The Hub in the Wild

Sandwiched between Tsavo East and Tsavo West national park is a new technology hub that is raising the technology profile of Voi town. SoteHub , founded in 2010 from the Sote ICT project has been offering business training to students and startups in Taita Taveta county.  A few weeks ago, Frank Tamre, Collins Oduor, and I were ...

What Tomato Farmers Can Learn from KPLC

Tomato farming and electricity generation share a common problem – the problem of immediate consumption. Due to lack of scalable means of storage, electricity has to be consumed as soon as it is generated. Furthermore, the demand for electricity rise and fall by day and night. To counter these problems, electricity distribution companies such as KPLC ...

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. ...

The Kenyatta Family Wealth Structure

The Kenyatta Family windfall came from the first President of the Republic of Kenya,  Jomo Kenyatta. Much has been written about how the initial wealth was “acquired”, but of greater importance is how the wealth has been maintained, distributed and expanded. Notable of the first family are the branch from Mama Ngina Kenyatta. However, from piecing ...

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 ...

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 – ...

Advertisements
Advertisements

Browse Categories