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  • Kenya election 2022: the candidates, issues and role of money in a fierce contest

    Kenya election 2022: the candidates, issues and role of money in a fierce contest

    This will be Kenya's seventh general election since the resumption of multiparty electoral democracy 30 years ago.And it’s the third under the 2010 constitution, which was part of reforms designed to address political animosities that ignited deadly election violence in 2007.With a population of 48...

  • Change of guard in Kenya: the 5 reasons neighbours watch every step

    Change of guard in Kenya: the 5 reasons neighbours watch every step

    Over the last nine years, President Kenyatta has tried to create markets and address issues like peace, malaria and climate change. Within the East African Community, he signalled the end of an era on 21 July when he handed over the bloc’s leadership to his Bu...

  • Beyoncé has helped usher in a renaissance for African artists

    Beyoncé has helped usher in a renaissance for African artists

    Beyoncé's previous outing, the visual album Black is King (2020), collaborated with a host of African artists. Renaissance pays tribute to black dance music and again features African artists, including Nigerian singer-songwriter Tems, who is having a global moment...

  • Fellow Kenyans, it is not that serious, it is not do or die. In fact, no one should die!

    Fellow Kenyans, it is not that serious, it is not do or die. In fact, no one should die!

    Our joint message tonight is, fellow Kenyans it is not that serious, it is not do or die, in fact no one should die. Victors and losers will on Tuesday and beyond remain Kenyans walking the same ground, under the same sun and under the same government and national flag for better or worse.

  • OPINION: It will take more than hope to end human trafficking in Kenya

    OPINION: It will take more than hope to end human trafficking in Kenya

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) study Global Estimates on Modern Slavery of 2016 shows that despite being in the 21st century, at least 40 Million people are trapped in modern slavery worldwide!

  • Kenya’s election red flags in five essential reads

    Kenya’s election red flags in five essential reads

    Patronage politics, a history of violent conflict and high-stakes elections increase the risks of poll violence, which often erupts along identity lines.

  • How to create financial independence as a private-practice dentist

    How to create financial independence as a private-practice dentist

    Unlike most entrepreneurial ventures, a dental practice does not build value apart from its owner’s active participation. The real value of your practice is dependent on your ability to produce earnings.

  • From no-shows to walk-outs: Fact-checking Kenya’s presidential candidates debate

    From no-shows to walk-outs: Fact-checking Kenya’s presidential candidates debate

    Agano Party’s David Mwaure forgot his history, but fared much better with his estimate of income tax. He however then tied himself in knots on foreign debt.Deputy President William Ruto of the United Democratic Alliance party was right about the cost of living and national debt. 

  • OPINION: Election coverage - Why safety of journalists is a shared responsibility

    OPINION: Election coverage - Why safety of journalists is a shared responsibility

    Both individual journalists and their employers must invest in initiatives like safety training and sensitization addressing both the physical, digital and psychosocial aspects.Outside the media, political parties are required by law to provide a conducive working environment for the media. The...

  • Kenya’s election promises: an economist’s perspective

    Kenya’s election promises: an economist’s perspective

    In no other Kenyan election has the economy been such a key subject, not just for those seeking power, but for voters, too.There are two reasons: a maturing democracy and recent developments that are affecting Kenyans’ pockets.