Monday, November 23, 2015

List of Kenyan Forex Bureaus

The following is a list of licensed forex bureaus operating in Kenya at the moment. Telephone numbers, email addresses, and physical location is included.


Alpha Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 476-00606, Nairobi
Telephone: 4451435/7
Email: Alpha-forex@yahoo.com
Fax: +254-2-4451436
Physical Address: Pamstech House, Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 11th January, 2003
Arcade Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 21646-00505, Nairobi
Telephone:  3871946/2189121/0721-810274
Fax: +254-2-571924
Physical Address: Adams Arcade, Ngong Road, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 1st November, 2003
Aristocrats Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 10884-00400, Nairobi
Telephone: 245247/228080
Email: aristoforex@nbi.ispkenya.com
Fax:  +254-2-213794
Physical Address: Kenindia House, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 1st January, 1995
Avenue Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 1755-80100, Mombasa
Physical Address: Motor Mart Building, Moi Avenue, Mombasa
Date Licensed: 29th September, 2008
Bamburi Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 97803, Mombasa
Telephone: 041-5486950, 0722412649, 0733466729
Email: bamburiforex@hotmail.com
Fax: +254-41-5486948
Physical Address: Nyali, Mombasa
Date Licensed: 1st November, 2003
Bay Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 42909-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 2244186/ 2248289/2244188
Email: info@bayforexbureau.com
Fax: 254-2-229665/248676
Physical Address: The Stanley Building, Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 16th August, 1995
Boston Forex Bureau Limited
Postal Address: P.O. Box 11076–00400, Nairobi
Telephone: 0205249664, 0732622429, 0702022429
Email: marioshah_101@hotmail.com
Physical Address: Nakumatt Ukay, Westlands, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 26th May, 2014
CBD Forex Bureau Limited
Postal Address: P.O. Box 10964-00400, Nairobi
Telephone: 316123
Fax: +254-2-318895
Physical Address: Clyde House, Kimathi Street, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 24th November 2009
Central Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 43966-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 2226777/ 2224729/317217
Email: centralforex@swiftkenya.com
Fax: +254-2-249016
Physical Address: I.P.S. Building, Ground Floor, Kaunda Street, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 1st September, 1995
Classic Forex Bureau Limited
Postal Address: P.O. Box 39166-00623, Nairobi
Telephone: 3862343/4
Fax: 3862346
Physical Address: Prestige Plaza, 1st Floor, Ngong Rd, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 25th July, 2008
Commercial Forex Bureau Limited
Postal Address: P.O. Box 47452-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 020-2210307/8
Email: info@commercialforex.co.ke
Physical Address: Vedic House, Mama Ngina Street, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 16th May, 2008
Conference Forex Bureau Limited
Postal Address: P.O. Box 32268-00600, Nairobi
Telephone: 3581293, 020-3586802
Physical Address: Ground Floor, KICC, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 30th January, 2008
Continental Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 49580-00400, Nairobi
Telephone: 2222140, 3168025
Email: cfbbusiness@yahoo.com
Fax: +254 2-216163
Physical Address: Old Mutual Building, Kimathi Street, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 21st July, 1995
Cosmos Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 10284-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 250582/5
Fax: +254-2-250591
Physical Address: Rehema House, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 1st September, 1995
Crater Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 130-20100, Nakuru
Telephone: 051- 2214183, 2216524
Email: craterforex@wananchi.com
Fax: +254-51-2214183
Physical Address: Menengai Motors, George Morara Avenue, Nakuru
Date Licensed: 1st September, 1995
Crossroads Forex Bureau Limited
Postal Address: P.O. Box 871-00502, Nairobi
Telephone: 0729-888444
Email: info@crossroadsforex.co.ke
Physical Address: Crossroads Shopping Centre, Karen, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 12th May, 2008
Crown Bureau De Change Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 22515-00400, Nairobi
Telephone: 2250720/1/2
Email: info@crown.co.ke
Fax: +254-2-252365
Physical Address: Corner House, Mama Ngina Street, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 6th June, 1995
Dalmar Exchange Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 16381-00610, Nairobi
Telephone: +254-20-6761628, 6760476, 6762301
Email: dalmarforex@gmail.com
Fax: +254-20-6760470
Physical Address: 2nd Floor, Olympic Complex Centre, 1st Ave/7th street, Eastleigh, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 15th December, 2003
Downtown Cambio Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 42444-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 608659, 609547, 607721
Fax: +254-2-608354
Physical Address: Wilson Airport, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 2nd November, 1995
Forex Bureau Afro Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 100414-00101, Nairobi
Telephone: 2247041, 2250676, 222950
Fax: +254-2-7250502
Physical Address: Jamia Plaza, Kigali Street, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 17th February, 1998
Gala Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 35021-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 020310241, 0729750000
Email: galaforexbureau@gmail.com
Fax: 020310261
Physical Address: 1st Floor, 20th Century, Mama Ngina/Kaunda Street, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 15th December, 2003
Gateway Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 11500-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 2212955/45/49, 0700-003435
Email: info@gatewayforex.co.ke
Fax: +254-20-2212942
Physical Address: Town House, Kaunda Street, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 17th October, 2003
Giant Forex Bureau de Change Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 56947-00200, Nairobi
Telephone: 827970
Fax: +254-2-825327
Physical Address: Unit 1, Departure
Date Licensed: 2nd November, 1995
Give and Take Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 51463-00200, Nairobi
Telephone: 7120581/3562152
Fax: 254-2-7120046
Physical Address: Gigiri, China Garden, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 1st November, 2003
Glory Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 42909-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 2244333/2241164/2243115
Email: gloryforex@yahoo.com
Fax: +252-2-245614
Physical Address: Norwich Union House, Kimathi Street, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 21st May, 1998
GNK Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 14297-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 890303/891243/891848/892048
Email: gnkforex@swiftkenya.com
Fax: +254-2-892266
Physical Address: Jubilee Centre, Karen, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 1st November, 2003
Green Exchange Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 20809-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: +2540202214547/8/9
Email: greenexchangeforexbureau@hotmail.com
Fax: +254-2-2214550
Physical Address: Emperor Plaza, Ground Floor, Koinange Street
Date Licensed: 17th August, 2009
Industrial Area Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 45746-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 551186/551198
Fax: +254-2-551186
Physical Address: Bunyala Road, Industrial Area, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 1st November, 2003
Island Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 84300, Mombasa
Telephone: 041-2223988/2229626
Email: islandforex@hotmail.com
Fax: +254-41-2227057
Physical Address: Moi Avenue, Mombasa
Date Licensed: 15th December, 2003
Junction Forex Bureau Limited
Postal Address: P.O. Box 43888-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 3861268/9, 0725852840
Email: junctionforexbureaultd@yahoo.com
Physical Address: The Junction Mall, Ngong Road/ Dagoretti Corner, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 1st December, 2005
Kenza Exchange Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 21819-00400, Nairobi
Telephone: 822504/2245863
Physical Address: JKIA, Arrival Unit 1, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 9th September, 2003
L’ache Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 45191-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 3514509, 2119568/9, 0711229408, 3752109
Email: info@lache.co.ke
Fax: 254-2-2733485
Physical Address: Diamond Plaza, 2nd Floor, Parklands, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 10th April, 2004
Legacy Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 15710-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 0791587614, 0719670281, 0728647131
Email: info@legacyforexbureau.co.ke, info@syzointernational.co.ke
Physical Address: The Hub Karen, Dagoretti Road, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 24th May, 2016
Leo Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 82304-80100, Mombasa
Telephone: 041-2230396/7/8, 2230399
Email: leoforex@swiftmombasa.com
Fax: +254-41-230399
Physical Address: T.S.S. Towers Nkrumah Road, Mombasa
Date Licensed: 21st May, 1999
Link Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 11659-00400, Nairobi
Telephone: 2213619/21, 0724-256480
Email: Link-forex@yahoo.com
Fax: +254-2-213620
Physical Address: Uganda House-Arcade, Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 25th April, 1995
Lion Bureau De Change Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 4581-00200, Nairobi
Telephone: 0732911138, 0731863896, 0202600072
Email: info@lionbureau.com
Physical Address: Taj Shopping Mall, North Airport Road, Embakasi
Date Licensed: 22rd February, 2012
Magnum Forex Bureau De Change Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 46434-00100, Nairobi
Physical Address: Nakumatt Mega, Uhuru Highway, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 17th August, 2009
Maritime Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 43296-80100, Mombasa
Telephone: 041-2319175/6/7
Email: maritimeforex@africal.co.ke
Fax: +254-41-2319178
Physical Address: Iddi House, Nkrumah Road, Mombasa
Date Licensed: 1st November, 2003
Metropolitan Bureau De Change Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 7080-00300, Nairobi
Telephone: 827963
Fax: +254-2-252116
Physical Address: Unit 2 Departure, JKIA, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 7th September, 1995
Middletown Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 41830-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 2211227
Email: mtforex@iconnect.co.ke
Fax: +254-2-332534
Physical Address: Westminister House, Kaunda Street, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 1st January, 1998
Mona Bureau De Change Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 46180-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 828111/2, 0733744348
Fax: +254-2-828113
Physical Address: Panari Centre, Mombasa Road, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 1st December, 2005
Moneypoint Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 3338-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 020-2211346/7
Email: moneypointforex@hotmaill.com
Fax: +254-20-2211342
Physical Address: Tubman Road, Ansh Plaza, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 27th June, 2008
Morgan Forex Bureau De Change Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 79012-00400, Nairobi
Telephone: 020-4444073
Email: morgankenya@gmail.com
Physical Address: Westlands, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 25th July, 2008
Mustaqbal Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 100745-00101, Nairobi
Telephone: 020-2497344
Email: mustaqbalforex@yahoo.com
Fax: +254-2-6766650
Physical Address: Eastleigh, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 19th December, 2005
Muthaiga – ABC Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 63533-00619, Nairobi
Telephone: 4048883/4044146, 0722362665, 0733362665
Email: mfbfx@live.com
Physical Address: Muthaiga Shopping Centre, Nairobi
Nairobi Bureau De Change Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 644-00624, Village Market, Nairobi
Telephone: 822884
Fax: +254-2-241307
Physical Address: JKIA, Unit 2, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 6th July, 1995
Nairobi Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 12523-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 2244767/2223039
Fax: +254-2-244767
Physical Address: Gujarat House, Muindi Mbingu Street, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 21st July, 1995
Namanga Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 12577-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 02213642, 0455132476
Physical Address: Namanga
Date Licensed: 15th December, 2003
Nawal Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 43888-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 2720111
Fax: +254-2-272011
Physical Address: Chaka Place, Chaka Road, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 15th December, 2003
Net Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 102348-00100, Jamia Nairobi
Telephone: 020249999
Fax: +254-2-250088
Physical Address: Avenue House, Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 27th May, 2008
Offshore Forex Bureau Limited
Postal Address: P.O. Box 26650-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 020310837/8
Fax: +254-02-310839
Physical Address: Cianda House, Ground Floor, Koinange Street, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 12th May, 2008
Pacific Forex Bureau Limited
Postal Address: P.O. Box 24273-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 310880, 310882/3
Email: pacific@sahannet.com
Physical Address: Lonhro House, Standard Street, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 27th November, 2007
Peaktop Exchange Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 13074-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 2244371/313438, 0722332518
Fax: +254-2-210210
Physical Address: 20th Century, Mama Ngina/Kaunda Streets, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 1st September, 2004
Pearl Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 58059-00200, Nairobi
Telephone: 2724769/ 2724778
Fax: +254-2-2724770
Physical Address: Hurlingham Shopping Centre, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 1st January, 1998
Pel Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 957-40100, Kisumu
Telephone: 057-2024134/2044425
Email: pel@swiftkisumu.com
Fax: +254-57-2022495
Physical Address: Allmamra Plaza, Oginga Odinga Road, Kisumu
Date Licensed: 25th September, 1995
Penguin Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 3438-80100, Mombasa
Telephone: 041-316618/2228170
Fax: +254-41-2228194
Physical Address: Nkrumah Road, Mombasa
Date Licensed: 1st November, 2003
Pwani Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 87200-80100, Mombasa
Telephone: 041-2221727/2221734/2221845
Email: forex@pwaniforex.com
Fax: +254-41-2221870
Physical Address: Mombasa Block 404 XV11/M1, Abdel Nasseiz
Date Licensed: 16th August, 1995
Rand Forex Bureau Limited
Postal Address: P.O. Box 30923-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 0722200815
Physical Address: Kampus Tower, Moi Avenue, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 28th May, 2012
Regional Forex Bureau Limited
Postal Address: P.O. Box 634-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 313479/80, 311953
Fax: 312296
Physical Address: Kimathi House, Kimathi Street, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 28th April, 2008
Rift Valley Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 12165, Nakuru
Telephone: 051-2212495/2210174
Email: riftvalleyforex@yahoo.com
Fax: +254-51-2210174
Physical Address: Merica Hotel Building, Court Road, Nakuru
Date Licensed: 1st June, 2004
Safari Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 219, Eldoret
Telephone: 053-2063347
Fax: +254-053-2063997
Physical Address: KVDA Plaza, Eldoret
Date Licensed: 1st December, 2004
Satellite Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 43617-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 2218140/1, 0721411300
Email: satelliteforex@swiftkenya.com
Fax: +254-20-230630
Physical Address: City House, Standard Street, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 17th June, 2004
Simba Forex Bureau Limited
Postal Address: P.O. Box 66886-00800, Nairobi
Telephone: 020445995, 0722703121
Fax: 0204443706
Physical Address: Moi International Airport, Mombasa
Date Licensed: 16th April, 2008
Sisi Forex Bureau Limited
Postal Address: P.O. Box 60770-00200, Nairobi
Telephone: 2445846/0722382995
Email: sisiforex@sisi.co.ke
Physical Address: Agip House, Haile Selassie Avenue, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 22nd October, 2012
Sky Forex Bureau Limited
Postal Address: P.O. Box 26150-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 0202242062/3
Fax No. 0202242064
Physical Address: 20th Century, Mama Ngina/Kaunda Street, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 12th May, 2008
Solid Exchange Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 19257-00501, Nairobi
Telephone: 822922/0722853769
Fax: +254-2-822923
Physical Address: JKIA Unit 2, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 6th July, 1995
Sterling Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 43673-00200, Nairobi
Telephone: 2228923/340624
Email: info@sterlingforexbureau.com
Fax: +254-2-330894
Physical Address: Laxmi Plaza, Biashara Street, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 27th November, 1995
Sunny Forex Bureau Limited
Postal Address: P.O. Box 34166-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 2252013/252079
Email: sunnyfoexbureau@yahoo.com
Fax: +254-2-252076
Physical Address: Uniafric House, Koinange Lane, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 26th June, 2008
Taipan Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 42909-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 827378
Email: taipan@africaonline.co.ke
Fax: +254-2-229665/248676
Physical Address: International Arrivals Terminal JKIA, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 6th June, 1995
Tower Forex Bureau Limited
Postal Address: P.O. Box 25934-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 0723434343, 0739270511, 0772372744
Email: nim711@hotmail.com
Physical Address: I&M Bank Tower, Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 24th July, 2012
Trade Bureau De Change Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 7080-00300, Nairobi
Telephone: 2241107
Email: trade@wananchi.com, tradebdc@yahoo.com
Fax: +254-2-317759
Physical Address: Cotts House, City Hall Way, Transnational Bank, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 21st May, 1999
Travellers Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 13580-00800, Nairobi
Telephone: 447204/5/6
Fax: +254-2-443859
Physical Address: The Mall, Westlands, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 7th September, 1995
Travel Point Forex Bureau Limited
Postal Address: P.O. Box 75901-00200, Nairobi
Telephone: 827872, 827877
Physical Address: International Arrivals Terminal JKIA, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 11th February, 2008
Union Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 43847-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 4441855/4448327/4447618
Email: unionforex@hotmail.com
Fax: +254-2-4441855
Physical Address: Sarit Centre, Westlands, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 1st January, 1999
Ventures Forex Exchange Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 2665-00200, Nairobi
Telephone: 0722650195
Email: wanjiru101@yahoo.com
Physical Address: 1st Floor, Bishop Magua Centre, along Ngong Road, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 26th August, 2013
Victoria Forex Bureau De Change Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 705-40100, Kisumu
Telephone: 057-2025626/2021134/2023809
Fax: +254-57-202536
Physical Address: Sansora Building, Central Square, Kisumu
Date Licensed: 1st September, 2005
Wallstreet Bureau De Change Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 6841-30100, Eldoret
Telephone: 053-2062907
Fax: +254- 53-2062907
Physical Address: Bargetuny Plaza, Uganda Road, Eldoret
Date Licensed: 8th January, 1999
Westlands Forex Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 45746-00100, Nairobi
Telephone: 3748786
Email: westforex@wananchi.com
Fax: +254-2-3748785
Physical Address: Westgate, Westlands, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 1st November, 2003
Yaya Centre Exchange Bureau Ltd
Postal Address: P.O. Box 76302-00508, Nairobi
Telephone: 02-3869097
Fax: +254-2-3870869
Physical Address: Yaya Centre, Nairobi
Date Licensed: 6th June, 1995



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Western Union Open on Sunday in Nairobi

So you have received some cash from abroad via Western Union but it just happens that it's a Sunday and you need that cash right away. There aren't many Western Union agents in Nairobi that open on Sunday. However, there are a few that are always reliable and guaranteed to be open on Sunday.




Most Reliable Western Union To Use on Sunday

  • Western Union at Nation Centre Ground Floor - Open every Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm


Tips


  1. Many banks that have Western Union services open on Sunday but their Western Union services don't work on Sunday e.g. I & M Bank and Diamond Trust. The case is the same for many forex bureaus.
  2. There are no Western Union agents in Nairobi who open during public holidays






Wednesday, November 11, 2015

What is Giniwasekao?

Giniwasekao is a catch word popularised by Gor Mahia footbal club fans in 2013. The word is combination of two Dholuo (luo) words, "Gini" and "Wasekao". When translated, the phrase means, "We have taken this thing". When the phrase started being  used, fans were literally saying that the Kenyan Premier League cup was Gor Mahia's to win in 2013. It is worthwhile to note that before 2013, Gor Mahia had not won the league for 18 years.

Other Variations of Giniwasekao


  1. Gini marwa - this thing is ours; short form for "gini" (this thing) "en" (is) "marwa" (ours)
  2. Gini wasekano - we have taken and kept this thing;
  3. Gini ne wakao chon - we took this thing a long time ago; short for gini nene wakao chon
  4. Gini wasebano - we have folded this thing away;
  5. Gini waseringo go - we have run away with this thing;
  6. Gini wan go - We have got this thing with us;
  7. Gini wabiroga kao - we will be taking this thing.
  8. Gini ok mawa - this thing will not be taken from us.
  9. Gigi wasekao - we have taken these things, plural for gini wasekao.
  10. Gini wasedieng'o - we have hit this thing. To mean that you are absolutely certain that indeed you have taken it.
  11. Gini wasemonjo - We have invaded this thing. 
  12. Gini usekao - You have taken this thing. 
  13. Gini okginyalkao - They cannot take this thing. 
  14. Gini wanyalo!- Yes we can!
  15. Gini waseting'o- we have carried this thing.
  16. Gini wasepando-We have hidden this thing


Resources

  1. Gor Mahia FC
  2. Gor Mahia on Wikipedia




How to Use Twitter for Business in Kenya

Kenyans have taken to Twitter by storm, but, have you ever wondered what the value of Twitter is for sales and business in Kenya. Everyone knows the indisputable value of LinkedIn for business to business sales, marketing, prospecting, and entrepreneurs in general. But Twitter is finally gaining popularity in business to business.

The latest Twitter strategies, tactics, tools, and best practices are laid out in this article.


What is Twitter?

Quite often, people’s gut reaction to Twitter is, “No one needs to know what I’m doing” or “I don’t care what other people are doing.

While this may be the surface view, Twitter is also a great way to expand your network. It is a useful communication tool that allows you to interact with people around the world in three different ways:


  1. Send a short message to a bunch of people publicly
  2. Send a short message to a specific person publicly
  3. Send a short message to a specific person privately

Twitter is also referred to as a “micro-blogging” service, meaning you can post short updates limited to 140 characters or less. Why? Originally, the limitation was created to make Twitter compatible with mobile phones and text messaging. Now, it’s a useful characteristic that allows users to receive rapid-fire, concise information from many, many people!

A Business Perspective

Twitter is a relationship building and relationship maintenance tool; the most obvious business use of Twitter is to meet potential customers and leads the same way you would at networking event or tradeshow.

However, you can also use it to:


  1. Develop and promote your brand
  2. Interact with your customer base
  3. Track what people are saying about your company and brand
  4. Create a buzz around upcoming events
  5. Help individual employees act as liaisons to the public
  6. Promote other content you’ve created such as blog posts on your website
  7. Develop direct relationships with Kenyan bloggers and journalists for potential PR placement

Setting Up and Optimizing Your Profile

Signing Up For Twitter

Before signing up, consider if you want a personal or a business Twitter account. Both are good for a company to have, but serve different purposes.

Company account: Represents the company as a whole. Use this type of account to:


  1. Keep your customer base up-to-date on your events
  2. Promote recent blog articles or news
  3. Update your consumers about products/services
  4. Give real-time updates at conferences and events

Personal account: Used by an individual employee at the company. This account type is more personalized, can be used to talk about non-company related things and is better for direct relationship building. Use this type of account to:


  1. Act as a liaison to the public for your company
  2. Update people on what you’re working on
  3. Share tidbits about your personality
  4. Expand your company’s network and make connections

To create an account, go to  http://twitter.com and click the “Sign Up” button.

Clicking this button will bring you to a page where you will select your username and password.

Your username is very important. This name will be how people will refer to you on Twitter, and potentially how people will acknowledge you if you ever meet any of your Twitter followers offline. Think of your Twitter handle as your personal brand name. That’s how important it is.

The following are a few ideas for Twitter Handles:


  1. Your full name (KimaniOdhiambo)
  2. A variation of your name (KOdhis)
  3. A combination of your name and your company (CompanyKimani)
  4. A combination of your name and your industry (MarketingKimani)

Making your Twitter handle as close to your name as possible will make it easier for people to recognize you at a conference or event. However, sometimes people will put their Twitter handles on their nametag to avoid confusion.

Using your real name on Twitter helps you look like a real, authentic person if someone stumbles upon your profile.

Twitter Handle warnings:

  1. Don’t name your Twitter handle completely random (ReggaeMan). This is a lost branding opportunity for you and your company.
  2. Avoid using numbers (Kimania123). Unless there is a reason for the specific numbers, it looks It gives an impression that you aren’t putting thought into your username.
  3. Don’t use an underscore (PR_Odhiambo). Don’t generally use underscore. It seems you are unaware of the “social norms.”

After you choose your handle and click “Create my account,” it will bring you to a screen asking to check if your email contacts are already on Twitter. If you have a Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo account, feel free to see if anyone you know is already signed up. (However, you can skip this step.) If you do decide to check, beware of the prompt asking if you’d like to invite them all to Twitter. This will send a message all your contacts. Only do this if you want to.

Personalizing Your Profile

It is essential that you personalize your account before you begin interacting and following people.

Your profile is where you can reference your company, your blog, talk about your interests and list your location.

Click the “Edit Your Profile” on your profile page.

The first item in your profile is your name. Always list your real name when using Twitter for business.

For your URL, or web address, it’s best practice always to include a link. Put a link to your:


  1. Company website
  2. Blog
  3. Personal website
  4. LinkedIn Profile

In the “One Line Bio” section, be as descriptive as possible. This is your elevator pitch—your opportunity to convince people to follow you back. Consider it a snapshot of your background. You can include:


  1. Your company
  2. Your position
  3. Your hobbies/interests
  4. Your specializations
  5. Your recent projects

Protecting your tweets is not recommend. It will slow down your network growth.

By clicking on “Protect my updates” box, your Twitter stream will be private, and no one will be able to see your updates without following you. This is not recommended as enabling this option would protect your updates. Many people judge whether to follow someone back through the type of information you tweet. You are as valuable as your updates; don’t keep people from getting a peek!

Your First Tweet


You can start Tweeting even before finding people to follow. This will give people an idea of the type of content you will be tweeting. The most valuable asset is the information you provide.

So what can you tweet about?

Types of tweets:

  1. An observation: Tweet about what you’re thinking, feeling or doing
  2. What you’re reading: Post a link to an interesting blog post or news article
  3. What you’re watching: Post a link to a cool video from YouTube or any other channel
  4. What events you’re going to: Share a link to the next event you are organizing or attending
  5. Promote your content: Post a link to your most recent personal blog article or company
  6. Promote someone else’s content: Post a link to someone else’s blog article as a helpful resource
  7. Chat with someone: Send messages using an @ sign
  8. Retweet what someone else has tweeted: Retweet to repeat what someone else has said

Finding People to Follow

The most challenging and time-consuming part of using Twitter is building your network. Expanding your network doesn’t happen immediately; you need commitment and time to use Twitter effectively.

But where can you find people you would want to follow?


  1. Twitters Search (http://search.twitter.com): This is a search function that helps finding people who are tweeting specific words. For example, you can find people who have tweeted about “public relations.” Follow people talking about the topics you enjoy.
  2. Follow People Your Followers are Following: Once you begin receiving updates from a handful of people, watch to see whom those people tweet using an @reply. Maybe that person would be fun to follow as well!
  3. Follow bloggers and Thought Leaders: Following your favourite Kenyan bloggers is a good strategy. Various bloggers include a link to their Twitter account on personal info section or in their sidebar.
  4. Collect Twitter Names at Events: Many social media-savvy people will include their Twitter handle on their nametag at an event. Write down their names and follow them later. By adding their handle to the end of http://twitter.com/USERNAME you can find their Twitter account.
  5. Follow Hashtags (#) at Events: At every events, the organizer will establish a hashtag, so anyone tweeting at the event can include the hashtag (#) in their Tweet. Follow those people who are at the same event as you who you may not have met in person yet.


Following Warnings:


  1. Don't follow too many people immediately: Do not follow more than 25-50 people a day, because there will be a time gap between following people and they follow you back. In your profile if you are following 3,000 people and only 40 followers have followed you back so far, it appears that 2960 of those who you followed chose not to follow you chose not to follow you back. This looks like an unfavourable ratio makes you look like a bad person to add o one’s network.
  2. Remove all who don’t follow you back: Although people do this in order to have a “valuable ratio”, it is artificial network building and not a best practice.


Getting Other People to Follow You

To have valuable two-way conversations, people should follow you back and receive your updates too. It is very essential to get your profile fully set up before reaching out for new connections. If you follow someone who doesn’t already know you, there should be sufficient information about you in your profile so that person can make the decision whether to follow you back or not.

Twitter usernames should be easy to find. Create a list of all the Twitter handles of the people in your company. By giving your customers an easy way to interact with individual people, it helps them get to know the type of people who work at your company. It also gives insight to your brand!
Make your tweets useful resources so people need you. You are what you tweet. People will want to follow you if they think they will get value from your content. You want to avoid making your Twitter account purely a promotional tool.

Engaging With Your Network

How do you tweet at a specific person?

If you need to send a message to another person on Twitter, you need to use @ before the person’s name. Think of it as the “address” of tweet. This type of message is public, viewable by anyone.

Here is an example of how you would send a tweet to Kimani Odhiambo.

Example: "@kimaniOdhiambo what’s up?"

If you use @USERNAME at the beginning of the tweet, Twitter knows who to send it to. This kind of tweet is also called a reply or @reply (Pronounced “at reply”). All of the @replies you receive will go into your @Mentions tab.

If you don’t put @USERNAME at the very beginning of your tweet, it will not go to that person’s replies.

Example:Leaving for South Africa. Hope to have a wonderful trip with @Wanjiku

The above tweet would not go into Kimani Odhiambo’s Reply Tab. anytime you put @ in front of someone’s username, it automatically becomes a link to that person’s profile. With this feature it is easier to check those people’s profiles and engage with them as well.

Direct Messages:

You can also send someone a private message on Twitter. This private message is called direct message or DM. Send a direct message by either going to that person’s profile or clicking the “message” link on the person’s profile or by tweeting D USERNAME and then your message

Example: "D KimaniOdhiambo Do you want to meet tomorrow?"

This message is a private message and will not be part of public Twitter stream. You will receive an email with the direct message, and it will also go into the “Messages” tab. However, you can only DM people if you follow them and they follow you back.

Using Twitter for Marketing

Twitter is a very effective tool to drive people to your website. Regular tweeting can do wonders to establish you as a brand. Tweet about anything related to your product or service or whatever your employees have posted on your blog or website. You can mention about the new white paper which people can download for free. If your site content is truly remarkable, people may start tweeting about it on their own! They can share your resource to their friends on Twitter.

Monitor your brand on Twitter. Twitter Search tool ( http://search.twitter.com), can be used to search and track what people are saying about your company, products, competitors or any other hot words in your industry.

Use the Twitter “Favorites” feature as a list of company testimonials. If people have favorited any of your tweets, it could be used as a testimonial.

Use Twitter to promote events. Twitter is one of the best platforms to promote events, as engagement is very high. Best practice is to send people directly to an event sign-up page.

Using Twitter for Public Relations

Twitter can be used to build relationships with reporters, bloggers and other media people. In Kenya,. as with other parts of the world, reporters and big-time bloggers are incredibly active in social networks, especially when gathering information for stories.

Watch for tweets about editorial opportunities. Twitter is a great place for media people to look for last-minute, additional resources for their stories because the nature of Twitter is very quick response. Keep close track of tweets when following bloggers and reporters and scan for any opportunities.
Sending a Direct Message to reporters. Direct messages are very casual, and people prefer DMs to email pitches. It saves time.

Using Twitter for Customer Service

Give response to people’s concerns. A business should always designate someone to track the company’s name and products in Twitter Search. That person can address any negative comments, give feedback and help customers solve their products in real time. The speedy response will impress customers.

A company can utilize twitter account to update customers with any temporary down-time. Safaricom has used this successfully in the past. If you anticipate a down-time or there’s a glitch which needs to be fixed, twitter works best. Your customers will be less upset and more appreciative that your company is trying its best to relieve the problem.

Follow back everyone who follow your Company Account. Although the company can pick and choose whom to follow back, there’s no reason to limit. Also, the added benefit of following back everyone who follows your company account is the ability to DM you.

Sending an auto direct message whenever someone new follows should be avoided.

Resources

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Shocking: Indian Girl with No Face, Eyes or Nose

Khadija Khatoon is an Indian girl who suffers from a rare condition. She has had a tumor growing over her head since she was 2 years old. The tumor has left her faceless with just a small slit to breathe and eat from ...<<<read more>>>

A young woman has lived her whole life with no face as doctors warned surgery could kill her - now they think it may be hiding a tumour.

Khadija Khatoon, 21, has a mass of skin hanging from her forehead and no eyes or nose - just a small slit.

Parents Rashid Mulla and Amina Bibi said they were initially unaware of their daughter's condition but became concerned after she failed to open her eyes despite being two months old.

They said doctors told them, "there was nothing they could do" and any attempts to perform surgery could have killed her.

Her condition worsened as her excess skin kept growing.

Rare: Khadija was born with a devastating facial condition
Later as an adult Khadija made the same decision as her parents although admitted that her condition had prevented her from going to school and she didn't have any friends.

She said: “My family is my only friend and I love them dearly.

“It’s not a matter of coping, I just live as I am.”

Khadija Khatoon, 21, in front of her home
Born into a poor family in Kolkata, Eastern India, where the men bring in only £70 a month they were unable to take their daughter for further tests.

Government officer Rupak Dutta took to Facebook to appeal for the public's help after he spotted Khadija walking down the street.

Family didn't know she had condition until she was two months old
Dr Anirban Deep Banerjee said Khadija has Neurofibromatosis, a condition that makes sufferers prone to tumours, reports The Sun.

He says: "There's a possibility she has a tumour inside her face which could be fatal.

Mum: Parents didn't want to risk surgery as daughter might die
"If she's willing we could need to do a lot of tests to determine how successful surgery could be."

A Crowdfunder page has been set up with the aim of raising £10,000 for Khadija’s medical bills.

Source: The Mirror

List of Insurance Companies in Kenya

There are 35 non-life/general insurance companies and 25 life insurance companies in Kenya. Below is the comprehensive list.


List of General/Non-Life Insurance Companies in Kenya

  1. AAR Insurance Kenya
  2. African Merchant Assurance
  3. AIG Insurance Company
  4. APA Insurance Company
  5. Britam General Insurance
  6. British American Insurance
  7. Cannon Assurance Company
  8. CIC General Insurance
  9. Corporate Insurance Company
  10. Directline Assurance Company 
  11. Fidelity Shield Insurance
  12. First Assurance Company 
  13. GA Insurance Company 
  14. Gateway Insurance Company 
  15. Geminia Insurance Company 
  16. Heritage Insurance Company 
  17. ICEA Lion General Insurance 
  18. Intra-Africa Assurance 
  19. Invesco Assurance Company 
  20. Jubilee Insurance Company 
  21. Kenindia Assurance Company 
  22. Kenya Orient Insurance 
  23. Madison Insurance Company 
  24. Mayfair Insurance Company 
  25. Occidental Insurance 
  26. Pacis Insurance Company 
  27. Phoenix Of East Africa 
  28. Resolution Insurance Company 
  29. Saham Insurance Company 
  30. Takaful Insurance Of Africa 
  31. Tausi Assurance Company 
  32. The Kenyan Alliance Insurance 
  33. Trident Insurance Company 
  34. UAP Insurance Company 
  35. Xplico Insurance Company

List of Life Insurance Companies in Kenya

  1. APA Life Assurance Company 
  2. British American Insurance 
  3. Cannon Assurance Company 
  4. Capex Life Assurance Company 
  5. CIC Life Assurance Company 
  6. Corporate Insurance 
  7. First Assurance Company 
  8. GA Life Assurance Company 
  9. Geminia Insurance Company 
  10. ICEA Lion Life Assurance 
  11. Jubilee Insurance Company 
  12. Kenindia Assurance Company 
  13. Kenya Orient Life Assurance 
  14. Liberty Life Assurance 
  15. Madison Insurance Company 
  16. Metropolitan Insurance 
  17. Old Mutual Life Assurance 
  18. Pan Africa Insurance 
  19. Pioneer Assurance Company 
  20. Prudential Life Assurance 
  21. Saham Assurance 
  22. Takaful Insurance Of Africa 
  23. The Kenyan Alliance 
  24. The Monarch Insurance 
  25. UAP Life Assurance Company

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

How to Transfer a Vehicle Logbook

Have you recently purchased a vehicle and need to transfer ownership? Transfer of a vehicle logbook is now easy and takes less than a week at the Kenya Revenue Authority.


Requirements


  1. A duly filled and signed transfer from "C" obtained from the Road Transport offices in Times Tower, Nairobi, Customs House, Mombasa or the District Commissioners office. You also download this form from this KRA page.
  2. The original logbook: one is expected to fill up the first vacant 'change' giving his/her full name, address, and signature.
  3. Copies of National Identity card or passport of both buyer and seller or a Certificate of Business Registration in the case of companies
  4. Valid insurance cover. The copy that the insurance company provides.
  5. Both purchase tax and transfer fee in accordance with the engine capacity rating of the vehicle. This information is available at the back of Form C.
  6. Copies of PIN for both seller and buyer.

One you have all these documents, lodge them with Road Transport Offices at Times Tower, Nairobi, and Customs House, Mombasa or at any District Commissioners Offices.

Tips & Warnings


There are genuine brokers who charge a small fee deliver the documents to the Road Transport Offices. Only work with people who have been referred to you and come highly recommended. There are many crooks in Nairobi who will take your money and disappear.

Resources

Kenya Revenue Authority Transfer or Change of Ownership of Motor Vehicles or Trailers

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Kenya Certificate of Good Conduct - How To Apply & Requirements

Do you want to know how to apply for a Kenyan Certificate of Good Conduct, also known as a Police Clearance Certificate? A Kenyan Certificate of Good Conduct has become an important document. Almost all employers, government departments and NGO's request one during pre-employment vetting. Many companies also request the certificate from the directors' of companies placing tenders for the supply of goods and services. The certificate is essentially a search into an individual's records held by the Kenyan Criminal Investigations Department (CID). The certificate confirms that the holder has not engaged in any criminal activity in the preceding 6 months and has not served any jail time for a crime.



Police Certificate of Good Conduct Requirements For Kenyan Citizens

  1. The applicants complete set of rolled and plain fingerprints to be taken by the Kenya Police at the time of application.
  2. Original and photocopy of your 2nd Generation ID card. See below if you have lost your Kenyan identity card.
  3. A fee of KES 1,000 (1,050 on eCitizen)

Certificate of Good Conduct Requirements For Foreigners

  1. Should provide the original and copy of the passport pages with personal details
  2. A fee of Euros 38. 
  3. A letter explaining the need for the certificate.


How To Apply For a Police Certificate

Update for Nairobi!!!!

Apply for Police Certificate of Good Conduct Online on eCitizen

If you are in Nairobi, you MUST apply for the certificate of good conduct online. This service is currently only available for Nairobi. We will update the blog when it is rolled out to other parts of the country. 
  1. Create an eCitizen Account
  2. On the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Tab and click "Get Service Now!"
  3. Follow to instructions to apply for an adult or child under 18.
  4. Select the mode of payment and pay for the police Clearance. The cost is Kshs. 1,050.
  5. Download and print two(2) copies of your invoice, and one copy of your C24 on both sides of an A4 paper
  6. Present the C24 and invoices with an original National ID for adults and Original Birth Certificate for minors, to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Department Headquarters for finger print processing.  CID Headquarters is located on Kiambu road just after Muthaiga Golf Club on your right. Take a matatu number 100 and ask them to drop you at the CID headquarters.
  7. During the application, you will be able to select the date when you want your fingerprints taken. 

Need a Good Conduct Certificate & Don't Have Your Original ID?

No worries. Before you go to the CID Offices, do this first:
  1. You will need KES 300.
  2. Report the loss of your Kenyan ID at a police station and receive a police abstract (This article has instructions on how to replace a lost Kenyan ID)
  3. Visit the nearest Registrar of Persons Center in Kenya. Every County in Kenya has at least one. Alternatively, you can visit any Huduma Center countrywide. 
  4. Explain to them that you need to get a printout of your ID to apply for a police certificate.
  5. They will issue you with a form to fill in your name and ID number.
  6. Deposit the fee of KES 300 at a Kenya Commercial Bank Branch, Director, Registrar of Persons Account. The registration officials will advise you on the account number.
  7. Fill the form and they will then take your fingerprints on the form and stamp it.
  8. Present the form and bank slip to NSSF House 7th Floor, Registrar of Persons, Nairobi.
  9. The waiting time depends on the number of people but ranges between one and two hours.
  10. Once you get your ID print out, present it to the CID office or Huduma Center and follow instructions issued at each point. 

How To Apply For a Certificate of Good Conduct Outside Nairobi

  1. Visit a police station in your County and ask them to direct you to the Divisional CID offices.  
  2. You will need your original ID to make payment of KES 1,000. Once you make payment, you will be issued with a receipt and asked to proceed to the photocopy and fingerprinting center. 
  3. Follow the instructions issued to you.
  4. At the end of the exercise, you will receive a photocopy of a serialized receipt indicating the date of collection.
  5. Collect your certificate on the date indicated.

Tips & Warnings

  • Follow any instructions issued carefully. If in doubt, seek clarification from the CID officers present.










Thursday, January 15, 2015

How To Apply For a Lost/Duplicate Kenya National ID/Identity Card

Have you lost your Kenyan Identity Card and need a replacement/duplicate? This article explains how to to apply/replace a lost Kenyan ID card.








What You Need To Replace a Lost Kenyan Identity Card


To replace a lost ID card, you will need to have the following:

  1. A police abstract from any police station in Kenya. To get an abstract, you need to report the loss of the identity card to a police station.
  2. Your lost ID number or a copy of the lost ID
  3. A passport size photograph taken against a white background
  4. KES 20 for payment

Instructions


  • Visit the nearest Registrar of Persons Center in Kenya. Every County in Kenya has at least one. Alternatively, you can visit any Huduma Center countrywide. The following Huduma Centers are currently operational with more being added:

COUNTYLOCATION
NairobiGPO, City Square - Haile Sellasie Avenue
MachakosGPO Machakos
NakuruGPO Nakuru
EldoretGPO Eldoret
KakamegaGPO Kakamega
KisumuFormer PC office
NyeriProvincial Headquarters
EmbuGPO Embu
MombasaGPO Mombasa

  • Inform the registration officials that you would like to replace a lost identity card. You will be directed to the appropriate queue. 
  • Present all the documents above.
  • Fill in the application form presented to you.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken and you will be issued with a waiting card to collect your ready ID card replacement.
  • Replacement ID cards are now issued in about two weeks.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you don't have a passport photo, the registration officers can take a photo of you at the registration center at a cost of KES 100.
  • You can check the status of your ID online at the website identity.go.ke though it seems to eternally suffer from downtime!
  • You can also check the status of your application by sending the serial number of your waiting to the SMS number 20031. But take note this also doesn't always work as efficiently as it should.
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