Category: PLACES

THE MAASAI AND THE MARA – AN INVESTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

THE MAASAI AND THE MARA – AN INVESTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

An Investor’s Perspective Q: What are the key changes that you would make to the management of the Massai Mara? A: The first change would be to raise its status so that national interest...

Redefining Public Infrastructure

Redefining Public Infrastructure

In early 2008, Kenya had an unprecedented outbreak of violence following a bitterly contested presidential election’s narrow margin of officially declared and promptly disputed victory. This violence posed both a political as well as...

AMBOSELI – A MIRACLE TOO FAR? EXCERPT 1 – To Suffer Progress

AMBOSELI – A MIRACLE TOO FAR? EXCERPT 1 – To Suffer Progress

Amboseli – A Miracle too far ? Excerpt 1    ‘To Suffer Progress’ In 1906 the British administration created the Southern Game Reserve which covered a large part of southern Kenya and included the area...

THE MAASAI AND THE MARA – AN INVESTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

THE MAASAI AND THE MARA – AN INVESTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

An Investor’s Perspective Q: What are the key changes that you would make to the management of the Massai Mara? A: number 1: The first change would be to raise the Mara’s status so...

KONZA TECHNOLOGY CITY + FACT-CHECKER

KONZA TECHNOLOGY CITY + FACT-CHECKER

Konza Technology City   There is absolutely no doubt that Kenya is determined to become a prosperous, newly industrializing country that is globally competitive by the year 2030 and the futuristic Konza Technology City,...

TRAVELLERS TALES – DRC

TRAVELLERS TALES – DRC

It was exactly 40 years ago, in 1971, when my parents first stepped foot in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Armed with nothing but oversized rucksacks and a little orange tent, they had...

LETTER FROM JO’BURG –  SUPER-SIZE SEATS FOR PASSENGERS OF WIDER THAN AIRLINE AVERAGE GIRTH

LETTER FROM JO’BURG – SUPER-SIZE SEATS FOR PASSENGERS OF WIDER THAN AIRLINE AVERAGE GIRTH

SUPER-SIZE SEATS FOR PASSENGERS OF WIDER THAN AIRLINE AVERAGE GIRTH Letter from Johannesburg By Mwangi Githahu Over the last few years there have been reports from no less an august body than the World...

EAST AFRICAN FLYER – LETTER FROM KAMPALA – CUSTOMER SERVICE A LA UG

EAST AFRICAN FLYER – LETTER FROM KAMPALA – CUSTOMER SERVICE A LA UG

Angela Kintu Customer service is a relatively new concept to Ugandans, seeing as we have only just started owning businesses of our own. In October we will be 50 years independent. For years before...

LETTER FROM NEW YORK – THE FINE ETTIQUETTE OF ROAD TRIPPING

LETTER FROM NEW YORK – THE FINE ETTIQUETTE OF ROAD TRIPPING

Henry’s driving terrified me. I don’t scare easily. But there is something about a battered red semi-trailer barreling down on you at an aggregate speed of a couple hundred kilometers per hour while a...

THE SOUTERN BYPASS ROAD – IS IT A NECESSARY EVIL?

THE SOUTERN BYPASS ROAD – IS IT A NECESSARY EVIL?

The Southern Bypass- A necessary Evil? By Beth Nduta Nairobi is the home of the Nairobi National Park, which covers 117 square kilometers and has a large number of wildlife animals. It is also...