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Kenya vs. Kenya

Kenya vs. Kenya

Today we live in two Kenyas. One Kenya says: “Give me a chance and I will prove myself.” The other Kenya says: “Prove yourself first, then we will give you a chance.” Every innovator in Kenya is familiar with this story. He has a product; she has a solution. But they just need someone to take […]

Kenya Must Define its Patriotism Brand

Kenya Must Define its Patriotism Brand

As Safaricom’s excellent recent video homage to our nation reaches an emotional and goosebump-popping crescendo, we are told: “This is for Kenya, for what we can do. This is for you.” Beneath the staccato beat and emotional images of children and artists, dotted across beaches and rural countryside, there’s the invocation of “rule-breakers” and “imagineers”; there’s […]

The Decade of the African Entrepreneur

The Decade of the African Entrepreneur

Managing Director Paul Kinuthia is a rare breed. The story of how he turned a backstreet downtown business in Nairobi, InterConsumer Products, into a global force, scaling the Business Daily’s Top 100 SMEs Survey along the way, is the stuff of Kenyan legend. His Nice & Lovely shampoo, helped drive a deal worth some Kesh1.5billion, when cosmetics giant, L’Oreal, bought […]