Monthly Archives: December 2013

Growth

Predicted growth

New aircraft will grow passenger traffic The new 777-300ER that Kenya Airways received at the end of October is just one part of KQ’s operations to increase and update its…

Virginia-McKenna

My Spiritual Home

Virginia McKenna OBE, actress and founder of the Born Free Foundation, fondly remembers her own fifty-year association with Kenya. The Born Free Foundation is honoured to help celebrate Kenya’s 50th…

Family matters: a Christmas goat’s tale

Jackson Biko remembers a Kenyan Christmas when the dinner got away… You might not believe this, but my best memory of Christmas is not of candles or Christmas bells, or…

Left to right: Phyllis Kandie, Richard Branson, President Kenyatta and Kishan Gehlot

Mahali mzuri, and other news

Sir Richard Branson participates in a traditional Maasai ceremony for the launch of a Kenyan safari camp. Richard Branson originally became a recognised tribal Maasai Elder in 2007. He commented…

GoldenJubilee

50 Years Independence – for the love of Kenya

Kenya is 50 years old this month! To celebrate the Golden Jubilee, our writers and photographers describe what they love most about Independent Kenya, and where they would like to…

Hand

Kenya at 50

Nyambega Gisesa, Kenya’s  Journalist of the Year, reflects on the state of the nation during its 50th Anniversary of Independence Kenya plans to celebrate its 50 years of Independence by…

KQat36

Wings of change

Reporting from KQ’s new 777-300ER, Fleet Development Engineer Mark Kathurima celebrates 36 years of innovation, market leadership and customer service. I am writing this article 35,000ft (around 11km) above the…

Sports-review

Msafiri African Sports Review 2013

What an incredible year 2013 was for African sport – from Nigeria’s stunning victory in football’s Africa Cup of Nations to South Africa’s many cricketing triumphs and Chad le Clos’…

BusinessBig50

The big 50

msafiri’s regular business columnist Komla Dumor has found it an easy task to fall in love with Kenya. As milestones go, the age of 50 is one of the most…

Trade-roots

Trade roots

Anver Versi takes us back through the years, tracing Kenya’s economic past from its early trading days to the construction of the railway and the more recent boom in digital…