SAM’S SENSE: School, done! Jobs...?
I am moved by the young of this nation that have devoted their time, their energies and their power to dream to hard work. I think of the many motivational speeches they have received from their seniors, as they are promised of the fortunes ahead of them should they keep the discipline, consistency...
SAM'S SENSE: Is there really any sense in conducting public participation?
Leaders are answerable to the people, not a person, not the President, not a political party – the people.Whichever mode of public participation, it must be accountable, to the people. If properly done, it would strengthen and legitimise State decisions, actions and development interventions....
Inside Gov’t plan to reduce losses and save Kenya Power
Kenya Power is expected to sell some of its assets to KETRACO and restructure how its directors are appointed.The utility firm, despite its monotony, has been recording reduced profitability over the last seven years.
SAM'S SENSE: Do your taxes make sense?
Now, the average income in Kenya is just over 20,000 shillings. If you discount this against the inflation rate, then it means that over the last five years, a Kenyan with an income has lost nearly 30 per cent of its value.
SAM’S SENSE: The crazy Math exercise involving national and county governments
This week really tested my understanding of the devolved system of government and specifically the rather troubled interaction between the two levels of government.The two levels bickered over the sharing of revenue, or should we even say, remittance of funds due to t...
SAM’S SENSE: A sobering reality
Recently, I have listened to stories of how bad the situation is getting in schools. Of learners lost to drug abuse. Of secondary schools where smoking of bhang, or is it ndukulu, mambichwa, ngwai, or blunt, (name them), is now more fashionable.
Gov't yet to release Ksh.13.7B in salaries - List of most affected ministries
Details show that those institutions are still owed up to Ksh.13.7 billion including salaries for workers at the Kenya Revenue Authority and the Teachers Service Commission.
SAM'S SENSE: A cry for the beloved counties
Development projects have been the major casualty with a national absorption rate of 6.9 per cent of the county development budgets by December 2022. In absolute figures, out of combined county development budgets of Ksh.169 billion, only projects worth Ksh.11.65 billion had been financed by the end...
Revealed: How three Kenyan companies were exclusively awarded multi-billion shilling tenders in new oil deal
In January, Energy and Petroleum CS Davis Chirchir published new regulations for petroleum importation under legal notice number 3 of 2023.The new regulations created a new mode of procurement of oil for Kenya, under a government-to-government arrangement. Still, the regulations required that import...
SAM’S SENSE: Are we too young to lead?
In my inaugural sense I wonder, just how young are our leaders. Young, not in their ages; but young in the sense of their comprehension of our contextual realities, our history, our culture and overall, their grasp of the burden of leadership.