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Leveraging on ICT to promote innovations amongst MSMEs in Kenya

There is a growing pool of literature establishing ICT as an enabler of innovation. For example, a 2019 KIPPRA study on The Role of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in Innovation in Kenya’s Micro, Small and Medium Establishments[1], found that ICT stimulates innovation; specifically, the use of mobile phones and mobile money, websites, computers, tablets and …

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Post Covid-19 Sustainability of Local Manufacturing Industries in Kenya

On 13th March 2020, Kenya confirmed her first case of coronavirus after which several measures were imposed to control the spread of the disease in a bid to contain its effects. Since the first reported case, operations in almost every sphere of life have been affected; the manufacturing industry included. Despite near unprecedented disruption to …

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Desert Locust Invasion into Kenya: Status and Implications to Food Security

The desert locust has been described by Food and Agriculture Organization as one of the most destructive pest in the world. The breed has capability of going from a solitarious form to gregarious form, hence developing characteristics of group behavior and acting in unison, a process referred to gregarisation. This is triggered by physical contact and …

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Achieving 100 per cent Transition from Primary to Secondary School: Status, Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainability

 Introduction Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 Target 1 seeks to ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education. Similarly, the Constitution of Kenya 2010 recognizes the need for basic education for all children under the Bill of Rights. The Basic Education Act 2013 operationalizes provisions on the right. …

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Prospects of Proposed Joining of Democratic Republic of Congo into East Africa Community

The East Africa Community (EAC) bloc is an intergovernmental organization comprising of six member states, namely Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South-Sudan. The bloc’s operations are directed by the treaty for the establishment of the community. For instance, admission of a new state into the bloc is guided by Article 3 …

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