Kenya: Costly 5G phones delay Safaricom’s rollout plans

(Ecofin Agency) – Earlier this month, Kenya’s telecom regulator awarded Safaricom 60 MHz of spectrum for 5G’s commercial launch. The rollout is expected to improve connectivity but according to Safaricom, not many people can afford compliant phones for the time being.  Safaricom has decided to slow down on the deployment of the 5G in Kenya […]

Kenya plans more big projects amid surging cost fears

Economy Kenya plans more big projects amid surging cost fears Thursday February 03 2022 Ongoing construction of the Nairobi Expressway along Uhuru Highway. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NMG By BRIAN NGUGIMore by this Author Summary In its new medium-term plan, the Treasury says it will prioritise spending to upgrade the nation’s rail system, road […]

Kenya gets Sh85bn World Bank loan as cost of foreign debt doubles

Economy Kenya gets Sh85bn World Bank loan as cost of foreign debt doubles Friday March 18 2022 President Uhuru Kenyatta with World Bank Country Director for Kenya Keith Hansen. PHOTO | PSCU By OTIATO GUGUYUMore by this Author Summary The loan is the second tranche granted to the country after World Bank wired a similar […]

Meta sued in Kenya over labor exploitation and union busting, May 2022 — Quartz Africa Weekly — Quartz

Hi Quartz Africa readers, In March 2017, I was driven by curiosity to open a bitcoin wallet. My main motivation was to understand how the entire bitcoin blockchain works. At the time, the price of bitcoin was $1,200, but by the end of the year, it rose to $20,000. The price would hit an all […]

Telkom Kenya launches first KaiOS smart feature phone

Telkom Kenya and KaiOS Technologies unveiled the Kaduda T-Smart to the Kenyan market, marking the first operator launch for a KaiOS smart feature phone in the country. KaiOS Technologies said in a statement, the device will aid in increasing mobile internet access in Kenya and “address the growing demand for competitively-priced internet-enabled devices with affordable data […]

Kenya is now the cheapest country to purchase diesel in Eastern Africa

Economy Kenya is now the cheapest country to purchase diesel in Eastern Africa Friday March 11 2022 A petrol station attendant fuels a car in Nyeri town. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NMG By JOHN MUTUAMore by this Author Summary A litre of the commodity costs Sh112.63 on average in Kenya, compared to Sh118.44, Sh139.08 and […]