Equity Bank and Tech: Incubation or Financing?

A few weeks ago, I attended Pivot 25 conference, a very interesting was to expose Kenyan start-ups and innovations to opportunities both local and abroad. It was nice to see people asking tough questions and realistic ones at that. One of the guests was Equity Bank CEO James Mwangi and of the many things he […]

Why Equity Bank should rethink e-banking

There is no doubt that Equity bank revolutionized banking and the way customers are treated. It made ordinary men and women believe that they can own bank accounts and they do not need special permission to talk to the manager. I think it also came at a good time when people wanted hassle-free loans. For […]

Of Airtel, Safaricom dominance and Competition issues

In December last year, Airtel wrote to the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) seeking its intervention in repressing/curtailing/cutting the legs (insert your own interpretation) of Safaricom. I thought Airtel was arguing that the public needs more choices, that the public is robbed etc….. but its just business tactics. I have been looking for details of […]

Cyber Security report by TESPOK, Serianu is just shoddy

Last year, was the first time I read the Cyber Security report by TESPOK and Serianu, a security company. I remember thinking “why is this report so hollow?” but I thought it was because it was the first year and they didn’t have the materials. You can imagine the question I asked this time round, […]

Book review: Money, Real quick- the Mpesa story

About three weeks ago, Safaricom held a function to celebrate the book  “money, real quick” which relates to Kenya’s use of mobile money, commonly known as Mpesa. The reason why I say celebrate is because the book was launched in 2012 in Italy and has been available on the kindle and Amazon. The book was […]

Kenya ICT Masterplan to be launched tomorrow

The Kenya ICT Board is set to launh Kenya’s four year ICT master plan. It projects that by 2017: Every citizen, resident, home and institution will be connected through a countrywide robust, accessible and affordable ICT infrastructure. Kenya will become the leading ICT HUB in Africa attracting leading global players and generating globally respected local […]