Google has partnered with Equity Bank, Safaricom and Kenic to put Kenyan businesses online,

The KBO initiative offers an end-to-end solution to help businesses get online which includes:

  • A free, easy-to-build, professional website
  • Free domain name for the first year
  • 10 Free customizable email accounts (to match your domain).You can purchase a customizable domain from as low as ksh1000 plus VAT per year.
  • Free website hosting
Whats the catch? You have to use a Gmail account, other than that, it looks good.
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Family Bank launched M-Kodi, a mobile payment platform enables tenants pay their rent through their phones. M-Kodi leverages on the Pesa Pap platform enabling landlords to receive rent directly to their accounts.

For more information visit the Family Bank Website


A raid last week led by the Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA), Kenya Bureau of Standards and the Kenya Police at various outlets, mainly in downtown Nairobi led to the confiscation over 11,000 Nokia items.

The raid netted 2,071 counterfeit Nokia handsets (enclosed in boxes, complete with accessories), 330 separate earpieces and 9,084 pieces of batteries.

Mr. Kenneth Oyolla, General Manager Nokia, East and Southern Africa said the anti-counterfeit campaign which the company kicked off in May this year has helped boost public awareness about fake mobile phones, batteries and accessories and how customers can recognize them.


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