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Trove Provides Kenyans Access To Buy & Sell Stocks In The United States



Ever thought about investing in the US Stock Market? Now you can! Trove is a micro-investing platform that allows Africans to invest in stocks of amazing companies such as Amazon, Google, Facebook, Netflix, etc. directly from your smartphone with as little as $10 or 1,100 Kenyan Shillings.

The plan to expand to Kenya rides on the back of the rapid adoption the fintech startup recorded in its launch market, Nigeria.

As the pioneer Stock investment platform in Nigeria, Trove was created with a mission of providing new and better ways for African investors to earn higher returns and build a sustainable investment culture.

Trove provides more than 10,000 US financial assets spread across stocks, bonds and Exchange-traded Funds (ETFs) for users to invest.

The company has solved the problem of restricted market access for Africans that wish to diversify their portfolio more extensively than any current market player.

Africans can easily assemble a competitive portfolio with the tap of a few buttons at highly competitive price points.

Oluwatomi Solanke, CEO & Founder of Trove Global, said, “From Anambra to Accra, Kampala to Kisumu, we remain committed to leveraging the incredible platform we have built to spread financial wellness to all of Africa by letting Africans invest in stocks on the New York Stock Exchange & the NASDAQ.”



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New KGU chairman vows to streamline Golf activities.



Newly elected Kenya Golf Union(KGU) chairman Njani Ndiritu from Kabete Vet Club has vowed to streamline Golf activities by involving stakeholders and the Government.

The new Chairman said he will strive to be part of the solution and pleaded with stakeholders, sponsors and various players to work together to take the game to another level.

Ndiritu polled 49 points against his competitor George Gathu of Kenya Airforce Golf club who received 40 votes.

The peaceful AGM held at Muthaiga Golf club was supervised by Lucas Maranga and former Chairman Francis Okwara.

Philip Ochola was elected unopposed as the new vice chairman while Karugu Macharia from Windsor Golf hotel and country club took over as the Union treasurer respectively.

Ndiritu in his acceptance speech congratulated the outgoing chairman(Peter Kiguru) for steering KGU to greater heights.

“I congratulate everybody who participated in this exercise tonight, i cant forget our Government, The president Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta , C. S. Ambassador Amina Mohamed and cooperates like Safaricom who supported us throughout the year.

We shall continue to walk the journey together, i will consult with the new team to take Golf to another level. ” He noted.

Ndiritu went on” Lets put our differences behind us. This was not a conflict but a healthy competition. I wish also to laud the parents for their past contribution by exposing the children to the great game which has a bright future.

KGU did a commendable job by exposing the juniors to the international events, We are very grateful”.
Ndiritu said competition always brings new ideas adding that “We need to do much more and support upcoming clubs.

I shall give a good report next year, We ave started financial strategic paper to guide us and put more emphasis on Junior Golf. I Promise to be part of the solution and not ready to go back to the Tribunal ”
Newly elected team-
Chairman-Njani Ndiritu
Philip Ochola-(Vice chairman unopposed,) David Ndung’u(Hon. Secretary Gen), Karugu Macharua(Treasurer),
Executive members-Chris Kinuthia, Sam Itemere, Ndiga Githae, Thomas Mwaura, Frank Wambua.and Taufiq Balala

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Nice & Lovely launches limited body Lotion aimed at keeping girls in school



Kenya’s Number one body lotion, Nice & Lovely, has today announced a limited-edition lotion that is aimed at promoting girl-child education in the country, in partnership with Sky Girls Kenya.


In a campaign dubbed, ‘She is counting on you,’ the new Nice & Lovely Limited Edition aims on one hand to boost the confidence of the girl using the lotion, and on another, to help another girl stay in school. Speaking during the product launch ceremony held in Nairobi on Friday, L’Oréal East Africa Managing Director Serge Sacre, said that the company would donate money from the lotions to help keep disadvantaged girls in school.


“We are proud to announce a partnership that will see Nice &Lovely commit to donate Ksh 5 for every limited-edition lotion bought,” MD Sacre said.


The limited-edition lotion will be available in 200ml and 400ml  packs from June 2022.

“We would like to have this partnership ensure that more girls are given a chance to realize their dreams, especially after the impact that COVID-19 has had contributing to early pregnancies and marriages, with parents lacking school fees.”


Close to 200,000 teenage pregnancies were reported in 2020 alone.


“As Kenya’s Number 1 lotion, it is not only a duty, but also an obligation, that we have products of the best quality at an affordable price to enhance natural beauty and also give back to our consumers who have come to know, love and trust our brand.”

The beauty and cosmetics company has been consistently making improvements on Nice & Lovely skin and hair products since L’Oréal acquired the brand in 2013.

According to the iconic beauty brand, the partnership will also work on bringing out the confidence and individuality in the teenage girls while having them remain true to themselves.


“We work to inspire young girls to stay true to their values, and what they care about, helping them resist peer pressure. We aim to increase girls’ confidence, self-reflection, decision-making, and refusal skills so that they can make positive choices that are true to themselves,” concluded Svetlana Polikarpova, Director & Co-Founder of Tandem Agency in charge of Sky Girls Kenya during the ceremony held in Nairobi on Friday.


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A New Dawn as KCB Group Plc appoints Paul Russo as Group Chief Executive Officer



The KCB Group PLC Board has today appointed Paul Russo as the company’s Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) effective May 25, 2022.

He replaces Mr Joshua Oigara who has been the GCEO for the last nine and a half years. Joshua will be available for a period of time to support a smooth transition. The appointment follows a competitively run selection process that kicked off in March 2022.

 Paul brings a wealth of experience in banking, operational management, people management, strategy, and a sharp business acumen. He is currently the Managing Director National Bank of Kenya and the KCB Group Regional Business Director. He has over 20 years of work experience spanning executive and key roles including Group Human Resources Director, KCB Group Plc.

 He holds an MBA from Strathmore University Business School and a Bachelor of Business Management from Moi University. He also holds a Senior Executive Program for Africa Certificate from Harvard Business School and a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Human Resource Management (Kenya).

 Paul has consistently been a great leader of outstanding performance. Over the past 8 years while at KCB, he has been involved in the running of key strategic assignments within the Group business, lately looking after the regional businesses (KCB’s businesses in Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, South Sudan as well as KCB Capital and KCB Bancassurance Intermediary) and National Bank of Kenya.

“He is therefore the right person for the job and will take the Group to the next level in its growth ambitions to become the undisputed regional leader and drive much-needed business transformation for greater impact of economies and communities around us” said KCB Group Chairman Andrew Wambari Kairu adding that the Board is confident that he will carry on with the Group’s resolve to simplify the world of our stakeholders to enable their progress.

 “During his tenure at NBK, he has executed a significant turnaround, moving the previously lossmaking business into profitability and on a trajectory for stronger growth into the future,” said the Group Chairman.

The Board commended Joshua for his service to the Group since joining in 2011. “Joshua has had a fantastic run as the Group CEO and MD and has led the Group through its fastest growth in a decade.

“He has left a solid legacy for the Group across Africa and beyond that is dotted by transformation of millions of lives, enhanced financial inclusion across the region, digital banking innovations and has built a Group that is anchored on sustainable business practices,” he added.

The board appreciates Joshua’s immense contributions and wishes him well in his future endeavors.

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