Inside Gearbox, and The Grand Plan to Change Kenya’s Manufacturing Narrative

“Gearbox sees itself as leading Kenya’s charge into the 4th Industrial Revolution"

   -Dr. Kamau Gachigi

How much influence can a company have on the narrative of a coun

try?  What about a sector?  Immense, I could say. There is a lot

to back that up.

Sony Corporation’s mission, in addition to helping rebuild post-war Japan, was changing the perception of Japanese products that the rest of the world held.

It is now ranked among the best global brands, holding  the most valued Asia brand in 2014 and enviable positions in the USA where Japanese made products had a dismal reputation in the 1950s when Sony was re-branding.

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