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No January blues here!

A few days back, I knew exactly how my January would pan out — zero blues. With gift packs and travel packages lining up one after the other, there was no way I was going to have a sulky month. I had it all figured out.

King and Mocha were even luckier as my two adorable pooches would trail along on all my adventures. From the plains of Longonot to the trails Mawe Mingi in Nanyuki to the waters of Lake Ol’ Bolossat — the need to hit the road was in equal parts frustrating and yet, orgasmic. It was a high unlike any other. What a way to kick off the New Year!

You bet big, you win big, as you will get to learn from our cover story on Wanja Gikonyo, the first female CEO of Betway Kenya. Sports betting continues to grow steadily, with each minute, millions throwing their hand in the game.

While the act itself has taken heavy hits in recent years, a survey released last year by Geopoll indicated that over 70 per cent of Kenyans take part in betting. And while some may argue to not be the betting kind, I am willing to put it all on the table and echo the old adage that no one has ever bet enough on a winning horse.

After all, what is life if not a gamble? No one ever won a game of chess by betting on each move. So, as we dive deeper into 2018, the Wikendi Team has an array of stories that will undoubtedly tickle you fancy. From where to eat, drink and travel, the new year is looking like quite the catch. Happy New Year!

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