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 Double win for Thika stoneworker who bagged a million after getting to watch premier league matches

Mr Ndichu shakes hands with GOtv GM Felix Kyengo.

Mr Ndichu shakes hands with GOtv GM Felix Kyengo.

Martin Ndichu, 28, is the latest millionaire in Kenya. Martin who lives in Thika is the 9th ‘Dunga Milli Mashinan’ promotion beneficiary and winner of the million shilling cash reward.

Dunga Milli Mashinani is an extension of the original Dunga Milli promotion and was extended for a further 5 weeks and is expected to run until end of May, 2015. The competition rewards Kenyans with a million shillings every week for buying and activating their GOtv decoder from any agents countrywide. In addition to the one million shillings prize money, there are also daily draws where GOtv subscribers stand a chance to win up to Ksh15, 000, mobile phone airtime and annual GOtv subscriptions. Four more millionaires will be announced in the coming weeks.

Speaking at the ceremony GOtv General Manager Felix Kyengo said he was happy that more and more Kenyans were joining the digital television bandwagon and that 9 people have already become instant millionaires.

“We are helping Kenya to go digital with GOtv to enjoy the best quality programming. As a true migration partner and a leader in the digital arena it is important that we play a pivotal role towards accelerating Kenya’s digital migration process. For a special price offer of only Sh1, 399, including 2 months GOtv Plus subscription, Kenyan’s can enjoy the best international and local programming with advanced picture and sound quality,” added Mr Kyengo.

An overjoyed Ndichu now says she will use the prize money to rear chicken and dairy cows, educate his daughter and build a family home. Mr. Ndichu revealed his favourite channel on GOtv was Super Sport Select 2 which gives him access to English Premier League content since he is a football fan. He commended GOtv for delivering affordable family entertainment. “GOtv has best signal in Thika and good content and that is why I was convinced to buy it for my family. My wife loves Soap Operas while my daughter is fond of Cartoons,” he added.

GOtv subscribers are spoiled for choice with a selection of news, children’s programming, documentaries, series and movies channels including Africa Magic World, Africa Magic Swahili, SuperSport Select 1 and 2, One Gospel, E! Entertainment, eTV Africa, ZEE World, Disney Junior in addition to local channels such as KBC, NTV, KTN, Citizen TV and K24.

For more info on GOtv’s ‘Dunga Milli” campaign and prizes or to find out where to buy your GOtv decoder, visit the website.

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GOtv extends #DungaMilli promo by 5 more weeks

CGOtv has inked a Sh100 million campaign with leading East and Central Africa media hub, Nation Media Group.

The campaign dubbed ‘Dunga Milli Mtaani’ – an extention of the initial Dunga Milli Campaign -will see more Kenyans turned into instant millionaires with every purchase and activation of a GOtv decoder, subscribers will automatically be entered into the draw to win Sh1 million among other daily prizes.

The initial campaign, unveiled 8 weeks ago has witnessed winners from all corners of the country turned into millionaires for simply subscribing to GOtv.

Speaking during the event GOtv Kenya General Manager, Felix Kyengo exuded confidence in the partnership given NMG’s leadership in the media industry.

“As a leading digital operator, GOtv Kenya is confident that Kenyans will be informed of the numerous digital migration benefits by the leading, most credible regional media house in Kenya.”

Kyengo concluded by saying that he was “confident that more Kenyans will migrate with GOtv ahead of the global June 2015 deadline,” said Mr Kyengo.

On his part, Nation Media Group CEO, Linus Gitahi commended GOtv for its insight in partnering with the market leader and promised to push its digital migration agenda.

“As the leading multi-media house in the East African region, our print electronic media and internet platforms attract a regular readership quite unparalleled in the region. We are sure that GOtv will reap immense benefits from this win-win solution,”  said Mr Gitahi.

At the same time, GOtv announced the eighth ‘Dunga Milli’ winner, a businessman based in Nairobi.

Mutunga Mbuvi, 38, runs an audio-visual solutions’ business in Westlands area, says he had to buy a set-top box to do away with the boredom in his house.

“I kept seeing people in long queues at the GOtv section in the supermarket; I enquired from an agentabout it and I was pleased to learn of its affordability and range of channels,” said Mr. Mbuvi.

Being in the audio-visual business, the experience of a blank TV has not been the best for Mr. Mbuvi.  It was a troubling period for him after his TV was switched off three months ago following the country wide analogue TV switch off.

Being the first time Pay TV subscriber, Mr. Mbuvi boasts of GOtv’s variety of choices and flexibility in that he can convert it to a free to air when he wants.

“There is indeed a difference in my home as my wife and I have a source of entertainment and are now getting informed of not only what is happening in Kenya but also internationally,” said Mr. Mbuvi.

Mr. Mbuvi and the wife are already fond of their GOtv programming. “My wife loves watching ENews while I enjoy watching Discovery World and National Geographic. We occasionally fight over the remote control,” he said, smiling.

The elated father says the win came at an opportune time as his wife is expectant and will go a long way in financing the hospital bills and giving his wife and the baby a comfortable life. He also plans to expand his business..

“My wife and unborn child will have the best medical care thanks to GOtv,” said Mr. Mbuvi

GOtv Kenya General Manager, Mr. Felix Kyengo, said, “After the overwhelming success of the Dunga Milli competition and witnessing how it has changed the lives of ordinary Kenyans there was no way we could end the competition after the initial 8 weeks.”

“The extended Dunga Milli Reloaded Campaign will allows us to further changes the live of Kenyansfor an additional 5 weeks and reward them on a daily and weekly basis for going digital with GOtv, while enjoying the instant benefits of increased choice in local and international content,” said Mr.Kyengo.

In addition to the one million prize money, there are also daily draws where every GOtv buyer stands a chance to win prizes of Sh15, 000, airtime plus annual GOtv subscriptions.

GOtv is helping Kenya to go digital and enabling them to access the best quality local and international programming. As a true migration partner and a leader in the digital arena it is important that we play a pivotal role towards accelerating Kenya’s digital migration process. For a special price offer of only Sh1, 399, including 2 months GOtv Plus subscription, Kenyan’s can enjoy the best international and local programming,” concluded Mr Kyengo.

GOtv subscribers are spoiled for choice with a selection of channels including news, children’s programming, documentaries, series and movies. GOtv channels are carefully selected to cater for a variety of different tastes and family viewing needs.

Channels include; Africa Magic World, Africa Magic Swahili, SuperSport Select 1 and 2, One Gospel, E! Entertainment, eTV Africa, ZEE World, Disney Junior in addition to local channels such as KBC, NTV, KTN, Citizen TV to mention but a few.

GOtv now covers over 30 cities in its pursuit to enable the government to achieve a speedy migration from analogue to digital broadcasting.

For more info on GOtv’s exciting ‘Dunga Milli” campaign and prizes or to find out where to buy a decoder, visit the website.

 

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GSU officer bags a million shillings in GOtv’s #DungaMilli promo

Mr Ernest Mwoya displays his dummy cheque

Mr Ernest Mwoya displays his dummy cheque

For the last three months, Ernest Mwoya, 30, has been receiving frantic phone calls from his two children asking when their television set would light up again.

Mr. Mwoya, who works as an Army officer at Kenyatta Barracks in Gilgil has had a disturbing three months from when the analogue TV switch off  was effected in his home town, Busia.

“I never considered it a priority to get a set-top box till the kids came home for holiday,” said Mr. Mwoya

“I went into the Armed Forces Canteen at Nakuru’s Kenyatta Barracks and asked for a GOtv decoder as it was the most popular with my colleagues in the camp,” he added.

It has been two weeks of excitement for Mr. Mwoya’s family whose kids have already become fond with GOtv programming.

“My kids now enjoy seeing animal shows on Nat Geo Wild and they are also falling in love with cartoons and numerous other local programmes,” he said.

Mr. Mwoya is the seventh winner of one million shillings prize money in the ongoing GOtv Dunga Milli competition that is now in its 8th and final week. The competition is rewarding Kenyans on a daily and weekly basis for going digital with GOtv, while enjoying the instant benefits of increased choice in local and international content.

The over joyed GSU officer said that the prize money will enable him engage in income-generating activities that will supplement his monthly salary.

“I’m planning to delve into the real estate sector by constructing some rental houses,” he said.

In addition to the one million prize money, there are also daily draws where every GOtv buyer stands a chance to win prizes of Sh15, 000, airtime plus annual GOtv subscriptions.

The GOtv Kenya General Manager Felix Kyengo said the campaign has been succeeded in helping more Kenyans go digital to experience the quality and variety in programming.

“We are helping Kenya to GO digital with GOtv to enjoy the best quality programming. As a true migration partner and a leader in the digital arena it is important that we play a pivotal role towards accelerating Kenya’s digital migration process. For a special price offer of only Sh1, 399, including 2 months GOtv Plus subscription, Kenyan’s can enjoy the best international and local programming,” added Mr Kyengo.

GOtv subscribers are spoiled for choice with a selection of channels including news, children’s programming, documentaries, series and movies. GOtv channels are carefully selected to cater for a variety of different tastes and family viewing needs.

Channels include; Africa Magic World, Africa Magic Swahili, SuperSport Select 1 and 2, One Gospel, E! Entertainment, eTV Africa, ZEE World, Disney Junior in addition to local channels such as KBC, NTV, KTN, Citizen TV to mention but a few.

GOtv now covers over 30 cities in its pursuit to enable the government to achieve a speedy migration from analogue to digital broadcasting.

For more info on GOtv’s ‘Dunga Milli’ campaign and prizes or to find out where to buy your decoder, visit the website.

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Fraud-Vigilance’s Glinde 2.0 solution to protect clients from scams

CFraud-Vigilance a local Business fraud management solution company, today announced that it has launched Glinde 2.0, a fully integrated fraud management engine. The new service is in use by business at all levels including multinationals, banks, beer distributor, Safaricom dealers and supermarkets stores. Glinde 2.0 is aimed at helping the business owners to protect their capital investment in business and good employees from fraud.

Edwin Wachiye, Fraud-Vigilance CEO, said: “There are two basic drivers of fraud; the availability of the stock, cash, float, merchandise to be stolen/ misappropriated and the ability of the fraudster to get away with the loot. To put this into perspective fraud is committed by someone who is confident that they will get away scot free or the repercussions are minimal and delayed”

The numerous merchants and corporates already using the product have seen an immediate dip in-house fraud, which is their immediate and greatest risk. On sign up, the employees are promptly taken through a short training on how the product can influence their career positively or negatively.

“Kenyans are by and large very entrepreneurial. The biggest challenge they face is fraud by their own employees (In-house) and fraud by the public/customers against their business” explained Wachiye. “Our Engine gives business people real time localized fraud/market risk alerts, access to a national fraud lent employees data base, a toll free whistle blower line, national fraud statistics and maps.”

Using very advanced real-time streaming and analytics to log every incoming fraud alert, register it, localize and broad cast or database it. Once the information is fed into the system, any business person can log into the database submit reports, query the system and view reports.

Taking into consideration various database access challenges, our subscribers can interact with our platform through USSD, SMS, iOS, Android app, web portal among others.

The online database Engine also complements the real-time fraud alerts offering for quicker and proactive fraud management. Together, they help organizations improve fraud detection while focusing on delivering a great customer experience.

The Real-Time Fraud Prevention Engine leverages Glinde 2.0 unique technology to deliver a Engine that enables organizations to prevent fraudulent activity in real time, at both in store level and out store levels.

The Engine’s components include:

National employee reference database: – To manage employee theft (In-house fraud). The database provides an employee screening platform. We white list all employees with no fraud history; in addition the database proactively deters employees from fraud.

Whistle-blower line – This is a toll free line for customers, suppliers and employees to report any fraud lent activities in your organization. A structured questionnaire on the fraud, value, time, frequency, perpetrator etc is filled and sends to the business owner.

Fraud dashboard and maps – System generated fraud dash board and map. This captures in real time type, location, time etc. and can be tailored to capture all fraud trends and dynamics nationally, to specific shop on a street.

Broadcast fraud alerts – This helps manage the risk to the business by the public/customers. Signed up businesses will get real time localized alerts of any fraud threat in a radius of 10 kilometres in urban and 50 kilometres in rural areas. Our holistic fraud risk management by protecting the enterprise from fraud attacks across all channels and by automatically aggregating and routing alerts with NICE Actimize’s Enterprise Risk Case Manager

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Kenafric feted at Energy Management Awards

Kenafric EMA PicKenafric Industries, one of the largest manufacturers of confectionery, food, footwear and stationery has bagged the Energy Savings Award (EMA) in this year’s Energy Management Awards.

The annual Awards recognize enterprises that have made major sustainable gains in energy efficiency through the use of innovative energy management principles and practices.

Rising cost of energy pose a growing challenge to businesses as they endeavour to bolster competitiveness of locally manufactured in comparison to imports.

Kenya Association of Manufactures (KAM) estimates that the inefficient use of energy, especially within industry leads to wastage of between 10 to 30 percent of primary energy input.

According to the manufacturer one of Kenafric’s milestones in Energy management was the implementation of an Online Energy Management system (EMS), in which we have the facility to monitor the individual machines energy usage instantaneously.

“Over the years, we have won 16 awards in different categories in which we stand 4 times Overall Energy Management Awards winner with a Runners UP in the same,” said Mikul Shah the Executive Director at Kenafric Industries.

The cost of energy has significant impact on economic activities particularly those that are energy intensive such as cement, steel, pulp and paper production. In a liberalized market such as Kenya’s, energy prices are a significant determinant of competitiveness of locally manufactured goods relative to imports.

In this regard, high energy prices impact negatively on domestic wealth creation, balance of payments and employment creation since consumers opt for cheaper imports. Kenafric Industries is all too aware on the impact of fluctuating energy prices on enterprises as the manufacturer chose to go into footwear at time when plastic shoes were the in thing.

However, an oil crisis in 1992 prompted a paradigm shift in the company’s strategy after oil prices skyrocketed, this led Kenafric Industries to venture into confectionary business after inputs prices shot up denting profit margins.

An increase in the cost of crude oil directly affects the cost of resin — a by-product of oil which is the major raw material in the manufacture of plastics.

The company family acquired its first bubble gum machine from Taiwan to kick start small scale production. In the succeeding 10 years, Kenafric Industries built a strong brand and distribution network taking its sweets and bubble gums countrywide.

The significance of energy management and conservation measures in business cannot be overemphasized, it is estimated that the average energy saving potential in Kenyan industry is over Ksh2 billion per annum.

Challenges to implementation of energy efficiency and conservation initiatives include lack of awareness of the benefits and methods of conservation, apathy, limited technical capacity and inadequate data

The manufacture says it has a standalone energy management policy which is communicated to the staff and customers. EMA is managed by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers through the Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation (CEEC) and is aimed at recognizing best practice in energy efficiency and creating awareness about the benefits of energy efficiency.

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