Jacob Mugendi

Jacob Mugendi

Total 135 Posts
Columnist at iAfrikan.com. Team leader and engineer at Truehost.

Lessons from development failures

Once in a while, technologies that are meant to change the world emerge, but turn out to be nothing but hot air. In fact, many end up making bad problems worse.

Corruption has an effect on taxes in Kenya

That Kenya is a corrupt country and a lot of money is lost through corruption is not a secret. President Uhuru Kenyatta admitted that the Government of Kenya loses KShs 2 billion every day to corruption, which is more than 25% of the government budget.

The difficulty of importing goods into Kenya

The inventory business in Kenya is an extreme sport. Losses, cartels, taxman, and other unknown factors can make it really hard for new entrants.

The race for electric boda bodas in Kenya

One of the associated industries that have gained from the growth of boda boda is the energy sector. It is estimated that boda boda riders spend about 25% of their income on fuel. This would translate to about KShs 250 million spent every day on fuel.

A farmer's milking jelly that has become a popular skincare product in Kenya

While getting sales is hard, sometimes sales can show up from unexpected places. This is the case when people find a different use for your product, one different from what you had in mind when making the product.

Doing business in an election year in Kenya

In just slightly over a year, Kenya will head to the polls for the General Elections. Electioneering periods turn out to be a bad period for small businesses.

The age of non-stop self-promotion

People mostly connect with people they know. They also trust content coming from people they know, as opposed to finding random content online.