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Training: I started my training career in 1991 as a lecturer at Egerton University. I taught there for 12 years (up to 2003) and then moved to the business sector where I was employed as the training manager at International Energy Technik Ltd (an engineering firm in Nairobi). Then 18 months later (2004) I went into self-employment - initially in partnership with other colleagues and then later on my own (from Sept 2006).

In my corporate training career, I have conducted very many workshops for companies in different sectors including power generation, manufacturing and communications.

Writing: I started writing for the press in the mid-1980s with "Letters to the Editor" of The Weekly Review, The Economic Review and The Daily Nation. My first major feature appeared in the Daily Nation of 20th April 1996.

Since then I have written numerous business features for Market Intelligence magazine, The East African, Business Daily and The Daily & Sunday Nation newspapers. Between 2001 and 2003, I was an editorial consultant for Market Intelligence magazine.

I currently write a weekly column in the Sunday Nation headed “The World of Figures” which looks at common everyday phenomena from an analytical angle. Articles from this column are available here: http://www.figures.co.ke

Nice to know: I graduated from the university of Leicester (England) in 1989 with a B.Sc. in Physics then went to the university of Dundee (Scotland) where I completed a master’s degree in the Physics and Technology of Amorphous Materials in 1990. My MSc thesis was on “The Optical Absorption in Undoped, Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Deposited at Different Temperatures