Wrap-Up: Our pick of main stories, Friday September 11th, 2015

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MiX Telematics’ MyMiX platform to engage drivers…Airtel Kenya sponsors Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum 2015….Kirinyaga County pays Ksh 1.2 million for Facebook page management…and much more.

Kirinyaga County pays Ksh 1.2 million for Facebook page management

Kirinyaga County has come under fire after a report released by the office of the auditor general revealed that funds totaling Kshs.1, 231,280 were used to manage the county’s Facebook page. The publication dubbed: report of the auditor-general on the financial operations of kirinyaga county executive for the period 1 july 2013 to 30 june 2014, was recently released by the Auditor General Edward Ouko who pointed out that the money was paid to On-Mobi Kenya without clear details as to why the county’s own ICT employees could not handle the duty.

Airtel Kenya is title sponsor of 2015 Sondeka Festival

Airtel Kenya is the title sponsor of this year’s Sondeka Festival which is set to take place on 11th , 12th and 13th September 2015. The Airtel Sondeka Festival is the one event that brings together people, organisations and institutions to celebrate Kenya’s creative and innovative culture. This being the third edition of the festival, Sondeka is the brainchild of Creatives Garage, a multi-disciplinary collective space for creatives to network, share ideas, collaborate, learn, gain market accessibility and push boundaries. The theme for this year’s festival is ‘We Are The Ones’.

MiX Telematics’ MyMiX platform to engage drivers

MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, is strengthening its MiX Fleet Manager and MiX SafeDrive solutions with the addition of MyMiX – an innovative driver engagement platform that further enables its customers to run safer and more efficient fleet operations. MyMiX provides professional drivers with easy 24-hour access, via the web or a mobile device, to key information about their performance – no matter the industry in which they operate.

Orange, Visa in consortium set to invest $30 million in Bitcoin startup

A consortium consisting of; Orange, NASDAQ, Visa, Citi, Capital One and Fiserv, is investing US $30 million in Chain. Chain’s newest partners will also join the company in forming a blockchain Working Group to explore the application of the technology in their markets and take a collaborative approach to building new solutions.

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