Pizza Hut Introduces New Menu

Pizza lovers are in for a new treat at Pizza Hut . This after the pizza restaurant chain unveiled a new menu on Wednesday evening. The new menu, which consists of three categories namely; Super Value, Favorites and Supreme range, was officially launched during a ceremony held at the Pizza Hut Village Mall branch where guests who included influencers and media personalities were treated to a taste of the new range of pizzas. According to Pizza Hut Marketing Coordinator, the new menu follows the success of their previous campaigns and is…

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Emirates Boosts Its Clients Services

Emirates has introduced an innovative new function on its app to allow every traveler to create bespoke playlists ahead of their flight and sync it to their seats once on board. All customers can plan their trip more effectively, and maximize their onboard experience by using the Emirates app to browse the expansive entertainment catalogue at any time. Ice, Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment has reached a new milestone of over 4,000 channels of on-demand entertainment. The catalogue includes over 1,000 movies, more than any other airline, popular television box sets, tens of…

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New bug prompts earlier end to Google+ social network

Google said Monday it will close the consumer version of its online social network sooner than originally planned due to the discovery of a new software bug. The Google+ social network will close in April — four months earlier than planned — and the internet giant will focus on operating a version tailored for businesses, according to G Suite product management vice president David Thacker. Application programming interface programs (APIs) used by developers to access Google+ data will be shut down within 90 days, according to Thacker. “With the discovery…

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Uganda rolls out the EAC ePassport issuance plan

Uganda has joined other East African countries like Kenya and Tanzania in phasing out the paper passports and opting for the EAC Electronic passport. The EAC electronic passport comes in three colours, red for diplomats, green for officials and sky blue for ordinary category. The East African Electronic passport is valid for 10 years while the other categories are valid for the period of the appointment. The diplomatic passport will go for Ugx 500,000/- while the ordinary will be Ugx 250,000/- Those in possession of the old passports have up…

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Kenya assets risk seizure by Chinese

Kenya is among countries at the highest risk of losing strategic assets to China over the pile of debt it owes Beijing, global ratings firm Moody’s Investor Service has said in a newly-released report that has raised eyebrows in public finance circles. Moody’s says in the report that China’s response to sub-Saharan Africa countries facing liquidity pressure has not been uniform or transparent – meaning predictability of credit implications are less clear. “Countries rich in natural resources, like Angola, Zambia, and Republic of the Congo, or with strategically important infrastructure,…

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UNEP bosses spent Sh5.8bn on travel in 2 years

Top managers of Nairobi based UN Environment (Unep) spent Sh5.8 billion ($58.5 million) travelling over a two-year period that culminated in last week’s ousting of its executive director, Erik Solheim. An audit report seen by the Business Daily paints a picture of an organisation that broke its own governance rules with impunity. “The OIOS (Office of Internal Oversight Services) review of relevant correspondence displayed a culture of scant regard for internal controls and existing rules which are established to ensure responsible use of public funds,” states the report. The audit,…

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Tanzania forex bureau crisis drags on

Arusha Fears of the return of illegal transactions of foreign currency gripped Arusha on Thursday as closure of foreign currency shops entered the third day. Equally worrying is the general economic downturn of the city which is largely dependent on tourism which goes with daily transactions of multiple foreign currencies from thousands of visitors. “Dealing in foreign currency is an integral part of daily life in Arusha. The forex shops are here to facilitate business and trade and make life easier,” lamented a publisher. He told The Citizen he was…

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Uganda to force new telcos share infrastructure

Kampala Uganda will force new investors in telecommunications services to rent capacity from existing fibre optic cables, rather than lay their own, to stem infrastructure duplication and lower internet access costs, the sector regulator said on Tuesday. The nation’s telecoms sector has attracted foreign investors in recent years due to rapid economic growth, a young population and general political stability. The requirement for infrastructure sharing is part of a new national broadband policy that seeks to boost efficiency and extend high speed internet access to the population. “We need infrastructure…

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Kakamega goes after ex-MCAs on Sh250m loans defaulters list

Kakamega County Assembly has initiated the process of recovering Sh250 million from former ward representatives who defaulted on car loans and mortgages. The assembly has advertised for lawyers to help recover the unpaid loans from the individuals, a majority who lost their seats at August 8 General Elections. The Clerk Mr Patrick Kamwessar said the delay in repaying the loans had plunged the assembly in a financial crisis, making it difficult to advance car loans and mortgages to the current MCAs. “We have no other option but engage lawyers to…

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Jameson whisky imports in Sh700m tax row Detained by KRA

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has detained a large consignment of the popular Jameson Irish Whisky following a disagreement with its importers over valuation of the product. The taxman is demanding Sh700 million arrears from Pernod Ricard Kenya Limited, the distributor and marketer of Jameson, who has moved to court seeking release of its products. KRA wants the importer to adjust the custom price of the goods for purposes of tax computation but Pernod Ricard Kenya has objected to the demand and filed an appeal with the Tax Tribunal. Related…

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