Ken Macharia

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Ken Macharia is a business and tech journalist/editor with CapitalFM. He is also the editor of Capital Campus, a website that caters to the informational needs of university students in Kenya. Ken has five years of experience in digital media as an online writer, editor, and digital media project manager. He holds a BA in communications from the University of Nairobi and certificates in financial journalism and online media. His articles have been published in the Business Daily and ITWeb Africa. He also covers major tech and business events and forums for CapitalFM.

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The Founder of ‘This Is Ess’ on the Business of Fashion Blogging

Award-winning fashion and beauty blogger Sharon Mundia had dreams of becoming a magazine editor when she grew up. But nothing could have prepared her to become the influential figure she is today in the Kenyan fashion and personal beauty industry. One post about a beauty product on her blog, This is Ess, is enough to drive sales through...


4 Young African Leaders Share Their Secrets to Career Success

What sets exceptional, fast-rising and results-driven young professionals apart? Is it the schools they attended? Far-reaching networks? Or is there a particular path they followed to scale the rungs of their respective careers? This is what we set to find out. We talked to four of the 10 winners – all under 40 years old...


4 Innovative Startups to Watch That Will Change East Africa’s Future

Africa is abuzz with innovative ideas, fueled by the spread of the Internet and mobile phones. The continent leapfrogged the rest of the world with mobile money and is leading the pack in other fields like microfinance and alternative energy. East Africa is right there at the top of Africa’s regions to watch. With a...


Kenya’s Tech Scene Ripe for Exporting to the World Says iHub Founder

Erik Hersman is a man of many identities: founder, father, facilitator, partner, CEO, director, and instigator, to name just a few. However, he is best known for founding iHub, the first and biggest tech hub in Africa. The Nairobi-based hub has just celebrated five years. It serves as a central locus for the region’s tech community,...


Unmotivated at Work? 5 Surefire Ways to Reignite the Spark

Quit! That’s the easy and most common solution for employees caught in a dead-end job. But as reality sinks in, quitting is not always the answer for an unhappy employee. Very few of us are willing to take a blind plunge without a definite alternative, such as another job or self-employment. A 2013 Deloitte study reveals that nearly...


5 Tips to Break Into Nairobi’s Startup Scene

Nairobi, or “Silicon Savannah” as some tech pundits have christened Kenya’s capital, is arguably the technology hub of Africa. The thriving startup community, the pervasive entrepreneurial spirit, and high-speed Internet access set the city ahead of its peers. According to research by McKinsey, the Internet contributed 2.9% to Kenya’s GDP in 2013, second in Africa only...