The New Co-op Internet Banking Service enables individual customers, business owners, corporate companies and institutions to carry out various transactions and monitor their bank accounts through the internet.

These are some of the services one can easily access from the comfort of your home, via a mobile phone or computer:

Transfer cash to another Co-op account in real time.

Start, stop or amend standing orders in real time.

Transfer cash to a foreign bank account in foreign currency.

Transfer cash to another local bank account in 1 working day.

View, download or print account statements for all your Co-op Bank Accounts.

Make bulk payments, for example, salaries, dividends, loan disbursements, bonuses and supplier payments.

Order cheque books and stop cheque’s.

Pay utility bills, for example, KPLC, DStv, and Nairobi Water.

It’s not rocket science joining up with the New Co-op Internet Banking Service.

For existing Co-op Bank clients, all they need is a completed application form, and a completed token collection form.

With non-Co-op Bank customers, to include businesses, corporate companies and institutions, they’d need:

Completed application form

Completed token collection form

Certificate of Incorporation

Memorandum & Articles of Association

National ID/Passport copies of the company’s directors

Once the application has been approved, a user ID and password are automatically generated by the Co-op Net system and sent to your email address. In case one opts to keep generating a second password using a token, one collects it once the application has been approved.

This is available at a small fee.

 

The New Coop Internet Banking is very convenient, secure and fast.

To self-register on your mobile or home computer, click here, to start.

Airtel Networks Kenya Ltd has today announced the launch of its Airtel TV app that offers a whole new world of entertainment via mobile phones. The launch of Airtel TV will make Airtel the first telecommunications company to launch an entertainment streaming app in Kenya.

Airtel TV allows customers to enjoy the best of local and international entertainment on their smartphones, ranging from Movies, Drama, Documentaries, Music and Cartoons. Premium content from the top Studios including Universal, Nickelodeon and the BBC will be available WITHOUT SUBSCRIPTION to all Airtel mobile telephone subscribers in Kenya.

 

Viewers simply use their Airtel SIM card to download the Airtel TV app and can enjoy watching immediately in the palm of their hands, at home and on the go.

Airtel Networks Kenya Ltd CEO Prasanta Das Sarma expressed his excitement at the launch of the new service.

“Airtel TV is set to revolutionize the video on demand & Live TV viewing experience via smartphones, offering Airtel customers access to the very best shows, movies and live television engagements for free. Airtel TV has no monthly subscriptions and is accessible as long as you have data for streaming.” Says the CEO.

Airtel TV app is available for download today from Play Store and Apple Store. All customers can download and register with their Airtel line and start enjoying their favourite entertainment genres.

 

These are the easy steps to install Airtel TV

  • Go to Google Play Store or Apple Store and select Airtel TV.
  • Fill in the registration form with an Airtel phone number and email address.
  • Insert the OTP sent to your mobile phone to complete the registration.
  • Data charges apply.

In a short span of within a week, Mozzart Bet has produced another Multi-millionaire.

Mr. Tonny Shaban is the latest Kes. 10 Million Winner courtesy of the Mozzart Daily Jackpot. The family man from Nakuru County correctly predicted the outcome of 13 matches that were played on Wednesday 29th July 2020.

“I have been playing on Mozzart Bet since 2018. What attracted me most was their Jackpot bonuses, at Mozzart even if I lose all 13 games I still get a Ksh 1,000 bonus for zero correct predictions just as a way of motivation. No other betting company has such an offer.” – Mr. Shaban said.

The Mozzart Daily Jackpot bonuses are awarded for 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 0 correct predictions.

It is almost impossible to lose out on some Jackpot winnings. The Nakuru Man had placed his bet on the website www.mozzartbet.co.ke with a stake of only Ksh 50.

He plans to use the windfall to purchase a parcel of land and develop some rental houses.

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From the band that brought us the biggest hits of our time, comes a brand-new show about the work that goes behind the making of the music.

Sol Family, a new reality show set to premiere on Maisha Magic Plus on Sunday 2 August 2020 will take viewers on a behind the scenes journey of the Sol Generation hit-making machine.

The 13-part series will give viewers a front row seat to the lives of the band and work that goes behind the production of the music that fans have enjoyed over the years.

We are excited to be launching Sol Family on the channel this August” said Margaret Mathore, Channel Head of Maisha Magic Plus. Sauti Sol is a household Kenyan name and as Kenya’s most loved story-teller we strongly believe that this addition to the content mix will offer our viewers greater local entertainment and broaden the genres that are currently available on offer on the channel” said Mathore

Sauti Sol -has worked with some of Africa’s music legends including Burna Boy, Sho Madjozi – Patoranking, Tiwa Savage, -, Vanessa Mdee, Yemi Alade, Khaligraph Jones, Nyashinski, Bebe Cool, Mi Casa, Toofan including the legendary American Singer and Songwriter- India Arie.

The band has also embarked on several successful tours in Africa and Europe, topped Kenyan charts and gained international attention with shows in Europe and the US.

Mathore added, “The Kenyan entertainment industry continues to change rapidly and has become extremely relevant throughout the years. We are proud of our heritage and excited to highlight the growth within the entertainment sector and contribute in accelerating it in any way possible.”

Mathore also stated that Maisha Magic Plus remains committed to find and develop the right mix of content and deliver shows that people love into their hands and straight into their living rooms.

“We look forward to the launch of Sol Family and trust that it will resonate well with our audiences just as much as all the other shows on our channel,” concluded Mathore.

Sol Family will explore the lives of Savara, Chimano, Bien and Polycarp as well as the stars of Sol Generation; Nviiri and Bensoul and the team behind their management that make the magic happen.

The show will also delve deep into the music-making process and uncover never been seen before aspects of their personal lives that make them tick.

Sol Family will premiere on Sunday 2 August 2020 and will air every Sunday exclusively on Maisha Magic Plus available exclusively on DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact on DStv channel 163.

E-Plus has done it again!

With the rising cases of COVID-19 infection transmission among the frontline responders, E-Plus has increased its capacity to respond and safely evacuate suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 by acquiring and commissioning of two portable isolation chambers.

This comes at a time when the country is strained by the increasing rate of the positive cases being registered on daily basis and increase in a number of healthcare providers contracting the virus.

E-Plus MD Mrs. Susan Ng'ong'a during the launch

E-Plus MD Mrs. Susan Ng’ong’a during the launch

Speaking during the launch, E-Plus’ Managing Director, Mrs. Susan Ng’ong’a remarks:

 “E-Plus has been in the forefront undertaking evacuations to assist the government in COVID19 mitigation efforts through provision of safe evacuations for suspected and confirmed cases and as such, these units will boost our capacity to respond effectively and safely including regionally with reduced exposure to our ambulance team.”

“They will be part of our advanced cardiac life support ambulance equipment. E-plus has plans to equip all its advanced cardiac life support units with the portable isolation chambers.  The adoption of the isolation chambers will mitigate and reduce the risk of contamination and infection hence creating a safe working environment for our ambulance crew as well as the patients”

Mrs Ng’ong’a also said that the portable isolation chamber is a single patient unit that is designed to transport a contaminated patient or a patient with a risk of biological contamination so as to aid in reducing the risk of contamination during evacuation. The unit also protects the external environment from any contamination that can occur during transportation of the patient.

 “As key players in the health sector, especially in the area of Emergency Medical Services provision, we have taken up the challenge to ensure that we play a key role in reducing the spread of the novel disease.” She added.

Dr. Christine Memusi, the Medical Director for E-Plus while demonstrating functionality of the unit said that the portable isolation chamber work in negative pressures for the transport of contaminated patients, and can also work in positive pressures to assist patients that might be immunocompromised.

E-Plus paramedics and ambulance operators have taken a thorough training on the application of the newly acquired Portable Isolation Chambers and they will also undertake refresher training before deployment.

E-Plus continues to play a critical role in addressing pre-hospital care in the country while actively pursuing innovative approaches in the health system. In May 2020, E-Plus launched its telemedicine platform, eDoc where patients can access clinical services virtually.

A Mystery Man only identified as Erastus is the latest Mozzart Daily Jackpot winner after pocketing a whooping Ksh 10,000,000 for correctly predicting the outcomes of 13 football matches.

After receiving the windfall, projecting the kind of ‘Omba Omba’ that’ll obviously come with it from family, friends and even total strangers, to manage expectations, he requested for his identity to be concealed. The decision to grant his request for anonymity was also majorly informed by his place of residence and work.

The lucky anonymous person, placed his bet on the website www.mozzartbet.co.ke with a stake of only Shs 50 on Mozzart Bet’s Daily Jackpot offer played on Friday the 24th of July, 2020.

On what makes Mozzart Bet attractive he says;

“In fact I registered on Mozzart bet a long time ago but I have not been active. I started playing again when COVID-19 restrictions started. I received an SMS from Mozzart that every Monday, Mozzart will be giving out a HAPPY MONDAY BONUS to all active customers during the Corona period just to motivate them. Believe it or not, from the Sh 300 bonus I received on Monday that week, it is the last 50 Bob that made me a winner.”

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Co-operative Bank today launched the Co-op Akili Kali Innovation challenge that is focused on engaging and partnering with technology innovators to address the gaps and challenges faced by Cooperative Societies.

The challenge, which is supported by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), is a call for passionate innovators to collaborate with Co-operative Bank in building the next generation of financial solutions beneficial to the Co-operative movement and its membership of over 20 million Kenyans.

Applications may be submitted through the Co-operative Bank website by 7th August 2020. The shortlisted candidates will be taken through a 5-week co-development and co-design program supported by a dedicated team from Co-operative Bank and nominated Cooperatives, after which a virtual demo event will be held to select one or more winners.

The winners stand to be awarded a cash reward of up to Kes 5M and an opportunity to integrate and launch their innovation with Co-operative bank.

Co-operative Bank is looking for technology innovators that can rapidly develop solutions to build value for Co-operatives and enable them to service members’ demands more efficiently while ensuring that the essence of the Co-operative movement, which is engrained in enabling both national and social development for individuals through a shared economy, is sustained.

The new innovations will also give co-operatives a competitive edge and strengthen their resilience in the rapidly changing financial landscape in Kenya, particularly in light of the myriad challenges occasioned by COVID-19.

The Co-operative Movement in Kenya is the largest in Africa and among the top 10 globally, with over 22,000 registered Co-operatives and over Kes 600B in savings. Co-operatives play a major role in all the key sectors of the economy including Education, Agriculture, Housing and Transport.

It employs more than 500,000 people besides providing opportunities for self-employment to many more.

Co-operative Bank has a long history with the Co-operative movement, having been started by coffee farmers back in 1968 and now owned 64.56% by Cooperatives through a special purpose vehicle known as Co-op Holdings Limited.

Speaking during the rollout of the Co-op Akili Kali Innovation Challenge, the Bank’s Director of Co-operatives Banking, Mr. Vincent Marangu, noted that the growth trends of co-operatives in Kenya indicate a great opportunity for co-operatives to offer valuable services to existing and potential new members whose demand for more and better services has grown with the digital revolution.

A few weeks ago, the Education ministry delivered a bombshell in the school reopening tentative dates. January 2021! As expected, this bit was received with a lot of open-ended questions by the people directly involved – teachers, parents and students.

A lot of professionals have lost livelihoods in job losses, or hefty pay cuts. In Kenya, teachers in private institutions are in that quota. One has to be innovative to realize an alternative source of income to sustain life and families.

In a sleepy village in Kakamega, hails an enterprising teacher who’s taken up agri-business with gusto.

A visit to Apex Farm in the outskirts of Kakamega Town is inspiring. Apex Farm is just a few months old, and owned by an energetic teacher previously running a private school in Westlands, Nairobi County.

When the pandemic took center stage last December leading to closure of schools across the nation, Wafula Elvis was devastated. He’d been teaching at the school for half a decade, and had a family of three. The school’s proprietor only managed a month’s salary after closing down.

Wafula had shifted his family upcountry. He’d thought wisely – the lockdown happened shortly after. His ancestral farm was unused and bare, and he had to think of projects to start – to create cash flow, sustain his family and have a positive impact on his community.

He’d zeroed in on two pursuits.

  1. Poultry – layers.
  2. Organic vegetables.

As with all fledgling projects, capital was the first hiccup in the plans.

For years, Wafula has been a Co-op Bank client, and his salary had been paid through his account here. He’d visited the local Co-op Branch and applied for a loan. After the necessary appraisals, his loan had been approved.

Further, the bank had facilitated an M-Pesa till number for his farm business on his behalf at no charge, which allows direct payments to his Co-op Bank account.

Looking back, Wafula pensively confides moving to the village and starting the agribusiness project was a life-changing decision.

*******

The writer’s take:

I reach the Apex Farm metallic gate, and there’s no one in sight. I had called the owner beforehand. The gate swings open, and am on the lookout for dogs. None. The courtyard is filled with various duck varieties – Rouen, Muscovy – some turkeys and geese. It’s a beautiful sight, there’s a paddling pool!

Presently, I see a robust, lean-looking man waving from behind the walled section behind the house. I don’t need an introduction – it’s the owner, Mr. Elvis Wafula.

He’s tending to his chicken. Several hundred layers in metallic cages, pecking furiously. It’s feeding time. I down my tools and dig in to work.

 “I don’t understand layers. I feed a hundred layers with the same feeds and same ration for six months, around 20 birds are still not laying?”

Wafula is puzzled. Me, too.

*******

The Apex Farm makes a tidy profit with a daily egg supply to shops and groceries across town. The chicken droppings are used in the organic garden. All native vegetables are grown. Wafula’s wife sells these at her grocery stand in town, and hotel owners warming up to healthier food from organic produce.

The Apex Farm proprietor, Wafula, is comfortably servicing the Co-op Bank loan . To prove it, he tracks loan progress on his phone through the New Co-op Internet Banking.

Besides, the New Co-op Internet Banking enables him track all payments from his clients in real time. Life is also easier, thanks to other features like instant bill payments and airtime purchase directly from Co-op Bank account.

Click here to gain similar insights for your business.

“Do you miss the classroom, Mwalimu?” I prod.

“Well, mmm…” Wafula shrugs.

You asked, and they listened. Fans are now able to watch episodes of their favorite Maisha Magic shows online, on streaming service Showmax, as soon as they air on Maisha Magic East and Maisha Magic Plus.

The newest episodes of Selina, Kina, Kovu, Njoro wa Uba and Pete appear on Showmax 24 hours after they air on Maisha Magic – no more waiting for a whole week.

Selina

Selina, Reuben Odanga’s Swahili telenovela, has come a long way from the days of Selina (Celestine Gachuhi) being sold to the wealthy Mackenzies as a maid and falling in love with their youngest son Nelson Mackenzie (Pascal Tokodi) to the current fifth season where she’s now fighting to save Nelson from the clutches of the evil Messina (Angie Magio).

Watch the latest episodes of Selina on Showmax on Saturdays at 8.30 pm

Kina

Full of twists and turns unlike any other show in Kenya, the drama series Kina has earned its place as one of the best local shows of 2020. In a world where the rich and powerful always have their way, Kina follows the wealthy Tandalas and the poor Mwakazis whose different worlds are brought together by greed, power, revenge and justice.

Watch the latest episodes of Kina on Showmax from Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8.00 pm

Kovu

Secrets and lies continue in Kovu where the Haze family’s dirty laundry is revealed to the public by an unknown source even as Jaffar struggles to keep his broken family together. A production by TV power couple Lulu Hassan and Rashid Abdalla, Kovu follows the wealthy Haze family whose bonds are threatened by a dark secret that could bring down the Haze empire.

Watch the latest episodes of Kovu on Showmax on Saturdays at 6.30 pm

Njoro wa Uba

Njoro wa Uba has been praised by fans as one of the most relatable shows in Kenya in the way it captures the struggles of hustlers trying to make a living, the drastic shift of employed to unemployed and the plight of taxi drivers in Kenya. Catch up with new crazy escapades and con schemes that the Nairobi taxi business has to offer in the latest episodes.

Watch the latest episodes of Njoro wa Uba on Showmax on Saturdays at 7.00 pm

Pete

In the latest episodes of Pete, an interim chief sits on the throne as Mbura steps away to look after his wife. Elsewhere at sea, the mermaids plot their next move in acquiring the coveted leadership ring at whatever cost, even if it means they have to go to war for it. Directed by Daudi Anguka (Zilizala), Pete follows the bitter rivalry between two brothers as they fight over the leadership ring that will make the wearer the chief of Funzi Island after their father dies before he can name his successor.

Watch the latest episodes of Pete on Showmax on Saturdays at 7.30 pm

How to save 50% on your Showmax subscription

If you pay for Showmax with M-Pesa, you can save up to 50% to watch your fave local shows on your phone or online. Get Showmax for as little as 380 KSh per month. Go to www.showmax.com to sign up, choose M-Pesa as your payment method and save.

Oh, the things the boy child in my rural generation had to go through!

It’s a wonder no fatalities or permanent disfigurements were recorded. The rough and tumble on a daily basis was crazy. First, bullying was a thing, and village cred depended on whether you snitched or not. In any case, any snitching to your folks would spawn more problems.

“What were you doing with those boys to get beaten?”

“And, why didn’t you fight back?”

Scraps on the knees would rarely be reported. Tiny bruises would mature into full-blown, septic wounds – and, only then would a lad be taken to the local dispensary for a tetanus jab. That trip would have nothing close to snacking on cookies and fizzy drinks.

The walk would make a huge part of a disciplinary hearing.

One of the lads in the village almost broke his neck in a dare, but luckily escaped with a fractured femur. In those days, the valleys had gigantic, majestic hardwood trees – Camphor, Meru Oak, Meru Teak. These trees would be tall, sometimes close to 100 meters. At the peaks, hawks and eagles would make their nests.

Well, one evening after a river swimming contest, a guy from a rival village comes up with a wild idea.

Who’s brave enough to climb up the towering tree and capture a fledgling from the net?

Wait, an eagle’s chick is called a fledgling. Thought you should know.

This was the kind of stunts that instantly made you a legend in the village. Even damsels would take note. My village crew wouldn’t watch the challenge slip by, and instantly a volunteer stepped forth. I was too little at the time to think about it – not that I would have, anyway.

The guy starts to climb, while we sit and cheer. He’s bare chested, and some sections are a challenge. It takes a while, and halfway into it, the crowd falls silent. We all know this is a bad idea, but no one wants to say that.

Our climber didn’t even get to the last quarter of the tree, before a pair of eagles re-surfaced. Immediately, the birds of prey staged a double-pronged attack. It was subtle at first – blinding claps to the head with their wings.

The climber is hanging off a branch with one hand and trying to ward off the birds with the other. If the birds hadn’t scaled up their attacks with their hooked beaks and talons, perhaps the climber would have got off the tree safely.

A swoop by one of the eagles on his bare back left several gashes. Rivulets of blood started running down the back of his thighs. The tree gets slippery. Another swoop, and our climber is tumbling down.

The damage would have been catastrophic, even fatal, if his fall hadn’t been broken by branches on the way down. It didn’t take long, but the eagles were still fast enough to claw him all the way down!

He plunged headlong into thick shrubbery growing along the river bed. We all took to our heels – straight home! I later heard that the climber’s younger brother had raced to fetch their father. They’d almost taken an hour to retrieve the lad from the shrubbery. He was lucky to escape with just a broken leg.

Recently, with the lockdown due to the pandemic, I spent a chilly night with a vet. The vet says his career path was decided by a near-death episode as a kid. A bull had broken loose and almost trampled him to death – they were having their cow serviced. Since, he’s helped phase out traditional bulls in favor of artificial insemination – at reasonable costs.

On this night, our family cow had just delivered – we were waiting to receive the placenta. Cows have an uncanny trick of eating their placentas!

As is with the Covid-19 regulations, the vet insists on cashless means of payment. He easily self-registered online on the New Co-op Internet Banking.

The New Co-op Internet Banking allows a client to handle and track payments to his account, real time. This also allows direct purchase of airtime from a Co-op Bank account, and even pay utility bills like power, water or cable TV packages. To self-register online, click here.

If you survived such adventures, you are a legend!