May 3, 2020

We Need a Cohesive Strategy and Coordinated Approach in Supporting Kenyan SMEs During and Post COVID-19 Era

The announcement of the prolonged shut-down in Kenya as a measure to contain the virus by President Uhuru Kenyatta as the corona-virus pandemic continues to take its toll, could have dramatic negative effects on the economy. Kenya’s economy is largely driven by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the informal sector that accounts for over 80% per cent of the total workforce. SMEs are our […]

April 13, 2020

OPINION: Credit Guarantee Scheme by Government for SMEs is Timely

Earlier in April 2019 during his State of the Nation address, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that the government would introduce a public credit guarantee scheme for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Kenya. I believe that this is a great move that will deepen access to credit for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) because finance has been a perennial pain point for small businesses […]

April 13, 2020

How Women-Led Businesses Are Contributing To Base Titanium’s Operational Success

For big projects like that of the Base Titanium in Kwale, the large number of crews spend thousands if not millions of man-hours at the base camp delivering operational success. This normally requires that the company also puts in place a mechanism to provide a robust mechanism for life support for its thousands of workers. The life support services are provided by a wide range […]