Failing to examine youth engagement trends may be a serious blind spot— and thus a threat to democracy. It is a question that merits closer examination. When youth disengage, they are often saying they don’t have a high level of confidence or trust in existing economic, political, or social entities. Nerima Wako is the Executive Director at Siasa Place.
But for the bureaucracy bedevilling Kenya’s shipping sector, Indian Ocean Island nations could look to Lamu for transhipment while Mombasa has the capacity to attract major shipping lines in order to tap into this emerging business.
The US has become addicted to private military contractors mainly because they provide “plausible deniability” in the so-called war on terror.
The Kenyan government has proposed a compulsory housing levy from workers salaries to support contractors to build affordable homes for the working class. As incomes are squeezed and living standards collapse, Ambreena Manji and Jill Cottrell Ghai argue that the case for asking workers to bear the cost of housing development has not been made.
The struggle for control of Mau Mau memory and memorialisation resurfaces with the burial of Mukami Kimathi.
In many parts of Africa, people living with autism and related developmental disabilities are socially isolated. Most African communities often perceive disabilities as a curse. In this story, Africa Uncensored features the voices of experts and families raising children with Autism- a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects social skills, communication and behavior. This feature dives into dietary needs for children with autism, possible symptoms, as well as raising and understanding people living with autism.
The Kenyan government's new tax proposals that seek to boost revenue collection and cut public borrowing have been met with much opposition, especially from Kenyans who already fill the burden of a high cost of living.
The GMO ban in Kenya was a pre-requisite for the agricultural component of the US-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership to be realized but it does not augur well for the people of Kenya.
In this the second of a series on smallholder agriculture titled the Challenge of Feeding Ourselves, Christine Gatwiri looks at the Mwea irrigation ecosystem as a model for adoption by small-scale farmers.
The path to alleviating food insecurity is layered with complex challenges and GMOs are not a one-size-fits-all solution.
Kenyans were justifiably enthusiastic when the Ministry of Lands began digitizing land records in 2018. But so far only about a third of the records of properties in Nairobi have been digitized. A fully functional ArdhiSasa portal holding all land and property records in the country will enhance the financial services sector’s role in facilitating land and property transactions.
The Kenyan government's new tax proposals that seek to boost revenue collection and cut public borrowing have been met with much opposition, especially from Kenyans who already fill the burden of a high cost of living. The Elephant's Joe Kobuthi speaks to economist and former Laikipia governor Nderitu Muriithi.