About me

A child of Africa but a citizen of the world, I have always believed in the nascent creative capital that is to be found in Africa; honored to be part of the process of seeing Africa become a net producer of value. Striving to build services that have real-world value for my beloved continent and beyond – an Africa based entrepreneur in the pursuit of opportunities without regard to resources currently controlled. It has to be said that building a business in Africa is a challenging task…but I am loving the experience. I also write on matters technology and business for the Nation Media Group, with a weekly column every Thursday in the Business Daily.

Other plays
Founding member of the Mobile Marketing Association (EA) whose mandate is to pretty much entrench mobile into the daily mix of things,the founding chairman of Mobile Monday (Kenya) – a global community of mobile industry visionaries, developers and influential fostering cooperation and cross-border business development through virtual and live networking events to share ideas, best practices and trends from global markets.

Part of the inaugural Safaricom Innovations Board which seeks to create a fair and transparent platform for the tech community to share their ideas with Safaricom as well as build the tech community’s capacity to develop commercial ready applications through sharing knowledge and helping Safaricom augment the existing platforms through which they have shown leadership. {Update –  the board has since been disbanded October 2012, and we wait to see the next steps Safaricom will take if at all to connect with the ecosystem and hopefully go all in}

Currently “thinking” while at the Nailab  as the entrepreneur in residence, helping mentor start-ups in their quest to build business as I polish and grow my own :-)

I plan to open a foundation that will empower youth by giving opportunities for higher education as well as leadership training.

Technology | Telecommunication | RealEstate | Healthcare | Hospitality | Agriculture | Knowledge | Energy | Media is where I play.