Ojwang is still hatari in comedy. At seventy three, Benson Wanjau who is popularly known as Ojwang still manages to make people laugh and he tells Antony Ongalo that he will not be leaving the comedy scene anytime soon.
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How I manage. How foundational pillars keep Gina Din on top of her game. BY LUCY MORANGI
When Gina Din-Kariuki left her job as head of corporate affairs at Barclays Bank Kenya to start a public relations firm, most of her friends thought she was committing “career suicide.” “My friends said I was mad,” says the founder and managing director of Gina Din Corporate Communications (GDCC) with a laugh. At Barclays she had a good salary, allowances, expense account, chauffeured car and the respect that comes with a senior level management job.
Who killed local loop operators? Little is heard of Flashcom and Popote Wireless despite investments of close to a KSh1 billion. BY GUCHU NDUNGU
On a cold June morning in 2006, this writer had an assignment to interview a senior executive of the hottest investor in town, EM Communications Limited. The company had been awarded a license as the first local loop operator (LLO) in Kenya and traded under the name Popote Wireless. The mood was ecstatic. Media interviews were being carried out in the company’s boardroom and local and foreign reporters trooped in and out of the massive room each eager to interview Eric Muthi, the managing director of the company.
From South Korea to Edinburgh Scotland, Esther Wahome HSC, has touched the hearts of millions from all races and nationalities. She tells Fridah Ndinda about her music, her travels and her family. Many celebrities often yearn to be covered in the media but that is not the case with Mrs Esther Wangui Wahome, HSC.
Why Mobile Pay’s Tangaza platform is a better alternative to offerings from mobile operators. BY LUCY MORANGI
In January, a new mobile money banking and transfer system was launched. Expectations were high that Mobile Pay Ltd’s Tangaza platform would increase efficiency in provision of financial services and broaden access. Oscar Ikinu, the firm’s managing director and designer of the platform says it is unique from services offered by mobile operators in that it works across all existing networks. Existing offerings are mobile network specific meaning one requires a sim card from the operator. Users can access Tangaza’s services from any network in Kenya by dialing *321#. Tangaza also allows Kenyans without a mobile phone to open an account and send money using their I.D.s. The person uses their fingerprints to withdrawal and send money at the agent.