Friday, May 24, 2019

Bid to boost profitable social investments by local companies

Mark Kramer
FSG co-founder and managing director Mark Kramer. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NMG 
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Johannesburg-based firm Shift Social Development is seeking to expand investments by large established businesses into social good for profit.
The initiative dubbed Shared Value Africa Initiative looks to encourage businesses to expand their

Safaricom extends Bob Collymore’s contract by 12 months

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore
Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

Body of eight-year-old found dumped along Nairobi River

Betty Njeru  The body of an eight-year-old boy has been found dumped along the banks of Nairobi River today. Youths who were conducting a clean-up of the river discovered the body, strangled and dumped near the river. Officials have said that this brings the total the number of discovered bodies to 14 since the start of the exercise. Just last month, two bodies of infants were retrieved at Korogocho section of Nairobi River by a group of youth. The bodies believed to be twins, were found wrapped in a polythene bag. Group of youth under 'Ngarisha Jiji Initiative' conduct clean-up of Nairobi River. Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has since asked police to speed up investigations into the discovery of dead bodies found on the banks of Nairobi River. Sonko launched monthly clean-up exercise last year, taking place monthly to unblock sewer lines, clear garbage and for beautification purposes.

Tough times ahead as inflation on steep rise

Women buying maize flour at a Nairobi supermarket. Consumers now need an additional Sh658 to buy a basket of goods that last year cost Sh10,000. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

Ugandan national kidnapped in UK

Kidnapped. Aron Kato
Kidnapped. Aron Kato 
By James Kabengwa
Kampala. A criminal gang has abducted a 28-year old Ugandan in the UK.
The London Metropolitan police released images of Mr Aron Kato’s kidnap scene on Tuesday as he

Printing companies merge to survive

Sachen Gudka with Kenya Association of Manufacturers CEO Phyllis Wakiaga
The Print Exchange director Sachen Gudka with Kenya Association of Manufacturers CEO Phyllis Wakiaga during an April media briefing. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NMG