Stay safe during elections


At the polling station, be calm “” and do not talk carelessly about any c”” andidate or the election process. You may be conceived to be an agent of the opposing c”” andidates “” and this may trigger a fight.


Crime is a complex event “” and can be described by the five dimensions of law: offender, target/ victim, place “” and time of the incident. This is according to Paul “” and Patricia Brantingham in their book Environmental Criminology. These five components are a necessary “” and sufficient condition, for without one, the other four, even together, will not constitute a criminal incident.

Read More

The fate of Kenya lies with the electorate


Players must collaborate to strengthen the three pillars upon which the industry st”” ands: talent development, access to capital “” and an enabling policy environment.


It is unfortunate that elections in Kenya have become synonymous with a tribal roll call. Kenyans don’t underst”” and the importance of a vote in terms of guaranteeing or securing their livelihoods. People have sold their birthright “” and accountability dies on the altar of tribalism. I feel that if my tribesperson wins, I have won, never mind that when problems arise, we suffer as a people. The minute my tribesperson is accused of corruption, we say, “We are being finished.” Yet these people steal for personal gain.

Read More

The culture of agility and staying ahead


Companies that empower their workforce – by helping them plan for the unknown, mitigate risk “” and thrive at work – will be more successful in building a responsive “” and successful organisation.


As competition for talent continues to rise “” and business models are disrupted by technology “” and socio-demographic shifts, organisations are still taking an evolutionary approach to their talent strategies in the face of revolutionary changes. According to Mercer’s 2017 Global Talent Trends Study, nearly all organisations globally (93 per cent) report they are planning to redesign their structure in the next two years.

Read More

Of cloud computing and digital transformation


Cloud service brokerage business model is still nascent “” and may take a little more time to mature, especially in the developing economies where adoption of cloud services itself is yet to catch cachet.


Most of the critical issues organisations are grappling with today can be traced to the disruptions spawned by digital technologies “” and how companies can align to the digital futures. No sector is immune to the effects of digital transformation.

Read More

Tales of a young, aspiring WOMAN POLITICIAN

Top Woman1

S”” andra Belyon is a 30-year-old aspiring politician. She hopes to be the next Woman Representative of Kericho County. She previously declared her interest in the Kericho Senatorial by-election of 2016.


I am happy to be among those women who have chosen the road less travelled. World over, there is a rising momentum encouraging “” and ensuring active participation “” and leadership of youth “” and women politics, especially within local government structures.

Read More

How to execute a new strategy



Even at this day “” and age, many organisations view the launch of a strategic plan as an end to itself. There is normally pomp “” and celebrations during the launch where the full board, management “” and staff including, shareholders are in attendance. After the celebrations, everything is left to management to implement. Everyone else retreats to their cocoon hoping results will flow automatically.

Read More

Interest rate capping: Will it work in Kenya?


Once the law comes into force, interest rates will drop to a maximum of 14.5 per cent given the CBR’s current st”” anding at 10.5 per cent.


Kenya has 42 commercial banks, but the six largest ones popularly known as Tier One control 52.4 per cent of the entire industry. This leads to only a few banks controlling the market, just like any other economy across the globe. Banks act as middlemen through whom we deposit monies “” and get advances “” and loans. They make money from the differences between the rate which they pay the depositors “” and the one they charge the borrower. This difference is called the interest rate spread.

Read More

Expect a better business environment in 2016



When President Uhuru Kenyatta officially commissioned the KSh4.8 billion English Point Marina on January 12, many investors “” and analysts saw it as a signal that Kenya’s tourism sector was on the verge of gaining back its lost glory.

It would not have come at a better time than the beginning of the year when investors are looking for clues on the direction the Kenyan economy will take in 2016.

The magnitude of the project — a luxury yatch facility — not only puts Kenya squarely on the global tourism map, but also is a sign that investors are keen to pump in billions of dollars into the country.

Read More

Leader with an eye for entrepreneurship


When First Lady Margaret Kenyatta shared her vision about plans to use mobile trucks in the Beyond Zero campaign, Rita Kavashe, Managing Director General Motors EA Ltd quickly conceptualised the idea “” and delivered in three weeks.


Read More