Jacob Mugendi

Jacob Mugendi

Total 139 Posts
Columnist at iAfrikan.com. Team leader and engineer at Truehost.

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.

Necessity of thermal power plants in Kenya

The Government of Kenya recently appointed a task force to look into the contracts of Independent Power Producers (IPPs). This followed a public outcry that the IPPs who run thermal power plants were unnecessarily contributing to the high cost of power.

Please DM for price

"DM for price" is tantamount to having a supermarket with goods that are well labeled, but with no prices. You pick something, then go to the cashier to confirm the price. That is ridiculous.

Kenya has moved to share its census technology with other African countries

Kenya announced that it would share its census gadgets used by enumerators with several other African countries. Already, Botswana, South Sudan, Mauritius, Sierra Leone, and Namibia have received 45,000 devices to help them carry out their census.