Power and violence: Do we have a Mandela or a Gandhi anywhere?

Nairobi, March 29 -- Humanity appears to be embracing violence with vigour in 2023, with Kenya keen to be at the party. But as the opposition organises protests and the ex-President's farm burns, wha... Read More

Why Chinese goods might not find space in my home any more

Nairobi, March 22 -- This week, as China's President, Xi Jinping, slightly lounged in a seat before cameras in Russia, declaring in soft and warm terms his country's strategic partnership with that ag... Read More

ChatGPT, the unfolding AI race and the unspoken threat to humanity

Nairobi, March 15 -- There is a phrase about news that makes your 'blood run cold', where you learn, in a second, of something that will change your life forever. Last week, my eldest son showed me C... Read More

Africa risks missing out on biofuel industry boom on policies dearth

Nairobi, March 8 -- Occasionally, a business opportunity arises that the world is so unprepared for that it opens the door to everyone and anyone - if they can only move on it. In 2023, that occasion... Read More

South Africa war games with Russia betrayed Mandela, Ukraine children

Nairobi, March 1 -- Last week, on the anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, United Nations members voted on a motion condemning Russia for its aggression and calling on it to withdraw from its ... Read More

Ban on 'contingency fee' lawyers oppressive for the less wealthy

Nairobi, Feb. 22 -- Many years ago, in an office long since knocked down, on Museum Hill, Nairobi I sat in a meeting where my contractual partner ripped up our contract. He didn't do it physically. B... Read More

Build human capital for skilled jobs

Nairobi, Feb. 15 -- During the country's biggest building programme since independence, the building dividend to Kenyans is minimal. Yet, at root, sits a single unsolved issue. Kenya has too few plum... Read More

If you believe diversity is good, you have to respect gay rights as well

Nairobi, Feb. 8 -- The West has got itself into such a tangle on diversity, with a blind spot around double-speak and hegemony of ideas. But it is a new world order that has been brought under a mome... Read More

Rope in the wealthy tax cheats in informal sector to ease workers pain

Nairobi, Jan. 25 -- I am troubled about taxes. For I see, now, we are set along the same inequitable path, without the political will to address it. Yet this game of the few paying for everyone is cri... Read More

Job losses in the media industry are painful, yes, but no need of grieving

Nairobi, Jan. 18 -- There are major life events nearly everyone lives through, but such different ways they play out: and sometimes to complete destruction. As it is, my father died this Christmas. H... Read More