COVID-19 IN KENYA:NOT ALL DOOM AND GLOOM

A lot of things have happened in the past week . We are almost at 10,000 infections,we lost the first medic to the virus a female Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr Doreen Adisa Lugaliki and children in primary and high schools will be resuming school in January 2021 having lost a whole academic year. This wasContinue reading “COVID-19 IN KENYA:NOT ALL DOOM AND GLOOM”

NAIROBI:SMARTER,GREENER,EFFICIENT CITY

“True beauty of modern day cities lies not in the tall skyscrapers,tech innovations ,it is the human genius that lives,works and walks the streets of those cities that is the true genius.” SANTINA NYAGAH Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director-General Mohamed Ali marked 100 years in office on Sunday.Since he assumed office we have seen paving ofContinue reading “NAIROBI:SMARTER,GREENER,EFFICIENT CITY”

RE-IMAGINING NAIROBI AS A PLACE TO WORK,LIVE AND PLAY

Nairobi turned 100 years old in 1999. Initially founded as a rail depot for the Ugandan railway it became Kenya’s capital in 1906 after Mombasa fell from its perch .Its attraction was the climate and its location which allowed easy access to other areas in the colony. Nairobi became a city in 1954 and laterContinue reading “RE-IMAGINING NAIROBI AS A PLACE TO WORK,LIVE AND PLAY”

ECONOMIC RECOVERY:AFRICA NEEDS MORE INTRA AFRICAN TRADE

The European Union is meeting today to discuss the 750 billion euro corona virus recovery fund.Germany is set to take over the EU Council presidency and German Chancellor Angel Merkel while giving a speech at the the German Bundestag ahead of the talks today called for collaboration and solidarity among members . In her speechContinue reading “ECONOMIC RECOVERY:AFRICA NEEDS MORE INTRA AFRICAN TRADE”

EMERGING MARKET ECONOMIES:PREPARING FOR THE NEW NORMAL

For the past few months,notably since March,the world economy has been on standstill.We have watched oil prices tumble,millions lose jobs,health systems overwhelmed and we have all been grasping at straws . We are living through an existential crisis that is not only affecting our perosnal lives but one that is going to affect economies forContinue reading “EMERGING MARKET ECONOMIES:PREPARING FOR THE NEW NORMAL”

REMEMBERING MANDELA

What can i say about Mandela,a man who like my maternal grandfother whom he shared a first name and  year of birth with. He towers over my child hood memories no matter where i look. My father had the chance to travel to Botswana and growing up our house has always been filled  with theContinue reading “REMEMBERING MANDELA”

AFRICA IS CHANGING AND SO SHOULD AID ORGANISATIONS

On the 21 st of May 2011 ,months before Ms Lagarde had become the head honcho at IMF,i had written about her being the most likely candidate to get the top job there. Read about it here. Not only was I weeks ahead of most news agencies,I had done my research well and nothing muchContinue reading “AFRICA IS CHANGING AND SO SHOULD AID ORGANISATIONS”

THE FUTURE:A COSMOPOLITAN AFRICA

Definition of COSMOPOLITAN 1 : cosmopolite 2 : a cocktail made of vodka, orange-flavored liqueur, lime juice, and cranberry juice —called also cos*mo, source:www.merriam–webster.com A look at history confirms that  the greatest cities are cosmopolitan. And here is why.. Cosmopolitan towns are a treasure trove of culture,ideas and energy. And these 3 things are the drivers of change .Continue reading “THE FUTURE:A COSMOPOLITAN AFRICA”

THE BOOK EVERY AFRICAN BUSINESS LEADER SHOULD BE READING

The past year saw me read a business book that i could not bear to put down. I read it into the wee hours of the night. Here it is…. It is an absolutely fascinating book that takes you through a research project by Jim Collins and team on some of the greatest companies inContinue reading “THE BOOK EVERY AFRICAN BUSINESS LEADER SHOULD BE READING”