THE NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA

A new kind of scramble very different from the one that took place in the 18th century is taking place in Africa. It is the scramble for business on the continent. Africa is experiencing one of the highest growths of its time which is very different from what is happening in the rest of theContinue reading “THE NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA”

WHAT REALLY MAKES A GREAT LEADER?

April 2010. My daughter was three years and we  were at the Rift Valley Sports Club in Nakuru . It was late afternoon and while we were having lunch who comes in? Kabando wa Kabando in the company of a few other people who looked like MP’s. My daughter was running around with a bookContinue reading “WHAT REALLY MAKES A GREAT LEADER?”

THE NAKED KENYAN “EMPEROR”

The Nancy Baraza saga has received a lot of coverage. It reminds me a lot of the children’s bedtime story “The Emperor’s New Clothes” Here is the story by Hans Christian Andersen When the Honorable judge was appointed as Deputy Chief Justice the public put in her and the Chief Justice’s hands the scales ofContinue reading “THE NAKED KENYAN “EMPEROR””