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Aquila East Africa, a pioneering force in the marketing industry, has set a new standard with the unveiling of its striking new Pan-African look.

This bold move marks a significant milestone in the journey towards embracing African identity in the marketing landscape.

The unveiling event, held at The Location opposite Yaya center was attended by esteemed guests and senior brand representatives, including Betty Wamaitha, Chief Marketing Manager of Quickmart, Millan Kabata, Marketing Manager of Dairyland, and James Sogoti, General Manager Commercial at NMG.

The event also saw the presence of Dr. Wale Akinyemi, a recognized figure in the African business community, who served as the chief guest. Aquila East Africa’s new Pan-African look embodies the vibrancy and diversity of the continent, setting the agency apart from its competitors.

Aquila East Africa Unveils New Pan-African Look, Leading the Charge in AfricaWith this rebranding initiative, Aquila aims to amplify the beauty of being proudly African, reflecting the richness of African heritage and culture.

During his address at the event, Dr. Wale Akinyemi emphasized the importance of African brands both within the continent and on the global stage. His inspiring speech resonated with the audience, highlighting the need to take pride in growing African brands and showcasing them to the world.

“We are thrilled to unveil our new Pan-African look, which represents a significant milestone in our journey towards celebrating African identity,” said Kester Muhanji, Director at Aquila East Africa. “With this rebranding initiative, we aim to redefine the narrative of African marketing and inspire others to embrace their African heritage.” Aquila East Africa’s commitment to authenticity and innovation sets a new benchmark for marketing agencies across the continent.

The agency’s new Pan-African look is a testament to its dedication to promoting African brands and amplifying the beauty of African identity.

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A few years ago, three friends Njogu Kinyanjui, Titus Marenye and Samuel Njuguna came together to launch an application that would enable people to save and invest small amounts of money.

In a country where a majority of the working population earns no more than Sh50,000 a month, the trio felt that most of the investment tools available in the market had high initial deposit requirements that discouraged willing individuals from investing with them.

Leveraging on their backgrounds in computer science, finance and technology, the three thus developed an application dubbed Chumz that would enable anyone to save and invest with as low as five Kenyan shillings.

“The idea was to help individuals who struggled with creating a savings and investment culture due to lack of discipline and the high capital requirements of most investment channels,” said Njuguna, co-founder of Chumz.

In 2022, they secured a license from the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) to enable them to channel the funds collected to a licensed fund manager who would then offer a return to the fund, and the interests thereafter distributed to individual clients.

The platform would utilize behavioral psychology to guide users on when to save and invest based on their spending habits.

When a user gets a discount on a purchase for instance, the app prompts the user to invest the money they have received as a discount, instead of spending it elsewhere.

“For example, if cooking oil was going for Sh500 but a customer finds it is on discount for Sh400, they can save the Sh100 difference,” posed Njuguna.

The same applies when users negotiate for lower prices. They can save the difference between the marked price and the negotiated price.

“Psychology wise this makes sense because the user had planned to spend the money anyway,” noted Njuguna.

The app sends alerts to users when they are in places where they are likely to overspend, such as on outings.

“A user in a pub for instance can get an alert which will help him or her to avoid over indulging in consumerism,” stated Njuguna.

It also has a group functionality for merry go rounds (chamas), that sends an alert once one member makes a deposit, to encourage other members to follow suit.

The tool also sends reminders at strategic times during the month to encourage clients to save and invest so that they can make the most out of their income.

Titus Marenye, co-founder of Chumz, notes that getting people to change spending habits that have sometimes pushed them to rely heavily on predatory mobile loans for quick cash, and instead focus on saving small amounts of money that could in the long run guarantee financial independence has not been easy.

“Basic financial literacy is lacking and this has meant that we have had to create financial literacy content and partner with a number of entities that do financial literacy. We have also recognized that financial jargon has kept many retail investors from investing, and we are breaking down this jargon to make it more accessible to everyone,” notes Marenye.

He says these approaches have helped even the people who have never saved or invested before to do so, and change the perception that investing is only for a select few.

“For instance, a shoemaker in Ngara called Maina would save Sh50 daily until he managed to purchase his work equipment. His biggest aha moment was when his small savings amounted to something substantial,” notes Marenye.

Njogu Kinyanjui, co-founder of Chumz, says they have also recently noticed that some parents are using the Chumz app to teach their children about finance, how interest accumulates, the long-term effects of deferred gratification, and how to create future financial goals.

“Eliud, a father of 3, has been using the app to save for his kids and train them on how money grows,” poses Kinyanjui.

Currently, the Chumz app, which is available for download on Google playstore and the Appstore, has over 150,000 registered users.

Compared to the continental average of 17 percent, Kenya’s average savings and investment rate is still low, with only about 13 percent of the population engaged in saving. Samuel says they plan on enhancing the app to encourage saving and investing by making it a fun activity.

“We are working on achieving this by creating gamified experiences around saving and investment triggers tied to the clients’ lifestyle around money. We have also created financial calculators to guide clients on how to manage their funds on our website,” notes Kinyanjui.

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14 years ago, billionaire Mohan Galot went to court to regain control of his company where his nephews had stolen billions of shillings in revenue. It was sweet justice yesterday when the High Court settled the vicious battle for the control of garment maker Manchester Outfitters Ltd (MOL) by declaring Mohan Galot as the legitimate director.

Mohan and his nephew Pravin Galot have been battling in court for the control of the company incorporated on November 3, 1977.

But Justices Lilian Mutende, Chacha Mwita and Mugure Thande on Thursday found that the director of Manchester Outfitters Ltd is Mohanlal Pusharam Galot who is also the governing director.

Mohan testified in court that Manchester Outfitters was established in 1954 by his father the late Lachman Pusharam Galot as a sole proprietorship to carry on the business of uniform production and distribution.

It was later converted into a 50/50 partnership between Pusharam and Mohan.

They employed Mohans brothers, Lalchand Pusharam Galot, Ganeshlal Pusharam Galot and Sohanlal Pusharam Galot.

When Pusharam died on November 12, 1973, he left a will dated October 27, 1973, in which he bequeathed his four sons a quarter of his 50 per cent interest in the partnership.

As a result, Mohan’s share of the partnership increased to 62 per cent while each of his brothers got 12.5 per cent of the business.

The issues for determination according to the bench were who the shareholders of MOL are, and who are the directors of MOL.

They relied on the company’s articles of association, specifically article 10 which indicated that once Lalchand died, Mohan was to automatically and without any meeting of shareholders or directors assume the position of governing director of MOL.

He was to hold office until his death or vacate office under Article 13.

As the new governing director, the Judges said Mohan could exercise all the power and authority of the position.

“One of the powers he could exercise was the removal at any time of a director of MOL, howsoever appointed, other than a permanent director,”

Judges said it is not in dispute that Pravin was appointed managing director but at the same time indicated no evidence was placed before the court to demonstrate that Pravin or Rajesh Galot were ever permanent directors in MOL.

“The claim by the defendants that they were permanent directors is therefore without any basis,” the judges ruled.

During the hearing, Pravin and Rajesh admitted that their father Ganeshlal, Mohan, Sohanlal and Lalchand are brothers and the sons of Pusharam.

According to Pravin, he was appointed Managing Director of MOL in 1991.

His case was that there was no board resolution removing him from an office he had held for 31 years.

But the Judges in their ruling found that the removal of Pravin, Rajesh and Ganeshlal as directors of MOL by Mohan in 2007, was an exercise of the power conferred upon him as governing director by Article 10.

“In the circumstances, the conclusion we come to on this issue is that Pravin and Rajesh ceased to be directors of MOL on 14 March 2007 while Ganeshlal ceased to be a director on June 7, 2007,” they said

“It follows therefore that Mohan is the only remaining director of MOL,” they added.

The three-judge bench also cited a registrar record which contains notification of change of directors and secretaries dated March 17, 2007 showing that Pravin and Rajesh ceased to be managing director and executive director respectively, with effect from March 14, 2007.

They subsequently found and held that the shareholders of Manchester Outfitters Limited are Lalchand Pusharam Galot with 1 management share and 349 ordinary shares.

Mohanlal Pusharam Galot with 1 management share and 349 ordinary shares. Galot Limited with 700 ordinary shares and the director is Mohan.

Following the court’s ruling, Mohan in a notice to its employees welcomed the decision saying “I have been reaffirmed as not only the sole director but also its chairman and Governing Director of MOL.”

He assured the staff members that their employment remains secure amidst the changes which will be made.

“We appeal for your patience and cooperation during this period of transition,” read the notice.

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itel, a leading reliable smart life brand, has announced a significant enhancement to its after-sales policy: an extension of warranty coverage for its feature phones across SSA markets from the standard 12 months to an impressive 24 months.

This upgrade not only sets itel apart from its industry competitors, but also serves as a powerful testament to its unyielding dedication to providing trusted services and support to its customers across the region.

Starting its business journey in 2008, itel has deep roots in SSA markets for over 15 years. Throughout its journey, it has always aimed to stand behind the quality of its products and build enduring relationships with its consumers.

The feature phone range offered by itel embodies not only affordability but also practicality, tailored to the diverse needs of users in tier 3 and tier 4 markets across SSA.

Furthermore, itel maintains a stringent focus on product quality, ensuring its devices are resistant to drops and water. This dedication has earned itel the prestigious titles of the global No.1 feature phone brand and No.1 feature phone brand in SSA markets for an unprecedented five consecutive years.

This upgrade not only signifies itel’s position as a global smart life brand, but also underscores its steadfast commitment to prioritizing consumers satisfaction and valuing long-term loyalty among its users. By consistently providing reliable and affordable products and services in emerging markets, itel continues to redefine industry benchmarks, setting new standards of excellence.

As always, itel remains dedicated to transparency and tries to ensure that consumers are fully informed. While after-sales service policies vary by country and product, consumers are encouraged to refer to local policies for detailed information. For further inquiries or to learn more about itel’s innovative product portfolio, please visit www.itel-life.com

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Xiaomi has today announced the launch of Redmi A3, hailed as the best gift you can gift someone this April Holiday season and the latest addition to the entry-level Redmi smartphone family.

Boasting a stylish design, a large, high refresh rate display, AI dual camera, and more, Redmi A3 elevates the entry level smartphone user experience to unprecedented levels of functionality and elegance.

Making style its central priority, Redmi A3 addresses the preferences of users seeking an affordable yet elegant glass design, as well as those who prefer a more subdued finish. Under bright light, the back panel of the Midnight Black is designed to resemble stars in the night sky, while the Star Blue variant reflects a rainbow-like sheen that exudes sophistication and class.

Redmi A3 is also available in Forest Green1, featuring a smudge-resistant, matte, leather-textured back design that exudes rationality and refinement.

All Redmi A3 models feature a large, circular, finely detailed camera deco that presents a different sheen depending on the angle of refraction and lighting environment. Moreover, with an 8.3mm2 ultra-slim body for an excellent in-hand feel, Redmi A3 feels reassuringly robust, sleek, and crafted for optimal comfort.

Redmi A3 brings high-definition video and social media content with a large 6.71-inch HD+ display that offers a refresh rate of up to 90Hz3 to deliver a silky smooth, immersive experience that defies its price-point.

Screen durability is ensured with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 display protection, while enhanced eye-care protection is provided by DC dimming that reduces exposure to blue light and overall flicker.

Users on a budget can still enjoy the upgraded AI dual camera system with 8MP main camera supported by an auxiliary lens that enables stunning portrait shots. Users can also take advantage of film Camera, which allows them to preview scenes using several filter effects in real-time before taking the shot, a feature previously exclusive to Redmi Note devices.

A 5MP front camera is bolstered by a beautifier that smooths skin tone, and a soft-light ring that brightens selfie shots in low light conditions.

Every effort has been made to ensure reliable user experience, with Redmi A3 supporting advanced security features that include both Face Unlock4, and Fingerprint Unlock via a fast and responsive side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Featuring a convenient 3.5mm headphone jack, Redmi A3 is also equipped with a USB Type-C 10W charging port5. Sporting a large 5000mAh (typ) battery, Redmi A3 will keep pace with users throughout the day and beyond, delivering up to 29 hours of call time6, and up to 17 hours of video playback6.

Redmi A3 has also been rigorously tested to deliver outstanding physical durability, completing roller testing (300 times)6 and USB durability testing (10,000 times)6.

Delivering ample performance and power efficiency, Redmi A3 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G36 processor, and is available in 3GB+64GB, and 4GB+128GB configurations.

Extended memory technology expands available RAM to up to 8GB7, ensuring slick app loading and switching, while additional data storage is available via a microSD slot, which supports microSD cards of up to 1TB8.

Redmi A3 is available in Midnight Black and Star Blue1, in 3GB+64GB, and 4GB+128GB memory and storage configurations, and will be available starting from KES 11,599.

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NTSA national crackdown

National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) officers are looking for a PSV driver who escaped after his 14-seater matatu was found carrying 31 students in Meru County.

According to NTSA, the students were on Saturday, March 30 coming from Tharaka Nithi County travelling back home following closure of schools.

The vehicle that belongs to Meru Nissan Sacco was towed to a nearby police station for further action.

Alternative transport arrangements were made for the learners who were allowed to proceed with their journey.

NTSA has urged drivers and school management entrusted with the safety of school children to understand their responsibility.

NTSA on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, kicked of a nationwide crackdown that saw several vehicles and motorcycles impounded.

NTSA teamed up with the National Police Service to erect roadblocks on major highways in a multiagency operation that nabbed several traffic offenders.

Many motorists were caught unaware during NTSA road safety compliance checks across several counties.

Pedestrians along major roads in Nairobi who failed to use pedestrian crossing bridges were not spared.

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Rashid Echesa taken to hospital

Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa was on Saturday rushed to Karen Hospital in critical condition.

Echesa who was being detained at Muthaiga Police Station since Thursday was taken to hospital due to a reported deterioration in his pneumonia and high cholesterol levels.

According to his lawyers Danstan Omari and Cliff Ombeta, Echesa’s condition could have led to further health complications had it not addressed in time.

“My client’s health deteriorated hence his admission to the hospital,” Omari told the media.

Echesa had been held at Muthaiga police cells since Thursday night, pending arraignment on Tuesday over allegations of extortion and staged abduction.

Police said they will guard him at the hospital ahead of his arraignment.

Echesa through his lawyers had asked the police to release him from custody to allow him seek medical attention.

His lawyers are also want him to be granted cash bail to “continue with his journey towards full recovery.”

Echesa who is also the chairperson of the Kenya Water Towers Agency, was arrested and initially taken to Muthaiga Police Station.

According to Danstan Omari, his continued detention would have made his health deteriorate adding that any form of justice related to his arrest cannot possibly take precedence over his health.

Echesa was arrested over claims of extorting money from Kakamega County Governor Fernandes Barasa.

Prior to his arrest, videos of him pleading for mercy after allegedly being abducted had gone viral.

In the videos, Echesa is heard asking his alleged abductors to tell governor Barasa to forgive him. He is also heard begging his alleged abductors not to kill him as his children would suffer.

However, a section of Kenyans have argued that the abduction seems to have been stage-managed as a part of ways to extort governor Fernandes Barasa.

Another video of Echesa conversing with an unknown man while handcuffed in a car boot also went viral.

This is not a first controversy to hit the former sports CS, who has previously been accused of photoshopping former Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala in what looks to have been the same extortion ring.

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Kilifi Governor Gideon Mung’aro is a man in dire need of a shoulder to lean on after it emerged that he is nursing the wounds of being dumped by a concubine who is believed to have vanished with close to Sh200 Million and other multi-million properties registered in her name.

The two have been in a three year secret but romantic relationship built on trust and honesty in what appears to have been a strategic move by the concubine to strike when she has amassed enough from the unsuspecting governor.

The concubine in question is a surveyor by profession and first met with Mung’aro when he was serving as the Cabinet Administrative Secretary in the ministry of lands.

The concubine who is almost hitting 30 is only identified as Loise Makena and is known for her stunning, delightful, charming, dazzling and intoxicating approach and lifestyle that played a get role in sweeping Mung’aro off his feet.

According to our documents Makena is still the Director at her survey firm.

Makena, as per the grapevine chronicles made deep rooted networks in the ministry of lands and her partnership with Mung’aro saw them swindle millions through proxy companies for consultancy services.

When Mung’aro declared interest to run for the Kilifi seat, their relationship rocketed miles high with Makena getting elevated into serving more like Personal Assistant, manager and advisor on critical issues especially mobilization of funds.

She sat at the helm of the campaign.

She is the one Mung’aro chose to trust when he got elected and one of her primary roles was to identify and bring on board companies, suppliers and partners to help the governor swindle public coffers either through ghost supplies, commissions on fraudulent contracts at dubious partnership programs.

She is known to be very aggressive, smart and intelligent with top tier social skills that make her an outstanding negotiator and one that is difficult to doubt.

This made Mung’aro trust her with all illicit money emanating from dirty deals and it is estimated that she was in control of at least 2M USD which is approximately Sh200 million.

The governor, blinded by the steamy and irresistible love escapades courtesy of Makena, is believed to have bought and registered a number of properties under Makena’s personal details.

Some of the multi-million properties are located on the Coast.

Makena is a strong figure in the procurement corridors in Kilifi and seats at the head of the table in key decision making moments.

Most of the deals as per our grapevine revolve around garbage collection, consultancy services especially in the office of the governor and his lieutenants and key programs key to Mung’aro’s development agenda.

However, the fallout between the two imparts more pain to Mung’aro who had trusted Makena as he was amassing funds for his reelection in 2027.

A section of the MCAs who are aware of the happenings are happy that the governor has been taught a lesson.

“Boy child Kimemuramba and he deserves it,” a jubilant MCA stated. Another MCA said: “A man who trusts a slay queen more than his wife or even brother deserves it,”

The governor who is said to be using close friends to Makena to try and lure her back for negotiations has been pleading that the shameful ‘telenovela’ does not hit headlines.

As for Makena, word has it that she must be counting her profits far away from her enemies as she plans to settle with one of her boyfriends

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The Ministry of Interior and National Administration’s Ad Hoc Appeals Committee has directed the Private Security Regulatory Authority (PSRA) to reinstate the licenses of nine private security firms.

PSRA had earlier revoked their licenses citing non-compliance with the minimum wage requirements and other breaches.

The Protective and Safety Association of Kenya (PROSAK) has said this decision is a major win for private security companies.

“PSRA has been disregarding the law and demonstrating impunity through illegal pronouncements. The law remains supreme. This order is a key win for private security guards and the companies whose licenses had been revoked, ” said PROSAK.

“Thousands of private security guards whose jobs were on the line have been saved by this order,” the Association added.

PROSAK had estimated that the private security sector could lose between 500,000 to 700,000 jobs due to recent pronouncements, new laws, and directives by the Fazul-led PSRA. These decisions were made without considering stakeholder participation despite having far-reaching implications that could potentially lead to up to half of the private security workforce losing their jobs.

“The appeals by the nine (9) companies be and hereby allowed.” the Appeals Committee wrote in an order dated March 8,2024.

The nine firms are Hipora Security Solutions Limited, Senaca East Africa Limited, Superb Marketing Solutions Limited, Salama Fikira International (Kenya) Limited, Bedrock Security Alarms Systems and Product Limited, Bedrock Security Services Limited, Victory Protective Services Africa Limited, Victory Consultants Limited, and Marco Security Limited.

Furthermore, the Appeals Committee nullified Legal Notice NO. PSRA/001/2024 that was previously issued by the regulator.

The Appeals Committee stated that PSRA’s decision concerning the minimum wage increase for guards is null and void.

“The Legal Notice NO. PSRA/001/2024/ dated February 5, 2024, is hereby lifted and the cancelled certificate of registration are reinstated,” reads the ruling by the Appeals Committee.

Any adjustments in wages must be gazetted by Labour CS Florence Bore, as stipulated under the Employment Act No 11 of 2007. CS Bore had already disowned the PSRA’s illegal directive that requires private security firms to pay their guards a minimum salary of Sh30,000.

The committee has directed all parties to withdraw any court cases related to the matter which we will adhere to.

PROSAK has maintained that PSRA’s cancellation of licenses was done without following the proper procedures outlined in the PSRA Act Articles 32 and 43, which require notice and appeal before taking such a drastic measure.

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Itel has officially launched the P55+, a smartphone that had recently made waves in the tech community after being spotted in the Google Play Console’s database.

This eagerly anticipated device brings a slew of impressive features, including a high-refresh-rate 90Hz display, a robust Unisoc T606 chipset, substantial internal storage options of up to 256 GB, and a lightning-fast 45W charging capability. 

itel P55+ boasts a sleek 3D leather texture design and an impressive array of features

Catering to the Kenyan market, the P55+ promises a seamless user experience with its Android 13 OS and Itel’s custom UI.

In this article, we delve into the specifications, unique features, and the expected price tag of the Itel P55+, offering a comprehensive overview for tech enthusiasts and potential buyers alike.

Battery and Charging:

At the heart of the P55+ is its remarkable 45W PowerCharge capability combined with a robust 5000mAh long-lasting battery.

This groundbreaking feature ensures that users can charge their devices with unprecedented speed and reliability. The three distinct charge modes further underscore itel’s commitment to enhancing user experience.

45W HyperCharge mode can ensure in just 30 minutes, users can charge up to 65% of their device, and 33W Smart Charge mode goes beyond mere charging. It actively reduces battery aging, thereby extending the overall lifespan and performance of the battery.

18W Low Temperature Charge mode can proactively controlling the temperature, the P55+ ensures that the device remains below 35°C during charging, preventing overheating and associated issues.

itel P55+ places user safety at the forefront, incorporating comprehensive protection mechanisms for the charging port, motherboard, charging IC, and battery. This commitment guarantees a secure charging experience even in cases of overcharging, extreme temperatures, and voltage fluctuations.

Display and Design:

The Itel P55+ boasts a 6.6-inch IPS LCD punch-hole display, presenting visuals in HD+ (720 x 1612 pixels) resolution. What sets it apart is the inclusion of a 90Hz refresh rate, ensuring smoother animations and a more responsive touch experience.

The punch-hole design contributes to a higher screen-to-body ratio, enhancing the overall viewing experience. Users can expect vibrant colors and sharp details, making the device suitable for multimedia consumption and gaming.

The Dynamic Bar, complementing the display, offers smart notifications and free interactions without leaving applications.


Powering the P55+ is the Unisoc T606 chipset, a formidable player in the mid-range segment. Complemented by 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM, and the option for up to 8 GB of virtual RAM, the device promises smooth multitasking and efficient performance. 

With internal storage variants of 128 GB and 256 GB, users have ample space for apps, media, and files. This 4G-ready phone ensures a reliable and fast internet connection, catering to the connectivity needs of modern users.


Capturing life’s moments is effortless with the advanced camera system featuring a 50MP primary camera and an 8MP front camera. The P55+ ensures that every detail is vividly preserved, providing users with high-definition shots and memorable selfies.

Software and User Interface:

Running on Android™ 13 (Go Edition) and powered by the T606 processor, itel P55+ offers a seamless, safe, and elegant user experience. Android™ 13 prioritizes privacy and security, and the octa-core processor delivers excellent performance, enabling efficient multitasking and smooth operation.
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The P55+ covers a comprehensive range of connectivity options, including dual SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, a microSD card slot, a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. 

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Colour Options:
Available in Galaxy Blue, Royal Green, and Meteor Purple, the P55+ combines functionality with aesthetics. The choice of colors adds a touch of personalization, allowing users to express their style through their smartphone

Expected Price and Availability:

The Itel P55+ is anticipated to hit the market with an approximate price tag of Ksh XXXX offering a compelling package of features at an affordable price point. 

The device is set to be released exclusively in the African market, catering to the growing demand for budget-friendly smartphones with premium features.


In conclusion, the Itel P55+ emerges as a noteworthy contender in the smartphone market, especially within the mid-range segment. 

With a focus on delivering an immersive display experience, powerful performance, and rapid charging capabilities, Itel aims to provide users with a device that aligns with their modern lifestyle. 

The combination of the 90Hz display and the Unisoc T606 chip ensures a smooth and responsive user interface, while the 45W fast charging addresses the perennial challenge of battery anxiety.

The camera capabilities, coupled with AI enhancements, contribute to the device’s appeal for photography enthusiasts. The inclusion of Android 13 with Itel’s custom UI adds a layer of customization and features, enhancing the overall user experience.

The Itel P55+ not only offers technical prowess but also pays attention to design and aesthetics. The availability of multiple color options allows users to choose a device that reflects their personal style. 

With a competitive expected price point, Itel is poised to capture the attention of budget-conscious consumers seeking a feature-rich smartphone.

As the smartphone market continues to evolve, devices like the Itel P55+ serve as a testament to the democratization of advanced features. Itel’s strategic focus on the African market underscores the brand’s commitment to meeting the diverse needs of users in the region. 

In essence, the Itel P55+ stands as a compelling option for those in search of a well-rounded smartphone that doesn’t break the bank.

The itel P55+ is set to redefine user expectations for fast charging, offering a perfect blend of speed, safety, and style. For more information, visit http://www.itel-life.com/

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Nearly seventy years after independence, racist white people still think Kenyans are their slaves. Today, we were shocked and deeply disappointed by the unprofessional behavior displayed by one of staff members, presumably the owner at Matteo’s in Karen.

The incident which sparks of inbult racism occurred when one of the patrons accidentally broke a nail. Instead of addressing the situation with tact and understanding, the owner a faded Italian Francesco Checchini approached the patron in a confrontational and disrespectful manner, using offensive and deeply racist language and derogatory terms.

“Do you think this is a toilet? get out of my fucking restaurant, go break your nail outside my premises, Jinga sana” he fumed. This behavior was not only uncalled for but also completely unacceptable and racist.

To the patrons dismay, the situation escalated further when the owner Francesco Checchini proceeded to insult and demean the patrons, referring to them as “fucking animals.” Such derogatory language and hostile behavior towards paying customers is entirely reprehensible and has no place in any establishment.

“As Kenyan patrons who have frequented Matteo’s establishment in the past, we were deeply disappointed by this experience. We believe that customer service and hospitality should be paramount in the hospitality industry, and the behavior exhibited by your staff member fell far short of these standards,” says a disgruntled customer Odongo who witnessed the sad situation.

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MossBets has launched more gambling option for its customers as it seeks to control the betting industry in Kenya.

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Guard Force Number (GFN) by Private Security Regulatory Authority (PSRA)

Private  Security Companies and their associations  have expressed concerns about the issuance of Guard Force Number (GFN) by Private Security Regulatory Authority (PSRA), which could potentially lead to a multi-billion shilling scandal.

All employees in the private security sector, including guards, bouncers, consultants, close protection officers, and others, are required to attend training at institutions licensed by PSRA to obtain the  security ID called GFN.

There are between 1.2 million to 2 million employees in this sector, and the training costs between Kes 10,000 to Kes 12,000 Kes.

It leaves alot of unanswered questions regarding the high cost of this government ID, which could potentially cost all security more than Kes 12 billion. Additionally, it is unclear who the beneficial owners of the training institutions are.

There are concerns that a government institution is charging for such services, with the money being paid to a private security company. It is also worrying that guards are expected to pay for personal numbers, while NSSF and NHIF Numbers are never charged.

There are reports that PSRA CEO, Fazul Mohammed, has shares in several licensed security training schools via proxies and that he is allegedly pressuring security companies to get training from his security training schools, potentially making him one of the key beneficiaries.

So far, PSRA has not only  forced security bouncers from hospitality clubs, lounges and Security Bouncers Association to get training from the same  schools but has also reached out to Universities.

Even highly trained security directors and general managers are being forced to get training from these schools located in Eldoret, Mombasa, Nakuru, and Nairobi.

We are reading Mischief because Fazul Mohammed  is the only CEO or Director running a whole Government Institution without a fully constituted PSRA Board. He also continues to make serious National Private Security Industry decisions without any Industry Stakeholders Consultation and engagement.

It is equally worrying that neither the PS nor CS has spoken out against these unprofessional and unethical practices, and there have been reports of threats against anyone who dares to speak out as well as claims that he has full backing from the President and Chief of Staff.

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A group of activists referring to themselves as “friends of Uganda” have filed a petition to the government of Denmark appealing for a suspension of funding to the Ugandan government over its human rights record.

In the February 14th 2024 letter to the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy, Mr Dan Jorgensen, the activists are calling for an urgent suspension of funding to the Ugandan government and halting support for the environmentally contentious East African Crude Oil Project(EACOP).

“We write to express our deep concern regarding your past and the recent financial support extended to Mr Museveni’s regime by the Danish government, as reported in the meeting on January 24, 2024,” reads the petition in part.

“The substantial funds allocated, ostensibly for climate change and refugees, have raised alarm given the ongoing human rights violations, displacement, and environmental degradation associated with the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project in Uganda.” Adds the petitioners.

The petitioners allege that the EACOP initiative has been marred by egregious acts such as land grabbing, illegal displacements, and environmental harm since its inception in 2017. They also note that there have been disturbing trends of gross human rights violations, especially concerning the construction of the pipeline which has adversely impacted local communities, wildlife, and the overall climate. 

They also accuse the Kampala regime of misappropriating most of the financial support provided to the country, resulting in the purchase of arms, tear gas, and other tools of oppression, rather than addressing the urgent needs of the people of Uganda.

The situation, they claim, has led to the displacement of countless individuals, who now reside in makeshift camps under deplorable conditions without compensation for their losses.

Also protested is the recent request by Mr. Museveni for the Danish government’s support in the  ‘wetland reclamation program which they say “is deeply troubling.”

“ We must question the legitimacy of such initiatives and ensure that funds are directed towards transparent and accountable projects that genuinely benefit the Ugandan population,” 

“Numerous reports and documented cases highlight the severe human rights abuses, arrests, and illegal detentions of individuals advocating for their rights and protesting against the EACOP project. The lack of due diligence before extending financial support is a matter of grave concern, and we urge the Danish government to reassess its involvement in this project.” They submit.

In light of the above, the petitioners have, therefore, demanded the Ceasing of all financial support to Mr Museveni’s regime and the EACOP project immediately, a public declaration by Denmark that the country will not contribute further to the EACOP project and a commitment to advocate for other nations, including the UK, EU, USA, Germany, and others, to withdraw support for the EACOP project.

“The consequences of continued funding to Mr Museveni’s regime and the EACOP project are dire, with lasting effects on the human rights, environment, and future of Uganda. We implore you to act swiftly and decisively in the interest of justice, human rights, and accountability.” 

“For a comprehensive understanding of the situation, we encourage you to review the evidence we have compiled, including videos, pictures, and news articles, available through the following links,” the petitioners further appeal.

The petition also delved into the 2021 contested general elections which they claim was violent with President Museveni exerting a lot of undue brutality on opposition supporters, many of whom remain incarcerated to date. Based on the above, they are of the view that stringent conditions are put in place before advancing any more support to the regime in Kampala.

“Given the alarming documentary evidence by the BBC detailing President Museveni’s brutal actions during the 2021 presidential election campaigns in Uganda, it is imperative that conditions are established before providing any further funding to his administration. The ongoing reports of abductions, rape, torture, and murder indicate a clear violation of human rights in the country. To ensure that funds are utilised for the betterment of Ugandans and not to further oppress them, stringent preconditions must be implemented.”

“These conditions should prioritise the respect for human rights, accountability, and transparency, ensuring that the financial assistance serves its intended purpose and contributes positively to the well-being of the Ugandan people.” The petition further demands, with hope “that Denmark will stand on the right side of history.”

January 24, President Museveni met with the Danish Envoy, Mr. Dan Jorgensen, who is the Minister for Development Cooperation & Global Climate Policy, and his delegation at State Lodge Nakasero where he requested the Danish government’s support for his wetland reclamation program, which aims to address the issue of illegal rice growers in swamps that serve as important sources of rainfall in Uganda.

“I have a wetland reclamation program to encourage these illegal rice growers in swamps to relocate. They are there illegally, so I try to incentivize them. I wouldn’t call it compensation because they are the ones in the wrong. Therefore, if you can mobilize funding to incentivize them to leave the swamps and engage in fish farming on the periphery instead of the centre,” President Museveni explained.

In response, the Danish envoy appreciated President Museveni’s efforts and commitment to addressing climate change and refugee issues. He expressed Denmark’s willingness to support Uganda’s wetland reclamation program and contribute $95 million to help mitigate the effects of climate change and provide assistance to refugees.

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Kelvin Kiptum

Police have apprehended three individuals suspected of visiting the residence of world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum just days before his fatal accident.

The trio, yet to be identified, was initially held at Kaptagat Police Station in Elgeyo Marakwet County, later being transferred to Iten for further interrogation.

Detectives in Elgeyo Marakwet County, the hometown of the late athlete, are intensively questioning the suspects to ascertain the purpose of their visit.

The investigation was prompted by Kiptum’s father, Samson Cheruiyot, who raised concerns about four strangers appearing at their home in Chepsamo village, Kaptarakwa ward, Keiyo South Constituency, Elgeyo Marakwet County, just four days before the tragic accident.

The three out of four individuals suspected of visiting the residence of world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum just days before his fatal accident. Photo/Courtesy/NTV.

Earlier, it was revealed that all four individuals had been summoned for questioning by the Elgeyo Marakwet County Criminal Investigations Officer.

Mr. Cheruiyot, adamant about a thorough inquiry, positively identified the three suspects at Kaptagat Police Station, where the vehicle they used was also seized for further examination.

The investigation aims to shed light on the circumstances surrounding the marathon star’s untimely demise.

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