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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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Catalyzing Green Bonds from Kenya’s Private Sector

The rise of smart policies such as carbon pricing, dramatic drop in the price of climate-smart technologies and the effects of resilience against supply chain disruptions and other effects of climate change on companies has generated a shift in companies’ approaches to climate investment. In addition, the Wall Street stalwarts such as Morgan Stanley have shown that responsive …

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Review of the Building Bridges Initiative Report: A Reflection of the Kenyan Quest for Inclusive Governance

The quest for good governance in Kenya has been a journey of correcting past mistakes and embracing a strong and more stable political environment. From independence in 1963 through restoration of multiparty democracy in 1991 to the promulgation of the new Constitution in 2010, this quest seems not to be ending any soon. At the …

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Fluctuations in Market Earnings for Tea in Kenya: What Could be the Cause and Remedy?

The tea sector is of great importance to Kenya’s economy. In 2019, the sector accounted for 25 per cent of the total foreign earnings and1.5 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The high contribution to GDP is mainly attributed to increase in the amount of tea produced and exported to the international …

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Mergers and Acquisitions: The Experience in Kenyan Banking Industry

Kenya has witnessed consolidation of banks since independence, driven by different factors. In the recent period, the Government through Sessional Paper No.2 of 2012 on Kenya Vision 2030, and other legal frameworks, encourages Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) within the banking sector with the primary objective to develop a sound and resilient financial system. A robust …

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Enhancing Accessibility in Transport Infrastructure by PWDs

Accessibility to the transport infrastructure is critical for social and economic inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs); and lack of universal accessibility of transport infrastructure both in urban and rural environments limits the participation of PWDs in the society. Transport infrastructure depending on their design can enable or impede access and participation of Persons with …

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