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LET'S BUILD HOMES, NOT JUST HOUSES!

We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. These are the words of Dr Martin Luther King Jnr. Although spoken half a century ago, they ring true in today's Nairobi, especially in the wake of the recent disaster in Huruma when a flat collapsed and killed at least 23 people. To put it bluntly, these f...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 15th Apr 2016
  • 46
PROMOTE JUST, PEACE AND INCLUSIVE SOCIETY FOR GROWTH

In 2007/2008, Kenyans got to appreciate peace in a way that they never had. This new appreciation was unfortunately borne of the unprecedented post-election violence that gripped our country during that period. Fortunately, the 2013 elections did not result in a re-match of the previous election cycle's violence. However it is important to remembe...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 8th Apr 2016
  • 56
OUR LAND, OUR FUTURE.

Kenya's total area of 581,309 square kilometres makes it one of the fifty largest countries in the world and the twentieth largest in Africa. We are bigger than countries like Thailand, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Norway, Finland and Italy. But size doesn't seem to matter when it comes to economic development because all these countries' economies are ...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 1st Apr 2016
  • 57
THE HEALTH OF OUR OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS EQUALS TO WEALTH

Kenya's coast lineruns from Vanga in South Coast all the way to Kiunga in North Coast.It covers 1,420km, a distance similar to making two return road trips from Nairobi to Kisumu. This is a massive distance that carves out a marine ecosystem that contains enormous and strategic potential for local populace, the country and the International commune...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 25th Mar 2016
  • 73
WE MUST COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE NOW

'Its been a long time coming but I know that a change is gonna come.' These are lyrics from the late American Sam Cooke's iconic song a change is gonna come.' These words capture our current climate change predicament. As the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a US Science Agency,recently noted, 2015 saw atmospheric concentrations o...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 18th Mar 2016
  • 49
LET'S RESET OUR PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION

My phone recently rang off the hook when friends and journalists sought my response to the unconfirmed breaking news that 17,000 hectares in Mau Forest would be hived off for resettlement. I welcomed the question because every opportunity to honestly discuss the priceless nature of our natural resources is forever welcome. It is worth remembering ...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 11th Mar 2016
  • 79


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