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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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