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Rubis  Energy Kenya Launches Parnership  With Kibera Black Stars Association 

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Nairobi 27th October 2021; RUBiS Energy Kenya has embarked on an exciting corporate socialresponsibility partnership with the Kibera Black Stars Association (KBS) to promote social integrationand improve livelihoods within the Kibera community.

The Kibera Black Stars Association comprises of Kibera Black Stars FC with 30 members aged between 16 and 27 and Slum Soka, the childrensteam comprising of more than 100 girls and boys aged between 6 and 17, and a Youth Centre for education and training located in the heart of Kibera. The Kibera Black Stars are currently ranked number three in the Kenyan National Super League.

Speaking during the handover of a branded bus, leased in partnership with Loxea and DT Dobie, to the association to supportsporting activities of Kibera Black Stars FC, RUBiS Energy Kenya Group Managing Director and CEO East Africa Mr. Jean‐Christian Bergeron, emphasized on the need for organizations, employees, customers, shareholders, and community members to work together for the benefit of society.

“RUBiS Energy Kenya is keen and intentional about the positive impact we bring to the community. To us, this initiative for Kibera goes beyond the communities’ wellbeing; it allows us to be mindful of the life’s journey the people of Kibera aspire to take, and how we can support them to get there” said Mr. Jean‐Christian Bergeron.

Mr. Erwan Catto, Loxea Ltd. Managing Director said their aim was to identify and offer opportunities for local talent in relation to the CFAO Motto of “With Africa for Africa”. “That is why we are excited and hopeful that our sponsorship will go a long way in building and sustaining local football talent from the Kibera community and advance our relationship to the next level” said Mr. Erwan Catto.

Mr. Chris Ndala, DT Dobie Managing Director added that they were pleased to provide the Mercedes Benz bus. “We wish the Kibera Black Stars the best in their future endeavours and may this Mercedes Benz bus take you places!” said Mr. Chris Ndala

In addition to the donation of a bus and funds to promote sports and training activities of the association, RUBiS Energy Kenya will carry out a health campaign to sensitize the Kibera community on the use and benefits of LPG as a source of safe and clean energy for daily household needs.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Kibera Black Stars Association Chairman Mr. James Midenyo said that the team was excited about the sponsorship and expressed his hopes towards a clean energy conscious Kibera community, propelled by its association with RUBiS who are at the forefront of safe LPG use in Kenya.

RUBiS Energy Kenya plays an active role in corporate social responsibility activities themed around education, health, safety and environment. The oil marketer has most recently supported initiatives in education through the RUBiS Energy Kenya Education Scholarship Fund that awards needy students from underprivileged homes who have performed exceptionally well. The fund supports students in both secondary and university institutions around the country.

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New KGU chairman vows to streamline Golf activities.

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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

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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

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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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