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SUSTAINABILITY CONSCIOUS BUDGETS

Dear Friends in Green, 42,450. This is the amount every Kenyan would get if the 1.7 trillion Kenya Shillings budgeted for in the 2014/2015 budget would be shared equally amongst Kenya's forty million people. While Kenyans will not be getting this cash, the budget promises them an array of services ranging from education and health to infrastructur...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 20th Dec 2013
  • 40
STOPPING WILDLIFE TRADE

Dear Friends in Green, In the early sixties, Lancaster House in London hosted three conferences whose agendas were to negotiate Kenya's independence and constitution. It is therefore fitting that fifty years later, this same Lancaster House hosted a conference discussed and issued a declaration against illegal wildlife trade. Before I tell you m...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 13th Dec 2013
  • 40
SOIL CASH

Dear Friends in Green, How much money do you spend on food every month? Let us consider for a while what you may have eaten in the last one month beef, chicken, carrots, kales, spinach, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, cucumber, beans, cow peas, peas, asparagus and a wide array of traditional vegetables. Look back and picture that empty plate that...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 6th Dec 2013
  • 46
SMALL GREEN THING

Dear Friends, Ant. A three-letter word. An insect so small that it often goes through life unnoticed. How then does this little creature manage to build an ant-hill that is trillions of sizes bigger than it? Even more astounding than this,how does it manage to play a pivotal role in sustaining ecosystems. E.O. Wilson the American biologist asser...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 29th Nov 2013
  • 59
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF EAST AFRICA

Dear Friends, Come with me on a journey please, if you will. Pack your essentials in your rucksack, an open mind in your head and a big heart in your chest. This trip will take us to all the five countries of East Africa. As we travel, I want to remind you what St Augustine said that, the world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a p...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 22nd Nov 2013
  • 50
SANDALWOOD RED ACTION

Dear Friends in Green, On August 28 1963, Martin Luther King Junior gave a speech that set him apart as a founding father of modern America. The I have a dream' speech continues to spur and nurture dreams across the world. It is from this speech that I would like to borrow a phrase that will permeate through my letters this year the fierce urge...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 15th Nov 2013
  • 49


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