Business ideas sparked by a visit to a Cape Town vineyard

BITANGE NDEMO | January 2, 2017

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My proposal last week to brand Kenyan athletics yielded many responses. Before proceeding to make another proposal for this week, I want to share just two of the comments elicited by last week’s column.The first one is from Gerald Lwande. Writing from Eldoret, he had this to say:

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