Thursday, June 22, 2017

Applying for Birth Certificate in Kenya

I just collected my lastborn's birth certificate and obtaining it was surprisingly easier that I had anticipated. In this post you will learn how to apply for a birth certificate in Kenya.

What You'll Need:

  • The original and a copy of the birth notification - This is the pink slip that you get from the hospital where the child was delivered.
  • A copy of the father's ID
  • A copy of the Mothers ID

Procedure of Applying for a Birth Certificate in Kenya

  1. Visit your district registrar of births and deaths' Office and you'll be given a form to fill. You can use the names in the birth notification or you can choose a different name for your child. Changing the name will cost you a few extra shillings.
  2. Attach this form with the copies of the IDs and the birth notifications. 
  3. The information you've given is then verified and you are sent to the cash register to make the payment
  4. You only pay 50 shillings to apply for a certificate without amendment. You pay 90 if the name of the parent needs to be corrected, 130 if you need to correct both the names of the parent and the name of the child. Re-registration will cost you 90 shillings, and if you are registering late (later than 9 months after birth) you only pay 150 shillings.
  5. You'll be given a receipt which you'll use to collect the birth certificate.
I was instructed to collect mine after 2 weeks, which I did.

Applying for a Birth Certificate in Kenya without Birth Notification

If you do not have a birth notification (In cases where the child is born at home or late registration) you need to start the process at the local sub-chief's office. He will provide you with the necessary documentation.

If you're in Nairobi...

If you are in Nairobi, the national government immigration and registration of person's offices are located in Upper Hill Bishop Road. Get number 7C buses at KenCom and alight at community. The offices are just opposite NSSF building.

Monday, June 12, 2017

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Avenue Hospital Contacts

Avenue hospital is  located along First Parklands Avenue Nairobi. With branches in major Kenyan towns like Nairobi, Nakuru, Mombasa, Eldoret, Thika and Kisumu, the health care provider is committed to providing accessible and affordable health services in the country. Here are the Avenue Hospital Contacts for those who want to contact the institution:

Avenue Hospital Phone Contacts

Use these numbers to call:

0732 175 000, 0728 093 056 - Admin
0732 175 176 / 177/ 178 - Business development team
0732 175 140 / 162 / 163 - Clients Services team

You can also email; - Admin - Business development team
services - Clients Services team

You can see all the contacts of the other branches here.
Avenue Hospital Website

Visit the Avenue Hospital website through the link.

Avenue Hospital Facebook Contacts

You can reach them though their Facebook page by following this link.

Monday, December 19, 2016

How to Gain Twitter Followers for Free Without Following Back

As a blogger or an influencer, you need a following on social media. This not only gives you an online authority, it also gives you a community you can promote your content to.When starting out though, building a following is by no means easy. You need to follow hundreds of people to get a few follows back. There's a way around this... In this post, I'll show you a simple trick you can use to gain Twitter followers for free without following back.
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  • Head over to the Twiends website and click on 'Sign in with Twitter'
  • Click on 'Authorize App' and you'll be redirected back to the application.
  • Go to your account and edit interests and other setting. (Normally, you can use Twiends to get featured and get followers for a small fee but we're looking for a free alternative.)
  • Go to the suggest link.This is where you suggest a celebrity (or any twitter follower with at least 1,000 followers). If your suggestion is approved, you get a few points and are featured for free. You can expect a few followers every time you add a suggestion. 
  • Add the username of the celebrity you're suggesting and click on 'Add'
  • Add his/her interests and click on 'Add'
  • Add the country of the 'celebrity' and click on 'Add'
  • Click on 'Submit for Approval'
You can only add a few celebrities each day. The better your suggestions, the higher the number you'll be allowed to suggest each day and the higher the points you get. The more the points, the more followers you get.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

How to Make Money Blogging Through the Jumia Affiliate Program

Affiliate marketing is one of the most profitable income streams for bloggers around the world. In countries where shopping online is the norm like the US, bloggers and other digital marketers earn thousands of dollars a month from big online store like Amazon, Clickbank and the like. Unlike earning through Google Adsense, you do not need that many visits to your blog. You just need to have a very specific niche and an audience in the buying mindset. (On this in a later post)

Like we have discussed before in our blogging series, affiliate marketing is one of the ways you can earn a living through your blog in Kenya. In the last 3 years, e-commerce has really grown in Kenya and most urban dwellers are now making orders online from the comfort of their homes and offices. If there was ever a better time to cash in, today is that time. For anyone with an online presence whether a popular blog, Facebook page or even an Instagram account, earning an extra 10k+ a month is as easy as a few clicks.

How it Works

How it works is that a blogger recommends a product to her/his readers, when a purchase is made, the blogger gets her/his cut in form of a commission. To be able to earn from a company, you need to have a partnership or some form of agreement. Each link is tracked by a cookie to determine which affiliate sent the sale. Some companies have cookies that last for just 24 hours (e.g. Amazon) which means that an order has to be made within 24 hours of sending a visitor to the online store for the marketer to get a commission, while others like Jumia last for as long as 30 days. The percentage of the commission varies from company to company and even from product to product.

Jumia Kenya is one of the online stores that offer affiliate marketing in the country. Another one is Kilimall but we'll discuss it in a future post.

The most positive thing about having a partnership with a big online store like Jumia Kenya is that you get to sell products on your site without ever having to deal with inventory, and two,  there are so many products that you will find the perfect ones to promote no matter which niche your blog falls under.

If you are a mom blogger, you can promote women and baby stuff, fashion bloggers can promote clothes and beauty products, fitness bloggers can promote exercise and nutritional products, food bloggers can promote kitchen appliances while technology bloggers can promote phones, TVs,  Computers and more. You just have to find products that resonate with your readers

How to Register as a Jumia Kenya Affiliate Partner

Registration is fast and easy.

Just head over to JUMIA.CO.KE
Scroll to the bottom and you'll see the 'Make Money With Jumia' Menu
Click on 'Become an Affiliate Partner'

Fill in the details (names, email, phone number, country, website) and then click on 'Start Earning'
Your application will be reviewed and you will receive an email confirming your partnership into the affiliate program.

You will then get access to your very own Affiliate Partner's account where you will be able to generate links, get codes for banners to add to your site, track your conversions and commissions, and receive payments at the end of the month.

Start Earning

Once your application has been approved, you will be able to receive newsletters in your email with all the information you need to start earning from your blog. Carefully go through the information you are sent to at least get the basics as far as generating links and adding banners to your blog are concerned. Though we will get into the details in a later post, it is important to just mention the tools used to send shoppers from your blog or social media profile to Jumia Kenya which translates into money in your pockets.


Banners are normally placed below the header of the blog, at the footer or on either side of the blog's sidebar. In your Partner's dashboard you will see a menu called 'Tools' and that is where the banners are. Just choose the banner you want, the dimensions and grab the automatically generated code and add it to your blog. (I'll show you how you go about this later).

Below is a banner I have just generated for the ongoing Christmas Sale.

Text Links

This are used when you are writing a narrative and you include the name of the product with a link to the merchant's site. Text links have the highest conversions because they appear very natural in your blog post.


I received the Xtreme Fitness Exercise Trainer about a week ago and I've never been happier with an all round workout product. It gives me the resistance I need to increase the intensity of my crunches and leg raises. The grip on the rollers is steady and the support on the kneel very comfortable. My core is getting tighter and well toned...  The trainers key features tell it all.

Image Link

This is where you add the image of the product in the review and link to the merchant's site. Image links work best when added alongside text as shown below. Guide
I received the Xtreme Fitness Exercise Trainer about a week ago and I've never been happier with an all round workout product. It gives me the resistance I need to increase the intensity of my crunches and leg raises. The grip on the rollers is steady and the support on the kneel very comfortable. My core is getting tighter and well toned...  The trainers key features tell it all;

  • Intense, yet effortless core training!
  • You can achieve tremendous results for just 5 minutes a day
  • Among the parts of the body it targets are abdominal muscles, arm muscles, back muscles, shoulder muscles, glutes and thigh muscles.
  • 6 training levels and 44 different exercises to choose from. Read more reviews...

Using a Buy Now Button

The 'Buy Now' button is the ultimate call to Action. Once your reader has read and is impressed with your review or mention of the product and how it can impact on his/her life. It is time to tell them what the next step should be; to make an order. And what better way to do that than to tell then 'Buy Now'? Guide
We'll be discussing a lot more on how to earn from your blog through Jumia Affiliate program in a later post. Bookmark to come back later, and don't forget to subscribe to receive new posts straight to your inbox.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Jumia partners with Equity Bank for Digital Payments

The Bank aims to grow its digital payments by leveraging on Jumia’s Black Friday and catalyzing EazzyPay uptake via the EazzyApp as the retailer grows its transactions.

Nairobi, Kenya; 16th November, 2016 – Kenya’s leading financial services provider, Equity Bank, has entered into a long term deal with  e-commerce retailer, Jumia, to offer their customers a seamless online payment option known as EazzyPay.

Equity Bank CEO James Mwangi shares a light moment with Jumia Kenya MD, Sam Chappatte (Left) and Juan Seco- Finance Manager (Right)
Customers purchasing on the Jumia online platform will be able to pay directly from their Equity Bank account through EazzyPay, which is integrated on the Jumia site. Furthermore, Equity Bank is offering them instant EazzyLoans should they not have ready cash to purchase items. The loans are accessible through EazzyApp which can be downloaded for free from Google Playstore or Apple’s App Store.

Sam Chappatte, MD Jumia said, “We are excited to partner with the leading bank in Kenya to provide our customers with a seamless online payment option. We are confident they will find the EazzyPay mode secure and convenient as well. This is a major milestone for e-commerce and banking in Kenya

On his part Equity Bank’s CEO, Dr. James Mwangi, noted that the Bank is keen on supporting its customers who shop on the platform to make payments easily. "Equity Bank is always exploring ways to fulfil the aspirations of its millions of customers. Our partnership with e-commerce platforms like Jumia would give an impetus to e-commerce and bring lots of value to our retail and SME customers," he added. 

Jumia hopes to tap more into the Equity Bank clientele base through the partnership enhancing their consumer journey through a reliable and more convenient platform as it becomes one of the first developers to adopt the EazzyAPIs. The move will also in turn boost e-commerce uptake in the country which is growing by double digits.

Through EazzyAPI, the bank is open for similar partnerships with other e-commerce players.  To enhance customer security, Equity Bank has obtained the prestigious Global Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard 3.1 (PCI DSS 3.1), becoming the first Kenyan bank to do so. In addition, the Bank has recently partnered with a Global Security Operation Centre (GSOC) in line with the Bank’s strategic vision of providing secure Banking services to its customers.


About Equity Bank

Equity Bank Kenya Limited is a financial service provider with extensive footprint throughout the whole country. Equity Bank Kenya Limited's parent company, Equity Group Holdings Limited, has banking subsidiaries in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania and DRC with additional non-banking subsidiaries engaged in provision of investment banking, custodial, insurance agency, philanthropy, consulting, and infrastructure services. Equity Bank Kenya Limited's parent company,
Equity Group Holdings Limited, has a customer base  of nearly 11million in the six East and Central African countries that it serves, making it the largest commercial bank on the African continent, by customer numbers. Equity Group is the largest bank in market capitalization in East and Central Africa.

The vision of Equity Bank is “to be the champion of social economic prosperity of the people of Africa” while its purpose is to transform the lives and livelihoods of the people socially and economically by availing them modern, inclusive financial services that maximize their opportunities.

About Jumia

“Jumia is Africa’s leading online shopping destination. Customers across the continent can shop amongst the widest assortment of high quality products at affordable prices – offering everything from fashion, consumer electronics, home appliances to beauty products. Jumia was the first African company to win an award at the World Retail Awards in 2013 in Paris as the “Best New Retail Launch” of the year. Jumia started in 2012 and operates in 15 countries.”


For more information, please contact:

Alex Muhia
Equity Bank Group
Tel : 0763 618871 Office:  0763 026007
Robinson Murage
Jumia Kenya
Tel: +254 705414775


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