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WHAT INDIA TEACHES US ABOUT ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Apart from Coca Cola, Kimbo and Elianto are probably some of the best-known brands in Kenya. Like many other Kenyans, I grew up watching my mother churning out delicacies through Kimbo. What I didn't know then and what many Kenyans still don't fully appreciate is that such popular brands are the fruits of unceasing sweat and green' determination. ...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 20th May 2016
  • 53
DRIVING LIFE INTO OUR ROADS

When we lost almost seventy people in the tragic Westgate attacks back in 2013, our country and the world at large was justifiably enraged. The nation came together in a show of unity and solidarity. What most Kenyans may not realize is that at least 20 times as many people as the Westgate victims have been killed in road accidents in the first hal...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 13th May 2016
  • 51
BOOST EARNINGS FROM OUR WATER TOWERS

Nairobi's population has doubled in less than twenty years. Apart from the birth of newborns, a primary reason for this population explosion is unending rural-urban migration as mostly young Kenyans flock into the capital city in search of employment. Last year, the World Bank released a report showing Mandera as the poorest County in Kenya. The y...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 6th May 2016
  • 53
FOLLOWING IN THE TRADE FOOTSTEPS OF MAURITIUS

Mauritius is 285 times smaller than Kenya. It is smaller than Nakuru County and has almost half a million fewer people than Nakuru. But despite its vastly smaller size compared to Kenya, Mauritius's economy is far stronger than Kenya's, with a GDP per capita that is nearly nine times stronger than ours. So what is Mauritius doing right that we can...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 29th Apr 2016
  • 53
RWANDA'S LESSONS ON PEACE FOR PROFITS

Peace is profitable. In his Budget Statement to Parliament on June 8, Henry Rotich the Treasury Secretary concurred with the profitability of peace when he noted that, The tourism sector is well on its way to recovery owing largely to the improvement in security which has resulted in the withdrawal of travel advisories by key tourist source countr...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 29th Apr 2016
  • 57
TREADING ON SOUTH KOREA'S ENGINEERING PATH

The recent visit of President Park Geun-hye of South Korea to Kenya reminded me of the invaluable engineering lesson that we can learn from the Asian country. According to a World Economic Forum report released last year, South Korea comes in fifth in producing the most engineering graduates in the world. The 147,858 engineering graduates that wer...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 22nd Apr 2016
  • 52


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