Category: Commentry

Kenya Election Alternative: The Limited Preferential Voting

Kenya could borrow a leaf from Papua New Guinea’s electoral practice. With a population of 7.6 million people and 850 spoken languages,  Papua New Guinea has one of the world’s most ethnic driven politics. In  2002, the country ushered in a new  voting practice known as Limited Preferential Voting to encourage voting for other clan candidates. ...

Mumias Sugar Stock Hit Zero in Weeks Leading to Closure

8 weeks before the announcement on the indefinite closure of Mumias Sugar Company, the stock price of the company hit zero Kenya shillings at the NSE. The share price had a drastic drop from Kshs 1.04 to 0.00 on 22nd February 2017 surpassing the 10% daily price depreciation or appreciation limit set by the Nairobi Stock ...

Understanding the Mall Business in Nairobi

Following my article on shopping malls in Nairobi, I got an invitation to have a chat with the mall manager of one of the most prestigious malls in the country. We sat at a coffee shop in his mall and he went direct into what my article was missing – an understanding of the real ...

Don't Get Scammed on Betin Kenya Dog Races

After writing the article on Dog-Race betting obsession in Nairobi, I was contacted by Samuel (not real name) from GREY2K USA – an American institution whose goal is the prohibition of dog racing worldwide. He wanted to know more on certain aspect of dog-race betting in Nairobi including; how many gambling centers there are in Nairobi? Are they all ...

Don’t Get Scammed on Betin Kenya Dog Races

After writing the article on Dog-Race betting obsession in Nairobi, I was contacted by Samuel (not real name) from GREY2K USA – an American institution whose goal is the prohibition of dog racing worldwide. He wanted to know more on certain aspect of dog-race betting in Nairobi including; how many gambling centers there are in Nairobi? Are they all ...

Traffic and Termites

I’m sitting in my backyard having a cold beer when I noticed a legion of termites matching up the woodwork. First thing to cross my mind – “this looks like Nairobi traffic”. I pulled out my phone and went Nat Geo mode 😉 . I spent the following weeks comparing Nairobi traffic and ant movement ...

Kisumu: A City in Slumber

I’ve been collecting various statistics to measure the growth of major Kenyan cities/towns whereupon I stumbled on an oddity – the city of Kisumu. The 2009 census indicates Kisumu has a population of 409,928  thereby making the city third largest in Kenya . The general principles of economics state that an increase in population leads ...

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