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MAKING MONEY FROM THE PLASTIC BAG BAN

Kenyans older than twenty-five years old may remember a time when sugar used to be packed into brown paper bags. So common were these bags that people mistakenly keep referring to plastic bags as paper bags. Younger Kenyans may soon be seeing the real paper bags back in circulation after the ban on production, use and importation of plastic bags wa...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 25th Feb 2017
  • 116
TURNING WATER HYACINTH INTO GOLD

A 2014 Philippines Government report revealed that at least half of the country's 100 million people use charcoal as their cooking fuel. Just like Kenya, this places a massive strain on both trees and wallets of poor people since a high demand for charcoal means that prices are rarely favorable to them. There is however light at the end of the tunn...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 18th Feb 2017
  • 85
CATTLE CENSUS WILL DELIVER PEACE TO BARINGO

Somewhere in Saudi Arabia at this very moment, people are devouring Kenyan beef. In 2014, the Saudi Government lifted the ban on Kenyan beef products. Although it is not clear what percentage of the beef comes from stolen cattle, I dare suggest that commercialization of cattle rustling is responsible for a percentage of both live cattle and beef ex...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 11th Feb 2017
  • 74
KENYA'S WATER CRISIS CAN BE SOLVED

A twenty-first century Kenya should never be thirsty for water. For us to create tangible wealth, we must eradicate thirst in our homes and in our farms as a matter of urgency. It is shocking that over 17 million Kenyans lack access to safe drinking water, this is half of our population! Amongst these Kenyans are residents of Coke Soda Village of M...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 4th Feb 2017
  • 109
IT IS TIME FOR THE YOUTH TO RISE UP AND CHANGE KENYA

Rabindranath Tagore, an eighteenth century artist, writer and musician once gave a four-word piece of advice that Kenyan youth need to act on, Age considers; youth ventures.' Indeed, Kenyan youth must venture forward with zero indecision and complete resolution. Our country's future depends on them. On Valentine's day, my son David reminded me ...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 28th Jan 2017
  • 106
DRY RIVERS ARE AN ACT OF MAN, NOT GOD

Sixteen years ago on 18th April 2001, Hon. ArapChoge, the Assistant Minister in the Office of the Vice President spoke some words that are as relevant today as they were back then. While contributing to a motion, he said, The destruction of forests in this country is very alarming. The excision of forests will never solve land problems in this cou...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 21st Jan 2017
  • 94


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