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#SomebodyTellKenyans: Yes, Quest means business, Nairobi’s traffic means no business - 2 months ago, 8 Nov 15:20

By: Tee Ngugi

The inaugural Kenya Airways direct flight from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to JF Kennedy Airport in New York was a success.

The flight was the culmination of many years of back-and-forth discussions between Kenya Airways and the government of Kenya on the one hand and American authorities on the other. Kenya hopes that the convenience of the direct flight will bring in tourists and business to the country. Kenya Airways hopes that the daily direct flight will be profitable.

And who better to report on the maiden flight than Richard Quest, the CNN business reporter whose catchphrase “Whatever you do, may it be profitable” on his CNN programme, Quest Means Business, has softened the rough edges of ultra-capitalism.

Before Richard Quest, business news for people not directly involved in it was as exciting as watching paint dry. He made business news interesting and fun and, importantly, conveyed it in a language lay ...
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