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Kenya Airways set to receive 7th Embraer aircraft

May 26, 2011


Nairobi May 26th 2011… Kenya Airways, the Pride of Africa, is expected to grow its capacity with the arrival of a new Embraer E190 jet to KQ’s fleet. The aircraft is expected into service within the next two weeks and will be deployed to operate to the Southern and Central Africa regions. The new long […]

Al Jazeera to launch a Swahili TV channel

May 24, 2011


Below is some information Bizextras has landed on Al Jazeera plans to set shop in Kenya. We are in the process of verifying this information and any additional word on the deal …The influential television news channel from Qatar has negotiated the rights to install a base in Nairobi in the next few months so […]

So who invented M-Pesa?

May 23, 2011


This might sound boring or even stale, but then questions have been asked and answers provided as to who invented MPESA. It is a question that seemingly wont go away, it has been in courts, newspaper and research articles have been written, but it just does not go away. Here is the latest in the […]

Orange Money customers to access services from Equity Agents

May 19, 2011


Orange Money customers to access services from Equity Agent outlets countrywide. ·        Over 2,300 Equity Agent bank outlets have been set up ·        There are more than 115,000 Orange Money customers ·        Orange demonstrates its innovative might through the development Nairobi, May 18 2011… Revolutionary mobile money solution Orange Money has moved in step with […]

Consumers sue Safaricom

May 19, 2011


Bizextras has learnt that a group of consumers have taken mobile service operator Safaricom to court over the Mobile Number Portability. The group led by Mr Alex Gakuru, the chair of ICT Consumers Association of Kenya filed the case HCC 170 of 2011. Alex M. Gakuru and others vs Safaricom Limited. Last week it was […]

Finally, heads roll at Kenya Commercial Bank

May 17, 2011


Finally, the restructuring at Kenya Commercial Bank that Bizextras alluded to some time back has come to pass. You can read it here The bank has today announced a raft of changes in its top management that has seen some of the departments merged and others scrapped. Below is the communication sent out to the […]

Safaricom Vs Porting Access Kenya

May 9, 2011


On Friday a high court judge issued orders against Porting Access Kenya and its Chairman Mr Patrick Musimba. The orders were to restrain the company and its chairman against making any statements accusing Safaricom of sabotaging the Number Portability exercise currently on going. The genesis of this order arose from statements that Mr Musimba first […]