“Patches of Beauty” The Success of Kenya’s Devolution

When Kenya lost its focus on building an inclusive, common and homogeneous society with a common goal after independence, it landed into the marshy waters of tribal divisions (ethnicity) and a divided nation in all aspects of the social spectrum. Its result is “patches of beauty” dotting the generally beautiful country. Unfortunately, these patches were not evenly distributed with a large chunk of the country left behind in development due to une...

Where is ‘my’ money?

July 15 2019 will remain a memorable day to most Kenyans. In a case of reversed roles, our leaders took to the streets protesting over delayed disbursement of monies to the counties.While Kenyans are used to seeing common mwananchi on the streets; chanting, displaying placards and demonstrating against something they feel is veracious, that particular day of the seventh month was awkwardly different. Alas! governors and senators matched...

Counties Should Embrace And Support TVET To Lower Unemployment And Crime

The growing problem of youth unemployment and underemployment is one of the main socio-economic development concerns of most African governments. Without job-related skills, youth and adults cannot benefit from the employment opportunities that offer a decent income.In many countries, one of the key elements of development is to support young people acquire professional skills through Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) program...

Consumer groups partner with counties to sensitize consumers and vendors on milk safety

Consumer organizations in Kenya are holding public forums with counties in Central, Rift Valley and Nyanza regions to sensitize consumers and area residents on the safety of milk and other foodstuffs.The organizations through their newly formed national umbrella- Consumer Voice of Kenya and under the ‘Voice for Change initiative’ have raised high concerns of adulteration of milk using water, chemicals, margarine and wheat flour to change colour a...