New Safaricom CEO:
Today, on 1 April, Safaricom’s Board of Directors appointed Mr. Peter Ndegwa as CEO of the company.
Safaricom is East Africa’s most profitable company, which is part held by South Africa’s Vodacom and Britain’s Vodafone.
He joins Safaricom from Diageo PLC where he is Diageo’s Continental Europe’s Executive Director.
Diageo is a British worldwide organization that makes mixed refreshments especially alcoholic drinks. Its auxiliaries incorporate Hennessy and Guinness Ghana Breweries. Diageo possesses some portion of East African Breweries Limited.
Ndegwa holds an MBA from the London Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Nairobi University. In 2004, he became Director of Strategy for East African Breweries Limited (EABL) for Diageo.
Ndegwa worked at PwC before joining EABL and between 2006 and 2008 was the sales director. He had recently served for a long time as CEO in Guinness Nigeria PLC and Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC.
At the point when he took over Guinness Nigeria Breweries in July 2015, the organization was experiencing an intense time because of declining oil costs which were thus adversely influencing the nation’s economy. Ndegwa turned the circumstance around through the enhancement of items and a rights issue to support development.
He will take over from the acting CEO Mr Michael Joseph, who assumed control over the administration of the organization in August after the demise of Bob Collymore.
Here are some facts about Safaricom
Safaricom is the leading communications company in Kenya in converging technologies.Safaricom aims to improve the wellbeing of Kenyans through its value-added services and support to community projects, as well as provide a broad array of premium telephony, broadband Internet and financial services products and services.
The business has the largest modern mobile network coverage in Kenya with over 29 million connections and an estimated 67% market share, with its established investors, appealing tariffs, an efficient national dealer network, high-caliber staff and management, which allow the companY to remain the mobile industry market leader in the country.
- Employs over 5,500 staff directly and over 500,000 indirectly
- Has approximately 4,945 network sites across the country
- 50% of employees and 32% of senior management working at Safaricom are women.
- Has the largest call center in Sub-Saharan Africa
Benjamin Mkapa Death at 81 years old
Benjamin Mkapa who ruled the East African country, Tanzania, for 10 years has died.
The news was announced on Friday morning by President John Pombe Magufuli and he later announced a 7 day national mourning period where all flags in the country will be flown at half-mast.
“I call on all Tanzanians to receive the news of his death and to pray for Mzee Mkapa. More information will be released but Mzee Mkapa is no more,” he said in a brief television statement.
“I will remember him for his great love for the nation, his piety, hard work and performance in building the economy,” Magfuli said.
“Magufuli asks all Tanzanians to remain calm, patient and united during this difficult time,” a statement from office of the President said.
It is still unclear what caused his death but the President said that details will be given later.
The Truth behind what caused Papa Shirandula’s death
Papa Shirandula’s Death has come as a shock to many.
He was an actor with a lengthy career of roles in film, television, and advertisements, and was only 58 years of age.
His brother, Ronald Wanyama confirmed to the news that he had been rushed to the Karen Hospital due to having difficulties in breathing.
It is said that he tested positive for COVID-19, and also went into isolation, but his illness was exacerbated by diabetes, confirmed from his family and colleagues.
Papa Shirandula was the lead actor in a popular comedy show ‘Papa Shirandula that airs on Citizen Tv and had won multiple awards including ‘ ‘Best Actor in a TV Series’ in 2010.
Papa Shirandula is survived by his wife, Ebbie Andega, and three children; Wendy, Charlie and Tony.
His real name was Charles Bukeko.
Ken Walibora dies in a road accident
Ken Walibora death:
Ken Walibora, the Veteran Swahili author, died after a tragic accident on Landhies Lane, Nairobi, on Friday, 10 April.
The sources suggest he died in a gruesome crash. The family has not officially clarified whether or not such allegations are true though Citizen TV confirmed that after being knocked down Walibora’s body was found at the mortuary in Kenyatta National Hospital.
In a career spanning decades, she wrote best sellers such Siku Njema and Kidagaa Kimemwozea.
His other books were:
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