Letter from Thamsanqa

Dear Good People of Kenya I know that you have been distraught by the recent activities that have taken place in our country over the past few months. Some of you might have mixed emotions, either on the verge of losing all forms or rationality while some as elated with strong emotions, confusion, doubt and anger. However, as I deliver …

Letters to Kenya Facts

Kenya is an important country in East Africa. It has astounding beauty, the “Big 5” animals, wonderful artistry, borders Lake Victoria, and has Mt. Kenya. Kenya has opened its arms as a safe area for refugees from Sudan and Somalia. In fact, it hosts the biggest refugee camp in the world (“Dadaab”, established by the United Nations High Commission for …

Kectil Colleague Daniel Ochieng Gives Strathmore Valedictorian Speech

On behalf of the class of 2017, I would like to welcome all Faculty, Alumni, Family, Friends and Distinguished Guests to this year’s graduation ceremony of Strathmore University. I am humbled, to stand before you today and give this speech of highly personalized anecdotes. Well, we made it. The four years of mission impossible have finally come to an end. …

Letter from Sitati Wasilwa

Insights & Lessons from the Annulled Presidential Election in Kenya   By Sitati Wasilwa Regarded as a bombshell in Africa, the ruling by the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kenya that nullified the outcome of the presidential election set a judicial precedence. Though such a ruling was unexpected in a country and continent known for the disregard of the …

Letter From Tabitha

Dear People of Kenya, As we approach the Election Re-run on 17th October 2017, here are the few things I pray for. I pray for a better election process that is free from all flaws. I pray for a situation where every citizen will exercise their democratic right and vote for their preferred candidate. I pray for a peaceful election …

Letter from Tijjani

My Dear Kenyan Brothers and Sisters,   I would like to congratulate you on successful completion of the general elections. It was indeed met with mixed feeling ad varied conclusions. Nonetheless, you have shown strength and unity in your diversity to remain one country that aims at ensuring brighter future for all. That is remarkable!   You have been tested …

Find your power and make it work for you, says this broadcaster and entrepreneur

BY MICHELLE STRYDOM To many viewers across the continent Nozipho Mbanjwa is recognizable as the award-winning business journalist on one of Africa’s leading news channels, CNBC Africa, however Mbanjwa simply describes herself as a communicator and connector. This ability to build connections and talk a good game is what she believes has helped to drive her success, first in the …

A lesson from a 2 months Internship in Cairo, Egypt.

When I think about it, I really cannot put a finger on what I enjoyed most about my 2 month experience in Cairo, Egypt. Everything was downright thrilling, from finally seeing the Great Pyramids of Giza, to meeting and interacting with amazing people from more than 30 different nationalities, understanding the rich Egyptian culture and trying the different cuisines (that …

Announcement of 2017 Kectil Colleague Class

We are thrilled to announce the 2017 Kectil Colleague inaugural class! We are blessed to have a wonderfully diverse group, with 282 representatives from 32 countries! We are also proud that the group is 41% women! The participants span four continents! The Kectil Colleagues are primarily college students (62%), with good participation also from graduate students (7%) and professional youth …

New Year’s Message From Kectil Program

As 2016 comes to a close, we at the Malmar Knowles Family Foundation look back on 2016 with gratitude. 2016 was an organizational year that found us with many new tasks to create The Kectil Program, and no roadmap. We are not aware of any other Program that is organized and has the aspirational goals that Kectil has, so we …