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Artcaffé Group expands reach in Nairobi with a new Artcaffé Market outlet in Westlands

This month has also seen the opening of the largest Artcaffé Coffee & Bakery on the first floor of Britam Tower, Upper Hill, and two new outlets on at Shell Petrol Stations on the Northern and Eastern Bypass.

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With over 50 outlets across Nairobi, The Artcaffé Group has now opened its second fully-fledged food market at Raphta Square, Raphta Road Westlands.

The location showcases 8000 sq ft of the Group’s gourmet food store, The Artcaffé Market, making this its signature store. Inspired by the love of good food and social experiences, the Artcaffé Market is an essential destination for Nairobi residents and food enthusiasts alike. The shop offers a curated selection of artisanal food products responsibly and reliably sourced. Whether for daily essentials or home entertaining, the Market is designed as a one-stop-shop.

Artcaffé Market, Rhapta Square opens in time for the festive season. The outlet will showcase a selection of pre-prepared meals making celebrations at home effortless, easy, and enjoyable. In addition, a specialty butchery, pantry, fresh produce section along with homeware and fresh flowers will complete the retail experience.

To enhance the experience, The Artcaffé Market Rhapta Square also features a Cellar of unique wines and spirits offering a delectable range from the well-priced to the finest, sourced from around the world.

The Artcaffé Market, Rhapta Square is the second gourmet food store for the Group. The first opened in 2021 in Kileleshwa with an extremely successful online market delivery platform, www.artcaffemarket.co.ke launched in 2020.

Sagi Vaknin, CEO of the Artcaffé Group commented “As a Group, we believe in shaping local dining culture. As consumers, we have become much more cosmopolitan, and are increasingly in search of sophisticated experiences that we can recreate at home – experiences like those as cherished in our Artcaffé Coffee & Bakery restaurants. We recognize that a physical outlet offers customers the opportunity for interaction and discovery, and a place filled with joy and value.  It is with this ethos that our signature 8000sq ft store has been created”.

Raphta Square also features a full-service Artcaffé restaurant and rooftop bar.

Artcaffé opened its first restaurant in 2008. The Group also operates a sophisticated central bakery, kitchen, and logistics center that prepares and distributes artisanal baked goods, food, and drink shipments to its restaurants daily. The central kitchen is key to the company’s business model, enabling consistent delivery of fresh and high-quality products.

The group’s family of 1,300 dedicated and passionate staff is expected to grow at a rate of around 40 new hires per new store opening. The management team all of whom have been with the company for more than 8 years, started as waiters, cooks, and cleaners, and today are holding key management positions ranging from logistics, store managers, regional operation managers, and more.

Future growth plans for The Artcaffé Market include prime new locations on Kiambu Road and Gigiri.

This month has also seen the opening of the largest Artcaffé Coffee & Bakery on the first floor of Britam Tower, Upper Hill, and two new outlets on at Shell Petrol Stations on the Northern and Eastern Bypass.

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Kuresoi North

Mututho calls on MPs to expedite on Narcotics Bill

He says the passage of the Bill into law will see increased punitive measures to offenders and their collaborators including those entrusted to arrest the vice.

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Former Nacada Boss John Mututho.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Former Nacada Boss John Mututho has called on National Assembly to expedite the Narcotics drugs and psychotropic substances Amendment Bill 2020.

He says the passage of the Bill into law will see increased punitive measures to offenders and their collaborators including those entrusted to arrest the vice.

Speaking at Muchorwe, Nyota Ward in Kuresoi North, Mututho said the MPs should fast track the Bill so that the law is in place before December this year.

This says will effectively curd drug menace in forthcoming festivity particularly among youths.

“We can’t continue losing young lives to drugs and illicit brew and that is why we want to call on MPs to expedite the Bill on narcotics and psychotropic substances before December,” he said.

The former Naivasha MP was addressing mourners at Muchorwe during the burial of Johana Kipkirui Koech whose death was linked to drugs and substance abuse.

The late is said to have been sodomized by a section of drunk youths in the area while from a den of illicit brew.

Mututho condemned the incident calling on security team in Nakuru led by County Commissioner Erastus Mbui and Police Commander Tito Kilonzi to take action and end illicit brew in the area.

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Senior cop builds elderly woman house in Korogocho

IP Ongiri’s approach to addressing insecurity has made him stand out amongst his fellow officers.

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Kariobangi Police Station deputy OCS Inspector Dave Ongiri. Photo/Courtesy

A senior police officer has won the hearts of many after building a 2-roomed house for an elderly woman in Korogocho, Nairobi.

The Kariobangi Police Station deputy OCS Inspector Dave Ongiri mobilized resources from his friends and his salary for the project.

He said the gesture was aimed at cushioning the woman against the negative economic effects of COVID-19 pandemic.

‘‘The move has also enhanced the police-civilian relations in a bid to fight insecurity in the region,” IP Ongiri stated.

He said there was a great need to integrate a human rights-based approach in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

The woman, locally known as Mama Monica, had lived in her dilapidated house for the last 30 years and her situation worsened with the COVID-19 outbreak.

She thanked the police officer for transforming her life adding that God had sent an unlikely saviour on her side.

She said the house will address stigma and discrimination often associated with the elderly and other vulnerable populations.

IP Ongiri’s approach to addressing insecurity has made him stand out amongst his fellow officers. He has severally organized football tournaments and cleanup exercises within Kariobangi and Korogocho areas.

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