French phone maker Wiko has announced plans to enter the Kenyan market as it seeks to establish a footing in Africa. The company will tomorrow unveil its first smartphone in the country ahead of other launches in Nigeria later this year. Established in 2011, Wiko is now France’s second largest selling smartphone. “Wiko delivers style [...]

The British High Commissioner to Kenya, Dr Christian Turner, formally handed over Improvised Explosive Device (IED) training kits to Kenya’s Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary Eng. Michael Kamau and Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) Managing Director, Lucy Mbugua, at the East Africa Aviation School, Nairobi. The IED kits have been made by UK military experts especially [...]

The wife of a former Kenyan presidential candidate who faces murder charges over the death of his son has also been charged over the two-year-old’s death. Quincy Zuma Wambitta Timberlake, 34, appeared in court earlier this month over the death of his son, Sinclair, at Kallangur in June. Detectives from the Pine Rivers Child Protection [...]

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group has said it provided billions of dollars of new financing and investment mobilisation and has also delivered wide-ranging advisory services in Africa in its 2014 fiscal year. Specifically, the IFC, in its results for the 2014 fiscal year stated that its activities impacted [...]

Two people were killed Thursday morning after heavily armed militia men raided a village in Banisa Constituency, Mandera County. The attack suspected to have been carried out by Degodia militia from Ethiopia disrupts a truce brokered by Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku on Monday. Locals say more than 100 camels were stolen in the [...]

Kenya currently leads in African connectivity with the highest bandwidth per person on the continent, the fastest speeds, and some of the lowest internet costs, according to a presentation held by Liquid Telecom Kenya CEO Ben Roberts, at the EastAfrica.com conference in Nairobi. “Investment in the continent’s connectivity is creating multiple benefits that Kenya demonstrates [...]

President Barack Obama told Americans on Wednesday he had authorized U.S. airstrikes for the first time in Syria and more attacks in Iraq in a broad escalation of a campaign against the Islamic State militant group. Obama’s decision to launch attacks inside Syria, which is embroiled in a three-year civil war, marked a turnabout for [...]

Muhoroni Member of Parliament, James Onyango K’oyoo, has said that the current push for a referendum through Okoa Kenya initiative is not geared towards toppling President Uhuru Kenyatta from power but to correct the discrepancies and flaws in the constitution. “The driving motivation for Okoa Kenya which I lead as the MP for Muhoroni is [...]

East Africa’s Rift Valley Railways, operator of the only rail line linking Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast with Uganda, said on Wednesday it had funding of 2.2 billion Kenyan shillings ($24.80 million) to buy 20 locomotives to be delivered by next April. Rift Valley Railways (RVR) is expected to face competition from a new railway being [...]

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