Daily Archives February 4, 2016

Empowering women bound to accelerate Kenya’s prosperity

By: People Daily

Ms A. MohamedAmina Mohamed and Siddharth Chatterjee

When US President Barack Obama visited Kenya last year, one of the poignant messages he delivered was a call to communities to shun cultures that degrade women and girls.

“Imagine if you have a team and don’t let half of the team play. That makes no sense,” he said, referring to denying women opportunities to fully participate in development.

The President’s message could not have been more pertinent, coming as it did when the country is thinking how to reap a ‘demographic dividend’ – or boost in economic productivity – from its declining fertility rate and growing youthful population.

This occurs if the number of people in the workforce increases relative to the number of dependents. Countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong also called the “Asian Tigers” lifted millions out of poverty by lowering dependency ratio. (more…)

  Jeremy Riro   Feb 04, 2016   Uncategorized   1 Comment Read More

Kenchic Inn brand set to end with termination of franchise rights

By: Business Daily

The ubiquitous Kenchic Ikenchicknn name is set to disappear from city streets after the poultry company behind it terminated franchise agreements with about 30 fast-food restaurants that use it across the country in a bid to protect its brand.
The firm has announced that all “Kenchic Inn” restaurants should cease using the name as from March 31, explaining that this move is informed by a strategic decision to concentrate on its core business.

Kenchic, in a statement to its franchisees, said it had decided to exit the agreement “due to Kenya’s rapidly evolving local fast food market”.

International fast-food chains such as Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), Subway and Pizza Hut have recently opened shop in Kenya, offering an expanded market for Kenchic whose core business is to hatch and sell chicken.

The franchisees are accused of disregarding quality standards at their restaurants, which Kenchic feared would impact negatively on its brand and possibly hurt its sales. (more…)

  Jeremy Riro   Feb 04, 2016   Uncategorized   1 Comment Read More

Women Economic Empowerment

kuku“An old Ghanian proverb says “Educate a man and you educate one person; educate a woman and you educate the nation!”. At Kuku Kienyeji Farm we firmly believe that by empowering women economically, we are indeed empowering the whole community economically. Women are not only the best custodians of wealth in our societies, but the best stewards who ensure the wealth is equitably distributed to cater for all social-economic needs of the family unit including nutrition, healthcare, education, savings & investment as well as other development projects at the micro-economic level.

You can always trust an economically empowered mother to improve the living standards of her family now and invest for a brighter future for her children, hence helping in reducing poverty today and sustainably creating wealth for our future generations. That is why we are committed to economically empowering our mothers in rural communities and urge other young men in Africa to join us in the good course to end poverty and create wealth sustainably in Africa.” – Kuku Kienyeji Farm, Kenya.

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