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.

 
 
 
August 24, 2018
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Questworks Earn & Lean Program -Using Apprenticeship to Create Jobs – Skills

                         The greatest challenge of the next decade will be connecting so many young people with Opportunities- President Barack Obama The 1st time I had a chance to go to the US, it was through Mandela Washington Felliowship. I got a chance to listen to President Barack Obama on our last day at Washington and he aptly summarized what he considered to be the greatest challenge of the next decade. At Questworks, we begun the company with the idea that we should be on a Quest to give our clients […]
August 24, 2018
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Kenya’s Biggest Public Sector PV Solar Plant, Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi Kenya

Our Renewable Energy Solutions /Resol team at  Questworks led by  Philip Mwangi racing around the clock to deliver the 1st Phase of what will be the country’s largest rooftop PV Solar System at 2MW What’s significant about this deployment is that a government entity – Kenya School of Monetary Studies will be taking a leadership role to generate it’s power from renewable energy. And on top of this, it’s designed and installed by a local firm. Tackling climate action, saving environment, encouraging sustainability through generation of clean energy begins with decisions of individuals, leaders CEO’s and Boards of our private and public sector entities. Decision […]
December 2, 2017
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Words of Speaker John Bercow, UK Parliament

In October of 2017, I had the good fortune to go London and Cambridge for the first time as part of British Leaders Connect Programme. We got to meet the Arsenal fan, who is also a speaker of the house of commons, Speaker John Bercow. Hosting us for cocktail that evening, and ready go watch Arsenal with his son, he spoke passionately to us. And His big message, was essentially, ‘I may not be a man of great intelligence, but I work hard and persist’. This message is rare today. We often celebrate brilliance, intelligence and rarely do we celebrate […]
October 28, 2016
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A place in the sun

Nestled in a corner of Nairobi is a privately owned Kenyan university, which has become the first educational institution in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve a zero-carbon footprint. In June 2016, Kenya’s Strathmore University switched on a 600kW photovoltaic solar-energy system that generates enough electricity to satisfy the consumption needs of its 1,000-strong campus for 30 years, and translates to an operational savings cost of $300,000 a year. The project is a first on many counts. With 2,400 panels located on the roofs of six buildings, it is the largest rooftop solar installation in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more on http://africanbusinessmagazine.com/africa-within/countryfiles/place-sun/Africa Business […]
October 18, 2016
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Green trouser, yellow flowered shirt and all the misfits

12 years ago I came to Nairobi for the first time in this yellow and red flowered shirt.I had just been accepted on Guinness Scholarship to study business Information Technology at Strathmore University. I wore a yellow jacket, yellow flowered shirt and a green trousers. And I learned how to cross the roads for the first time in Nairobi. It would be my first time to see so many of my classmates who are ladies wearing trousers. Back home in Elgeiyo Marakwet County those days, only the ladies working in the bar wore trousers. It was somewhat an abomination to […]