The hair industry has no doubt taken the market by storm. The market value of hair products in Kenya currently stands at Ksh.20 billion, the world’s largest beauty and cosmetics company L’Oreal EA has revealed. High demand fueled by Kenyan women’s fetish for hair solutions, especially weaves, hair relaxers, treatments and oil, and recently the […]

Peris Mbuthia is a wife and a mother of two beautiful children. The journey of the 42-year Kenyan-born from being a chambermaid – a room attendant responsible for cleaning hotel guest rooms and suites – to the head of a beauty and medical centre has been nothing short of stratospheric. Having lived abroad for over 12 […]

Every change has a story is a common phrase shrouded with mystery, one that every person dreams to share with the world. When Esther Kairo first quit her job, the uncertainty of the future loomed, despite her good reasoning for leaving gainful employment. She was going into unknown territory and exciting as that was, she […]

Of Dreams Macrine Mochama and Rael Busiega, both 29 years of age, have a few things in common. Having gone to the same university and studied the same course, both lawyers by profession, Macrine and Rael realized that their destinies were intertwined and they decided to make the best of it by starting a company […]

At the reception of Ashers Caravan Tour Company, I see the Magical Kenya handbook. The cover photo of the Lion King pulls me in. I peruse through for a few minutes; seeing more pictures of the big five, the wildebeest migration, the Tugen community and other picturesque landscapes in Kenya. Ashers Caravan is run by […]

Esther Wangui Ndegwa graduated from university with a bachelor’s degree neatly tucked under her arm. She had done a Bachelor’s of commerce program majoring in finance, and she was going to be a finance manager in some company, or so she thought. Little had she anticipated the challenges of finding a job. Ten interviews later, […]

When Laimani first begun the famous Alabastron program she wanted to create a place where women could be themselves without judgement and prejudice, and work on being the best version of themselves. The men would have none of it though, so they quickly began a campaign of their own. #BringBackOurWomen, they cried, as they marched […]