The Co-operative Bank of Kenya has secured a long-term financing facility arranged by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) amounting to US$ 75 million (Sh 8.25 Billion) for on-lending to MSMEs at affordable terms.

The long term loan has a tenure of 7 years.

Co-op Bank will apply the proceeds to of the facility to support customers to better cope with the disruptions brought about by the pandemic.

Co-OP Bank Group MD and CEO Gideon Muriuki during the recent virtual Bank AGM.

Specifically, the facility is intended to support customers operating in the following key business areas;

  • Micro, Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs),
  • Businesses undertaking Climate Smart Projects, including Agricultural inputs and sustainable agricultural practices, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and related areas.

Commenting upon the signing of the loan agreement, Co-op Bank Group Managing Director & CEO Dr. Gideon Muriuki said:

“The funding has come at a most opportune time as it boosts our ability to better support our MSME customers to stabilise and turn-around their businesses to meet the challenges brought about by the pandemic.”

Co-op Bank has leveraged its strong balance sheet with total assets at over Sh 510 Billion (as at 30 September 2020) and the IFC facility will substantially enhance the bank’s opportunities for growth and overall performance as here under;

  1. Support the key MSME business customers to not only survive the pandemic but also to remain operational and viable for the long term.
  2. Enhance the bank’s assets and liability match, with long-term loans to customers being financed using the long-term debt.
  3. Diversify the bank’s asset and funding portfolio by increasing long-term funding to support deposits funding.
  4. Boost the bank’s competitive position on account of affordable lending.

The key IFC facility comes in handy especially at this time as the bank is implementing mitigating strategies to help customers ride out the ravages of the pandemic.

Co-op Bank remains confident that the strategic initiatives that have been put in place focused on resilience and growth will give the business the impetus for sustained growth.

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New Year, New things! So they say. Since January 2019, Mozzart Bet has been running the most attractive Jackpot in Kenya, the Mozzart Daily Jackpot, where punters won Jackpot Bonuses even for 0 correct predictions.

Players who correctly predicted 13 matches walked away with 10,000,000 Shs, and the Jackpot winnings and bonuses were not divided among winners.

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In the event of announcement of odd 1 for one or more matches, for any reason, shall be divided/shared equally between the number of winners:

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Leading gaming company Mozzart on Thursday 14th January donated Intensive Care Unit (ICU) medical equipment worth Ksh 1.5 million to the Nyamache Sub County Referral Hospital in Kisii as part of their ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative dubbed “Supporting Our Healthcare Facilities.”

Medical staff at Nyamache Sub County Referral Hospital and Mozzart team pose with a dummy cheque during the event.

Medical staff at Nyamache Sub County Referral Hospital and Mozzart team pose with a dummy cheque during the event.

Donated equipment include hospital beds, patient monitors, oxygen concentrators and bedside trolleys.

“God has given man the opportunity to serve man and we thank Mozzart so much for these very vital donations. Our nurses, doctors and all staff are very thankful. They will go a long way in improving service delivery in this hospital and Kisii in general,” Dr. Kimutai Cheruiyot, Deputy Director of Medical Services in Kisii County said.

“We are in very difficult times and we thank the Mozzart for choosing us as a beneficiary of their great CSR initiative. ” Dr. Kevin Mutonga who is in charge of Nyamache Sub County Referral Hospital added.

Elated members of staff at Medical staff at Nyamache Sub County Referral Hospital and Mozzart team during the event at the hospital.

This hospital serves very many people in the region and there was genuine need for these facilities. With the new equipment, key medical services are closer to the people as they don’t have to travel long distances, and this is great.

Mr. Frank Ochieng, Mozzart Kenya’s Marketing Manager reiterated the company’s mission to empower Kenyan communities.

“As a way of showing support to our Healthcare Professionals and to the great People of Kenya, Mozzart has been giving back to the society and we are not stopping. When Covid-19 struck last year, we gave a donation of assorted medical equipment essential in the fight against the pandemic worth Ksh 10,000,000. The donations were made to some 10 major Hospitals in 10 different counties across Kenya,” he said,

Mozzart is showing even more commitment in supporting our healthcare facilities by donating ICU equipment to our hospitals, and so far between November 2020 and today January 14th 2021, thirteen different hospitals have received this essential medical equipment.” He added.

Some of the equipment handed over to the hospital by the Mozzart team.

The facilities include; Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital, Pumwani Maternity Hospital, Ngara Health Centre, Chemolingot Sub County Hospital, Mathare North Health Centre, Kahawa West Health Centre, Kayole 1 Health Centre, Kayole 2 Sub County Hospital, and Nyamache Sub-County Referral Hospital

On Friday 15th January, the Mozzart team will be at Rachuonyo County Hospital to donate more equipment while more hospitals around the country are lined up to benefit in the coming weeks.

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In a lot of ways, the plot in Barbara Kimenye’s popular book series – Moses – could have been set in my school. No wonder we loved those books so much.

High school in those days dished out much more than academic certificates – it was an all inclusive holistic life shaping – and how to survive in the harsh outside world.

First off, high school gave us a chance to venture outside the suffocating confines of our village and exposed us to other cultures.

He who doesn’t travel thinks his mother is the best cook.

We got used to weevil-ridden fare in smoky kitchens with sweaty, scowling cooks. In some occasions, we’d catch a whiff of kerosene in the githeri!

The village had embraced us in a loving embrace – then high school ripped us from that comforting embrace to the cruelty of sadistic bullies.

You learn that people can be unkind for no reason.

You learn the world doesn’t owe you a soft landing.

The basics of the social system – elite class, the middle class and the peasants – are first made apparent in high school. One learns there will always be people richer and wealthier, but not necessarily smarter. The grades in class is what mattered.

On money, lessons were served fast and harshly.

What may seem exorbitant to one may turn out to be mere chicken feed to another. In those days, I’d feel rich if my folks and relatives in the village sent me back to school with 500 bob as pocket money – shopping inclusive. Then I’d meet urban kids living like kings with unlimited funding!

High school taught us restraint – one doesn’t need to eat bread with margarine on every break.

The ingenious village kids would often come up with tricks to earn extra income.

I know a lad who cleaned the 4K club rabbit hutches for a fee. Most of the club’s members were averse to the tedious chores. He made a tidy sum after classes.

Another lad made a name as a data entry expert – copy writing notes and long assignments over the weekends. He’d also write fancy, wordy, perfumed letters to pen pals in neighboring schools for a fee.

The harshest lesson was dished out in form one, second term. I lost a tidy sum of money to con artists at the bus terminus in town on the way to school.

It was the school fees – stashed in my socks. To date, it amazes me how they had realized I had money on me.

Nowadays, luckily, school kids do not have to expose themselves to con artists and pick pockets.

There are a million cashless ways to pay school fees safely and conveniently, from home, office or in between activities on the farm.

Co-op Bank clients have a myriad of options available to easily and safely pay school fees for their kids.

Parents can easily pay school fees through Co-op M-Pesa Paybill 400200, MCo-op Cash, PesaLink or at a Co-op Kwa Jirani agent at the local grocery, pharmacy or supermarket. All one needs is to fill in details of the school’s Co-op Bank account number and the money goes straight to the school’s account.

There’s no need to expose pupils and students to the perils of carrying hard cash.

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Mozzart Bet Kenya has injected over Ksh 28,000,000 into various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects to support Kenyan communities and aim to do even more going forward.

The solidarity of the people, but also the humanity of successful companies like Mozzartbet has a lot of impact. This company is a market leader in Southeast Europe, and is most recognizable for its social work. Worldwide, in seven markets, they have reserved over Ksh 200 Million for the fight against Covid-19 and a large part was destined to help and support the Kenyan health system, as well as the citizens most affected by the coronavirus epidemic.

2020 was a difficult year mainly due to the coronavirus pandemic that halted economic activities globally. The ripple effect was felt across all sectors but Kenyans are resilient people – they kept working hard despite the hard times.

Mozzart felt the need to support Kenyans and therefore initiated several Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

Through the “SUPPORTING OUR HEALTHCARE FACILITIES” program, Mozzart donated vital medical equipment to various hospitals in the country.

The company made a donation of Ksh 10,000,000 worth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s) to front line workers, medical equipment to the Ngara Health Centre, Chemolingot Sub County hospital in Tiaty, Mathare North Health Centre, Kahawa West Health Centre and Kayole 1 and 2 Health Centres each worth Ksh 1.5 million while the Pumwani Maternity and Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospitals each received donations worth Ksh 3 million.

Items donated to these include incubators, patient monitors, oxygen concentrators, bedside lockers, foetal scanning machines, foetal dopplers, digital baby and adult weighing scales, and patient beds complete with Macintosh mattresses.

Mozzart also launched the “100 WATER WELLS FOR OUR COMMUNITIES” project with the first water point now already operational in Imbo, Kothidha in Homabay County.

Through this water project, Mozzart aims to give back to the society by delivering clean water to the most deserving communities. More water points will be commissioned this year.

Mozzart closed the year by unveiling a Ksh 20 million sponsorship of Football Kenya Premier League (FKFPL) side Kakamega Homeboyz. The company also donated jerseys, balls and other equipment to grassroots football teams across the country.

Mozzart Country Manager Sasa Krneta reveals the company will continue supporting community initiatives across the country in 2021.

“We have always had the interests of Kenyan people at heart and we were very happy to support several initiatives in 2020. We believe we touched and changed the lives of people around the country and our aim is to continue doing so this year,” he said.

“I want to assure Kenyans that ongoing CSR activities will continue and we will, as a matter of fact, put more emphasis and resources to help the most vulnerable communities around the country.” He added.

Leading gaming company Mozzartbet Kenya have officially been unveiled as the new sponsors of Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL) side Kakamega Homeboyz in an event held in Kakamega on Thursday 29 December.

The sponsorship, a first for the club as it celebrates its 10th anniversary, is for the 2020/21 season and is worth Ksh 20 million.

The event was attended by Kakamega County Minister of Sports Kassim Were, Mozzartbet Kenya Country Manager Sasa Krneta, AFC Leopards Chairman Dan Shikanda, veteran Sports Administrator and Journalist Elyna Shiveka, Kakamega Homeboyz Chairman Cleophas Shimanyula among other dignitaries.

“We welcome Mozzartbet to Kakamega County, the home of football. We want to sincerely thank you as an organization for supporting our team Homeboyz and we are also very happy to see Mozzartbet doing other CSR activities like digging boreholes and donating crucial medical equipment to hospitals around the country,” Kakamega CEC for Sports Kassim Were said.

“As the county we have invested over Ksh 4 Billion in renovating Bukhungu Stadium and the onus is now on Kakamega Homeboyz to ensure international football is played in the facility. With the sponsorship from Mozzartbet and the support from County, the team should now perform better,” he added.

Club CEO Bernard Shitiabayi lauded Mozzart for partnering with the club saying the club was now ready to conquer the league and hopefully play in Continental matches in the near future.

“This is a historic moment for the club and we are very happy and grateful to partner with Mozzartbet for the 2020/21 season. Our performance last season and the previous years has proved that we are a big club and the giants of Western Kenya. We have shown that we can challenge for the title but time and again we have faltered due to some internal challenges, nothing to do with the quality of our team,” he said,

“With this great sponsorship from Mozzartbet Kenya, we can proudly say that we are now ready to conquer Kenya and the target is to win the league and play continental matches in the near future,” he added.

Mozzart Kenya Country Manager Sasa Krneta said the company was happy to partner with the club and was eager to continue supporting other projects within the country.

“I am very happy to have you all here gathered to witness this historic moment as we unveil our partnership with Kakamega Homeboyz. As Mozzart, we are very glad to partner with the club and we are looking forward to achieving great things together. This is a good club with potential to dominate the top league and it is our hope that this partnership will propel the team to greater heights,” he said,

“Mozzart has the interests of Kenyan communities at heart and therefore it was highly important for us to find a club that represents our values as an organization and I know we have the right partners in Homeboyz. To the people of Kakamega and Western Kenya, this is the time to rally behind the team and support them wholeheartedly as the success of Kakamega Homeboyz is your success. This is your team and we are here to support you in achieving your goals.” He added.

Kakamega Homeboyz coach Nicholas Muyoti also lauded the partnership and said his team was now aiming for the title.

“We are very happy with this partnership as the technical bench and the playing unit has also promised to work hard. Thank you so much Mozzartbet, we are now ready to challenge for the title this season.”

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Leading gaming company Mozzart on Thursday donated medical equipment worth Ksh 1.5 million to the Kayole 2 Sub-County Hospital in Nairobi as part of their ongoing “SUPPORTING OUR HEALTHCARE FACILITIES” program which aims to empower healthcare facilities around the country with vital equipment.

Medical staff at Kayole 2 Health Centre, and Mozzart team pose with a dummy cheque to the facility.

The company has in the recent past made a donation of Ksh 10,000,000 worth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s) to front line workers, medical equipment to the Ngara Health Centre, Chemolingot Sub County hospital in Tiaty, Mathare North Health Centre, Kahawa West Health Centre and Kayole 1 Health Centre each worth Ksh 1.5 million while the Pumwani Maternity and Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospitals each received donations worth Ksh 3 million.

Items donated to Kayole 2 Sub County Hospital include incubators, patient monitors, oxygen concentrators, bedside lockers, foetal scanning machines, Foetal Doppler, digital baby and adult weighing scales, and patient beds complete with Macintosh mattresses.

Dr Ruth Kiota, who is in charge of the facility, thanked Mozzart for the donations.

“We so grateful to Mozzart for their donation. We have around 300 deliveries per month and we used to discharge our mothers early to create room for others but with these donations, we will now take good care our mothers,” she said,

“The other equipment will assist us monitor our mothers and other patients. Generally, our service delivery will greatly improve,” she added.

Mozzart Kenya Operations Manager Wakai Akino

Mozzart Kenya Operations Manager Wakai Akino

Mozzart Kenya Operations Manager Wakai Akino revealed the company will continue supporting Kenyans across different sectors.

“We are very delighted to be back here again to empower the Kayole 2 Sub County Hospital with more equipment. We understand the challenges the healthcare system is going through at the moment and we are very keen on supporting Kenyans hence the donations,” he said.

“We hope the equipment will improve the situation in this facility and enhance service delivery to the people of Kayole. On behalf of Mozzart, we assure you and all Kenyans our support during this difficult period and always.” He added.

Gaming company Mozzart on Wednesday donated medical equipment worth Sh 1.5 million to the Kayole 1 Health Centre in Nairobi.

This is part of their ongoing “SUPPORTING OUR HEALTHCARE FACILITIES” which aims to empower healthcare facilities around the country with vital equipment.

Kayole 1 Health Centre staff and Mozzart team pose for a photo with the dummy cheque representing the sum of the donation.

The company has in the recent past made a donation of Ksh 10,000,000 worth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s) to front line professionals, medical equipment to the Ngara Health Centre, Chemolingot Sub County hospital in Tiaty, Mathare North Health Centre, Kahawa West Health Centre each worth Ksh 1.5 million while the Pumwani Maternity and Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospitals each received donations worth Ksh 3 million.

On Thursday, more equipment will be donated to the Kayole 2 Health Centre.

Kayole 1 Health Centre in Charge, Mrs. Erica Ndege, talks after receiving the donation from Mozzart.

Kayole 1 Health Centre in Charge, Mrs. Erica Ndege, talks after receiving the donation from Mozzart.

Items donated to Kayole 1 Health Centre include incubators, patient monitors, oxygen concentrators, bedside lockers, and patient beds complete with Macintosh mattresses.

Mrs Erica Ndege, who is in charge of the Kayole 1 Health Centre, thanked Mozzart for the kind gesture.

“I want to thank Mozzart for the donation. This will go a long way in ensuring we offer quality service especially in our maternity wing which was started three years ago and is now doing around 200 deliveries in a month. We are very grateful.” She said.

Mozzart’s representative Mr Rodney Rono reiterated the company’s commitment to supporting Kenyans especially during these hard times.

Hospital beds, Patient’s lockers, baby incubators, Patient monitors, etc, donated to Kayole 1 Health Centre by Mozzart.

“We are very delighted to share with you our love and appreciation for the Kenyan people. A healthy nation is a wealthy Nation and therefore we are very keen on empowering hospitals even at the grassroots level in order to reach the ordinary citizens who work so hard, day in, day out,” he said,

“We hope our donations today make a change and impact the lives of the people of Kayole and on behalf of Mozzart, I would like to assure Kenyans that we are here to support you especially during this difficult period.” He added.

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They are masters of words.

They’ll twist tales, articulate choice of words to inspire and motivate the listener to face whatever odds. There’s great resolve in emotional toning that makes one stronger.

World champions and world record holders endure extreme physical and emotional training to achieve targets. They’ll often seek services of an inspiration coach, so that their inner core is in tandem with their physical state.

However, this field has also been infringed by posers.

A poser is basically a person with a fake persona – pretends to be someone influential, with fake achievements.  Then, shall seek to defraud crowds by mining this false image.

Someone self-brands as a millionaire – then create tall tales on his journey from grass to grace. Albeit, some are indeed millionaires, but wealth comes in lots of ways – inheritance, dubious schemes and corrupt ways, etc.

“I started my multi-billion business with just 150 shillings…..” Sounds familiar?

Well, while it may inspire, some of these tales are to be taken with a pinch of salt.

On the ground, things are different.

Speaking of grounds, things can easily turn around for you on the soccer grounds.

No, not playing soccer in the top leagues, but by careful application of soccer knowledge in analysis and foresight.

You can easily become a millionaire in an instant, and with absolutely nothing risked.

How?

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The beauty in it is that one needs NO CAPITAL to make a trial at shuffling the cards life has dished out.

It’s time to partner with BetLion – where gaming options are structured to accommodate the passionate player – with or without capital to start.

The gaming firm BetLion has a really good deal for their fans on the PICK 6 game.

It’s a rare, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for gamers.

The Pick 6 game is FREE TO PLAY.

This technically means that the PICK 6 is free to play. A player doesn’t need to use any money to play the PICK 6. It’s unbelievable.

How does a player play the Pick 6 game?

All a player needs to do is to sign in on BetLion, navigate to the PICK 6 section – and, pick 6 correct scores on 6 of the pre-chosen Premier League games on the weekend.

The prize is Ksh. 1 million – no questions asked, and instant payouts.

The pickle on the pie, is that there’s a guaranteed Ksh. 100,000 for a player that will get the most correct predictions – if no one wins the Pick 6 game.

Apart from PICK 6, BetLion also features the popular Virtual League, Jackpots – both daily and Midweek, and Piga Pena that involves predicting where the ball will go in a penalty shoot set up.

BetLion offers endless chances to win, with guaranteed daily bonuses on a large variety of sports and leagues. All major leagues in Soccer, basketball, Volleyball and other disciplines are featured.

Log onto BetLion by clicking here – for a chance to join the winning team.

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It’s time for healthier and more appealing food – to the eye, and the palate.

Here’s an often-ignored African food: The Cassava Tuber.

The cassava is versatile, but often suffers the blunt of masculine jokes. It’s a popular feature in fertility and virility jokes – there’s a conception that Cassava adds fuel to a man’s drive.

It’s true.

Besides, the root is gluten-free, grain-free and nut-free, making it a potential food substitute for people with allergies.

However, Cassava roots, skin and leaves contain cyanogen glycosides that are toxic, thus needs some preparation routines before consumption. Otherwise, it’s an important source of nutrients and energy.

This cyanide content is removed by peeling and cooking the tuber.

The Cassava tuber has an earthy, mild taste and starchy consistency. It can be used in a variety of recipes, basically as you might prepare potatoes – steamed, baked, mashed, boiled, or roasted.

Cassava can also be fried and made into chips, similar in preparation and taste to potato chips. The chips can be ingeniously flavored with native herbs and spices like garlic, cinnamon – and fried just as crispy and delicious as French fries.

This is a popular street delicacy in urban coast – peddled on the pavements and open-air markets.

Cassava can also be eaten similarly to mashed potatoes – combined with butter, roasted garlic, or grated cheese, or topped with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil or a large spoonful of caramelized onion.

To start, examine your Cassava tubers.

The roots should have a clean fresh scent and snowy white center when cut open. Break off the end of the Cassava. If the flesh has black specks, lines, or any discoloration, it should be discarded.

Before cooking, Cassava needs to be peeled and cut. Because of the thick skin and protective wax coating, use a regular knife.

Stand the root up on its end and slice vertically along the edges until the skin has been completely peeled off.

Next, remove the core. Some methods may have the core removed after cooking, but, pre-removal is the safer bet.

Stand the root pieces on end and cut the peeled root in half lengthwise to expose the woody core – curve and discard the woody, thread core.

The cassava is now ready to cook in a recipe or safely frozen for future use.

At this point, you can use the Cassava in essentially the same ways you’d use potatoes, or yams. There’s lots of recipes: Cassava-meat recipes, Cassava-flour bread, Cassava crisps and chips, et al.

This is a healthy family treat. In the village, the plus is that Cassava is fresh, as it’s widely grown. All you need to purchase is the auxiliary ingredients.

In the village, support local businesses by shopping for ingredients locally. It makes no sense to shop for garlic in the city – check at the local grocery – who’s also may be a Co-op Kwa Jirani agent.

Co-op Bank has a unique banking experience through its Co-op Kwa Jirani model that mirrors banking in conventional banking halls.

At Co-op Kwa Jirani, instant cash withdrawals and deposits from Co-op Bank account, SACCO Account or Fethalink are available, a real convenience.

This festive season, access banking services at your local Co-op Kwa Jirani outlet – and boost your neighbor’s business by shopping locally!

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As part of their continued Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative dubbed “SUPPORTING OUR HEALTHCARE FACILITIES”, Mozzart donated medical equipment worth Ksh 3 million to the Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital on Monday.

Mozzart is targeting to support key healthcare facilities in Nairobi and around different counties in the midst of the corona virus pandemic. Previously, the company had made a donation of Ksh 10,000,000 worth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s) to front line professionals.

Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital acting Medical Superintendent, Dr. Essam Said Ahmed, talks after receiving the donation from Mozzart.

Items to Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital include an incubator, six 15-inch patient monitors, bedside lockers, and patient beds complete with Macintosh mattresses.

The event was held at the Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital and was attended by the hospital’s Acting Medical Superintendent Dr Essam Said Ahmed amongst other staff from the facility and Mozzart.

Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital Staff and Mozzart team pose for a photo with the dummy cheque representing the sum of the donation.

“We are very glad to get these equipment as they will help us get better as fully functioning 24/7 hospital. We thank Mozzart and hope more organisations and companies can do the same as most hospitals around the country are under-equipped,” Dr. Essam Ahmed said.

“Strengthening the healthcare system in Kenya is very important and I am happy that Mozzart took up this initiative. On behalf of Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital, I want to thank them once again for this kind gesture.” He added.

Hospital beds, Patient lockers, Patient monitors with moveable stands donated to Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital by Mozzart.

Mozzart intends to spread out the donations to other regions in the coming days.

“We have so far donated equipment to the Pumwani Maternity Hospital, Ngara Health Centre, Chemolingot Sub County hospital in Tiaty, the Mathare North Health Centre, Kahawa West Health Centre and now Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital. “ – Mr. Frank Ochieng, Mozzart Bet Marketing Manager said.

“We are also going to donate more medical equipment to the Mukuru Health Centre, Kayole 1 and Kayole 2 Health Centres this week. We will roll out to more hospitals across the country soon. We are here to support Kenyan communities in the long term,” he added.

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This festive week, lots of families will be making long drives to mark Christmas with their families or friends. Due to the prevalent Covid-19 conditions for most of the year, lots of these trips will be made upcountry.

There’s the comfort, flexibility and convenience a car affords one in this situation – and for some, they’ll be looking to hire a car for a few days.

There are a few individual checks one needs to make on the car before a long drive. No one fancies getting a break down at odd hours, middle of a forest.

What are (some) of the checks?

  • Have the tires checked for alignment and pressure.
  • Check the headlights and turn indicators – replace bulbs, or blinking frequencies.
  • The condition of brakes – replace brake pads, and have them tuned.
  • The AC – you don’t need your family stewing in the car on a long drive. They’ll be cranky.
  • Check & top up the coolant.
  • How’s the battery condition? Replace if it’s aged.
  • Check and replace engine oil and oil filters – if necessary.
  • Replace old, worn out wipers – if need be.
  • Make sure the spare tire is in good condition, and the tool kit to change tire if need arises.

Additional important things:

  • Obtain a small fire extinguisher for the car.
  • Tag along essential vehicle documents like registration, driving license and insurance.
  • Carry extra essential fuses of the car – if you have the skills to diagnose an electrical mishap.
  • An extra can of engine oil, brake and coolant fluids.
  • Have an emergency car kit – jumper cables, tire sealer, and tire Inflator with pressure check monitor
  • Basics like flash lights, a medical first aid kit and the triangle hazard signs

One other essential aspect is the fuel you purchase along the way. Avoid making purchases from unorthodox, road side dealers.

Most of this fuel is adulterated, and will eventually cause a vehicle break down – or greatly reduce performance.

Purchase fuel at established fuel stations only.

Another plus is that purchasing at established fuel stations allows one to make cashless payments – which greatly helps in general personal safety and in the fight against the pandemic.

For Co-op Bank clients, using the Co-op Bank Visa Cards comes at no extra charges.

Besides fuel purchases, Co-op Bank Visa Cards can also be safely swiped at restaurants, pharmacies, mall shopping, groceries, et al.

It’s convenient, safe and any transactions get instant notifications on mobile phone. It’s easier to track spending this festive season.

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Have a Merry Christmas. Enjoy responsibly.

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A teetotaler’s idea of a bad evening is hanging out with people enjoying a drink. It’s all fun at first, but the scale soon tips – and it’s all downhill.

It suddenly shifts from a good evening to a realization that hanging out in a pub with this crowd wasn’t a good idea.

It’s especially worse, if it’s the annual Christmas Day family night out at the village pub.

The family joins up half of the tables in the pub into one long ‘conference table’. At first, everyone sits randomly, but as the night gets merrier, alliances start.

As a teetotaler, everyone wants to buy you a drink. Like, I mean, how many packs of fruit juice can you take in a night? Pretty soon, your section of the inebriation conference table is packed with soda and fruit juice.

Then, drunk long lost cousins will suddenly remember how close you all are.

Someone will throw an arm across your shoulders, and slur into your ear:

“Bro, hii miaka yote nishawahi kukosea?”

“Bro, ulisema utanipa kuku moja nikakulie Nairobi? Kwetu Rongai kuku ni expensive sana!”

Before you can think of something cordially apt in response, a mild scuffle at the far end of the table catches your attention.

Uncle Tosh, the official family MC and acclaimed ‘entrepreneur’ is a drink or two past his threshold. He wants to know where he’s parked his jalopy. In normal circumstances, that query would be valid – except that on this night no one drove to the village pub – it’s within walking distance from home.

One of your cousins at some point has doused your fruit juice with whisky.

You realize it’s close to curfew hour, and no one seems in a hurry to leave….

Shortly, the pub’s owner and former classmate beckons for a private chat. He wants the bill cleared, as the law demands close down before the curfew.

“They haven’t paid?” You ask, pointing at the lot over your shoulder with your thumb.

Mentally, you are fast making count of all the fruit juice ordered in your name.

“Oh, they have paid, except Tosh. He has a bill….” The owner tells you.

Meanwhile, Uncle Tosh is trying some Lingala moves between the tables. It’d be hilarious to watch, if the little matter of his pending bill wasn’t looming so low overhead.

“How much?” You ask.

“Tosh has 6,600 not paid. He asked for The Whisky bottle”.

At the village pub, The Whisky is an expensive bottle of Scotch whisky that has gathered dust on the shelf for a couple of years. No one had dared ordered it!

You approach Uncle Tosh, and he chooses the moment to remind you how in his hey days, he had sacrificed everything to pay your father’s school fees. You owe him, see?

Reluctantly, you realize you are the only hope in saving the family’s face. You need to clear the bill. How now, at almost curfew time in the village?

As a Co-op Bank client, you have an open option.

Next door, the late-night pharmacy is also a Co-op Kwa Jirani agent. A withdrawal allows you to clear the pending bill, though prior marked as “Bedsitter Rent Money”.

Well, Uncle Tosh ain’t entirely safe – you confiscate his phone to make a claim for refunds in the morning.

It’ll be easy to prove – every transaction at a Co-op Kwa Jirani gets instant notification sent to your mobile number for easy account management!

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Guys in my hood are an ambitious lot.

They are passionate about life, and constantly talks of Kuomoka – that’s street slang for getting financially independent. Many are learned and laden with glorious academic certificates – but, where are the employers? It means a huge section have resorted to self-employment endeavors, generally known as Hustling.

But, it is what it is.

There’s a singular bell that always rings and brakes all dreams in their infancy – capital! Many a wonderful dreams are capitulated in their infancy due to lack of capital.

One incredible denominator is just how perceptive they all are, in matters soccer. The crew literally eats, sleeps and dreams of soccer. Who’s the GOAT in coaching and scoring in England? Who’s the best in assists? Which player transfer deal made or broke a team? They have it at their fingertips!

If only the energy and the fervor in their passion for soccer translates to success, guys in my hood would be miles ahead in the rat race.

But, then, perhaps this passion for soccer can be their clutching straw to deal that Capital speed-bump a destructive blow.

It’s time to use that articulate soccer knowledge in a profitable, life-changing application.

There’s a way one can make Ksh. 1 million, easily – with just an articulate perception of who’s who in soccer – especially the Premier League.

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Mozzart Bet offers the highest odds in the world

Here’s some proof: City (1.58), Juventus (1.48), Inter (1.28), PSG (2.05)…

This weekend, on as many as eight matches that are to be played this Saturday and Sunday, bookmakers guarantee that they will have the BIGGEST ODDS IN THE WORLD at all times, only on MOZZART BET.

If you are planning to bet on it and have a good time, it is clear to you that MozzartBet.Co.Ke assures you of the biggest win in the world depending on your stake.

RB Leipzig – Cologne (Saturday, 15:30), Home Win Odds (1.37)

Leipzig has not known defeat for a long time, while Cologne is at the bottom of the table. Apart from being the host, Leipzig also has a much better team than the rival, and last season they scored four goals in both duels. An Ace is a promising option, and the odds at Mozzart are the highest in the world.

Southampton – Manchester City (Saturday, 16:00), Away Win Odd (1.58)

Manchester City urgently needs to wake up because if they don’t, they could drop out of the championship race by the New Year, which happened to them last season. A new debacle would probably mean big changes in the club. His rival today is Southampton, which is one of the most pleasant surprises this season, but the quality is convincingly on the side of the guests, and he must come to the fore at some point. Maybe today.

Young Boys – Lugano (Saturday, 18:15), Home 1.43

The Young Boys are the new rulers of Swiss football, and hardly anyone in the land of watches and chocolate can threaten them. In the last round, the Young Boys defeated Basel as guests, and showed how strong they are, so Lugano at home should not be a bigger problem for them.

Parma – Juventus (Saturday, 20:45), Away Win (1.48)

Twenty years ago, this was a big derby, but now everything is different. Juventus is the “eternal champion”, this season they started a little weaker, but they are approaching the first place, they are currently four points behind Milan. Parma have not scored a goal in their last two matches at home in Serie A (they did not even concede), and they can hardly endanger the Old

Lady. An Away team win is the first choice for sure, and the odds on it in Mozzart are the highest in the world.

Inter – Speija (Sunday, 15:00), Home Win (1.28)

Inter has played eight matches without defeat in Serie A, and have won the last five rounds successively, only a point separates them from league leaders Milan. Spezia, which has not won on five rounds, is certainly not the team that should stop Antonio Conte’s team in this situation. The ace was “seen”.

Dijon – Monaco (Sunday, 15:00), Away (1.68)

If anyone is the ideal rival for Monaco to end a series of three defeats, it is Dijon, the team that is last on the table, and after 15 rounds it has only one victory and only nine points. The princes would have to take this chance to begin the mission of returning to the top of the table.

GIL Vicente – Benfica (Sunday, 6:30 pm), Away (1.48)

This will be another long fight between Benfica and Porto for the title in Portugal, and this season it seems that Sporting has the strength to join it, considering that it is currently in the first place. All this means that Benfica simply must not waste points in “small” games, and on Sunday night they are visiting Vicente. In the last 12 clashes she has beaten him 11 times, of which the previous six times without conceding a goal. . Everything is clear to you, and the team 2 odd is the biggest in the world in Mozzart.

Lille – PSG (Sunday, 2100hrs), Away (2.05)

Lille used PSG’s two mistakes in the last five rounds, and replaced them in the first place. The Parisians are not used to looking at someone’s back and on Sunday night they will have a huge motive to beat Lille on their field and return to where they seem to belong. The very fact that Lille is the first it has increased the odds to two, and Mozzart has raised it further, and it is the largest in the world by this bookmaker.

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As part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative dubbed “SUPPORTING OUR HEALTHCARE FACILITIES”, Mozzart Bet has donated medical equipment worth ksh 3,000,000 to the Pumwani Maternity Hospital.

Mozzart is targeting to support key healthcare facilities in Nairobi and around different counties in the mist of corona virus pandemic. As part of Corporate Social Responsibility, Mozzart is committed in supporting our health-care facilities.

When the COVID-19 pandemic started this company made a donation of 10,000,000 Shs worth of PPES donation to support our front line professionals.

“In our new program of donating ICU equipment to Hospitals we have so far donated equipment to the Ngara Health Centre, Chemolingot Sub County hospital in Tiaty….and in Nairobi so far we have given to Mathare North Health Centre, Kahawa West Health Centre, and today we are in Pumwani. Kindly accept our small Christmas Donation, as we continue to partner in this journey during this tough time.” Says Mr. Sasa Krneta, Mozzart bet Country Manager said.

Donated items to Pumwani Maternity Hospital included Incubators, Patient Monitors, Oxygen Concentrators, Bedside Lockers, and Patient Beds complete with Macintosh Mattresses.

 

Donated items to Mathare North Health Centre Kahawa West Health Centre, Ngara Health Centre and Chemolingot Health Centre were in the range of Ksh 1,500,000.

 “Mozzart has really helped us today and we hope we can be able to journey together & partner with them even in supporting other departments like the out-patient services.” – said Dr. Beth Maina, Deputy Medical Superintendent & Head of Clinical Services, Pumwani Maternity Hospital.

The short event was held at the Pumwani Grounds, and was attended by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director of Health, Dr. Josphine Kibaru Mbae, Medical Superintendent, Pumwani Maternity, Dr. John Murima, Mozzart Bet –  Country Manager Mr. Sasa Krneta & Mr. Okoth Ochieng’, Mozzart Bet Marketing Manager among other dignitaries.

The gaming firm BetLion has unveiled the ‘Boda line FUN Christmas Bonanza in which 4 lucky players will ride off into the sunset with brand new Boda Boda bikes.

The bikes featured in the bonanza are the versatile 150cc Boxer bikes – a favorite choice in the Boda Boda and Courier businesses.

The Boda line Fun Christmas Bonanza started on 16th December 2020.

Aside from the Weekly Boda Boda giveaway, there are daily prizes to be won. Fans have a chance to grab BetLion-branded merchandise such as T-shirts, caps, & funky hoodies. Mobile phones are also on the list of give-aways.

How does a player qualify for a slot in the draw?

It’s a simple criteria:

  • Boda Boda Prize – At least 7 Daily Jackpot bets.

Though the more you play the higher your chances of winning.

  • Daily Giveaways – At least 1 entry into the daily Jackpot

In addition to the use of a Google random number generator to pick winners for the draw, a different criteria will also be applied to pick other winners.

 

For example:

  • The most unorthodox/unique bets e.g.: Bet on handball or darts game as well as the Jackpot etc.
  • Biggest Jackpot loser – has been playing but has lost every prediction 0/8 games.

Note: These are just examples of the different criteria to be used to pick a winner.

Draws are set to happen on every Monday, starting from 21st December 2020. Winners will be called from the official BetLion call lines and notified of their wins.

Despite the effects of the pandemic, the festive season is gradually mellowing. It may not peak to usual levels in previous years, but, still, the festive fever is slowly spreading.

People seem happier on a general scale.

The urban dwellers are increasingly lighting up sleepy, dreary village paths. It’s a great change for new faces, new dialects and much-needed treats from the city.

The hilarious theatrics, though!

The inevitable Selfie’s are OK, and expected.

Grandma is patiently begrudging teenage grandkids with the odd Selfie. After all, she recently got funky new dentures – a set of heavenly white enamel jewels.

What’s not Ok, though, is the filters on every photo taken for Instagram. The village has a natural feel, a rusty aura that makes a fortnight away from the concrete jungle a worthwhile sojourn.

Be natural!

The men use the village vacation to bond with their age mates.

They’ll leave the homestead at break of dawn ‘to see Mwenda pale karibu na cattle dip’ – and, they’ll return at midnight, if at all.

They’ll return sloshed on local brews. But, true to self, they’ll chew their way through cold dinner to appease their spouses!

Men are simple in nature. No one cares about who bought a new ride, or who snapped up a lucrative tender with a local NGO. Their boyhood friendships are rekindled over a pot of local brew.

The urban women easily bond in secluded groups with their village peers and share funny tidbits about their husbands.

Women are generous – they’ll share wigs, weaves and Vitenge fabrics. They’ll share new recipes and coach each other on new beauty trends.

The urban ladies will call their urban friends and introduce them to their village friends – and it’s wonderful, basic networking.

“Aki wewe Mama Natasha, ukipatana na Mama Mike mnaweza kuwa marafiki sana”.

And, that’s how lifelong friendships are made.

Women tend to cement new alliances with future plans. They’ll make steaming pots of tea – and talk about forming new Chama’s. They’ll even elect new officials and form a conclusive constitution.

It matters not, if all members are in the village for X-mas. They’ll call lady friends they think are a fit for the new Chama.

It’s incredulous, but a section of the region’s most enterprising investments started with a group of ladies gushing about everything over a pot of tea.

The new Chama officials will hit the ground running. The treasurer role usually gets a grounded woman.

She’ll marshal the rest into opening a central Chama account.

For this account, each will get the number – and, like clockwork, each member channels monthly contributions.

The men? Well, the agony wrought upon by their spouses muttering:

“Aki sina pesa ya Chama hii mwezi….”

If you form an impromptu Chama with fellow ladies, it’s prudent to consider opening a central Chama account with Co-op Bank.

Co-op Bank has established a unique grass root banking experience through its Co-op Kwa Jirani model that mirrors banking in conventional banking halls.

These agents are your everyday grocer shops, butcheries, hardware dealers, et al.

At Co-op Kwa Jirani, one can make instant cash withdrawals and deposits from Co-op Bank account, SACCO Account or Fethalink.

That’s how conveniently new Chama members make deposits into a central account, right from next door!

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