5 Key Components of success in Agribusiness

Written by Brendan Kuria, a student at JKUAT and currently taking part in the Lapid Leaders Experience:

Recently, some of the Lapid Leaders and I had the privilege of holding a mentorship session with Sammy Ndonga, who is one of the leading Agribusiness consultants in the continent, and is currently working with Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF). (more…)


Invaluable lessons from the Centum Group CFO


Written by Kagera Brian, a third year student at JKUAT and a Lapid Leader from Cohort 3:

In May I was glad to attend a seminar planned by LLA (Lapid Leaders Africa) and a lot was to be learnt. In one of the sessions we had the chance to be inspired be a great man, this is what current CFO of Centum Samuel Kariuki had to share. (more…)

You will be engaged, stimulated and challenged!

Mid-season reflection report written by Sheroe Mburu, a graduate of JKUAT:

My transformation began at the beginning of the experience when we were required to take a personality test. I was shocked at my results as they were mostly true, I absolutely loved some of the traits highlighted in the results of the test, but did not like some of the traits. (more…)

Get ready to be a changemaker

Written by Winnie Mandela, a graduate of Jomo Kenyatta University

My Lapid Leaders Experience has been a journey of a lot of learning and growth. For starters, I finally understood that there is success beyond failure. For a long time, I struggled with dealing with failure, which hindered me from achieving different goals and led to missing out on opportunities. However, through the different mentors and teachings that I got in Lapid, I have been able to take the bold step of trying, failing and trying again because success lies beyond failure. (more…)

Uganda through the eyes of Monica Wakio

As part of the Lapid Leaders Experience, we spent one week in Kampala. One word describes the one week, ‘interesting’. We left Kenya on a Sunday at 6am and arrived the Kenya-Uganda border at around 6pm, only to get stuck in the border for a while. Why? We did not have passport size photos and ID photocopies. Sad. Uh! For over 30 minutes, we hustled to get these documents. The driver was very mad at us. I don’t how he managed to be calm later. (more…)


Written by Sharon Wanja, a third year student at JKUAT

Lapid Leaders Africa is a place where leaders are made, business minds are built, mind-sets are changed and critical thinking is encouraged. In addition, Lapid Leaders are exposed to various opportunities; I got to talk to some of the people who were lucky enough to get jobs or internship through Lapid Leaders Africa here is what they had to say. (more…)