The announcement that Reliance didn't make the deadline to buy the SNO licence is quite depressing on two fronts, its implications for growth of internet and the outsourcing business and an indictment of the govt's tender process. Even if the choosing the appropriate company to award the tender is tricky, one part of it should have been easy, if you require that all the bidders have to have a Kenyan partner-why not do separate tendering for potential Kenyan partners and then encourage the bidders to pick from the list?
Having travelled with Kenya Airways in the late 1990s and then more recently, last week's announcement of performance woes wasn't much of a surprise. In 1990s, KQ had great staff, great check-in, strawberry and cream, fair competitive price. Fastfwd to more recently, patchy food, nightmare lose of luggage, overbooked check-in from JKIA, some of the highest prices on the London-NBI route. KQ has ridden on that "Pride of Africa" for too long. Richard Branson is coming in not just to compete with BA for the Heathrow route, but with Emirates/Qatar for Asia routes and KQ for the African routes. Come on Titus!
Titus (Tajirika) features prominently in the Aburiria country, the "imaginary" country of Ngugi wa Thiongo's newish and lol Wizard of the Crow. Read it!