Opinion Editorial

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Budget challenges pointing to an urgent need to enlarge the national cake

This year’s budget, themed “Creating Jobs, Transforming Lives: Harnessing the Big Four” sought to address the emerging economic challenges, not least the high level of unemployment and its damaging effects on society. It appears...
2019/2020 budget

Young innovators have much to tap from current budget

The 2019/2020 budget that was recently read by the National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich had, as anticipated, both winners and losers, with diverse industries either getting higher allocation and tax reprieves while others...

For demonetization to be successful, adequate remonetization will be necessary

Last weekend’s Madaraka Day celebration delivered unusual excitement to Kenyans following the announcement by the Central Bank Governor, that a new generation currency had been introduced to replace the old one. Of equal importance,...

Media corruption hurting press freedom

You can't pick and choose which types of freedom you want to defend. You must defend all of it or be against all of it,” Scott Howard Phillips. Today, we celebrate the World Press Freedom...

Kenya needs bold strategies to tackle food security challenge

Last week, the nation was confronted with the shocking news that the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (Kephis) rejected 221 tonnes of potato seed out of the total 282 tonnes that had been shipped...

Open up Big Four Agenda to more participants to fast track it

While speaking at a senate leadership meeting in Kiambu County, Senate majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen challenged the national executive to involve the Senate and the public in rallying support for the big four agenda. He...

Kenya has made great strides in the fight against terrorism

It is rare to want to compare our African President, whose father fought the British, to a European colonialist.  However, Scipio Africanus, who was leading a Roman army nearly 2000 years ago, is a strategist...

Why President Uhuru’s international standing matters

Splendid isolation was a phrase used during the 19th-century for the British diplomatic practice of staying away from any “dangerous alliances”.  The age-old Brits often referred to themselves as fish, swimming alone in their sea with...

Access to DNA, GPS data key in fight against terrorism

One issue that continues to trouble political philosophers for centuries is how to explain the existence of a state. If you begin from the starting point that freedom is a value to be cherished...

The fight against terrorism is a collective responsibility

Following a deadly terrorist attack in the Dubrovka Theater in Moscow, Vladimir Putin issued one of the most striking statements on how to respond to terror. “Russia does not negotiate with terrorists,” he told...
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