Marketing Ability: Crystal Asige

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Every morning, after going through the news and social media, I spend some time on Youtube monitoring the channels that I subscribe to. As…

Loneliness at the top is a real thing – CEOs and Leaders struggle in deathly silence.

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Recently, I saw a Facebook post by Nairobi Governor, Mike Sonko and I sympathised with him. I generally have not had very high thoughts…

She works: How do we recognise and value domestic work?

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In recent years, as I have continued to grow older, I have endeavoured to eat healthier consistently. The journey started when I attended a…

My hopes and fears of the Uhuru-Raila meeting

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I read today that Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga today had a meeting, in which they agreed to work towards healing the deep rifts…

When I was the only man in a gender discussion…

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This week I am in Mexico City, Mexico. I am attending a learning exchange meeting between organisations from Mexico, Senegal, Kenya and a few…

#ApostADay: Taking up the Challenge and leading ladies.

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At work, I have some ladies who I often refer to as “my ladies”. In the early days of the Open Institute’s life, we…

The challenges of being non-partisan and the pursuit of objectivity

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Throughout this electioneering period I have remained generally silent. I have allowed this blog to go quiet and I have generally kept my views…

“Let people cope,” says Al Kags on suicide.

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The first time I ever heard of suicide, was when I was maybe nine years old. My grandmother’s best friend was found in her…

Why I oppose the Coal Plant in Lamu (and everywhere else in the world)

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Over the last few days, I have come out and spoken strongly and publicly against the Coal plant in Lamu. I have enjoined myself…

Instead of Universal Basic Incomes, Lets try Universal Basic Outcomes.

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Economists globally (but especially in the west) are increasingly having a debate about a potentially world changing idea, dubbed Universal Basic Incomes. In a…

Why we bring the kids to work…

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Our office is called the Kaya. It houses the Open Institute and Thellesi Co. Once a week during the holidays we have a bring…

Why I will vote in August

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On January 18th, I spoke about why I felt that it was so much harder for me to get to the polling booth this…