Anti-tax protests pose legitimacy test to Kenya Kwanza
Rex Masai’s murder presents a clear moral test to the government. First, his family and the general public deserve a swift investigation and punishment of those responsible.
By 29 days ago
Anti-tax protests pose legitimacy test to Kenya Kwanza
The state exists to protect the most vulnerable
The state exists not to provide public goods and services and take care of the vulnerable, but to pamper the political class.
By 1 month ago
The state exists to protect the most vulnerable
UDA battles must not distract us from the Finance Bill
The ongoing wrangles within UDA are a reminder of this legacy of Potemkin parties.
By 1 month ago
UDA battles must not distract us from the Finance Bill
Taxes and more firefighting will not grow Kenya
It is good that the administration was willing to experiment on policy to stem the shilling’s slide. These are commendable efforts.
By 2 months ago
Taxes and more firefighting will not grow Kenya
Why CS Linturi should resign or just be fired
In normal jurisdictions, Mr Linturi would have resigned even if he had nothing to do with the scam.
By 2 months ago
Why CS Linturi should resign or just be fired
Lack of disaster preparedness quite shameful
Crises expose the unprepared. As torrential rain drenched much of the country this past week, both national and county governments were exposed for their total lack of disaster preparedness.
By 2 months ago
Lack of disaster preparedness quite shameful
Put priorities right to provide urgent solutions to crisis
For this reason, the best antidote to failure – especially when it comes to public affairs – is actual demonstrable success.
By 2 months ago
Put priorities right to provide urgent solutions to crisis
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Let's take Jirongo's claim of toxic waste dumping seriously
It would be ideal if the government swiftly helped the country get to the bottom of the matter. The accusations are too great to simply sweep under the carpet.
By 3 months ago
Let's take Jirongo's claim of toxic waste dumping seriously
Ruto should push SEZ to spur fast industrial growth
It is a shame that our SEZ story has yet to play a bigger role in our policymaking agenda. President William Ruto and his economic team should view this as a challenge.
By 3 months ago
Ruto should push SEZ to spur fast industrial growth
Health CS Nakhumicha has failed to engage our doctors well
There are three sectors that will be critical to how President William Ruto’s tenure is judged after he leaves office (be that in 2027 or 2032): agriculture, education and health.
By 3 months ago
Health CS Nakhumicha has failed to engage our doctors well
The problem is not religiosity, but the quality
At the individual level, religion can be a source of inspiration for managing risks presented by life’s randomness and mysteries, as well personal character formation.
By 4 months ago
The problem is  not religiosity,  but the quality
Ruto's economic team must use its space responsibly
President William Ruto’s economic team has solved the biggest problem it inherited from the Uhuru Kenyatta administration.
By 5 months ago
Ruto's economic team must use its space responsibly
Uhuru nostalgia reminds us how bad things are
The Jubilee government borrowed with careless abandon and squandered most of the borrowed money on projects with little overall economic impact.
By 5 months ago
Uhuru nostalgia reminds us how bad things are
Address femicide crisis urgently to secure our women
The only prominent voices out there are young women, many of whom continue to be dismissed.
By 5 months ago
Address femicide crisis urgently to secure our women
Ruto must pay more attention to education
The government forgot that the introduction of junior secondary as a tier in the system, necessitated the construction of schools.
By 6 months ago
Ruto must pay more attention to education
There's checking the Judiciary and then despotism
The demands of the rule of law state that everyone – especially an important state officer like the President – should be prepared to honour court rulings.
By 6 months ago
There's checking the Judiciary and then despotism
Why Kenya needs a serious shift in policymaking
For the Kenya Kwanza administration, one hopes that there is a plan to pivot to serious policymaking once the Eurobond payment is behind us.
By 6 months ago
Why Kenya needs a serious shift in policymaking
Kagame has built a governance system with State support
Rwanda works not because Paul Kagame is an autocrat, but because he has built a working system of governance backed by a strong state.
By 6 months ago
Kagame has built a governance system with State support
Make workers more productive and see a drop in poverty
President William Ruto and his economic team should treat the World Bank report with the seriousness it deserves.
By 7 months ago
Make workers more productive and see a drop in poverty
Let us renew our social contract this Jamhuri Day
Looking back, we should ask ourselves: what have we done to honour the sacrifices of those who fought and died so we might be free?
By 7 months ago
Let us renew our social contract this Jamhuri Day
Kenya Kwanza already steeped in grand sleaze
The Sh16.5 billion edible oils scandals, which allegedly implicates members of President William Ruto’s Cabinet, is a slap in the face of Kenyans.
By 7 months ago
Kenya Kwanza already steeped in grand sleaze
Is Kenya Kwanza economic agenda avoiding default?
There is a lot more to economic policymaking than meeting deadlines set by the International Monetary Fund. The IMF are firefighters.
By 7 months ago
Is Kenya Kwanza economic agenda avoiding default?
Meru leaders must stop fighting the governor and get down to hard work
Meru County is staring at political collapse. MCAs have twice impeached Governor Kawira Mwangaza accusing her of misgovernance and nepotism.
By 8 months ago
Meru leaders must stop fighting the governor and get down to hard work
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Kenyans have no more room for extra taxes
Taxation without evidence of benefits will drive ever more Kenyans to evade taxes. Furthermore, the government should make it clear that everyone is bearing their fair share.
By 8 months ago
Kenyans have no more room for extra taxes
Anti-tax protests pose legitimacy test to Kenya Kwanza
Rex Masai’s murder presents a clear moral test to the government. First, his family and the general public deserve a swift investigation and punishment of those responsible.
By 29 days ago
Anti-tax protests pose legitimacy test to Kenya Kwanza
The state exists to protect the most vulnerable
The state exists not to provide public goods and services and take care of the vulnerable, but to pamper the political class.
By 1 month ago
The state exists to protect the most vulnerable
UDA battles must not distract us from the Finance Bill
The ongoing wrangles within UDA are a reminder of this legacy of Potemkin parties.
By 1 month ago
UDA battles must not distract us from the Finance Bill
Taxes and more firefighting will not grow Kenya
It is good that the administration was willing to experiment on policy to stem the shilling’s slide. These are commendable efforts.
By 2 months ago
Taxes and more firefighting will not grow Kenya
Why CS Linturi should resign or just be fired
In normal jurisdictions, Mr Linturi would have resigned even if he had nothing to do with the scam.
By 2 months ago
Why CS Linturi should resign or just be fired
Lack of disaster preparedness quite shameful
Crises expose the unprepared. As torrential rain drenched much of the country this past week, both national and county governments were exposed for their total lack of disaster preparedness.
By 2 months ago
Lack of disaster preparedness quite shameful
Put priorities right to provide urgent solutions to crisis
For this reason, the best antidote to failure – especially when it comes to public affairs – is actual demonstrable success.
By 2 months ago
Put priorities right to provide urgent solutions to crisis
Premium
Let's take Jirongo's claim of toxic waste dumping seriously
It would be ideal if the government swiftly helped the country get to the bottom of the matter. The accusations are too great to simply sweep under the carpet.
By 3 months ago
Let's take Jirongo's claim of toxic waste dumping seriously
Ruto should push SEZ to spur fast industrial growth
It is a shame that our SEZ story has yet to play a bigger role in our policymaking agenda. President William Ruto and his economic team should view this as a challenge.
By 3 months ago
Ruto should push SEZ to spur fast industrial growth
Health CS Nakhumicha has failed to engage our doctors well
There are three sectors that will be critical to how President William Ruto’s tenure is judged after he leaves office (be that in 2027 or 2032): agriculture, education and health.
By 3 months ago
Health CS Nakhumicha has failed to engage our doctors well
The problem is not religiosity, but the quality
At the individual level, religion can be a source of inspiration for managing risks presented by life’s randomness and mysteries, as well personal character formation.
By 4 months ago
The problem is  not religiosity,  but the quality
Ruto's economic team must use its space responsibly
President William Ruto’s economic team has solved the biggest problem it inherited from the Uhuru Kenyatta administration.
By 5 months ago
Ruto's economic team must use its space responsibly
Uhuru nostalgia reminds us how bad things are
The Jubilee government borrowed with careless abandon and squandered most of the borrowed money on projects with little overall economic impact.
By 5 months ago
Uhuru nostalgia reminds us how bad things are
Address femicide crisis urgently to secure our women
The only prominent voices out there are young women, many of whom continue to be dismissed.
By 5 months ago
Address femicide crisis urgently to secure our women
Ruto must pay more attention to education
The government forgot that the introduction of junior secondary as a tier in the system, necessitated the construction of schools.
By 6 months ago
Ruto must pay more attention to education
There's checking the Judiciary and then despotism
The demands of the rule of law state that everyone – especially an important state officer like the President – should be prepared to honour court rulings.
By 6 months ago
There's checking the Judiciary and then despotism
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