Category Archives: Post Office

Stamp Relic

Today, for the first time in 2006, with ⅞ of the year gone, I bought and used a stamp to mail a personal letter.

q1: Do you know how much it costs to send a letter anymore?

The stamp is a relic today to many like me. I send out maybe 10 text messages a day and make a similar number of phone calls, and e-mails as well – not to mention blog comments and internet chats. Everyone I know has a cell phone, or can reach me by phone or e-mail – and only secondarily by post.

q2: When was the last time you gave anyone a P O Box address?

Hope for the post office
I also send out official letters from the office – but this is still not good for the post office because messenger companies (who we use) work with physical/office addresses not postal box numbers and take our letters from office to office – that way clients are assured of timely and reliable deliveries which they can track.

I still rely on a mailbox though, to receive electricity, water & telephone bills (fixed & mobile), postcards, corporate annual reports & dividends, Kenya gazette, bank statements, magazines arrive every week and this I guess provides enough revenue for the post office.

a1: 25 shillings
a2: Can’t remember no more steamy letters in high school, but I should be sending out some success cards in November to relatives once I get their school addresses.

Bank Jobs

Managing Director: PostBank
Previous MD, Esther Koimett, was appointed the new Investment Secretary, and now the Kenya Post Office Savings Bank is looking for a new managing director. The Bank is seeking a banking license to enable it to lend money to the public and also wants to sever its links to the Post Office network in Kenya.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in business, finance or accounts, with an MBA in Finance or Strategic Management. Also 5 years senior management experience in a bank, finance or micro-finance institution. Apply by April 8, ref MDBP/32/05, to or Executive Selection Division, KPMG Kenya, P. O. Box 40612-00100.

Branch Manager: Transnational Bank
Reporting to the CEO candidate must be aged 35 – 45 years with professional banking qualifications as well as 7 years senior management experience (incl. 4 years in corporate credit)
Apply by April 1 to the Human Resource Manager, P. O. Box 75840-00200, Nairobi.