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How to Effortlessly Manage Your Calls: Airtel Kenya Call Divert Guide

Whether we seek some me-time during a vacations or stumble upon an area devoid of cell signal, all of us have experienced situations where the desire for peace and quiet arises. Yet, the fear of missing important calls lingers in our minds. In these instances, Airtel Kenya – along with other telecom companies – offers a remarkably valuable solution: their call diverts or call forwarding feature. This feature empowers you to redirect incoming calls toward an alternate mobile phone number, thereby maintaining connectivity even during instances when direct response through your Airtel SIM card isn’t feasible. In the ensuing discourse, we will walk you through the process of call diversion onto a different number registered on your Airtel SIM card.

Using Your Phone’s Settings:

The most straightforward way to activate call divert on your Airtel SIM card is by adjusting your phone’s settings. This method is especially effective with smartphones. Here are the steps:

  1. Open your Phone app.
  2. Tap on the three vertical dots.
  3. Select “Calling Accounts.”
  4. Choose your Airtel Kenya line.
  5. Tap on “Call Forwarding.”
  6. Once you reach this step, you’ll have several options to choose from, depending on your preferences:
  • Always Forward: This option redirects all incoming calls to the designated number, ensuring you never miss any calls.
  • When Busy: Calls will be forwarded when your phone is busy with another call.
  • When Unanswered: Choose this option, and calls will be redirected if you don’t answer them within a certain number of rings.
  • When Unreachable: Activate this setting to divert calls when your phone is out of network coverage or switched off.

After selecting the appropriate option, enter the number to which you want to divert calls and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

Using a Dial Code:

If your phone lacks the specific setting mentioned above, you can still divert Airtel calls to another number using a dial code. Here’s how:

  • Dial *002 followed by the number you want to divert to, and then #.
  • Press OK to activate the call divert feature.

With this method, incoming calls will be directed to the specified number whenever your Airtel SIM card is unreachable.

Deactivating Call Divert:

To deactivate call divert on your Airtel Kenya SIM card, simply dial ##002# and press OK. This will disable the call forwarding feature. Alternatively, if you initially configured the setting through your phone’s settings, you can remove the diverted number to deactivate the service.

Using Airtel Kenya Voicemail Service:

In some cases, you may not have sufficient funds for call divert services. In such situations, activating the voicemail service on your Airtel Kenya line is a practical solution. Here’s how to do it:

  • Send the word “SUB VMS” to 555, and you’ll receive an SMS confirming your voicemail subscription.
  • Call 555 or +254733105555 and follow the prompts to activate voicemail.
  • Use the code 62+25473310555# and press OK to enable voicemail on your Airtel Kenya line.
  • In your device settings, open the Phone app, tap on the three vertical dots, select “Settings,” choose “Voicemail,” and add +254733105555 as your Airtel voicemail number.

Voicemail will redirect your calls to your voicemail when you’re unavailable. To deactivate voicemail, simply call 555 or +254733105555 and follow the provided instructions or send the word “UBSUB VMS” to 555.

It’s essential to note that when you activate voicemail, it will override or deactivate the call divert or forwarding settings, and vice versa.

M-PESA Foundation’s Impactful Investment: A Maternal Health Complex for Kisumu County

The M-PESA Foundation, in a remarkable stride towards enhancing healthcare access for Kisumu County’s residents, earmarks an impressive investment of KES 16 million. This funding is dedicated to building a state-of-the-art maternal health complex at the Ratta Health Centre; an initiative that promises not only significant improvements but also could revolutionize maternal and child healthcare – potentially benefiting approximately 10,000 people within this region.

In collaboration with Zuri Health and Lions Eye Hospital, the M-PESA Foundation recently organized a medical camp. Over 2,000 residents attended this event and received free healthcare services. The profound need for improved health services in the county was not only underscored by this initiative but also served as an introduction to a monumental project currently underway.

This endeavor primarily aims to establish a Maternal, Child, and Neonatal complex that fosters an environment conducive for expectant mothers. The objective is twofold: guaranteeing safe and comfortable deliveries through the refurbishment of the existing labor room; delivery room; post-natal suite – alongside comprehensive improvements in healthcare service quality specifically tailored towards women within this region.

Serving as a hub for an extensive array of vital healthcare services, the complex caters to diverse medical needs under one roof: from outpatient care; maternity services – encompassing comprehensive clinic provisions– and laboratory facilities. This holistic approach prioritizes convenience for patients while simultaneously streamlining healthcare delivery.

H.E. Prof. Anyang Nyong’o, the Governor of Kisumu County, conveyed his appreciation to the M-PESA Foundation for their support; he remarked: “We have the privilege of hosting M-PESA Foundation in our county as we initiate this endeavor to enhance healthcare services.” This infrastructure development instills in us a profound confidence: we firmly believe it will enhance health outcomes for mothers and children; ultimately, benefiting the residents.

The project, in addition to incorporating medical facilities, will construct a nurse station; a waiting bay – complete with an area for children’s play; two consultants’ rooms and various other amenities. Notably among these is the inclusion of: a Child Welfare Clinic (CWC) room – designed specifically for child healthcare needs; an accessible pharmacy paired with store space—and lastly but not least importantly—a dedicated family planning room. The objective behind all these enhancements? To not only elevate overall patient experience but also guarantee ready access to essential healthcare services.

The investment, moreover, will not only ensure each room is equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment to the highest standards but also focus on environmental conservation. As a sustainable gesture towards a greener future, it prioritizes planting 100 tree seedlings.

“Peter Ndegwa, CEO of Safaricom PLC, emphasizes the M-PESA Foundation’s commitment to tackle maternal and infant mortality. ‘We persistently partner with numerous counties in a bid to improve service delivery as part of our efforts against maternal and infant mortality. This underlines why we have acted here in Kisumu,’ he underscored.”

The recent medical camp’s patients, in a testament to their dedication, will enjoy up to six months of free follow-up consultations: an innovative service accessible through SMS and WhatsApp. This user-friendly platform permits users–after adding three dependents–to extend the provision for valuable medical advice from doctors: thus ensuring comprehensive accessibility to healthcare.

Mastercard Partners with Lipa Later to Boost Buy Now, Pay Later Services in Africa

Mastercard’s strategic partnership with Lipa Later, a fintech company integrating credit solutions and advanced technology, signals an important step towards increasing the accessibility of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) payment services in Africa. This collaboration stands ready to revolutionize experiences for consumers and merchants alike by providing customized BNPL solutions; furthermore – it enhances overall payment capabilities: truly expanding horizons on both ends.

Lipa Later’s expertise in consumer credit will synergize with Mastercard’s vast network of merchants, innovative payment methods and advanced technology infrastructure. This powerful alliance has a clear aim: empowering individuals and businesses by facilitating easier access to essential products and services; streamlining credit accessibility; as well as enhancing shopping experiences through seamless transactions.

Often celebrated as Africa’s shining example of financial inclusion, Kenya has achieved remarkable progress: approximately 84% of its adult population now accesses formal financial services. Despite this success, a substantial portion still lacks adequate access to finance. In perfect alignment with the mission to expand financial inclusion, Mastercard and Lipa Later form this partnership.

Shehryar Ali, the East Africa Country Manager for Mastercard, underscores that Mastercard’s mission revolves around financial inclusion. With a partnership established with Lipa Later; they plan to exploit technology in facilitating secure digital payments. Ultimately their primary focus remains on delivering seamless consumer experiences via BNPL services: this strategy not only fosters inclusion within previously underprivileged communities – but also bolsters sustainable economic growth throughout Africa at large.

This collaboration yields a BNPL solution that holds the potential to transform the shopping experience: it presents flexible financing options during checkout–effectively bridging gaps between online and in-store purchases. Furthermore, with its instant Know Your Customer (KYC) capabilities; customers find accessing frictionless financing an effortless process. This translation for merchants manifests as: larger average basket sizes; a wider customer base accessibility — and enhanced flexibility in product/service provision.

The transformative potential of financial inclusion is underscored by Eric Muli, the Founder and CEO of Lipa Later Group. Mastercard’s partnership accelerates Lipa Later’s mission to enhance credit accessibility and mitigate shopping experience friction. This collaboration empowers not only individuals but also fuels economic growth and cultivates innovation in Africa. They drive positive change and shape the future of finance together, not only in Kenya but also beyond its borders.

Lipa Later, in collaboration with Mastercard; underscores not only a commitment–but also an active engagement: to foster inclusive growth. This is achieved through strategic partnerships that deftly leverage cutting-edge technology and customer-centric solutions. Embracing new payment models–while concurrently supporting local entrepreneurs–Mastercard aims specifically at fuelling economic progress within Africa: creating universal opportunities for all.

Empowering Kenyan SMEs: NBK Launches ‘National Business Forum’

The National Bank of Kenya (NBK), in partnership with The Leadership Group and Ashitiva LLP, unveils a game-changing initiative called the “National Business Forum” to bolster the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Kenya. This dynamic program—based on membership—is poised for action; it will equip local entrepreneurs with essential tools and resources to catalyze sustainable business expansion.

The National Business Forum pursues a core objective: empowering business leaders throughout Kenya to sustainably grow their organizations. They will accomplish this empowerment through an intricate approach that includes capacity building; it provides access–notably, to an extensive network of experienced business leaders—and supplies crucial financial resources necessary for catalytic transformative change within these enterprises.

This strategic partnership empowers NBK to provide access to financing and financial advisory services; concurrently, Ashitiva LLP enhances the effort with its offering of business and legal advisory services. The Leadership Group takes an active role in delivering tailor-made training programs for SMEs’ unique needs–a significant contribution towards their growth and development. To address the common obstacles that frequently impede businesses’ ascent to higher levels of sustainable success, we collectively aim.

George Odhiambo, Managing Director of NBK, emphasized the bank’s steadfast dedication to promoting SMEs and nurturing Kenya’s thriving entrepreneurial spirit during the official launch of National Business Forum. He underscored that establishing this forum represents a significant milestone in their mission; it aligns with an overarching objective – propelling economic growth and development within Kenya.

“The National Business Forum: a significant milestone in our mission to empower Kenyan entrepreneurs,” George Odhiambo declares. He elaborates, “We grasp the unique challenges these industrious individuals face—securing financing and expanding their businesses; therefore, we aim not only towards understanding but providing concrete support that is essential for overcoming such obstacles– ultimately unleashing their full potential.”

The National Business Forum distinguishes itself through the adoption of a meticulous Leadership and Business Acumen Development Model, designed to furnish SMEs with crucial resources for fostering resilience and guaranteeing sustainable growth. This model integrates mentorship, capacity building; leadership development – it also incorporates strategies aimed at facilitating business expansion. We aim ultimately to empower SMEs: within the next five years, our goal is their business expansion on a tenfold scale.

Additionally, Mr. Odhiambo underlined the initiative’s collaborative nature: “We have worked hand-in-hand with our partners to co-create the National Business Forum—a dynamic platform designed specifically for ambitious entrepreneurs.” This forum dovetails perfectly with NBK’s strategy; it aims to generate employment opportunities targeting youth demographic. We harbor profound optimism: that we will draw in development partners who share our vision of business support through capacity building, funding and strategic deal structuring. “We can catalyze entrepreneurial success and foster economic growth together.”

Poised to kickstart its mission, the National Business Forum plans strategic partnerships with 100 businesses from diverse sectors: Renewable Energy; Water; Education; Agribusiness – including Agriculture and Healthcare – Technology, and Women in Business. This endeavor positions NBForum as a beacon of hope for Kenyan SMEs—propelling them into a future defined by sustainable growth and prosperity.

Uber Eats Expands to Eldoret and Naivasha, Boosting Access to Online Food Delivery in the Country

Uber Eats, the renowned online food delivery platform, recently expanded its services to Eldoret and Naivasha in Kenya as part of a strategic move to strengthen its nationwide presence. This significant expansion both signifies a milestone for Uber Eats and introduces an unprecedented level of convenience for residents in these two towns.

Eldoret and Naivasha residents, now able to order their favorite meals and essential groceries online with ease and luxury at the click of a button, will experience an array of culinary delights delivered directly to their doorsteps. This service redefines the dining experience by promising convenience; it truly epitomizes modernity in gastronomy–a testament to how technology can enhance our everyday lives.

Not only does this expansion enhance local convenience, but it also revolutionizes businesses such as restaurants, merchants and the dedicated delivery personnel crucial to its operation. The service operates in a symbiotic relationship: customer satisfaction intertwines with entrepreneurial opportunity.

Making substantial strides in Kenya, Uber Eats extends its services to Eldoret and Naivasha as a testament of their commitment to becoming the leading platform for instant access local commerce. It goes beyond restaurant meals; they now provide an extensive range of services that includes groceries, pharmacy items, and everyday essentials.

The General Manager of Uber Eats Kenya, Kui Mbugua, emphasized the company’s growth as a catalyst for operational upgrades in Nakuru and Mombasa. This expansion reflects an overarching vision to address diverse Kenyan consumer needs with offerings extending beyond mere food delivery. By incorporating convenience services alongside pharmacy products, wellness provisions and everyday essentials; Uber Eats sets its sights on becoming your comprehensive solution provider for all requirements.

Creating an exciting landscape, the evolution of e-commerce services presents new opportunities that companies such as Uber Eats are harnessing. Uber Eats adapts and expands its offerings in response to diversified customer preferences; it no longer solely focuses on dining out but also enables access to a wide array of goods and services at your fingertips.

Uber Eats actively enhances its customers’ delivery experience and contributes to the local economy through this strategic expansion. The platform’s support for restaurants and retailers in towns such as Eldoret and Naivasha fosters thriving conditions for local businesses.

Data Privacy Violations Lead to Significant Fines by the Data Protection Commissioner

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioners (ODPC) in Kenya imposed substantial fines totaling Sh9.4 million on three organizations for breaching personal data privacy. This action underscores an escalating commitment to safeguarding individuals’ digital-age personal information.

Digital credit provider, Mulla Pride Ltd., operates popular lending apps such as KeCredit and Faircash. They incurred a fine of Sh2.98 million for their unauthorized sharing of complainants’ contact details and names with third parties – an action that resulted in distressing messages along with unsolicited phone calls. The penalty not only underscores the importance for digital lenders to inform data subjects about their information collection processes but also serves as a stark reminder: all data handling must align precisely with the intentions and consent provided by these subjects; this is non-negotiable at graduate-level discourse within financial institutions.

The ODPC imposed a fine of Sh1.9 million on the popular establishment, Casa Vera Lounge, situated along Nairobi’s Ngong Road; they had posted an individual’s image on social media without securing consent: this was their offense. Through this decisive action — penalizing and making public knowledge of it — the intent is to deter other venues from committing similar violations by using patrons’ images without permission.

Uthiru’s educational institution, Roma School, incurred a hefty penalty of Sh4.6 million for its violation: posting pictures of minors without requisite parental consent; this significant sanction establishes an imperative precedent–underscoring the responsibility schools and facilities bear in handling children’s personal data to ensure that processing only occurs after obtaining due permission from their parents or guardians.

These actions by the ODPC not only carry a punitive aspect, but also serve as education: they emphasize the criticality of compliance with both–the Data Privacy Rights Act and the Data Protection Act. Both statutes are integral components to Kenya’s data privacy legislation; thus, their adherence underscores an essential practice in this realm.

Immaculate Kassait, the Data Commissioner, also urges data controllers and processors to ensure strict adherence to Act provisions during personal data processing. The Office of Data Protection Commission (ODPC), besides conducting compliance audits on numerous organizations including WhitePath – a digital credit provider – and Naivas Supermarkets in response to recent data breaches imposes additional penalties. Consequently: Through these audits’ results communication; it reinforces for respective controllers that prompt corrective action is indispensable – an essential step towards enhanced security measures against future breaches–a testament of their commitment towards protecting customer privacy rights with utmost diligence.

The ODPC looks ahead with ambitious plans: they aim to execute forty compliance audits on data controllers and processors across diverse sectors this financial year. This proactive strategy reflects Kenyan authorities’ steadfast commitment – not only towards safeguarding personal data but also towards enforcing individual privacy rights within organizations.

OPPO Reno10 Series: Leading in Charging Speed and Battery Performance

Users in the smartphone technology realm perpetually seek devices that challenge limits. With its latest release – the Reno10 series, OPPO Kenya intends to deliver this sought-after experience: a groundbreaking collection underscored by cutting-edge technology and an unwavering commitment towards user satisfaction; it exemplifies OPPO’s dedication to innovation at its core.

SUPERVOOC: Lightning-Fast Charging at an Unprecedented Speed.

In just 47 minutes, the super-charged 67W SUPERVOOC of Reno10 5G fully charges its 5,000mAh battery. Feeling rushed? Allocate just 30 minutes, and you’ll secure a 70% charge– this allows for uninterrupted connectivity without enduring extensive charging durations.

In just 10 minutes, the Reno10 Pro 5G with its even faster 80W SUPERVOOC charges from a meager 1% to an impressive 48% due to its robust dual-cell battery of capacity -4600mAh; furthermore, it accomplishes full charging in only-28 minutes.  The Reno10 series positions itself among the smartphones that charge the fastest, with these charging speeds.

The battery lifespan is exceptional:

The exclusive Battery Health Engine from OPPO enhances the battery lifespan of the Reno10 series; it ensures that this device remains in good condition for more than industry-standard 1,600 charge and discharge cycles. For its significant contributions to sustainability, the 2023 SEAL Sustainable Product Award recognized The Battery Health Engine.

The Reno10 series features a groundbreaking Ultra-low Temperature Charging Mode: this innovation ensures efficient charging even in extreme cold environments, specifically those ranging from 0°C to -25°C. The Freeze Protection Algorithm intelligently engages this mode as necessary; it guarantees secure charging–even in subzero conditions.

The OPPO Reno10 series, with its fast-charging capabilities and long-lasting battery performance, provides a seamless and reliable charging experience. This eliminates the anxiety associated with charging while allowing uninterrupted usage.

Seamless Connectivity; Smooth User Experience:

Features such as Multi-Screen Connect in the Reno10 series enhance connectivity, facilitating seamless connections to other devices including PCs or OPPO Pad Air. Sharing the clipboard, synchronizing notifications, and transferring files: these are the tools that facilitate effortless multitasking across numerous screens.

The Reno series introduces a groundbreaking feature: the Infrared Remote-Control. This innovation empowers your smartphone to function as an adaptable remote control for household appliances–from air conditioners to televisions; marking the first instance in which this versatile capability is available on Reno models.

OPPO and Google developed the Dynamic Computing Engine; this system optimizes fluency and stability, thereby enhancing performance while minimizing power consumption.

Users can convert unused ROM space into additional RAM with the aid of RAM Expansion technology, thereby enhancing their multitasking experience. Setting new standards in charging speed, battery performance and overall user experience, the OPPO Reno10 series offers an unparalleled combination of power and efficiency.

Market availability

All nationwide OPPO stores and e-commerce platforms such as Jumia and Kilimall offer the OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G and Reno10 5G for purchase. The Reno10 5G carries a recommended retail price of Ksh 56,999*RRP; meanwhile, the Reno10 Pro 5G boasts an RRP of Ksh 69,999. Providing cutting-edge features and top-notch performance, these devices aim to cater to the demands of tech-savvy users.

Toshiba Paves the Way for Data-Centric Future with BYODC Initiative

Toshiba, a global technology company has just taken a significant step in advocating for the construction of custom data centers utilizing high-capacity hard drives. The “Build Your Own Data Centre (BYODC)” initiative exemplifies this mission– Toshiba aims to educate system integrators and enterprises on enhancing their cloud storage capabilities and business-critical enterprise server storage systems through the utilization of these powerful devices.

Santosh Varghese, the Vice President of Toshiba Gulf FZE, spearheads this endeavor; he stresses the importance of steering the data storage channel ecosystem in a right direction. Despite many companies’ continued reliance on tape as a storage backup option—Varghese underscores—the top choice remains hard drives: they offer cost-effectiveness per gigabyte when juxtaposed against solid-state drives (SSDs).

In 2021, traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) still command the global data storage arena, accounting for nearly 63% of the total market share. Projections for 2025, however, predict a shift: SSDs are expected to lay claim to a market segment of about 16%; simultaneously, NAND flash memory will likely constitute roughly10% of the marketplace.

Foreseeing 2030: HDDs are projected to dominate the data storage market with a substantial share of 58%; however, they will gradually descend to hold only 48%. In contrast–SSDs are poised for growth, reaching up to an impressive rate of 29% while NAND chips account for another significant proportion at approximately 12%.

Toshiba commits to equip businesses effectively for harnessing high-capacity hard drives’ potential; comprehensive training opportunities will be provided. Specifically targeting sales and pre-sales teams—within system integrators and enterprises—the initiatives aim to empower them with profound knowledge: a crucial understanding of enterprise-level storage, especially regarding purpose-built hard drives.

Santosh Varghese underscored: a well-informed channel, coupled with business entities, can address specific market needs – surveillance, backup and big data storage – more effectively; this approach would ultimately propagate market growth.

The BYODC initiative extends beyond education; it proffers valuable insights and cost-effective solutions that harmonize with the continuously evolving storage landscape. It aspires–through education, channel partnerships, and enterprise alliances–to equip businesses with indispensable tools for navigating a data-driven future: optimizing costs while enhancing performance simultaneously.

Toshiba actively fosters the adoption of high-capacity hard drives; they enable businesses to build data centers – a clear demonstration of their dedication to innovation and role in shaping data storage’s future. As the technology landscape evolves, Toshiba’s BYODC initiative: it stands as a guiding beacon for enterprises, steering them towards efficient and sustainable data management solutions.