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JOBS BECKON FROM THE INDIAN OCEAN

Kenya has a jobs crisis. A World Bank report released earlier this year revealed that one fifth of all Kenyan youth are unemployed. This is much higher than Uganda and Tanzania where youth unemployment is three times less at six percent. Other analysts go further and place youth unemployment at levels that exceed fifty percent. What matters is not ...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 12th Aug 2016
  • 95
LISTEN TO THE VOICE OF KENYA'S WATER

The Northern Water Collector Tunnel project has aroused strong emotions that can easily cloud the voice of the water in question. The project seeks to supply Kenya's capital city with an extra 140,000 cubic meters of water daily. Some of the key stakeholders in this project include: Athi Water Service Board (AWSB), Muranga County leadership and it...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 5th Aug 2016
  • 77
TURN YOUR CELL PHONE INTO REVENUE PLATFORMS

With nearly 40 million mobile phone subscriptions in Kenya,our country's mobile phone penetration is at a gigantic 90 percent. At a moderate average of about Kshs 5,000 per phone, we Kenyans have spent about Kshs. 200 billion on purchasing mobile phones in the last couple of years. Because of these handsets in our hands, we are transacting incredib...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 29th Jul 2016
  • 64
CONVERT TRASH INTO TREASURE

Waste is Africa's big elephant in the room. It is the eyesore that we often gloss over. Nevertheless, waste shouldn't be an eyesore and we shouldn't sweep it under the rug. Trash is literary treasure. A Kenya Private Sector Alliance Association (KEPSA) official powerfully drove this point home in a presentation that he recently made during a Nation...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 22nd Jul 2016
  • 67
UNLOCKING CREDIT WILL POWER AGREEN GROWTH

Businesses the world over are founded on capital and ideas. In essence, investment happens when capital finds great ideas. That is why investment conferences in Africa have been touting great ideas to investors with great capital. This approach is however not particularly feasible for individuals with innovative ideas but without institutional back...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 15th Jul 2016
  • 57
SUPPORT SMALL PRODUCERS FOR SUSTAINABILY

There is a popular Swahili refrain that taka nipato,' meaning that garbage provides livelihoods. A visit to Dandora dump site will reveal how enterprising Kenyans literally turn the mountain of garbage that is dumped there into hills of cash. While this is totally laudable, it is also a reminder that our society here in Kenya and especially in th...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 8th Jul 2016
  • 40


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