Category: Data Analysis

Finding Big Square's Next Outlet Location

The City of Nairobi has 1,695 restaurants – compared to major cities in the world, Nairobi is underserved by restaurants (see chart below).  Disparities in per capita income which stands at $1,081 in Nairobi and $54,373 in New York City explains the difference in number restaurants per person. However, an assessment of MPESA’s role in ...

The Espresso Index

There’s a raging debate on whether Nairobi residents can sustain the mid to high-end businesses being setup in malls and other “middle class” neighbourhoods. What better way of tracking purchasing  power of Nairobians than monitoring  the conspicuous consumption of coffee 😉 .In the spirit of being humorous and factual, I give you The Espresso Index – ...

The Temperament of a Kenyan Online Influencer

If you’ve been to the Kenyan Twittersphere, you must have read quirky tweets from Muthoni Maingi.  When she’s not overseeing the Enterprise and Consumer Business Unit at Safaricom, her energies are spent entertaining 16.5 k followers on Twitter under the nom de plume @NonieMG. Today, our universes collide.  In her characteristic witty remarks, inquired if I ...

What’s Funny About Churchill Live Show

Laughter is the best medicine, so they said. Churchill Live Show has been dispensing the laughter pill in Kenya for the past 7 years thus emerging as the top comedy show in the country. In this line of business, the “Doctor” has to be precise with the medication, otherwise, the patients will find another “Doctor” ...

What's Funny About Churchill Live Show

Laughter is the best medicine, so they said. Churchill Live Show has been dispensing the laughter pill in Kenya for the past 7 years thus emerging as the top comedy show in the country. In this line of business, the “Doctor” has to be precise with the medication, otherwise, the patients will find another “Doctor” ...

Predicting Murder Cases in Kenya

It takes on average 3 years to conclude a murder case in Kenya – that’s according to the data on kenyalaw.org. However, Prosecution Counsel Katto Wambua puts the number at 1.5 years. I decided to put Man Vs Machine Learning in understanding homicide cases in the country. To that end, I conducted an interview with ...

Where Will Java House Open the Next Branch

Let’s play a game – the game goes, where would you place the location pin for the next Java outlet in Nairobi? The restaurant chain has been on a rapid expansion in the past two years and there are no signs of stopping the momentum. This week, the company opened a new outlet at Shell ...

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