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KQ pilot who flew last flight from New York succumbs to coronavirus

A senior Kenya Airways pilot is among the two latest people to die from coronavirus. The pilot, said to be aged 63 checked in at the Nairobi Hospital on March 29 complaining of difficulties breathing. "His doctor recommended Covid-19 tests...

Coronavirus kills two more as cases jump to 110 in Kenya

Coronavirus Deaths in Kenya: Two more patients have died of Covid-19 in Kenya bringing the number of coronavirus deaths to three. This came as the number of cases jumped to 110. The new patients include 28 Kenyans and a...

Standard Chartered Launches US$50m COVID-19 Assistance Fund

In keeping with its brand promise to be Here for good, particularly in times of adversity, Standard Chartered (the Group) announced today that it is launching a $50 million global fund providing assistance to those affected by the COVID-19...

Safaricom, Education Content Providers Partner to Enable Free Access to Digital Learning

Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) has partnered with Eneza Education, Longhorn Publishers and Viusasa to provide free access to educational content for primary and secondary school students studying from home. “These are difficult times for our country and the world at large and...

Equity’s Drive for Fintech and Innovations Continue to Boost E-commerce

Kenya continues to make strides in financial inclusion for more than 10 years now thanks to digital solutions offered through the fintech. Equity Bank’s Fintech and innovation strategy continue to drive digital payments and transfers through EazzyPay and mobile application...

KQ stops flights for first time in 40yrs, pleads for bailout to avoid collapse

Kenya Airways Flights: Kenya Airways has stopped all passenger flights for the first time in four decades. This decision, the airline said, was brought about by an announcement by most governments to shut down airports so as to curb...

I am sorry the police are beating you over curfew, Uhuru tells Kenyans

Police Brutality in Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta has offered a rare apology to Kenyans for the beatings that the police have subjected them to over the past few days. The president offered the apology following reports of police brutality as...

Jumia witnesses high demand of Hand Sanitizers following COVID-19 Pandemic

The demand for hand sanitizers countrywide has shot up following the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. Jumia has expressed commitment to work closely with suppliers to maintain consistent supplies of much needed essentials like hand sanitizers, food & other hygiene...

Standard Chartered Sh. 100bn fund to cushion companies against Covid-19

Standard Chartered announced today that it will commit USD1 billion of financing for companies that provide goods and services to help the fight against Covid-19, and those planning the switch into making products that are in high demand to...

Equity non-funded income registered 19 per cent growth

Equity non-funded income Equity’s elaborate income diversification strategy has seen the lender’s non-funded income account for 40% of total group earnings, against an industry average of 38%, for the financial year 2019 spurring growth. Equity, managed to register a 19%...
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Jeff Koinange, Maina Kageni, Churchill, Linus Kaikai’s salaries slashed

Radio Presenters Salary in Kenya: Kenya's top radio and tv personalities have suffered salaries cuts as the companies they work for take hit in...

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