Blog

Sep
19

VAT Refund Structure in Kenya and its Challenges

Value Added Tax (VAT) is a tax on consumer expenditure introduced in Kenya in January 1990 to replace Sales Tax, which had been in operation since 1973. VAT was introduced as a measure to increase government revenue by expanding the tax base, which hitherto was confined to sale of goods at the manufacturing and importation […]

By | Blog
DETAIL
Jul
03

Energy Consumption and the Rising Prices in Kenya: What are the Implications?  

Energy is at the heart of any economic transformation. It runs and powers industries, commercial enterprises and households, and forms a key input in almost all the goods and services produced and consumed in the modern-day economy. Moreover, investments on energy also trickle down to various sectors of the economy, thus spurring economic growth. With […]

By | Blog
DETAIL
Jul
03

Has the Boy Child in Kenya been Excluded in the Gender Equality Agenda? A Perspective from the Education Sector

Emerging perceptions and public debate in Kenya tend to suggest that the boy child has been left behind in the gender equality agenda. This motion further gained momentum following the release of the 2017 Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination (KCPE) results where girls seemed to take top positions. Individuals, groups and activists rushed to media […]

By | Blog
DETAIL
Jul
03

Experiences of Child Sensitive Planning and Budgeting in Kenya

Kenya like other African countries is a signatory to international and regional conventions put in place to protect the rights and welfare of children. Key among these conventions include the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, African Charter on the Right and the Welfare of the Child, and the commitment to attain […]

By | Blog
DETAIL
Jul
03

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Fisheries Crimes Key Threats to Security and Fishing Industry

“In the 21st century more than ever before, no state can stand wholly alone. Collective strategies, collective institutions and a sense of collective responsibility are indispensable… (UN 2005) Introduction The Indian Ocean Rim Association (“IORA”) identifies “Maritime safety and security” as priority areas requiring cooperation among its member states. Maritime safety and security is critical […]

By | Blog
DETAIL
Jun
22

Reduce Food Losses and Wastage to Increase Food and Nutrition Security

Food losses and wastage are important components of the food and nutrition security debates. By definition, ‘food loss’ results from an agricultural process or technical limitation in storage, infrastructure, packaging, or marketing while ‘food waste’ refers to food that is of good quality and fit for human consumption but does not get consumed (Lipinski, et […]

By | Blog
DETAIL
Jun
14

Growth of the Motor Cycle Industry and its Nexus to an Inclusive and Green Transport System

Public transport systems in African countries are inadequate and less developed, making motor cycle taxis, commonly referred to as Boda Bodas, a key mode of transport in urban and rural areas. Motor cycles are a response to mobility and accessibility needs owing to growing travel demand that outstrips existing transport infrastructure and services. Many countries […]

By | Blog
DETAIL
May
23

Harnessing the Potential of Irrigated Agriculture for Food Security

In the last decade, Kenya has experienced food shortages attributed to low agricultural productivity occasioned by decline in soil fertility, high input costs and unreliable weather in the face of a rising population to feed. In 2017, production of maize, which is Kenya’s staple, declined by 20 per cent due to drought across the country. […]

By | Blog
DETAIL