Monday, September 11, 2017

Solar Water Heating Systems in Nairobi

There is a regulation by the ERC (Energy Regulatory Commission ) that requires anyone using more that 100 liters of hot water to install a solar water heating system. This means that any house with 3 bedrooms or more needs to have a water heating system installed.

Those failing to comply with this new rule face a 1 million penalty or even jail time. To help their clients with this transition, Chloride Exide have sliced the prices of their solar water heating products for the months of October and November.

You can request a site survey by calling 0722 351 262 or sending an email to

For pricing, see the banner below.

Monday, July 10, 2017

How to Add Jumia Affiliate Banners to Your Blogspot Blog

Ever since I published the post on how to earn through the Jumia Affiliate Program, many of you have asked how you add Jumia Affiliate Banners to a Blogspot Blog. I thought it would be clearer if I made the video below to take you through the steps.

For those unable to watch the video for one reason or another, I've listed down the steps below:
  1. Log into your Jumia Affiliate Dashboard and expand the menu below 'Tools'
  2. Choose 'Banners'
  3. Select the 'Advertising Offer' from the drop down menu
  4. Select the Banner you'd like to promote on your blog
  5. Choose the size of the Banner you'd like
  6. You can add the 'SUBID' if you need to track the banner's impressions, clicks and conversions
  7. Select and copy the code generated under 'Banner Code'
  8. Now log into your Blogger account and select 'Layout' on the left sidebar
  9. Click on 'Add Gadget' where you want your Banner to appear on the blog and click on 'HTML/JAVASCRIPT'
  10. Under 'Content' paste the code you copied in step 7
  11. Click on 'Save'
  12.  Done

You can now view your blog to see how the banner will look to your visitors.

All that's left now is to drive as much traffic to your blog as possible to ensure that you get people to buy products through your affiliate link.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

How to Book the SGR Madaraka Express Via Mpesa

You can now book Madaraka Expresssraight from your phone. Below are the steps you should take as see on #MadarakaExpress Twitter handle:
  1. Make a call to 0709 388 888 between 7am and 8 pm and give your travel itinerary & phone number
  2. The cashier will key in your travel details and phone number and generate  the total amount you need to pay
  3. You will then receive an sms with Paybill Number, Payment ID and the amount to be paid
  4. Make the payment through Mpesa using the details provided in step 3
  5. You will then receive your ticket details via sms
  6. You will use the details you get in step 5 to print a boarding pass at the self service machine at the train station.

Now go ahead and have a safe journey. :-D

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Jumia’s Anniversary Sale 2X bigger than Black Friday, with up to 80% off!

Nairobi, 3rd July 2017: Close to 500,000 customers logged onto the Jumia Kenya website today in a rush for deals. This comes as the company launched its 5th Anniversary celebrations on-line, in which they are offering customers up to 80% discounts with more than 70,000 deals on offer (including Unga at 45 KES per 2kg packet!).

Jumia’s anchor Unga deal sold out in the first 60 minutes, immediately as the site went live at midnight (& has been re-stocked since). The deal was put together in partnership with Tuskys.

According to Jumia PR Manager Pauline Masese, the traffic witnessed this morning on the website is more than double that seen during Black Friday last year, which was at the time the largest online sale ever in Kenya.

“We went live on our website at midnight and we are delighted by the explosive response we have received on our platform so far. As of this morning the highest selling product was Unga - Soko Ugali going for 45 KES with more than 2500 items already sold”, said Jumia PR Manager Pauline Masese.

Other products that have attracted heavy traffic to Jumia website include Televisions from 9999 KES, Cookers from 12990 KES and Mobile Phones from 1500 KES.

As part of its Anniversary celebrations, Jumia will be releasing 1 Samsung-S8 everyday this week and will be retailing it at 5KES. The first lucky shopper of this deal, Paul Nderitu who purchased Samsung-S8 at 5 KES at 8AM in the morning, said he was thrilled and could not believe he had managed to find the phone on the website before anyone else.

Jumia’s Anniversary celebration will culminate with a grand prize giveaway, through which one lucky shopper will walk-away with a Renault Kwid car. All they have to do is post a story on social media about how they are #NikoMbeleNaJumia

This year’s Jumia Anniversary is likely to mark a turning point in the history of online retail in Kenya. Is Kenya ready for this?

For more info - Email: or call 0740049055

Monday, June 26, 2017

How to Apply for the KRA PIN Certificate Online

Whether you're starting a new job or applying for HELB, you need to submit your KRA PIN. The registration online is easy fast and convenient. This post will take you through the steps you need to take to apply for the KRA PIN certificate. 

What you’ll need

  • National ID number
  • Date of birth
  • District
  • Mother’s last name
  • Father’s last name
  • Address (P.O. BOX), 
  • Personal email address
  1. Visit and  click on the link next to Apply for your IN below KRA Online
  2. On the left of the screen Below where it says ‘Do You Want a New PIN, Click on Register
  3. On the next page, select the TaxPayer Type (Individual/Non individual) and the Mode of Registration (Online/Upload form) and then click on 'Next'
  4. Fill in all your information and then click 'Submit'
  5. Once to successfully complete your KRA PIN registration online, you will receive an email with your login details and will also be able to print out your PIN certificate.
    You will also receive login details to the itax system in your email.

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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Until we see each other again, 

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