Junior Stars Kenya & Watoto Soccer Awards Mombasa  is seeking for support !!!

Over the weekend all roads lead to Oshwal Academy Mombasa for the grand opening of the sixth edition of the annual Watoto Africa Soccer Awards, with 57 community teams taking part in the football festival.  In Mombasa, 18 tournaments will be played in the months of April and May.  Mariam Mpaata, the C.E.O and founderContinue reading “Junior Stars Kenya & Watoto Soccer Awards Mombasa  is seeking for support !!!”

20 Things you need to know about the SGR Project 

#WhyILoveKenya  This week as Kenya Coast Tourism Association  board  we met MD Kenya Railways Athanas Maina who gave a brief on Standard Gauge Railway .  He spoke for  90 minutes without any notes. We also had a very useful open Q&A. Allow me to share some of the issues . I have managed to putContinue reading “20 Things you need to know about the SGR Project “

A Truck mounted with blaring speakers  is not advertising , it’s NOISE 

Allow me to comment about the so called road shows where trucks are mounted with defeaning loud speakers ostensibly to promote a product or a service. Folks we cannot pretend to be a country on the run with such archaic ways of promoting a business.  Such trucks are used worldwide but they are stationed atContinue reading “A Truck mounted with blaring speakers  is not advertising , it’s NOISE “

Corrupt officers a big threat to future of JKIA as a hub 

Pic: Courtesy Standard Newspaper ​This morning we woke up to news  that Vietnam police seized more than 100kg of rhino horn smuggled into the country from Nairobi. This is not the first time that a third party is doing what we ought to have done. In the past we could have just ignored it butContinue reading “Corrupt officers a big threat to future of JKIA as a hub “

Direct flight US TO Nbi , why is it important ?

Direct flight US to Nairobi presents myriad of opportunities   After many years of lobbying by both private sector and the government of Kenya JKIA  was finally granted category A status. What does this mean and what are the benefits? Firstly USA is now the leading source of international tourists to Kenya. American tourists areContinue reading “Direct flight US TO Nbi , why is it important ?”

Let Naivasha be , we have Mombasa Special Economic Zone 

Matters Mombasa Port , SGR & Naivasha. The untold story of the planned Mombasa Special Economic Zone . While lots of focus is being given to effects of Naivasha inland port with  some real and some perceived fears , a key development that will totally change the fortunes of Mombasa & Kwale is being ignored.Continue reading “Let Naivasha be , we have Mombasa Special Economic Zone “

Nairobi does not need a double decker road , get a light metro

I have always objected to a double decker road as a solution to solve Nairobi traffic gridlock even for Mombasa. It was even laughable when a suggestion was made that to drive on the double decker road you will pay a premium. The source of traffic gridlock is caused by private motorists and of courseContinue reading “Nairobi does not need a double decker road , get a light metro”

Tsavo & Mzima Springs facing imminent extinction due to Chyulu Hills destruction

What is going on in Chyulu Hills on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro is extremely worrying. The amount of logging , charcoal burning and bush meat hunting  is something that has not been seen in recent times. The expansive Tsavo East & West  includes the Mzima springs which has always been protected and it isContinue reading “Tsavo & Mzima Springs facing imminent extinction due to Chyulu Hills destruction”

How Governor Munya scored an own goal matters Khat Diplomacy 

A quick lesson for Governor Munya on matters Somalia politics and how he scored an own goal on Khat diplomacy . ​ During the colonial days Somalia had Italian Somalia where Mogadishu is located. Most of the Somali guys who love lounging in Nbi hotels enjoying loads of cappuccino and espresso are from Mogadishu aContinue reading “How Governor Munya scored an own goal matters Khat Diplomacy “

We must stop Jambojet from evolving into a KQ

We must avoid turning Jambojet into a KQ. ​ Visiting Diani a place I love most and would one day consider it my retirement home .  Hotels in Diani seem to have had a good week with LSK conference and also big support from Nbi families. Diani a leading beach destination has suffered enough withContinue reading “We must stop Jambojet from evolving into a KQ”