My name is Tim Kipchumba

I was born 450KM North East of Nairobi, in a small town called Kapsowar, among the Marakwet in the Great Rift Valley. My surname 'Kipchumba', is made up of prefix 'Kip', common among people of North Rift Kenya + 'white people' or' mzungu' most likely alluding to my dad having been born in the new mission hospital that was set up by white missionaries. This name has come to signify many more friendships and associations- from the mission hospital that my dad was born in, where my mum worked as a nurse, the missionaries that my mum worked with, the founders of Strathmore that were Kenyan wazungu (white Kenyans) who begun the 1st interracial college in the country and now more recently my partners at Questworks, wazungu associates and partners and clients. I could never have been given a better name to signify the interracial relationships that would characterize my life by the time I am 30 years.

November 11, 2018

Thinking of Work as Tours of Duty

Early, On I was very much confused what I was professionally. And it took me a while to realize I didn’t have to be called anything. I had studied Business IT at Strathmore University and a Masters in Commerce/Operations after winning EABL Scholarship. Then I took up CIPS to try and bolster my supply chain/international procurement work. And dabbled writing 2 books for high school kids Unstoppable and Different Millionaires. And speaking to high school students all of it now become Mentorthon. But then the project changed. So I picked up readings on tax, balance sheet, statement of cashflows and […]
October 28, 2018

Unconditional, Papa Joe and Love

This is the review of the movie that I received on my email…It read A woman’s idyllic life is shattered when her husband is killed in a senseless act of violence. As she prepares to take matters into her own hands, two unexpected encounters begin to change everything. It was intriguing but not enough for me to watch until Ebony asked that we watch it! So we watched it one Sunday evening in the house and loved every bit of it. It is based on the true events in the life of Papa Joe, Jason Brandford, who gave his life […]
October 22, 2018
Atlas, Greek god of Endurance

Do we want more entrepreneurs? Teach Fortitude!

How do we teach Entrepreneurs and Better Human Beings?Teach Fortitude Fortitude = Endurance + Enterprise. where Endurance is virtue allowing us to Defend Enterprise is the quality to venture, attack Fortitude is the quality that helps us fight fear, foolhardiness and indifference – David Isaacs Fear= being grounded Foolhardiness=Ignoring the need for care Indifference= Laziness, passive, careless attitude Enterprise is the twin virtue of Endurance that makes up Fortitude. It asks of us to have moral, mental, physical strength to Set out to do and to DO! This is all Good but how would we begin? Here is a small […]
October 20, 2018

Mentorthon 2018 Reviews

Dr Susan Komen, PS, EAC & Nothern Corridor   , Deputy Governor Elgeyo Marakwet County Kipchumba Murkomen, Majority Leader Kenya Senate   Philip Kamau, Solar Entrepreneur, Questworks   NewKCC, Brand Partner 2018   Kiplagat Sabulei, Speaker EMC Assembly  
October 20, 2018
Avana, designed and built by Questworks

DesignBuild as Method to Delivery Projects

This is Avana, one of our largest turnkey project. Our team is doing all engineering procurement and construction (EPC) /designbuild work for the 104 apartments, 12 floors on Ngong Road. It’s well over 100,000 square feet of space with swimming pool, club house and decent finishes. We are now on the last floor, just completed sample apartment and underway with international and local procurement to begin finishes. Traditionally, such a project would require around 6 consulting firms (architect, project manager, structural, electrical and mechanical engineers, quantity Surveyors) And possibly 3-6 contractor firms (main contractor, several subcontractors). We are now able to execute the […]