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5 ways Kenya is way ahead of the West…

Far from falling behind, in many areas Kenya is forging ahead. Contrary to Donald Trump's apparent view of 'shit hole countries in Africa', in many areas, Kenya is blazing a trail ahead of the West. Plastic bags are banned. The environmental agency in Kenya (NEMA) banned plastic bags on 28th August 2017 and since ...

My Kenya Christmas Wish List

Nairobi Christmas shopping wish list... If anyone thought that Kenyan goods might be a little unsophisticated or unfinished, then think again. With so many super slick home grown Kenya  brands, Christmas shopping has never been so awesome and frankly, so expensive..but what the  hey, it’s aspiration...

Keeping calm and carrying on in Kenya

It's been a tough couple of weeks in the midst of a tough year It hasn't been the easiest few weeks. At first news of the Kenya election re-run was met with optimism and the view that things should be 'done right' in order to build a better future. The re-run would be a nuisance for the economy (for everything slows to al...

The Trustafarian (in Africa)

Splashing the cash in Africa. Mimi moved to Africa from London ten years ago. "It's amazing how much further the old trust fund goes here," she says. "Driver, house help, botox, booze and blow dries all much cheaper and they even have Uber here." Mimi has a certain standard of living th...
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