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

Fraud-Vigilance a local Business fraud management solution company, today announced that it has launched Glinde 2.0, a fully integrated "Read more"

Kenafric feted at Energy Management Awards

Kenafric Industries, one of the largest manufacturers of confectionery, food, footwear and stationery has bagged the Energy Savings Award "Read more"

Moses Nakonda is the first male millionaire in GOtv's #DungaMilli promo

On 6th April 2015, Moses Nakonda, 41, was going about his daily routine of selling tea and Mandazi in "Read more"

Loaned decoder wins a million shillings for mother of five

After staring on a dark screen in her living room for more than a month, Nancy Mudecha, 35, a "Read more"

Daughter’s surprise to mum bags surprise win in #DungaMilli 

Likoni vegetable vendor is the new GOtv ‘Dunga Milli’ millionaire as promo enters its third week. Kenyans snap up "Read more"

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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Moses Nakonda is the first male millionaire in GOtv’s #DungaMilli promo

Moses Nakonda, 41, displays his Kshs 1 million dummy checque.

Moses Nakonda, 41, displays his Kshs 1 million dummy cheque.

On 6th April 2015, Moses Nakonda, 41, was going about his daily routine of selling tea and Mandazi in his food kiosk, in Mt. Elgon, when at around 2pm a GOtv promoter passed by and asked him to buy a set top box.

“I had kept in the dark without watching television for two months. Luckily, I had saved Sh1, 500 and so I made up my mind to buy the decoder,” said Mr. Nakonda.

Though the father of six didn’t know much about GOtv, the idea that he could become a millionaire even after switching his TV back on was the biggest motivator.

“He told me there was a competition where people were winning one million shillings. When I connected my GOtv in the evening, I saw the advertisement on TV,” says Nakonda.

Mr. Nakonda who was orphaned at the age of 10, got the shock of his life when GOtv officials called with the news of his win.

“I never believed it until I got to MultiChoice office and they told me it was true. I make only Sh500 on a favourable day from the food kiosk which is not even enough to support my family but now i feel this is exciting. Our lives will change,” an elated Nakonda said. 

He now plans to provide quality education for his children, buy land and acquire some meaningful occupation for his wife.

Mr. Nakonda is already fond of his GOtv programming especially on local news and the shows on Maisha Magic Swahili channel.

He becomes the first man to win a million shillings in the 8 weeks competition of GOtv’s ‘Dunga Milli’ competition which launched five weeks ago. The competition, which coincidentally had seen ladies win in the past 4 weeks, 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.

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 a chance to win annual GOtv subscriptions. 

“Congratulations to Mr. Nakonda for going digital. As we near the worldwide June digital migration deadline, GOtv has been consistently making set top boxes affordable in order to give more Kenyans access to experience the digital revolution. We are helping Kenya to GO digital with GOtv to enjoy the best quality programming, comments GOtv Kenya General Manager, Felix Kyengo.

“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 exciting ‘Dunga Milli” campaign and prizes or to find out where to buy your decoder, visit the GOtv website.

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Loaned decoder wins a million shillings for mother of five

An elated Mrs. Nancy Midecha, a mama mboga in Musasa village in Chavakali, Kakamega County displays theKshs 1 million dummy cheque when she visited the GOtv Kenya offices to receive he cash prize from Janet Oyugi, the Multichoice Kenya Finance Manager. Nancy was the fourth winner of the on going GOtv Kenya promotion dubbed; “DungaMilli”

An elated Mrs. Nancy Midecha, a mama mboga in Musasa village in Chavakali, Kakamega County displays theKshs 1 million dummy cheque when she visited the GOtv Kenya offices to receive he cash prize from Janet Oyugi, the Multichoice Kenya Finance Manager. Nancy was the fourth winner of the on going GOtv Kenya promotion dubbed; “DungaMilli”

After staring on a dark screen in her living room for more than a month, Nancy Mudecha, 35, a green grocer from Musasa village in Chavakali, decided to borrow five hundred shillings to top-up and buy a set top box.

“I had only five hundred shillings and so I borrowed another five hundred from a friend as it was getting boring in the house without a television. I was only listening to radio but missed TV news and programmes,” said Mrs. Mudecha.

On 24th March 2015, the mother of five went into a friend’s shop and asked for the decoder on credit as she didn’t have the total amount of Sh1, 399.

“I talked to the shopkeeper and he allowed me to take the decoder and pay the balance later,” Mrs. Mudecha explained. “I had overheard on radio a discussion that was promoting GOtv saying it was the best for local and international channels,” she said.

The shopkeeper allowed her to take the decoder home after she paid Sh1, 000 and allowed her to pay promised to pay the balance of Sh400 in two weeks’ time.

“He helped me register the decoder using my mobile phone and also connected it,” she said.

However, it was an unexpected call from GOtv that surprised Mrs. Mudecha who explains that her husband could not help her pay up the debt due to other family commitment.

“I was called on Tuesday by GOtv staff and informed I was the lucky winner of Sh1million. I was shocked and couldn’t believe it,” she said excitedly. “They explained to me that it was true and helped me book a bus to Nairobi to receive the cheque,” she added.

When asked what the money will be used for, Mrs. Mudecha explained, “God comes in various ways. I will first buy a bigger flat screen TV. Then I will buy a bigger shamba, build a house and educate my five children.”

Mrs. Mudecha, who’s already fond of her GOtv programming, likes it all but identifies local news and comedy programmes as her favourite shows.

She becomes the fourth Kenyan to win a million shillings in the 8 weeks competition of GOtv’s ‘Dunga Milli’ competition which launched four weeks ago. The competition coincidentally has seen 3 previous winners who are all winners, will see Kenyans rewarded for going digital with GOtv, while enjoying the instant benefits of increased choice in local and international content.

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 a chance to win annual GOtv subscriptions.

“Congratulations to Mrs. Mudecha for going digital. As we near the worldwide June digital migration deadline, GOtv has been consistently making set top boxes affordable in order to give more Kenyans access to experience the digital revolution. We are helping Kenya to GO digital with GOtv to enjoy the best quality programming, comments GOtv Kenya General Manager, Felix Kyengo.

“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 exciting ‘Dunga Milli” campaign and prizes or to find out where to buy your decoder, visit the GOtv website.

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Daughter’s surprise to mum bags surprise win in #DungaMilli 

Meali Ali Vyakweli displays her Sh1 million prize money that she won for buying and activating a GOtv decoder.

Meali Ali Vyakweli displays her Sh1 million prize money that she won for buying and activating a GOtv decoder.

Likoni vegetable vendor is the new GOtv ‘Dunga Milli’ millionaire as promo enters its third week. Kenyans snap up decoders ahead of this year’s Easter Holidays

On Sunday 22nd March 2015, Fatuma Madi, 25, thought of surprising her mum with a gift. And with her mother’s TV set being off for a while, she figured out that the best surprise was a set top box.

“I personally use GOtv and so I decided to buy another for my mum. I went into an electronic shop in Likoni, paid and registered with my mum’s name and mobile phone number. I sent someone to deliver and activate it,” explains Madi.

On Monday evening her mum called to relay her gratitude terming it ‘zawadi ya mwaka’ (the year’s gift).

No sooner had Madi’s mother, Mrs. Mealii Ali Vyakweli, 60, finished getting into terms with her daughter’s surprise than she received a call from GOtv officials announcing her as the third national winner of one million shillings in the ongoing GOtv’s ‘Dunga Milli’ competition.

“I was ecstatic. I have never won something else before. Thank God. I thank my daughter and GOtv,” said Mrs. Vyakweli observably overwhelmed by emotions.

When asked what the money will be used for, Mrs. Vyakweli narrated “this is a blessing. First I am figuring out what to do to my daughter as she has won me this. I will then expand my grocery store and build a house for myself”.

Mrs. Vyakweli, who’s already fond of her GOtv programming, likes it all but identifies Nat Geo and Telemundo as her favourite.

She becomes the third Kenyan to win a million shillings in the 8 weeks competition of GOtv’s ‘Dunga Milli’ competition which launched three weeks ago. The competition will see Kenyans rewarded for going digital with GOtv, while enjoying the instant benefits of increased choice in local and international content.

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 a chance to win annual GOtv subscriptions.

“Congratulations to Mrs. Vyakweli for going digital. As we near the worldwide June digital migration deadline, GOtv has been consistently making set top boxes affordable in order to give more Kenyans access to experience the digital revolution. We are helping Kenya to GO digital with GOtv to enjoy the best quality programming, comments GOtv Kenya General Manager, Felix Kyengo.

“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 Kshs 1, 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 exciting ‘Dunga Mili” campaign and prizes or to find out where to buy your decoder visit the GOtv website.

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