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Mar
05

New Approaches Needed to Address Drought Emergencies in Kenya

In recent years, Kenya has faced recurrent and intense drought conditions, which require more attention if the development agenda is to be achieved. On 10th February 2017, President Uhuru Kenyatta declared drought a national disaster, having affected 23 arid and semi-arid counties. In his declaration, the President requested both local and international partners to support […]

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Feb
28

Conflicting Laws and Unclear Employment Relationships Complicate Implementation of Collective Bargaining Agreements

Under Kenyan law, the definition of a Collective Bargaining Agreement, known specifically as “Collective Agreement”, is provided for in two pieces of legislation. Section 2 of the Labour Relations Act 2007 defines collective agreement as “…a written agreement concerning any terms and conditions of employment made between a trade union and an employer, group of […]

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Feb
12

Copyright Infringement and Piracy Threats to Creativity

Kenya’s film, music and literature industry has witnessed tremendous growth over the years. This is evidenced by the increased number of radio and television stations, where for instance as at June 2017, Kenya had 66 television channels and 139 FM radio stations. In addition, there has been a steady increase in employment in publishing, motion […]

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Feb
08

The Role of Cooperative Societies in Creating ‘275 New Home Owners’ Daily

Provision of affordable and decent homes is a key priority for the government in achieving the long-term development agenda spelt out in the Vision 2030 and engrained in Kenya’s supreme law. The constitution emphasizes the right of every person to accessible and adequate housing as well as to reasonable standards of sanitation. When this is […]

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Jan
09

Consumer Boycotts: Do they Contribute to “Change?”

Friedman (1985) defines consumer boycott as an attempt by one or more parties to achieve certain objectives by urging individual consumers to refrain from selected purchases in the market place. Consumer boycotts are used to further political and social goals. Loyal individual consumers are urged to refrain from consuming certain types of commodities or all […]

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Jan
09

Exploiting Creative Economies for Youth Employment in Kenya

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelou Globally, the creative economy is considered a cornerstone to economic growth. Creative economies emphasize on creativity, originality and the abilities of the creatives. It presents an opportunity for the youth to positively contribute to the economy. The roots of Kenya’s […]

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Dec
20

Is Wealth Declaration a Means to an End or an End in Itself in Curbing Corruption?

Promoting good governance has become a key priority in ensuring all public institutions operate effectively and efficiently to assist in realization of shared national development goals. With corruption as an eminent threat to good governance, fair business competition as well as democratization processes, this has heightened the need to build trust between the government, public […]

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Dec
13

HIV/AIDS Prevalence and its Implications on Achieving Kenya Vision 2030

The theme for this year’s World Aids day is ‘increasing impact through transparency, accountability and partnerships’. Kenya is rated as one of the four HIV ‘high burden’ countries in Africa with about 1.63 million people living with HIV infection at the end of 2016 and a prevalence rate of 5.9%. In the efforts to achieve […]

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