Business

KORBA WHATSAPP offers self service features

KORBA WHATSAPP offers self service features

Business, Mobile
Korba is here again to excite its customers with a new innovative service named “KORBA WHATSAPP” - an additional access channel to the very popular USSD code *365#. Korba WhatsApp enables customers to perform transactions through a unique WhatsApp number across all mobile networks, cards and banks. This is in furtherance to make Korbarians access services anywhere anytime. KORBA WhatsApp offers customers a host of self service features including airtime top-up, data bundle purchases, funds transfer, payment for utilities and TV Bills in real time. Users of this solution are able to undertake transactions with no interruption to their chats and without leaving the WhatsApp platform. Commenting on this latest innovation, Nelson Korshi Da Seglah, the Chief Enabling Officer of Halges Technol
M-PESA Foundation boosts Maternal Health Services

M-PESA Foundation boosts Maternal Health Services

Business
Maternal health services in Samburu County have received a major boost after M-PESA Foundation constructed and equipped a new born unit at Maralal Referral Hospital. This was done through the Uzazi Salama project, a partnership between M-PESA Foundation, Pharm Access, AMREF and the County Government of Samburu. The new born unit constructed at a cost of KES 19 million will provide neo-natal services for up to 20 infants. The unit has been equipped with incubators, oxygen machines, baby scales, surgical equipment, blood pressure monitors, phototherapy machines among other assorted items. The facility also has beds for new mothers. “We would like to reduce the number of maternal and infant deaths in the County of Samburu.  Today, we have taken infants into consideration and we hope
Uber partners with AMI to Deliver Up-skilling programmes

Uber partners with AMI to Deliver Up-skilling programmes

Business
Uber has launched a high-impact learning programme to help women drivers and those in their communities to develop the skills needed to thrive as independent entrepreneurs and make the most of earning opportunities. For this reason, Uber is partnering with African Management Institute (AMI) to deliver pilot up-skilling programmes in South Africa. As one of the largest platforms for independent and flexible opportunities, Uber is committed to empowering women through skills development that will help them expand earning generation opportunities for their families and communities. Uber in partnership with AMI is offering two personal development and entrepreneurship programmes - Skills for the Future and the Micro-enterprise Accelerator. AMI’s approach focuses on the simple evide
JointPesa startup aims to eliminate online robbers

JointPesa startup aims to eliminate online robbers

Business, Cyber Security
Kenya Fintech startup, JointPesa in partnership with Finserve Africa has launched an e-commerce transaction platform dabbed “JointPesa” which will see both online customers and sellers protected from online cons and fraudsters. The Application will act as a temporary mediator of a transaction between parties by offering temporary custody of resources until both parties are satisfied with each other’s part of the deal in a specific transaction. Speaking during the event, JointPesa founder Valentine Kilonzo said that cyber fraud prevention remains at the forefront of the conversation in the midst of rapid e-commerce adoption. The platform seeks to convert at least 10 per cent worth of the online transaction to be transacted via JointPesa platform in the first quarter after the
Ericsson and Microsoft connected vehicle expertise

Ericsson and Microsoft connected vehicle expertise

Business, Technology
Ericsson and Microsoft are bringing their connected vehicle expertise together. Ericsson is building its Connected Vehicle Cloud on top of the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform that is running on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The integrated solution allows automakers to deploy and scale global vehicle services such as fleet management, over-the-air software updates and connected safety services much easier and faster while reducing costs. It provides flexibility through modular design and multiple deployment options. Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud connects more than 4 million vehicles across 180 countries worldwide – approximately 10 percent of the connected vehicle market. The platform is tailored to fit vehicle manufacturers’ growing demand for scalability and flexi