Brain drain: Bane to Africa's potential
No one can begrudge any young person for wanting to gain new skills and further their employment prospects in foreign lands.
By Dr Alfred Murage 1 year ago
Brain drain: Bane to Africa's potential
How Rael Iramwenya's Sh5,000 turned to Sh24,000 monthly
Not every successful business begins in a big way – you can start humbly with the little you have, work hard, be consistent, don’t give up, and with
By PAUL KARIUKI 5 years ago
How Rael Iramwenya's Sh5,000 turned to Sh24,000 monthly
My story: Seven years a Chang'aa brewer
I hail from Nyeri County and come from a large family.
By PAUL KARIUKI 7 years ago
My story: Seven years a Chang'aa brewer
I finally found my self-worth, Kenyan of South African decent says
I was born 30 years ago in Nyeri County as the third and last born child of my mother and a Zulu man.
By PAUL KARIUKI 7 years ago
I finally found my self-worth, Kenyan of South African decent says
MY STORY: I can see far despite my height
The year was 1972 and we were coming from a wedding party in Kangundo, Machakos County. I was six-years-old then and was seated in the front seat with my parents in the hired matatu.
By PAUL KARIUKI 7 years ago
MY STORY: I can see far despite my height
Maize shelling is how I make a living, Nakuru man reveals
Joseph Njoroge, 40, knows how to adjust according to the times in order to stay financially relevant.
By PAUL KARIUKI 7 years ago
Maize shelling is how I make a living, Nakuru man reveals
We left the classroom for gospel music, the Mwauras
I can say we unofficially launched our gospel ministry during our wedding day in November of 1988.
By PAUL KARIUKI 7 years ago
We left the classroom for gospel music, the Mwauras
'A journey is easier where two agree'
Our marital and entrepreneurial journey began in the mid 1980s. I (Richard) have never been formally employed and I learned business ropes while working for my father. He operated a string of businesses spreading from Eldoret to Nakuru and it was while running one of his business errands that I met my wife, Catherine.
By PAUL KARIUKI 7 years ago
'A journey is easier where two agree'
Our youth need lessons on abstinence
Catherine Wambui, known as Kate Vobic, is a 29-year-old presenter with Hero Radio which broadcasts from Nakuru. She runs an initiative that visits schools to teach on the value of abstinence. She is also a road safety ambassador.
By PAUL KARIUKI 7 years ago
Our youth need lessons on abstinence
How I Make It: I sell herbal products
After working with a company that specialised in herbal products for three years, Michael Ndung’u, 27, found himself without a job.
By PAUL KARIUKI 7 years ago
How I Make It: I sell herbal products
Can you find success with a sibling as your boss?
Family-run businesses can be difficult to manage. Imagine having to fire a relative who is underperforming. And then meeting him or her at family reunions and having to pretend to get along, or explain to your uncles and aunties over and over why you cannot hire them back.
By PAUL KARIUKI 7 years ago
Can you find success with a sibling as your boss?
How to wade through workplace politics
Most organisations have their fair share of workplace politics. And if you are not aware of how to navigate through this, you can end up ruining your career.
By PAUL KARIUKI 7 years ago
How to wade through workplace politics
Making a meal out of meat
Loice Wairimu Wang’ombe, 30, knows that determination coupled with persistence is key to success.
By PAUL KARIUKI 7 years ago
Making a meal out of meat
How foray into jua kali changed my life
Jackson Ambundo could not proceed to high school after his primary education owing to lack of fees and he began life doing menial jobs that came his way.
By PAUL KARIUKI 7 years ago
How foray into jua kali changed my life
I am on a mission to save eyesight
Had it not been for several eye surgeries, I would be blind today or relying on limited vision.
By PAUL KARIUKI 8 years ago
I am on a mission to save eyesight
Why you should exercise sobriety with your finances
Short term loans disbursed by micro finance institutions are attracting high interest rates than what commercial outfits are charging for a similar amount.
By PAUL KARIUKI 8 years ago
Why you should exercise sobriety with your finances
Simon Gikonyo : Make your dreams come true
“The person who puts his hand and heart into doing whatever they find to do will reap rewards,” says Simon Gikonyo.
By PAUL KARIUKI 8 years ago
Simon Gikonyo : Make your dreams come true
Managing your money in marriage
Relationship experts will tell you that money ranks high among issues that lead to marital discord.
By PAUL KARIUKI 8 years ago
Managing your money in marriage
Business built on friendship thrives
Erastus Njuguna, 23, and Peter Muthee, 25, have been friends ever since they can remember and attended the same primary school - Kianda Primary School in Nakuru.
By PAUL KARIUKI 8 years ago
Business built on friendship thrives
Five ways to make a lasting first impression at an interview
We all know how crucial first impressions are when looking for a job, but most times, our focus is on what questions will be asked, what stories best describe our attributes, and how attractive the CV looks.
By PAUL KARIUKI 8 years ago
Five ways to make a lasting first impression at an interview
Factors working against KDF’s ‘Operation Linda Nchi’ in Somalia
‘Kenya is said to have attacked al-Shabaab bases following the Friday morning massacre.’ Why do we only hear such kind of news after Kenya has been hit?
By Charles Jb 8 years ago
Factors working against KDF’s ‘Operation Linda Nchi’ in Somalia
Minimal wage earners also ought to budget
Michael Kang’ethe, a self-employed butcher, recalls the time he worked with an insurance company selling their policies.
By PAUL KARIUKI 8 years ago
Minimal wage earners also ought to budget
Shrill matatu music gave man idea to make home theatre systems
“I decided to do something about it. I researched on the way to make good sound systems,” Mwangi says.
By PAUL KARIUKI 8 years ago
Shrill matatu music gave man idea to make home theatre systems
How to catch up with your work after festive break
The short break over the festive season will no doubt offer many temporary relief from daily workload. And it is likely that many will report to pending workload that will need immediate attention.
By PAUL KARIUKI 8 years ago
How to catch up with your work after festive break
Planning for the festive season
If you are yet to start planning for your holidays, you will be surprised to learn that people who take this season seriously have already rolled out their plans.
By PAUL KARIUKI 8 years ago
Planning for the festive season
From herder to businessman
Patrick Kiuna, 30, is a living testimony that one can rise from nothing to something.
By PAUL KARIUKI 8 years ago
From herder to businessman
Football was never the same back in the day
It is that time of the year, schools are closed and all boys are back in the village, except for the ‘born tao’, who would be breezing in later in December to terrorise the hapless village boys with sheng
By Charles Jb 8 years ago
Football was never the same back in the day
How to Make It: ICT graduate doing it with music
Charles Maina was born with dwarfism traits, but this has not been a hindrance as he is raring to scale the heights of success despite his puny size.
By PAUL KARIUKI 8 years ago
How to Make It: ICT graduate doing it with music
How intellectuals, scholars and writers have failed Kenya
Kenyan intellectuals are letting the country down
By Charles Juma 8 years ago
How intellectuals, scholars and writers have failed Kenya
Unbowed: How Nakuru mum started her food business afresh after cholera
When the Nakuru County government evicted hawkers and food vendors in a move to decongest the streets, one of those affected was Mary Nyambura.
By PAUL KARIUKI 8 years ago
Unbowed: How Nakuru mum started her food business afresh after cholera
Why CS Ann Waiguru must take responsibility for lying about the NYS scam
we need to see big fish being fried on NYS scandal, not just the small fish
By Charles Juma 8 years ago
Why CS Ann Waiguru must take responsibility for lying about the NYS scam
The unimaginable dangers that lurk in the blogosphere
The blogosphere in Kenya seems to be predominantly run by middle level college graduates, college dropouts or the kind of fellows that have been classified as Persona non Grata in some universities, I need to do a research on that next time.
By Charles Juma 8 years ago
The unimaginable dangers that lurk in the blogosphere
No matter how far you urinate, the last drop always falls at your feet
2017 General elections would be fought not on the platform of the fight against graft, insecurity and broken promises.
By Charles Juma 8 years ago
No matter how far you urinate, the last drop always falls at your feet
Why Kenya’s will always be a middle class economy with 3rd-world-country problems
You have hard such big words and statements as Transformation Agenda that often keep popping up in with hash tags such as #TransformingKE / #TransformationKe whenever the government is confronted with matters of governance or the fight against corruption, security or lack of them. And the, most powerful President alive bolstered the chorus recently when he announced to the world ‘Kenya is ready for takeoff.’
By Charles Juma 8 years ago
Why Kenya’s will always be a middle class economy with 3rd-world-country problems
Of relatives who ensalve children in homes in the name of helping
All children are equal in the eye of God and deserve equal treatment and education.
By Charles Juma 8 years ago
Of relatives who ensalve children in homes in the name of helping
Obama's visit has exposed the hypocrisy with which Africans treat ‘Outcasts’ and the ‘big men’
In 1976 Richard Ntiru penned one of his famous poems: Introduction, in which he chided Africans over the manner we often view people. We judge people by what they put on and not for what they are, the title to us is more important than the person.
By Charles Juma 8 years ago
Obama's visit has exposed the hypocrisy with which Africans treat ‘Outcasts’ and the ‘big men’
How to turn internship into a job offer
Most organisations prefer hiring employees who will hit the ground running. But few companies offer chances for internship or on job training.
By PAUL KARIUKI 8 years ago
How to turn internship into a job offer
Why the Government won’t win the war on illicit brews
There are many underlying factors that need to be tentacled other than the pouring out of 'illicit' alcohol.
By Charles Juma 8 years ago
Why the Government won’t win the war on illicit brews
Basic principles to a good courtship
Young man, you want the best out of the girl you are dating. Here are some moot points on bagging a well principled lassie that will make you a good wife.
By Paul Kariuki 8 years ago
Basic principles to a good courtship
It is scramble for Kenya’s market as foreign companies jostle for space
It is scramble for Kenya’s market as foreign companies jostle for space
By charles Juma 8 years ago
It is scramble for Kenya’s market as foreign companies jostle for space
You are 'traitors' of Mt Kenya, Gachagua tells political detractors
Politics
By Lydiah Nyawira and Jane Mugambi
2 hrs ago
MPs probe claims of Sh3.2 billion KICC renovation
Politics
By Josphat Thiong'o
2 hrs ago
PS Harsama seeks Sh7.2bn for floods, hunger mitigation
National
By Josphat Thiong'o
2 hrs ago
600,000 students shun universities, colleges
Education
By Lewis Nyaundi
2 hrs ago
Rebirth of 'Kieleweke' and 'Tanga Tanga factions in Ruto government
Politics
By Ndung’u Gachane
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