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”

We ask our youth to slash shrubs by the roadside and fall in love with a wheelbarrow while we export jobs.

If you want to know that as Africans we have failed what you are about to read is enough testimony. Before you get feelings , emotional and defensive about it here is why . I am very keen when shopping to see where an item has been manufactured. Pepsodnet toothpaste is manufactured in Vietnam yesContinue reading “We ask our youth to slash shrubs by the roadside and fall in love with a wheelbarrow while we export jobs.”

Naomi is well placed to be Magical Kenya’s international Ambassador

Kenyans negative reaction to Naomi Campbell appointment as Magical Kenya International Ambassador is completely misplaced. While each one is entitled to their opinion I also dare say that we are very bitter with everything and anything. Allow me to state a few facts. Naomi Campbell is NOT the first and will NOT be the lastContinue reading “Naomi is well placed to be Magical Kenya’s international Ambassador”

The woman who found whales in Kenya , what a cock & bull story by CNN.

” The woman who found whales” seriously ?? What a cock and bull story in 2021. How can such crap sneek through editors and producers watchful eyes. While I appreciate positive stories about my country I dont hesitate to express my displeasure when a channel like CNN with a few people who came to KenyaContinue reading “The woman who found whales in Kenya , what a cock & bull story by CNN.”

Transparency & Accountability is what we lack in Kenya & Africa

Every end year as members of a gated community ( a very nice middle income neighborhood in Mombasa made mainly of professionals) we come together and raise some money to give to our security guards and caretaker. Despite the hard times, once I made the call as their chairman the good neigbours were quick toContinue reading “Transparency & Accountability is what we lack in Kenya & Africa”

Allan Kilavuka the man giving it his all to save Kenya Airways. I salute you.

In midst of despair and thieving hands we also have a few Kenyans who can sacrifice it all to make things work. Allan Kilavuka a man who came to meet us at our offices in Mombasa when he was appointed MD Jambojet is one unique person. Since then we have maintained close contact and todayContinue reading “Allan Kilavuka the man giving it his all to save Kenya Airways. I salute you.”