The Standard, Business Beat Pg: 3 -Text Messaging Offers Hope In Fight Against Sh69b Counterfeit Industry

Manufacturers have warned that despite efforts to stop the influx of counterfeit goods into the market,
the penetration of contraband product is increasing. 

According to the Kenya Association of Manufactures
(KAM), trade in counterfeits has increase from 5 per cent in the last five years to 30 per cent of total
sales, resulting in huge losses.Counterfeit products do not only result in loss of market share and unfair
competition but are health risks as well leading to illness and even death.Some of the companies in Kenya
using Sproxils services include East African Cables, and pharmaceutical firms Norvatis, GlaxoSmithKline and
SiplarPharkem. Sproxils was started in 2009 in Nigeria to help consumers fight counterfeits drugs.

Daily Nation, Pg: 2 - Change of Guard At The Nation As New CEO Takes Over From Gitahi

The Nation Media group (NMG) will have a new managing director and chief executive officer from July 2015.
Mr. Joe Muganda will join the Media Group from Kenya Breweries Ltd where he has been the managing director
from September 2012. He replaces Mr. Linus Gitahi who has been on the helm for more than eight years.
NMG also appointed Chief Operating Officer and Acting Editorial Director Tom Mshindi to the newly-created position
of Editor-in-chief.  He joins the NMG Board with direct responsibilities for the groups’ editorial portpolio across
all print, broadcast and digital platforms.

Business Daily, Pg. 6 - Civil servants To Start Paying For Pension From July

Civil servants will start contributing for their upkeep in retirement in July after the government allocated Sh6
billion as seed money for the public workers pension fund. Under the new retirement scheme, civil servants will also
benefit from a government-sponsored life insurance cover worth a minimum of five times an individual’s annual pensionable

Business Daily, Pg: 18 - KFC Lines Up fresh Incentives To Support Filmakers

Munda Atieno is an up-an-coming freelance filmmaker who is just about to complete shooting and editing her first pilot
for a brand new TV game show called Mchoraji Kenya. She has received a lot of positive feedback from people in the local
art world. She has heard a lot about the need for local content now that the so called “digital migration” has arrived and
the public is being compelled to switch from analogue to digital programming. “There will be more than a hundred ‘free-to-air’
stations available for Kenyans to watch”, said Lizzie Chongoti, CEO Kenya Film Commission. There will be many opportunities for
“creatives” like Ms Munda to get their programmes picked up and aired.From this year, Kalasha will no longer be simply an awards
ceremony but an international film and television festival and market, modeled along the line of the Cannes and Sundance Film
Festivals. The Kenya Government is also keen to create a film school that can equip young people with the skills required to make
their films meet international standards of excellence.

Daily Nation, Smart Company Pg: 3 - Cash-Starved Film Industry Banks On Digital Platform

Lack of funding and poor distribution channels have been cited as some of the major challenges crippling the film industry in
Kenya. Executive Director of Pan African Federation of Filmmakers (FEPACI), said filming industry is looking for ways to distribute
their content on the digital signal to circumvent some of the challenges. FEPACI has launched a platform inviting African and
African Diaspora filmmakers to submit their scripts for production of short films and documentaries. The training which is
slated for January 2016 will also include session on budgeting and intellectual property protection.