A few years ago, a friend was told to accompany his boss to a business meeting in South Africa. The boss was busy, so he travelled alone.
His plane ticket was upgraded to first class and that is when he got a feel of the travel perks that come with running a multi-million shillings company in Kenya. Everything from being picked from the airport in a top-of-the range car that is not locally available, to staying in a luxurious hotel, to being mistaken for the CEO, he says, felt abnormal, but in a nice fairy-tale kind of way. In this week’s issue, we look at what it takes to woo and retain some of the executives, foreign and local, who are heading companies in Kenya.
In Active Life section, learn about the benefits of ballet dance in children. Children are at home and in this rainy season, most are staying indoors watching TV or scrolling through their smartphones. With most homes nowadays connected to very fast, unregulated Wifi, these children tend to watch programmes that can harm them. Teen depression and suicide rates are rising in developed countries because of cyber-bullying and harsh criticism after posting pictures on social networking sites such as Facebook and Instagram. Prolonged use of smartphones and playing video games for hours has sparked debate globally. Why not take your child for dance classes, or yoga?
Our weekly planner at the back page has a list of fun events in Nairobi for children, from a robotics camp to craft camps, that can keep them busy. Enjoy the read.