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Adil Khawaja: Kenya Commercial Bank Group Board commits Ksh50 Billion Towards 2jiajiri Programme Which Kicked off Today

Posted on 07 January 2019 by Ndungu

2Jiajiri graduants

KCB Foundation will from today 7 January 2019 kick off the recruitment of beneficiaries into their “2jiajiri” programme across the country.

KCB 2jiajiri aims at empowering 10,000 youth every year to start small businesses. This year Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) is targeting 3000 youths and 7000 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Kenya Commercial bank Commits KSh50 Billion

Under the chairmanship of lawyer Adil Khawaja, KCB Group announced a Sh50 billion commitment towards boosting entrepreneurship in the country over the next five years.

The lender will use the funds to support entrepreneurs under its 2jiajiri programme. Because of his vast, Adil Khawaja was appointed to KCB group board since July 2012.

KCB Foundation Managing Director Jane Mwangi said the biggest challenge for most entrepreneurs is lack of business support and capital constraints despite their huge potential to create jobs for the youth.

Details about the recruitment and application forms are available at selected KCB branches all over Kenya, participating training institutions or can be downloaded from the KCB Foundation website.

KCB Lion’s Den

KCB Lions’ Den is a show that allows Kenyan start-ups to pitch their business ideas to top investors called, The Lions. The TV show is part of the KCB Group 2Jiajiri programme expected to benefit at least 500,000 youth in a period of 5 years.

KCB Lion’s Den is the OFFICIAL Kenyan version of popular worldwide TV programmes like Dragons Den and Shark Tank! The programme is recorded in Nairobi.

About Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Chairman Adil Khawaja

Adil Khawaja is a lawyer by profession based in Nairobi with vast experience of over 17 years in practice. He specializes in commercial, conveyancing, litigation and arbitration.

He has experience in other legal areas such as; dispute resolution, land and planning, environmental laws, complex restructuring, banking and security law, conservation and hotel management.

The savvy lawyer Adil Khawaja is a partner at Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews Advocates HH&M based in Nairobi Kenya. Hamilton Harrison & Mathews(HHM) recently merged with Denton.

Adil Khawaja was appointed to the KCB Group Board with from 3rd July 2012. He serves at different Boards such as:

  • Kenya Power
  • Trustees Kenya Wildlife Service
  • Friends of Conservation and Care for the Wild Kenya

He is an active member of Kenya Law Society and served as a member of National Environment Council from 2005 to 2009.

Rhino Charge Raises Record Cash for Conservation

Adil Khawaja and his team AK44

In 2018 Adil Khawaja and his team AK44 said, “we are taking part in the Rhino Charge again for Rhino Ark because of the amazing work they do in conservation”.

The team raised over KES 16 million creating more awareness for Rhino Ark’s conservation activities, they were the third highest in raising funds in 2018 and 4th in 2017.

Rhino event is organised in order to raise funds to support the activities of the Rhino Ark Charitable Trust, an NGO which works towards a noble cause; the conservation and protections of Kenya’s mountain range ecosystems.

Environmental Conservation Task Force

On March 4, 2018 DP William Ruto launched an Environmental Conservation Task force at his residence in Karen. DP Ruto stressed on the need for the government to relook at the management of the country’s forest cover since the destruction of trees would be disastrous in the long run.

He pledged that the government will implement the recommendations of the task force which among other things is to determine whether the ban on logging can be extended further.

The Task Force Chairperson as appointed by the Cabinet Secretary will be Ms. Marion Wakanyi Kamau, Chairperson of the Greenbelt Movement. The other members of the Task Force include:

  • Christian Lambrecht (Rhino Ark Charitable Trust)
  • Isaac Kalua (Dr.) (Chairperson of the Kenya Water Towers (Agency)
  • Ernest Nakenya Nadome (Central Organisation of Trade Unions).
  • Adil Arshed Khawaja (Partner – Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews Advocates HHM, Advocate of the High Court of Kenya).
  • Gideon Solonka Kilakoi (Advocate of the High Court of Kenya).
  • Faith Waguthi Waigwa (Advocate of the High Court of Kenya).

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Adil Khawaja: Nairobi Top Environment and Real Estate Lawyer Raising Funds to Conserve Environment in Kenya

Posted on 20 December 2018 by Ndungu

Adil Khawaja, Managing Partner in Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews law firm based in Nairobi, Kenya

As a Partner with Hamilton, Harrison and Matthews , Adil Khawaja breaks the stereotypes of typical Nairobi lawyers and their mean faces to embrace machines that endure tough terrains to raise funds for fencing and maintenance of forests and ecosystems around Kenya’s important water catchment areas; and improve communities’ livelihoods.

On Environment

In February 2018, the Kenya top lawyer, Adil Khawaja was appointed by the Environment Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Keriako Tobiko as a panelist of eminent environmentalists among other professionals to sit in a strategic rapid results task force on Forestry management, following his passion and experience in environment law.

Rhino Charge

Adil Khawaja with team 44 at Rhino Charge event 2018

Rhino Charge is among the most unique sports in Kenya attracting sports men and women from far and wide to raise funds for an extra-ordinary cause; conservation. In this year’s event, a seasoned lawyer and Director of Rhino Ark Charitable Trust, Adil Khawaja, Partner, Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews together with his Team of 44 raised KES16, 217,000, funds that will go towards community development and conservation of natural habitat. The event was held in Elangata Enterit in Narok County.

The savvy lawyer Adil Khawaja with 20 years of experience in real estate, environmental law, aviation, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial litigation and arbitration previously served as  Chairman of Board with Kenya Commercial Bank and as a Non-Executive Director with Kenya Power and Lighting Company, in addition to being on board of other five companies. Adil Khawaja’s name is synonymous with successful mergers, acquisitions notably, ALP North series of acquisitions, including its purchase of 22 acres of land in the Tatu City mixed-use development and Montave.

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