We are all to blame for Shakahola horror; let's act now to avoid a repeat
Churches have become businesses. When I see multi-million shilling religious complexes, I see the sweat of thousands of poor people who can barely feed their families.
By Suleiman Shahbal 1 year ago
We are all to blame for Shakahola horror; let's act now to avoid a repeat
Let's avoid Russia's mistakes during privatisation of State corporations
President Uhuru Kenyatta set up a commission to study our moribund and loss-making parastatals and make implementable recommendations.
By Suleiman Shahbal 1 year ago
Let's avoid Russia's mistakes during privatisation of State corporations
The unending tragedy of refugees calls for review of citizenship laws
Our generosity in taking them in has also killed them as human beings with dreams. There a few who manage to finally leave for the West.
By Suleiman Shahbal 1 year ago
The unending tragedy of refugees calls for review of citizenship laws
Free speech does not grant the right to insult, hurt and spread rumours
Can a person exercise his right to free speech by screaming "fire" in a crowded cinema knowing that his scream would lead to a stampede that could kill many people? Clearly not.
By Suleiman Shahbal 1 year ago
Free speech does not grant the right to insult, hurt and spread rumours
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You might be a lawyer or engineer but you are not a manager!
Many professionals are unable to properly project their monthly revenues and end up operating without a budget.
By Suleiman Shahbal 1 year ago
You might be a lawyer or engineer but you are not a manager!
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Exams: My grades weren't great, the rest is history
Today, I prefer to let others rate my performance and I doubt whether many would consider me a failure in life.
By Suleiman Shahbal 1 year ago
Exams: My grades weren't great, the rest is history
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Why protesting women in Iranian capital are refusing to wear hijab
Are they rejecting Islam? They are rejecting the definition of Islam as defined by the Ayatollahs. It is a battle to define Islam, not a battle to remove Islam.
By Suleiman Shahbal 1 year ago
Why protesting women in Iranian capital are refusing to wear hijab
Come up with concrete strategy to remove child beggers from the streets
The parents who use these children to beg for them should be arrested, and these kids put into homes and sent to school.
By Suleiman Shahbal 1 year ago
Come up with concrete strategy to remove child beggers from the streets
You should not allow a bad career start to determine your life forever
When you move, you experience new challenges and chances are, you will get into a new position that you grow into.
By Suleiman Shahbal 1 year ago
You should not allow a bad career start to determine your life forever
Use pension funds to finance mortgages and boost home ownership
President William Ruto's adoption and promotion of the Affordable Housing Programme will change the lives of many Kenyan families.
By Suleiman Shahbal 1 year ago
Use pension funds to finance mortgages and boost home ownership
Use new-found political unity to propel coastal region to greater heights
I am hopeful and praying that this unity will be sustainable. In the past, the CPG has been a deeply divided house and rarely did it speak with one voice. This is the first time.
By Suleiman Shahbal 1 year ago
Use new-found political unity to propel coastal region to greater heights
We must clear political mistrust to strengthen East African Community
It has not been an easy-going relationship on all sides. We are neighbours and our relationship is historical and necessary.
By Suleiman Shahbal 1 year ago
We must clear political mistrust to strengthen East African Community
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Secrets from a tiny book on how you can join the millionaires' club
One of the distinctions between the middle class and millionaires is that millionaires invest while the middle class saves.
By Suleiman Shahbal 1 year ago
Secrets from a tiny book on how you can join the millionaires' club
Leadership does not necessarily come from being elected at the ballot
Thousands of political leaders need to reflect and decide on the way forward now. Continue providing community service and leadership.
By Suleiman Shahbal 1 year ago
Leadership does not necessarily come from being elected at the ballot
Governor candidates in dilemma as running mates quit days to polls
The decision by some running mates to opt out of the campaigns and throw their weights behind opponents has complicated matters for the governorship candidates.
By Suleiman Shahbal 1 year ago
Governor candidates in dilemma as running mates quit days to polls
To make a difference, counties must find their competitive advantage
Every governor needs to make a realistic assessment of his county and whether he can create some competitive advantage for his county.
By Suleiman Shahbal 1 year ago
To make a difference, counties must find their competitive advantage
Raila welfare state dream can come true if we cut recurrent expenditure
Raila Odinga speaks of the 'Third Economic Revolution' which is based on an economic agenda that focusses on growing the economy at the industrial level.
By Suleiman Shahbal 2 years ago
Raila welfare state dream can come true if we cut recurrent expenditure
Men should find time from busy work routines to be with their families
Do you really make time for your children and family? I try my best and I think that sometimes I judge myself too harshly.
By Suleiman Shahbal 2 years ago
Men should find time from busy work routines to be with their families
Azimio's manifesto excites me; I believe it can change our country
This presidential manifesto was clearly not a box to tick, but a very serious commitment to the people of Kenya. You too as an educated Kenyan should read it carefully.
By Suleiman Shahbal 2 years ago
Azimio's manifesto excites me; I believe it can change our country
On graft, Africa is yet to prove British businessman's 1995 verdict wrong
Tiny Rowlands started and managed the company and built it over 30 years.
By Suleiman Shahbal 2 years ago
On graft, Africa is yet to prove British businessman's 1995 verdict wrong
Government should act now to stop looming climate crisis at the Coast
Rain patterns across the country indicate that year by year, the level of rains is decreasing. This will only get worse. Rainfall has decreased by more than 50 per cent over the last 20 years.
By Suleiman Shahbal 2 years ago
Government should act now to stop looming climate crisis at the Coast
Muslims owe Kibaki a debt of gratitude for embracing Islamic banking
Why do Muslims need an Islamic Bank? What's wrong with the current conventional banks? I explained the Islamic prohibition on interest.
By Suleiman Shahbal 2 years ago
Muslims owe Kibaki a debt of gratitude for embracing Islamic banking
Government should start initiatives that help and give people hope
The role of true leadership is to inspire genuine hope with realistic plans for a better tomorrow.
By Suleiman Shahbal 2 years ago
Government should start initiatives that help and give people hope
Holy month offers Muslims chance to reflect on their faith and repent
The month of Ramadhan comes around every year and this month gives them a chance at redemption for past sins.
By Suleiman Shahbal 2 years ago
Holy month offers Muslims chance to reflect on their faith and repent
How to handle that cash you didn't expect
You may be lucky to get someone to advise you genuinely. Most people, without admitting that they too have no idea, will suggest that you buy a matatu, the most popular advice.
By Veronica Cherop 6 years ago
How to handle that cash you didn't expect
How to track your expenses and be ready for surprises
Taking it for granted that you are organized about your expenditure is not wise; put it down in writing!
By Veronica Cherop 7 years ago
How to track your expenses and be ready for surprises
Shop smart to save the elusive shilling
Never buy anything when everyone else is buying the same item. One, the seller will go for the kill so your bargaining will land on deaf ears.
By Veronica Cherop 7 years ago
Shop smart to save the elusive shilling
How to get ready for the holidays and avoid January hustle.
You should never forget that December through February are months of ‘financial drought’ and thus, you need to work smart and ensure you cushion yourself from this heart-breaking period.
By Veronica Cherop 7 years ago
How to get ready for the holidays and avoid January hustle.
Start your walk to wealth by tracking your expenses
Cars, cell phones or rental houses in exclusive estates were not signs of wealth but what actually removed money from the pocket
By Veronica Cherop 7 years ago
Start your walk to wealth by tracking your expenses
The pitfalls of being too generous
Could you, for example, get your child's school fees and give to another person struggling with raising school fees?
By Veronica Cherop 7 years ago
The pitfalls of being too generous
After Plan B, also consider Plans C-Z
Marshall your abilities: Start small and grow. Aim at becoming an employer too.
By Veronica Cherop 7 years ago
After Plan B, also consider Plans C-Z
How to stop buying things you don't need
Even when you promise yourself to never buy some items because you do not need them, you find yourself amassing these items, promising yourself that you do need them.
By Veronica Cherop 7 years ago
How to stop buying things you don't need
This's the secret to financial freedom
The man will always view you as a leech, latching on him for financial gain and will have no respect for you.
By Veronica Cherop 7 years ago
This's the secret to financial freedom
How your attitude can make you financially stable
The problem with many of us is that we keep complaining. You have a job, but you dismiss it in conversations as hopeless, swear about the ‘useless’ company you work for and say how your salary is just peanuts.
By Veronica Cherop 7 years ago
How your attitude can make you financially stable
Do you know just how much you owe?
December as the last month of the year brings forth some agonizing stories about what those who failed to pay their loans go through. Forget debt collectors; the local chamas are the most merciless. And each year they come up with more severe and punitive punishment.
By Veronica Cherop 7 years ago
Do you know just how much you owe?
Don't be frugal to the point of misery
I went out with an acquaintance for lunch recently and when the menu was brought, she spent nearly ten minutes studying it. We were at a 'normal' restaurant so the menu was not complicated as it did not have items like prawns or octopus. Tired of waiting for her to make up her mind, I decided to pick the most expensive meal for us, chicken and chapati, at Sh420 each. She nearly screamed when I pronounced that.
By Veronica Cherop 7 years ago
Don't be frugal to the point of misery
It is good to know when to be selfish
At the meeting, they also agreed that each of the mzee’s seven sons and daughters would be contributing towards the patient’s expenses and the figures worked upon. It has been two months since and no contribution has been forthcoming. It is her good nature and generosity that made the others readily shovel this responsibility on her.
By Veronica Cherop 8 years ago
It is good to know when to be selfish
Never think you will forever have a job
After an agonising week, she decided to quit her job last Friday, not knowing where to go or what to do to sustain her lifestyle
By Veronica Cherop 8 years ago
Never think you will forever have a job
Money mistakes to avoid in marriage
Money mistakes to avoid in marriage
By Veronica Cherop 8 years ago
Money mistakes to avoid in marriage
How to make whatever you sell shine
It is amazing how making a little difference in what you do can go a long way in boosting your enterprise
By Veronica Cherop 8 years ago
How to make whatever you sell shine
Ruto government groping in the dark as Gen Z step up protests
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