• Africa’s partners should focus on promoting development as common objective

    Africa’s partners should focus on promoting development as common objective

    As former Chinese Ambassador to Kenya, it was a pleasure to be back in the beautiful city of Nairobi as an observer of TICAD VI. I wish to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt appreciation to the government and people of Kenya for their hard work in hosting the conference and the warm hospitality […]


  • Benefits of President Kenyatta’s travels now clear to all

    Benefits of President Kenyatta’s travels now clear to all

    Your Excellency sir, when you took the reign of power over three years ago, our nation was in a bad shape. The social fabric of our country was in tatters. We were the laughing stock of many. Our infamous name; an island of hope in a sea of chaos was recovering from the negative reports […]


  • Debunking myths associated with mobile base stations

    The proliferation of mobile telephony around the world and the ubiquity of a technology that a decade and a half ago had not gained traction has undoubtedly made communication that much easier. It’s the miracle of mobile telephony that has made communication possible at dizzying speeds, brought people closer and confirmed that indeed, the world […]


  • Africa, partners must chart course toward universal health coverage

    Africa, partners must chart course toward universal health coverage

    Africa needs much more investment from the private sector to build its roads, energy and communications infrastructure. But for countries to make the most use of that infrastructure, they also need to invest more in people – in brain power and “gray matter” infrastructure, to realize their demographic dividend that fuels inclusive economic growth. This […]


  • Will Africa seize the opportunity at TICAD?

    Will Africa seize the opportunity at TICAD?

    Over the next few days Nairobi plays host to the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), the first-ever TICAD Summit that holds in the African continent in its over 20 years of history. Will Africa seize the opportunity to redefine its engagement with Japan and indeed all other key development partners? As a […]


  • Jubilee Party evidence our tribal nature can be a force for good

    Jubilee Party evidence our tribal nature can be a force for good

    Are we a tribal country? Yes we are. I always believed that this was a perception issue. I also believed that it was wrong to be tribal. I have now accepted that we are tribal and realised that it is not wrong. What is wrong is how we have used this reality to divide, rather […]


  • Inspiring humanity in the society

    Inspiring humanity in the society

    The Founder of Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa once said, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, feed just one.” In the same way that Mother Teresa strived to help the vulnerable in society, we should also put in just a little more effort in making life better for those in need. In Kenya, despite […]


  • Is real estate viable option of saving or investment?

    Is real estate viable option of saving or investment?

    One of the first pieces of advice that any financial planner will give you is to spread your investments over a range of options so that all of your eggs are not kept within the one basket. This is to prevent an unforeseen event – such as the demise of a bank – wiping out […]