#KENYAN DOCTOR SHARES 7 TIPS ON HOW TO SUCCEED AGAINST ALL ODDS

“Be professional in the way you do things. If it is a contractor you want to hire, go through the tendering system. Don’t just ask your brother or cousin who has no experience to do the job. You also can’t become the Jack of all trades. Yes, the vision is yours and you are the general, but you are not the foot soldier fighting on the ground. You need to set up departments and hire professionals who can be held accountable.”

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3 HABITS TO HELP YOU BECOME A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS OWNER

The world of business can feel like a war at times. Ups and downs, success then set backs. It is easy to feel like your business is not working and I won’t be the first one to tell you self-employment can be a lonely game. So what can you do to ensure you function as […]

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MEET DR. BETTY GIKONYO: FOUNDER AND C.E.O KAREN HOSPITAL

Dr Betty Gikonyo, co-founder and CEO, Karen Hospital (Kenya) Dr Betty Gikonyo is the co-founder and CEO of the Karen Hospital, a Nairobi based 102-bed specialty hospital. Established in 2006, the Karen Hospital today has five satellite centres in different parts of Kenya. Recent expansion also includes the establishment of the Karen Hospital School of […]

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FROM CHANG’AA BREWING TO CANADA: STUDENT SETS UP NGO

Emmanuela Alimlim successfully shook off the shackles of a tough childhood to set up her own NGO, Penda Dada. She tells us how. I was born in a small village called Loikas, in Maralal, Samburu County. My mother was barely 16 when she gave birth to me. I grew up in an environment I would […]

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MEET #KENYAN TONY KIBAGENDI: HOW HE BECAME A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR

By the time Tony Kibagendi graduated from university with a degree in education, he was sure employment was not an option for him. After all, Kibagendi was already running several successful businesses and making more money than the government would offer a high school teacher. Kenyan Kibagendi made his first million shillings while in university after […]

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THINGS THAT PISS ME OFF ABOUT THE REPORT ON WESTGATE MALL ATTACK

The date, September 21, 2013, will always be a dark day for Kenya, for its the day terrorists associated with the Somali group, Al Shabaab attacked an upscale mall in Nairobi, The Westgate Mall. As a result, 67 lives were lost, close to 200 people were injured, property worth millions of shillings was damaged. A […]

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MEET FORMER DIASPORAN JOHN GACHORA: A VILLAGE BOY’S METEORIC RISE TO THE TOP

John Gachora, Group MD, NIC Bank Age: 50s. Professional background: CEO, Absa Africa Managing Principal- Head of Africa, Absa Capital Managing Director – Group Head, Bank of America Investment Banking (Charlotte, North Carolina) Vice President- Structuring Head, Credit Suisse First Boston Academic Master’s in Business Administration, Wharton School, University of Pennyslvania Masters in Engineering from Massachusetts […]

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THE ‘UNDIGITAL’ DECISIONS BY ‘THE DIGITAL’ JUBILEE TEAM

When Uhuru Kenyatta and William S Ruto came together and brought their parties together to form the Jubilee alliance, they made many many promises, and painted rosy pictures of life under the Jubilee government. They catered or styled their campaign message to appeal to the youth. There were promises of how the youth would be […]

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MEET MICHAEL MUTHIGA: THE ANIMATOR MAKING HIS MARK IN KENYAN ADVERTISING

Growing up in Nairobi, Kenya, Michael Muthiga loved watching cartoons and was curious about how his favourite shows were made. Without access to the internet, he had limited information about animation and it was only once he was in high school that his art teacher introduced him to illustration and 3D animations.   “It is […]

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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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GANG RAPISTS OF DANDORA

When a medical student was raped on a bus in India’s capital, New Delhi in December last year, thousands were shaken out of their homes into the country’s major city streets to protest the heinous act that also sparked a wave of condemnation from across the world. The young woman nicknamed “India’s daughter” was brutally […]

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ZIMBABWE DOCTOR BUYS SLAVE PLANTATION TRANSFORMS IT TO ‘AFRICA HOUSE’ IN TENNESSEE

An African doctor buys a former Tennessee slave plantation and turns it into a cultural sanctuary with the goal of revolutionizing health care in African countries. We can all say that we’ve seen some amazing ironies in life, but few have experienced one like Dr. Arikana Chihombori, a Zimbabwe (Africa)-born physician and frequent Florida visitor and […]

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HOW SOLAR LAPTOPS ARE ALREADY WORKING IN KENYAN SCHOOL

Tafaria Foundation has so far attracted a good number of partners that include the Kenya Institute of Education, the Ministry of Education, media partners as well as the Innovation Society of Kenya. The computers are placed in a movable solar-powered metallic rack that consists of ten Android-powered tablets along with keyboards. Ten pupils can use […]

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WHY UHURU MAY NOT SUCCEED IN TAKING HIS CASE BACK TO PRE-TRIAL

Right after Witness Number 4 withdrew his testimony, claiming that he had been coerced into witnessing and placing Uhuru Kenyatta in a meeting with Mungiki Leaders, Uhuru’s lawyers filed and application to have his case taken back to pretrial citing the fact that the prosecution had relied heavily on witness number 4 testimony to solidify […]

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