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COUNTY REVENUE ALLOCATION IN KENYA

6 months ago, 1 , By Robert,

The sight of dilapidated infrastructure stalled construction projects, neglected buildings and poor service delivery has become the everyday existence of Kenyans in all parts of the country. This unfortunate state of affairs has no end in sight, and not in the foreseeable future. It is slowly and surely becoming the new normal, with few, and uncoordinated efforts calling for a civil action, to raise awareness on the need for change. To further accentuate the mess, the political class has remained largely silent, perhaps due to the benefits emanating from this disorder, or for the sheer expediency of it, the role they are constitutionally mandated to play. The once vibrant political processes, pitting the government and the opposition is missing. Primarily, the oppositions’ role was to provide checks and balances in governance and management of resources. Currently, this moral and constitutional duty is just but a distant mirage.

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THE CLIMATE CHANGE QUESTION SECURITY, ECONOMY AND MIGRATION IN THE SAHEL; MALI

6 months, 3 weeks ago, 0 , By Robert,

“Notwithstanding the populist and securitized backlash of recent years, mass migration from Africa and the Middle East to Europe is near certain to continue for the foreseeable future. This is due not so much to the continuation of violent conflict, which is difficult to predict, as to the near certainties of economic marginalization and Climate Change. Effective, just responses are possible, but only if we recognize that Security, Economy Migration and Climate Change are now inextricably related and that that this is an issue for the “now”, not the future.” (Paul Rodgers, 2017)

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DEMYSTIFYING KENYA’S ECONOMIC STIMULUS PROGRAMME

6 months, 2 weeks ago, 0 , By Robert,

Amid the corona virus pandemic countries’ economies worldwide have crumbled as a result of measures enforced to contain the spread of the virus. In Kenya, the measures enforced has had significant effects to the economy. According to the World Bank, Kenya’s GDP growth is expected to decelerate to 1.5%. This, however, is highly dependent on the general effect of the pandemic worldwide and the mitigation measures deployed by the government.

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THE CORONA PANDEMIC; IN THE EYE OF THE STORM

5 months, 3 weeks ago, 0 , By Robert,

The COVID-19 pandemic has called for governments across the world to put up extraordinary measures to help curb the spread of the virus. As of the 22nd of May 2020, there were 1161 confirmed cases reported in Kenya with 380 recoveries and 50 deaths. The restriction of movement in and out of designated hotspot areas (Kilifi, Kwale, Nairobi Metropolitan Area and Mandera) are still in effect until June 6th. Other areas where restrictions have been imposed are the Eastleigh estate in Nairobi County and Old Town in Mombasa County. The 7.00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m. mandator curfew imposed by the government is also still in effect till 6th June. Public gatherings remain banned and restaurants and markets continue to remain closed under the directive of the government.

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Madagascar; the wonder covid 19 Cocktail

5 months, 3 weeks ago, 0 , By Robert,

The spread of COVID-19, has heightened national and international efforts for the search of a cure, or a healing mechanism that leads to the near or total elimination of the virus from the human body. From Capital Hill, Westminister abbey, Beijing to the rural villages in Africa, the story is the same: Where is the cure for Corona Virus? When will the vaccine be developed? When will the cure be made available to the public? These are serious questions that require serious answers. In lesser developed nations, with not0so -advanced medical research institutions, there have been calls for local communities to develop novel cures in order to stem the development of the virus in the human body.

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