Emirates request for more frequency to Nairobi…I see nothing but great opportunities for both KQ & Emirates.

I am in Tourism and I support open skies but on the fresh request by Emirates I will choose to side with our govemernet and my good friend CS James Macharia that Emirates need to slow down but what is the other option ? Fact: It is NOT that Emirates are not flying into Nbi.Continue reading “Emirates request for more frequency to Nairobi…I see nothing but great opportunities for both KQ & Emirates.”

With Covid19 vaccination we can salvage Kenyas tourism peak safari season.

In our raft of requests to our goverment we made a special appeal for Tourism players to be given a vaccine allocation . Kenya Tourism Federation team truly worked round the clock to knock on all doors and we made all the telephone calls we needed to make. Glad that through Ministry of Tourism AndContinue reading “With Covid19 vaccination we can salvage Kenyas tourism peak safari season.”

The other side of President  Samia Suluhu’s visit, niceties aside ….

Well Her Excellency President Samia Suluhu Hassan wrapped her visit which is certainly going to open a new page between Kenya & TZ. While we remained focused on Madam President one of her nationals was pouring his heart out how investing in Kenya is next to impossible. I have always said it ….Real ease ofContinue reading “The other side of President  Samia Suluhu’s visit, niceties aside ….”

Thumbs up to GOK & MOH for getting 700,000+ vaccinated

Only fair to commend our goverment ( Kenya ) when they do things right. Vaccinating 141, 146 front line healthcare workers is good progress and 700,000+ total which includes close to 400,000 who are 58+ and people with underlying conditions is highly commendable. Have they done well? yes Can we do better ? Certainly YesContinue reading “Thumbs up to GOK & MOH for getting 700,000+ vaccinated”

Dear Nairobians, Easter without You at Kenya Coast is never the same .

Dear Nairobians, I hope my message finds you well . I send you warm easter greetings . Firstly it is said…you only notice something when it is gone. In normal times you would be painting Kenya coast red . This Easter Mombasa and Kenya Coast is dead and lifeless without you good people . IContinue reading “Dear Nairobians, Easter without You at Kenya Coast is never the same .”

Dear Kenyans. Let’s NOT drop our guards. Covid19 has reloaded.

Dear Kenyans While we focus on Tanzania and others as a country we need to improve our own behavior here. 17 fatalities on Thursday 28 yesterday and the latter is the highest ever since Covid came calling. Then 17% positivity rate Thursday 17.5% Friday , this is serious even if the sample size is stillContinue reading “Dear Kenyans. Let’s NOT drop our guards. Covid19 has reloaded.”

While we try very hard to explain the cost of fuel, next door landlocked Ethiopia are paying half a dollar a litre

While we always like looking at Uganda and Tanzania , well both enjoy a lower pump price yet the former is even landlocked and their oil has to go through Mombasa where I pay more as a motorist for the same litre of fuel. Now a benchmark that has deliberately been ignored is our northernContinue reading “While we try very hard to explain the cost of fuel, next door landlocked Ethiopia are paying half a dollar a litre”

Buxton point project Mombasa could be the turning point in our quest for decent low cost housing in Kenya

I am sure many of you woke up to demolition of Buxton Estate Mombasa I recall with nostalgia visiting my Aunty as a young boy in the early 80’s and the place looked really nice. Fast forward, due to lack of maintenance the place went to the dogs and it was condemned a couple ofContinue reading “Buxton point project Mombasa could be the turning point in our quest for decent low cost housing in Kenya”

Holding a public office is about being fair and decent in your appointments. It’s not a favour it’s the law.

For many years I was running a leading beach Resort way before we started talking regional balance, no Head Of Department would dare bring me a list of new employees to be contracted for my approval with one community taking more than 30% of the slots. Dont ever buy the crap that others did notContinue reading “Holding a public office is about being fair and decent in your appointments. It’s not a favour it’s the law.”

Muslim burial rites…what exactly happens

I have been asked by a few of my Christian brethren about our Muslim burial rites, more so with the demise of our elder Mzee Yusuf Haji. Firstly we rarely transport a body. You get buried where you passed away. You must be wondering Garissa would have been ideal burial place for him being aContinue reading “Muslim burial rites…what exactly happens”