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Meet the Boss: Terry Mungai, CEO, Ashleys Kenya

1. What was your first job? At 18 I packed flour at a milling company. That was my first paying job. 2. Who has had the biggest impact on your… Read more »

Kenya’s lovers of vintage, elegant cars

The 44th Concours d’Elegance is here, the gathering of elegance. This CBA Africa-sponsored event (organised by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club) is the classiest event on the Kenya Motor Sports… Read more »

NIBS CEO Lizzie Wanyoike’s journey from teacher to education entrepreneur

In the early 2000s Kenyan entrepreneur Lizzie Wanyoike started a business college in Nairobi offering diploma and certificate courses. At the time Kenya just had a regime change, the economy… Read more »

Jimnah Mbaru: King of enterprise

Investment banker Jimnah Mbaru is not a novice in the business circles. He has tried his hand in various ventures within the financial services sector over the years, some which… Read more »

Why Dr Oscar Githua can see through you

Dr Oscar Wanyutu Githua Forensic Psychologist/Assistant Professor of Psychology Age: 36 Education: Doctorate in Forensic Psychology Notable achievements: Team leader, psychological programme in collaboration with the Kenya Defence Forces Leadership team member, Westgate… Read more »

I am living my dream

While growing up, George Kairo’s life and that of his three siblings was like that of any destitute child. They would go for days without food, wore tattered clothes, and… Read more »

Joe Gakuo:Investor who chose to learn science of getting rich

Joe Gakuo’s uncle introduced him to the stock market when he was barely 19. He was just out of secondary school and the idea was to help the young man… Read more »

Simaton Mpaayei : Helping special needs children in Kenya

  When I visited Therapies for Kids (T4K) located on the first floor of Greenhouse on Ngong Road in Nairobi, I was impressed by the ambience. The centre is set… Read more »

How nursing student founded North Coast Medical Training College in Kilifi

From ‘crazy’ idea to top notch nursing school Sitting on a six-acre piece of land about 4km off the main Mombasa-Malindi highway at Bomani, Kilifi county, the institution represents one… Read more »

Salome Matwakei:I have learnt to never take anything for granted

Mt Elgon is in the news again, and that for all the wrong reasons. Last week, security teams in Mt Elgon recovered five guns and several rounds of ammunition in… Read more »

Clueless housewife turned football guru in Kenya

A training session is mid-way when we arrive at the Aga Khan High School grounds in Mombasa for this interview. Mariam Mpaata is standing in for one of the coaches… Read more »

Sandra Ruong’o :My pregnancy was a blessing

Sandra Ruong’o is a woman at peace with herself and the world around her: she laughs easily, an engaging laugh that makes you want to join in. We find her… Read more »

Margaretta wa Gacheru: My 40 year love affair with Kenyan art

In the media and arts world, she is known as the slightly built white woman ever in a fast stride, moving from one assignment to the next. Yet her name… Read more »

Bruce Odhiambo’s humble journey from Jericho and his ties with the President Uhuru

In the star-studded controversial Kenyan movie Project Daddy, a woman is on the prowl for a man to father her child in a no-frills relationship of convenience. The hunt zeroes… Read more »

Engineer Jeniffer Jelagat Bitok: ‘My fascination with good roads’

Standing at five feet 11 inches tall, she literally towers over her peers. She has equally pursued a career rarely trodden by women. Her towering height, probably signifies the tall… Read more »