My son: God is a she.

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My son and I are in the car going to school: “Daddy, we shouldn’t lie because God and Jesus are up there watching us,” said the prince. “Is that right?”…

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 part of that process, Youtube tends…

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 of Mr. Sonko and I have…

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 10 week lifestyle modification course called…

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 between us as Kenyans. I posted…

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 international organisations that work globally like…

#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 were very male and undiverse. As…

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 to myself. In matters politics, I…

“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 kitchen having hang herself. It was…

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 with other like minded Kenyans who…

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 nutshell, UBI is touted as one…

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 the kids to work day. On…

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 year. I still feel the same…

To vote or not… that is not the question.

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Chances are reasonably high that I will vote in Kenya’s general election this year. In all other elections at which I cast my ballot, there has never been doubt that…

New Blog Alert! Joe Otin on Advertising

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2017 is definitely going to be a good year. My friend Joe Otin, an accomplished hand  (and brain) in the Kenyan advertising and market research space, has started blogging.  There’s…

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