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Monday, September 1, 2014

Are you still waiting for the bubble to burst?

If like me you’ve been waiting for the housing bubble to burst before investing in property all I can say is pole sana(sorry).After much head scratching I have reluctantly accepted to myself that I know very little about real estate and swiftly abandoned any dreams I had of swooping down like a hawk and playing monopoly in real-life. I still don’t know where all the demand is coming from. I still don’t understand why so many developers continue to pump millions into new projects. All I know is that the apartments next door to where I live went from 7.5M to 22M in only 5 years.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The best way not to get busted by Nairobi’s new speed cops is to

…..slow down! I know it isn’t easy to shake off our natural urge to resist everything that even vaguely resembles bondage, but the guys who make the rules could have got it right this time. To help you make up your mind, I give you 3 reasons why you shouldn’t fight the speed traps

the average Kenyan road user (whether driving, riding or walking) is impatient and careless
the average Kenyan road is unsafe, poorly lit and/or potholed
the average car in Kenya isn’t well maintained

Driving slower will make a huge difference in reducing accidents caused by any combination of these 3 factors.

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