Is Leboo the man who might help Sonko fix things at City Hall?

Leboo Ole Morintat who has served at top management level for 25 years in various parts of the country has emerged as one of the most trusted allies of Governor Mike Sonko. The Public Service Management Chief Officer was last week appointed the Deputy County Secretary by Governor Mike Sonko. Mr Leboo who has also served as Town Clerk at City Hall was the Acting County Secretary for almost eight months before the appointment of Peter Kariuki. Mr Kariuki was suspended alongside other top officials at City Hall  over sabotage…

MILLENNIAL RESHAPING HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

By Hasnain Noorani It’s hard to believe it’s been more than ten years since the 2007/2008 political skirmishes which almost brought Kenya’s economy to its knees forcing consumers to focus on reducing their expenditures. Now, for the first time since 2008, it looks like the hotel and hospitality industry is returning to normal — whatever normal is. It’s in deed heartening to see statistical evidence, which shows occupancy rates are on the rise and holiday makers are travelling again (Jumia Travel and hospitality report of 2018). For many Kenyan millennials,…

Illegal bumps hurting motorist

By Alfred Mosoti Road transport is the most popular and important mode of transport, bearing in mind that over 80% of the total internal passenger and freight traffic in Kenya using wit the remainder using either rail, water and air. As a matter of fact, road transport is an indispensable mode transport with comparative advantages over other modes of transport like; rail, sea and air. No passenger or goods can access a railway station, sea or airport before driven, ridden or walking there! Kenya Re strategies now paying off Nonetheless…

WHY POWER-SHARING IS SETTING A WRONG POLITICAL PRECEDENCE

By Alfred Mosoti Lets not debate with a fact, judgement must exonerate someone and contend another,Period. There is a Swahili saying that goes:  Asiyekubali kusindwa sio mshindani; which can be paraphrased to mean: Any competitor with a tendency of refusing to accept a defeat, is not a worthy opponent. The saying cautions us against competing with those people, who only accepting verdicts of scenarios where they are declared winners; but cry foul when the opposite happens! http://Also Read: https://www.ceoafrica.co.ke/city-hall-to-complete-new-icu-unit-at-mama-lucy-hospital-in-december/ Directly or indirectly, we are all engaged in various forms of…

WHY ANARCHY REIGNS ON OUR ROADS?

By Alfred Mosoti Road madness, a product of impunity, lacuna in law, unwillingness and/or inability to execute existing laws It is unfortunate that many are so obsessed with the ‘’Haki yetu and Haki yangu mantra’’ (Our and my rights cliché) to the extent of forgetting that rights goes hand in hand with responsibilities! Nevertheless Truth be told: Rights without Responsibilities and rights while right without responsibilities only result to confusion. Back to the main agenda: The anarchy on our roads is a product of conspiracy among three main demons namely:…

 Identifying If Your Investment Manager Is Conflicted Could Save You from Financial Ruin

By Edwin Dande, Cytonn Investments CEO Investors in Genghis Capital recently woke up and realized that their billions of shillings are not accessible simply because majority of their cash was invested in Chase Bank, which was owned mostly by the same shareholders who owned Genghis Capital. How do we explain that the management at Genghis Capital decided to invest majority of their clients’ cash in a bank controlled by the shareholders of Genghis? Why didn’t they invest the cash in another bank or at least significantly diversified the investments? http://Also Read: https://www.ceoafrica.co.ke/hospitality-has-the-potential-to-create-significant-economic-growth-in-kenya-and-beyond/…

Interest cap law calls for innovation from housing developers

By Ian-Henderson Superior-Homes-Kenya Managing Director On the face of it, the recent rates cap legislation is good news for borrowers because reduced interest rates will result in lower repayment instalments for loans. The good news is dependent on loans being granted in the first place and, as banks come to terms with the new laws and begin to figure out their impact on business, there is no doubt about one of the key outcomes – for most of us loans will be harder to secure. The reasons for this are clear.…

Community based versus High Walls

What works better when designing a house or a housing estate; high walls or open plan with a sense of community living? When I was thinking about how to approach this subject I took myself right back to basics. The question actually goes well beyond real estate because our approach to the answer is deeply ingrained in our cultural beliefs, our life experiences and our aspirations. https://www.ceoafrica.co.ke/beautifying-your-garden-at-no-extra-cost/ If we opt for high walls we are distancing ourselves from the community spirit, effectively saying: “I don’t necessarily trust you, my neighbour,…

HOSPITALITY HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CREATE SIGNIFICANT ECONOMIC GROWTH IN KENYA AND BEYOND

By Hasnain Noorani Tourism and hospitality is one of the major engines for inclusive growth and sustainable economic development in Kenya with total contribution of 3.7% to country’s total GDP and directly supporting 429,500 jobs (3.4% of total employment). This, according to World travel and Tourism Council report of 2018 is expected to rise by 2.8% in 2018 and rise by 2.7% pa to 574,000 jobs (3.2% of total employment) in 2028. This is perhaps why the tourism industry has stretched from seaside to mountain resorts in Kenya. Tourism in…