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The Kilimani You Didn't Know About

Kilimani ward in Nairobi may have an interesting origin to its name. The operation meaning of Kilimani derives from the Kamba word ‘Kilima’ which mean mountain, i.e Kilima-mbogo (the mountain of Buffaloes) and Kilima-njaro (the mountain of greatness). Thence, Kilimani means higher ground. However, a piece of history may offer a different meaning and origin. ...

The Kilimani You Didn’t Know About

Kilimani ward in Nairobi may have an interesting origin to its name. The operation meaning of Kilimani derives from the Kamba word ‘Kilima’ which mean mountain, i.e Kilima-mbogo (the mountain of Buffaloes) and Kilima-njaro (the mountain of greatness). Thence, Kilimani means higher ground. However, a piece of history may offer a different meaning and origin. ...

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10 Intriguing Kenyan Patents

Research by Chris Orwa, Write-up by Owaahh Data sourced from CIPIT Special thanks to IP Kenya  The idea behind patenting is to make sure you own the rights to something if it ever becomes a commercial success. If there’s money involved, Kenyans are definitely likely to be on it. But most ideas never make it ...

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Tracking An Entrepreneur: Kenya's 80's Millionaire

I love rhumba music, that’s how I stumbled on the website Congo in Kenya,  an impressive genealogy of Congolese musicians working in East Africa in the 70’s and 80’s.  But what captured my imagination was a photo (shown below) of a membership ticket to The Starlight Club in Milimani, by then a heaven for performing ...

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Tracking An Entrepreneur: Kenya’s 80’s Millionaire

I love rhumba music, that’s how I stumbled on the website Congo in Kenya,  an impressive genealogy of Congolese musicians working in East Africa in the 70’s and 80’s.  But what captured my imagination was a photo (shown below) of a membership ticket to The Starlight Club in Milimani, by then a heaven for performing ...

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Stereotypes of a Black Male

Are you Caucasian, Latina, Asian? It doesn’t matter, you have an opinion of what a black man is or is suppose to be. And by black I mean any person with skin pigmentation on the darkest side of the color spectrum regardless of where they call home. In India, there is a tribe referred to as the ...

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A Mental Trip to Afghanistan

Kabul has to be the most dangerous place to live in in the Eastern hemisphere. Drugs, automatic weapons, sectarian violence and not to forget the mother of them all, religious intolerance. Rocket propelled grenades fly across the city like the Boeing planes from our airports (you may want to read about life expectancy and mortality ...

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