Opinion Editorial

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The Keroche/KRA Tussle: What It Is and What It Isn’t

What has made the Keroche vs KRA tax dispute become almost toxic and a subject that has severely divided public opinion in Kenya? It started with the reclassification of Existing Products to Higher Tax Brackets...

Let’s avoid panic to effectively handle Coronavirus threat

The emergence of the Coronavirus disease 2019 otherwise known as Covid-19 has triggered worldwide panic, anxiety and confusion. This is perhaps because Covid-19, is a new disease that could spread its tentacles quickly if not...

Time is ripe to dismantle cartels fleecing farmers

One of the notable findings in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) task force report is that Kenyans are concerned about what they view as a ‘rigged system’ favoring the corrupt while punishing hard work...

Africa has a lot to learn from China’s response to coronavirus epidemic

The Coronavirus outbreak is currently the single most important subject hitting the headlines all over the world. The impact of the epidemic has been devastating in China. At the moment, many cities remain in lockdown. Fighting...

The international community must rally behind China’s efforts against Coronavirus epidemic

The Holy Book says “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens…a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing…a time for war and a...

Let cities be livable for all, ensure equal access to services by women and...

Increasing numbers of people around the world are for various reasons moving, both within national borders and internationally thus leading to rapid growth in cities capable of supporting and integrating migrants. Key reasons why people...

Nairobi Womens Hospital saga malicious and biased

The whole incident was initiated by a blogger in possession of WhatsApp screen shots purportedly from the Nairobi Womens WhatsApp group. The blogger went ahead to decode these messages and used them to conduct a...
Clearing county invoice backlog will save jobs, businesses and stimulate economy

Clearing county invoice backlog will save jobs, businesses and stimulate economy

The introduction of devolution in 2013 came with high expectations in the business sector. Counties were seen as the next big deal. Analysts predicted an economic boom especially for small and medium enterprises doing...

Don’t blame milk processors, counties have failed dairy farmers

Agriculture is a devolved function under the Constitution. The primary role of the national government is policy making. Counties are tasked with regulating crop and animal husbandry, plant and animal disease control and fisheries. The...

BBI Presents a Golden Opportunity to Jump-start Economy

On the very same day when the famous handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga took place, a five-star hotel in Nairobi immediately recorded a 40 per cent increase in tourist bookings. The negative...
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