WHAT MAKES NAIROBI TICK

Nairobi is the fourth best city to live in Africa. It trails Cape Town, Marrakech and Cairo. If you are money rich and time poor, you can stay firmly in the first class. The city attracts the great and the good and has played host to an eye-watering number of visitors both famous and not-so-famous. […]

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MEET PATRICIA ITHAU, FROM CLERK TO MD L’OREAL EAST AFRICA

1. What was your first job? I was a clerk at a leading law firm in Kenya after finishing high school. I spent more time on my hands and knees stacking, sorting and searching for files. I was earning 1,500 shillings (US$18), and that was a lot of money as far as I was concerned. 2. Who […]

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KENYAN POULTRY FARMER TURNS $6 INTO A $100,000 BUSINESS

In 2002, the frustrations associated with finding a good egg incubator to hatch chickens to sell and sustain his fledgling poultry business, drove Geoffrey Kago to invent one. So with around $6 he built one incubator, which marked the starting point of a poultry enterprise worth over $100,000 today. Geoffrey Kago It has been quite […]

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MEET SIMON GICHARU – FOUNDER MOUNT KENYA UNIVERSITY

Simon Gicharu, founder and chairman, Mount Kenya University (MKU) 1. What was your first job? My first job was teaching. 2. Who has had the biggest impact on your career and why? That would be the person who sacked me. If I had not been fired from teaching I would probably still be in my […]

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4 AFRICANS IN TOP 50 FOOTBALL’S RICHEST

The Top 50 Goal Rich List, published by football website goal.com, was arrived at by measuring “only identifiable assets including salaries, length of contract, bonuses, endorsement and sponsorship deals, accounts filed at Companies House, properties and other business interests” of the players who must be FIFA registered professional players, or registered players currently without a club, but […]

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APPLYING “Papa Stop the War by CHICCO” TO THE KENYAN SITUATION

I heard these words as a kid, the song PAPA STOP THE WAR by CHICCO, was just another song that I could dance to, try my latest break dance moves. It was during the the show MUSIC TIME that was hosted by Fred O. Machoka on sunday night when we all would gather round the […]

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