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Why focus on exporting Kenyan Products will cure our bedridden economy

As our economy begins awakening from the Covid-induced slump, we must increasingly anchor it in nature. If ever there was a time for us to cultivate a laser focus on local manufacture and local production, it is now. The national government must introduce strategic and tactical initiatives to boost local production and export. ...

  • Dr. Isaac Kalua
  • 31st Jul 2021
  • 36
We MUST Replace our Concrete Slums with Affordable, Decent Housing

"Home is where one starts from". These words by T.S. Eliot the great American poet capture the utter importance of the houses in which we sleep in, live in and build homes. These homes launch us into the efforts and triumphs of every single day. In this regard, houses are not just walls and roofs slung together. Rather, they are the physical spaces...

  • Dr. Isaac Kalua
  • 13th Feb 2021
  • 275
This is how KPLC Must Recapture Kenya's Power

Electricity is power because it powers industrialization, powers electrical appliances and lights up homes, amongst other priceless uses. Unfortunately, millions of Kenyans still either can't access this power or harbor a painful story about the power received due to mind boggling inefficiencies by the KPLC...

  • Dr. Isaac Kalua
  • 6th Feb 2021
  • 193
Could Kapedo be Kenya's Solution to Sustainable Livestock Jobs?

Kapedo, a location in the northern County of Turkana, is a name that has become synonymous with turmoil, death and conflict. This doesn't have to be the case. With decisive leadership, Kapedo and the entire Turkana County can become a beef-producing powerhouse that creates thousands of sustainable jobs. For Turkana's livestock to transform from a ...

  • Dr. Isaac Kalua
  • 30th Jan 2021
  • 215
Why A Weaker Shilling May be Kenya's Ticket to A Stronger Economy

Like most countries in the world, Kenya is part of a floating exchange rate regime where our currency price is set by the forex market based on supply and demand relative to other currencies. Our export opportunities are definitely limitless. For us to tap into these opportunities, there is need for a vibrant public-private partnership that will st...

  • Dr. Isaac Kalua
  • 10th Oct 2020
  • 317
Let Us Redefine Media's Immense Power

Imagine if media agreed to spend an entire week without covering politics at all and instead focus on critical issues of sustainable development like food security, environment, agriculture, job creation, business growth and entrepreneurship, culture, health, innovation, women empowerment and sports. If these issues dominated headlines and airplay ...

  • Dr. Isaac Kalua
  • 11th Sep 2020
  • 352
This is what we must consider to unlock Devolution funds impasse

There is a clear demarcation between any county's development needs and service delivery needs. Meeting these needs determines whether the devolution dividend will be shared in a way that truly benefits all Kenyans, irrespective of whichever corner of the country they reside in. The Parliament must move with speed to unlock the current impasse and ...

  • Dr. Isaac Kalua
  • 22nd Aug 2020
  • 269
Why Mitumba industry is only the second-best option for Kenya

Going forward, Kenya must rebuild its cotton, textile and apparel sector because it can support many more livelihoods than the mitumba sector. If our textile sector provided jobs for half a million Kenyans more than thirty years ago, then it can provide jobs for the 6.4 million Kenyan youth who are said to be multi-dimensionally poor. Accordingly, ...

  • Dr. Isaac Kalua
  • 15th Aug 2020
  • 67
This is how to Transform Kenya's Tea Sector

We must focus on well-researched mitigation measures that will guard our tea from the ravages of a changing climate. The new VAT on farm implements will increase the cost of doing agribusiness in the tea sector. Tea factories depend on firewood for their production which is unsustainable. I suggest that the government sets up a guaranteed minimum p...

  • Dr. Isaac Kalua
  • 11th Jul 2020
  • 170
Kenyan population at a glance

Important facts and Kenya's Population By County and Subcounty. The total enumerated population increased to 47,564,296 in 2019 from 37,724.850 in 2009. Females accounted for 50.5% of the total population in both 2009 and 2019 censuses. The inter-censal growth rate has declined to 2.2% in 2019, from 2.9% in 2009. One more Census basic report namely...

  • Dr. Kalua
  • 21st Feb 2020
  • 180


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