May 10, 2012

Windy Malindi

May 2, 2012


Horrible blog title. At times horrible trip. Let’s start with the horror. En route to the bus station in Nairobi, horrific rain started to fall, as is common during this time of year in Kenya. As is also common, traffic all over CBD ground to a standstill, making us missing the bus inevitable. In the […]

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My Big Fat Kenyan Wedding

April 21, 2012


The title of this blog is misleading. I have not tied the knot. I just went to see two other people (total strangers, by the way) do so. That cleared up, let me tell you the story of a Kenyan wedding. Or a Kamba tribe wedding, to be precise. After arriving easily in time at […]

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Lake Victoria: Kenya’s Wild West

April 10, 2012


There’s nothing like the post-Easter weekend blues, when a four-day break ends and another week of work begins (albeit a shorter one). Solution: blog about it. After a mad scramble we finally managed to book bus tickets for the Thursday night, obtaining probably the last two seats available. It seemed everyone wanted to go to […]

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Kenya’s Keyboard Warriors

April 6, 2012


* Article originally appeared in the East African Business Times Kenyans are increasingly taking to social media to report bad service and behaviour by companies, publicising misdeeds and forcing organisations to account for failings or risk serious damage to their reputations. After claiming discrimination against him by a Diani hotel having been refused entry to […]

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Road Trip Kenya

April 3, 2012


This wasn’t meant to be a road trip. Yes, we were driving, but our destination, Kericho, was supposed to be our only stop for the weekend. Funny things happen in Africa. The journey from Nairobi was a difficult one, eased only by a borrowed car  with a good suspension and UN plates. This meant we […]

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Konza: Step too far?

March 18, 2012


The groundbreaking ceremony at Konza Technology City is approaching, as the Kenyan government gets ready to get started on the flagship project of its Vision 2030 plan. There is no understating the boldness of the scheme. The 5000-acre city, dubbed Kenya’s “Silicon Savannah” is a $7 billion project that it is projected will contribute 2.8 […]

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