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JUMIA Partners With Aramex to Launch Offline Pick-up Points
by Soko Directory Team

Kenya’s leading online retailer JUMIA has partnered with Aramex one of the fastest growing courier service company in Kenya to allow its customers to pick up items they purchase on the website from Aramex stores across Nairobi.

 
Parinaz Firozi, MD, Jumia Kenya said, “Some of our Customers who prefer to have their deliveries made at Aramex stores for pick up can select the closest store during the checkout process and click on ‘ship to this address’ and our customer centric staff will ensure quality service upon pick up.”
 
The Aramex stores from where customers can pick up their orders include; Thika Road mall, Yala Towers on Nairobi’s Biashara street, Maji House- Ngong Road, Aramex’s head office- Old Mutual building, General Accident house- Ralph Bunche Road and Westlands- outside corner plaza. Jumia charges a KES 200 delivery fee for orders below KES 5,000 within Nairobi however, customers who select Aramex pick-up stations will be exempted from the shipping fees.
 
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Airtel Connects Embakasi Police Station With Free Internet
by Soko Directory Team

Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with over 300 million customers and operations in 20 countries across Africa and Asia has connected Embakasi Police Station in Nairobi Kenya, to the internet for free. Airtel Kenya explained that this is expected to provide seamless and effective internet connection to the station, with an aim of helping the police in improving the public security and ease communication between the police officers in the station, the local community and other security agents.

     
The police station received an internet device which will allow the station to access unlimited internet for free. The connection will allow the officers at the station to connect to relevant online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter allowing them to interact with the public, receive and send information related to security. This will also give them access to security related information and news provided through the Internet which will aid their duties of s

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Communications Authority of Kenya Takes Stern Action Against Major Kenyan Media Houses for Misleading Advertisement
by Soko Directory Team

The Director General of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) issued a press statement  on 21st January 2015 in which he said the following;

It has come to the attention of the Authority that three media houses, namely Nation Media Group Limited, Standard Group Limited and Royal Media Group Limited have jointly been running a misleading advertisement on Television and Radio since Friday 16th January 2015. 

 

 
The said advertisement purports that Startimes and GOtv are illegally carrying their content thereby infringing on copyright and neighbouring rights. The advertisement goes farther to instruct consumers not to purchase Startimes and GOtv pay-tv set-top boxes to watch CITIZEN Television, NTV, KTN and QTV.
 
 
In addition, the advertisement alleges that the three media houses are the exclusive vendors of Free-To-Air set-top-boxes that can enable the public to view their channels.
 
 
The Authority is gravely concerned by the misleading content in the advertisement

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Daily Market Report: 22nd January 2015
by Soko Directory Team

Kenyan Stock Market

 
The NSE 20 Index shoved up 12.91 points to close the day at 5,172.88 whereas the NASI garnered 0.39 points to close the day at 165.17. Longhorn was the highest market gainer appreciating by 8.06 percent to close at KES 10.05. Mumias Sugar was the market’s top loser declining by 9.84 percent to close the day at KES 2.75.
 
 
The volume of shares traded declined by 7.47 percent to close at 15.31mn whereas total turnover closed at KES 414.44mn. The highest market mover was Equity Bank with a turnover of KES 58.38mn representing 14.09 percent of total market turnover.
 
Foreign buys closed today’s trading at 34.75 percent of total turnover whereas foreign sales closed at 35.50 percent of total turnover. 
 
EAC Markets
 
Uganda: The USE ALSI lost 0.55 percent to close at 1,986.47, while the USE LSI remained the same at 318.82. National Insurance Corporation shed off 11.11 percent to close at UGX 16.00.The volume of shares traded closed at 430,794 shares, and

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Daily Market Report: 21st January 2015
by Soko Directory Team

Kenyan Stock Market

 
The NSE 20 Index shoved up by 20.90 points to close the day at 5,159.96 whereas the NASI garnered 0.78 points to close the day at 164.78. Limuru Tea was the highest market gainer appreciating by 9.47 percent to close at KES 925.00. Mumias Sugar was the market’s top loser declining by 8.96 percent to close the day at KES 3.05.
 
The volume of sharestraded declined by 53.03 percent to close at 16.55mn whereas total turnover closed at KES 377.49mn. The highest market mover was Safaricom with a turnover of KES 106.55mn representing 28.23 percent of total market turnover.
 
Foreign buys closed today’s trading at 43.19 percent of total turnover whereas foreign sales closed at 30.14 percent of total turnover. 
 
 
EAC Markets
 
Uganda: The USE ALSI lost 0.17 percent to close at 1,997.48, while the USE LSI lost 0.08 percent to close at 318.82. The volume of shares traded closed at 2.96mn shares, and total turnover closed at UGX 405.89mn.
 
Rwanda: The RSE ALS

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