proportion of women entrepreneurs in the world

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor  Global Report (GEMGR) assesses the state of entrepreneurship in the world. The 2013 GEMGR report shows that there are proportionally...

The Rise & Rise of Kenya’s Kopo Kopo

When M-Pesa launched in 2007, many Kenyans didn’t give a fuss about it, it was just a convenient money transfer service, more convenient than the services...

Kinnevik CEO Lorenzo Grabau ousted by board after 2.5 years as CEO

The Board of Directors of Kinnevik AB has ousted Lorenzo Grabau from the firm with immediate effect after a mere 2.5 years at the helm...

Wala, a digital banking platform is launching to make banking FREE for everyone in...

Wala, a digital banking platform is launching on Android to make banking free for everyone in Africa and completely change the way consumer’s access,...

DEVELOPING STORY: Kenya’s Safaricom to Disrupt Mobile Payments Afresh|Plans to Deploy NFC SIM Cards...

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Kenya's Safaricom is reportedly working on NFC-enabled SIM cards which will see Kenyans use their phones to pay for just anything, from public transport,...

CEO Weekends: How a 31 year-old has built a billion shillings empire all on...

Led by Equity Investment Bank as the lead transactional advisor and other transaction advisors, Kenya’s Empire Microsystems is set become the first ICT firm...

Humble Water Vendor is Sportpesa’s Sh8.9 million jackpot winner

As usual betting is a game of chances and while some have bet numerous times on the mobile and online betting platform Sportpesa, Paul...

Safaricom’s M-PESA Now Running on Huawei’s Mobile Money Platform & API Open to Developers

Huawei today announced that the new M-PESA service for Safaricom is now running on its open, secure, flexible and high performing Mobile Money Platform...

Kenya’s Talent Board launches to help job seekers easily find jobs through referrals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N__tgdSBNg Kenya's TalentBoard has launched to help job seekers easily find jobs from their friends through referrals taking on struggling job boards and headhunters. "The easy...

Yahoo Users Beware; Hackers Steal Data from 500 Million Users

Allegedly ‘state sponsored’ hackers stole information from 500 million Yahoo users in what is now probably the largest cyber-breach in history. More astonishingly, were...

Man Accused In Safaricom Airtime Theft Also Charged With Hacking NIC Bank

Following an ongoing investigation into an Airtime theft at Safaricom that saw the mobile operator nub individuals suspected to have been part of the...

Liquid Telecom acquires Raha, Tanzania’s leading ISP marking its entry into Tanzania

Liquid Telecom Group has acquired a majority stake in Raha, Tanzania’s leading Internet Service Provider marking its entry into Tanzania with over 1500 businesses...