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.

January 28, 2016

The link between Sportpesa, Miracle babies, Naija Pastor, Kanyari, Quailpreneurs, 2007 Post Election Violence and Corruption

This weekend is a sportpesa weekend. Sportpesa has assembled the best of artists in the country to entertain their loyal fans while promoting sportpesa. Top Kenyan artists will entertain spotpesa fans at Nyayo Stadium and possibly also on live TV. For those of you who may not know what sportpesa is, this is the new way teenagers, campus students and young professionals are trying to make it big. People close to me booked tickets lots of weeks ahead of the event. What a success for the promoters. Lots of admiration for this new business model. Now back to the topic […]
August 8, 2015

Mr. President, Jubilee needs more scientists and problem solvers, not Sycophants

Jubilee Coalition, aside being the ruling party, is also the party that enjoyed ‘tyranny of numbers’ and more importantly the enormous goodwill of Kenyans, both young and old. Jubilee government enjoys majority in both senate and parliament. And as history will be written in the coming years, Jubilee will not only be charged by its accomplishments but also with the mistakes that comes with groups that enjoy dominant positions. As in life, to those that more is given, more is expected. Group think is an effect that was coined by social psychologist Irving Janis in 1972. In our case, we […]
August 8, 2015

5 Reasons CFO’s should wear aprons and helmets

In many companies, there is an unspoken divide: management and then the others. In our firm- a design build company,we would probably have the engineering guys, architecture team, construction crew and then the management.So the company becomes some set of boxes that may never connect to be a real company. And then what would easily happen is ‘silo mentality’. Choosing the most traditional office type, CFO, we look at reasons why the CFO, like me, should periodically, at least 2X a year wear an helmet and an apron and join the teams on site. The followings are reasons why.. 1. […]
July 7, 2015

Mr. President, the rich must add value

When young Kenyans see corrupt officials that robbed the lives of their parents walk out of jail or just step aside, or a system of government that continues to deny them an honest pursuit of their dreams and aspirations, they become just disillusioned and hopeless. They become radicalised. They have little to lose Read more at: You can also download a copy on
July 7, 2015

14 Falls, Nairobi, Kenya

14 Falls, is a beautiful site of 14 Falls. Any chance you have 2- 3 hours, 14 falls is indeed a perfect, majestic site. Aside enjoying ‪#‎Kenya‬ and going outdoors (proven to increase happiness and even intelligence) it was magestic and a reminder of God’s magical creation. As we sang the two songs, Gloria and Aint no Doubt by the great worship Singer, Sheila Ann SMITH, I am reminded that time outdoors can indeed be worship time.